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The technology trends shaping the world today, including: digital disruption; the sharing economy; the makers movement; the internet of things; wearable tech; drones; mindfulness; the arts; philanthropy; EU startups and more!  Explore these themes with us at LeWeb'14 Paris (December 9-11, 2014, http://leweb.co) and beyond!
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Doctor turns to 3D printers in a race to save a toddler's mind

Doctor turns to 3D printers in a race to save a toddler's mind | LeWeb Trends | Scoop.it
On a Tuesday last summer, Erin Mandeville was at a CVS buying medicine for her five-month-old baby, Gabriel. Close to 4PM, she noticed her infant’s eyes roll back in quick succession. It was the first of Gabriel’s many episodes of infantile...
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Your Tech Startup Doesn’t Need to be in Silicon Valley.

Your Tech Startup Doesn't Need to be in Silicon Valley. - Market Insights - Medium
By Jeremiah Owyang @jowyang, living in Silicon Valley since 1997.
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Is your toaster a security risk?

Is your toaster a security risk? | LeWeb Trends | Scoop.it
The web of connected devices, known as the "internet of things", is providing hackers with new ways to infiltrate our cyber defences.
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Brian Solis: “Companies need to be competitive in order to survive digital Darwinism.”

Brian Solis: “Companies need to be competitive in order to survive digital Darwinism.” | LeWeb Trends | Scoop.it
Everybody is talking about digital transformation these days; what exactly is digital transformation? “Digital transformation, as I define it, is the evolution (or revolution) of business philosophy, processes, models and systems to compete in a digital economy,” explains Brian Solis. Sounds pretty straightforward, doesn’t it? Yet, as Brian Solis suggests, some companies “…are investing in all of these new technologies without understanding the culture and the nuances and the relationship that the user has within those communities or how they use those devices.”According to Brian Solis, these companies do not necessarily think about changing their work ecosystem to adapt to new technologies but instead try to include new technologies within the existing framework. He used the example of mobile formats to prove this point; “What I do see is that companies are taking a mobile-first approach to simply adapt its current business...
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Microsoft acquires calendar app Sunrise for more than $100 Million

Microsoft acquires calendar app Sunrise for more than $100 Million | LeWeb Trends | Scoop.it
Microsoft has acquired calendar app Sunrise for north of $100 Million. The company's founder, Pierre Valade, all but confirmed the acquisition on Twitter t
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7 'tech superheroes' to watch in 2015 - CNN.com

7 'tech superheroes' to watch in 2015  - CNN.com | LeWeb Trends | Scoop.it
Who are the tech masterminds to watch in 2015? Industry insider, Shivvy Jervis, gives her predictions.
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8 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2015

8 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2015 | LeWeb Trends | Scoop.it
These tomes will provide practical advice and inspiration as you reach for your goals in the new year.
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British 'nano drone' Zano reaches £2m of Kickstarter crowdfunding

British 'nano drone' Zano reaches £2m of Kickstarter crowdfunding | LeWeb Trends | Scoop.it
Pembrokeshire-based startup aims to make aerial photography and video more accessible: ‘It’s intelligent. It swarms. It takes selfies...’
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Incrementalism vs. Innovation: Disruption as an Ecosystem | Brian Solis | LinkedIn

Incrementalism vs. Innovation: Disruption as an Ecosystem | Brian Solis | LinkedIn | LeWeb Trends | Scoop.it

Each year, I have the privilege of participating at LeWeb, a conference in Paris that explores the state of startup innovation around the world. This year, instead of presenting, the cast of usual suspects were tasked with inviting startups that symbolized our takes on the future of tech.

My focus this year was to look beyond innovation or disruption (buzz words, I know) and instead, challenge entrepreneurs, investors and brands alike to consider disruption as an ecosystem.

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Kickstarter crowdfunding in 2014: $529m of pledges from 3.3m backers

Kickstarter crowdfunding in 2014: $529m of pledges from 3.3m backers | LeWeb Trends | Scoop.it
Fundraising website spurred 22,252 successful campaigns, with technology projects attracting the most dollars
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How the Internet of Things Changes Business Models

How the Internet of Things Changes Business Models | LeWeb Trends | Scoop.it
Abstract illustration with logistics infrastructure Image source: www.kerlink.fr There has been great discussion about how the Internet of Things will chan
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Facebook says it's developing its own apps for Oculus

Facebook says it's developing its own apps for Oculus | LeWeb Trends | Scoop.it
It may be awhile before we see them, but Facebook says it's working on making it so easy to build apps for Oculus that Beyonce can do it.
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Will There Really Be An Uber For Everything?

Will There Really Be An Uber For Everything? | LeWeb Trends | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: Brian Ascher joined Venrock in 1998 as a Kauffman Fellow and is currently a Partner based in Venrock’s Palo Alto office. Though people..
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Google Enters the Collaborative Economy in a Big Way | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Digital Business

Google Enters the Collaborative Economy in a Big Way | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Digital Business | LeWeb Trends | Scoop.it
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EVCA - European venture capital on the up

EVCA - European venture capital on the up | LeWeb Trends | Scoop.it
German venture capital firm Holtzbrinck Ventures’ recent successful fundraising at €285m for its sixth fund illustrates a trend we’ve been talking about for some time now – the European venture capital ecosystem is coming of age.
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Venture funds raise $29.8 billion as tech draws eager investors

Venture funds raise $29.8 billion as tech draws eager investors | LeWeb Trends | Scoop.it
The lucrative tech boom is drawing investors from all ends of the globe, who are eagerly writing checks to venture capital firms in an effort to get a toehold in the startup scene that is creating newly minted millionaires and billionaires almost weekly.
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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups | LeWeb Trends | Scoop.it
All the clichés you might expect about Sweden's capital are true. In the summer, ships glide around Stockholm's archipelago, which makes up just a handful of its 30,000 islands. At this time of year, it's the perfect winter wonderland. The people are beautiful, everything is perfectly designed, and pickled herring is everywhere. But these aren't the only things that define the city. In the last few years, Stockholm has become one of the most talked-about places in the world thanks to its apps, g
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These were the 20 biggest EU tech funding rounds of 2014

These were the 20 biggest EU tech funding rounds of 2014 | LeWeb Trends | Scoop.it
Tech.eu dove into the data it has been collecting over the past year, to create a detailed list of the 20 largest funding rounds in European tech in 2014.
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Drones set for $1bn market by 2018, predicts economist

Drones set for $1bn market by 2018, predicts economist | LeWeb Trends | Scoop.it
Far from being the latest fad, the popularity of drones is set to keep rising, with about 100 types debuting in 2015 alone
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People, not tech, lie at the heart of a culture of innovation

People, not tech, lie at the heart of a culture of innovation | LeWeb Trends | Scoop.it
People, not tech, lie at the heart of a culture of innovation, Welcome to 2015, everybody - a year of politics, royal babies and rugby. Our January issue is packed full of ways to supercharge your career and embrace change in the year ahead. | Marketing Magazine
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How Indiegogo Became the 'YouTube for Entrepreneurs'

How Indiegogo Became the 'YouTube for Entrepreneurs' | LeWeb Trends | Scoop.it
The crowdfunding platform is increasingly the launchpad for the hottest new consumer tech products.
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Payment startups are everywhere, chipping away at the banks

Payment startups are everywhere, chipping away at the banks | LeWeb Trends | Scoop.it
Does money really make the world go round? Well, I’m not sure about that, whatever Liza Minnelli says, but what I do know is that getting money from pocket A to pocket B is a key area of focus in t...
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