Business

A wave of new technology is set to reinvent the way people shop in stores, and Intel wants to be at the center of it. The chip giant announced the launch of a new platform for brick-and-mortar retailers this week that will tie together a set of software systems, sensors and other tech aimed at […]

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With just a few days remaining until is inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump seems to be taking strange steps to unload tickets for the big event, scheduled for this Friday, January 20, 2017. SEE ALSO: Don’s Johns: Port-a-potties get censored for Trump’s inauguration Several users have noticed a sponsored video from Trump appearing on their Facebook […]

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The New York Times has changed a lot in the past 10 years, embracing digital subscriptions and growing into online video and specialty areas like cooking. It has not been enough to prepare the company for the future, according to the paper’s own 2020 report released on Tuesday. “While the past two years have been […]

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With only a few days left in President Obama’s administration, the White House branch that handled some of his most important technological endeavors is looking to raise its profile in Silicon Valley. The U.S. Digital Service, an Obama-founded White House branch dedicated to improving and expanding the federal government’s various online services, launched a new […]

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Secondhand marketplace app Letgo just got a big boost in its quest to become the Craigslist of the smartphone era. The e-commerce company announced Tuesday that it has raised $175 million in its third major funding round following a year of breakneck growth. The sum brings the startup’s total investor backing to $375 million, including […]

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An Indian technology startup, that claims to be the world’s largest appointment-booking platform for doctors, today announced it has raised more money.  SEE ALSO: Reliance Jio is bringing Apple’s HealthKit features to India with its new app Bangalore-based Practo has raised $55 million in its Series D funding led by Chinese internet giant, Tencent. The […]

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Instagram’s insistence on removing photos of any nipples belonging to women (and only women) is well-known. One account, aligned with the #FreeTheNipple cause, is tricking the platform’s strict nudity policies. Genderless_Nipples posts close-up photos of nipples that make it hard to tell whether the photo is of a man or a woman.  SEE ALSO: ‘OITNB’ […]

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has a mixed reputation when it comes to counterfeit goods, but it’s working hard to make nice. Alongside partners including Louis Vuitton, Samsung and Mars, the company announced the Alibaba Big Data Anti-Counterfeiting Alliance on Monday. The Alliance will use machine learning and other technologies to identify and remove counterfeit goods […]

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Instagram’s insistence on removing photos of any nipples belonging to women (and only women) is well-known. One account, aligned with the #FreeTheNipple cause, is tricking the platform’s strict nudity policies. Genderless_Nipples posts close-up photos of nipples that make it hard to tell whether the photo is of a man or a woman.  SEE ALSO: ‘OITNB’ […]

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Performance reviews can be tough for anyone. But men take their annual evaluations particularly hard, a new study found.  Adobe surveyed 1,500 U.S. office workers and found that most people think performance reviews are a waste of time. About two-thirds of employees and managers think formal reviews are an outdated way of measuring performance.  But […]

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It’s people that make your business operational, and it’s people who will make your business succeed or fail. However, the resources you provide for those people—even if you’re the only person in the business—will directly affect how much they’re able to get done, how efficiently they’re able to do it, and how organised they remain […]

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Less than a week before Inauguration Day, Eli Stein and his hackathon team spent their weekend poring over their laptops in hopes of coming up with something that might help improve American politics.  Hunched in a circle of armchairs next to dozens of other teams, Stein and his group decided on a project they think […]

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Some of the most striking business success stories of the last few years aren’t about a new product or idea so much as they are about revamping something well-loved (or at least, well-used) and making it feel exciting again. Pokemon Go might be the most obvious example, but there are many others worth noting. How […]

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