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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...
Avoid Your Own BREXIT Leadership Crimes

Avoid Your Own BREXIT Leadership Crimes

I was in Europe last Friday when Brexit results were announced. I’m not here to pass judgment on whether the Brits got it right or...
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...
Funding Consultant

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...
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...
New Google Tool: Test Mobile Friendliness & Website Speed for FREE!

New Google Tool: Test Mobile Friendliness & Website Speed for FREE!

DID YOU KNOW: THERE ARE 1.2 BILLION PEOPLE ACCESSING THE WEB FROM MOBILE DEVICES? Mobile has been a hot topic since 2010 and studies are...

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...

Are you suffering from Facebook Fatigue ?

Irritated by your in-laws posting every inanity of their day? Want to avoid family who add no enrichment to your life? Pictures of your...
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...
5-Top-Trends-in-Social-Media-2016

5 Top Trends in Social Media [2016]

DID YOU KNOW: AROUND 84% OF COMMUNICATION WILL BE VISUAL BY 2018? DID YOU KNOW: 95% OF B2B BUYERS PREFER SHORT, BITE-SIZED CONTENT DID YOU KNOW:...
The Virtue Of Elephant Leadership And Why It Matters

The Virtue Of Elephant Leadership And Why It Matters

Since the days of the ancient Greek historian Pliny, humans have been fascinated by the mighty elephant.  Pliny once wrote that the elephant was...
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...
What Makes a Loyal Customer?

What Makes a Loyal Customer?

Commitment to a brand is considered anachronistic, and programs to support loyalty are regarded by some critics as doomed ventures.  But I would argue...
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...
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...

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 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...

Diversity In The Work Place:  Does It Help or Hurt Business?...

There’s no question that diversity in the workplace is a noble goal.  There is a lot to be said in favor of it.  Yet,...
investors

Looking For An Investor For Your Venture? Read This!

Starting your own business can be terrifying at times, especially once you start actually hiring people.  Before that point, it’s an adventure with a...

BUHARISM, BUHARITICS AND BUHARICONOMY: ASSESSMENTS OF PMB 365 DAYS IN OFFICE

Without doubt, President Muhamadu Buhari (PMB) ascended office as the President of Nigeria, the largest black nation in the world and the powerhouse of...

Dealing With Narcissistic Leaders!

Narcissistic leadership is a leadership style in which the leader is only interested in him or herself. Their priority is themselves - at the expense of their...

Top 5 most epic social media fails ever

Scott Disick, the tinseltown clown kicked to the kerb by the Kardashian clan, has recently tried to reinvent himself as an icon of Instagram....

7 key traits it takes to be a ‘multi-preneur’

As an executive coach working with innovators and influencers, I’ve been engaged by several multi-preneurs over the years. Each time I’ve been fascinated with...

6 things that money can’t buy in Business…

The Beatles told us that money can't buy you love. But in business, arguably, that doesn't really apply. So apart from love, according 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...

‘Meternity Leave’ vs ‘Maternity Leave’ – a massive mistake?

Ex-magazine editor, Meghann Foye, was so jealous of her co-workers being able to claim maternity leave that she decided that she needed a break. One...

The True Meaning Of Patience: A Fine Art!

For many entrepreneurs, success can be reached despite countless obstacles. How many times do you get knocked down and you get back up? And...

Are YOU mispronouncing brand names like Nike, Porsche & Ikea?

Wonder why people smirk when you say Stella Artois, giggle when you utter Givenchy or howl laughing when you attempt Hyundai? It's maybe because these...

Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Working from Home

To tell you the truth, I am entirely happy with having been a home-based businesswoman for about eight years now. Increasingly, more women are...

Why You Need To Have A Powerful Executive Summary

Why You Need To Have A Powerful Executive Summary One of the first big hurdles any aspiring entrepreneur will face is securing enough funding to...

Top 10 African countries to invest in 2016

As the world continues to witness a paradigm shift from business to politics, 2016 ushers a wave of opportunities never imagined. A look into business...

Is What you are doing Worth your Dying TIME?

I believe when things are bad you can change them..... #iBelieve   Sometimes being an ENTREPRENEUR means using you Mindsight to judge or interpret your Failures. Eye-sight: judging...

BLACK LIFE MATTERS: But Do People care about you marching anymore?

You don’t get Black Power by marching and chanting! You get power by doing what other groups have done. The Jews didn’t march and...

How to Start A Business Venture With Low Risk

Most people think that entrepreneurs are ultimate risk takers. This view is partially wrong, since entrepreneurs strive to do everything in their power to...

How to be a Top 10 Writer on LinkedIn – the...

After being named as one of LinkedIn's top 10 writers for Marketing & Social and 'Agency Publisher of the Year' for EMEA in 2015, I asked myself a...

#TechTuesday: Why SME’s Need to Understand Instagram’s New Algorithm

Did you know: 20% of all internet users have an Instagram account? Instagram is one of the most important social networks for small businesses as...

The Young and the Restless “Millennial” Entrepreneurs

While they may be young and inexperienced, they bring fresh ideas and new skills to the table. They understand the tech world and are...

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....

Start-Up Culture: What Makes It Great And Vibrant?

It is often the case that when people bring up the topic of “start-up culture,” it’s done with more than a little bit of...

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....

Winners never quit and quitters never win…

Vince Lombardi was one of the most successful coaches in the history of American Football, but he also had an uncanny knack of providing some...

Why Being Hungry Is Good For Entrepreneurs

Do you know what you call an entrepreneur who’s NOT “hungry?” A starving entrepreneur. The simple truth is that if you’re not hungry enough for...

Google ‘Plastic’ – really realer than real? Get real

Virtual Reality is so last year. Who says? Google do. They have just rewritten the rule book by launching the World's first 'actual reality' headset called...

Are you Burned Out or Bored Out?

The classic notion of 'burnout' conjures up mental images of high-flying executives, working insane hours in stressful situations but being paid top dollar for doing...

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This One Simple Survey Question can Drive Massive Growth

Wondering how to drive massive growth? Your solution may be through one simple survey question. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPpenOnwuxY Aamir Noorani has found such method. Noorani is the Chief...
How to Decode Millennials for Fun and Profit

How to Decode Millennials for Fun and Profit

It seems like it happens overnight. One minute you’re the young upstart; the next minute you’re the oldest person in the room. If it suddenly...
How To Write The Perfect Headline For A Blog

How To Write The Perfect Headline For A Blog

DID YOU KNOW: 80% OF ONLINE READERS DON’T ACTUALLY MAKE IT PAST THE HEADLINE OF A BLOG? Understanding how to write the perfect headline for...
Six Steps to Giving Your Resume a 21st Century Facelift

Six Steps to Giving Your Resume a 21st Century Facelift

No one looks for jobs in the paper anymore. Why use a resume designed for that era? A resume up-to-date in terms of career history...

How to force Windows to start downloading the Windows 10 update...

Windows 10 is here! Well, it’s here for a lot of people, but many of us still cannot download it until Microsoft says it’s...
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