26 January 2013

Google's ultrafast Internet draws start-ups to Kansas City

Google's ultrafast Internet draws start-ups to K.C.: "The advantage here for start-ups is simple: A fast Internet pipe makes it easier to handle large files and eliminates buffering problems that plague online video, live conferencing or other network-intensive tasks. Though the Kansas City location presents challenges for start-ups, including the ability to raise money outside the traditional Silicon Valley venture capital scene, entrepreneurs like Synthia Payne believe it's the place to be right now for up-and-coming tech companies. Payne is one of those entrepreneurs hoping to launch her start-up dream — an Internet subscription service for musicians who want to collaborate online — on the cheap. She shares the State Line Road house, known as the "Home for Hackers," with other start-ups under a deal that allows them to live rent-free while they develop their business plans"

Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan: Boosting entrepreneurship and employment opportunities | New Europe: "European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani presented today an action plan to support European entrepreneurs with a view to promote small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and consequently, boost employment opportunities. The Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan underlines the role of education and training in entrepreneurship and aims to facilitate Europeans start their own businesses in the current economic situation that has limited business prospects."

The Psychology of Innovation | Magazine: " . . . I was already studying “cognitive bias,” the idea that people overestimate their knowledge and abilities and spend time and money developing products that never see the light of day. But I was intrigued to discover that many inventors didn’t have cognitive bias as the literature described. Rather, they had affective bias: They were emotionally attached to their innovations. They would spend money, get divorced, run up credit-card debt—all to develop their ideas because they were passionate about them. . . ."

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