Ken Bautista

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The best ‘accidental’ entrepreneurs aren’t nurtured by the taxpayer

<i>Neil Seeman is founder and CEO of the RIWI Corporation. He teaches about the Internet and health care at the University of Toronto, and is a senior fellow at Massey College.</i><p>As a new recession bites at Canada, let us please start taking innovation seriously.<p>Around the world, <i>accidental</i> entrepreneurs …

School of hard Nokia: Finland’s unemployed engineers fuel new tech boom

by Mark Scott<p>Kimmo Kalliola knows the feeling that thousands of Finns have been dealing with over the last couple of years. He spent more than a …

Europe, it’s time we built our own Silicon Valley

Back in 2013, I was one of nine entrepreneurs who contributed to the European Startup Manifesto. With Dutch politician Neelie Kroes at the helm, Niklas Zennström (Skype, Kazaa), Daniel Ek (Spotify), myself, and six others tried to boil down the solution to Europe’s startup problems into a simple, …

9 hot startup cities that aren't San Francisco or NYC

But there's a slew of other metro areas with established infrastructure and skilled work forces that can match those more established locations at a fraction of the cost of living and with less day-to-day stress.<p>These are the places where startup dreams come easier and cheaper, but can still pay …

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This Small Southern City Is Charming Tech Startups of the Future

Alpharetta, Georgia, a small city of just 60,000 people, has been a machine at creating jobs in the tech sector. The city's robust fiber optic network gives it the edge it needs to foster startup activity.<p>The future of small business may be below the Mason Dixon line, in a northern suburb of …

Why Flappy Bird was just the start for Vietnam's startup scene

HANOI and HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, and SAN FRANCISCO -- It was just supposed to be a casual cocktail meetup.<p>Before embarking on a 19-hour trip to Vietnam, I headed over to the Vietnamese General Consulate, a mere 15-minute cab ride away from the CNET offices in San Francisco. I imagined it as a …

A Look Inside Google and Carnegie-Mellon’s IoT Campus

The “Internet of Things” is headed to college. . . .<p>For the “Internet of Things” to thrive, all it needs is for all devices to get along–which is currently wishful thinking. Last week, however, Google announced a partnership with Carnegie-Mellon University, which is leading a collaboration of …

Internet of Things

Startups Grow In Africa, But Ecosystems Need More To Flourish

<i>Obamania</i> has gripped Kenya as the 44th U.S. president lands in Nairobi, the country’s capital, for a visit. From t-shirts, mugs, and caps with Barack Obama’s name and image to “Obama themed ringtones,” (“Yes we can!”) it will not be hard for the U.S. president to find entrepreneurs in Kenya.<p>Among …

Why Amazon And Entrepreneurs Are Bullish On Mexico

Imagine a country with 100 million mobile phones, but just 15 percent of residents have a credit card. A country where more than half of the population is under age 27, but less than half has Internet access. That, in a nutshell, underscores the opportunities and challenges for innovators and …