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French president lauds Europe as the ‘most attractive place’ for tech giants

“On Wednesday, the French leader said that while he was a firm believer in innovation, executives from some of the world’s largest tech companies had to make sure they contributed more to society” writes Sam Meredith for cnbc.com. Macron is currently spearheading efforts for Europe to adopt tougher regulations on digital companies. “China is over-regulated; everything is concentrated by the government … Innovation and smart regulation, that is the best way to be the most attractive place and this is here,” he added. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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5 Keys to Building an Innovative Culture: A Q&A With Protiviti’s Jim DeLoach

“So, part of creating an innovative culture gets back to some of the things we were just talking about” reports financialexecutives.org. FEI Daily: How can boards and company leaders create an innovative culture from top to bottom?. FEI Daily: What does an innovative culture mean to you?. In thinking about the talent question, it’s really important to understand that innovative, market-changing organization are built differently. Source: financialexecutives.org Share This:

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Isfahan to host World Conference on Science Parks and Areas of Innovation

“With the theme of “Towards sustainable cities and communities: fostering innovation ecosystems” the IASP 2018 World Conference will explore the role of Software Technology Parks and Area of Innovations in the formation of the innovation ecosystem and the sustainable development of cities” reports tehrantimes.com. According to IASP website, in 2015, the UN adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide global action and investment for sustainable development over the next 15 years, one of which focuses on Sustainable Cities and Communities. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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Tinubu Square To Experiment With APIs, Blockchain For Trade Credit Tech

“France-based startup Tinubu Square is launching an innovation lab to explore technologies for the trade credit finance and insurance industries” reports pymnts.com. Reports said one of its first partners will be Export Development Canada (EDC), a Canadian export credit agency.Sébastien Méric, leader of the innovation lab, explained, “The idea is to carry out proofs of concepts at the beginning, to investigate the technologies and make sure we understand them. Source: pymnts.com Share This:

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America First at Home and Abroad

“When pursuing shared or self-interest abroad, recent administrations have first sought to find consensus and build coalitions with nations around the world, rather than pursue what is best” reports realclearpolitics.com. Given its uses, cobalt is considered one of the most vital strategic resources to support innovation over the decades ahead.But despite remarkable developments in foreign policy over the past few weeks, America’s global leadership role, cemented in the wake of the Allied victory in World War II, continues to strain at the edges. Source: realclearpolitics.com Share This:

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Small Businesses Shun Innovation For Fear Of Debt

“BMO has introduced several new services for small business customers, including a series of small business credit card products earlier this year with benefits programs targeted at small business spend categories like office supplies and fuel” reports pymnts.com. A survey of more than 1,021 small businesses in the U.S. published in BMO Wealth Management’s “Creating Wealth through Business Improvements” report on Monday (May 7) found that 60 percent of small businesses have never sought funding to support investment in innovation.In 2016, BMO collaborated with Mastercard to incorporate biometric authentication technology…

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In IPO Letter, Xiaomi CEO Explains Innovation at `Honest’ Prices

“As a young internet company, Xiaomi has conquered many challenges” writes Bloomberg News for bloomberg.com. We have a unique “triathlon” business model and have built a one-of-a-kind ecosystem of companies.Xiaomi is an internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an IoT platform at its core.We pride ourselves even more in being a technology company with a rare “fan culture.”.  Source: bloomberg.com Share This:

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Technology, innovation and the changing face of health care

“In December, a report from the World Bank and World Health Organization (WHO) stated that at least half of the planet’s population was unable to obtain essential health services” writes Anmar Frangoul for cnbc.com. One scheme looking to introduce new ideas to the health care system is the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA), which is delivered in partnership with all 15 of the AHSNs in England.For some, however, getting access to good, affordable health care is a real challenge. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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How T-Mobile went from seller to buyer in Sprint deal and what the world has to say about it

“While T-Mobile and Sprint executives have been pumping up the deal all over the place, the response elsewhere has been a bit tepid” writes Nat Levy for geekwire.com. T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom will own 42 percent of the new company, and Sprint parent SoftBank Group will own about 27 percent after the acquisition.Regulators twice stopped T-Mobile from getting acquired, and now there is skepticism that a T-Mobile/Sprint deal could clear regulatory hurdles. Source: geekwire.com Share This:

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