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This New Impact Investment Fund Is Designed To Help A Country Blighted By Poverty: America

This New Impact Investment Fund Is Designed To Help A Country Blighted By Poverty: America | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
After working for many years to invest in social enterprises helping the developing world, Jacqueline Novogratz's Acumen is now looking a
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Time for Fintech to Stop Thinking Small

Time for Fintech to Stop Thinking Small | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Too many fintech companies are selling superficial products. Entrepreneurs need to start solving hard problems and offering real value.
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‘Smart’ Cities, ‘Brain Belts’ and Other Places Changing the Economy

‘Smart’ Cities, ‘Brain Belts’ and Other Places Changing the Economy | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Robert Litan: There are other powerful stories about resurgence, such as those of parts of the U.S. “rust belt”--Albany, N.Y., and Akron, Ohio, in particular--being turned into “brainbelts.”
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The Steroid Era of Startups Is Over. But What Happens Next?

The Steroid Era of Startups Is Over. But What Happens Next? | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
My recent blog post, Why Uber Won — The Startup Steroid Era and the Use of Capital as a Performance Enhancing Drug, generated a ton of insightful feedback and produced some important questions. Given
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Ernest Hemingway Joins the #Content Industry

Ernest Hemingway Joins the #Content Industry | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
With thanks to JB Miller and Papa. There were twelve of us, in the elevator, myself and two other interviewees and all of the regular readers of Fusion. I was headed to the top floor with the two o…
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The On-Demand Economy Is Transforming Summer Jobs

The On-Demand Economy Is Transforming Summer Jobs | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Students are using on-demand services like Uber and TaskRabbit to land summer jobs
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Don’t Blame Silicon Valley for Theranos

Don’t Blame Silicon Valley for Theranos | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
The troubled testing company dazzled the media, but Palo Alto investors were the first to see the potential flaws.
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Keith Rabois’s formula for startup success: Hire geniuses no one has heard of

Keith Rabois’s formula for startup success: Hire geniuses no one has heard of | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
"That’s the core ingredient for a CEO and a startup, being able to find those people and assess them when the rest of the world doesn’t know how to assess them yet."
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Uber Wants Us to Think It's Environmentally Friendly, But Is It?

Uber Wants Us to Think It's Environmentally Friendly, But Is It? | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
The theory is quite simple: Uber, along with other ride-hailing startups, will decrease carbon emissions in cities where it operates by lessening people’s reliance on personal automobiles. But does
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Machine Learning, AI and Bullshit Detection

Machine Learning, AI and Bullshit Detection | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Sometimes I feel like Silicon Valley has become one big collective company. Name a major tech company that isn’t working on all of the following: VR, bots, personal assistants, home speakers, messaging apps.And on the face of it, very little sets apart the Google flavor of these products
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Algorithms, clickworkers, and the befuddled fury around Facebook Trends

Algorithms, clickworkers, and the befuddled fury around Facebook Trends | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
"Trends are not the same as news, but Facebook kinda wants them to be."
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Life in the Age of Algorithms

Life in the Age of Algorithms | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
As society becomes more wedded to technology, it's important to consider the formulas that govern our data.
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The (Apple) Tax Man Cometh

The (Apple) Tax Man Cometh | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Apple’s revenue miss means it will consider new ways to monetize the apps ecosystem – including charging apps to be there and possibly a piece of their revenue.
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What the Talk About “Peak Apple” Says About Us

What the Talk About “Peak Apple” Says About Us | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
James Poulos on making things, selling things, and dreaming of the future
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Uncanny Valley

Uncanny Valley | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
The meeting begins without fanfare. They thought I was an amazing worker at first, working late every night, last out of the office, but now they wonder if the work was just too hard for me to begin with. They need to know: Am I down for the cause? Because if I’m not down for the cause, it’s time. They will do this amicably. Of course I’m down, I say, trying not to swivel in my ergonomic chair. I care deeply about the company. I am here for it.
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21 Inc Unveils Plan to Make Every Computer a Bitcoin Computer - CoinDesk

21 Inc Unveils Plan to Make Every Computer a Bitcoin Computer - CoinDesk | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Balaji Srinivasan, co-founder and CEO of 21 Inc., announced the launch of the 21 software package at the Consensus 2016 blockchain conference.
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Small Business Should Be Priority Number One

Small Business Should Be Priority Number One | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Americans of every color and every background are going to have to become more entrepreneurial in the 21st century economy than they were in the slower-moving, more structured 20th.
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Bots won't replace apps. Better apps will replace apps.

Bots won't replace apps. Better apps will replace apps. | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Why conversational UI fails in practice and what the West can really learn from Asian messaging apps.
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