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Maastricht Week of Entrepeneurship '12 - mark your calendar Maastricht Week of Entrepeneurship '12 - mark your calendar Get ready for MeWeek’14! May 14-16 – be there! We would like to send out a big thanks to all the amazing speakers this year, our program partners and the participants who took the time to join us and get inspired! We’re already working on the 2014 edition, so follow us on social media to keep up with our latest developments! Celebrating 6 yearsOver 1000 participants inspiredOver 130 entrepreneurs featuredLargest entrepreneurship event in the area
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Economists, Scientists Debate Research Efficiency Economists, Scientists Debate Research Efficiency Tanya Lewis In a series of comments in Nature, economists suggest ways to reduce financial inefficiency in academic research, but some researchers don’t believe science should be managed like a business. In today’s economic climate, academic institutions are seeking to maximize their investment in research. While financial and productivity experts agree that inefficiencies exist within the system, their suggestions for improvement vary. Last week, Nature published three commentaries (1–3) on research efficiency by authors from academia and consulting. Economists, Scientists Debate Research Efficiency
WE'RE BLOWN AWAY: This Startup Could Literally Change The Entire Software Industry WE'RE BLOWN AWAY: This Startup Could Literally Change The Entire Software Industry Startup Numecent has come out of stealth mode today with some of the most impressive enterprise technology we've seen in a decade. Plus the company is interesting for other reasons, like its business model and its founder. Numecent offers something it calls "cloud paging" and, if successful, it could be a game-changer for enterprise software, video gaming, and smartphone apps.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A pair of snake-handling Pentecostal preachers are getting their own reality television show. “Snake Salvation” is set to debut Sept. 10 on the National Geographic Channel. The series will feature Andrew Hamblin of Tabernacle Church of God in LaFollette, Tenn., and Jamie Coots of Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name church of Middlesboro, Ky. They are among a handful of believers in Appalachia who practice the so-called signs of the gospel, found in Mark 16: “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” Coots said the series will feature scenes from church services where worshipers handle snakes, as well as the day-to-day struggle to live out their faith. Companies pull ads from Muslim reality TV show Companies pull ads from Muslim reality TV show
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Un nouveau modèle de consommation Un nouveau modèle de consommation Dernière mise à jour: 05-12-2011 | 11h51 Il s'agit de jeunes sociétés internet s'adressant à ceux qui préfèrent se prêter des voitures plutôt que de les posséder, séjourner dans une chambre familiale désertée plutôt que dans des hôtels ou lever des fonds auprès d'amis plutôt qu'auprès des banques. «Nous sommes au cœur d'une révolution de la propriété», affirme Rachel Botsman, auteur du livre What's Mine is Yours qui illustre le basculement vers un modèle de «consommation en collaboration».
s November 2011 Trend Briefing covering the consumer trend "DEALER-CHIC" s November 2011 Trend Briefing covering the consumer trend "DEALER-CHIC" The INTERNET OF CARING THINGS means connected objects that serve consumers' most important needs: physical and mental wellbeing, safety, security, oversight of loved ones, and more. You're probably already familiar with the innovations that have blazed an early CARING trail. The Nest smart thermostat*, NIKE fuelband and Fitbit, for example. But now, as consumer demand and technological capacity converge, the INTERNET OF CARING THINGS will evolve in exciting new directions. Check out the examples below – divided into five categories of CARING – for a glimpse of these...
s 12 Consumer Trends for 2012 Introduction | This year, much as in previous years, some brands may be staring into the abyss, while others will do exuberantly well. And while we can’t offer any help to defaulting nations or bankrupt companies, we do believe that there are more opportunities than ever for creative brands and entrepreneurs to deliver on changing consumer needs. From Canada to Korea. Hence this overview of 12 must-know consumer trends (in random order) for you to run with in the next 12 months. Onwards and upwards: s 12 Consumer Trends for 2012
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Apple: The Numbers [Infographic] World’s largest tech company: check. Larger than Microsoft and Google combined: check. World’s largest company by market cap: check. But how? We all know that iPhones, iPads, iPods, Apps and Apple computers all sell like hotcakes globally – but a look at the numbers provides a staggering realisation. Apple: The Numbers [Infographic]
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Microsoft wants to rule the living room. To do that, it's going to have to face off against Apple, which is rumored to be working on a television that will serve as a hub for entertainment in the living room. It already has a big head start, thanks to Kinect, its motion-sensing and voice-detecting controller, and a ton of content partnerships. Microsoft Xbox 720 Presentation Microsoft Xbox 720 Presentation
This is a community post, untouched by our editors. sustainable consumption… in reality, it comes down to price and quality almost every time Tweet Share Martin Wright meets the authors of the latest report on sustainable consumption. Sustainable consumption: holy grail or oxymoron? It’s a question that’s been tantalising activists and business leaders alike since the phrase was first coined 20 years ago or more. Can We Really Do More With Less?
Welcome to the Anthropocene
Watch 131 Years of Global Warming in 26 Seconds Don't Have Flash? Watch this video on your iPad or iPhone here While temperatures soared for many this summer, this video takes the longer historical view. It comes to us from our friends at NASA and is an amazing 26-second animation depicting how temperatures around the globe have warmed since 1880. That year is what scientists call the beginning of the “modern record.”
via Anya Hart Dyke In a nutshell, the #AsktheQ campaign aims to bring pressure to bear on all sectors to improve their regard for the environment. Tweet Share Shoppers cast a vote every time they spend their money and because this is an everyday action, it can have a far greater impact on policy than stating an electoral preference every few years. As the influence of social media grows, consumers have an unprecedented opportunity to share concerns with thousands of people about governmental and corporate failure to protect our environment. Consumers crossing swords with companies on social media is a tried and tested driver of change. Pushing for Greater Transparency on Sustainability: the #AsktheQ Twitter Campaign
Geoengineering: Risky to Do, Riskier to Ignore This is a community post, untouched by our editors. I’ve got to admit I’m not the world’s biggest fan of geoengineering, and I’ve said so quite publicly. The idea is that if we fail to cut back greenhouse gas emissions and the planet’s temperature soars to potentially dangerous levels, we’ll have to do something. Since greenhouse gases trap heat from the sun, that something could be finding a way to block sunlight — by lofting particles of reflective sulfur dioxide up into the stratosphere, for example, or by “seeding” clouds with a fine spray of seawater to make them whiter, or even, in one of the more farfetched schemes I’ve heard about, by sending little mirrors into space. Or, since CO2 stays in the atmosphere for hundreds of years after its emitted, the something could be a new technology, like “artificial trees,” which would suck that most important greenhouse gas back out of the air.
A Little SPF Spray for Earth? While there have been some amazing social advances that have resulted from technology developed over the past century, these advances have come at a price; a price too high for our environment to sustain. Our growing demands are beginning to take their toll on the earth, and the effects of global climate change are becoming increasingly apparent. It is evident, now more than ever, that we must take drastic measures to control and reverse the negative impacts we have inflicted on our environment. Widespread complacency in the behaviours that epitomize our disposable society has resulted in incredibly unsustainable lifestyles, and practices that have put great strains on our Earth. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and achieving a carbon neutral or carbon negative state, is a major determining factor in just how much we will be impacted by global climate change in the coming years.
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