Summer is almost here, along with summer showers and storms – at least in our neck of the woods. With it, we’re seeing major shifts in the world of business and tech: net neutrality under siege, Apple’s banking ambitions, and a California-China clean energy scheme. Besides the news, you’ll find advice on data security from British spies, a guide on choosing the right business entity for a startup, and much more in this issue of our newsletter.
A new announcement about Apple Pay was made at Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference. You can already use Apple Pay in stores, but you will soon be able to send money to specific people. In this article, Oliver Smith explains how Apple is becoming a bank. Read more
Interested in bots? Here’s a few to read up on. From bots promoting collaboration and appreciation in the workplace to bot DJs... There are so many exciting examples out there. Check them out! Read more
What are some of the most active tech hubs of the Baltic region? Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Despite their small size – both in terms of territory and population – “the Baltic states have been ranked top 3 among the countries in the CEE region where it’s the easiest to do business”. Read more
As Trump’s administration puts the open Internet in danger, the largest Internet companies do not stay idle. Amazon, Etsy, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Vimeo are planning a day of protest. We shall be witness to this event on July 12th. Or perhaps some of us will also join in? Read more
“The two sides agreed to establish the California-China Clean Technology Partnership designed to drive innovation and commercialization in areas such as carbon capture and storage.” President Trump intends to pull the US out of the Paris agreement. The governor of California had to find an alternative. Read more
Learn business security from British spymasters! They publish regular advice, apparently. Find out what systems your employees or colleagues should have access to, and whether or not it’s all right to use USB memory sticks. Read more
Pulling customers into the R&D process seems like a brilliant idea. You could find out how much people are willing to pay for what, and which features truly matter to them. Here’s an example of this strategy in practice. Read more
Business entities – there are always too many to choose from. What’s the cheapest option? The most efficient or convenient? These questions will help you find out what’s best for you and your business. Read more
Have you ever managed to scare an investor off? No, but you’d really rather never experience that situation? Here’s what to look out for to avoid it and make a good impression instead. Read more
I’ve listened to people argue adamantly against USB memory stick restrictions, so do you think the Secret Service are too strict? Would you be interested in choosing what features get included in the next product you want to buy? Let me know!