Many trends on the horizon offer opportunities that could transform our cities. From self-driving vehicles and the sharing economy through to cloud computing and blockchain technologies, each of these trends is quite significant on its own. But the convergence of their disruptive forces is what will create real value and drive innovations.
Take blockchain and the sharing economy as an example. Bringing these two forces together can potentially disrupt established companies like Uber and Airbnb. The success of these companies is largely due to their ability to make use of existing assets people owned, that had been paid for, but from which new value could be [...]
DURHAM, N.C., May 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (OTC: MGTI) announced today that it has entered into a joint venture partnership with Nordic IT Sourcing Association Venture Partners to develop and market the world’s most secure mobile phone. The partnership agreement specifies an initial 50-50 equity split, prior to expected third party investment (however, there can be no assurance of such investment). The joint venture is called JMPP Oy and will be domiciled in Helsinki, Finland. MGT is responsible for designing, engineering and testing a state of the art cell phone with privacy features that stay one step ahead of hackers and eavesdroppers. [...]
On March 9, 2017, ZT, an underground technologist and writer, read his upcoming novella: Architects of the Apocalypse, to a group of his adherents in the basement of an abandoned bar in Nashville, Tennessee. The occasion was the Third Annual Meltdown Congress—an underground, invitation-only organization dedicated to the survival of the human species in the face of near certain digital annihilation.
I was present, along with three of my compatriots, plus about 30 gray hat hackers (hackers or cybersecurity experts without malicious intent) who represent the cream of the American hacking community.
ZT’s novella takes place in the not-too-distant future. It chronicles an [...]
Much like Apple killed its own iPod, entrepreneurs need to figure out what’s disrupting their businesses — and then get in front of it.
That’s what Jordan Zimmerman, founder and chairman of Zimmerman Advertising, did. He realized early on that the advertising space was changing. In this edition of AskJZ, he talks about how he moved to change first.
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