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Apple revenue drops, Cook is still in charge

For the first time in 13 years, Apple’s reported falling revenue in the last three months to $50.6 billion – a decline of 13%. In the first quarter of 2015, Apple announced record revenue from the iPhone. 504 more words

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Visa Is Awarding $150K to Startups in Its 2nd Annual The Everywhere Initiative

Global 1000 companies are facing massive existential and competitive threats, driving them to seek outside innovation to solve their most pressing business challenges. As KITE helps to facilitate innovation partnerships, we have found that the best enterprise-startup partnerships begin with a paid pilot. 444 more words

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Policies for Inclusive Innovation

For inclusive innovation to prosper, new policy initiatives are needed, argues the working paper “Policies to Support Inclusive Innovation”.  Inclusive innovation is the means by which new goods and services are developed for and by marginal groups (the poor, women, the disabled, ethnic minorities, etc).  335 more words

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Must-Read to understand where Facebook is heading: Facebook May Have Peaked as a Social Network. But It’s Reinventing Itself as Something Bigger (Will Oremus)

Even before it was the title of a movie, the phrase “the social network” was synonymous with Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg’s startup snatched the title from MySpace in 2008, and its pre-eminence among social networks has gone unquestioned ever since. 74 more words

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Great Article on purpose-driven Entrepreneurship: Does Your Company Know Why It Exists? (John Battelle)

Many of the World’s Top Companies Can’t Explain Their Purpose. Why Knowing Yours Will Be a Competitive Advantage.

It’s remarkable to think that in an age defined by purpose, most large companies have no idea what their reason for existing actually is. 49 more words

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