Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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Courtesy and other ‘small’ gestures

Perhaps I was tired.  Or busy.  Maybe it was the ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’.  I really don’t know.  I just remember the...

Facebook launches Instant Articles

Facebook announced that its Instant Articles — which allows for faster loading within the Facebook news feed for content from select publishers, as well...
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Founders of Microsoft, Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon, and more to invest in...

Bill Gates and a group of elite private investors — including Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg, Alibaba cofounder Jack Ma, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, LinkedIn...

Li-Fi: 100 times faster than Wi-Fi, tests prove

Li-Fi, a super-fast alternative to Wi-Fi, has been proven capable of sending data at up to 1GBps in real-world tests. At that speed, 100-times faster...

Savor the In-Between

Let’s do a Thanksgiving Podcast, Jeffrey Shaw, the impassioned originator of the Creative Warriors Podcast, says to me. Let’s talk about how we can fully...

2015 global surface temperatures set to be hottest on record-UN

This year is set to be the hottest on record and 2016 could be even hotter due to the current El Nino weather pattern,...

Beyonce and Arcadia confirm 2016 launch

Tycoon Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia retail empire is gearing up to unveil its long-awaited fashion range with pop star Beyoncé. The confirmation that Parkwood Topshop...

Apple Has Acquired Faceshift, Maker Of Motion Capture Tech Used In...

Techcrunch said today that Apple had confirmed the acquisition in a statement. MacRumors had previously uncovered strong evidence that Apple bought Faceshift back in August. As...

Top 20 Black Friday Shopping Tips to Snag the Best Deals

As the holiday season quickly approaches, so too does the biggest shopping day of the year: Black Friday! I was introduced to Black Friday years...

WordPress.com Gets a New Face

Today the company relaunched WordPress.com, the hosted version of its content manager used by up to 25 percent of the Web. On top of that, Automattic...

Google unveils Android Studio 2.0 with Instant Run, faster Android emulator,...

At the Android Dev Summit today, Google announced Android Studio 2.0, the second major version of its integrated development environment (IDE). Version 2.0 adds Instant...

Website Review: 5 Nigerian Start-ups to Watch Out in 2016

Edusko.com Edusko is nothing like the education sector has ever experienced. Edusko bridges the gap between good schools and parents, thereby making the right schools...

Business dinners ‘not good for women’

The first female chief of business lobby group the CBI has criticised business dinners as "not very inclusive" for women. Carolyn Fairbairn said she had...

Microsoft Windows was launched 30 years ago today

Thirty years ago, on 20 November 1985, Microsoft released Windows 1.0, the firm's first attempt at offering a graphical user environment for personal computers....

Microsoft Dynamics AX: A new cloud ERP is born

Microsoft today announced that it will release the new version of its cloud-based Dynamics AX enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for business management in...

Facebook launches fundraising tools for nonprofits

Facebook has launched a new fundraising tool to help non-profit organizations raise money, and has also improved the Donate button to help them reach new...

Google redesigns Google+ with focus on Communities and Collections

Google has redesigned its Google+ social network with more of a focus on Communities and Collections. The updated service has become more mobile-friendly and...

5 Reasons Why You Blew the Job Interview

You got called for an interview! That, in itself, is fantastic news. Clearly, your resume articulated how your skills and background could potentially make...

Marriott International to buy Starwood Hotels for $12.2B

US hoteliers Marriott International and Starwood Hotels have agreed a $12.2bn (£8bn) deal to create the world's biggest hotel company. Marriott International (MAR) has agreed...

12 Business Experts – Teaching Business Success

WOW! What an amazing 3 weeks during the FREE Business Success Online Summit. 12 internationally recognised business experts/speakers sharing their knowledge, skills and expertise....
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YouTube Launches New YouTube Music Service and iOS App

YouTube today launched YouTube Music, a new app designed specifically for discovering music on the video-sharing website. You can download YouTube Music now directly...

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2015: All 44 models listed, plus the...

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show taped in New York on Tuesday, and the multimillion-dollar production was as outrageous as ever. After months of arduous training, top...
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Happy? Sad? Angry? This Microsoft tool recognizes emotions in pictures

Microsoft today announced several updates to its Project Oxford portfolio of machine learning tools aimed at developers. Microsoft has begun a public beta for...

Google Maps gets offline search and directions

Google has announced that Maps is getting offline search and directions, from today on Android and coming soon to iOS. Google Maps is finally embracing...

