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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,...

The most valuable skills of your team members

How to build a team you can count on? The answer to that questions secures the overall success of any business. People are the...

Don’t play the blame game

"It's not me, it's you". How many relationships (both personal and business) have ended with those words. And the truth is, it's most likely...

6 stupid office rules that should be banned

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

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....

Greece says expects bailout deal by Aug 18

Greece expects to conclude a bailout deal with international lenders by Aug. 18, with the drafting of the accord starting on Wednesday, government spokeswoman...

Updates to Entertainment in Windows 10

Windows 10 was built to offer a familiar and secure experience, with unmatched productivity offerings and more entertainment options for Windows fans. Not only...

RBS to sell loan portfolio for £400m

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group has announced it is selling a portfolio of loans to an entity funded by Deutsche Bank and Apollo...

How to exit: Prepare your business for sale

Paul Viner, former finance director of Giraffe, who steered it through the Tesco acquisition, gives his insight into how to prepare your business for...

How to achieve an effective employer branding

Employer Branding is a must for organisations to promote themselves among the candidates. This is the best way to attract maximum talent. Employer brand is...
Women Entrepreneurs

Working Your Buzz Off?  It’s a Bee-Sy World For Women Entrepreneurs!

The Forbes list of successful entrepreneurs is dominated by men.  But, there are many women entrepreneurs who have taken the bull by its horns...

What happens in Vegas… a preview of CES 2017

The 50th iteration of the geek-fest that is the Consumer Electronics Show kicks off tomorrow under the banner of 'The Future is Now'. After...

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...

Seeking to be your own boss, follow some tips that would...

The present economic condition and reality of the time shows that people are gradually finding it difficult to have the job that they have...

So You Want to be a Digital Enterprise

It would be safe for you to assume that most companies use digital technology in some form, but getting beyond obvious and basic technology...
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...

White House calls for upgrade to law protecting consumer cloud data...

The law that protects the privacy of consumer data in the cloud, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), was written in 1986 before the...
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...

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...

Why Female Entrepreneurs Can Lead Future Business Success

  A few weeks ago, I wrote an article on Inc about U.S entrepreneurship being at a 40-year low. Research suggests that there are are some...

Time to Weigh Up Your Transformation Value

Leaders often ask “are we maximising the value of our investments?” - but those overseeing transformation programmes sometimes struggle to provide data-driven responses to...

Ibec says EU fiscal rules could undermine economic recovery

Employers Group Ibec has said European Union fiscal rules could undermine the recovery in the economy, because they severely restrict investment spending by government. It says the Government...

Students are selling their futures

STUDENTS are betting on their long-term incomes, with investment firms now covering the cost of their degrees, in return for a percentage of their...

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...

Y Combinator names partner Qasar Younis as its first COO

Y Combinator has named partner Qasar Younis as its inaugural chief operating officer. In this role, he’ll be responsible for managing the day-to-day affairs...

UK inflation rate rises to 0.1%

The UK's inflation rate turned positive in July, with the Consumer Prices Index measure rising to 0.1% from June's 0%. A smaller fall in the...
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Google Is Launching Free WiFi In New York Starting This September

Imagine a city that's one giant WiFi hotspot. Great right? Now imagine that it's free as well. Google has unveiled a plan to roll out...
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Seize The Day…Be Inspired!

“You must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at...

Evolution of a marketing professional

There are some experienced people in a marketing field on the market. But they often can't find a good job. The problem is, as...

Why ‘Gut Feel is better than ‘Big Data’

Well according to the Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, it is: "We start with the data but the final call is always gut. It’s informed...

Why have we fallen out of love with Air Travel?

Whatever happened to the glamour of being an international jet setter and when did flying become as banal as taking a bus? The golden age...
Claim Your Slivers of Space

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...

Which ‘Business Bulls**t’ phrases annoy you the most?

"We can't boil the ocean by drinking Kool-aid and then circle back when we try to run it up the flagpole." Absolute nonsense right?...

Co-Author: Writing a Book in Collaboration

These days, authors often collaborate with each other to produce the best work possible. By collaborating with another author of the same mind, the...
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...

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...
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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to give away 99% of shares

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan say they will give away 99% of their shares in the company to good causes as...

Is The Global Economy Headed For Another Recession?

I was watching Bloomberg business channel this afternoon and the anchors were talking about the recently proposed Greece Bailout by the Euroean Union, the...

UBS bank sees 53% jump in net profit

UBS said in a statement that second quarter adjusted profit before tax was 1.6bn Swiss francs (£1.1bn, $1.7bn). Net profit attributable to UBS Group AG shareholders...
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,...

Are Emoji’s the new (smiley) face of Marketing?

When Facebook augmented their ‘Like’ feature with 5 new emoji reactions it seemingly became a catalyst for major advertisers to jump on the bandwagon....
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,...

Who, What, Why: What is name-blind recruitment?

