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Payments-tech companies are moving into lending to help small businesses grow

A handful of payments companies including Square and PayPal are moving beyond their core market in payments to take advantage of an opportunity to help small businesses grow.<p>Following the 2008 financial crisis, banks severely restricted access to capital, disproportionately affecting fledgling and …

Self-Driving Cars Could Cut Down on Accidents, Study Says

Report predicts mass adoption of auto-piloted vehicles beginning in about 15 years<p>Widespread embrace of self-driving vehicles could eliminate 90% of all auto accidents in the U.S., prevent up to $190 billion in damages and health-costs annually and save thousands of lives, according to a new report …

Who needs the Web? Two retailers defy the trend

Trying to build out your retail business while ignoring the Web? Good luck.<p>That's the message Wall Street has been sending to retailers ever since …

Actually, Facebook Isn't Failing Brands and Marketers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On October 28, 2013, Forrester analyst Nate Elliott wrote, “Facebook is failing marketers.” The open letter, addressed to Mark Zuckerberg, lamented brands’ paltry organic reach across the platform and Facebook’s subpar advertising …

PowerGrid is in love with technology and we invested ahead of time: Rathin Basu

Alstom India last week unveiled the country's first ultra high voltage direct current (UHVDC) transformer at its factory in Vadodara. Speaking to</i> …

Are you ready for 3-D printing?

There have been false dawns before, but this technology is poised to deliver cost benefits and to advance innovation in manufacturing.<p><b>Systems for</b> …

Twitter generates more revenue from each of its advertisers than Facebook or Google

Google and Facebook may have a massive lead over Twitter in terms of number of advertisers, but this isn't actually such bad news for Twitter, BI Intelligence finds.<p><i>For full access to all BI Intelligence's data and analysis on the digital media industry — including downloadable Excel files — sign</i> …

Are Drones A Fad Or Here For Good?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Philip McNamara is the managing director for outsourcing firm Voxpro, a venture partner with Enterprise Equity and creator of the Drones and Data X Conference in Santa Cruz.</i><p>Drones are no longer just seen as a tool of the military or a toy that people use to fly around. They’re …

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Could a cold email change your career?

Someone once told me, “If you ask for money, you get advice. If you ask for advice, you get money.”<p>Those words changed the entire course of my …

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Why technology has made 'womenomics' more relevant now than ever

The term 'womenomics' is more relevant than ever, writes Amanda McKenna, board director at digital agency Zone.<p>To continue reading this article you …

Marketing

What will the future of education look like?

One of the most hotly discussed topics in higher education is the role and future of online education. For the traditional university, does the …

Are you ready for the workforce of the future?

As old as it makes me sound, I still remember my first encounter with a true ‘digital native’ in the workplace.<p>Starting an interview with a young, …

How can we nurture female tech entrepreneurs?

That women are underrepresented in the startup community is hardly news. Just 1.3% of percent of founders at privately held, venture-backed companies …

Top 10 emerging technologies of 2015

Technology is perhaps the greatest agent of change in the modern world. While never without risk, technological breakthroughs promise innovative …

Emerging Tech 2015: Additive manufacturing

<i>Additive manufacturing is one of 10 emerging technologies of 2015 highlighted by the World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies.</i><p>As …

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Tracking diseases in the digital age

Being stuck in bed, waiting for the flu to run its course, is pretty unpleasant. And it’s also really boring. What else is there to do but search for …

Public Health

A bright future for clean technology

Observers might be forgiven for thinking that so-called clean technology’s moment in the sun has passed. Over the last two years, many clean-tech …

Q&A: What will the robots of the future look like?

<i>“Next generation robotics” is one of 10 emerging technologies of 2015 highlighted by the World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies.</i><p>…

What are the ethical implications of emerging tech?

In the past four decades, technology has fundamentally altered our lives: from the way we work, to how we communicate, to how we fight wars. These …

Emerging Tech 2015: Sense and avoid drones

<i>‘Sense and avoid’ drones are one of 10 emerging technologies for 2015 highlighted by the World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies.</i><p>…

3 important questions about emerging technologies

The World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies recently released its Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2015, drawing attention to …

Emerging Tech 2015: Distributed manufacturing

<i>Distributed manufacturing is one of 10 emerging technologies for 2015 highlighted by the World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies.</i><p>…

Manufacturing

10 technology trends to watch in Africa in 2015

From smartphones to cargo drones, technology has the potential to transform the future of Africa. These 10 trends show how innovation can ripple …

Do we need new laws for the age of cloud computing?

Cloud computing, by its very nature, transcends location, geography and territorial boundaries. Data accessed in one country might be stored half way …

Privacy

Webinar: Top 10 emerging technologies 2015

Watch a panel of global experts discuss the technologies that will be changing the world in 2015 and beyond.<p>The World Economic Forum’s Top 10 …

Top 10

What happens when the Internet of Things becomes artificially intelligent?

When Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Elon Musk all agree on something, it’s worth paying attention.<p>All three have warned of the potential dangers …

How Africa’s youth are driving the continent forwards

These are interesting times for people who care about Africa’s future. Across the world, a growing community of economists, engineers, human rights …

Africa

Are you ready for the technological revolution?

It is time to stop looking backwards. In the years that followed the 2008 financial crisis, we spent a lot of time looking for ways to get back to …

Innovation

Apple Is Now More Than Double the Size of Exxon—And Everyone Else

By<p>Kevin Kingsbury<p>Just how ginormous is Apple now?<p>As the iPhone-maker’s shares continue to set fresh record highs, its market cap is now above $765 billion. Combined with Exxon Mobil pullback over the past six months, Apple has pulled off the rare occurrence of being worth at least double any other …

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