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Commentary By David Drake
While 2012 was an amazing year for crowdfunding, 2013 should outdo it. Here are my half dozen predictions for the year – and why this new form of capital formation will continue to soar.
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So you’ve heard about this Twitter thing, right?
It’s growing pretty fast. With hundreds of millions of users sharing billions of tweets each and every week, Twitter has quickly established itself as a pivotal marketing and communications tool for brands and businesses of all shapes and sizes across almost every industry.
Problem: Twitter comes with a pretty steep learning curve. Where on earth do you begin?
Thankfully, a solution is hand via a new resource at Simply Business, whose small business guide to Twitter provides a step-by-step template to help you master the basics, linking to key articles, howto’s and tutorials from around the web (including yours truly).
Check out the infographic below for a taster.
Australian scientists have found a way to print large but extremely lightweight and flexible solar panels like money.
Blouin News Blogs Why the World Bank shouldn't neuter its 'Doing Business' report Washington Post “Doing Business” is under the gun, and what happens to it will be an important test of the World Bank and its president, Jim Yong Kim.
Mecklai graph of the day: The U.S deficit has widened due to the increasing demand for consumer goods imports but at a narrower pace this year for April 2013...
Salon Graph of the day: Who benefits from a stock-market boom? Washington Post (blog) Last week, the Dow Jones hit a record high — at least if you didn't adjust for inflation. So who actually benefits from a booming stock market?
Over a million crowdfunding campaigns raised $2.7 billion in 2012, and the market is expected to nearly double again this year, according to a comprehensive global crowdfunding industry report released today by massolution.
What are the predictions for 2013? I would say we are on an exponential curve for the next few years.
Résultat d'une enquête sur l'industrie mondiale naissante du #crowdfunding #sociofinancement
Sockpuppetry: The European Union Is The World's Largest Astroturfing Operation Forbes Excellent work by my colleague, Chris Snowdon here.
Google needs a new killer app to make it a buy MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — While the demise of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has left many owners and “bargain hunters” of that stock high and dry, Google has gone the opposite way, rallying not quite...
GM Authority (blog) myOpel Manual Is An Augmented Reality Instruction Manual GM Authority (blog) Remember that paperback booklet with words and pictures that usually spends its life unopened in the glove boxes of most cars?
Six out of ten large companies want to be customer experience leaders, but only 5% of organizations earned excellent ratings in the 2013 Temkin Experience Ratings. What makes it so hard to deliver ...
Cool and haven't heard this term "people-centered" design but with experience being the new branding it makes sense to put people at the center of design.
Two Harvard Business School grads turned ‘thinking outside the box’ on its head when they launched BirchBox three years ago.
Grand Finale of @1_2_STARTUP The 8 contesting teams are presenting the business ideas they have worked on past 3 days http://t.co/s8N8W8ysWe
The central banks are riding on fundamental numbers to adjust their policy tools.
Foursquare has taken a fair amount of flack lately, as the company rolls into its fourth year in business. Some claim Foursquare's userbase had stagnated; others claim that the company lacks a sustainable business model.
There's a perfect storm brewing against offshore banking, and it seems to be breaking in Europe right now. The pressure to close deficits in advanced economies and deal with inequality has turned a spotlight on tax evasion.
Russia’s leading investment bank Renaissance Capital is forecasting the Russian economy could be in recession in 2013.
Forbes Radical Business Class Sets British Airways Apart Forbes On the return I flew from Johannesburg to London and then back to Boston.
Last year we saw popular Bollywood celebrities jumping on to social networks to create brand pages. The idea was to connect with fans instantly and at the same
Deze maand werd bekend dat Apple en Intel samenwerken aan een nieuw device. Het gaat om de iWatch, een slim horloge dat via Bluetooth als verlengstuk van de iPhone opereert. Zes jaar na de complete...
iWach, iTime.. hoe zal hij gaan heten?
Goed artikel om weer even te beseffen hoe hard het gaat met de gadgets.