Leading companies and universities are being asked to remove names from application forms in an effort to stop "unconscious bias" against potential recruits from...

Recessions help nudge women into science jobs

Encouraging more women to pursue careers in science, technology, education and math - the so-called STEM fields - is a worthy goal, given the...

Google thinks it’s found Asia’s ‘top beauty creators’ on YouTube

If you want to know what’s trending online in Asia’s beauty industry — from fashion to makeup — Google thinks it has put together...

How I learn to manage Major Life Changes

In life change is inevitable.  Whether the change is planned or unplanned, every one of us must face one sort of change or the...

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...

Argentina orders HSBC to replace local boss

Argentina's central bank has ordered HSBC to replace its chief executive in the country within 24 hours and accused the bank of failing to...

Why Bankers Just Said No To Your Start-up?

The process of getting a start-up loan can feel a lot like trying to climb Mt. Everest. Without any gear. There are blizzards of...

When data meets finance, a new executive pecking order emerges

There’s a new player shaking up the power ranking of C-level executives at many companies. A few years ago, when data analytics was still...
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...
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...

Pinterest reveals 2016 diversity goals and announces a new project called...

Today Pinterest announced its annual workforce diversity stats, revealing an overwhelmingly White and Asian male staff, though with a growing number of female engineers. It also outlined goals...

Chandelier Swinging & 10 Other Personal Branding Tips

While it’s a bit extreme, I’m sure there’ve been plenty of people who’ve swung from a chandelier (or similar) to get noticed. It sounds...

The Hidden Cost and Risk of Entrepreneurship No One Talks About

COST. It is not a bad four-letter word but it makes most entrepreneurs wince!  Sure, you are supposed to know the cost of doing...

7 Great Habits of Remarkably Successful People

Good habits can make a world of difference in our lives. When we think wisely, we choose good habits. When we think foolishly, we...

Matt Damon shows us how to give a sh*t and still...

Several months ago I wrote a lighthearted piece about how social media could have been a contributory factor in the Kim Kardashian jewellery heist...

Distracted by your smartphone at work? Try this ‘killer’ tip…

It’s official. Humans can’t multi-task (especially men, according to my wife). And the incontrovertible proof comes via your smartphone according to new research into‘Digital...

Japan Can Offset China Yuan Move by Easing, Says Abe Adviser

Japan “need not worry” about China’s devaluation of the yuan because it can always offset the effects by easing monetary policy, said an adviser...

10 reasons why you are smart…even though YOU don’t think so

"The problem with the world is that intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence". So said prolific...

People – Process – Technology: PPT!

Most business problems are either the fault of, or can be solved by 
People, Process and Technology. A group of guys I worked with believe we...

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...

That Powerful “Aha Moment” May Be Your Best Solution

You’re faced with a seemingly unsolvable problem.  A modern day Gordian Knot for which there seems to be no solution.  At first, when faced...

IMF cuts world growth forecast for 2015

THE International Monetary Fund has cut its global economic growth forecast for this year with the risk of a further reduction before 2015 is...

Yahoo Sports now lets you win cash daily by playing fantasy...

SAN FRANCISCO — At a press event today, Yahoo announced the launch of its daily fantasy sports league. No longer will you have to...

Crude awakening: Beware oil’s ‘dead cat bounce’

The current recovery in oil prices could prove to be nothing more than a short-lived "dead cat bounce," analysts have warned, pouring cold water...

Face Your Fear

Death once wrote a letter to a distant country about his intention of coming to take ten specific but undisclosed people on a particular...

Cyber-thieves hit YouTube Fifa gamers

Six of the most successful Fifa video gamers to feature on YouTube have been targeted by cyber-thieves. The hackers stole millions of Fifa coins, the...

What does your connected car REALLY know about you?

As the Paris Motor Show revs up this week, much of the hype surrounding the event is about connectivity. McKinsey have predicted that the...

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...

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How to Leverage Emotions at Work

How to Leverage Emotions at Work

When was the last time you felt inspired? What made you feel that way? If you’re like most humans, inspiration requires an intense level of...

Fake news – the scourge of Social Media?

"It's now clear that so-called 'fake news' can have real world consequences"Hillary Clinton said last week in one of her first speeches since her...
Business Blogging

5 Best Practices For Business Blogging

Great business blogs have been known over time to have created value for potential and current customers of a business without compromising business growth. Often...
Twitter Rule Change: New Character Limit Is FINALLY Here

Twitter Rule Change: New Character Limit Is FINALLY Here

IT’S FINALLY HERE: TWITTER HAVE RELAXED THEIR 140-CHARACTER LIMIT. Twitter has been one of, if not, my favourite social network to engage with my audience....
How To Promote Your Blog Post Like A Pro

How To Promote Your Blog Post Like A Pro

You must have heard how important it is to have a blog for your business. In fact, numerous studies showed different case studies of how...
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