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These Are the World's Most Innovative Economies

These Are the World's Most Innovative Economies | Innovation+ | Scoop.it
"If you're a really innovative economy, everything else equal, you're going to tend to have higher productivity growth, and that goes hand-in-hand with rising living standards over time," said Jay Bryson, global economist at Wells Fargo Securities LLC in Charlotte, North Carolina. "The pie expands for everyone." 
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The end of capitalism has begun

The end of capitalism has begun | Innovation+ | Scoop.it
Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian
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are we in the middle of a seismic shift? 

 

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These seven climate science projects could save the world

These seven climate science projects could save the world | Innovation+ | Scoop.it
The human race is doomed, and it's all our own fault. With the quantity of carbon in our atmosphere now well beyond the safe limit, it's almost certain t
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Big Problem, Big Solutions

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Watch Elon Musk deliver the best tech keynote I've ever seen

Watch Elon Musk deliver the best tech keynote I've ever seen | Innovation+ | Scoop.it
I've watched a lot of handsomely paid CEOs get on stages for keynote presentations over the past decade, and none were as good as the one I saw Elon Musk give Thursday night in California as he...
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wow, just wow. innovation at its most world-changing :-)

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ICICI Bank launches 'digital village' project, adopts Gujarat village - Business Today

ICICI Bank launches 'digital village' project, adopts Gujarat village - Business Today | Innovation+ | Scoop.it
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hope they went through the diligence of co-creating this model with the community. i also hope it works! :-) #BoP #Inclusive #Technology

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Bill Gates' Plan to Help the Developing World Profit From Its Sewage | WIRED

Bill Gates' Plan to Help the Developing World Profit From Its Sewage | WIRED | Innovation+ | Scoop.it
Peter Janicki's Omni-Processor is a steel machine converts high volumes of human waste---up to 14 tons a day---into electricity and water, while eliminating all pathogens. Next month, the Gates Foundation team will travel to Dakar, Senegal in Africa to rebuild the Omni-Processor to see how it fares within the community.
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Why the Gates' are just awesome #Catalysts #BigBetsForTheFuture

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Tony Hsieh Is Building a Startup Paradise in Vegas

Tony Hsieh Is Building a Startup Paradise in Vegas | Innovation+ | Scoop.it
The Zappos CEO is spending $350 million to build a startup paradise in downtown Las Vegas. It hasn't been all unicorns and butterflies
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“What if you could play SimCity for real?”; Tony Hsieh continues to take risks and bet big #Reimagining

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New UK Trade Body For Sharing Economy Businesses - Collaborative Consumption

New UK Trade Body For Sharing Economy Businesses - Collaborative Consumption | Innovation+ | Scoop.it
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FT interview with Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page - FT.com

FT interview with Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page - FT.com | Innovation+ | Scoop.it
Wouldn’t the world be a happier place if 90 per cent of the people with jobs put their feet up instead and left the robots to do the work? Why didn’t the last house you bought cost only 5 per cent of what you paid for it? And is there any reason why
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The Best Way to Predict The Future is to Invent It #BettingBig #10xThinking 

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Sensors, sensors everywhere (but especially in the fields): FarmLink raises $40M

Sensors, sensors everywhere (but especially in the fields): FarmLink raises $40M | Innovation+ | Scoop.it
A company called FarmLink has raised $40 million in equity capital to further its business of analyzing sensor data to determine how much food a field can ideally yield.
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Applying Tech & Big Data to Agriculture
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Southeast Asia's Sharing Economy Start-Ups May Produce The Next Airbnb or Uber

Southeast Asia's Sharing Economy Start-Ups May Produce The Next Airbnb or Uber | Innovation+ | Scoop.it
After making waves in the U.S. and Europe, the sharing economy is now beginning to take root in Southeast Asia. FORBES ASIA does a round-up of some firms which are testing the waters.
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The end of driving (as we know it)

The end of driving (as we know it) | Innovation+ | Scoop.it
Thanks to Uber and Zipcar, Google’s self-driving “pod car,” and renewed interest in city living, getting around town will never be the same.
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How A 34-Year-Old With No Experience In Food Science Convinced Investors To Give Him $30 Million To Make Eggs Obsolete

How A 34-Year-Old With No Experience In Food Science Convinced Investors To Give Him $30 Million To Make Eggs Obsolete | Innovation+ | Scoop.it
Hampton Creek, a startup that's creating plant-based alternatives to eggs, announced $23 million in funding last month.
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Introducing Fortune’s Change the World list: Companies that are doing well by doing good

