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Helpling cleans up in Singapore with Uber-like 'sharing economy' model

The Uber for home cleaning, Helpling, lets you hire house cleaners either online or through an app. It's attracted a workforce of students who love the job's flexibility.<p>Apps are changing the way Singapore's student population thinks about work, with online services matching them with people who …

Online

How Qatar got so rich so fast

At the same time, Switzerland has announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.<p>Allegedly awful conditions for migrant workers along with 120-degree summers always made Qatar seem like an odd fit for host.<p>With the new investigation and multiple accusations of …

From “Economic Man” to Behavioral Economics

When we make decisions, we make mistakes. We all know this from personal experience, of course. But just in case we didn’t, a seemingly unending stream of experimental evidence in recent years has documented the human penchant for error. This line of research—dubbed heuristics and biases, although …

Critical Thinking

Multi-scale Multi-physics Heart Simulator UT-Heart

570easi, déjà 5 ans et un financement sur 20 ans pour cinq lecteurs d’Al-Kanz

Cinq ans. 570easi, société d’ingénierie spécialiste en finance islamique, a déjà cinq ans. Peu se souviendront que c’est en 2010 que l’aventure a …

Immobilier

Flex Your Cortex: 7 Secrets to Turbocharge Your Brain

Recently, I had the honor of participating in a TEDx Talk about the power of the human brain.<p>TED is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization devoted to spreading big ideas -- from science to business to global issues -- that deepen our understanding of the world around us. Notably, numerous TEDx Talks …

The truth about smart cities: ‘In the end, they will destroy democracy'

A woman drives to the outskirts of the city and steps directly on to a train; her electric car then drives itself off to park and recharge. A man has a heart attack in the street; the emergency services send a drone equipped with a defibrillator to arrive crucial minutes before an ambulance can. A …

Nurturing a Safer Equity and Debt Crowdfunding Industry

With the huge growth in investment crowdfunding (across equity, p2p lending and royalties) there is a lot of speculation about how this industry will …

Software Entrepreneurs Must Go Mobile-First Or Die

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Roger Lee is a general partner with Battery Ventures.</i><p>Seven years ago when the iPhone was first introduced, smartphones were a novelty. Now they’re the default method of computing for most people. As of late last year, Americans spent 34 hours a month on their mobile devices, compared …

Why Clay Christensen is abandoning the traditional approach to academic research

Clay Christensen, the Harvard Business School professor and godfather of innovation, fittingly has some fresh ideas about academic research. He scrapped the traditional academic approach for his latest paper, the Capitalist’s Dilemma, which was published in the June issue of the Harvard Business …

Peer-to-peer lending: The wisdom of crowds

Julie Robinson does not consider herself to be a financial innovator. But when the 44-year-old secretary from Hertfordshire left her bank and began …

Khosla VC Rabois Looks To Make Homes Easy To Sell In A Few Clicks

Keith Rabois, the former Square and PayPal executive who is now handling much of Khosla Ventures’ consumer investments, has a new side gig.<p>He’s co-founding a company under the codename Homerun that will make it easy to sell entire homes in a few clicks. He’s aiming to launch it sometime …

The Day Google Had to 'Start Over' on Android

Google was building a secret mobile product to fend off chief rival Microsoft. Then Apple announced the iPhone, and everything changed.<p>In 2005, on Google’s sprawling, college-like campus, the most secret and ambitious of many, many teams was Google’s own smartphone effort—the Android project. …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

The Leadership Philosophy of 3 P's: Passion, Purpose, People

<b>Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.</b><p>In his book <i>Start With Why</i> Simon Sinek says "People don't buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it."<p>Finding your "why" before communicating your "what" or your "how" to the world is critical to both business success and your personal growth. If …

The Tao of Warren Buffett

Learn more & buy a copy! http://bit.ly/TaoBuffett<p>A collection of pithy and inspiring sayings from America's favorite businessman that reveal his secrets of success.<p>Like the sayings of the ancient Chinese philospher Lao-tzu, Warren Buffett's worldly wisdom is deceptively simple and enormously …

Warren Buffett

Débat national : Quelle soutenabilité pour notre modèle de croissance ?

National Summit 2013: Breakfast Keynote with Clayton Christensen

As new marketplaces change health insurance, tech startups seize opportunity

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit:<p>The past few weeks have been crunch time for Obama administration officials rushing to get the new health insurance …

7 Ways To Disrupt Your Industry

Massive disruption is coming, and the only question is whether your firm is going to cause it or fall victim to it. Here are 7 ways your firm can disrupt its own industry, raising the standards of customer experience and creating new opportunities for growth.<p>Massive disruption is coming, and the …

PayPal revamping its policies to better support crowdfunding

PayPal's commerce system wasn't built for crowdfunding, and that has created problems for some startups -- the company recently (if briefly) froze $45,000 of Mailpile's assets, for example. The PayPal team is determined to set things right, however, and just announced that it's reworking its …

10 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can’t Live Without

Everybody knows Evernote and Dropbox. Here’s a sneak peek at the next wave of productivity apps that top entrepreneurs like Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, and Guy Kawasaki are working with daily.<p>Recently something terribly obvious–yet powerful–occurred to me: If you want to achieve things that no one …

SmartThings, the “Internet of Things” Company That Connects the Gadgets in Your Home, Launches Its Own Store

SmartThings, the connected-home platform that lets you control your lights, your coffee maker and even your door lock from a mobile app, doesn’t just …

Home Automation

Making Impact Investible: Cutting Through the Hype of Impact Investing

<b>By Dr. Maximilian Martin &</b> <b>William Burckart</b><p>“<i>We’ve got a great idea here that can transform our societies by using the power of finance to tackle the</i> …

Innovation

LiveScribe Partners With TranscribeMe to Bring Audio Transcription to Smartpens

Livescribe, makers of the Sky and Echo smartpens, introduced a new feature today that will make the tedious task of converting recorded audio notes …

Note-Taking

Who needs Kickstarter? Projects look outside the box for new crowdfunding

Independent projects dodge fees and grab data, but face a harder road<p>On August 1st, a campaign for the space simulator Star Citizen raised its 15 millionth dollar. It was enough to fund the first installment of the game and put the developers on track for the full $21 million they need to finish …

The best Elon Musk quotes from this morning’s Google hangout on entrepreneurship

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit:<p>Elon Musk and Sir Richard Branson got together this morning on Google Plus for a Google-hosted hangout focused on …

Google Play Adds Digital Textbooks For Rent And Purchase

Google today announced that its Play store now features digital textbooks from well-known publishers like Pearson, Wiley, Macmillian Higher Education, Random House, McGraw-Hill and Cengage Learning. The announcement doesn’t come as a surprise, given that Google had announced this feature during its …

Google just put the market research biz on notice

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Pixsooz<p>It’s not so much the statistics from its various mobile industry surveys that make Google’s new …