Human commodity

The commoditizing of humans

There is a downside to Internet connectivity that is rarely considered. Easy access to large, almost unlimited, numbers of people has turned us into commodities.

copycat startups in Latin America

‘Copycat’ startups in Latin America are killing it

While everyone is fretting over the Asian slowdown, the European debt crisis, and the fiscal cliff, a few entrepreneurs in Latin America are rapidly building businesses in their home countries and beyond.


99designs acquires its Euro-clone, 12designer

99designs, the crowdsourced design marketplace “real” designers love to hate, has acquired 12designer, the Berlin-based crowdsourced design marketplace that had become 99designs’ number-one rival in the European market.

How to build your startup without learning code

If you can’t code but aspire to start a Web business, odds are you feel just like the ostrich. Ostriches can’t fly, and to add insult to injury, they’re one of the largest bird species out there. They have to hobble around looking for something to do while their avian counterparts swoop into the air in boundless directions.