Business, Commerce and Trade Articles

Good resource: the ITU’s Information Society Report 2015

The Report, which has been published annually since 2009, features key ICT data and benchmarking tools to measure the information society, including the ICT Development Index (IDI). The IDI 2015 captures the level of ICT developments in 167 economies worldwide and compares progress made since

How to stop the money monoculture by Kickstarter CEO and cofounder Yancey Strickler

Technology has been disrupting many business sectors over the last years (think of Music, Telecom, Publishing) and will keep disrupting many other area’s (Energy, Transport, Health, Education, …). Technology and the Internet have made information more transparent with more information available than ever before, for people

These Technologies Will Shift the Global Balance of Power in the Next 20 Years

Excellent foresight post by Vivek Wadhwa on Singularity HUB on the grand challenges we face the coming decades with more and more exponential technologies taking the highway of change , leaving most governments, businesses, and economists perplex: “Governments, businesses, and economists have all been caught off guard by the geopolitical shifts

Al Gore’s new version of capitalism

A growing number of economists warn that ever shorter time horizons are destroying businesses and entire economies. Since the publication of An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore has become a partner in the Silicon Valley venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins and is a member of the Apple board.

Will the rise of the Robots implode the World Economy?

If you’re using nutrition coaching apps like Lark, you know we’re a breath away from Intelligent Assistants (IA) as portrayed so brilliantly in Her, the movie. Robots and AI Systems are already landing planes, writing news stories, and emotional robots may be your very best friend or

50 Sensor Applications for a Smarter World

  If you want to understand more about what type of applications will run in our smart cities of the future, you must check these “50 Sensor Applications for a Smarter World“, created by Libelium, an Internet of Things Platform Provider, based in Zaragoza, Spain. The

The hidden cost of free internet in South Africa

Data remains an expensive luxury in Africa but free internet may not come free Excellent insightful article from Indra de Lanerolle on The Conversation last week on the hidden cost of a free internet in South Africa. Did you know that the cost of one gigabyte of data on

Star Trek Economics

I grew up watching “Star Trek: The Next Generation” (easily the best of the Star Trek shows). There’s one big, obvious thing missing from the future society depicted in the program. No one is doing business. There is almost no one buying and selling, except