China Becomes World’s Biggest Online Community
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China Becomes World’s Biggest Online Community

Amid tight control, the country's population has set a record by crossing a mark of 800 million Internet users China has always been in the news for internet censorship owing to laws and administrative regulations. Amid this tight control, the country’s population has set a new record by crossing a…

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How Personalisation is Changing the Rules of Engagement
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How Personalisation is Changing the Rules of Engagement

Every brand has a story. Breaking through with that story in today’s content-heavy world and creating meaningful experiences with consumers may seem impossible at times. But, with data, it’s a challenge that marketers will face. Data has become critical in all aspects of business – from strategy to creative development…

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How this Indonesian Startup is Connecting Farmers with Buyers
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How this Indonesian Startup is Connecting Farmers with Buyers

Indonesians depend heavily on agriculture. The sector is among the top three contributors to the country’s GDP, along with the processing industry and trade. The government’s own data suggests the sector to be growing 3.8 per cent YoY, and would surge between 3.9-4.1 per cent in 2019. However, like any…

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Uber Will Deactivate Riders With Low Ratings
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Uber Will Deactivate Riders With Low Ratings

Rude behavior or leaving trash behind could get you booted from Uber. The company has added "ratings-based rider deactivations" to its safety policy. Users can now get kicked off the app if they develop a "significantly below average rating." Uber has long held its drivers to ratings standards, and as TechCrunchpoints out, drivers…

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This Startup is Making Plastic Green
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This Startup is Making Plastic Green

Plastic has toxic pollutants that damage the environment and cause land, water, and air pollution. Estimates say more than eight million metric tons of plastic waste enters the ocean from coastal communities each year. It can take hundreds or even thousands of years for plastic to break down, so the…

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Seven Ways To Set Yourself Up For Success
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Seven Ways To Set Yourself Up For Success

Today’s global and competitive workplace requires additional skills. An employee, whether a trainee or a chief executive, needs an array of hard and soft skills, essential for anyone aspiring for top leadership. Therefore, establishing yourself in a new job role through skills and behaviours is highly important for an employee’s…

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Why Some Founders Fail as CEOs
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Why Some Founders Fail as CEOs

We tend to idolise founders who are able to take their company from the ideation stage to multibillion-dollar organisations. But, the truth is that founders like Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Mark Zuckerberg are rare to find; they are, in fact,  exceptions and not what happens as the norm. A…

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Three Tips to Starting a Mobile Movement
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Three Tips to Starting a Mobile Movement

A recent report from Tata Communications says 2019 will be an important year for sports, as organizations move deeper into technology to build fan experiences that are more immersive and connected to the mobile-first generation. It’s important to remember that digital technologies are the friend, not the enemy, of the…

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The Best Way to Future-proof Any Business
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The Best Way to Future-proof Any Business

As we approach the first anniversary of European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it is important to remember that the future of GDPR global compliance isn’t about penalizing organizations, it’s about protecting the consumer. It is about businesses having the technology and expertise to make the critical principles of trust…

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Seven Tricks to Turn Up your Charisma
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Seven Tricks to Turn Up your Charisma

Have you ever been in a situation where your mental faculties seem to abandon you at important social events? Do you sometimes shy away from great networking opportunities, because instead of summoning your wittiest remarks, your lips get glued together and you freeze? While it can be tiring in the…

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Don’t Let Technology Make Recruiting a Lost Art — Here’s Why.
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Don’t Let Technology Make Recruiting a Lost Art — Here’s Why.

In 2017, an artificial intelligence (AI)-based software company called Textio raised $20 million and grew its client base by 200 percent, all in the name of transforming the way companies write job descriptions. The announcement of this software, which had been designed to boost diversity and inclusivity by using AI-generated gender-neutral language, was exciting. But…

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Six SEO Tips To Make Your Videos More Discoverable
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Six SEO Tips To Make Your Videos More Discoverable

You understand the power of content marketing in attracting and retaining customers. You already have your YouTube channel up and running, and you have some truly great content on there, but your videos aren’t getting enough engagement. Sound relatable? This is what nearly 3 in 5 of companies who engage…

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How This Direct-Mail Piece Packs a Small but Powerful Punch
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How This Direct-Mail Piece Packs a Small but Powerful Punch

The following excerpt is from Robert W. Bly’s book The Direct Mail Revolution: How to Create Profitable Direct Mail Campaigns in a Digital World. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Apple Books | IndieBound For many products and offers, especially complicated ones, you’ll need to send a full direct mail package or a self-mailer to…

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What Are the Duties of a CEO?
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What Are the Duties of a CEO?

A CEO is the highest-ranking executive manager and decision-maker of his or her organization. A company's top executive's duties can be far-reaching and extensive. From deciding on a strategic direction for the company to maintaining awareness of what competitors are doing, CEOs are required to lead, manage and operate at a…

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Upwork to Charge Freelancers to Bid on Jobs, Further Squeezing Those Who Rely on the ‘Gig Economy’
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Upwork to Charge Freelancers to Bid on Jobs, Further Squeezing Those Who Rely on the ‘Gig Economy’

Global freelancing platform Upwork announced a sweeping policy change on Tuesday that will impact hundreds of thousands of freelancers -- particularly new and/or low-earning users. “Connects,” the virtual tokens freelancers use to submit proposals for jobs, will no longer be free beginning sometime between May and June 2019. Instead, Connects will cost $0.15…

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