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18 Year Old Develops App to Recognize Clean Water

Business is not only for adults, as more and more teens are entering the workforce with innovative ideas and solutions to a wide range of problems. 18-year-old Sharon Linn is one such example. An MIT freshman, Lin just won the #BuiltByGirls startup challenge thanks to an app she is working on that aims to help people recognize clean water in underdeveloped countries. CEO of her own company and Youth Poet Laureate in NYC this year, Lin is in a position to significantly impact the tech industry.

Her app, which relies on her company White Water, for support, will analyze photos of water samples and recognize the different strains of bacteria in them- especially those which may be harmful. The app is currently being developed, and is creating a database with the help of water sample photos from China.

“It’s given me the confidence of knowing that there are people who care about issues such as water analysis, and that there is genuine interest in developing enterprise software for developing nations.”

Lin’s interest in clean water solutions is personal; she has family in rural China and has been exposed first-hand to the importance of recognizing and accessing clean water. Through her studies at MIT, she hopes to continue to work on these issues and promote awareness throughout the tech world so that new ideas move forward.

Ares Selling Custom-Made Cars

Most cars – even top-of-the-line ones – can be purchased directly from the auto-dealer on the same day as viewing.  But that won’t give one the uniqueness that Ares Performance, headed by European auto marketer Dany Bahar offers.  The man who has run the International Sports Federation, was behind the creation of Red Bull Media… Continue Reading

Business About to Boom in Cannabis Industry

Last week’s midterm elections not only favored Republicans in overwhelming numbers, but also said yes to the continuing trend to liberalize marijuana laws. Two additional states joined Colorado and Washington in permitting recreational use of cannabis, along with an overwhelming vote in favor in Washington DC. As more states come aboard the weed wagon, it… Continue Reading

Extreme Weather Conditions May Impact Spring Business

Cities across the United States have been struggling with frigid temperatures, snow and ice, and the unusually harsh weather has had an impact on numerous industries and markets across the continent. According to Morningstar‘s Jamie Katz, the weather may also have a negative effect on retail this spring if retailers are forced to offer discounts… Continue Reading

General Mills to Remove All GMOs from Cheerios

General Mills recently announced that its regular flavored Cheerios are soon to be free of genetically-modified ingredients. The decision comes after a particularly difficult year for the brand, during which Cheerio sales dropped nearly 7 percent. According to General Mills, the elimination of GMOs from their cereal would be “beneficial to the consumer.” They said:… Continue Reading

Jim Baer on Data-Driven Businesses

Jim Baer, a senior director of Data Science with LinkedIn, recently discussed what he considers the four keys to data-driven business. He explained that data today can and should have a tremendous impact on a company’s success.  Though every business varies, and getting involved in the data world appears a daunting task, companies can benefit… Continue Reading

Dropbox Breaks into Business Market

Dropbox, an internet-based file hosting service, has become one of the most promising ventures in Silicon Valley over the last six years. This week, the startup invited journalists to its China Basin offices for a progress update. According to the company, Dropbox has more than 200 million users with more than 1 billion files saved… Continue Reading