Instagram launches partner program

Instagram has launched a partner program aimed at providing its business customers with experts to help them grow on the photo-sharing platform. The company...

INFORMATION MISSING FROM ENTREPRENEURS’ PITCHES

I have been studying entrepreneurs’ pitches for over 10 years in the private equity world and for three and a half years in academia....

Facebook’s Notify news app reportedly launching next week

Facebook's upcoming news app Notify may finally be ready to make its debut. The Financial Times reports that the social network's new standalone app for...

Google releases Who’s Down app to help friends make plans

Google just released a new social app called Who’s Down. The invite-only app appeared in both the Google Play and Apple App Store today. Who’s Down lets users see when...
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PITCHING TO INVESTORS

In 2012 my company received 400 business plans; we interviewed 40 and funded four. Where was the disconnect? After bringing this tidbit of information...
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How to Submit Your Podcast to Google Play Music

Google today announced that it will start offering podcasts in the Google Play Music service. The addition will “give podcasters access to millions of new...
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New Xbox One Experience tour — an early look launching on...

During tonight's Halo 5: Live launch event, Xbox Chief Phil Spencer brought a little extra non-Halo news to the fore, announcing that the New...

You can now customize Facebook’s notifications

Facebook is rolling out a new way to curate notifications on its mobile apps that it hopes you’ll find more useful. In this update, the...
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Brand new Apple TV

Today, Apple opens pre-orders for its long-overdue Apple TV relaunch.   The remote is the first thing that appears radically different. Gone are the days of the minimal two-button,...

Facebook’s stock now over $100 per share, a new record that...

Facebook has hit a milestone today as its stock price has topped $100 per share in current market trading hours. The company now has...

Google’s first earnings as Alphabet: Strong $18.7B in revenue, $7.35 earnings...

Today the corporate behemoth formerly known as Google shared how much cash it made (and spent) during its third quarter. Alphabet Inc. — the silly...

Alphabet is buying back more than $5B in stock

Today, Alphabet, the umbrella company which owns Google, Nest, and all of Google’s money-eating “moonshot” experiments, announced plans to buy back more than $5...

Everything announced at Twitter’s conference

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter has just wrapped up its keynote event at its second annual Flight developer conference. There was quite a lot of...

Western Digital Announces Acquisition Of SanDisk for $19B

Western Digital® Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) and SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Western Digital...

Indiegogo launches Generosity

Indiegogo is relaunching its charity crowdfunding platform as a new product replete with its own domain, and broadening the scope to include nonprofit organizations. Now,...
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Google woos retailers with Shopping Insights tool

Google has launched a new ad product that marries search and mapping data to help brick-and-mortar retailers identify shopping trends by analysing consumers’ habits...

Facebook launches TechPrep

Facebook today announced the launch of TechPrep, a new online computer science and programming resource, to address what it sees as a “lack of exposure to...

Oprah Winfrey buys 10 per cent stake in Weight Watchers

US media personality Oprah Winfrey is paying $43m (£28m) for a 10% slice of slimming firm Weight Watchers. She will also get a seat on...

Google wants K-12 students to recreate the Google logo using any...

Google has announced that its annual Doodle 4 Google competition is open to submissions from young students across the U.S., but with a new...
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Google and Udacity launch Tech Entrepreneur Nanodegree

Google has teamed up with Udacity to introduce the Tech Entrepreneur Nanodegree, a program aimed at teaching students how to build sustainable revenue-generating businesses....
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Fly around Hong Kong like a bird

Hong Kong’s skyline is one of the most dramatic in the world, and with new 3D imagery on Google Maps and Google Earth, you...

Hamilton demands changes to ‘boring’ F1

LEWIS Hamilton reckons the “incredibly boring” practice sessions for the Russian GP highlighted how F1 could improve its race weekend format. Friday running in Sochi...

Pepsi’s first smartphone, launching soon in China

PepsiCo said on Monday it is working with a licensing partner to market a line of mobile phones and accessories in China in the...

Are you standing out in your market niche?

Imagine this. You’re at a business networking event, and you say hello to someone and ask, ‘What do you do?’ And they reply, ‘I...

Alibaba launches ‘Alibaba Defined’ to Help Audiences Outside of China Better...

Alibaba today launched “Alibaba Defined” to help people outside China better understand what the ecommerce and payments giant is all about. “Alibaba needs no explanation in...

