Grupo português Sonae expande investimentos em startups de base tecnológica

O grupo português Sonae deve investir em seis novas startups neste ano, o dobro do realizado em 2015, principalmente nas áreas de telecomunicações, cibersegurança, data analytics e varejo. A informação é do CEO, Paulo Azevedo, em entrevista concedida durante da realização do Worldwide User Group & Summit 2016 2016, que aconteceu de quarta a sexta-feira da semana … Continue reading Grupo português Sonae expande investimentos em startups de base tecnológica

Could Italy be the unlikely saviour of Project Europe?

  As the European Union begins to disintegrate, who can provide the leadership to save it? German chancellor Angela Merkel is widely credited with finally answering Henry Kissinger’s famous question about the Western alliance: “What is the phone number for Europe?” But if Europe’s phone number has a German dialling code, it goes through to an automated … Continue reading Could Italy be the unlikely saviour of Project Europe?

Benchmarking CrunchBase’s Top 25 CRM Startups

Apttus, Weimob, Insightly, Infer, Salesnet, Classy, SoHalo, TinderBox, Oro Inc.and MindTouch are the top 10 CRM startups based on an analysis of CrunchBase data today. Reflecting how diverse the startup CRM ecosystem is right now, the latest CrunchBase data has 71 different categories and subcategories to track startup CRM investments. They range from data integration startups specializing in CRM systems to analytics, visualization and vertically-designed CRM systems … Continue reading Benchmarking CrunchBase’s Top 25 CRM Startups

The UX Of Ethics: Should Google Tell You If You Have Cancer?

“If I’m on a park bench, and I’m next to someone, and I hear them talking about symptoms of cancer, am I obligated to turn around and tell them they might have cancer?” Samuel Volchenboum, Director of the Center for Research Informatics and Associate Professor of Pediatric Oncology at the University of Chicago, lets the … Continue reading The UX Of Ethics: Should Google Tell You If You Have Cancer?

Demystifying Churn: Measuring and Benchmarking this Metric

As every SaaS entrepreneur knows, churn is one of the single most important metrics in determining the day to day health of the business. Acquiring new customers is time and capital intensive, and this growth is meaningless if those customers do not stay. Despite the importance of this metric, measuring, tracking and benchmarking churn often … Continue reading Demystifying Churn: Measuring and Benchmarking this Metric

Facebook is eating the world – Columbia Journalism Review

SOMETHING REALLY DRAMATIC is happening to our media landscape, the public sphere, and our journalism industry, almost without us noticing and certainly without the level of public examination and debate it deserves. Our news ecosystem has changed more dramatically in the past five years than perhaps at any time in the past five hundred. We are … Continue reading Facebook is eating the world – Columbia Journalism Review

Open innovation is growing, but universities may be missing out on the action

The concept of open innovation is one that is growing in acceptance, with a recent report revealing that nearly 80 percent of companies are regularly engaged with external partners in their innovation work. Despite this apparent willingness and high levels of R&D spending, a recent paper reveals that academics are seemingly missing out on the action, as they … Continue reading Open innovation is growing, but universities may be missing out on the action

New “Passive Wi-Fi” Could Save Your Phone’s (Battery) Life

Using ‘reflected’ signals could have a big impact on your phone’s battery life. Electrical engineers at the University of Washington have come up with a new type of Wi-Fi hardware that uses 10,000 times less power than existing technology, Wiredreports. That could have big implications for mobile and embedded applications, helping smartphone batteries last longer, reducing … Continue reading New “Passive Wi-Fi” Could Save Your Phone’s (Battery) Life