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World's First 'Open Source' Platform Integrating SAP & Blockchain Plans Initial Coin Offering

A joint venture between Swiss-based blockchain content distribution platform DECENT and Venaco Group, an independent “best-in-class” SAP advisory, innovation and implementation services firm, has revealed the formation of a blockchain platform and marketplace for “businesses of all sizes,” called …

Blockchain

Here's Why So Many Companies Find It So Hard to Innovate | Inc.com

In 1892, George Eastman formed the Eastman Kodak Company to "make the camera as convenient as a pencil." It was an idea whose time had come and by the early 20th century, Kodak emerged as one of America's largest companies and Eastman one of its most successful entrepreneurs.<p>It wasn't just that one …

Innovation

This TED Talk Will Make You Think Twice About Brainstorming | Inc.com

For all the great talks I saw live at TED 2017, most focused on executing ideas brilliantly after you have them. But how exactly do you get those brilliant ideas in the first place?<p>The surprising outlier was OK Go, a music group known for its incredibly creative videos. As the musicians shared at …

Creativity

The Contents of Betsy Bloomingdale's $39 Million L.A. Mansion Are Head Photos

Photo: Spencer Lowell / Courtesy of Christie's<p>Every few decades an entertainer comes along that stands apart from the crowd—be it for her style, humor, or grace. If you’re looking at 20th century Hollywood, that entertainer is indubitably Betsy Bloomingdale. The elegant and iconic evenings she …

Scots Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey 'may never run again'

<b>The Scottish nurse who survived Ebola has said she has been left with permanent weakness in her leg and will probably never run again.</b><p>Pauline Cafferkey, 40, from Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire, was hospitalised three times after contracting the virus while working in Sierra Leone in 2014.<p>She told …

Disease

'Apple Car' Design By Motor Trend Is Being Mocked Relentlessly

The "Apple Car" will be oval-shaped, automatic, and basically something out of a sci-fi movie, if it's anything like a group of California students …

Wall Street

No More Colonialism Disguised as Financial Assistance: The US Must Relinquish Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican Congressional Delegate Pedro Pierluisi speaks during a National Day of Action for Puerto Rico during a news conference on Capitol Hill …

Facebook Employees Are Insanely Happy With Their Jobs

Mark Zuckerberg must be doing something right.<p>The people who work at Facebook are ridiculously happy about it, new data shows. Ninety-six percent of employees at the social media giant report high job satisfaction, according to a survey of workers at 18 major tech companies from the jobs site …

Social Media

Britain is the leading FinTech centre in the world

The focus of this report is on benchmarking the FinTech ecosystems, as we believe the strength of the ecosystem provides the strongest indication of …

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Google launches open source machine-learning system TensorFlow

Google has built and launched a new machine-learning system called TensorFlow, making it available for any developer through an online open-source library.<p>Google’s existing machine-learning infrastructure, known as DistBelief, has hitherto been used internally at Google to do things like identify …

Machine Learning

All Entrepreneurs Should Watch These 6 TED Talks Right Now | Inc.com

Some entrepreneurs are fortunate enough to have connected with a valuable mentor to guide them as they jumpstart a new business idea or venture. The wise words of a person who has walked the path before you can be a pivotal part of your success--but finding someone willing to coach you is not …

Entrepreneurship

9 Things I Learned from Working In Venture Capital Firm For 6 Months

In January, I participated in the Chicago Booth Private Equity and Venture Capital Lab, where I had the opportunity to work with the great team at</b> …

Secret’s collapse shows the traditional VC funding model is broken

The monumental failure of anonymous social app Secret and the closing of the company’s doors after a mere 16 months in business has fueled serious discussion among entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.<p>Concerned parties on both sides of the funding table are asking hard questions about what this …

Venture Capital

Lean Doesn’t Always Create the Best Products

Our current silver bullet is Lean. The Lean movement began in manufacturing, then took the startup world by storm, and now the methodology has crept into companies of all kinds and sizes, both in practice and in jargon. Plenty has been said and written praising the benefits of the Lean approach. …

The next generation of entrepreneurs will need more open platforms

Last week I wrote about the way specific technologies have lowered the barriers to entrepreneurship worldwide: Amazon Web Services, Google Drive (and Google Search), mobile devices combined with widespread wireless Internet service, and Facebook.<p>Most of these tools are what author Jonathan Zittrain …

Eco-Luxury Redefined: The Remarkable Portable Hotel Suite

I was fortunate to have recently experienced one of the most unique eco-friendly hotel suites in the world. Several of the prototype suites were purchased privately by a hotel developer I had met in the Caribbean. The DROP eco-hotel is a removable modular hotel room and will quickly become one of …

Portable

Why tech accelerators may soon be as irrelevant as an MBA

There’s a lot of debate in the tech startup world about the merits of accelerators. In some circles, it’s become a status symbol to be able to say, “We’re a YC company.” In others, accelerators are viewed as shortcuts for rookies.<p>My take? They have their place but aren’t right for everyone. For the …

Startups

Predicting The 5 Hottest Topics Of HIMSS15

Across the Healthcare IT industry this week, all eyes are on the HIMSS (that’s Health Information Management Systems Society) 2015 annual conference, also known as the Super Bowl of health tech.<p>Whether you’re reading this en route to Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center, or you’re watching …

Crowdsourcing

Bill Holter-Global Black Hole of Derivatives

Scissors Based On The Golden Ratio

A pair of custom scissors by Ian Yen of the Tawian-based consultancy Design YxR exploits the mythical “golden ratio” to imitate the beauty of nature. The mathematical equation has been found everywhere from the veins of tree leaves to the curve of seashells, and is said to evoke universal …

A World in Change Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Using Flow to Design Experiences

Suspending the idea of existence will create memorable experiences<p>Flow, the secret to happiness is an amazing TED Talk that I highly recommend …

Fantastically Terrifying Baby Bed Recreates the Movie "Jaws"

Joseph Reginella, a Staten Island-based sculptor and toy designer, created this fantastically terrifying version of a baby bed. He was inspired by the 1975 horror film <i>Jaws</i>, and he features a menacing shark attacking a small boat. In this case, the vessel holds the son of Reginella's close friend, …

Lego

His Master's VoIP: Connected dog collar keeps you in touch with your pet

Not content to just track your pet? The Motorola Scout 5000 will not only show you live video of their antics, you'll even be able to talk to your dog in real time.<p>LAS VEGAS -- Want more from a pet tracker than just a GPS location? The Motorola Scout 5000 from Binatone doesn't just tell you where …

Pets

Nike Plans to Release Self-Lacing Sneakers Inspired by 'Back to the Future II'

Nike is on track to fulfill a science-fiction prophecy with its plans to release “self-lacing” shoes inspired by <i>Back to the Future II.</i> The sports retail giant recently went public with plans to produce Air MAG shoes, modeled after the futuristic kicks worn by Michael J. Fox's character Marty McFly. …

Shoes

Border exit checks could lead to queue chaos, MPs warn

Reintroduction of checks on all travellers leaving Britain must be 'efficient' to avoid creating new delays and increaisng risk of illegal immigration, says report<p>New exit checks on holidaymakers leaving Britain could lead to lengthy queues at the border and leave Britain more exposed to illegal …

The Fall of Germany. There Will Be No Economic Recovery.