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Winners and Losers in Next-Generation Internet Infrastructure

Global communications networks are at least as critical today as roads and bridges, but unlike most physical infrastructure, they aren't improved the same way. Software has emerged as the centerpiece for digital infrastructure. It means...

Shanghai Street View: Wealth Explosion

In the last two months alone, at least three wealth management shops have opened up in my neighborhood, often in spaces that were vacant for years or inhabited by struggling businesses. And my neighborhood in...

Money That Aims to Pack a Positive Punch

Impact investment funds, initially created by foundations like Rockefeller, Gates, and the Omidyar Network, seek to convert money destined for pure philanthropy to more strategic and business-driven investments. The returns on these investments are more...

Benzinga: The Detroit-based Online Investing Tool for Average Joes

When Jason Raznick set out to create an online financial service to help the average investor, he didn’t gravitate to New York City’s center of global finance. He launched it from his basement in Birmingham,...

Could Mobile Banking Apps Help You Spend Less?

With the holiday season behind us, you might be among the many Americans looking at their checking and credit card statements wondering just where their money went in December, or possibly even all of 2013....

CrowdMed’s Investors Bank on Crowdsourced Medical Diagnoses

Fans of Dr. Lisa Sanders's "Diagnosis" column, which invites New York Times readers to guess what's causing anonymous patients' mysterious ailments, will love the idea behind CrowdMed, a business that announced its beta launch and...

The Sector-Based Approach to Impact Investing

Want to change the world, or at least an industry? To spark and nurture social change, impact investors need to focus on whole sectors rather than individual firms, writes Omidyar Network in a recent report....

The Goldmines and Sinkholes of Intellectual Property Investing

Most investors entrust their money to the ups and downs of the stock market. But there is a “techonomic” alternative that offers great opportunities for high risk-adjusted returns: investing in intellectual property. If you want...

To Build America’s Future, Compete Aggressively for Investment

Here’s a chicken and egg problem. Are companies failing to invest in the United States because of its decaying infrastructure, schools that don’t produce enough skilled workers, and a byzantine immigration system? Or has the...

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