Emily Stewart

Emily Stewart

Emily Stewart

Originally from the United States, Emily now lives in Buenos Aires, where she works as a writer and editor for Latin American tech blog PulsoSocial. She holds a degree in Comparative Literature & Society from Columbia University and has a background in marketing and communications, including blogging, copywriting, translation and editing.

Articles by Emily Stewart

EdTech in Latin America: Three Trends to Watch

When it comes to technology’s education-related potential, it is largely the populations of developing economies who stand to benefit the most. This is certainly the case of Latin America, where the edtech market had a stellar 2012 and is poised to have an even better 2013.

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Can Quality Come from the Crowd?

A few weeks ago, I came across a new Brazilian startup, Widbook – a.k.a. the YouTube of Books (according to Mashable). A sort of literary social network with a crowd-based twist, Widbook is a space where aspiring writers can put their work on display and collaborate on ongoing projects as well. A bit of a book nerd myself, I definitely found the idea intriguing. But then I got to thinking: What about quality?

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In Chile, Government Takes a Hands-On Approach in Promoting Innovation

When it comes to sources of innovation, government isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind. In Chile, however, that’s not the case. No, new technologies aren’t flowing out of the legislature, nor is President Sebastián Piñera giving up his day job to go the entrepreneurial route.

However, the Chilean government has proven a major proponent of all things technology and entrepreneurship in the country.

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Open Innovation: Needs versus Opportunities

Too often, open innovation initiatives at big companies focus on needs – and needs only. You have a specific challenge to solve, you write up rfp’s and you reach out in your network. Solving problems is an important element of open innovation and it can bring lots of value. However, if you only focus on needs, you miss out on the big potential that comes with also being open to unexpected opportunities. How innovation happens is changing and there are at least two important things on this. One is that innovation happens in ecosystems where the combination of different resources can result in unexpected opportunites – if you reach out for this and are prepared to deal with it. The other thing is that innovation is becoming more and...

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