Inception  It all started when Kevin Systrom was working at Nextstop, in marketing. That’s right, marketing! He had neither a formal engineering degree nor any programming skills. He started doing mash-up projects in the evenings and learnt programming in the nights. Pretty soon, his determination and will made him program a mash-up of foursquare and mafia-wars that he called “Burbn”. Burbn is the pre-cursor of today’s Instagram.

Inception
It all started when Kevin Systrom was working at Nextstop, in marketing. That’s right, marketing! He had neither a formal engineering degree nor any programming skills. He started doing mash-up projects in the evenings and learnt programming in the nights. Pretty soon, his determination and will made him program a mash-up of foursquare and mafia-wars that he called “Burbn”. Burbn is the pre-cursor of today’s Instagram.

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What are anonymous companies?

TED Blog

[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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