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Nokia Networks will test super-fast ‘bubbles’ of connectivity in stadiums and public places

Early last year, Steve Perlman — the co-creator of Apple's QuickTime technology who went on to found video game streaming service OnLive — claimed he had a way of providing wireless speeds 1,000 times faster than those we use today. His new company, Artemis Networks, called its new wireless …

Meet Grability, The Technology Startup That Is Sick Of How We Shop Online

Despite the growing ubiquity of mobile technology in our lives, our grocery shopping and pharmacy purchasing habits are relatively unchanged. Most would still rather go to the grocery store than spend an hour clicking a mouse in the search for cereal.<p>Why are the majority of people still making the …

eCommerce

31 years ago, Warren Buffett revealed the secret to investing and correctly predicted nobody would listen

In a speech at Columbia Business School, later adapted into an essay, Buffett introduced what he called, "The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville."<p>Buffett writes:<p><b>"The common intellectual theme of the investors from Graham-and-Doddsville is this: they search for discrepancies between the value</b> …

Investing

Why Alipay is more than just the Chinese equivalent of PayPal

I am happy to share with you today my latest article, co-written with my colleague Alan Chan. We are looking at Alibaba’s Alipay versus PayPal and …

NAB partners with Simply Wall Street app to lure back investors

New funding<p>The partnership play was key to the start-up's succeeding in closing a new fundraising round. It has raised $600,000 and was led by …

MatchMove Pay Virtual Cards Are Attacking South East Asia

Award-winning Singaporean Fintech startup MatchMove Pay, is bringing online and mobile payments to Southeast Asia by providing virtual cards linked …

South-east Asia

5 New and Upcoming Waves of Innovation in Ecommerce

Flash sales and private sales hit the e-commerce market with a fury back in 2009 and 2010. Some would even argue that flash sales are still the most …

eCommerce

The Push Against Performance Reviews

Few institutional practices are as old, or have been hated as long, as the performance review. Job ratings were used (and criticized) in China as early as the third century; in the early eighteen-hundreds, an owner of cotton mills in Scotland hung color-coded wooden blocks over employees’ …

Employment

4 Things Truly Innovative Startups Never Do

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No word in the startup lexicon is more overused and misunderstood than “innovation.” It gets thrown around so often that entrepreneurs tend to forget that innovation isn’t inherent to startups -- it’s the result of hard work.<p>Innovation …

Startups

9 tips for how big companies can compete with startups (hint: Innovate or die)

The startup landscape can be a double-edged sword in the business world: either the company is going to disrupt the entire landscape or it’s going to inspire. But what seems to have corporations terrified is how to wrap their heads around the impact startups are having on the traditional model. Is …

Innovation

Halliburton's Disruptive B2B Innovation Can Take Years

Imagine introducing a disruptively novel, simple, low-cost solution to a problem that plagues an entire industry and then, three years later, seeing it mostly in trials with your largest customers.<p>How Halliburton has persevered is a case history on how real innovation happens in the B2B world, and …

Skip the bank and get a small business loan from this Indian startup

When Harshvardhan Lunia was working in the small loan division of ICICI Bank, which is India’s second largest, he realized that small business owners …

We can't pass the buck on innovation

And there is cause for concern.<p>Australian residents filed 3061 patent applications at home in 2013 and 9012 abroad – a symptom of both the many …

London takes the lead in Bitcoin innovation

London is fast becoming a global hub for development of innovations using digital currency Bitcoin. City institutions including the Bank of England, …

Big Companies Can Avoid Disruption by Partnering With Startup Accelerators

David Cohen started as a software programmer at age 13 and since then he has had only one job interview. Cohen started three startups and now is the founder and general manager of Techstars, a mentorship-driven startup accelerator is considered one of the best startup accelerators in the world. …

Nasdaq Selects Bitcoin Startup Chain To Run Pilot In Private Market Arm

Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. has named San Francisco-based startup Chain as its partner for a pilot, announced in May, to test Bitcoin technology for the trading of shares in private companies.<p>Founded in 2014, Chain provides infrastructure to financial institutions wanting to use the blockchain, which is …

Virtual financial advice becomes a profitable reality | Financial Times

The internet and new digital tools are transforming the provision of financial advice in the same way online stores revolutionised music sales and …

Blind Americans can now ‘see’ with a device that uses their tongues

A new device that helps the blind "see" by using their tongues has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.<p>The BrainPort V100, cleared …

Google just entered the race to build the future of media with a big new project called 'News Labs'

Now Google is entering the race with "News Lab," an effort led by Steve Grove to collaborate with entrepreneurs and journalists and "build the future of news." Grove says his global team will arm journalists with tools — such as Earth, YouTube, and Maps — and data for news stories.<p>Google Trends, …

Google Trends

The Uberization of Banking

The battle for the customer interface in banking is heating up. Can traditional banks and credit unions survive this disruption?

Banking

Alibaba's Online Bank Is Now Valued At More Than $45 Billion

Jack Ma is not satisfied with just selling goods to Chinese consumers – he wants to control the wallets of the world’s most populous country.<p>Ant Financial Services Group, the internet finance affiliate company of China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba, closed a private funding round that values the …

5 Ways Mint.com Is Stealing Your Customers

A partnership with Mint.com can be damaging to a financial institution's health.

Is Google at Risk of Being Remembered for the Worst Innovation Record in History?

Consider a question that we have been puzzling over at the World Economic Forum. How do you measure which countries or companies are the most innovative? One measure that I have found many chief executives and investors like is an index associated with 3M, a company widely celebrated for its …

Starting-up innovation: How your company can empower intrapreneurs

When you think of Michelin, you probably think of tires. In particular, the tires you're about to replace on your car. The 126-year-old French …

Innovation

IBM may adopt Bitcoin blockchain for major currencies

International Business Machines (IBM) has revealed the intention to adopt the technology behind Bitcoin, known as the blockchain.<p>The objective is to …

The 4 Most Creative Kinds of Leaders

What type of creative leader are you? And, more importantly, what kind of creative leader do you need to surround yourself with in order to make your innovation goal a reality?<p>In today's snappy corporate speak, forms of creative leadership are like statement blazers or ultra low-rise jeans: they're …

3 Critical Fintech Innovation Trends in Banking

Innovations presented at the Spring 2015 Finovate conference provide a glimpse into the future of financial services.

Financial Services

Debunking 5 Myths Of Innovation

If you are responsible for growing your business, improving the bottom line, and increasing the conversion of new customers, you’ve likely cautiously …

Uncovered: Design thinking

In the Digital Pulse ‘Uncovered’ series, we explore key industry terms and buzzwords.In this edition we look at how design thinking has emerged from …

Design