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Despite slowdown, fewer start-ups are shutting down. Here’s why

Stayzilla, Taskbob, RoomsTonite, Eatonomist are the prominent start-ups that shutdown in 2017. Graphic: Mint Bengaluru: While the number of start-up launches has declined sharply in the first nine months of the year, the severe slowdown in entrepreneurial activity has resulted in another phenomenon that highlights the risk-averse sentiment that is sweeping through India’s internet and technology start-up ecosystem: fewer start-ups are ... Read More »

Are CMOs Overlooking Google Plus?

Shutterstock “Google+ is still a thing?” This sentiment is common among both casual and frequent social media users. However, despite having the reputation of being the butt of the joke in the social media world, most Google+ (or Google Plus) users would argue that it is actually extremely useful for businesses. While Google+ might not be the most frequented social ... Read More »

IQ has fallen since Victorian age and genes are to blame

Our mental abilities have undergone a significant decline since the Victorian era, as genes driving intelligence have become less common since the 19th century, scientists say. Researchers, led by Michael Woodley from the Free University of Brussels in Belgium, used a bank of genomes recovered from the remains of 99 people from central and eastern Europe. The oldest of these died in about 2,000 BC while ... Read More »

YouTube stars are blurring the lines between content and ads

Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jennerare just some of the celebrities under the microscope for using social media to shamelessly plug sponsored products. Advertising without proper disclosures has become a growing problem with influencers that have thousands or millions of followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. And it’s happening on YouTube as well, where it’s often hard to tell whether videos from ... Read More »

4 Success Tips From Small Businesses That Are Doing It Right

Sometimes the most valuable advice comes from your fellow entrepreneurs, not the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. At Facebook, we know that behind every business is a person, and behind every person is a story – with insights and advice to share. That’s why we created the Small Business Council which consists of entrepreneurs who share a common belief ... Read More »

US homes are now more valuable than ever

A home is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, and apparently, that tab just hit its highest level in history. The median value of all homes in the United States in June surpassed $200,000, up 7 percent from a year ago, according to Zillow, a real estate listing company. Valuing homes nationally is a tricky business ... Read More »

These Digital Entertainment Junkies are Out to Conquer the World

Entertainment is the fourth sine qua non added to the popular slogan of our socialism – food, clothing and shelter (Roti, Kapda aur Makaan). While smartphone actually outsmarted the ‘idiot’ box in recent past as the primary screen for entertainment, the 4G roll-out reinforced digital to be the new mass entertainer. What begins now is the democratization of digital entertainment ... Read More »

Running out of room for your gadgets? Here’s a list of devices to consider if you are short on space

One of the common issues faced by users is lack of space to place all their gadgets. Thankfully brands have taken notice and launched compact devices across categories. HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 3700 Price: Rs 5,999 This is the world’s smallest inkjet all-in-one printer. Weighing just 2.3kg, it is almost half the size in comparison with other available all-in-one printers. Even though ... Read More »

Are You Sitting Comfortably? How To Perfect Your Posture

  All too often it takes a problem to arise before people will do any work to correct their bad posture. Instead of sitting – or indeed slouching – there, waiting for lower back or neck pain to develop and then working on your posture, put in some preventative work now and hopefully you’ll avoid such issues altogether. We spoke ... Read More »

How much advertising are our kids exposed to?

New Zealand school children see a surprising amount of advertising at school, including fast food advertisements, and there should be national guidelines to limit what they’re exposed to, researchers say. Photo: Supplied / University of Otago University of Otago public health researchers fitted body cameras to Year 8 Wellington children at 16 schools for four days, and the footage captured ... Read More »