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US Federal Reserve Report - Discussion on the Tokenization Landscape for Mobile Payments in USA

US Federal Reserve Report – Discussion on the Tokenization Landscape for Mobile Payments in USA

The Mobile Payments Industry Workgroup (MPIW) convened a meeting on June 2-3, 2014 to discuss several industry tokenization initiatives being developed for digital and mobile retail payments. The key objectives of the meeting were to: (1) generate an overview of the different industry tokenization initiatives under development (ASC X9, EMVCo, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council…

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Tax Foundation Report - International Tax Competitiveness Index (2014)

Tax Foundation Report – International Tax Competitiveness Index (2014)

Taxes are a crucial component of a country’s international competitiveness. In today’s globalized economy, the structure of a country’s tax code is an important factor for businesses when they decide where to invest. No longer can a country tax business investment and activity at a high rate without adversely affecting its economic performance. In recent years, many countries have recognized this…

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US Federal Reserve Report - Mexico’s New Banking Measures Aim to Help Entrepreneurs

US Federal Reserve Report – Mexico’s New Banking Measures Aim to Help Entrepreneurs

The overhaul of Mexico’s banking laws, enacted as part of President Enrique Peña Nieto’s wide-ranging economic and business structural changes, could address the banking system’s greatest weakness: the availability of credit for small- and medium-sized business, while enhancing regulatory oversight and transparency.

Arguably the banking system’s greatest weakness involves small and medium-sized…

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How Michelin Earns Word of Mouth Influence in Social Media

How Michelin Earns Word of Mouth Influence in Social Media

The automotive industry has some of the most passionate talkers. Experts, enthusiasts, celebrities, car guys, and just people looking for answers to their car questions come to the same place: online forums.

For brands like Michelin, that’s fantastic for market research, understanding their customers, and hearing what people have to say. But according to Michelin’s Digital Consumer Experience…

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Sep 8

Freedom and Entrepreneurs Lead Economic Growth in Hong Kong

Freedom and Entrepreneurs Lead Economic Growth in Hong Kong

Occupied by the UK in 1841, Hong Kong was formally ceded by China the following year; various adjacent lands were added later in the 19th century. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and the UK on 19 December 1984, Hong Kong became the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People’s Republic of China on 1 July 1997. In this agreement, China promised that, under its “one…

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Sep 2

Why do entrepreneurs need a strategic vision?

Why do entrepreneurs need a strategic vision?

Research has shown that successful entrepreneurs create visions of the future, which inspires others to get involved in the venture. As an entrepreneur leading a start-up it is important to have these discussions about “blueprinting your strategic architecture” today.

Entrepreneurial success depends on the ability to think strategically, have a clear strategic vision, and achieve results quickly.…

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Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum For Angel and Venture Capital Financing (08-28-14)

Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum For Angel and Venture Capital Financing (08-28-14)

In 2014 the early stage financing environment exploded with valuations and the number of financings increasing substantially, including several multi-billion dollar fundings. By some measures the number of venture fundings in Q2 of 2014 approached levels not seen since the days of the internet bubble.

2014 also continued a number of trends from prior years: the growing influence of…

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It Is Summer - But Slush Is Just Around The Corner

It Is Summer – But Slush Is Just Around The Corner

Ticket sales are open. Companies, investors and media can register for the event to be held November 18-19th, 2014, in Helsinki, Finland.

Last year, Slush gathered 7,000 attendees and 1,200 companies from 68 countries, making it one of the biggest tech events in Europe. Slush featured 150 speakers on five stages, ranging from successful founders such as Ilkka Paananen (Supercell) and Niklas…

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Angel List Applications - Non-Profit Online Incubator for Global Entrepreneurs

Angel List Applications – Non-Profit Online Incubator for Global Entrepreneurs

We recently emailed the entrepreneurs who applied on Angel List to our Online Incubator for Global Entrepreneurs. This is a reminder for those who applied to check your email address that you provided to us when you applied on Angel List.

We are using the information from the application on Angel List to contact the entrepreneurs. We have a very limited number of openings available each year. If…

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Endeavor Report - Fairchild Semiconductor and Growth of Silicon Valley

Endeavor Report – Fairchild Semiconductor and Growth of Silicon Valley

Endeavor Insight, supported by Omidyar Network, recently released a new report that analyzes the development of the world’s most well-known entrepreneurship hub. The report, entitled “How Did Silicon Valley Become Silicon Valley,” includes new data that is being shared publicly for the first time. Endeavor has conducted similar research on entrepreneurship ecosystems around the world, including…

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