Intel invests in 13-year-old schoolboy’s startup

A 13-year-old schoolboy is reportedly the world’s youngest tech entrepreneur to receive venture capital funding thanks to investment from tech giant Intel, reports  The Associated Press . Shubham Banerjee is the founder of Silicon Valley start-up, Braigo Labs Inc. , which is developing a compact and economical alternative to the bulky and expensive braille printers currently on the market. He is aiming to reduce the current price tag from around USD 2,000 to just USD 350, and wants to mass-...

Tools to help remote teams work better together

While there are challenges to working remotely, especially when team members are spread across the globe, there are also numerous tools that can contribute to more effective collaboration.  From apps to track which time-zone team members are working in and various platforms for individual and team communications, through to fully integrated project management and cloud-based development environments, team members can work collaboratively and feel connected and engaged wherever they are in t...

The six things your employees want

Happy employees equal a happy workplace and improved productivity. According to a Tinyhr report, there are six things most employees wish for in the workplace. Top of the list are more effective communication from managers and improved empathy skills among supervisors. Using the survey as a springboard, an article from article advises incorporating the following into your workplace:         1. Open communication According to Raphael Crawford-Marks, Co-Founder...

Governments can help. Interview with Peter Thorner – Head of the Norwegian Mobile Association

Governments can help to shape the odds of their country in many ways. One way is by supporting entrepreneurs and industry. There are great examples of some countries getting it right. An inspiration for many is Israel, a country which in view of its size has more NASDAQ companies than any other country. So, what exactly differentiates healthy government support from lacking, and what can be done to improve the situation? Shaping The Odds spoke to Swedish born Peter Thornér – head of the Norwegia...

Norwegian stand at MWC 2015

Norway at Mobile World Congress Mobile World Congress (MWC) takes place every year in Barcelona. The largest exhibition of its kind in the world for mobile, the show has grown from its humble beginnings in 1982 to having 93,000 attendees from 2-5 March 2015. This year, the exhibition featured more than 1,900 companies and occupied 98,000 square metres of net exhibition and hospitality space across eight exhibition halls and numerous outdoor spaces. Unless you are a Cisco, a Samsung, or a Sony, i...

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