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Ford Motors cancels $1.6bn Mexico plant

Ford Motors cancels $1.6bn Mexico plant

Ford has said it will cancel a $1.6bn (£1.3bn) plant it planned to build in Mexico and instead extend operations at its factory in...
Samsung buys connected car firm Harman for $8bn in cash

Samsung buys connected car firm Harman for $8bn in cash

Samsung Electronics is buying automotive electronics-maker Harman International Industries for about $8bn (£6.4bn) in cash as it makes a big push into connected car...
US to examine AT&T deal to buy Time Warner

US to examine AT&T deal to buy Time Warner

US lawmakers and both presidential candidates have raised questions about AT&T's deal to buy Time Warner. The US telecoms giant, already the country's third largest...
Massive web attacks briefly knock out top sites

Massive web attacks briefly knock out top sites

Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, Soundcloud and several other sites have been affected by two web attacks. All the firms are customers of a company called Dyn,...

Softbank confirms $32B acquisition of U.K.-based chipmaker ARM to target ‘Internet...

Japanese telecom giant SoftBank has confirmed earlier rumors that it planned to acquire U.K.-based semiconductor chip-maker ARM Holdings (ARM) in a £24.3 billion ($32...
Microsoft announces professional degree program

Microsoft announces professional degree program

Microsoft wants more data scientists in the job market. But some young people need to acquire their knowledge starting completely anew, while mid-career professionals need...

Mobile users spent more time on Pokemon Go than Facebook

Pokemon Go has surpassed the next milestone in taking over every aspect of your life, with users spending more time on average playing the...
Land swap between Google & LinkedIn will allow both companies to build desired headquarters

Land swap between Google & LinkedIn will allow both companies to...

In March, Google shared its ambitious plan for a futuristic expansion of its Mountain View headquarters. Those plans were derailed in May after LinkedIn...
Twitter Partners Bloomberg to Live Stream Financial News

Twitter Partners Bloomberg to Live Stream Financial News

The micro-blogging website Twitter and Bloomberg Media have signed a deal to live stream several media company's TV news shows on Twitter platform. The partnership...
Nokia and Samsung announce expanded patent licensing deal

Nokia and Samsung announce expanded patent licensing deal

Nokia and Samsung are cozying up together for the second time this year after the duo announced an expansion of the patent licensing deal...
Thomson Reuters to sell IP & science business for $3.55 billion

Thomson Reuters to sell IP & science business for $3.55 billion

Thomson Reuters Corp (TRI.TO) said it agreed to sell its intellectual property and science business to private equity firms Onex Corp (OCX.TO) and Baring...
Virgin Atlantic signs $4.4 billion order for 12 A350s

Virgin Atlantic signs $4.4 billion order for 12 A350s

Virgin Atlantic signed a deal to buy 12 Airbus (AIR.PA) A350-1000 aircraft as part of a $4.4 billion (£3.4 billion) order which will help...
YouTube Videos Can Potentially Hijack Smartphones:

Study : YouTube Videos Can Potentially Hijack Smartphones

A muffled voice hidden in a YouTube video can issue commands to a nearby smartphone without you even knowing it, researchers reveal. According to Micah...
WhatsApp Co-Founder Invests in Gurgaon-Based Connected Car Startup

WhatsApp Co-Founder Invests in Gurgaon-Based Connected Car Startup

In a move to speed up the availability of Internet-connected cars in India, WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton with other global business leaders on Monday...

Facebook faces tax heat for assets that may have been undervalued...

Facebook is facing the heat from U.S. tax authorities, as news emerged this week that the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has sought a...
Avast acquires rival AVG for $1.3 billion to create a security software giant

Avast acquires rival AVG for $1.3 billion to create a security...