Introducing Fortune’s Change the World list: Companies that are doing well by doing good | Innovation+ | Scoop.it
To take on the world’s toughest challenges in a sustainable way, companies are turning to something familiar: the profit motive. Here, the true and best meaning of return on investment.
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How Big Business Can Do Big Impact #ChangeTheWorld #Capitalism

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BusinessWorld | Philippine remittance industry embraces crypto-currency

BusinessWorld | Philippine remittance industry embraces crypto-currency | Innovation+ | Scoop.it
Home to the world’s third largest remittance market after India and China, the Philippines is witnessing robust growth in the tech industry as the number of remittance payment platforms for the unbanked proliferates.
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Interesting, disruptive times | Philippine remittance industry embraces crypto-currency #BitCoin #FinTech

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The Next Billion: A New Digital Generation

The Next Billion: A New Digital Generation | Innovation+ | Scoop.it
Massive uptake in broadband and new devices, staggering by themselves, forecasts unprecedented digital and social upheaval down the road.
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"The opportunities for this new generation are immense, but so too are the challenges. The bottom line is this: The world is going digital, and there’s no turning back."

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The Information Age Is Over. Welcome to the Infrastructure Age.

The Information Age Is Over. Welcome to the Infrastructure Age. | Innovation+ | Scoop.it

a future Nobody wants to say it outright, but the Apple Watch sucks. So do most smartwatches. Every time I use my beautiful Moto 360, its lack of functionality makes me despair. But the problem isn’t our gadgets. It’s that the future of consumer tech isn’t going to come from information devices. It’s going to come from infrastructure.

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a future worth building :-)

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Best Design Driven Startups of the Decade

Best Design Driven Startups of the Decade | Innovation+ | Scoop.it
Though studies show design to be vital to startups - it probably only changes the probabilities for success by a dozen percentage points and although AirBnB and Fisker Automotive both leverage design sublimely, it still takes startup experience to su...
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The Rapidly Disappearing Business of Design | WIRED

The Rapidly Disappearing Business of Design | WIRED | Innovation+ | Scoop.it
By almost every measure, 2014 was a breakthrough year for design and big business.
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interesting trend. a sign of a maturing design industry?
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These Cheap, Invisible Solar Cells Can Be Spray-Painted On Anything

These Cheap, Invisible Solar Cells Can Be Spray-Painted On Anything | Innovation+ | Scoop.it
The solar cells can be rolled up like wallpaper and then unrolled onto any surface.
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the future unfolding #energy

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Where 'Star Trek meets farming:' Montreal cubic farmer aims to grow 500 heads of lettuce a year in a single square foot

Where 'Star Trek meets farming:' Montreal cubic farmer aims to grow 500 heads of lettuce a year in a single square foot | Innovation+ | Scoop.it
If there is a revolution to come in agriculture, it might well be from here — a factory-like building in a field off a Quebec highway, known as Urban Barns
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New $15M Global XPrize Focuses On Bringing Basic Literacy to 250M Children Globally | TechCrunch

New $15M Global XPrize Focuses On Bringing Basic Literacy to 250M Children Globally | TechCrunch | Innovation+ | Scoop.it
XPRIZE, a nonprofit that runs competitions to stimulate technologists toward building products that improve humankind, is dipping its toes into basic..
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Collaborative Finance: By the People, For the People - Collaborative Consumption

Collaborative Finance: By the People, For the People - Collaborative Consumption | Innovation+ | Scoop.it
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Disrupting Finance via Collaborative Consumption. Exciting times ahead! #CollCons 

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Shopping bag encourages consumers to donate clothing each time they buy a new outfit

Shopping bag encourages consumers to donate clothing each time they buy a new outfit | Innovation+ | Scoop.it
Swedish label Uniforms for the Dedicated has introduced The Rag_Bag, a shopping bag that can be turned inside out to become an envelope to send old clothes to those who need them.
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LOVE this concept! :-) @reese_fernandez @nomadmanager #ConsciousConsumption

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9 Famous Execs Who Majored In Philosophy

9 Famous Execs Who Majored In Philosophy | Innovation+ | Scoop.it
From Peter Thiel to Glenn Greenwald, these well-known people majored in philosophy and went on to incredible business success.
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hard to argue when Peter Thiel's on the list :p #Philosophy

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