Category Archives: Technology

Outsmarting Crime Together: CityCop CEO Nadim Curi, 23 March 2017

Sami J. Karam speaks to Nadim Curi, CEO of the anti-crime app CityCop. Powered by its successful rollout in Latin America started in 2014 and further boosted by funding from startup accelerator techstars, CityCop has staked a claim to turn its “social platform for … Continue reading

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India’s Disruptive Gamble

by Ravi Srinivasan (Ravi discussed this post at the BreakingBank$ podcast. His segment starts at 20:10.) Modi’s demonetization was the other November 8th global earthquake. A thorough historical record will show that not one but two man-made events shook the world on … Continue reading

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Bill Gross: Four Structural Issues Weighing on the US Economy

BILL GROSS, co-CIO of PIMCO, writes in the firm’s latest INVESTMENT OUTLOOK: Strawberry Fields – Forever? You didn’t build that ….. 332 I built that ………………… 206 Well, I guess that settles it: you didn’t build that after all. Or … Continue reading

Posted in Demography, Emerging Markets, Technology, United States, US Economy, US Federal Budget, Wall Street

‘Siri, How Can Aging Populations Drive Economic Success?’

MICHAEL HODIN, Executive Director of the Global Coalition for Aging, writes in the HUFFINGTON POST: It’s an uninspiring truism to say that technology has changed our lives in ways that we never imagined. But as the iPhone 5 is cheered … Continue reading

Posted in Demography, Dependency Ratio, Economy, Technology, Telecom, US Economy

Ex-Apple Boss Tackles Poverty in India with Mobile Technology

NAOMI CANTON writes at CNN.COM: In Juanga, India, a village of less than 3,000 inhabitants, the adults typically work as farmers on small plots of land earning less than $2 a day. They live in extended families in two or … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Demography, Family Planning, Health Care, India, Poverty, Technology, Telecom, Water

Forrester: World Online Population To Reach 3.5 Billion By 2017

JITENDER MIGLANI, an analyst at FORRESTER RESEARCH writes: In 1974, an Indian Bollywood Hindi-language film was released with the title Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (English translation: Food, Clothing, And Shelter), referring to the bare minimums of life. If it were … Continue reading

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