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Bundled services square the circle of more people listening to more music than ever but fewer of them paying than ever before. Bundled music services are the ‘Third Way’ for digital music (see figure).

How 100 iPads saved Greece $140 billion

The Apple (AAPL) tablets, equipped with a custom-made debt-restructuring app, were handed out to the leadership team, including representatives from the Finance Ministry, the Hellenic Exchange (the Greek equivalent of the NYSE), the Bank of Greece (their version of the Federal Reserve) and the three external banks that managed the deal, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Lazard.

The idea was to give the participants a rich set of analytic tools and real-time, secure connections to both the global clearing systems and the back offices of banks around the world.

"During the lead-up to the launch," says Apfel, "members of the financial leadership team were spending over half their time on the road, meeting with investors or financial overseers from the EU and other parts of the troika. There was a palpable need to create a financial decision-makers’ platform that could follow the financier – not vice versa."

Full Story: CNN

Posted at 1:49pm and tagged with: tech, technology, applications, tablets, mobile, collaboration, economic,.

How 100 iPads saved Greece $140 billion

The Apple (AAPL) tablets, equipped with a custom-made debt-restructuring app, were handed out to the leadership team, including representatives from the Finance Ministry, the Hellenic Exchange (the Greek equivalent of the NYSE), the Bank of Greece (their version of the Federal Reserve) and the three external banks that managed the deal, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Lazard.
The idea was to give the participants a rich set of analytic tools and real-time, secure connections to both the global clearing systems and the back offices of banks around the world.
"During the lead-up to the launch," says Apfel, "members of the financial leadership team were spending over half their time on the road, meeting with investors or financial overseers from the EU and other parts of the troika. There was a palpable need to create a financial decision-makers’ platform that could follow the financier – not vice versa."
Full Story: CNN
When I look at Kickstarter, I see small businesses that have been funded by their customers. I see the acceleration of this shift away from the industrial manufacturing ideology to more of a maker economy. And I also see an idea so powerful that the company name has become a verb.

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by Paul Krugman

The advantages of a single European currency were obvious. No need to change money when you arrived in another country, and the shared currency would strengthen the sense of European unity. What could go wrong?

Posted at 1:48pm and tagged with: economic, risk,.

Smack! The BRICs Hit a Wall of Their Own Making



After powering the world economy since 2008, developing markets like Brazil, Russia, India and China might be teetering.


Full Story: The Atlantic

Posted at 8:59pm and tagged with: economic, risk,.

Smack! The BRICs Hit a Wall of Their Own Making


After powering the world economy since 2008, developing markets like Brazil, Russia, India and China might be teetering.

Full Story: The Atlantic

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A Monitor/GBN report on the current state of the economy.

There will inevitably be new and important risks ahead—but stepping around them is likely to prove the riskiest approach of all, as others less burdened with legacy assets and assumptions attack the new opportunity spaces. “Wait and see” is absolutely not the mindset and behavior pattern that has enabled the enterprise sector to drive the last 30 years of remarkable growth, spreading prosperity, increased opportunity, and transformation of human lives around the planet. It is time again for Western enterprises to embrace fully this dynamic moment, and to learn, experiment, invest, and commit—precisely the behaviors that have, for so long, served us and the world so well.

Posted at 9:11pm and tagged with: economic, risk,.

Gasp! Thanks To These Startups, Teachers Are Making Money On The Web

 For example, Udemy, a web platform that allows anyone to host and take online classes, this morning announced that its top ten instructors earned a combined $1.6 million over the last 12 months.


Full Story: TechCrunch

Posted at 5:31pm and tagged with: tech, technology, economic, education, disruption,.

Gasp! Thanks To These Startups, Teachers Are Making Money On The Web


 For example, Udemy, a web platform that allows anyone to host and take online classes, this morning announced that its top ten instructors earned a combined $1.6 million over the last 12 months.

Full Story: TechCrunch