More than half of the global population is now online

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content There’s a really neat web page on which you can, literally, watch the internet grow. As the numbers roll up towards 4.2 billion users, you see that 55% of the world’s 7.7 billion […]

Online platforms: improving transparency and fairness for EU businesses

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Rules requiring online platforms to end unfair practices to businesses and set up effective redress mechanisms were approved by the Internal Market Committee. Online intermediation services, such as e-commerce market places (e.g. Amazon, eBay) and search engines (e.g. Google Search) would be required to […]

Crowdfunding: what it is and what it may become

Exclusively written for the Sting by Danae Ringelmann, Co-Founder and CFA at Indiegogo Growing up I watched my parents struggle time and time again to get loans for their small business. I had a very similar experience while I was trying to raise money for a theatre production – even though all of the potential investors […]