globalization

Seizing partnership opportunities in emerging markets

Partnering beyond your borders -- something many of the world’s leading multi-sided businesses and online marketplaces already engage in -- is becoming a low-friction way for those in less developed

Alibaba is back on U.S. blacklist of “notorious marketplaces”

The USTR dropped its annual blacklist calling out marketplaces that are rife with counterfeit and pirated goods this week. Many of the shopping centers and sites listed in this “Special 301&#82

Technology dispersion is accelerating

Copycats are a dying breed. Each month the gap shrinks between a new digital service emerging in the U.S. and it being copied in other markets. This trend has big implications for global businesses, f

Commerce Dept. to send “digital attachés” to Mexico, South Korea and four other nations

The U.S. Department of Commerce is opening six new international markets for its Commercial Digital Attaché program, according to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, who spoke with TechCru

Bloomberg Beta On Investing In The ‘Future Of Work’

A Startup’s Guide To International Expansion

Startups can now reach international markets almost immediately at launch. Product/market fit is geographically, industry and company-size agnostic -- SaaS makes your product adoption almost instantan

When And How To Pick Your Next Launch Country

International expansion is a challenge any globally ambitious company will face -- some sooner than others. As a long-time investor in both the U.S. and Europe, I often get asked by the venture commun

Globalize, Don’t Localize: Three Ways To Properly Ignore Boundaries

A hipster in New York is not that different from a hipster in Bangalore. Ten years ago, this would not have been the case. Our marketing textbooks tell us that the highest classes of society in any gi

Bursting The Top Three Myths To Get Your Healthcare Startup Funded

The evolution of the healthcare industry has brought forth innovative startup opportunities in the past few years. A few are actually helping to change the world. Unfortunately, typical buzzwords for

Software Is Eating All the Jobs Too

A few months ago I was giving a talk in my hometown of Memphis, TN, and someone asked what the city could do to ignite more entrepreneurship among inner city kids. My immediate <a href="http://www.com

The Global Education Race

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/duke-university.png"> This week, I <a href="http://ideas.economist.com/search/results/wadhwa">participated</a> in a fascinating series of disc

India is morphing into a global R&D hub, but can it ever take on Silicon Valley?

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/india1-180x180.jpg" width="180" height="180" /> When Americans think of the Indian technology sector, they still perceive a nation of

3 Billion Mobile Subscriptions Worldwide: That's A Lot of iPhones

A new study by Informa found that there are more than 3 billion SIM cards in active rotation, which means that lots of folks have more than one SIM card and that there are seriously lots of phones out