These are the Daily Digs we love. Chock full of goodies exploring the crowd’s potential to change the world, including Don Cheadle’s efforts to bring Miles Davis to the big screen.
Walmart to offer new, ‘safer’ credit card through Sam’s Club
Recent data breached highlight the need for enhanced security for credit and debit cards. Walmart is leading the, um, charge by introducing it at Sam’s Club. Elizabeth Harris explains.
Crowdfunding will change the world, says leading thinker
Tucker Max recently delivered a speech at a conference that describes how crowdfunding will disrupt social media, business finance and other sectors while being remarkably ignorant about third world relief. Read the speech here.
Another example of successful equity crowdfunding from across the pond
U.K. storage-by-the-box company Lovespace just raised £1.6 million in exchange for 28.5% of the company. The company gets needed funds to expand marketing and operations while equity investors get in on a growing company at an average cost of £6,178. This could catch on. Perhaps we should look at that here. More details here.
San Francisco housing to become even more unaffordable
It just became harder to construct tall buildings near San Francicsco’s waterfront. This will only add to the price of real estate and freeze out more people, argues Matthew Yglesias.
Don’t t turn your back on this: Don Cheadle crowdfunding Miles Davis biopic
The perfect man to make the film about the coolest figure in jazz is crowdfunding to make it happen. Those of you that gave a ten spot to Zach Braff should give $50 to this.
Aussie big banks offering steep discounts to lure home buyers
Smart shoppers can shave 1.5 points off their mortgage by negotiating with the biggest banks. A cheap debt environment does have its drawbacks, however. Clancy Yeates explains.
Is there a monopoly in Chinese banks?
Yang Kaisheng takes a closer look at the Chinese banking system to see how monopolistic it is. When he compares concentration in China to several western countries and the BRICs, he finds China is not alone when it comes to concentration. Visit the translation here.