Tag Archives: 2018

Nip and tuck: Asia may overtake Europe in cosmetic industry spending for first time in 2018

In the never-ending quest for youthful, magazine cover looks, 8.6 billion euros ($10.7 billion) were spent last year on materials and chemicals used in cosmetic procedures worldwide, the IMCAS industry body said on Thursday. This meant plastic surgeons and beauty practitioners spent about the equivalent of Costa Rica’s total annual exports on the tools of their trade. The data revealed ... Read More »

Paris Haute Couture Week 2018: 5 Big Beauty Moments From The Runways

Exaggerated brows, stained lips and everything in between Dior models at Paris Haute Couture Week (Image Credit: DiorMakeup) Along with awards season running on full steam, January also marks the beginning of fashion month. Starting off the most stylish month of the year is none other than Paris Haute Couture week, which is taking place as you read this. While fawning ... Read More »

5 reasons to take up gardening in 2018

After the excitement of Christmas has faded, January can often feel rather dark and dismal with many of us looking to stay inside and hide away until spring. But by doing the opposite, putting on that warm coat, setting outside and enjoying the garden could be what’s needed to help you feel your best in 2018. Whether you are looking ... Read More »

2018, The Year Of Khans And Big Clashes. Excited Much?

Of Bollywood clashes (Courtesy, L: Instagram, M: Twitter) NEW DELHI:  HIGHLIGHTS Salman Khan’s Eid release this year is Race 3 Aamir is releasing Thugs Of Hindostan on Diwali Shah Rukh’s Zero is releasing on Christmas Bollywood has big plans for movie buffs in 2018. “The three Khans to arrive with their movies during festivals in 2018,” tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh at ... Read More »

Four Made-in-India PC Games to Look Forward to in New Year’s 2018

HIGHLIGHTS Missing: The Complete Saga has you play a trafficking victim Alter Army is being developed by two 15-year olds Raji is still in development despite a failed Kickstarter 2017 saw some interesting games from Indian developers. Asura had us crawling through mythology-inspired dungeons, we vicariously lived through the daily regimen of a Bollywood starlet in Alia Bhatt: Star Life, and we played way ... Read More »

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Personal Challenge for 2018: Fix Facebook

HIGHLIGHTS Zuckerberg made the announcement in a post on Thursday The Facebook CEO has made personal resolutions in the past He compared this year’s challenge to the first one he did 9 years ago Mark Zuckerberg says his “personal challenge” for 2018 is to fix Facebook. The Facebook CEO has declared a goal each year since 2009. Past challenges have included wearing a tie ... Read More »

Why Intelligent Disruption in Advertising Will Be the Most Important Trend of 2018

Intelligent disruption will change the way the ad industry functions. Getty Images As we begin another year, is there a phrase or thought that the advertising industry can focus its attention on as we enter 2018? I submit to you two words: intelligent and disruption. According to Merriam-Webster, disrupt is, “to break apart, to throw into disorder, to interrupt the ... Read More »

Digital, IPL to rule advertising in 2018

Mobile will displace desktop to become the third largest advertising category by 2020. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint In December, two significant reports projecting growth rates in advertising for the year 2018 were released. Publicis Groupe-run media agency Zenith predicted advertising expenditure (adex) in India to grow at a conservative 8.4% in 2018 compared to a more optimistic projection by IPG Mediabrands-owned ... Read More »

Here are the Indian startups that may join the unicorn club in 2018

The multi-billion-dollar funding rounds in Flipkart, Paytm and Ola in 2017 camouflaged not just the fact that overall venture capital funding for Indian startups drastically declined but also that not a single company joined the list of unicorns–a startup valued over $1 billion. It was in August 2016 that a company had last entered the country’s small club of unicorns. ... Read More »

Startup Watchlist: 11 Indian IoT Startups To Watch Out For In 2018

This article is part of Inc42’s Startup Watchlist annual series where we list the top startups to watch for 2018 from industries like AI, IoT, Blockchain etc. Explore all the stories from ‘Startup Watchlist’ series here. Once used as a tool for an application, Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the widest ecosystems today. Currently at the centre stage ... Read More »