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Will the real "sharing economy" please stand up?

Will the real "sharing economy" please stand up? | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Over the last year, every publication, everywhere has discovered the sharing economy.
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Man vs. Machine

Man vs. Machine | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
New books about competing against computers for jobs, holding on to privacy in the digital age and more.
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When Corporate Innovation Goes Bad — The 101 Biggest Product Failures Of All Time

When Corporate Innovation Goes Bad — The 101 Biggest Product Failures Of All Time | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Corporate innovation is hard. Here are 101 of the biggest product failures of all time. From Trump Steaks to the DeLorean and New Coke to the Newton and Google Glass, here's a list of the biggest product flops from corporate giants.
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Mossberg: Five things I learned from Jeff Bezos at Code

Mossberg: Five things I learned from Jeff Bezos at Code | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
He has huge ambitions, but still wants to sell shoes.
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Is Impact Investing A Solution To Global Problems? - Forbes

Is Impact Investing A Solution To Global Problems? - Forbes | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Fran Seegull, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director for ImpactAssets, a nonprofit financial services firm, says impact investing is a solution to global problems like climate change and extreme poverty.
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Chaining culture — Medium

Chaining culture — Medium | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Recently there’s been a surge of interest in applying blockchain models to issues in digital culture. But every upsurging technology …
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LinkedIn founder and billionaire investor Reid Hoffman: 'I'm optimistic' about the next 100 years

LinkedIn founder and billionaire investor Reid Hoffman: 'I'm optimistic' about the next 100 years | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Reid Hoffman is one of Silicon Valley's biggest top entrepreneurs, and he thinks things will get better.
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Open Season

Open Season | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
In June 2016 the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) hosted a meeting of ministers to consider the state of the Digital Economy. The central message from this meeting was the message that: "Governments must act faster to help people and firms to make greater use of the Internet and remove regulatory barriers to digital innovation or else risk missing out on the potentially huge economic and social benefits of the digital economy." All well and good, and as a piece of rhetoric it seems to strike an appropriately positive note without straying far from what appears to be bland truisms of our time.
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A Good Economy for China

A Good Economy for China | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Optimizing its resource allocation is far from all that China must do to boost prosperity. It is time to focus on workers and elevating the experience of their labor, the importance of which economists from Adam Smith to Karl Marx and Alfred Marshall have placed at the center of their concerns.
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What the story of ATMs and bank tellers reveals about the 'rise of the robots' and jobs - AEI

Take automatic teller machines. One might think the introduction of ATMs first in the 1970s eventually meant massive technological unemployment for bank tellers. But that's not what happened.
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Uber and Lyft Are Adding Jobs, Not Just Stealing Them

Uber and Lyft Are Adding Jobs, Not Just Stealing Them | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Labor department data suggest competition from the upstarts is actually helping the taxi and limousine industry expand.
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They Promised Us Jet Packs. They Promised the Bosses Profit.

They Promised Us Jet Packs. They Promised the Bosses Profit. | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Alphabet’s X research lab is still being asked to imagine the impossible. Only now, under pressure from investors, it has to imagine making money, too.
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New York-Style Tech — Anil Dash

New York-Style Tech - Humane Tech - Medium
A technology community driven by values, not just profits.
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The Future of Human and Artificial Intelligence

Founders Fund is a San Francisco based venture capital firm investing in companies building revolutionary technologies.
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The Humans Hiding Behind the Chatbots

The Humans Hiding Behind the Chatbots | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Behind the artificial intelligence personal assistants and concierges are actual people, reading e-mails and ordering Chipotle.
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To supervise or not to supervise in AI?

To supervise or not to supervise in AI? | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
If you look carefully at how humans learn, you see surprisingly little unsupervised learning.
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Metrics Versus Experience — Medium

Metrics Versus Experience — Medium | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Some decades ago, if you wanted to build a great experience, you’d take a deep breath, close your eyes, and mutter a prayer to that oracle…
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An Open Letter to Effective Altruists: Economic Growth and Free Cities — Medium

An Open Letter to Effective Altruists: Economic Growth and Free Cities — Medium | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Effective altruism has done a great deal of good. The use of the scientific method in evaluating charities has clarified the primary causes…
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The worst thing I read this year, and what it taught me… or Can we design sociotechnical systems that don’t suck? 

The worst thing I read this year, and what it taught me… or Can we design sociotechnical systems that don’t suck?  | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
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The Failure of Coin — Bolt Blog

The Failure of Coin — Bolt Blog | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago news broke that Fitbit purchased most of the assets of Coin. Existing Coin cards will continue functioning until the…
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How Wells Fargo is Reaching the Digital Customer - Knowledge@Wharton

How Wells Fargo is Reaching the Digital Customer - Knowledge@Wharton | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Wells Fargo CMO Jamie Moldafsky describes the bank’s digital transformation to meet the heightened demands of today’s consumers.
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Talking to Uber about the three pillars of its API platform

Talking to Uber about the three pillars of its API platform | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
We believe three pillars are necessary for any developer platform: utility, revenue and distribution.
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