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Anchors Away And Shiver Me Timbers! Antlos Puts You And And Your Friends On A Boat

Screen Shot 2015-08-05 at 11.27.09 AM Yachting has an image problem. When you think of a big old sailboats you mostly imagine rich leathery men in boat shoes who smoke big cigars and try to hit rare pink dolphins in the head with with their keel. Antlos, a new boat and skipper hiring service, aims to change that. The service, based out of Venice, Italy, offers all-inclusive boat trips around various vacation hotspots including… Read More

What The Tech Bubble Means Outside Silicon Valley

bubble It’s a place, a mindset, a nickname, a metonym, an innovation hub, a TV show and a standard against which all cradles of technology are measured. Silicon Valley prides itself on having a meta-status that defies easy categorization, but this cannot save it from the impending bubble. According to investors like Mark Cuban, Chris Sacca, Bill Gurley, Manish Goyal and Bharat Ramnani… Read More

What The Tech Bubble Means Outside Silicon Valley

bubble It’s a place, a mindset, a nickname, a metonym, an innovation hub, a TV show and a standard against which all cradles of technology are measured. Silicon Valley prides itself on having a meta-status that defies easy categorization, but this cannot save it from the impending bubble. According to investors like Mark Cuban, Chris Sacca, Bill Gurley, Manish Goyal and Bharat Ramnani… Read More

Fintech’s Five Dark-Horse Cities

shutterstock_219786661 With global investment in fintech having tripled in the last five years, the financial sector is without a doubt in the midst of a revolution. The leading cities in the global fintech race are relatively unsurprising: Silicon Valley, New York, London and Hong Kong are the epicentres of the investment blast. But it’s the newcomers that are diversifying the market. Read More

A Conversation With DemocracyOS, The YC Non-Profit That Built A Latin American Political Party

democracyos One of the stranger things that Y Combinator has supported — among the many more interesting things they’ve started to back like prosthetic legs, macrobiotic research and Uber-for-marijuana startups — is a non-profit that built an entire political party in Buenos Aires, Argentina. DemocracyOS is a software platform that allows regular voters to debate and forward policy ideas.… Read More

Sports Broadcast Wearable FirstV1sion Gets Sweat-Tested In EuroLeague Basketball

FIRST-V1SION-PRODUCT4_LOW Smart garments are one of the fitness wearables Gartner recently pegged as having the “greatest potential for growth”. And lining up in that category is Spanish startup FirstV1sion, whose on-body sports wearable will be used during a broadcast of a Euroleague basketball match on Friday to deliver a first-hand player perspective of one of the teams to watching fans. Read More

Spain

1347285491_calpe-1Spain – a sovereign state in the southwest of Europe and parts of Africa, a member of the European Union. Spain occupies most of the Iberian Peninsula. The territory is divided into 17 autonomous communities and 2 autonomous cities. The capital – Madrid.

According to one version, the name of the country comes from Phoenician expression “i-punks” – “Beach hyraxes.” Occupies 80% of the Iberian Peninsula and the Canary and Balearic Islands, has a total area of ​​504,782 square kilometers (together with small sovereign territories on the African coast, Ceuta and Melilla), being the fourth largest country in Europe after Russia, Ukraine and France. The average height of the surface of Spain is 650 meters above sea level. The country is one of the most mountainous countries in Europe. Spain by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south and east.

According to the International Monetary Fund, Spain in 2012 – Fourteenth economic force in the world, according to the nominal GDP. Traditionally, Spain – an agricultural country, moreover is one of the biggest producers of western Europe; since the mid-1950s, industrial growth was rapid and quickly reached more weight than agriculture in the national economy. Development plans, which began in 1964, have helped to expand the economy, but in the late 1970s began a period of economic decline due to rising oil prices and the increase in imports associated with the establishment of democracy and open borders. Increased development of the steel industry, the development of shipyards, textile industry. Income derived from tourism and sales database of email addresses of Spain is also quite high. Since then, as Spain became a full member of the European Union’s economic policy has evolved according to this supranational organization. After World War II Spain was in isolation. United States failed to provide economic assistance to the country (the Marshall Plan) and Spain began to develop a closed self-sufficient economy. This resulted in a high degree of state intervention into the market, increasing the share of state ownership.

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