Cut outs #15

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Banking goes (totally) mobile: Orange France launches 100% mobile bank*

70 Years of VC Innovation: Where the modern VC ecosystem emerged from, how it’s evolving and what that means for start-ups now

Fit for disruption: Pay-by-the-minute gym app challenges traditional membership model

Industry convergence: Can consulting firms do advertising?

One for all parents (in fact, worth reading whoever you are): How is mobile technology affecting the behaviour and well-being of adolescents?

It’s already a crowded markets, so can Nespresso make it on the high street?

Acer makes moves in VR and becomes the majority owner of Starbreeze’s StarVR

*Disclosure: IBM client

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Cut outs #14

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What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study of happiness and the World Happiness Report

No body’s perfect: consumers prefer products with imperfections because they feel more unique, according to HBR

Switzerland is getting a network of medical delivery drones to move samples quickly to labs and get supplies in emergencies

Internet giants shift US policy strategy to the defensive as Senate moves to strip away legal protections that shield companies from liability for the activities of their users

Lessons from history: How the rise of Sears predicts Amazon’s strategy

Digital capabilities: Research on what it takes to prepare organisations for digital innovation

Digital platforms: Publishers looking beyond Facebook and finding better returns from other platforms