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Opinions expressed on this blog reflect the writer’s views and not the position of the Capgemini Group

  1. Startup Chile

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    Some people, like  investor Amon Kohavi (@arnonk), might have reasons to critique Startup Chile. But the program, created by the Chilean government to encourage the creation of innovative companies, is worth checking out. Which I did in Santiago, on...

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  2. JOURNAL – Off again

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    It's that time again. I'm writing this in Recife, the first city I'm visiting during my first "real" world tour. By this I mean that, after Mexico, North Africa and part of the Middle East, this time I headed west out of Paris, and am coming back...

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  3. Netexplo's Global Innovation Trends

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    A good lesson for someone traveling the world in search of innovation is that you can also learn about it by staying in one place for a few days. This happened to me at the Netexplo Forum, held March 15-16 at UNESCO'S Paris headquarters.According to...

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  4. Markets, Diasporas, and Social Networks: Lebanon

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    Despite their country's  110,000 square kilometers  and 10 million inhabitants, Cubans used to joke 30 years ago that they had the largest country in the world: our population is in Miami, our army is in Angola, and our capital is in Moscow, they'd...

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  5. Innovation: The magic and the method

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    When Otavio Good sees the word "salida" in a Spanish-speaking country, he thinks of "salad" instead of "exit." To avoid the embarrassment that can result from mistakes like this, the Mountain View developer created WordLens, a smartphone app that...

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  6. Ontornet against Lebanon's snail-paced internet

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     Internet connections in Beirut are so bad that people can only laugh … before protesting. About a year ago, one Lebanese wrote a an acerbic post in English saying, "Oh My God, Lebanon you're number one" on the global download-speed list … if...

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