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Should the UK government convert student debt into startup equity? 

If much higher-than-expected numbers of students join the ranks of the long-term unemployed, most student loans are going to remain unpaid indefinitely. Is the risk of student unemployment higher than the risk of failure for a startup accelerator-boosted founder?

Academia, Global View, Innovation & Strategic, Investment, Technology, UK, Web & Consumer Tech...

Agile methodology applied to non-technology: success shock! 

Arts authorities caught publicly admitting to experimenting with ditching the ‘waterfall ‘ approach (where committees endlessly prepare vast unread(able) reports before anyone even considers trying anything new) only to discover that they can get strategic projects done quickly and well after all. Gasp!

Biotech, Europe, Global View, Innovation & Strategic, Nanotech, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Startups, ...

Where does 3D entertainment end and the rest of 3D innovation begin? 

How do you draw the line between entertainment and non-entertainment uses? Who drives the innovation? Does industry get its inspiration from cinema and gaming, or is the entertainment business merely exploiting the technological advances made by the manufacturing industry?

Europe, Global View, Innovation & Strategic, Life itself, Perspective, The Americas, UK...

Innovations in socio-gonzo kiss and tell 

TechCrunch writers Paul Carr and Sarah Lacy explore taking this to the next stage: he’s just brought out a memoir, The Upgrade, which breaches confidentiality pledges he made to her. Their unguarded video chat exposes intriguing differences between his blogger and book-writer personas. The book’s film rights have just been sold: so who will play Mike Arrington?

Business Angels, Entrepreneur's Briefcase, Global View, Green Tech, Innovation & Strategic, Investment, Private Equity & Venture Capital, ...

What did the budget do for UK innovation investors? 

Of the incentives announced in the budget, perhaps the most important for innovation may be the increase in the rate of income tax relief. Share scheme specialist Russell Eisen compares the chancellor’s announcements with innovation champion Julie Meyer’s pre-budget suggestions