What are anonymous companies?

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[ted_talkteaser id=1949]At TED2014, Charmian Gooch made the TED Prize wish to launch a new era of openness in business and end the phenomenon of anonymous companies. “Anonymous companies are making it difficult, and sometimes impossible, to find the actual human beings responsible for really bad crimes,” she said.

So how do anonymous companies work? This infographic explains the basics. For a deeper analysis, check out the Global Witness report “Poverty, Corruption and Anonymous Companies.”

End-Anonymous-Companies_smallWatch a video from Global Witness on the issue »

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How sixth-sense will change the world around us

At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data — including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper “laptop.” In an onstage Q&A, Mistry says he’ll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all.