Hello Pal, the Social Messaging App that Connects You with the World
Aug16

Hello Pal, the Social Messaging App that Connects You with the World

With Rio 2016 coming to the end, a lot of tourists are still enjoying the Brazilian culture. While you can find a warm hospitality and kindness, the Portuguese language can be a barrier for communicating. And it’s the same when you travel all around the world, especially if you visit come countries where English are little known or used (think of Japan, for example). So, if you are a traveller and you want to improve your...

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7 Simple Steps to Make You More Likeable
Jul26

7 Simple Steps to Make You More Likeable

We enter multiple social situations each and every day. Whether it’s with a family member, a friend, a co-worker or simply a shop assistant. It’s a natural inclination, a human desire, to be well liked. By being well perceived by others, it presents the opportunity to increase your circle of friends, work opportunities, event invitations and even our general happiness. Being well liked can afford you with more life assets. Some of the...

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Why Austin Is the New, More Affordable Silicon Valley
Jun27

Why Austin Is the New, More Affordable Silicon Valley

The business economy of Austin, Texas, is composed of many early-stage tech companies, a large majority of which were founded no more than five years ago. These newly sprouted tech workplaces have created a 36.4 percent increase in STEM jobs in the city, according to Built in Austin. There are over 86,000 people in Austin who are employed with a tech company, and Austin was recently ranked the No. 1 city for the creation of the most...

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Boost Your Productivity : Sleep Smarter, Not Longer
Feb21

Boost Your Productivity : Sleep Smarter, Not Longer

Falling asleep over your morning e-mails or downing multiple cups of coffee isn’t the most efficient way to improve your work productivity when you’re exhausted. When you’re sleep-deprived, you’re more likely to have a shorter attention span and memory issues, whereas a solid night of rest will improve your memory, detox your brain, and make you a happier person. Therefore, if you know you have an important week at work coming up, one...

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U.S.- China Solar Panel Dispute
Jul09

U.S.- China Solar Panel Dispute

In recent energy news, the U.S. and China may be embarking on a trade war due to the U.S. tariff placed on Chinese-manufactured solar panels. The U.S. Department of Commerce has asserted its plan to “impose import tariffs of up to 35% on Chinese solar panels, even if the panels contained solar cells made outside of China”. (1) The move is angering China, which has, historically, been able to undercut American producers of materials...

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Wearables : a Market of 111 Million Units in 2018
Apr16

Wearables : a Market of 111 Million Units in 2018

The world market for wearable devices – commonly referred to as “wearables” –  is warming up the engines,  going from the first hour users arriving to the wider public. Market analyst firm IDC predicts, in this regard, that the wearables will go to take a major step forward in 2014 with a volume of deliveries of over 19 million units, tripling those of last year. By 2018 the market will reach 111.9 million units with a CAGR ( Compound...

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Best Global Brands 2013 : Apple at Top, Nokia the Worst
Dec19

Best Global Brands 2013 : Apple at Top, Nokia the Worst

Operating from several decades as a consultant for the management, positioning and evaluating the brands, Interbrand is a reality that has the ability to have a single view of the main brands in the world, elaborating on an annual basis a ranking for the evaluation of 100 most valuable brands. The Best Global Brands ranking is based on an evaluation system created by the same Interbrand since 2010 and that it is compatible with the...

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Twitter Stock Flies on Market Debut: $ 45 per share at the opening of the title
Nov11

Twitter Stock Flies on Market Debut: $ 45 per share at the opening of the title

The initial estimates of the price per Twitter share, after the presentation of the IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission with Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP
Morgan as the main underwriters, were in a gap between 17 and 20 per share. The figure had already been raised in a range between 23 and 25 dollars, and then up to $27 in the last instance, by issuing 70 million of securities on the market and providing an option...

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Mobile Apps: 102 Billion Downloads and 26 Billion in Revenue for 2013
Sep23

Mobile Apps: 102 Billion Downloads and 26 Billion in Revenue for 2013

The in-app purchases constitute for 17% of turnover and grow up to 48% in 2017 . But more than 90 % of apps downloaded are free. The mobile application stores register for the current year 102 billion downloads, up from 64 billion in 2012. These are data collected by analyst firm Gartner, which also notes that the total turnover generated by these stores will be up to $ 26 billion this year, compared to 18 billion in the previous...

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Instagram: 150 Million Users and Looking at Advertising
Sep09

Instagram: 150 Million Users and Looking at Advertising

Instagram has been acquired by Facebook and now has over 150 million users, but one of the next targets could be to integrate different tools.   Instagram Hits 150 Million Users From the official blog of Instagram, it was announced an important result: the social network can now count on more than 150 million registered users. It also indicates the geographic distribution of this community: 60% of the images is originated from...

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