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Why Cloud may shower billions on only a few tech companies

SAN FRANCISCO: Jeff Bezos of Amazon, along with a couple of his rivals, may eventually control much of the $1-trillion global market for business computers and software. That is because Amazon Web Services, his big-business computing division, is starting to affect more than just the world of computer servers, data storage and networking at the core of computing. Increasingly, it ... Read More »

My Disability Matters: The social media site helping to connect people with disabilities

PHOTO: Mr Reardon hopes the website will provide a forum for people with disabilities to support each other. (ABC News: Felicity Ogilvie) RELATED STORY: New social network connects people with disabilities online MAP: TAS A social media site created by a Tasmanian man and designed for people with disabilities is being praised by users as a useful place to make ... Read More »

Everybody Lies on Social Media—Just Ask Bankruptcy Asset Hunters

ENLARGE Curtis James Jackson III, the rapper known as 50 Cent, arrived at a federal courthouse in New Haven, Conn., to attend a bankruptcy-court proceeding in 2015. PHOTO: MICHELLE MCLOUGHLIN FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL By KATY STECH Dec. 26, 2016 10:49 a.m. ET 39 COMMENTS This October, when Ido Alexander saw photos a young man had posted on social ... Read More »

Thousands attend Mexican girl’s party after social media invite went viral

Rubi Ibarra, at her party that went viral CREDIT: REX Associated Press 27 DECEMBER 2016 • 4:10AM Looking overwhelmed by the attention, yet resplendent in an elaborate fuchsia dress and gleaming tiara, Rubi Ibarra celebrated her 15th birthday on Monday on a ranch in central Mexico after the invitation to the event by her father went viral and made her ... Read More »

‘Force Snapdeal to dump Aamir Khan: BJP IT chief told social media cell’

Following his comments in November 2015 that were perceived to be critical of the government, the BJP social media cell organised a campaign to get Khan removed as the brand ambassador of Snapdeal. The BJP social media cell was instructed, among others by the party’s IT cell head, to build pressure via social media on e-commerce platform Snapdeal to drop ... Read More »

New TV Show “America’s Greatest Makers” to Showcase Latest Tech Innovations

Who doesn’t enjoy a unique television show — one that goes beyond mere entertainment to offer useful business ideas and life lessons, and drive business results that matter? Mark Burnett, six-time Emmy winner and producer of “Survivor,” “Shark Tank,” “The Voice” and “The Apprentice” has a new television show coming this Spring called “America’s Greatest Makers.” The Making of “America’s Greatest ... Read More »

Spotlight: Bornevia Offers Customer Support for an Underserved Market

There’s no shortage of SaaS or CRM offerings for businesses in the U.S. But there are other markets around the world that don’t necessarily have the same offerings to cater to their businesses. As an engineer in the Bay Area, Benny Tija realized that there may be a market for a product that he could build in his home country ... Read More »

Tech Startup Culture Gaining Momentum in Pune, India

0Made in India startups are definitely gaining ground, and among them Made in Pune holds an increasingly important place. To further illustrate the success of Pune-based startups, we shall address a select few as a collective, while we hope for many more. Sapience Analytics Let us begin our discussion with Sapience Analytics, creator of an award-winning enterprise class product designed ... Read More »

HubSpot Files for IPO, Hopes to Raise $100 Million

HubSpot, the inbound marketing company founded by Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah in 2006, has filed its intentions for an Initial Public Offering. The company says it hopes to raise $100 million from sales of public stock, according to its S-1 filing with the Security Exchange Commission. Hubspot says it plans to list shares on the New York Stock Exchange ... Read More »

Liquid Soap and Green Tech are Game Changers for This Entrepreneur

In the U.S., little things like liquid soap can be taken for granted. But in other parts of the world, it can make a pretty big difference. In Nigeria, about 80 percent of the population uses bar soap to hand-wash their dishes each day. But liquid soap offers both economic and hygienic advantages. That’s where Nigerian entrepreneur Cynthia Ndubuisi got the idea ... Read More »