Peer-To-Peer Loan Market Booming

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Peer-to-peer lending booming

When 73-year-old Bill Smith and his wife, Ginger hit simultaneous jackpots on a recent cruise-ship vacation, they knew exactly what to do with the $3,300: put it on the street. Smith had wanted to try peer-to-peer lending since reading “At Last, a Bank of Your Own” in Barron’s in January of 2008.

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Investors See A New Web Revolution With Real-Time Web

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John Borthwick – early predictor of the disruptive power of real-time

John Borthwick speaks softly, but he can’t hide his excitement. Co-founder and chief executive of the New York Internet media incubator betaworks, Borthwick is an investor in the microblogging phenomenon Twitter, where people exchange short public messages called tweets. Betaworks is also building or investing in at least 21 other companies mining the “real-time Web.” That’s the term coined to describe the exploding number of live social activities online, from tweets to status updates on Facebook to the sharing of news, Web links, and videos on myriad other sites. “It’s a whole new layer of innovation that’s opening up on the Web,” he says.

 

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Principles of Wikinomics May Help Solve Traffic Congestion

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Traffic congestion is a worldwide headache that gets worse with each passing day. The Intelligent Transportation Society of America and its partners are seeking solutions to this problem, so they turned to VenCorps to apply the principles of Wikinomics.

 

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Key To Early Cancer Diagnosis Discovered By Bioengineering Student

Key To Early Cancer Diagnosis Discovered By Bioengineering Student

Raj Krishnan, a PhD student in bioengineering at the University of California San Diego (UCSD)

Cancers that are detected early have the best chance of being cured but, until now, there were no methods of detecting cancer at its earliest stages.  Raj Krishnan, a PhD student in bioengineering at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), has created a technology for the early diagnosis of cancer, giving new hope and possibility to cures that have eluded cancer victims for years because their diagnoses were too late.

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Seed Capital Boot Camp – How to Find Investors for Your Business

Seed Capital Boot Camp - How to Find Investors for Your Business 

 Yes, there is still money out there for investment!

Seed capital is the early stage money needed to get most businesses off the ground. It is considered a high-risk investment, but one that can reap major rewards if the company becomes a growth enterprise. This type of funding is often obtained in exchange for an equity stake in the enterprise, although with less formal contractual overhead than standard equity financing.

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Social Media Influencing Investment Decisions

Social Media Influencing Investment Decisions

Two-thirds of high-net-worth investors are influenced by online peer-generated content

An April 2008 Cogent Research survey found that US investors are highly engaged in social media, and their investment decisions are influenced accordingly.

The study found that 25% of US online adults are engaged in social media specifically related to personal finance and investing.

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