Mark Zuckerberg’s year of books: The essential points from Why Nations Fail

The Next Web

Riddle me this: Why has Botswana, a landlocked country in the south of Africa, become one of the fastest-growing countries in the world, while other African nations — Zimbabwe, the Congo and Sierra Leone among them — remain caught in a miasma of violence and poverty?

Trading Precious Metals Online

The Startup Magazine

75% of the world’s platinum comes from South Africa, with the rest coming from Russia, Zimbabwe, Canada, and the US. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, it’s now easier than ever to trade in precious metals online.

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Will Bitcoin adoption be driven outside the US?

Lightspeed Venture Partners

In Zimbabwe, hyperinflation drove the US Dollar became the de facto local currency even while foreign currency trading was illegal. Right now, more than 80% of Bitcoin volume is in the USD market. And many of the pundits commenting on Bitcoin, both positively and negatively, are in the US. So it is natural to assume that Bitcoin adoption will start first in the US. I think that that is a reasonable assumption, but it is one worth questioning.

Is Your Start Up Idea Gold or Goop?

Austin Startup

That is roughly several gazillion dollars today (in Zimbabwe). Is your business idea an undiscovered gem, or a flaming dumpster fire leading you to your doom? Here’s a quick rule to help. A lot of entrepreneurs ask me to look at their business ideas since they know what I do for a living.

Finding a Problem Worth Solving

K9 Ventures

It was on a trip to Zimbabwe that Logan saw carpooling being used extensively. When we started in the PhD program in Computer Science at Stanford , Prof. Rajeev Motwani , who was the “default PhD advisor” for all incoming PhD students told us that our only priority should be to find a research topic that we care about. In fact, Prof.

From Airbnb to TaskRabbit to Zimride, sharing is becoming big business

www.usatoday.com

Inspired in Zimbabwe The founders of Zimride were inspired by drivers in Zimbabwe, who pick up strangers and give them a lift for a few bucks. Skip to Main Content. USA TODAY. Subscribe. Mobile. Travel. Money. Sports. Your Life. Weather. Tech: Blogs. Technology Live. Game Hunters.

Is Your Start Up Idea Gold or Goop?

Austin Startup

That is roughly several gazillion dollars today (in Zimbabwe). Is your business idea an undiscovered gem, or a flaming dumpster fire leading you to your doom? Here’s a quick rule to help. A lot of entrepreneurs ask me to look at their business ideas since they know what I do for a living.

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Alfred Jorgensen Laboratory

crowdSPRING Blog

And its reach is amazing – I have LinkedIn contacts in more than 90 countries from Albania to Zimbabwe. Now, I may be the reigning champion of Christmas Party Beer Pong here at crowdSPRING (no big deal…) but this next company may have me beat.

16 Powerful Tools and Services to Help Non-Marketers Grow Their Business

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Crowdspring’s 210,000+ designers from Australia to Zimbabwe, and everywhere in between, are standing by to help you. Most small businesses and young startups can’t afford to hire marketers.

16 Powerful Tools and Services to Help Non-Marketers Grow Their Business

crowdSPRING Blog

Crowdspring’s 210,000+ designers from Australia to Zimbabwe, and everywhere in between, are standing by to help you. Most small businesses and young startups can’t afford to hire marketers.

the world without altgate

Altgate

@altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri (fn@altgate.com) ← Microsoft Buys 37signals For $300 Million The Coming Venture Capital Boom → The World Without Altgate Posted on January 1, 2009 by fnazeeri No, this blog is not going anywhere.  I was just looking at the 2008 Google Analytics data for Altgate.  It is an amazing tool.  I wish I had installed it when I first created this blog, but alas I didn't so I only have data starting in February of last year.  It's mildly disturbing that Google gets to keep all of that data, but I suppose it's a fair trade since the service is free. Overall, 2008 was a great year of growth in traffic.  At the beginning of the year, there were just about 500 unique visitors per month and by December that grew to nearly 10K.  There was a similar growth in terms of RSS subscribers, finishing with about 750 (although Feedburner "lost" about 400 of them this morning which I assume will be "found" tomorrow). One metric that jumped out at me is the global reach.  I was amazed to discover that of some 200-ish countries in the world, there has been at least one visit from each except for just 77.  Sure most of the traffic was from the US (about 73% of total unique visits) but there was also traffic from all kinds of places like India (2.3%), Germany (1.5%), Australia (1.4%), Slovenia (0.7%, who knew!) and Israel (0.6%).  Below is the complete map of the countries still without a visitor to Altgate…if you know someone there send them a referral!  I'll update you all when I get the list of those without Altgate down to a dozen or so.   Afganistan Haiti Rwanda Barbados Honduras Saint Kitts and Nevis Benin   Iraq Saint Lucia Bhutan Kazakhstan Samoa   Bosnia & Herzegovina Kiribati   San Marino Burkina Faso Korea, North Seychelles Burundi   (Urundi) Kyrgyzstan             Sierra Leone Cameroon Laos           Solomon Islands Cape Verde Islands Lesotho   Somalia Central African Republic Liberia Sudan Chad Liechtenstein Suriname    Comoros Maldives Swaziland Côte d'Ivoire Mali Tajikistan Dem. Rep. of Congo Marshall Islands The Gambia Djibouti Mauritania Timor-Leste Dominica Mongolia, Rep. Togo El Salvador Montenegro Tonga (Nukualofa) Equatorial Guinea   Mozambique Turkmenistan Eritrea Myanmar (Burma) Tuvalu Micronesia Namibia Uzbekistan Fiji Nauru Vanuatu   Gabon Niger Vatican City Georgia Palau, Republic of Yemen Guinea   Papua New Guinea Zambia   Guinea–Bissau Paraguay Zimbabwe   Guyana   Republic of Congo Lastly, something that Google Analytics doesn't do is allow you to see where visitors are going when they leave your site.  You can see which page they left from but not where they went.  This feature is rumored to be in development but I couldn't get it even with the custom reporting.  Anyone have tips on this? Share and Enjoy: This entry was posted in Current Affairs and tagged Altgate , blogging , global audience , small world. Bookmark the permalink. ← Microsoft Buys 37signals For $300 Million The Coming Venture Capital Boom → Comments are closed. Archives March 2011 January 2011 December 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 October 2005 Meta Register Log in @altgate Proudly powered by WordPress.