• STARTUPS
    More People Open Marketing Emails on Thanksgiving than Black Friday, Study Finds

    With Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Small Business Saturday among the biggest sales days for businesses, research from small business email marketing solution Constant Contact shows consumers are opening less and less email marketing messages on Black Friday. However, these same consumers aren’t shy about checking those emails on Thanksgiving (Nov. 23, 2017 in the US). Email Marketing […]

  • IF WE COULD FIND LIFE CRAWLING THIS DEEP IN EARTH, WE MIGHT FIND IT ON MARS

    You probably wouldn’t think a subterranean a cave where light fears to tread is any place for things to spawn, but Belgian zoologist Gaetan Borognie has been to this literal Upside Down. According to Motherboard, Borognie dared to venture 12,000 feet beneath the surface back in 2009 to search for a creature that could possibly tell […]

  • STARTUPS
    Oracle bets on 15 Indian startups for its cloud accelerator programme

    Besides providing mentoring and advice, the programme elements include free credits on Oracle Cloud, access to Oracle’s technology, co-working spaces, and access to Oracle customers, partners and investors. Oracle India recently announced a new batch of startups under its Startup Cloud Accelerator Programme in Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi. The third batch of cohort has five […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    The Entrepreneurs Who Are Calling Time On Late Payments

    Late payments are a major threat to business/photo credit: Shutterstock Late payment is the scourge of the startup world, and one of the prime reasons why so many fail to survive beyond five years. Research carried out by the U.K.’s Federation of Small Businesses found the average delay in payments to small businesses and the […]

  • QUOTES
    Bannon on 60 Minutes: 9 key quotes

    Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon appears on 60 Minutes Sunday night in his first-ever TV interview. Top quote: “The Republican establishment is trying to nullify the 2016 election. That’s a brutal fact we have to face.” On ‘the establishment’: “In the 48 hours after we won, there’s a fundamental decision that was made. You might […]

  • SUCCESS
    10 Hot Startups You’ve Never Heard Of (But Can Model Your Biz On)

    While startups like Airbnb, Dollar Shave Club, Snapchat, Uber and Dropbox get all the attention, there are thousands of other startups that deserve to be placed in the spotlight. Whether you’re a business owner or a consumer wanting to stay on top of the latest trends, here are 10 hot startups you may not have heard of but definitely […]

  • STARTUPS
    DIPP to move cabinet note on guarantee fund for startups

    NEW DELHI: Keen to ease the flow of loans to startups, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) will move a cabinet note on a credit guarantee fund for budding entrepreneurs. The government will use the fund to stand guarantee for loans given to startups. The fund was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part of […]

  • SUCCESS
    Centuries-old family businesses agree on the key to lasting success

    Courtesy of Marchesi Antinori The Antinori family has been in the wine-making business since 1385 The Antinori family has been making wine in Italy for more than 630 years. Today, the firm is run by Albiera Antinori, the first female president in the family’s history, and her two sisters. The secret to lasting success, says Antinori, is to not […]

  • PODCASTS
    Podcasts for learning Japanese on the go

    In an increasingly busy world it’s become harder to find time to study languages. These days people are more interested in learning while on the go, and podcasts are the perfect tools for that. Finding the right one, however, isn’t so easy. Neither is creating one. What makes a good language podcast? We spoke to […]