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Could equity based crowdfunding pay for your retirement (and save the world)?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… decent to put the money.

Retail deposits are an obvious start. But after tax, inflation and fees you might as well just hide it under your mattress (uncomfortable as it might be, if your bank is Greek or Spanish it will probably still make for a better night’s sleep).

Investing directly in the stock market is unlikely to yield much greater returns – assuming you don’t lose it altogether. Managed investment funds promise the world, but seem to specialize more in hidden fees than …

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Can we crowdsource the planet better?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

On the surface, crowdsourcing and the environmental movement seem like a perfect match. By mobilizing the masses and directing their collective skills towards a problem, crowdsourcing should be a powerful weapon in the fight against threats such as global warming (or, for those who live in recently freezing Helsinki , the challenge to speed global warming up). So why does it …

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Too fast, too furious? The app that’ll slow you down

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

This November, in a “courageous” (i.e. likely to be unpopular) move, the Finnish Government started road testing a new breed of hi-tech speed cameras . Mounted on trailers, these cameras not only detect your speed but can also spot tailgating, undone seat belts and even overdue taxes. Basically, if you see one coming down the road, it’s time to belt up and ease off the …

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Play the game of life

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… In turn, they are obligated to return the courtesies.” This social aspect is encouraged by the fees: unless you want to pay for the pleasure of growing imaginary crops, to play you must have at least other eight friends helping you out.

Making hay while the sun shines

Despite the huge popularity of these games, the gaming industry as a whole has fallen on hard times. For every incredible success story, there are a many more failures or only marginally profitable games. For a …

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Small Change, Big Difference

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… money while on the bus (which they could then use to pay for Starmap or the extortionate contract fees most iPhones are tied to).

With people like Rupert Murdoch trying to change how the public perception of paid for content on the internet, coupled with new the exciting new technology and Apps, micropayments look set to become as commonplace as a star in the nights sky. While not your traditional super heroes, maybe it will be Captain Steve, with his trusty sidekick Micropayment Man that …

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