Facebook reveals what its ‘dislike button’ looks like

From tomorrow (October 9, 2015), some Facebook users in Ireland and Spain will start seeing “Reactions,” Facebook’s new emoji-based buttons that let users express...

Google Just Bought the Entire Alphabet

When Google first introduced the world to Alphabet, its new parent company now in its first official week on Wall Street, it was unfurled...

New York Times aims to double digital revenue by 2020

The New York Times said it aimed to double its annual digital revenue to $800 million by 2020 with a concentrated effort to win...

Google launches its Cloud Platform Security Scanner out of beta, minutes...

Google today brought out its Cloud Security Scanner service for finding potential security issues into general availability — for free. Google published its blog post...

Everything Amazon announced at AWS re:Invent 2015 so far

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the biggest public cloud available today, loves to announce one new service after another during keynotes at its annual re:Invent...

Google Domains adds 90 new top-level domains

Google Domains, a web service for purchasing and setting up website domain names, is getting some nifty additions. Now, Google announced today, the service...

Facebook reaches deal to beam internet to Africa from space

Facebook has reached a deal to have free internet beamed to some of the most remote parts of Africa via satellite. The social network has...

Apple and Google are the world’s top two most valuable brands

Apple, Google, Microsoft, and IBM continue to place at the top of the chart for at least the fifth consecutive year which could further...

It’s official: Alphabet has replaced Google

Google has officially changed its name to “Alphabet,” according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Alphabet will act as a holding company,...
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Google launched : Nexus 5X & 6P, Chromecast 2, Pixel C,...

Google announce a slew of new products including two new phones, next-generation Chromecast devices, and a new Pixel tablet. Google unveiled two new Nexus phones: the 5X...

Europe and China sign pact to make 5G a reality

The European Commission and China today announced they have signed an agreement to cooperate on the development of 5G mobile networks. Following similar agreements...

Facebook renames Internet.org to Free Basics

Social networking giant Facebook has renamed its controversial Internet.org app and launched it as Free Basics, a mobile app and website through which users...

How to Inspire a Fundraiser

Getting people motivated to eagerly kick-off a fundraiser and keep the momentum going isn’t as challenging as one might think.  There is one very...

Microsoft launches meeting app Invite for iPhone, coming soon to Android...

Microsoft today launched a new standalone app for scheduling meetings called Invite. Available only for iPhone users in the U.S. and Canada for now,...

Google launches its Keep note-taking app for iOS

Google today launched Google Keep for iOS. You can download the new app now directly from Apple’s App Store. Google says the features Google Keep...

Volkswagen board gathers for crisis meeting

Senior directors of German carmaker Volkswagen are due to meet to discuss what action to take after the company was caught manipulating its diesel...

Twitter is launching redesigned ‘Follow’ and ‘Tweet’ buttons next month

Today Twitter announced that it will be launching redesigned “Follow” and “Tweet” buttons next month. For both types of buttons, which appear on many websites,...

GoPro for a Cause helps you get involved in social justice...

GoPro has introduced a new program aimed at helping promote social causes in order to engage and inspire people to participate. Called GoPro for...

Google launches Brotli, a new open source compression algorithm to speed...

Google today announced that it has released its Brotli lossless compression algorithm under an open-source Apache license on GitHub. Benchmarks suggest that new algorithm outperforms...
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Google Wallet for iOS redesigned with focus on peer-to-peer payments

Google rolled out a big update to its Google Wallet app for iOS on Monday, which brings a few nifty new features and a...

Startups: The Secret Ingredient of Samsung’s Open Innovation

Samsung said on Monday that its evolution as a company depends on “cultivating deep relationships” with startups and startup ecosystems, not just in the...

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The Circle and Foundation of Success

Behind every successful person, there are many lessons learned... and for every lesson learned, there is a lot of trying, falling, getting up, and...

A glimpse into the future?

18 years ago, Kodak had almost 200,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper. In 2012 they went bankrupt. And according to a...

Genital surgery on the rise as women pursue Barbie doll look

IT’S a question that might shock — what should a woman look like down under? Researchers trying to understand a nearly threefold increase in Medicare...

6 Stupid Office Rules that should be Banned

Rules in the workplace. Without them we'd have anarchy right? Or would we? According to an article by Dr Travis Bradbury in the Huffington Post most...

Oprah just made $17m in one hour from a single tweet.

The media mogul and the largest individual stakeholder in Weight Watchers International Inc. tweeted a video at 12:09 p.m. Eastern time professing that she...
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