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Algorithms: Today’s trusted News provider?

Stuart Dredge Trends

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Who’s your trusted news gatekeeper? For centuries, this question has governed our media habits, from rabble-rousing pamphlets in the 1600s to the newspapers and broadcasters that held sway in the 20th century. It’s been a long run for journalists as the pre-eminent media gatekeepers, then, filtering the world for their readers, listeners and viewers. But in the 21st century, there’s …

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Why crowdfunding is not just for potato salad

Severin Marcombes Startup Tips

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Severin Marcombes is the CEO and co-founder of Lima (photo), a new device that allows you to display the same files on your smartphone, computer and tablet. A year ago, he launched a Kickstarter campaign for his product with an initial goal of $69,000. The project reached its goal in 12 hours and ended up collecting $1.2 million dollars thanks to 12,840 backers. …

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LeWeb Trends Review: Are European startups leading the way?

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What are the opportunities for startups in a globalised economy? Entrepreneurs have never had so many options to kick off their business, especially in terms of financing and location. Don’t get us wrong, though: starting your own company remains quite a challenge, and any startup eager to “make the world a better place” (© Silicon Valley) should get ready to confront more than one obstacle along …

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Stuart Dredge: Digital fitness will boom, but don’t forget the ethics

Stuart Dredge Trends

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In tech circles, fitness-tracking devices are already a common sight, from Fitbits peeking out of pockets to FuelBands dangling from wrists. So common, in fact, that it’s tempting to think these devices are already mainstream. They’re not, but that’s exactly why this is such an interesting time for this area. A study published by research firm NPD Group in January found that 32% …