MIT’s Principal Research Scientist, Andy McAfee, gives us food for thought in this Capgemini Consulting production. Andy explains the origins of digital transformation, where it’s come from, where it’s going and how digital innovations are going to affect the digital business world from here on in.
You can’t change the weather, but you can make money from it. More and more companies are interested in receiving tailor-made weather forecasts. For instance, they could help a power supplier predict how much energy from renewable sources will be flowing through their power lines. This could help the firm avoid shortages. Weather apps are also proving to be money spinners, too.
Don’t bet on the decentralized currency Bitcoin as a retirement investment, says Mercatus Center policy analyst Jerry Brito, but go long on it as the payment system of the future. Reason’s Nick Gillespie talks with Brito, the editor of the new anthology Copyright Unbalanced, about Bitcoin bubbles and why governments are so afraid of this virtual payment system.
Berlin-based SoundCloud has 38 million registered users and $45 million in venture funding. CEO and Cofounder Alexander Ljung is positioning his company to be the Web’s go-to platform for all things audio.
Legal Tech Start-Up Showcase: LegalForce and Wevorce
The event focused on two new legal service business models and web platforms that are gaining momentum: LegalForce, a bricks-and-mortar legal retail business with a walk-in store on University Avenue and an online legal services platform; and Wevorce, a new online divorce resolution service.