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financial risk

Scaffold Wants To Bring Financial Advice To The People Who Need It Most

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[tc_5min code="517760471"] Financial advisory services often aren’t targeted at the people at the lower end of the economic spectrum — and arguably, those are the folks who really need money advice the most. That’s where Scaffold, an app built over the past 24 hours at the TechCrunch Disrupt NYC Hackathon,...
Scaffold Wants To Bring Financial Advice To The People Who Need It Most

Crowdsourcing reveals life-saving potential in global health research

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Technology is allowing partners who previously worked independently to collaborate to combat neglected diseasesA growing trend in collaborative health research is creating potentially life-saving global partnerships between pharmaceutical companies, academic researchers, disease advocates and even the general public, who are drawn into the world of science through crowdsourcing.Dwindling money for...
Crowdsourcing reveals life-saving potential in global health research

Liu Puts Pressure On Tech Firms Over Working Conditions

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City Comptroller John Liu called on tech giants Dell, Intel, and Motorola to increase their manufacturers' compliance with human rights standards. The New York City Pension Fund is one of the largest shareholders in many of these tech companies, and plan to bring the measure to a resolution at the...
Liu Puts Pressure On Tech Firms Over Working Conditions

LivingSocial Gets $25M for Group Buying

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We know there are lot of entrants in the group deals space — see my recent piece, Groupon and the Wannabes — but now the competitors are seriously bulking up. LivingSocial — which has more than a million daily email subscribers — is today announcing it’s raised a $25 million...
LivingSocial Gets $25M for Group Buying

Random House accused of 'predatory' contracts for new ebook imprint

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Writers' organisation charges Hydra, a digital-only science fiction imprint, with offering 'horrendously bad' terms to authorsThe Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) organisation has attacked Random House's new Hydra imprint calling it "predatory" and "exploitative".It comes after the association removed the digital-only SF imprint from the list of...
Random House accused of 'predatory' contracts for new ebook imprint

IBM Has Sent A Supercomputer To College To Learn How To Be More Human (IBM)

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TROY, N.Y. (AP) -- Watson, the supercomputer famous for beating the world's best human "Jeopardy!" champions, is going to college. IBM is announcing Wednesday that it will provide a Watson system to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the first time the computer is being sent to a university. Just like the flesh-and-blood...
IBM Has Sent A Supercomputer To College To Learn How To Be More Human (IBM)

Solera raises $20M from Intel and others for real-time network security

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Solera Networks has raised $20 million in a fourth round of funding led by Intel Capital, the investment arm of the world’s biggest chip maker. The money will finance Solera’s business of providing real-time network security using high-speed security appliances. The large funding shows that security continues to be a...
Solera raises $20M from Intel and others for real-time network security
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Robinhood launches as iOS app to crowdsource tips to see how good you are at the stock market

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Spacetime Industries, a technology company specializing in financial services, has launched a new iOS application called Robinhood. The idea is that those that are involved or interested in the stock market can use the app to receive “timely” news, quotes, and community sentiment that’s relevant to their portfolio. Through Robinhood,...
Robinhood launches as iOS app to crowdsource tips to see how good you are at the stock market
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4 Investors Share What Makes Them Open Up Their Wallets For Startups

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Investors take a big financial risk each time they invest in a startup, so they're pretty careful about who they back. You may have the best product in the world, but it's no guarantee that investors will shell out for you. Earlier this month, startup founders from around the country...
4 Investors Share What Makes Them Open Up Their Wallets For Startups
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How A Flower Startup Is Turning 20-Somethings Into Revenue-Generating Machines

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Zach Smith had never been to Chicago. The first time he stepped foot in the windy city was when his employer, a 70-person flower delivery startup in New York, sent him to launch its third branch there.Launching a startup in a new market is a tall task for anyone, let...
How A Flower Startup Is Turning 20-Somethings Into Revenue-Generating Machines
Squarekey Brings Premium Fashion Brands To India's Burgeoning Mass Of Online Shoppers

The New World Order

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Industry trends come and go. The ones that stay with us and have lasting impact are those that fundamentally change the cost equation. Public clouds clearly pass this test. The potential savings approach 10x and, in cost sensitive industries, those that move to the cloud fastest will have a...
The New World Order
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