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Creating in Crowds

Written by Thomas A. Stewart on Tuesday, 17 September 2013.

In the romantic version, entrepreneurship and individualism are synonymous. He or she is a lone visionary, a Don Quixote tilting against the windmills of business as usual, with no resources beyond an impossible dream, a mulish stubbornness, and a maxed-out credit card.

How Enterprises Can Achieve A Return On Mobility

on Thursday, 11 July 2013.

Enterprises everywhere are going all-in with mobility. They are arming their sales force with tablets, setting up enterprise app stores, enabling BYOD, and developing a mobile policy. But what does it get them? Sure it’s cool and hip, but do they know what value mobility is intended to bring? What is the real return on investment in mobility?

Start-Up Series: Scoopshot

Written by Kelly Dolan on Thursday, 04 July 2013.

As part of our Start-Up of the Week series, entrepreneurcountry spoke to Finnish-based company Scoopshot. With a game changing concept, innovative technology and world class business strategy, Scoopshot was founded in April 2010 and provides a photo crowdsourcing service that connects mobile and professional photographers with individuals, international media companies and brands around the world.

The Confusing World of the Internet

on Monday, 01 July 2013.

How things have changed. I remember my first mobile phone “Motorola” being what we all used to call “a brick” with the ability to send a text message, make a call or play Snake. We went from no internet to dial up to WiFi and Broadband. The internet is a very confusing world and some people are still struggling to grasp the concept of the evolution that is the World Wide Web.

Gloom and Resignation in Europe

Written by Ian Stewart on Tuesday, 28 May 2013.

The US non-profit organisation the Pew Research Centre carries out surveys of public opinion across the world. Its latest report shows how the financial crisis has affected public opinion in eight European countries - Germany, the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Poland and the Czech Republic.

Don´t Mention the War: The Virtues of Corkscrew Thinking over Blitzkreig

Written by Joe Haslam on Monday, 11 March 2013.

Four middle aged men with laptops stand motionless in a converted power station and it´s the hottest ticket in London. Whether Kraftwerk at the Tate Modern was the near religious experience for you that it was for others, you can´t deny that they have their own way of doing things.

How the Rise in Video is Driving Ecommerce

Written by Linda Peters on Tuesday, 05 February 2013.

As the 2012 retail year ended, we noticed two major factors were driving an increase in online sales: mobile and the increasing use and influence of video. In fact, Ashley Schwartz, founder of digital advertising consultancy Furious Minds, told Beet.TV that video views of retail items are driving as much as 40 percent of site visitors to ecommerce sites.

The Return of Country Risk

Written by Ian Stewart on Wednesday, 01 August 2012.

The global financial crisis has led to a massive reassessment of risk. Assets which boomed in the good years – from house, to bank share to the debt of southern European governments – have suffered badly.

My thoughts on the Euro Zone Crisis

Written by Fabrice Grinda on Monday, 19 March 2012.

A few months ago, I started writing an analysis of our global economic situation that I wanted to present in the form of an optimistic thought experiment. That article has become so long and complicated that it has essentially turned into an economics PhD dissertation. I have shelved it for a while pending a major culling, simplification and rewrite. I still hope to publish it in the coming months.

Germany-based online game publisher Neonga has secured €2m in a Series A funding round

on Wednesday, 27 October 2010.

Neonga, a German games start-up based in Berlin, has raised €2 million ($2.8m) in Series A funding from a consortium of private investors, including High-Tech Grunderfonds and VC Fund Creative Industries.The new company has certainly been attracting some gaming talent: it was formed by ex-Frogster CEO Rolf Kloppeland has since been joined by Stefan Hinz, another Frogster staffer who joins Neonga as Chief Marketing Officer. Chief Technical Director Benjamin Kaiser is also from Frogster. The funding round will be used to develop the infrastructure, the staff, the range of titles and marketing initiatives.

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