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Blockchain: Turning experiments into mission-critical business applications

Over the past several months, we’ve been researching companies that are leveraging an emerging technology called blockchain, which is the ‘general ledger’ underlying the digital currency Bitcoin. The blockchain’s general ledger technology can enable institutions and individuals to record and transfer assets instantly without intermediaries— virtually eliminating fraud, and instantly verifying ownership of any asset at any moment in time.…

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5 Ways Mobile Technology is Reshaping the World

Previously, I’ve highlighted the five key areas driving Enterprise 3.0—social media, mobile, technology, the cloud, Internet of Things, and big data—and how they are  fundamentally transforming the enterprise and creating a wide-open field for startups. Last week I shared those thoughts at the Connolly Bove Mobile Forum in Radnor, Pa. I sat down with several senior executives from venture capital firms…

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Week in Review: CVCs Add to Investments and Big Data Gains the Spotlight

The latest report from MoneyTree and the National Venture Capital Association shows that corporate venture capitalists (CVCs) increased investments over the past three years. In 2011, CVCs participated in 15 percent of all venture capital investment deals, investing $2.3 billion, up from $2 billion in 2010. The number of deals rose to 551 from 481, a 15 percent increase. Most…

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