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Lean Startup Is Dead - Long Live Lean Startup

In a previous post, I wrote about how large companies are poised to be the greatest beneficiaries of the lean startup movement. We are entering an era of technology that is well suited to the resources that large companies have (i.e. The Third Wave). This next wave of technology will involve …

Entrepreneurship

Suddenly, Dubai Aims to Become First Blockchain-Powered City by 2020

In October 2016, Smart Dubai Office, hereinafter SDO, a technology initiative developed by the UAE government and Startup Incubator and Seed Fund …

Bitcoin

An AI Hedge Fund Created a New Currency to Make Wall Street Work Like Open Source

Wall Street is a competition, a Darwinian battle for the almighty dollar. Gordon Gekko said that greed is good, that it captures “the essence of the …

Wall Street

This stock exchange for startups uses blockchain technology to make it possible for anyone to invest and trade in growth companies

Kaidi Ruusalepp, CEO and founder of Funderbeam.Funderbeam<p>Growth companies have a predetermined development path to pass through, somewhere at the end lingers the illustrious ‘exit’ or IPO. As an early stage investor you may have to sit tight with your investment for a decade.<p>With Funderbeam, it’s a …

Startups

The Business of Good Transforms the Charity Mindset

<b>The Business of Good: Social Entrepreneurship and the New Bottom Line</b> challenges the assumption that to “do good” a business can’t be profitable. As …

Small Business

SEC Eases Rules on Intrastate Crowdfunding

October 31, 2016<p><b>On October 26 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously adopted new and amended rules aimed at making it easier for</b> …

BlackBerry's success led to its failure

With a little help from Apple and Google<p>It’s mobile prehistory at this point, but there was once a time when the ultimate smartphone you could get was a BlackBerry. Before Apple’s iPhone arrived, Google’s first Android prototypes were basically BlackBerry clones. It’s easy to think of the …

Success

Salesforce will ask regulators to investigate Microsoft-LinkedIn deal over antitrust concerns

Salesforce wanted to acquire LinkedIn earlier this year, but ultimately it was Microsoft that agreed to pay $26.2 billion for the business social …

Salesforce

New research by MIT Sloan expert identifies “killer app” of equity crowdfunding

Syndicates stand to change overall economics of crowdfunding, says Christian Catalini<p><b>CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 30, 2015</b>--Crowdfunding platforms such as …

'The market is rigged' - Michael Lewis

<b>In his seminal work on the role of high-frequency traders in global stock markets, Michael Lewis quotes Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett's right hand man.</b><p>Mr Munger said that high-frequency trading was "the functional equivalent of letting a lot of rats into a granary".<p>The central thesis of Flash …

Wall Street

What happens if your digital identity is compromised?

Chris Skinner provides a plot line for how the Internet of Things will affect and influence our digital identity.What happens if your digital …

Security

Anti-Money Laundering: Know Your Customer Quick Reference Guide and Global AML Resource Map

<i>January 2016</i><p>As predicted, 2015 saw a continued rise in regulatory pressures concerning Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”), with a number of high profile …

MIT’s Bitcoin-Inspired ‘Enigma’ Lets Computers Mine Encrypted Data

The cryptography behind bitcoin solved a paradoxical problem: a currency with no regulator, that nonetheless can’t be counterfeited. Now a similar …

Bitcoin

Best fintech accelerator? Your regulator

The regulator is taking on a business development role. If it wants to be effective, it should approach it the right way, says Oliver Bussmann.Best …

Innovation

The death of bank products has been greatly under-exaggerated

The future of bank products such as credit cards will be affected by digital disruption, and sooner than you think. Story by Brett King.The death of …

Lines of Credit

Blockchain? It’s complicated

Scratching the surface of understanding blockchain just won't do, say Chris Skinner, who reveals his favorite blockchain use case …

Bitcoin

Hack Brief: Yahoo Breach Hits Half a Billion Users

<i>Editor’s note: This story was updated at 4 p.m. to include new information after Yahoo’s announcement of its data breach.</i><p>Over recent months, the …

Data Breach

How the blockchain will enable self-service government

<i>[i]This article was taken from [i]The WIRED World in 2016 --</i> <i>our fourth annual trends report, a standalone magazine in which our network of expert writers and influencers predicts what's coming next.</i> Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on …

Bitcoin

The Rise of FinTech in Supply Chains

A new type of services company could transform global supply chains: Financial technology companies that act as intermediaries in facilitating transactions between a company and its suppliers. They enable both the buyer and supplier to improve their working capital by making it possible for the …

FinTech

Putting Products into Services

High-end professional services firms that cater to corporate clients have a clear upside: Because they provide specialized expertise, their offerings can be very lucrative. But there’s a less obvious downside: If a consulting firm, say, or a law practice wants to double its revenue, it has to …

Harvard Business Review

Millions of Dropbox users are being advised to change their passwords

Yes, hackers did manage to steal millions of account credentials back in 2012.Make sure you have protected your account, and enabled two-step …

Data Breach

The future of financial infrastructure: An ambitious look at how blockchain can reshape financial services | World Economic Forum

FinTech

Why Fintech Startups Are Flocking to a 124-Year-Old Bank in Kansas

Few people have probably ever heard of Weir, Kansas: population 661, the place where the flyswatter was invented in 1906, and these days, a major hub …

FinTech

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Began by President Obama’s JOBS act which encourages the funding of small businesses in the United States, crowdfunding has developed into a huge …

Why Equity Crowdfunding Matters to Small Business

America is consistently ranked as one of the top entrepreneurial countries in the world, and the average person on the street probably believes that a good company can always find financing to grow and expand. We know that more than 90 percent of small business owners still believe that banks are a …

Small Business

Reg CF Comes Alive: And With It, Opportunity for Small Real Estate Developers

Title III of the JOBS Act, aka “Regulation Crowdfunding,” is now here. Enacted on May 16th, the rules make equity crowdfunding a reality for both …

Commercial Real Estate