The opportunities Silicon Valley doesn’t see

Go-Jek Indonesia Pt. motorcycle taxi riders drive along a street in Jakarta, Indonesia on Monday, March 21, 2016. The Jakarta-based startup has already become a household name in its home country. The startup's app has been downloaded more than 11 million times and it has more than 200,000 motorbikes. Its name is a play on ojek, the Indonesian word for the motorcycle taxis that crisscross Southeast Asia's most populous nation. Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg

Silicon Valley is justifiably seen as the geographical center of digital innovation. From Google and Facebook to Uber and Netflix, the Valley is home to many global technology leaders. However, when searching for the next big startup, the time has come to look beyond Silicon Valley.

Source : TechCrunch

L'inexorable Michel et Augustinisation de l'économie française


Le rachat par Danone des «trublions du goût» et de leurs «chouettes recettes sympa» est le signe que leur univers décalé est l'inquiétante norme de demain. La success story continue. Michel et Augustin, la marque devenue synonyme d’innovation en France, vient d’être rachetée par le groupe Danone. Danone Manifesto Ventures, une structure qui se spécialise dans le repérage de l’innovation, sorte d’incubateur maison,veut prendre 40% du capital de Michel et Augustin. «Les équipes de Danone sont censées s’inspirer des idées et des méthodes de ces entreprises plus jeunes», lit-on dans Le Monde à propos des motivations de ce rachat.

Source : Slate

Apple in Talks to Acquire Jay Z’s Tidal Music Service


Apple Inc. is in talks to acquire Tidal, a streaming-music service run by rap mogul Jay Z, according to people familiar with the matter.

Source : The Wall Street Journal

How Tech Is Changing in 2016


As we enter deeper and deeper into the digital age, tech is consistently changing. While many think we may have hit a plateau with the use of smartphones and other mobile devices, technology is only evolving more and more, sometimes in different arenas. As we approach the middle of 2016, there is definitely some new technology that is changing the world, and other technology on the horizon that is expected to change life as we know it by the beginning of 2017.

Source : Huffington Post

American Express Is The First Financial Institution To Create A Facebook Bot

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Many brands are getting involved in creating Facebook Messenger Bots to get more business and make their services more available to their customers. American Express is the first financial institution to build a Facebook Messenger Bot that provides a convenient source of information for its members. The aim was to leverage a platform that most people interact with.

Source : PSFK

How became a legitimate force in Australian politics


Until recently, politicians could safely ignore clicktivism. Hundreds of online petitions could fill their inboxes and they could look the other way, but that's changing. Now campaigns started on are translating into activism beyond the Internet and Australia's elected officials are taking notice.

Source : Mashable