Book: The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries

Feld Thoughts

The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries was one of two books I read this weekend (the other was Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness ). Books book censorship china internet russia

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What the West needs to know about Russia’s tech scene

The Next Web

For many investors and entrepreneurs in the West, doing business in Russia can seem like a step into the unknown. Russia in numbers. To fully grasp the size of the opportunity Russia offers, let’s start by looking at the numbers.

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[Infographic] Education By Country (United States, China, Russia, France, Germany and Japan)

YoungUpstarts

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Book: Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice

Feld Thoughts

It starts out as the autobiography of Bill Browder and his creation of a massively successful hedge fund ( Hermitage Capital Management ) that was one of the first non-Russian investors in Russia in the mid to late 1990s. Books book browder hermitage capital russia sergei magnitsky

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Can the Bitcoin code be forbidden by democratic governments?

The Startup Magazine

Finance Legal insight Technology banks Bitcoin blockchain blogger capital China commercials Community Contract cryptocurrency developer financing Government Innovation Investment legal Magazine Money policy production profit robots Russia software strategy taxes

Urban Technology: The Business of Smart Cities

The Startup Magazine

Skolkovo Innovation City in Russia has been recognized as an attempt to emulate Silicon Valley. Smart cities are a new approach to urban development.

Its a small world after all

deal architect

Innovation from around the globe Wagenstandanzeiger – a beauty of data visualization - Germany Daring New Buildings – Azerbaijan Microsoft and the Sochi Olympics – Russia Video Analytics Capital – Macau World Design Capital – S. Africa Innovation is GREAT. Globalization and Technology

These are the 4 biggest challenges for Latin American startups

The Next Web

Understandably, having a population higher than Russia and America combined, Latin America also comes with a vast amount of differences between our North American cousins. We in Latin America are the happiest people in the world. We have dominant international soccer teams.

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Like Selling Ice to Eskimos?

The Entrepreneurial Mind

The Louisiana Caviar Company , founded by John Burke, sells its product to customers in an unlikely foreign market: Russia. The Russian market opened up due to efforts to ban caviar from the Caspian Sea in Russia. ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE : John Burke: Louisiana Caviar Company.

What Is The Forex 3-Session Trading System And How To Leverage It

YoungUpstarts

However, the Asian market encompasses more than 40 individual states and nations, including China, Australia, New Zealand and even Russia. The foreign exchange is unique in the financial market, as it remains accessible to investors 24-hours a day and six days a week.

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Why Traders Should Be Using MetaTrader 4

YoungUpstarts

Established in 2000 in Russia, the MetaQuotes Software Corporation has arguably revolutionised mobile trading in developed companies across the globe.

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How two expats found themselves at the center of Moscow’s entrepreneurial scene

The Next Web

The Soviet Union had collapsed, yielding a vacuum in which every consumer product could be updated or reimagined; with communist politics phased out, private enterprise had come to Russia for the first time in the country’s contemporary history. It started with snacks.

5 Terrible Social Media Fails in 2016 That You Must Avoid

Brandanew

Coca Cola traps itself between Russia and Ukraine Politics. The cola giant posted a Christmas card showing a beautified map of Russia, as a part of a greeting to Russians. This resulted in the Ukraine embassy showing its concern for the illegally occupied Crimea region by Russia.

Autopsy.io is the anti-Product Hunt: A graveyard of startup failures

The Next Web

to the geopolitical (“Consequence of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.”) Thankfully, Autopsy.io isn’t “Uber for hearses”. Rather, it’s a newly-launched site that collects stories of startup failure, with the aim of sharing the lessons learned with the whole community.

Staying Cyber Aware in a Crisis: Smart Tips for Nonprofit Boards

Board Effect

There are a good number of hackers lurking in cyberspace that have the backing of their governments —namely in China, North Korea, and Russia. In Russia, the Hades group is a well-known hacking group.

