economy

Bear Market

We are in a bear market and more and more countries in the world will very likely declare over the course of the next few weeks or months to be in an economic recession. What are the implications for investors and founders of startup projects? When we think about investors, we think about them as …

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Bitcoin Deflation Helps An Ecologically Sustainable Future

Our psychological levers have a great influence on our behavior. The flipping of perceived value of spending and investment from an inflationary currency to a deflationary currency will influence the big and small decisions we make daily. It is likely that this change will non-trivially shape the impact in energy use, resource allocation and management, and …

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OpenSpime: What do you know about your planet?

You have heard about spimes. They are a new class of objects, originally envisioned by Bruce Sterling, author and Wired columnist, who also invented the term by compressing ‘space’ and ‘time’. Spimes are aware of their environment, they know where they are, and when they are, and keep track of some parameter around them. Sensing, …

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Strategic Marketing Evolves – lecture at the California School of International Management

Here is the slidecast of my lecture from yesterday at the California School of International Management | View | Upload your own David Orban “Strategic Marketing Evolves – The changing role of brands in the network age” Disintermediation is immediacy. After a hiatus of ten thousand years, during which more and more sophisticated tools were …

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Dealipedia to add transparency to corporate deal flow

Dealipedia is launching today, aiming to apply wikinomics to the collection and mashing up of information about corporate deals, including financing, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, and even bankruptcies. So many times there are announcements of interesting deals that are shrouded behind a ‘details were kept private’ veil. What Dealipedia is betting on, is that there …

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Live today from CISCO at “Italy Silicon Valley Experience”

I created an experimental video channel using Mogulus, and, connections/firewalls permitting, there will be a live video stream from the “Italy Silicon Valley Experience” (pdf of the program) event today at 6PM CET, on top of live blogging. You can connect to davidorban.com/video right now to check if you can see the video, as I …

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Live blogging The Long Tail

17.20 Chris Anderson is in Milan at a conference, organized by ‘The Ruling Companies’, and a bunch of bloggers have been invited to cover the event live, so here I am, sitting in the first row, and listening to what is being said. I am actually curious to see if there will be new nuggets, …

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