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European Data Market

Final results of the European Data Market study measuring the size and trends of the EU data economy

The study presents the findings of the monitoring tool on data workers, the value of the data market, the number of data user enterprises, the number of data companies and their revenues, and the overall value of the impact of the data economy on EU GDP. The findings will feed into further developing the Digital Single Market in the EU as data is a catalyst for economic growth, innovation and digitisation across all economic sectors, particularly for SMEs and start-ups.

Today the European Commission published the final results of the European Data Market study. The study presents the findings of the monitoring tool on data workers, companies, users and markets among others...

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Finance app encourages couples to talk about money and wealth

Finance app encourages couples to talk about money and wealth

Honeyfi is a new service that aims to help couples budget and communicate well about money.

How much to share with a spouse or partner is a perennial relationship issue. Whether to have a joint account? How to align spending behaviors and savings goals? These issues are rich seams of potential strife between couples. Could a new finance app solve this problem and save relationships?

Instead of a joint account, Honeyfi enables the pooling of financial information from different bank accounts and credit cards.
Honeyfi also provides total transparency and budgeting tools for joint management of funds...

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Japanese robot teaches toddlers about coding

Japanese robot teaches toddlers about coding

The Kumiita droid trains youngsters in logic and problem solving by navigating panels which represent different programming commands.

This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

Japanese Icon Corp is currently crowdfunding for a new concept that’s designed to get kids understanding the thinking patterns of programming from a very young age. So young, in fact, that before they can even speak. Welcome to Kumiita, a little robot that looks like a salt and pepper shaker.

The child can arrange the control panels how they like, then put Kumiita on the start panel to begin its journey...

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Europe’s Surprising Tech Success

Europe’s Surprising Tech Success

BRUSSELS – Europe is often viewed as a digital laggard, running far behind the frontier-pushing United States and Asia. But appearances are deceiving. In fact, according to a new report by the London venture capital firm Atomico, European startups are now taking the lead in artificial intelligence, building new tech hubs, and drawing investment from traditional industrial stalwarts. Last year, a record-setting $13.6 billion was invested in Europe’s tech sector, compared with $2.8 billion in 2011.

Gone are the days when Europe’s “tech” sector largely comprised consumer-oriented e-commerce businesses – often blatant knockoffs of successful US companies...

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Microsoft to shut down Wunderlist in favor of its new app, To-Do

Microsoft to shut down Wunderlist in favor of its new app, To-Do

Microsoft acquired the popular mobile to do list application Wunderlist back in 2015, and now it’s preparing users for its eventual demise with the release of its new application “To-Do,” announced today. The new app was built by the team behind Wunderlist, and will bring in the favorite elements of that app in the months ahead, Microsoft says. The company also added that it won’t shut down Wunderlist until it’s confident that it has “incorporated the best of Wunderlist into To-Do.”

In case you’re hoping Wunderlist will get some sort of reprieve, Microsoft makes its forthcoming demise pretty clear. Stating its plans in black-and-white: “we will retire Wunderlist,” it says in a blog post.  

In the meantim...

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Robots Take Over – The Apparel Production

First large scale shoe robot factory unveiled: Adidas will use machines in Germany instead of humans in Asia to make shoes.

Adidas, the German maker of sportswear, has announced it will start marketing its first series of shoes manufactured by robots in Germany from 2017. More than 20 years after Adidas ceased production activities in Germany and moved them to Asia, Adidas unveiled the group’s new prototype “Speedfactory” in Germany. As of this year, the factory will begin large-scale production. What’s more, Adidas will also open a second Speedfactory in the U.S. in 2017, followed by more in Western Europe. According to the company, the German and American plants will in the “mid-term” each scale up to producing half a million pair of shoes per year.

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App-controlled, vertical farming for limited indoor space

App-controlled, vertical farming for limited indoor space

New smart farming system CityCrop is a vertical hydroponics set-up that allows growers to make best use of limited space and monitor their plants via app.

For city dwellers worldwide, finding space to grow their own herbs, vegetables and flowers is a near-constant search. Athens-based CityCrop has created a smart solution. Using vertical hydroponics (a growing system based on water, not soil), growers can farm a variety of crops indoors and with minimal square footage. The vertical farm is completely climate controlled, uses LED lights to promote rapid growth and connects to the app with wifi, making it easy for farmers to manage their crops remotely.

The app provides full control over the care of the plants, allowing for adjustment...

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Too Late To Start? A timeline infographic of founder age.

Too Late To Start? A timeline infographic of founder age.

The timeline infographic is the most universal infographic template of all. No matter who you are, we all go through time the same. All humans experience time. It’s the only thing we can’t stop, change, or slow down. In this timeline infographic , I am looking at the timeline of success.

To read more, click the link: https://blog.adioma.com/timeline-infographic-of-founder-age/

 

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Job-Stealing Robots?

Job-Stealing Robots? Millennials See Hope, Fear in Automation

As the old French adage goes, plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose: the more things change, the more they stay the same. But that was before the physical, biological, and digital worlds began merging to give us what I refer to as the “Fusion Revolution,” disrupting whole industries and giving rise to a new mantra—the more things change, the quicker things change.

Take life sciences. When I began working with the industry, clients didn’t have opportunities to leverage digitized data to quicken the drug discovery process. And it would be years before robots could precisely grip test tubes, vials, and petri dishes to help with sensitive lab tests. That was a human’s job!

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13 International Cities Perfect for Business Expansion

13 international cities perfect for business expansion

If you have a product or skill with the potential to benefit thousands, or even millions more, it doesn’t make sense to confine your business to a single community. It’s not unlikely, then, for an entrepreneur to crave more. In this aspect, the world is their oyster.

But how do you choose a city with the right conditions that will provide ample opportunities for success?

Fear not! We’ve scoured the ends of the Earth for the perfect spots to call home for your business. This isn’t your traditional one to 10 scale of definitive criteria, but mixes the expected with the soul of a go-getter. Whether you’re a nomadic at heart or crave a tight-knit community, here are 13 amazing locales every entrepreneur should consider expanding to...

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