Security software giant Avast Software has acquired rival AVG Technologies. Avast will pay $25 cash for each of AVG’s outstanding ordinary shares, in a...
Samsung predicting strongest operating profit in two years for Q2 2016

Samsung predicting strongest operating profit in two years for Q2 2016

Samsung today has issued its earnings projection for the second quarter of this year. The company announced that it is expecting an operating profit...
Facebook launches OpenCellular platform for remote areas

Facebook launches OpenCellular platform for remote areas

Facebook is expanding this work with the launch of OpenCellular, a new open source hardware and software project that aims to bring a more...
Nike releases open-source software to play with the techies

Nike releases open-source software to play with the techies

Nike, the home of all things athletic, is joining the ranks of the programmers with its launch of open-source software. Last week, Nike published three open-source...
Berlusconi : AC Milan 'sold' to Chinese consortium

Berlusconi : AC Milan ‘sold’ to Chinese consortium

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he has sold football club AC Milan to a Chinese consortium. Berlusconi, who owns the Serie A team,...
Microsoft Launches Web-Based Skype Meetings for Small Businesses

Microsoft Launches Web-Based Skype Meetings for Small Businesses

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a free, browser-based version of Skype aimed specifically at small businesses called 'Skype Meetings'. This would be company's first Web-based...
Your parents are using Snapchat

There’s no escape: Your parents are using Snapchat

The social media platform is all the rage with young people, but there's a new crowd flocking to Snapchat and they're not all there...
Future Publishing buys Imagine for $21m

Future Publishing buys Imagine for $21m

U.K.-based publisher Future Publishing today announced it is in the process of acquiring Imagine Publishing for £14.2 million ($21 million) worth of shares, continuing the...
Alphabet’s ‘Other Bets’ adopting new performance-based stock compensation

Alphabet’s ‘Other Bets’ adopting new performance-based stock compensation

The goal of last year’s Alphabet re-org was to effectively turn Google’s many research divisions into startups that make profitable products and services. To better...
Five companies considered buying LinkedIn

Five companies considered buying LinkedIn

A new SEC filing posted Friday gives more clarity about what led up to Microsoft acquiring LinkedIn for over $26 billion. And they prove...
Apple in Talks to Acquire Jay Z's Streaming Music Service Tidal

Apple in Talks to Acquire Jay Z’s Streaming Music Service Tidal

If you can’t beat ’em, buy ’em. Apple is in discussions with Tidal about acquiring its music streaming app, which offers exclusives and early...
Google's underwater internet cable connecting US and Japan is about to go live

Google’s underwater internet cable connecting US and Japan is about to...

The 9,000 kilometre cable allows internet speeds to be boosted throughout Asia as well as the west coast of the US. Back in 2014, Google...
OnePlus warns its customers that the effects of Brexit could impact its business in the UK

OnePlus warns its customers that the effects of Brexit could impact...

That the UK-EU referendum’s result has come as a shocker is not news anymore, but while the how and when of Britain leaving the EU may...
Microsoft Accelerator’s London Demo Day

Microsoft Accelerator’s London Demo Day

Microsoft Accelerator’s London Demo Day on June 30th from 7:30-10:00am PT, 3:30-6pm GMT. The Microsoft Accelerator is an immersive three- to six-month program aimed at helping entrepreneurs...
PayPal Launches Programme to Protect Online Sellers From Fraud

PayPal Launches Programme to Protect Online Sellers From Fraud

Digital payments platform PayPal on Wednesday announced the launch of its "Seller Protection Programme for Intangibles" - an expansion of its existing seller protection...
Adidas and Kanye West expand their partnership with planned sports gear and Yeezy retail stores

adidas and Kanye West Make History with Transformative New Partnership adidas...

The Most Significant Partnership Ever Created Between an Athletic Brand and a Non-Athlete Los Angeles, June 29, 2016 - Today, adidas announced the cementing of its long-term relationship...
Toyota recalls 2.86 million cars globally over emissions control unit

Toyota recalls 2.86 million cars globally over emissions control unit

Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) on Wednesday said it was recalling 2.87 million vehicles worldwide over a possible fault with their evaporative fuel emissions control...
Google deal with LyricFind makes finding song lyrics a pleasant experience again

Google deal with LyricFind makes finding song lyrics a pleasant experience...

If you’ve ever Googled for song lyrics, you know what a messy experience it can be – half the sites proving to be just...
Siemens to Invest EUR 1 Billion in New Startups Unit

Siemens to Invest EUR 1 Billion in New Startups Unit

German industrial group Siemens (SIEGn.DE) plans to invest 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) over the next five years in a new startups unit to...
Twitter Dashboard App to Help Small, Medium Businesses Connect With Customers

Twitter Dashboard App to Help Small, Medium Businesses Connect With Customers

To help business owners connect with their users, micro-blogging website Twitter has launched Twitter Dashboard - an app to streamline engagement for business accounts. Available...

