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July 5, 2012
Last week we discussed the new JOBS Act, which allows startups in the US to use online crowds to raise funding. We noted the huge potential this has for not just the crowdfunding industry and startups, but the investment world as a whole.
One platform that is planning to take advantage of these new laws (the UK is set to follow the US later this year) is Trillion Fund. Trillion Fund’s modest goal is to eventually raise a …
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June 27, 2012
… ‘real’ investment has been limited.
That is, until now. Early last month, Obama signed the JOBS Act, which clears the way to offer the crowd equity in companies. The UK regulator looks set to relax laws in a similar way later this year.
Investments for the people, by the people
Already, platforms like Fundable have sprung up to take advantage of the law change, using the Kickstarter model, but offering equity as well as rewards (or at least it will, when it gets SEC approval …
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February 1, 2012
… possibilities and needs of the digital world. This phenomenon is distinct from how conventional jobs are increasingly digitized in the sense of making heavy use of information and communication technologies. Most born-digital work represents new work that doesn’t directly compete with old occupations.
For example, hundreds of thousands of people around the world earn income from tasks like moderating images posted by users to an online community, categorizing products on an e-commerce …
October 18, 2011
As people everywhere continue to mourn the loss of Steve Jobs (mainly by buying yet another iPhone ), spare a thought for another recently departed tech visionary: Michael S Hart.
Like Jobs, Hart was a pioneer amongst geeks. Way back in 1971 (when “the Internet” had a grand total of 100 users) Hart founded Project Gutenberg, a non-profit enterprise to “encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks”. As a commenter on our recent …
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June 17, 2010
… exponentially, it is an exciting time to be involved in the industry.
Of course, not all jobs can be performed better by task-based labor (at least not yet). The far majority of us still work in traditional roles, with traditional titles. In fact, as of today, another three such roles exist, working with the hottest start-up in Finland. The three lucky people who fill them will get the chance to work with some of the most successful, and best looking people in the industry (according …
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