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Startup Visas: The New Fad Attracting Entrepreneurs To Europe

Stuck in the mud of a persistent and widespread economic downturn, Europe has been struggling to come up with inventive ways to kickstart new businesses. Holland, meanwhile, has been the latest to promote one of the smartest tactics yet: the start-up visa.<p>Since January, the country has been …

Startups

Contrasting Innovation Narratives From Apple And Lockheed Martin

During the same period in which Apple introduced a smart watch into an existing market, Lockheed Martin revealed plans for a portable fusion reactor that produces all-but free energy, tested a missile more self-aware than a household pet, and demonstrated a death ray that would put Buck Rogers to …

Political Activism

CEO Of Startup Hopes To Empower Legal Immigrants Through Online Document Filing System

It was personal for Felice Gorordo, the son of Cuban immigrants, when he decided to join a start-up that endeavored to streamline immigration. “I wanted the start-up to be a real game changer,” says Gorordo, President and CEO of Clearpath Immigration, a simplified online solution to immigration …

Immigration

The surging dollar is a signal that a colossal financial event is just around the corner

When markets expect that US interest rates will be hiked, it typically strengthens the dollar. That's because people rush to change other currencies into dollars — they can make more money in dollar-denominated investments. The higher demand for the US currency drives its value up.<p>In the past, …

Markets

American women can finally expect equal pay—in the year 2058

The good news: the gender wage gap has been decreasing in the US, with women in 2013 making 78.3 cents for every dollar earned by men, up from 60.2 cents in 1980.<p>The bad news: At this rate, women won’t see equal pay for another 43 years.<p>The stats come from a new report (pdf) by the Institute for …

Demographics

4 steps to getting your business model ready for emerging markets

While the U.S. boasts one of the highest smartphone penetration rates, China and India have overtaken it in total ownership numbers. Smartphone growth has come to a standstill in the U.S., while markets like Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nigeria are growing at a tremendous rate.<p>For companies whose …

Emerging Markets

Arte y Arquitectura: Città Minime, ciudades mínimas hechas de ladrillos por Matteo Mezzadri

Arte y Arquitectura: Città Minime, ciudades mínimas hechas de ladrillos por Matteo Mezzadri<p><b>"Città Minime"</b> explora el espacio en el que vive la …

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See the Limits of What We Call Photography

There are billions of images at our disposal, and billions more in the making. Do we add to the pile? Or make use of what’s in front of us?<p>“Under …

Dancer Captures Elegant Photos of His Gravity-Defying Movements Frozen in Time

While levitation photography is nothing new, Taiwanese-French-American photographer Mickael Jou's self-portraits of himself leaping through the air are exceptionally elegant feats of movement and grace. For the past three years, the Berlin-based creative has united his two passions–photography and …

Photography

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