?????????? – Tenacity: How I Spent A Year One Night in Kiev

Steve Blank

As I approached the check-in desk, a very gruff Ukrainian customs official looked at my visa to Russia and said, “You cannot travel. Your visa to Russia has already been used. The Professor can go home to America, but can not go from here to Russia.”

What Are The Best Markets For Startups?

YoungUpstarts

Russia. It is common knowledge that startups are currently soaring in Russia. In spite of the fact that Russia does not have too many foreign investments, it is doing pretty good.

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7 Emigrant Entrepreneur Traits We All Should Emulate

Startup Professionals Musings

including Sergey Brin (Russia) at Google, Elon Musk (South Africa) at Tesla, John W. In my experience as a business advisor and angel investor these days, I seem to more frequently hear from entrepreneurs and business owners with “can’t-fail” or “get-rich-quick” ideas.

Startups from Around the World at SXSW

SiliconHills

By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News There were startups from Guatemala and Germany, Malaga, Spain, France, Australia, Russia, Denmark, Sweden and more at the invitation-only SXSW Global Startup Forum at City Hall. In addition to local dignitaries like Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell and SXSW Interactive Director Hugh Forrest, was a panel of venture […] The post Startups from Around the World at SXSW appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Why The Government is Isn’t a Bigger Version of a Startup

Steve Blank

Russia, Iran, and North Korea have also fused those activities. This article previously appeared in War On The Rocks. There was a time when much of U.S. academia was engaged in weapon systems research for the Defense Department and intelligence community.

The Fatal Flaw of the Three Horizons Model and How To Fix It

Steve Blank

Ironically rapid Horizon 3 disruption is most often used not by the market leaders but by the challengers/new entrants (startups, ISIS , China, Russia, etc.). I’m a big fan of McKinsey’s Three Horizons Model of innovation. (if

Millennials In Asia Are Ambitious And Entrepreneurial: VISA Study

YoungUpstarts

Filipinos come a very close second at 79-percent, followed by Russia (60-percent). Much has been written about the characteristics – and quirks – of the Millennial Generation, those born between 1982 and 1995.

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Paul Herdsman Of NICE Global: The Benefits Of Utilizing Nearshore Outsourcing For Your Business

YoungUpstarts

Usually, these offshore suppliers are in Asia, (India, Afghanistan, Malaysia, China, Vietnam and the Philippines), Eastern Europe (Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, Armenia), or Africa (Morocco, Kenya and South Africa).

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[Singapore][Competition] Applications For 14th Start-Up@Singapore Now Open

YoungUpstarts

Its recent edition attracted more than 3,000 teams and 9,000 participants, both locally as well as from countries such as Australia, Canada, Norway, India, Brunei, Pakistan, Russia, Greece, the Philippines and Indonesia.

Innovation at Speed – when you have 2 million employees

Steve Blank

The new National Defense Strategy states that we need to prepare for competition between major powers, calling out China and Russia explicitly as adversaries, (with China appearing to be the first.)

Austin Startup Games to Showcase Entrepreneurial Athletes

SiliconHills

But if you can’t wait that long and you can’t travel to Russia, there’s a solution much closer in Austin. By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News It’s less than a month to go until the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi kicks off. It’s the Austin Startup 2014 Winter Games! The event begins […] The post Austin Startup Games to Showcase Entrepreneurial Athletes appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Austin Startup Games startups technology

Garry Kasparov Griefed by Flying Penis

Hacking Startups

Garry Kasparov Griefed by Flying Penis : In Soviet Russia, Second Life plays the world chess champion. RC helicopter with a giant penis attached buzzed around Kasparov’s opposition assembly, in real life

Garry Kasparov Griefed by Flying Penis

Hacking Startups

Garry Kasparov Griefed by Flying Penis : In Soviet Russia, Second Life plays the world chess champion. RC helicopter with a giant penis attached buzzed around Kasparov’s opposition assembly, in real life

Every Lie We Tell Incurs a Debt to the Truth

Feld Thoughts

The potential for nuclear war with Russia was a central theme for me growing up, especially during the Reagan years (1981 – 1989) as I went from teenager to young adult. I watched HBO’s Chernobyl the past few nights.

