Meir Statman on risk taking and emotions of investors. 

springwise:

From France, an espresso machine for the car
We’ve seen a number of innovations designed to help consumers get a good cup of coffee wherever they happen to be. One we hadn’t seen, however, is a brewing device for the car — until now, that is. New from French Handpresso, the Handpresso Auto E.S.E. is an espresso machine built specifically for use in automobiles. READ MORE…

springwise:

From France, an espresso machine for the car

We’ve seen a number of innovations designed to help consumers get a good cup of coffee wherever they happen to be. One we hadn’t seen, however, is a brewing device for the car — until now, that is. New from French Handpresso, the Handpresso Auto E.S.E. is an espresso machine built specifically for use in automobiles. READ MORE…

thekhooll:

Bump Launches Payments App To Let You Share Money By Tapping Phones Together
You’ve likely been in the following situation. You get dinner with a friend at restaurant that only takes cash. You grab the bill and tell your friend to pay you back when he has some cash. Of course, then you have to wait until you see him next, and even then you’ll likely forget about the $15.Bump Pay, a new app being released today for the iPhone and Android phones, is all about making sure you get that money on the spot by using something people rarely forget at home — smartphones.
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thekhooll:

Bump Launches Payments App To Let You Share Money By Tapping Phones Together

You’ve likely been in the following situation. You get dinner with a friend at restaurant that only takes cash. You grab the bill and tell your friend to pay you back when he has some cash. Of course, then you have to wait until you see him next, and even then you’ll likely forget about the $15.Bump Pay, a new app being released today for the iPhone and Android phones, is all about making sure you get that money on the spot by using something people rarely forget at home — smartphones.

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thekhooll

Gian Fulgoni from comScore on the future of e-commerce.

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mediafuturist:

futuresagency:

This is a new video with a short and to-the-point interview with TFA’s CEO, Gerd Leonhard, produced by marketing magazine The Drum at Digital London, about the future of social media and how it will impact us. Most important: in a digital society, you can’t FORCE people to pay, you can only ATTRACT them to pay.

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fastcompany:

Can you teach robots to stop spamming me?

In a recent paper (PDF), researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology discuss how humans can make sure that robots don’t get out of line.
Roboethics: Three Ways To Make Sure That Future Robots Have Morals

fastcompany:

Can you teach robots to stop spamming me?

In a recent paper (PDF), researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology discuss how humans can make sure that robots don’t get out of line.

Roboethics: Three Ways To Make Sure That Future Robots Have Morals

Our clickstreams, search history, likes, tweets, photos, and so on and so forth is our data and we should have the ability to control it, delete it, and limit how it is used.

Venture capitalist Fred Wilson has some very interesting thoughts on on-line privacy:

There are signs that Washington is gearing up to do something big in the area of online privacy. The FTC put out a report earlier this week and the White House called for a “privacy bill of rights” last month. Both have asked Congress to act on this issue.

I thought I’d lay out some basic thoughts and principals on the data we create, share, and curate on the open Internet.

1 - Our clickstreams, search history, likes, tweets, photos, and so on and so forth is our data and we should have the ability to control it, delete it, and limit how it is used. That seems like a basic right that should be available to everyone who uses the Internet.

2 - Those who do not want to be tracked should have the ability to opt-out of being tracked. The Do Not Track industry self regulation effort (in browsers, ad networks, etc) is long overdue and I hope we see real usable tools soon. The FTC expects these tools by year end. I hope they are right.

More (all 7 points): Some Thoughts On Online Privacy

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Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.

— Henry Ford

This new class of micro-entrepreneurs is doing the same thing MBAs have been shouting about in boardrooms for years — diversifying their revenue streams.

Ad man Rory Sutherland on small, simple solutions for big problems of human behaviour. (TED 2010)

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