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Internet of Things is Here: What's Your IoT Strategy? - Brian Solis

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briansolis.com - The Internet of Things (IoT) is so much more than smart refrigerator that tell you when you need to go to the grocery store, wearables that track your steps or the smart watches you’re thinking abo...

Why banking could be about to have its 'Uber moment' as start-ups muscle in on the sector

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marketingmagazine.co.uk - Banks have the unenviable position of being under attack from a two-pronged PR problem: not only are they suffering from deep consumer mistrust, but they are also seen as stuffy, slow-moving relics...

Why On-Demand Shipping Service Shyp Is Turning Its Couriers Into Employees

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fastcompany.com - When you use the Shyp delivery service, you use your smartphone to snap a photo of the object you need shipped, and a courier shows up and takes the item away. Like Uber and Lyft drivers, Postmates...

CEO Kevin Gibbon On Why Shyp Is Converting Its 1099 Workers Into W2 Employees

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techcrunch.com - This morning, Shyp, the San Francisco-based shipping services company, announced that, “After careful consideration, we’ve decided to transition Shyp couriers, the individuals who complete pickups ...

Financial sector working to improve speed of cyberthreat info-sharing, experts say | SmartBlogs

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smartblogs.com - The financial-services sector needs to strengthen its information-sharing network to learn more quickly of threat data and thereby stay ahead of hackers, said panelists at the recent SmartBrief Cyb...

Publicis Worldwide chief to take control of MSLGroup

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campaignlive.co.uk - The global PR network will sit alongside Publicis Worldwide and broaden the group's offer for clients. Maurice Lévy, the chairman and chief executive of the agencies' parent company, Publicis Group...

3 ways to reduce risk of managerial failure | @MichaelStallard

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smartblogs.com - It’s remarkable to see huge companies go up in flames due to managerial failure. And yet it happens regularly. Why? Frequently, the cause of managerial failure is rooted in corporate culture. Manag...

How to Tell Someone They’re Being Laid Off

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hbr.org - Dismissing an employee is one of the most unpleasant tasks of management. It’s likely to evoke a lot of mixed feelings: sympathy, sadness, and anxiety. Even if letting go of the employee (or employ...

It's true: Employees can be both engaged and happy | @rodd_wagner

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smartblogs.com - Engagement. Commitment. Morale. Satisfaction. Meaning. Happiness. A lot of terms get kicked around in the human resources field and the so-called “employee engagement” industry to describe the work...

Who Is the Best Leader for Performance?

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clomedia.com - People often ask me: “Which is more important: good leadership or good management?” Most folks are dismayed when my answer is “both.” People want to make a distinction and to compare and rank one a...

Greek food companies explore increasing exports amid economic crisis

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smartblogs.com - Dimitris Politopoulos and his team heard their mobile phones ringing as soon as they turned them back on after landing in New York City for the Sunday start of the Summer Fancy Food Show, with call...

Make your feedback personal | SmartBlogs

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smartblogs.com - I remember once sitting around the table with my faculty advisory committee. The committee consisted of four teachers from different grade levels and disciplines within the school and was designed ...

One Weird Trick To Help Greece

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techcrunch.com - It’s hard enough being a startup without the financial collapse of your country to contend with. For those in Silicon Valley who are used to Uber being worth more than 40x the debt payment that Gre...

One in seven Brits using ad blockers online, says YouGov

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campaignlive.co.uk - The study commissioned by the Internet Advertising Bureau UK found 22 per cent of adults in Britain have downloaded ad blocking software. The software is commonly used among 18- to 24-year-olds, wi...

Shapeways Snags Another $30M In Funding To Expand Its 3D Printing Ecosystem

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techcrunch.com - Shapeways, a 3D printing service and marketplace, announced a $30 million Series D round led by INKEF Capital. The round was supported by new investors like Hewlett Packard Ventures and Presidio Ve...

Box Joins The Establishment

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techcrunch.com - Box was once the intrepid upstart, but its recent announcements underscore the company’s growing maturity. By our measure, the publicly traded company is now clearly a member of the enterprise esta...

Rakuten Acquires Tokyo-Based Travel Startup Voyagin

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techcrunch.com - Rakuten not only runs Japan’s largest e-commerce site, but also one of its leading online travel agencies, booking over 3.8 million hotel nights each month. Now the company is expanding its horizon...

The U.S. is investigating airlines for 'unlawful coordination' to keep airfare prices high

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mashable.com - WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Pre...

PayPal Agrees to Buy Xoom for $890 Million

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techcrunch.com - Xoom, a Francisco-based online money transfer technology and services company that went public in 2013, is being acquired by PayPal for $25 per share in cash or $890 million. The price represents a...

India’s Housing.com Fires Its Maverick CEO Who Gave Away His Shares

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techcrunch.com - It’s funny how things can change quickly. Just two months ago, Rahul Yadav, the young co-founder of CEO of SoftBank-backed Housing.com, was heralded as a role model for India’s startup space after ...

Rocket Internet And Kinnevik Add $167M More To GFG, Roll In 2 Brazilian Fashion Portals

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techcrunch.com - Rocket Internet’s Global Fashion Group (GFG), an umbrella group that houses the German company’s fashion-focused e-commerce services for emerging markets, made a double announcement today after rev...

Hey startups: Why it's better to be David than Goliath

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mashable.com - This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital and management. In the classic story of David and...

Tour Booking Startup ZOZI Raises $30 Million From Richard Branson, Others To Expand Its Reservation Platform

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techcrunch.com - ZOZI, a startup that hooks merchants up with those seeking travel experiences using proprietary software, has closed on $30 million in Series C funding. Pritzker Vlock Ventures led the round, with ...

Splacer, With $1.4M In New Funding, Is Airbnb For Event Spaces

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techcrunch.com - Splacer, the Tel Aviv-based marketplace for listing and renting out creative event space, today announced that it has raised $1.4 million in seed funding led by Carmel Ventures. A number of angel i...

Good guy Tim McGraw is giving mortgage-free homes to veterans

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mashable.com - When you think Tim McGraw, we hope you think of his generosity. Between appearing in Tomorrowland and playing 36 cities for his summer tour, he's also found time to give out mortgage-free homes to ...

India Now Uber’s Second Largest Market Following Expansion To 7 New Cities

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techcrunch.com - Uber is continuing its focus on Asia after announcing that it will expand into seven new cities in India, taking it to a total of 18 locations in the country. The U.S. firm recently claimed one mil...

A crowdfunding campaign for Greece is going really well

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mashable.com - One million Euros down, only 1.599 billion Euros left to go. European Union leaders may be struggling to reach an agreement that prevents Greece from having a total financial implosion that could u...

Who's who in the Greek bailout crisis

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mashable.com - Greece has officially said that it won’t pay back the money it owes to the International Monetary Fund by the midnight deadline, and the pressure and scare of a financial crisis is setting in. Thou...

The most important quotes about Greece's meltdown

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mashable.com - This is one of the worst weeks in the long, ancient history of Greece. The venerable country, which gave birth to democracy as we know it, is broke — without a bailout, without any financial lifeli...

David Connor

David Connor is CEO of eightytwenty, Ireland's Digital Creative Agency of the Year and a regular presenter on the digital and communications industry.

Editor's note

'For the first time in five hundred years, emergent behaviour is running ahead of the so-called hegemony of understanding communications. Essentially, people are back to being at the centre of the solar system and a brand that doesn't understand this, and can't surround the individual in the centre with different platforms of activity, will lose traction and meaning' Richard Seymour. His sentiment captures the theme underpinning evolutionRevolution.
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