Faithless crypto believers, the right way to establish a partnership with a start-up and a look at the full cost of the gender pay gap. Our weekly round-up of provoking thoughts, penetrating insights and digital curiosities.

Muscling in on the action

Quartz takes a look at Chinese scientists who have managed to graft a robotic finger onto lab-grown muscles while The Harvard Business Review reports on the lessons to be learned from NASA’s experiment in promoting open innovation processes.

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What’s next for the internet

Recode has published the slides (all 294 of them)  from tech analyst, Mary Meeker’s highly anticipated internet trends report. Elsewhere The Financial Times, continues its series on tech firms’ race towards the first $1tn valuation with a look at, why for Google, all roads lead back to search.

The Harvard Business Review tries to figure out the right way for established firms to create innovation pilots with start-ups and Bloomberg explores why Singapore is in a key position to guide the rollout of autonomous vehicles into cities worldwide.

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Counting the cost

The Guardian reports on a new World Bank study that says the gender pay gap is costing the global economy $160tn while the MIT Technology Review looks at how America is preparing for the future of work. Also The New York Times wonders who is (and should be) guarding the data of the millions of Facebook users that scholars have amassed. For its part Business Insider discusses new research which shows that millennials trust Amazon and PayPal far more than banks when it comes to personal data.

Keeping the faith?

FT Alphaville delves into the world of crypto zealots and why some seem somewhat less zealous while according to Quartz, India’s reserve bank says that even its officials are illiterate when it comes to digital payments.

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