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Why Great Innovation Needs Great Marketing

“But to achieve success through innovation, companies must put as much energy and investment into marketing new offerings as they do in generating them” reports hbr.org. So instead of making assumptions about potential customers and their needs, marketing might help identify entirely new or different customers for innovation teams to consider.Another example of integrated marketing and innovation is the story of the K-Cup coffee pod from Keurig. Because marketing can reduce those risks, it matters as much as innovation — perhaps even more.But marketing is and should not be executed…

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US: Crypto Advocacy Group Encourages Financial Regulators to Foster Innovation

“United States blockchain advocacy group the Chamber of Digital Commerce has encouraged two major financial regulators to foster blockchain innovation, according to an official tweet on Feb. 19” writes Ana Berman for cointelegraph.com. The examinations will include cryptocurrency surveillance practices, as well as other market and trading surveillance, including real-time monitoring.In a separate letter to the CFTC, the group expressed support for the Commission’s previously launched initiative, dubbed LabCFTC, which examines fintech innovations.The group believes that blockchain offers a “myriad of transformational benefits” for businesses, government. and consumers. Source: cointelegraph.com

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Tehran to host festival on innovation in urban management

“TEHRAN — Tehran Urban Research and Planning Center will host a festival on research and innovation in urban management in the third Iranian calendar month Khordad (May 22-June 21)” reports tehrantimes.com. According to sciencedirect.com, urban branding is a new approach toward urban development of sustainable cities.Management infrastructure and urban financial development, social and cultural urban development, application of research projects, urban transportation, urban services and environment, architecture and urban engineering, safety and crisis are some items discussed during the event, he said.The sharing and development of global scientific findings in…

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ADVERTORIAL: Innovation, technology, and skill – RummyCircle Brings it Together

“Playing online rummy is a productive way of spending your leisure time” reports ign.com. With over two million registered users, RummyCircle is a leading online rummy platform where you can play for real money.However, with online gaming platforms like RummyCircle, the game has now become a year-round treat for players who are passionate about it. Source: ign.com

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Moscow Blockchain Cluster Needs Intellectual Property Mechanism, Says Expert

“The Moscow-based blockchain innovation cluster needs a mechanism for assessing intellectual property, says the founder of blockchain platform Universa.io, Aleksandr Borodich” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. The plans to launch a blockchain-based city innovation cluster by summer 2019 were initially announced by the Moscow municipal government earlier in February. Starting this year, the Russian Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Education and Science, (Rosobrnadzor) will also implement blockchain technology in the country’s main graduation examination.Speaking at the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi, Borodich reportedly stated: Earlier this week,…

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Moscow Gov’t to Launch Blockchain-Enabled IT Innovation Cluster by Summer 2019

“The Moscow municipal government is planning to launch a blockchain-based city innovation cluster by summer 2019, Russian news agency TASS reports on Feb. 11” writes Helen Partz for cointelegraph.com. The innovation cluster of Moscow intends to bring together various tech and business entities, including technology parks, business incubators, IT firms, universities, research and development (R&D) organizations, and others.The upcoming platform for the city’s IT innovation cluster will enable participants to find potential partners, as well as learn about their products and equipment, according to Alexey Fursin, Head of the Department…

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We are too quick ‘in running away from anything labeled crypto,’ SEC commissioner

“Read: One SEC commissioner is establishing herself as the voice of innovation for the crypto market Providing critical information for the U.S. trading day” writes Aaron Hankin for marketwatch.com. That is the latest from the SEC’s Hester M. Peirce, who is suggesting that the financial industry shouldn’t be too eager to eschew the crypto market.Read: SEC has to embrace risk, says Commissioner Peirce Read: The SEC’s rejection of the latest Winklevoss bitcoin ETF proposal offers a big silver lining The SEC is expected to give its final decision on the…

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Yooz Debuts AP Automation Tech To UK Market

“Yooz said its AP automation tool is designed for businesses of all sizes, with all volumes of documents” reports pymnts.com. In the January B2B Payments Automation Innovation Playbook, PYMNTS and Mastercard found that 85 percent of companies want accounts payable automation, though 59 percent have yet to implement any kind of payments automation into their own back-end systems.The solution integrates artificial intelligence (AI), robotic process automation (RPA), machine learning, deep learning and other technologies to automate invoice processing for accelerated, accurate invoice payments. Source: pymnts.com

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AerUP Innovation Event focusing on aerospace industry

“TEHRAN — Experts and owners of aerospace industry have gathered at the 2nd International AerUP Innovation Event, which opened at the Amirkabir University of Technology on February 5 and will last until March 5” reports tehrantimes.com. On February 19 the entrepreneurs can hold meetings with industry owners during an event named Aertalk. The event aims to introduce aerospace applications to public in their early life.He said that satellite imagery can be useful in decreasing accidents on roads, railway or even in marine and coastal hazards. “The future is for aerospace…

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Government could become shareholder in UK tech companies, innovation body says

“The Government could in future start taking equity stakes in Britain’s technology startups, the chairman of Innovate UK, Ian Campbell, has said, in a move which could give it more say in where businesses base their operations” writes James Titcomb for telegraph.co.uk. “We are always looking to see what the impact of our funding is,” he said.”Whether it is as a venture capital vehicle or not, I would like every pound of Innovate UK funding to be regarded as highly as venture capital funds.”. When asked whether this meant the Government…

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