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Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Shares His Vision For The Future Of Bitcoin

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techcrunch.com - Right after opening its doors to Europe, Coinbase co-founder and CEO Brian Armstrong joined Alex Wilhelm on stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe to discuss the future of bitcoin. The conversati...

Yahoo In Talks To Buy Video Ad Platform BrightRoll For Around $700M

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techcrunch.com - Yahoo has been building up its video and video advertising content, and we have heard that it may make another key acquisition in the area to further raise its game. The company is in talks to acqu...

In Oakland, A Sign of Some Very High Times

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techcrunch.com - How bad is the commercial real estate crunch in San Francisco and Silicon Valley? So bad that that prices per square foot are roughly where they were around the first dot-com boom. So bad that Uber...

Inspired By Brian

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frankmedia.com.au - Yesterday I watched Brian Solis, courtesy of Telstra’s live streaming, at the Australian Digital Summit 2014. For anyone new to Brian, he is a guiding light through the opportunity and turmoil of c...

Altimeter Group Announces Global Partnership With Capgemini Consulting to Collaborate on Digital Transformation and Technology Disruption

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marketwired.com - SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 20, 2014) - Altimeter Group, a research firm that helps companies understand and act on technology disruption, today announced a strategic partnership with Cap...

The future of customer experience is ours to choose

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networkingexchangeblog.att.com - The future of CX or customer experience is a bit of a play on words…it’s ours to choose rather than ours to lose. The truth is that many businesses are already losing, they just don’t realize it ye...

The Future of Business Starts with Us - Brian Solis

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briansolis.com - I often share a quote by Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” And that’s where are in business. We all talk of change but ve...

BBC News - Webcam sex with fake girl Sweetie leads to sentence

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bbc.co.uk - A man in Australia is believed to be the first to have been convicted as the result of an undercover sting in which charity workers posed online as a 10-year-old Filipina. Details of 1,000 men who ...

Disrupt Europe 2014: London - London - October 20 - 21, 2014

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techcrunch.com - Panels / Fireside Chats Taking Charge with the European Commission's Neelie Kroes Changing How We Communicate: Onno Faber of TapTalk Real Talk on Russian E-Commerce with Ozon's Maelle Gave All Disr...

A look into the venture capital industry [infographic] - Holy Kaw!

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holykaw.alltop.com - If there are two phrases that get an entrepreneur’s adrenaline pumping, they’re “venture capitalists” and “angel investors,” so this infographic all about this industry is guaranteed to give those ...

How to (Gradually) Become a Different Company - Herman Vantrappen, and Daniel Deneffe - Harvard Business Review

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blogs.hbr.org - A number of recent headline-grabbing announcements of divestments and split-ups by companies such as HP (spinning off its PC and printer businesses), GE (the sale of its appliances business to Elec...

A Guide To Co-Leadership: Why It’s Hard, Why It’s Good, And How To Make It Work

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techcrunch.com - Editor’s note: Aaron Schildkrout is a New York City entrepreneur and product thinker. He co-founded HowAboutWe.com (acquired by IAC, 2014) where, as co-CEO, he oversaw product development, design, ...

How the financial crisis transformed the CFO from bean counter to change agent

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business.financialpost.com - The corporate failures that led to the 2008 global market collapse and subsequent recession had an unexpected outcome. They raised the profile and mandate of the CFO, who was taken out of the silo ...

Singapore’s Infocomm Investments Brings Fund To Europe, Invests In Startupbootcamp FinTech

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techcrunch.com - Aiming to build a bridge between East and West — specifically, Singapore and London — the Singaporean state-funded VC Infocomm Investments is extending its $200 million fund to European tech startu...

Apple’s Huge Q4: $42.1 Billion In Revenue, $8.5 Billion In Profit

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techcrunch.com - Today after the bell, Apple reported its fiscal fourth quarter financial performance, including revenue of $42.1 billion, and earnings per share of $1.42. Analysts had expected Apple to report prof...

Smartsheet Helps Businesses Visualize Themselves

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techcrunch.com - Smartsheet, the spreadsheet-based project and work management platform, is now making it easier for companies to understand how their employees actually work (and who they mostly work with). Compan...

