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18

May

Visa Contactless Payment System At Highway Tolls In India

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Jumping on the bandwagon of quick and easy mobile payments, Visa is slated to launch an open-loop contactless payment system at highway toll plazas across India, furthering the Reserve Bank of India’s Payment Vision 2018 of moving India to a less-cash society. Visa anticipates that the system could drastically cut wait times at toll plazas, […]

17

May

Self-branding Tips for Small Business Owner

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Every business owner knows that the odds are stacked against them when starting out; more than 50 percent of start-ups fail in their first four years. When businesses do end up failing, the entrepreneur behind them is equally destroyed; that is, unless they were busy building their personal brand as well. The Importance of Self-Branding […]

17

May

Tencent Doubles Down On E-sports

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Internet giant Tencent recently announced a framework agreement with east China’s Wuhu City to build an e-sports-themed industrial park in the city. Under the deal, the parties will build an e-sports town that embraces an e-sports theme park, e-sports university, cultural and creative park, animation industrial park, creative block, tech entrepreneurial community and Tencent cloud […]

16

May

LinkedIn Reaches the 500 Million User Mark

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LinkedIn has hit a major milestone. The social media site just hit the half-billion user mark. That’s right — 500 million users. Further, there are now 9 million businesses actively on the site. The power of this community benefits a global audience, allowing businesses and their perspective employees and clients to connect like never before. […]

16

May

The Birth of Gentlewasher: 2 Years 20 Prototypes 2 Founders

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Like most women, Kathak Mehta has an emotional attachment with her clothes. Her wardrobe speaks of her fixation with fabrics, texture, prints, and colours. But most of these clothes need to be hand-washed. Frustrated by this, she decided to create Gentlewasher, a washing machine specifically for hand-washing clothes. Two years and 20 prototypes later, here’s […]

16

May

Are Emojis Appropriate on Company Social Media Posts?

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Many of us are familiar with livening up our texts and personal posts through the use of emojis. Whether it’s a smiley face to convey thanks or a bashful face when apologising, emojis can effectively express emotion without words. But before you decide to use this method in the professional sphere, remember that it can […]

15

May

7 Types of Cyber Attacks That Are Threatening Your Business

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The massive ransomware attacks that started late Friday have locked people out of their computers and demanded hundreds of dollars from the users before they could regain control. The attacks exploit a vulnerability in outdated versions of Microsoft Windows that is particularly problematic for corporations that don’t automatically update their systems. The virus has hit […]

15

May

Japanese Start-up That Develops Video Games to Treat Mental Illness

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Ayako Shimuzu is the founder of Hikari Labs, a start-up developing and marketing video games to treat mental illness. While she has the clinical data to show that the approach has real therapeutic value, Japanese academia and the medical industry as a whole have been unsupportive of her efforts. However, she has seen steady increases […]

15

May

6 Must-Do’s for Effective Social Media Marketing

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A lot of businesses do social media marketing wrong. They hear everyone screaming, “You must have a social media presence,” but what that entails isn’t always spelled out correctly. Social media marketing should be effective and affordable, and when done correctly, it can help scale businesses of all sizes. Just like with traditional channels such […]

14

May

Flywire And Cashnet Partners to Provide Payments For International Students

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Flywire, a provider of cross-border payment solutions, and Cashnet, a payment platform solution for educational institutions, announced Thursday (May 11) a new strategic partnership to give international students and their families more options when paying for studies abroad. In a press release, the companies said the partnership will enable schools to streamline education-related payments while […]