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Pakistan Sentences Man To Death For ‘Blasphemy’ On Social Media

Pakistani religious students and activists gathered for a protest in Islamabad in March, as they demanded the removal of all blasphemous content from social media sites in the country. Aamir Qureshi /AFP/Getty Images In Pakistan, a court in Punjab province has sentenced a 30-year-old man to death over posting allegedly blasphemous content on social media. Prosecutor Shafiq Qureshi confirmed the ... Read More »

Free media, a necessity in a free society: Ansari

Vice President Mohammand Hamid Ansari, on Monday, said a free media is not only beneficial but also a necessity in a free society and any attack on press freedom will result in jeopardising citizens’ rights. Mr. Ansari, who launched National Herald’s commemorative publication – “70 years of India’s Independence” – in the presence of All India Congress Committee Vice President ... Read More »

A media moment of truth

(PTI photo)   The government’s action against NDTV is like many other elements in the BJP government’s conduct post their stunning UP victory, puzzling. Why act against the channel now, and why do so with such little substance? The charge itself is difficult to take seriously -the reduction by a private bank of interest on a loan that has been ... Read More »

Is it Better to Invest in Startups Early or Late?

In a recent blog post, venture capitalist Jason Lemkin made an interesting point about the valuation of seed stage companies. He said that the right valuation for a seed round is “one-third or less of what the next round investors will pay … If not, it’s a bad deal. It’s way too much risk versus the next round. Anyone logical would ... Read More »

Why Art Business Incubators are Boosting Startups

A new kind of retail incubator has emerged in recent years, providing support for arts-oriented start-ups. One example is the Cleveland Flea, which helps turn Northeast Ohio artists into retail entrepreneurs by offering support services, connections to suppliers, and market access. Some observers have argued that these incubators have led to a dramatic rise in the rate at which artists ... Read More »

STARTUP STATISTICS – The Numbers You Need to Know

We’ve collected these startup statistics for small businesses from a variety of sources. GENERAL STARTUP STATISTICS 51 percent of owners of small businesses are 50-88 years old, 33 percent are 35-49 and only 16 percent are 35 years old and under. 69 percent of U.S. entrepreneurs start their businesses at home. According to the National Association of Small Business’s 2015 ... Read More »

Google Announces 6 Indian Start-Ups For Launchpad Accelerator Programme

Global tech giant Google has announced the list of startups that will be joining the fourth edition of the Launchpad Accelerator Program, at the Google Developers Launchpad Space in San Francisco. With this batch, a total of 26 Indian startups has so far joined the Launchpad Accelerator program from India. The six Indian startups selected are EdGE Networks, Fastfilmz, Indialends, ... Read More »

Google selects six Indian startups for Accelerator Program

Search giant Google has shortlisted six Indian startups for its fourth class of Accelerator Program to be conducted at the Google Developers Launchpad Space in San Francisco, said a press statement. With this batch, a total of 26 Indian startups have joined the accelerator programme so far, the statement added. The fourth batch, which begins July 17, will include a ... Read More »

Survey: small business owners remain optimistic about growth

(Photo: Thinkstock) Small business owners are largely optimistic about their ability to grow business and raise revenue in the year ahead, mirroring Wall Street’s sanguine outlook, according to a new index survey released Wednesday. The MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index produced a score of 60.6. That means 60.6% of small business owners currently have “a positive ... Read More »

Woodward: “Smug” media on Trump crusade

Axios Bob Woodward told Axios’ Mike Allen that the press is covering Trump with a certain smugness, but it’s not the media’s job to make his presidency an editorial. “You have to have a presumption of good will,” said Woodward. “I think there’s so many people treating the Trump presidency as if it’s a try-out, as if it’s provisional…odds are, ... Read More »