How I accidentally built a tech startup — without any technological knowledge

In 2012, I was working in some of the most remote areas of Pakistan, aiming to empower local farmers’ waste energy projects and advance sustainability in the region. I was traveling hundreds of kilometers to carry out face-to-face negotiations, racking my brain thinking about ways to guarantee transparency in an environment where cash payments weren’t just the norm, but often the only option. Just a few years later, I found myself leading a software development process – something I knew little about at that time. With a mostly policy-focused background, I was now making decisions in spheres brimming with new… This story continues at The Next Web...
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US tech execs have dumped $3.6 billion in company stock this month

Stock markets are floundering in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and while many are stuck assessing its long-term effects — loads of tech executives have dumped their shares for major profit. In fact, insiders at US tech companies — from fintech to cloud services — collectively unloaded at least $3.6 billion worth of company shares in May, with chief executives from major players like Facebook, General Electric, Cloudflare, and Activision all selling small fortunes worth of stock. [Read: Bezos and Zuckerberg worth $60B more in two months, thanks to COVID-19] To digest the loin-thumping wealth generated by stock sales in just the last month,… This story continues at The Next Web...
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Icon Rewind is a time machine for your phone’s app icons

As dull as I find the current flat design trend, I’ve come to expect developers will stick to it when sketching icons for their apps. It’s tough to admit it, but it’s certainly an improvement over the 3D aesthetic that used to dominate the scene — with some exceptions. But if you’re still struggling to let go of the past, there might be a solution. Enter Icon Rewind — a web-based app that lets you switch up the icons of some of your favorite apps with an older version. Among others, you’ll find icons for Twitter, Instagram, Netflix, Spotify, Snapchat, Facebook, Google,… This story continues at The Next Web...
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Podcast: How mobility startups need to adapt and grow in 2020

Sustainability is one of the most important areas of growth across industries, and some will need to adapt more than. The mobility industry, for example, has been historically pretty bad for the environment — cars, planes, need we say more? — but it’s now one of the areas undergoing the most exciting and disruptive evolution. Introducing the second episode of Data Market Services Inspiration Series, a new podcast produced and hosted by Tech.eu to support startups in the current crisis with advice and experienced insight. This episode will look into how the mobility industry is adapting and changing in the current landscape,… This story continues at The Next Web...
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These are the 3 least volatile tech stocks paying out high dividends

Dividends allow shareholders to directly benefit from a company’s profits, by paying out part of it on a yearly, quarterly, or monthly basis. For investors seeking reliable income — so-called fixed income — stocks paying out dividends offer a great opportunity, especially in the current ultra-low interest (on other investment vehicles like bonds) environment. In short, dividend investors are less focused on stocks’ depreciation or appreciation in price. The financial sector, utilities sector, and real estate sector are widely known for their high dividend payouts. REITS, or real estate investment trusts, are even lawfully obliged to pay out a percentage of their… This story continues at The Next Web...
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These cool gadgets are all perfect Memorial Day presents to you

It’s a holiday. Summer is starting. You’ve suffered through a pandemic. Time to get yourself somethin’ nice. Check out these sweet deals on gear and gadgets included as part of this Memorial Day sale, with savings of up to more than $100 off. Mu6 Space 2 Smart Active Noise Cancelling Headphones ($136 with promo code: SUMMERSAVE20) Built with a powerful 40mm dynamic driver and a cutting-edge polymer diaphragm for distortion-free bass and a balanced soundstage, the Space 2’s top-level active noise cancellation locks out 96 percent of all outside noise energy and plunges you into an immersive audio experience. And… This story continues at The Next Web...
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Zwift companion app not working? Try this

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Over the past winter, and sporadically ever since, I’ve been using virtual the video game-like cycle training platform Zwift and a Tacx NEO indoor smart trainer. It’s allowed me to exercise with focus and efficiency when I’m crunched on time or the weather outside is not so great (or you know, lockdown). But I’ve had a huge problem with its “companion app” — and I’m not alone — but I’ve finally found a fix!… This story continues at The Next Web...
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Emissions have dropped 17% — but it doesn’t mean we’re addressing climate change

The global COVID-19 quarantine has meant less air pollution in cities and clearer skies. Animals are strolling through public spaces, and sound pollution has diminished, allowing us to hear the birds sing. But these relatively small and temporary changes should not be mistaken for the COVID-19 pandemic actually helping to fix climate change. Quite the contrary: the pandemic that made the world stop offers a glimpse of the deep changes in lifestyles and economic structures that we need to implement if we are to effectively mitigate the worst of climate change. The short-term effects are not in doubt. A new… This story continues at The Next Web...
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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin continues downtrend with 5% loss in one day’

Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Satoshi Nakamoto used to say: Time to learn some stuff about Bitcoin! Bitcoin price We closed the day, May 24 2020, at a price of $8,790. That’s a notable 4.57 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$421.90. It was the lowest closing price in twelve days. We’re still 56 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin’s market… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin...
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Adobe’s top tips to adapt your commerce strategy during the pandemic

Concern over COVID-19 had an impact on online shopping behavior early on in the pandemic, according to data from Adobe Analytics, which monitors the ecommerce transactions of 80 of the top 100 U.S. retailers. As with any crisis situation, businesses must adapt to these rapidly changing conditions and modify marketing, operations, and business models to best serve customers. Integrity is a critical foundation for modern business and ensuring that you execute a planned response to this situation is paramount in this age of information transparency and social media sharing. During crisis situations like COVID-19, making clear and factual statements, meeting… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Adobe...
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