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Is Progress Inevitable? The More Digital One Is, The Less Digital One Wants To Be?

I've been known to start off conversations by saying: Most Gen Y don't agree with me; Gen Z typically frown at the thought; and Baby Boomers tend to split down the middle. The underlying concept behind this question is: Is digital bound to deliver progress? In the best-selling book, Sapiens, author Yuval Noah Harari definitely puts a rather…

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The Building Of A Startup Via Alliances: Handpresso by Catherine Nielsen (MDE239)

Minter Dialogue with Catherine Nielsen Catherine Nielsen is Chairman of Handpresso, a French based start-up that makes expresso coffee makers on the go. Founded by Henrik Nielsen, Catherine found herself thrust into the role of running her husband’s company after his untimely death. It’s a thriving success story built upon the vision of its founder,…

Gladtrotter Your Own Personal and Personalized Guided Tour (MDE214)

Minter Dialogue with Diane Aubry This interview is with Diane Aubry, a French entrepreneur with a wonderful initiative called Gladtrotter. This is a platform that matches guides with tourists looking for roads less traveled and tours less typical when visiting cities such as Paris or London. Just six months old, Gladtrotter is an expedient site,…

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How To Optimize Your Mobile Marketing With Oisin Lunny (MDE213)

Minter Dialogue with Oisin Lunny This interview is with Oisin Lunny, speaker, musician and mobile expert. Oisin is Senior Marketing Development Manager and roving evangelist at Open Market, a mobile engagement platform for enterprise. In this conversation, we talk about how music can help set your digital mindset, what’s going on in mobile, how to…

The world of news editors – recap from Global Editors Network Summit 2015 #GENSummit

I had the chance to attend the Global Editors Network Summit (2015), held in Barcelona. Founded and run by Bertrand Pecquerie, the GEN is now in its 5th edition and goes from strength to strength. [Full Disclosure: I also emceed the GEN Data Journalism Awards (DJA) -- and you can view the ceremony and the winners below in…

Listening to mobiles in retail: interview with Guillaume de La Tour, Bluefox founder and CEO (MDE150)

Minter Dialogue Episode #150 This interview is with Guillaume de La Tour, a serial entrepreneur based in Silicone Valley, who is founder and CEO of Bluefox, a disruptive startup that detects phones in order to convert traffic information into useful data and action for brands (as well as for security firms). It’s a cutting-edge space…

Internet Retailing Recap 2014 – Here are the big aha’s

The Internet Retailing Conference 2014, held in Hammersmith and run by Ian Jindal (Editor-in-chief and co-founder with Mark Pigou), was a great event. Now in its 9th edition, it is clearly one of the capital moments in the eBusiness/eCommerce space in the UK. The day kicked off with keynote speeches on the development and perspectives…

Yigal Carmy & Uri Meirovich: How to get your mobile strategy and interface right? (MDE115)

Minter Dialogue Episode #115 This interview is with Yigal Carmy and Uri Meirovich, co-founder and head of UK, respectively, for JustDo.Mobi, a company based out of Israel that is focused on the creation of the optimal mobile web experience. Providing a robust and sleek mobile solution for companies that are keen to drive business via mobile,…