Tag Archives: and

‘Fear and paranoia’: How Vietnam controls its media

Nguyen Hang* remembers her first day as a “news assistant” in 2008 for an international publication in Vietnam. She was asked to attend a meeting with the police who asked her to sign on a paper affirming that her new job was to protect the country. “I never thought that piece of paper would follow me around,” Hang told Al Jazeera. ... Read More »

Amazon’s offer to employees: Quit your job, take $10,000 and start a business

NEW YORK: Amazon, which is racing to deliver packages faster, is turning to its own employees with a proposition: Quit your job and we’ll help you start a business delivering Amazon packages. The offer, announced on Monday, comes as Amazon seeks to speed up its shipping time from two days to one for its Prime members. The company sees the new incentive ... Read More »

Social Media Died When It Stopped Being Social And Became Just About Making Money

The hullabaloo over the article written by one of the co-founders of Facebook, Chris Hughes, calling for Facebook to be broken up and regulated, so as to limit its pernicious effects on society and democracy, which Nick Clegg, the company’s Vice-President of Global Affairs and Communications and former Prime Minister of the UK, has already answered, has produced an unexpected but very meaningful idea: there’s ... Read More »

Amazon Spent $1.7 Bn On Making Original Music And Video Content In Q1 2019

Global ecommerce giant Amazon has announced in its quarterly financial filings that it has spent  $1.7 Bn on video and music content in the first quarter. Amazon said in a SEC filing, that the total capitalized costs of video, which is primarily released content, and music in the first quarter was $4.2 Bn, against $3.8 Bn in Q4 2018. It further explained ... Read More »

Mindset Matters: Small Business, Entrepreneurship And The Empowerment Of The Autism Community

Small business and entrepreneurship are the lifeblood of the American economy. According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are over 28 million small businesses in the United States that comprise 49.2% of private sector employment and are 64% of the net for new private sector jobs. It is the influence of the small business ... Read More »

SBA and SCORE Plan 2 Day Virtual Conference for National Small Business Week

Can’t make it to one of the live events happening as part of the National Small Business Week May 5 through May 11?  Then attend a 2-Day Virtual Conference hosted by the Small Business Administration and SCORE instead. Because business owners and entrepreneurs can attend webinars. And they get business advice, access free resources, and network in chat rooms too. ... Read More »

Railway job and the craze to be in ‘driver’s seat’

The perks make up for the stress and long work hours of a loco pilot A day as a train driver is no walk in the park. But despite the long and unearthly working hours, constant stress and skewed work-life balance, the job of the driver, called assistant loco pilot (ALP), is the most sought-after among candidates appearing for the ... Read More »

‘Jobs – Reality Check’: Abysmal banking job trend and a bleak future ahead

The jobs trend in the banking sector has remained abysmal under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government. However, even when we consider job growth during the best period of the economy — 2003-04 to 2007-08 — the results are astounding. The job growth during the boom period, when the economy was growing at more than 8 per cent, was ... Read More »

Best Buy Is Still In Business — And Thriving

Electronics retailer Best Buy is still in business, standing up to Amazon, and thriving. For the fourth quarter of 2018, the company reported $42.1 billion in revenue,  $2.72 in non-GAAP earnings per share, and an 11% dividend increase. That’s certainly a big turnaround from almost a decade ago when Best Buy was under pressure from online giant Amazon, fighting for its survival. Wall Street took ... Read More »

The dynamic art and science of movie marketing

Before hitting the theatres, movies are placed well in the minds of the audience and are sold effectively. From advertising with different brands, on-ground activities such as organising events, partnering with television shows, or collaborating with influencers and content creators, film marketers don’t leave a single chance to reach out to the audience. With a substantial rise in the number ... Read More »