Google Maps gets sharper thanks to satellite upgrade

If you've just turned on satellite imagery for your Google Maps or Earth apps and are wondering if your eyesight has gotten better, the...
Airbnb sues San Francisco over new rental legislation

Airbnb sues San Francisco over new rental legislation

Airbnb is taking its beef with the city of San Francisco to court. The short-term rental company filed suit today over a new law that...
U.S.-UK 'special relationship' seen untouched after Brexit

U.S.-UK ‘special relationship’ seen untouched after Brexit

WASHINGTON - The United States looks unlikely to follow through on a threat to relegate Britain to second-class trade status once its ally leaves...
Google’s Project Bloks is a new open hardware platform for teaching kids to code

Video : Google’s Project Bloks is a new open hardware platform...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=AuRTS35ouTs Google has long offered tools to teach kids coding skills, and Apple introduced an app with similar ambitions called Swift Playground at WWDC. Now, in collaboration with Stanford and...
Uber and Pandora partner to offer music to drivers

Uber and Pandora Partner to Offer Music to Drivers

Ride-hailing giant Uber is integrating online radio station Pandora into its app for drivers for easy listening on trips, the companies announced on Monday. The...
Facebook Launches Human-Curated Events and Slideshow Movie-Maker

Facebook Launches Human-Curated Events and Slideshow Movie-Maker

Facebook is introducing a human-curated list of Featured Events. The new Facebook feature will be currently limited to iOS users in the US and...
Leaked docs show how Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs wants to revolutionize city parking & ride-sharing

Leaked docs show how Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs wants to revolutionize city...

Earlier this year was reported that Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs wanted to build a city from the ground up to test ideas it has for improving city life,...
Barclays and RBS suspended from trading after Brexit financial crash

Barclays and RBS suspended from trading after Brexit financial crash

UK shares have remained volatile in the wake of the Brexit vote, with trading in Barclays temporarily suspended and airline Easyjet falling more than...
Expanding in Africa, eBay partners with MallForAfrica.com

Expanding in Africa, eBay partners with MallForAfrica.com

American eBay sellers will soon gain access to Africa’s biggest consumer markets. This comes via a new partnership between the U.S. e-commerce giant and...
Google is working on its own Android smartphone to go head to head with the iPhone

Google is working on its own Android smartphone to go head...

There have been several reports over the last year mentioning Google’s interest in building a smartphone. Although the company does have its own Nexus program...

UK tech sector reacts to Brexit

Now the UK has decided to leave the European Union, technology firms have been left to wonder what the future holds. As news of Brexit...
Twilio IPO: Unicorn start-up faces its Wall Street test

Twilio IPO: Unicorn start-up faces its Wall Street test

You may not have heard of it, but you're likely to have used it. Twilio is a platform that enables developers to incorporate phone...
Google Fiber is buying high-speed internet provider Webpass

Google Fiber is buying high-speed internet provider Webpass

Google Fiber is bulking up its business after it announced a deal to acquire ISP Webpass, a 13-year-old company that provides high-speed internet for business and...
Microsoft announces new data protection tool to help enterprises secure their data

Microsoft announces new data protection tool to help enterprises secure their...

Microsoft today announced a new project that aims to help enterprises protect their data as it moves between servers and devices. The new Azure Information...
Samsung to Invest $1.2 Billion in IoT Research in US

Samsung to Invest $1.2 Billion in IoT Research in US

Samsung announced plans Tuesday to invest $1.2 billion (roughly Rs. 8,111 crores) for US-based research over the next four years on "human-centered" applications for...
Yahoo's Tumblr Launches Live Video

Yahoo’s Tumblr Launches Live Video

Tumblr, the Yahoo-owned blogging platform, said Tuesday it was launching live video to help compete against similar offerings from Facebook and Twitter. The new feature,...
Facebook Signs Deals With Media Companies, Celebrities for Facebook Live

Facebook Signs Deals With Media Companies, Celebrities for Facebook Live

Facebook Inc (FB.O) has signed deals worth more than $50 million with media companies and celebrities to create videos for its live-streaming service, the...
Tesla made a $2.8 billion offer to buy SolarCity

