Wyly Wade

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Broken screens be gone…

Corning has Willow Glass and G-leaf has Zero Glass but flexible glass is coming to a device near you. Having just tested the limits of Corning’s Gorilla glass to the failure point I am looking forward to the new and improved flexible glass for mobile devices. This has a lot more promise then just mobile…

Interactive world map of temperature, solar incidence, terrain, population and others.

Users of the SolarGIS global database will already be familiar with the solar planning database which GeoModel Solar says has been described by the University of Geneva as „the most accurate solar resource database available on the market“. In addition to featuring the SolarGIS global database at Intersolar Europe 2013, GeoModel Solar will also be unveiling two updated online tools…

3D printing scales up and integrating

The Economist has a good article on the current state of 3D printing at 3D printing scales up. Having been privileged to have watched several technologies evolve from early stage clunkiness to significant economic and cultural impact this seems like something to watch. It’s still very early days for 3D printing. Looking at 3D printing in…

Aadhaar-linked accounts to be basis for mobile payments

I do find it interesting that everyone in the development community is focused on mobile payments and yet the attachment of a higher level of verification using biometrics and a randomly generated 12 digit number and it is a target at every turn. Over 30 million linked accounts to start DBT payments in most countries…

Small business lending key to 6.5m new jobs in region each year

Considered the lifeblood of most economies, SMEs account for nearly 90 per cent of companies in the UAE and provide about 85 per cent of private-sector employment. The growing youth population means 270 million jobs are needed in the Mena region by 2050, estimates the IFC. To meet the target, 6.5 million jobs need to be created every…

Global Cyber Security Market to Reach $120.1 Billion by 2017 at a 11.3% CAGR

The global cybersecurity market is expected to grow from $63.7 billion in 2011 to $120.1 billion by 2017, at an estimated compound annual growth rate of 11.3% from 2012 to 2017, according to the report. “Cyberspace today is powered by a gamut of devices and applications that have made it vulnerable to threats from all kinds of users…

Forrester: SaaS And Data-Driven “Smart” Apps Fueling Worldwide Software Growth

Forrester Research is citing SaaS and data-driven smart apps as the major growth engines for the worldwide software market. The SaaS software market will increase 25 percent in 2013 to $59 billion, a 25 percent increase. In 2014, the market is expected to total $75 billion. Forrester uses the term “smart computing” to define apps that,…

Are Pakistan’s Women Entrepreneurs Being Served by the Microfinance Sector?

Financial services are important for women who are starting and growing a business, but in Pakistan microfinance providers (MFPs) are not reaching Pakistan’s businesswomen. Only 59 percent of microfinance clients are women, yet the majority of these loans are passed on the male members of the household – husbands, fathers, and sons. The practice of passing on…

Who’s Really Starting Companies In America

I am not sure why this is shocking, everyone has known for decades that there are more millionaires created by first generation immigrants then any other social class in the US. Immigrants today are more than twice as likely to found businesses as their native-born counterparts and are responsible for more than 25% of all new business creation and…

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