posts tagged ‘virtual currency

Read our roundups in magazine form on Flipboard, via the iOS and Android app or online; click here to find our magazine collection. -By 2030, the world’s mega-cities will be located mainly in Asia and Africa, according to a new U.N. report, as outlined in Quartz. -Bloomberg reports on Pew Research finding a continued increase […]

The consensus at 2013’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona was that “change is happening fast, and at an astonishing scale,” as we wrote back then. That’s one thing that hasn’t changed since last year. Speakers and attendees routinely noted how dizzyingly fast technology and the business landscape are evolving and how quickly consumers are embracing […]

Read our roundups in magazine form on Flipboard, via the iOS and Android app or online; click here to find our magazine collection. -Ahead of the annual Davos gathering, the World Economic Forum said income inequality represents the biggest threat to the global economy in the near future, per the AP. -“Dollar stores are now […]

Read our roundups in magazine form on Flipboard, via the iOS and Android app or online; click here to find our magazine collection. Due to Thanksgiving office closures, this double-edition roundup covers items from the past two weeks. -We released our 10 Trends for 2014 and companion video. -An in-depth New York Times report explores […]

As more people lean heavily on their mobile device for a range of needs, data usage is soaring. Strategy Analytics forecasts that global mobile data usage will increase threefold by 2017, driven in part to Web browsing and video streaming. With carriers adding data caps and raising fees, some companies are finding ways to convert […]

At Contagious magazine’s Now/Next/Why daylong conference in New York yesterday, the emergence of alternative currencies was a hot topic. The dramatic rise and fall of Bitcoin has highlighted the fact that consumer confidence is shifting away from traditional institutions like governments and central banks in favor of smaller, more independent alternatives. According to a recent […]

Due to Memorial Day office closures, this double-edition roundup covers news items from the past two weeks. -Global wealth grew worldwide last year, with Asia Pacific and North America in the lead, according to a Businessweek report on a new Boston Consulting Group study. -The Wall Street Journal explores “Tomorrow’s Transport,” including a look at […]


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