Zap Puts Ads On Top Of Taxi Cabs As They Scoot Around Town

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techcrunch.com - Unlike startups Zoom, Pow, Zing, and Schwongooza, Turkish startup Zap is trying to disrupt the on-taxi advertising market. By placing bright LED signs on the top of standard cabs, the company aims ...

Ooyala Buys Euro Video Ad Startup Videoplaza In Its First Acquisition

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techcrunch.com - Ooyala, the video company that was acquired by Telstra earlier this year, has now made an acquisition of its own. It has bought Videoplaza, a UK-based video advertising startup. Terms of the deal w...

GrabTaxi Raises $65 million To Increase The Competition With Uber In Southeast Asia

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techcrunch.com - You’d be forgiven for thinking that the taxi app war is exclusively a US phenomenon, such is the fierce battle between Uber and Lyft, but similar rivalries are actually ongoing across other parts o...

Europe’s Sign2Pay Launches To Simplify Mobile Debit Payments And Oil The Wheels Of M-Commerce

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techcrunch.com - Mobile payments startup Sign2Pay, launching today here in London at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe, is aiming to improve low conversion rates on mobile devices by simplifying and streamlining the paymen...

AOL CEO Says A CrunchBase Spinout Is Possible

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techcrunch.com - Tim Armstrong, CEO of TechCrunch’s owner AOL, today confirmed at TechCrunch Disrupt that AOL is in early discussions to spin off CrunchBase, the database of tech companies and people that became a ...

Number26 Is A Bank Designed For The 21st Century

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techcrunch.com - Why does it still take two days in Europe for a card transaction to show up in your bank statement? Meet Number26, the Simple of Europe — a fintech startup that promises to fix all the oddities of ...

The Midwest Is On Track For Its Strongest Year In Startup Investing As “The Rest” Rises

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techcrunch.com - From Chicago’s city of big shoulders to the new businesses bolstering Detroit’s renaissance; in Cleveland and Cincinnati and Kansas City and St. Louis, startup economies are flourishing across the ...

Fab Was Burning Through $14M/Month Before Its Layoffs And Pivot

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techcrunch.com - Jason Goldberg, the co-founder of Fab.com, says that the design marketplace was burning through $14 million per month at its peak before it went through a drastic round of layoffs and decision to p...

European Entrepreneurs Must Screw Their Courage To The Sticking Place, Says Neelie Kroes

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techcrunch.com - The European Commission’s Neelie Kroes has urged those with “interesting business ideas” burning a hole in their brain to “apply, apply, apply” for research funding from the EC — despite conceding ...

Toyota Recalls 247,000 Vehicles Over Airbag Defect

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mashable.com - DETROIT — Toyota is recalling 247,000 vehicles in high-humidity areas as an air bag problem that has plagued most of the auto industry continues to widen. The recall posed Monday by U.S. safety reg...

Credit Suisse Launches Entrepreneurs Circle To Support African-American Entrepreneurs

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techcrunch.com - Global investment bank Credit Suisse is launching a new initiative called the Entrepreneurs Circle to support African-American entrepreneurs in the U.S. The bank has selected 12 members to start th...

It’s Not Fair To Call Ozon An Amazon Clone, CEO Maelle Gavet Says

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techcrunch.com - As the largest e-commerce store in its region, Ozon has been called the “Amazon.com of Russia.” But this morning on stage at Disrupt Europe in London, Ozon CEO Maelle Gavet shot down the notion tha...

Marc Andreessen Steps Down From eBay’s Board Ahead Of Split With PayPal

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techcrunch.com - Investor and Silicon Valley kingpin Marc Andreessen is stepping down from eBay’s board of directors after a six year tenure. Andreessen announced the move on Twitter — as he often does — noting tha...

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David Connor is CEO of eightytwenty, Ireland's Digital Creative Agency of the Year and a regular presenter on the digital and communications industry.

Editor's note

'For the first time in five hundred years, emergent behaviour is running ahead of the so-called hegemony of understanding communications. Essentially, people are back to being at the centre of the solar system and a brand that doesn't understand this, and can't surround the individual in the centre with different platforms of activity, will lose traction and meaning' Richard Seymour. His sentiment captures the theme underpinning evolutionRevolution.