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Women 2.0 Partners Google, Extends Founder Friday Events

YoungUpstarts

Media and event company Women 2.0 has announced that it is partnering search giant Google to support the startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem in the United States and around the world.

All Startups Should Consider Expanding In Multiple Geographies

Feld Thoughts

Several of our companies have had great success in Eastern Europe and Russia with technical teams. My post The Future Of Work Is Distributed received some good comments. More interesting was the number of direct emails I received back with detailed information about “remote-first” companies and how they did things. There was a distinction in some of these emails between “remote-first” and “multiple geographies.”

40% Of Best Performing Companies In Asia Are US- Or UK-Based Businesses: Telstra Global

YoungUpstarts

If you think that being an Asian company in Asia automatically conveys you home ground advantage, you may be in for a surprise, as the results of a recent study conducted by Telstra Global would show.

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Freelancing is the new normal: oDesk and the future of the workforce marketplace

The Next Web

In addition to speaking at IDCEE’13 in Kyiv, Cooper had another goal in visiting Ukraine (and Russia, a couple of days before that). The competition was intended for software developers from Russia and Ukraine.

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Manjit Singh Sahota on Energy Tech Innovation in Oil and Gas Exploration

The Startup Magazine

Countries like Russia, China, Canada, and the United States are involved in drilling races, trying to capture as much of the crude oil market as they can, all the while implementing new energy tech innovation to improve safety, productivity, and environmental impact.

How Data Analytics Influences (and Can Better Influence) Your Business

YoungUpstarts

No matter how many times companies and governments get in trouble for using people’s data to their advantage, (Can anyone say Facebook and Russia?), A relatively new concept, data analytics is the wave of the business current and future.

[Singapore] Cybercrime Incidents Down In 2013, But Losses Up: Norton

YoungUpstarts

While cybercrime in Singapore is generally low compared to other high-risk countries (Russia sees 85% cybercrime rate, with China at 77% and South Africa at 73%), the sharp rise in losses from cybercrime is cause for concern.

Looking Back On Tech, Startups, And VC In 2018

Haystack

A concept discussed during that time was “ glasnost ,” a part of the new Russia’s restructuring to provide more openness and transparency in information. Russia has evolved in a different direction, with tight information controls and state-run media. It’s that time of year, time to look back and reflect on the most significant storylines in the tech, startup, and VC world.

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Use Commonality To Attract Customers & Prospects

Mike Michalowicz

Just like it did for me in Russia. Commonality is a big, massive persuasion tool. You and I automatically know, like and trust people the more commonality we find.

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7 Startup High Risk Factors That Scare Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

We all know that the success “rules” in Russia are different from the USA, so cross-boundary investments are considered high risk, even if you have operating experience there. We all know that every startup is risky. No risk means no reward.

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Divalicious Puts A Shopping Mall In Your Hand

YoungUpstarts

Divalicious is available on iOS devices and can be found in the app stores for the following countries: USA, Japan, China, Korea, Portugal, Canada, Mexico, Sweden, Netherlands, Russia, Italy, Spain, Germany and France.

A Privacy Tipping Point?

Start Up Blog

150 million downloads later, security experts have sounded the alarm about the consequences of uploading your data to an app based in Russia. This week I did media interviews from Sydney to New York to Washington to San Diego about the sudden popularity of FaceApp.

Is Google Letting Women In Business Down?

YoungUpstarts

Russia, Norway, Mexico and Japan were the only other countries to have no female representation in their respective top 25 Google Images results. by Steve Carpenter, Business Development Director at Creditsafe.

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7 Leadership Lessons From Successful Immigrants

Startup Professionals Musings

including Sergey Brin (Russia) at Google, Elon Musk (South Africa) at Tesla, John W. In my experience as a business advisor and angel investor these days, I seem to more frequently hear from entrepreneurs and business owners with “can’t-fail” or “get-rich-quick” ideas.