How An Ambitious Startup Innovated Digital for B2B and B2C Companies


Business is not just a single entity but a combination of things. Every business becomes great because their leaders realize the importance of creation of an efficient network of humans that will support it no matter what. Cisco, known as “The Human Network”, demonstrates the point pretty well. The human network is the main ingredient that gives businesses a perspective for the future. Opporty.com, an innovative startup from NYC, has positioned its business model to make the most out of the “human network” principle. An Ambitious Startup Every year dozens of startups go out of business or die slowly at…

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5 types of rest every creative should adopt


There’s a pervasive idea out there that life and creativity are a zero-sum game. Indulge one, destroy the other. Or, as designer Stefan Sagmeister once wrote in a mural of coins across a plaza in Amsterdam: “Obsessions make my life worse and my work better.” But as anyone who has ever experienced it knows, there comes a point when obsession makes your work worse too. Burnout can be creatively lethal. As Sagmeister explains in his TED talk, “The Power of Time Off”: There comes a point when you need to step away. But it can be very hard for for…

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Zoolz offers 1TB of cloud storage for life – for under $30


Stack up all the hard drives and flash sticks you want, but online storage space is still a premium commodity. Without some regular attention to storage room on your phone, tablet or laptop, you’ll likely to find stuff clogging up your device. Rather than slow your tech to a crawl, just start sorting through all the stockpiled videos, images, documents and other low-priority digital content and push it to your 1TB of cloud space from Zoolz Dual Cloud Storage (now just $29 from TNW Deals). Purchase your piece of cloud real estate, then take a minute to decide whether to…

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British Airways cancels flights after major IT outage


There’s travel chaos this bank holiday weekend, after British Airways canceled hundreds of flights as a result of a major IT systems outage. The issue, which the airline has described as a “major IT system failure” and a “global system outage, has caused “severe disruption” to British Airways’ worldwide operations. Passengers are unable to check in, and parts of the British Airways website is down. Hundreds of passengers are also sat on the tarmac, as outbound aircraft are unable to vacate gates. The airline has suspended all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick until 18:00 BST today. It’s not immediately clear…

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How to transition a company from startup to scale-up


Guns and Roses was a constant presence in my yellow Sony Walkman, and later my Jeep Wrangler’s aftermarket CD player. The band’s leader, Axl Rose, was famous (or perhaps infamous) for a great many attributes; but organizational guru sharing advice, he was generally not. But, as I attempt to transition a company from start-up to a scale up, his words, not Welch’s or Buffet’s or Collins’, ring most loudly in my ears. My personal experiences, captured in four GnR classics, highlight the self-realization needed initiate the scale-up process, the need to focus on fundamentals, the emotional persistence required and the…

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Learning from the past and molding the future of technology: a conversation with John Sculley


The world of technology has given us so much in the way of improving quality of life. From practical application in the world of medicine to creating virtual playgrounds for recreation, we see innovation moving so quickly that it can be hard to keep up sometimes. In looking to our future, we look to our past, which – relative to the age of our planet – is not that long at all. We can learn a lot from those that came before us and are still with us now, sharing their experience and continuing to make the world a better…

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Snap just bought a drone company


With the acquisition of a drone company, Snap Inc may be entering a new hardware market. The new acquisition is Crtl Me Robotics, a small drone retailer based in Venice, California. According to Buzzfeed, Snap paid less than $1 million for the ailing company. Ctrl Me’s founder Simon Saito Nielsen will join Snap in an unspecified role, along with the company’s assets and equipment. Snap has rebranded itself as a camera company ever since the release of its Spectacles last year. Ctrl Me didn’t manufacture drones, according to Variety, but instead fitted other drones to carry cameras, meaning a Snap-branded camera drone might be in the works.…

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Chipotle reports hackers stole credit card info using malware


If you’ve eaten at a Chipotle in the last few months, your credit card info could have been stolen. The restaurant chain posted a warning on its site today, telling customers to be on the lookout for credit card fraud. Chipotle says the hackers used malware designed to access data on point-of-sale devices between March 24, 2017 and April 18, 2017: The malware searched for track data (which sometimes has cardholder name in addition to card number, expiration date, and internal verification code) read from the magnetic stripe of a payment card as it was being routed through the POS device. Chipotle…

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Marketing automation is still in high demand, and it’s not going to change


Marketing automation. marketing automation. Have you heard that recently? Imagine, for a moment, that you’re the CMO of a major Fortune 500 company. Every day, you’re running campaigns across a variety of channels. This includes both traditional and new media outlets. These campaigns straddle time zones, languages, and internal resources. Managing all this activity and forming a coherent marketing funnel becomes a headache. In the startup world, marketing and communications run through a hectic ‘one man show’. This makes the situation more pressing. Marketing automation steps into the fray by providing insightful workflows and actions. It allows for marketing operations to scale and run according to…

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Huawei’s prettier Watch 2 Classic is now on sale for $370


The Huawei Watch was one of the most attractive Android Wear watches last generation, so when Huawei unveiled the Watch 2, some users were disappointed Huawei had opted to transition into a more sporty aesthetic. Fret no more: The Huawei Watch 2 Classic – in fancy metal and leather – is now available in the US. While the regular Watch 2 launched in April and introduced features like a bigger battery, ambient light sensor, faster processor, improved display, and much better heart rate sensor, its build was decidedly plastic-and-rubbery. The Classic instead opts for a metal body and a combination leather and…

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