By: Simon Wilson 08/06/2019 The next-generation system for delivering data to mobile phones promises to be better and faster in every way. But will it change how we do things? What’s happened? 5G stands for “fifth generation”, meaning the latest, once-in-a-decade upgrade to the wireless systems that deliver data to mobile phones – an upgrade that will ultimately bring much faster connection speeds, better connections, and greater capacity. Strictly speaking, 5G means the updated set of international standards – ie, the technical ground rules – that govern how cellular networks operate, the details of which were hammered out last May. These standards cover all aspects of the working of a cellular network, including the radio wave frequencies used and how components such as computer chips and antennas handle radio signals and exchange data.What were the previous “G”s? 1G refers to the first generation of wireless … [Read more...] about What is 5G and why does it matter?
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Impact investing is the rapidly expanding approach to financial markets that seeks to do well and to do good. It attempts to generate positive financial and social returns. Sustainable, responsible and impact-investing assets now account for $12 trillion of the $46.6 trillion in total assets under professional management in the United States. This is one of every four dollars spent, and a 38 percent increase over 2016. Globally, these numbers are even larger. Although much has been written about the “how” of impact investing, very few authors – until now — have discussed the “why.” Author, thought-leader and provocateur Jed Emerson has recently published a very important and timely book: “The Purpose of Capital – Elements of Impact, Financial Flow, and Natural Being.” With this book, he amplifies his mission to shift our conversations regarding the place and purpose of wealth and capital in our … [Read more...] about On Philanthropy: Understanding the “why” of impact investing
Akin Oyedele, provided by Published 2:12 am PST, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Mark Wilson/Getty; Samantha Lee/Business Insider The Federal Reserve on Wednesday is expected to raise its benchmark interest rate for the fourth time in 2018. America's central bank adjusts the interest rates that banks charge to borrow from one another, a cost that is eventually passed on to consumers. The Fed raises rates in a strong economy to contain excesses, and cuts borrowing costs when the economy needs support. Banks give out money all the time — for a fee. When we borrow and then pay back with interest, it's how banks make money. The cost of borrowing, known as the interest rate, can make a big difference in which credit card you choose or whether you get one at all. But if your bank wants to make it more expensive to borrow, it's not as simple as just slapping on a new rate, as a grocer would with milk prices. It's something controlled higher up by the Federal Reserve, … [Read more...] about Here’s how the Fed raises interest rates and why it matters
PUBLISHED: 16:24 14 December 2018 Jason Noble Local democracy reporter Land in Olympus Close, Ipswich, has been acquired by CIFCO Picture: GOOGLE MAPS Archant A property investment firm created by two Suffolk councils that had come under fire for investing outside of the county has acquired its first Suffolk asset. Derrick Haley said the investment helped secure CIFCO's portfolio Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNCIFCO Capital Ltd is the investment arm of Babergh and Mid Suffolk district councils and has pumped more than £25million in seven out-of-county sites.Critics from opposition to the Conservative administrations had questioned why it did not have the confidence to acquire assets in the county.Now it has emerged that it has purchased a warehouse site in Olympus Close, Ipswich, comprising 15 tenants as part of the White House Industrial Estate.Mid Suffolk District Council chairman Derrick Haley, who is also a member of the CIFCO board, said: “This … [Read more...] about Councils’ CIFCO firm invests in first Suffolk property
The rejection can mean different things, depending on where you stand with the firm. David Teten Published 10:30 am CST, Thursday, December 13, 2018 Photo: Monkeybusinessimages | Getty Images Photo: Monkeybusinessimages | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Monkeybusinessimages | Getty Images A VC Firm Investment Committee Rejected You. What Does That Actually Mean? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery One of the most common ways a venture capitalist rejects you is a variation of, "I love you, I love your company. I brought it up to the investment committee (IC) -- but they turned it down." What does that actually mean? Is this the business equivalent of telling a … [Read more...] about A VC Firm Investment Committee Rejected You. What Does That Actually Mean?