Tesla made a $2.8 billion offer to buy SolarCity

Tesla made a $2.8 billion offer to buy SolarCity. Both are Elon Musk’s companies (he owns 21% of Tesla and 22% of SolarCity). US electric...
China: Bank employees publicly spanked for poor performance

Video: Bank employees publicly spanked for poor performance

Eight employees of a rural bank in China have been publicly spanked for poor performance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICtQQFzri0w%20 A cellphone video of a man with a wooden stick...
China builds world's most powerful computer

China builds world’s most powerful computer

A new supercomputer from China has topped the latest list of the world's most powerful machines. The 93 petaflop Sunway TaihuLight is installed at the...
Mark Zuckerberg just made a big investment that pays young people in Africa to learn code Andela

Mark Zuckerberg just made a big investment that pays young people...

Andela, a two-year-old startup, trains software developers in Africa and gives them full-time roles at international companies. It already employs nearly 200 engineers in its...

Social media ‘outstrips TV’ as news source for young people

Social media has overtaken television as young people's main source of news, according to a report. Of the 18-to-24-year-olds surveyed, 28% cited social media as...
Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26bn

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26bn

Microsoft is buying the professional networking website LinkedIn for just over $26bn (£18bn) in cash. The software giant will pay $196 a share - a...

Streaming services are increasingly seeking exclusives to set them apart from...

More music was consumed in all sorts of ways, from streaming video and audio to good old-fashioned vinyl. There was just one problem - money...
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Repetition: Is the Mother of Branding

Repetition in some contexts can be boring. Not so with your brand. Repeating core attributes or strengths of what you offer is a necessity. Those...

Is It Worth Starting A Home Based Internet Business?

There are no specific requirements for starting your own internet business. But it''s surprising how so many people think and talk about their intentions...

Ten great apps for small and home businesses

When you’re working for yourself, it can sometimes feel like you have so many tasks to perform that you don’t have time to focus...

Zuckerberg unveils 10-year plan to expand Facebook empire, with political tones

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out a 10-year plan to connect the world that sounded as much like a political cause as a grab for...

Adele has best-selling album as global music revenue rises

LONDON (AP) — Adele had the world's best-selling album last year, a global smash that helped music revenues record their first significant growth in...

Yahoo is for sale; bidders line up; Marissa Mayer is toast

Yahoo is for sale, and bidders are lining up to grab their own, ever-shrinking piece of Internet history. The once-great Internet pioneer is entertaining offers...reluctantly....

New Tesla Model 3 revealed: price, specs and 2017 release date

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed the new Tesla Model 3 electric car at a California launch event. It's due in 2017 priced around...

Top 12 Contributors on Business Gists

Business Gists is an online community for inspiration, educative, discovering powered by contributor worldwide where everybody are welcome. Our mission is to provide the...

How not to mix up work during vacations

A vacation which totally recharge your battery and makes you more productive at work when you return. Many employees start on the vacation with an...

LinkedIn acquires recruiting startup Connectifier

LinkedIn today announced in its earnings statement that it has acquired Connectifier, a startup with technology for helping recruiters find talent. “The acquisition of Connectifier...

Microsoft confirms it has acquired SwiftKey

Microsoft has now confirmed that it has acquired SwiftKey, the London-based company behind the popular predictive keyboard app of the same name. According to...

HOW TO

Two Reasons People Panic at Work and How to Stop Doing...

A client of ours was experiencing a drop in sales; financial performance was down, way down. The natural response is fear and panic. Unfortunately...

Social media scams – don’t get suckered

Want to win First Class seats on British Airways? Fancy a free iPhone due to surplus stock? Get a share of the billions that...

How to Get out of SAME OLD SAME OLD

The pressure is brutal. To know, to have answers, to offer fresh ideas. Chances are, you have been hired for your job because you will...

How-To Design a Digital Marketing Strategy [For Success]

DID YOU KNOW: 1 IN 5 SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS DO NOT PLAN TO USE A DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGY IN 2017. Regardless of whether you are...
10 Ways To Generate 20% More Website Traffic Today

10 Ways To Generate 20% More Website Traffic Today

Are you one of the 46% of small businesses that don’t have a website? Generating continuous website traffic is one of the most difficult parts...