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Digital Darwinism: What Killed Borders, Blockbuster and Polaroid and How to Survive

Digital Darwinism: What Killed Borders, Blockbuster and Polaroid and How to Survive | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
We live in an era of "digital Darwinism," a time when technology and society are evolving faster than the ability of many organizations to adapt. It is for this reason (along with a myriad
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Facebook's Little Red Book

Facebook's Little Red Book | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
As the company of Facebook grew, we faced a lot of challenges. One of them was explaining our company's mission, history, and culture to new employees. Over the years, a lot of formative company discussions and debates had happened in Facebook Groups, over email, or in person. Those who had been present at the time had context, but for new employees that information was difficult to find, even if you knew what you were looking for. We wanted to try to package a lot of those stories and ideas in
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Airbnb and Uber’s sharing economy is one route to dotcommunism

Airbnb and Uber’s sharing economy is one route to dotcommunism | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Peer-to-peer platforms have changed the game. Make them cheap or free, and it would be way of reinventing the economy to deliver participation and choice alongside social justice
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Apple and Google Battle over Personalization and Privacy - The New Yorker

Apple and Google Battle over Personalization and Privacy - The New Yorker | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
The two companies’ ecosystems look a little different, but they are meant to do pretty much the same thing.
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Betterment’s Framework for Building a Better Product - Betterment

Betterment’s Framework for Building a Better Product - Betterment | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
It’s been five years since we launched Betterment, and our core product principles remain the same—and guide everything from the way we work to the decisions behind every feature.
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What Twitter Can Be.

What Twitter Can Be. | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Disclaimers: 1) This is a very long read. Thinking about a company and using its product obsessively for nine years straight will do that to you. 2) My funds and I own a lot of Twitter stock. 3) I ...
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Could Online Job Sites Solve the World’s Labor Mismatch?

Could Online Job Sites Solve the World’s Labor Mismatch? | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Online employment sites could add $2.7 trillion – roughly 2% -- to global economic growth and increase employment worldwide by the equivalent of 72 million full-time positions by 2025, the McKinsey Global Institute says.
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The Ten Commandments Of The New Economy

The Ten Commandments Of The New Economy | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Freelancers Union founder Sara Horowitz shares her new framework for today and tomorrow's changing work environment.
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Grappling With the ‘Culture of Free’ in Napster’s Aftermath

Grappling With the ‘Culture of Free’ in Napster’s Aftermath | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
The online music sharing service lasted only two years, but it raised questions that have persisted for publishing industries.
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Tech companies are sending your secrets to crowdsourced armies of low-paid workers

Tech companies are sending your secrets to crowdsourced armies of low-paid workers | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Some of the platforms we imagine being powered by robots are actually powered by human beings.
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iPhone Killer: The Secret History of the Apple Watch | WIRED

iPhone Killer: The Secret History of the Apple Watch | WIRED | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
The inside story of the Apple Watch: the people who made it, why it's important, and just how much the world's largest company has riding on it.
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All Opportunities in Mobile are Not Created Equal | Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis

All Opportunities in Mobile are Not Created Equal | Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
I've been giving a number of presentations to executive and investors groups lately and one chart I compiled is perhaps one of the most interesting. Since I'm
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IoT’s Mortal Enemy Is The Product Owner

IoT’s Mortal Enemy Is The Product Owner | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
We understand that the Internet of Things is going to be big. As employees and consumers, we will be able to make decisions based on more accurate data. As..
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What A New Class Of Worker Could Mean For The Future Of Labor

What A New Class Of Worker Could Mean For The Future Of Labor | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Faced with lawsuits that could threaten their business models, tech companies are pushing for a new classification of worker that would combine the flexibility afforded to contractors with the prot...
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Messaging Apps and Platforms of Convenience

Messaging Apps and Platforms of Convenience | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
If a messaging app in China can have such a high revenue per user, imagine how valuable something like this could be if it comes to the U.S.
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Valuations, Profit Destroying Innovation and Winner’s Curse

Valuations, Profit Destroying Innovation and Winner’s Curse | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
We all know that valuations in the private markets are high at the moment and generally ahead of public market valuations. There are multiple reasons for this including principal agent issues in...
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Recap of #ODC2015: Understanding the On-Demand Economy — Medium

Recap of #ODC2015: Understanding the On-Demand Economy — Medium | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
This is the table of contents for a series of posts from the On-Demand Conference, organized by Pascal Levy-Garboua, Semil Shah, and…
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College Dropouts Thrive in Tech

College Dropouts Thrive in Tech | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Not long ago, dropping out of school to become an entrepreneur was considered risky. For this generation, it is a badge of honor. Ari Weinstein, for example, grew up immersed in technology, and he used a $100,000 Thiel Fellowship to start a company with friends.
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6 key takeaways from Mary Meeker’s must-read report on Internet trends

6 key takeaways from Mary Meeker’s must-read report on Internet trends | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
The venture capitalist highlights the latest trends in Internet usage and growth.
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How Silicon Valley Joined The Bitcoin Gold Rush

How Silicon Valley Joined The Bitcoin Gold Rush | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
What one startup's $40 million fundraising push says about Bitcoin's future. An excerpt from a new book, Digital Gold.
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Hacking For Defense In Silicon Valley

Hacking For Defense In Silicon Valley | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Lead, follow or get the heck out of the way In peacetime the U.S. military is an immovable and inflexible bureaucracy. In wartime it can adapt and adopt organizational change with startling speed. ...
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A search for the unreal America

A search for the unreal America | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
There is often lots of talk in American politics about the “real America.” Suffice it to say, implicit in that is that everyone wants to be real and so even an assertion to the contrary is an insult. Truth…
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