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Africa's new breed of solar energy entrepreneurs

<b>African economies may be booming, but continued growth and quality of life are being jeopardised by lack of power.</b><p>The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates 585 million people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity, with the electrification rate as low as 14.2% in rural areas.<p>The …

Infographic: Why the ‘Internet of Things’ Hasn’t Really Caught On Yet

With all the hype about the Internet of Things—new connected products intended to bring greater efficiencies and simplicity to life—it may be …

Use psychological tricks to drop the pounds

Sure, you've tried everything to lose weight — but have you put your brain to work?<p>There are innumerable benefits to regular exercise and eating …

The Future Of Wearable Technology Is In The Enterprise (At Least For Now)

The first iteration of Google Glass was a flop with consumers (almost from the beginning), most wearables ultimately go unworn, and even boosters bemoan the state of the current wearable market for consumers.<p>Amid all the gloom there’s one trillion dollar bright-spot for the wearable marketplace. …

Agtech Upstart FarmLogs Raises Another $10 Million

Agricultural management software company FarmLogs just added $10 million in venture backing, bringing its total raised so far to $15 million.<p>The Series B round—which comes less than one year after its Series A event—includes existing investors Drive Capital, Huron River Ventures, and Hyde Park …

The Stock Market Bull Who Got 2014 Right Just Published This Fantastic Presentation

For 2015, strategists are expecting stocks to move even higher, and again, no one is more bullish than Stoltzfus.<p>"We have initiated a target for the S&P 500 at the end of 2015 at 2,311," he wrote.<p>Courtesy of Oppenheimer, we've included the key slides from Stoltzfus' brand-new monthly presentation. …

Markets

IDC Predicts SaaS Enterprise Applications Will Be A $50.8B Market By 2018

By 2018, 27.8% of the worldwide enterprise applications market will be SaaS-based, generating $50.8B in revenue up from $22.6B or 16.6% of the market in 2013. IDC estimates the overall enterprise applications market in 2013 was $135.9B.<p>These and other insights are from IDC’s Worldwide SaaS …

The future of management training is simulations

Overnight, after spinning off its research based drug business into AbbVie, Abbott Laboratories found itself a very different company. It didn’t just completely switch up what it sold. The parts of the world and people that mattered most changed, too.<p>Half of its profit, 70% of its sales, and a …

Beyond Christensen: new models of industry disruption

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: iStock<p>Most are familiar with the kind of disruption Clayton Christensen first described in his classic, <i>The Innovator’s</i> …

Inside the ‘Christmas village’ of Yiwu, there’s no snow and no elves, just 600 factories that produce 60% of all the decorations in the world

21 Books That Every Entrepreneur Should Read

We asked wildly successful entrepreneurs and VCs, including Mark Cuban and Peter Thiel, for their top book recommendation. Here's what they said.<p><i>Bianca Male, Aimee Groth, and Alison Griswold contributed to this article.</i>

Boston Researcher Cynthia Breazeal Is Ready to Bring Robots Into the Home. Are You?

The MIT researcher has dedicated her career to building robots that can perceive and emulate emotion.<p>The MIT Media Lab’s Personal Robots Group flanks the soaring atrium on the fourth floor of the Wiesner Building, a wall of metal panels along the southern edge of Cambridge, Mass.<p>The space looks …

Stunning Entries in 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

There's only one month left for photographers to enter the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, one of the biggest and best photography competitions around today. First launched in 2008, the awards are dedicated to supporting and cultivating the culture of photography. They've just revealed an …

Chinese Workers Should Work Less, Spend More, Report Says

Stop working long hours — it’s bad for your health and the country’s economic growth. That’s the message academics want to send to China’s 769 million workers.<p>The Chinese economy—the world’s second-largest– has long benefited from its hardworking factory workers who churn out everything from …

8 Ways to Evaluate Technical Employees

At many startups, technical hires are the backbone of the business. Their role is critical. But if you don’t have a foundation in tech yourself, how do you measure their success beyond just delivering a successful product? What factors should influence how you evaluate their performance?<p>To learn …

How to Develop the Four Primary Skills of All Meditation

Paul Cavel, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Emancipation or freedom from slavery and bondage is ultimately what the human spirit craves. From the perspective …

What’s inside a fitness tracker, anyway?

Just a couple years ago, fitness bracelets were basically glorified step counters worn on your wrist. Now, they’re doing everything from measuring …

Fitness Technology

Should digital monopolies be broken up?

ALTHOUGH no company is mentioned by name, it is very clear which American internet giant the European Parliament has in mind in a resolution that has …

This Southern Chinese City Wants to Be China’s Detroit

Officials in Foshan want to transform the city—more commonly known for its ceramics and furniture industries—into an important hub of China’s thriving car industry.<p>The goal is to build two million cars there within the next decade, according to Zhou Zhitong, director-general of Foshan’s bureau of …

Grellin Ranks Restaurants by Healthiest Foods, Tells You What to Order

Some restaurants and casual/fast food chains offer plenty of healthy options; others, not so much. If you're planning on eating out, check out this …

Hollywood's 25 Most Powerful Authors

The real superheroes of the industry right now? These writers — ranked in order of influence — whose books are source material for more than 300 …

Makerclub Helps You Learn 3D-Printed Robotics

Want to make a giant 3D-printed spider robot? A humanoid help-mate? A robotic scorpion with a powerful, electrified tail? Makerclub can probably help. Created as a place for makers to come together and discuss 3D printed robotics, the service is now part commerce site, part repository, and part …

A Second Act For The Internet Of Things

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>David Hirsch is co-founder and partner of Metamorphic Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm headquarterd in New York City. Prior to Metamorphic, he spent eight years at Google where he was on the founding team that launched Google’s advertising monetization strategy and</i> …

How The Internet Of Things Will Rule Your Workday In 2020 [Infographic]