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8 Innovative Devices, Gadgets and More for Small Business

When you’re on the road, whether locally or internationally, sometimes you just need that little device, gadget or thingamajig to make your work life easier.  These tools are not just for road warriors, but for anyone who appreciates elegant lifehacks. Here are eight of my favorites: Breffo spiders are absolutely amazing. Simple, but super cool. You can mold one into ... Read More »

Retailbound Wants to Build a Retail Platform for Gadget Entrepreneurs

So you have a successful crowdfunding campaign. Your product has been funded, manufactured, and shipped. The question is, now what? According to Retailbound, Inc. only one in fifty crowdfunded gadget entrepreneurs manage to get their product on the shelves of major retailers. The team behind Retailbound wants to improve these odds. The Chicago based company has been around since 2008, ... Read More »

Best Gadget Gifts for Geeks, Top Picks for 2015

Tech gadgets can make great gifts for business partners, clients, and tech savvy team members. And with plenty of new innovations being released each year, there are lots of new gadgets to choose from for the people on your 2015 holiday gift list. For the really tech savvy geeks on your holiday shopping list, check out the list of gadget ... Read More »

Intel Unveils Falcon 8+ Drone for Industrial Jobs; Can Reach Speeds of Nearly 60kmph

HIGHLIGHTS The drone is successor to AscTec Falcon 8 The drone can achieve speeds of up to 35 miles per hour Company previously acquired machine vision firm Movidius In a move that wouldn’t come as a surprise to many, Intel has announced its first fully self-branded drone, the Falcon 8+, which has been designed for use in industrial sector. The ... Read More »

Sony Sees Strong Demand for PS4 Games as Mobile Business Slumps

HIGHLIGHTS Sony had a JPY 26 billion net profit in the six months through September Revenue during the period fell more than 10 percent to JPY 3.3 trillion Strong demand for games for its hugely popular PlayStation 4 game console Sony said Tuesday its fiscal first half net profit dived owing to a sharp rally in the yen and losses ... Read More »

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon offer local shoppers a bridge to sellers in overseas markets Amazon has been struggling to gain a serious foothold in China Prime service in China costs CNY 388 for a year-long subscription Amazon.com Inc has launched a tailored version of its Prime service in China to tap consumer demand for overseas goods, putting the US online retail firm ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger’s End-to-End Encryption for Secret Conversations Now Available for All Users

HIGHLIGHTS Encryption needs to be enabled for each new conversation Old conversations cannot be encrypted Secret Conversations were first introduced in August After the popular mobile messaging platform WhatsApp, parent company Facebook has rolled out end-to-end encryption for Messenger users. People can toggle the Secret Conversations feature on in settings to enable end-to-end encryption on Facebook Messenger. To recall, the ... Read More »

EU Aims for Tougher Scrutiny of Silicon Valley Data-Heavy Deals

The European Union may include purchase prices in the criteria used to trigger its antitrust probes, aiming to catch more data-heavy transactions in serious merger reviews in another warning shot to Silicon Valley. The European Commission said Friday the EU’s revenue-based rules mean some deals can currently avoid scrutiny when the target company doesn’t have significant sales even if it ... Read More »

Microsoft Seeks EU Approval for $26 Billion LinkedIn Acquisition

Microsoft sought EU antitrust approval on Friday for its $26 billion bid for social network LinkedIn, a spokesman said on Friday, kicking off a month-long review by regulators of its largest deal. “We filed today,” company spokesman Robin Koch said. He said the European Commission has set a November 22 deadline to examine the case. The EUcompetition authority can either clear ... Read More »

Paul Beatty wins Man Booker prize for race satire ‘The Sellout’

Paul Beatty, winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize, poses with his novel ‘The Sellout’ at The Guildhall on 25 October 2016 in London. Photo: Reuters London: Paul Beatty was on Tuesday named as the first American to win the prestigious Man Booker fiction prize, for “The Sellout”, a biting satire on race relations in the United States. The narrator ... Read More »