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Small business lending in Mexico gets a boost

Micro-lending and small business financing are a critical component of economic growth in around the world, and the need for access to low-cost capital is especially important in developing countries. The Catch-22 is that these countries are also the ones where the lending markets are the least developed and where most financial institutions are reluctant to lend money to people ... Read More »

Bluecore marketing automation platform raises $35 million in Series C

Bluecore, the automated marketing platform for ecommerce brands, has today announced the close of a $35 million Series C round of funding. Norwest Venture Partners led the round, with participation from existing investors including Georgian Partners, FirstMark Capital, and Felicis Ventures. As part of the deal, NVP’s Scott Beechuk will join the board of directors at Bluecore. When Bluecore first launched in ... Read More »

Does age determine media habits in Switzerland?

  As media changes, all generations in Switzerland are forced to adapt. (Keystone) Old broadsheet or young app? Discussions about media in Switzerland (and elsewhere) often conjure notions of a generational divide, but how we consume information may transcend questions of age. When swissinfo.ch went to talk media habits recently with a group of teenagers (16-18) in a Bernese secondary ... Read More »

Android 8.0 Oreo Makes Its Debut in Google’s Version Distribution Chart

HIGHLIGHTS Android 8.0 Oreo now powering 0.2 percent devices Android Nougat running on 17.8 percent devices Marshmallow powers 32 percent active devices Android 8.0 Oreo, the latest publicly available mobile operating system by Google, is now running on 0.2 percent of active devices. Google has updated its Google Play distribution data, providing figures for the seven-day period ending Monday, October ... Read More »

Ensuring Accountability and Transparency in Digital Advertising

No one can avoid the well-documented accountability issues the digital advertising industry has faced so far in 2017. While the transparency conversation may not initially appear positive – with ad fraud, viewability, and brand safety all top of the agenda – it allows the industry to take actionable steps and ultimately address the lack of transparency. This is an opportunity ... Read More »

How to Get an Intern in Your Small Business

  Internships are a win-win in business. An internship acts as an opportunity for a student to get real-world business experience and learn more about their chosen field. For the business, the intern acts as a cheap source of labor for a period of time. As long as you are willing to invest time to teach the intern something valuable ... Read More »

Digital marketing startup Synup raises $6 mn in Series A funding

Bengaluru- and Delaware-based Synup Inc., which helps local businesses manage their web presence with its SaaS-based solutions, has raised $6 million (Rs 39 crore) in a Series A round led by Vertex Ventures and existing investor Prime Venture Partners. The company will use the money for product development and to expand its sales and marketing initiatives, Synup said in a ... Read More »

Moto E4 Plus Oxford Blue Colour Variant Launched in India: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS The smartphone packs 5000mAh battery Moto E4 Plus runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box The handset packs a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display Lenovo has launched the Oxford Blue colour variant of the Moto E4 Plus in India. Like the original, the new colour variant comes in just one RAM/ storage configuration: 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The Oxford Blue colour variant of ... Read More »

LG Q6+ With 5.5-Inch FullVision Display, 4GB RAM Launched in India: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS The LG Q6+ has more RAM and inbuilt storage than the Q6 Both feature 5.5-inch full-HD FullVision displays with 18:9 aspect ratios LG G6+ price in India is Rs. 17,990 LG Q6+ was launched in India on Wednesday. The launch of the Q6+ follows on the heels of the LG Q6 launch last month. The Q6 series is said to offer premium features ... Read More »

Airfares For US Travel in August Dipped Slightly

Airfare for August travel dipped slightly in the US. (Photo courtesy: AFP Relaxnews/ istock.com/ egorych) New figures reveal that domestic airfares in the US dipped slightly in August compared to the month before. According to stats compiled by the Airlines Reporting Corp, travellers paid an average of $456 for their roundtrip domestic flight during the month of August, compared to ... Read More »