Andy Lima

489 Flips | 8 Magazines | 28 Likes | 7 Followers | @Al3_uk | Entrepreneur, executive coach and consultant/ Academic Lecturer and Researcher

Revolut to stay in the UK despite French avances

App-based fintech firm Revolut has vowed to keep its headquarters in London despite repeated approaches by the French government to move to Paris in …

Financial Services

Analytics firm linked to Vote Leave first to be slapped with GDPR notice from ICO

The UK's data protection regulator has served its first GDPR notice to Canadian firm AggregateIQ (AIQ) – one of the companies hired by Vote Leave to …

Brexit

How to Get Lucky: The Secrets to Creating Your Own Good Fortune

Think getting lucky is all about, well, luck? Think again. Those who appear to “run lucky” just might be engineering fortune in their favor.<p>Some guys seem to have all the luck. A perfect career, a perfect partner, a perfect life. When they’re not sitting next to a book publisher on a flight, …

United Nations will use blockchain to solve global social problems

The United Nations is exploring blockchain to boost its efforts in developing nations.<p>The intergovernmental body announced the news at the 73rd edition of the UN General Assembly in New York. The initiative will be developed as part of the United Nationas Development Programme (UNDP), which aims to …

Cryptocurrency

These are the top 10 emerging technologies of 2018

What do lab-grown meat, a holographic museum guide and a supercharged version of Amazon’s Alexa have in common?<p>They’re all breakthrough technologies …

Top 10

The Mystery of People Who Speak Dozens of Languages

What can hyperpolyglots teach the rest of us?<p>Last May, Luis Miguel Rojas-Berscia, a doctoral candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, in the Dutch city of Nijmegen, flew to Malta for a week to learn Maltese. He had a hefty grammar book in his backpack, but he didn’t plan to open …

Flipboard

Ikea's New Ad Hits the Nail on the Head About What's Wrong With Work Today

The world's largest furniture retailer takes a strong stance about work in its latest commercial.<p>Busy-ness has become a badge of honor in today's world of work. We rarely take all our vacation days. We strive to be as productive as possible with the 168 hours we have each week. We think if we could …

Whatsapp are introducing new charges and adverts – here’s how you may be affected

WhatsApp is introducing charges for businesses who communicate with their customers via the platform.<p>The move will see the app generate revenue – for …

UFC Fighters Show Just How Stretchy (Yet Professional) This Menswear Line Is in This Epic Ad

Suits and other work attire are not known for being the most comfortable, freeing articles of clothing. You wouldn’t typically want to wear your best …

The Biggest Thing To Happen In Blockchain Since Bitcoin

There is no doubt that Blockchain is evolving, right now hundreds of ICOs are currently vying for your investment ready to launch that great new project.<p>But to find the best thing since Bitcoin, you need to look at why Blockchain was created in the first place—for transparency and accountability. …

Facebook officially loses $123 billion in value

In what could be the biggest one-day drop of all time, Facebook shares opened at $174.89, down 19.6 percent compared to yesterday’s closing price of $217.50 (NASDAQ:FB).<p>When it comes to market capitalization, Facebook was worth $629.6 billion yesterday. The company is now worth $506.2. In other …

Ireland becomes world's first country to divest from fossil fuels

The Republic of Ireland will become the world’s first country to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies, after a bill was passed with all-party support in the lower house of parliament.<p>The state’s €8bn national investment fund will be required to sell all investments in coal, oil, gas …

Fossil Fuels

Scientists Invented AI Made From DNA

Researchers made a neural network out of DNA that can recognize handwritten numbers.<p>Last Wednesday, researchers at Caltech announced that they created an artificial neural network from synthetic DNA that is able to recognize numbers coded in molecules. It’s a novel implementation of a classic …

Five Instagram Marketing Tactics That Build Your Brand And Generate Sales

Along with hunger, fear and love, visual stimulation is deeply embedded in the human experience. Ninety percent of all information is transmitted visually, with the human brain processing an entire image after viewing it for as little as 13 milliseconds. Social media platforms have tapped into this …

Customers

It’s Time to Re-Evaluate the Role of Creativity in Transforming Businesses

For creatives of today and tomorrow, it’s time to face our own personal disruption, which is being caused by the accelerating change around us. …

14 Incredible Artificial Intelligence Pioneers Everyone Should Know About

Every year, the World Economic Forum reports on technology pioneers from around the world. As you might expect, this year, many companies use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning at the core of their business to deliver innovative products and service offerings. Anyone interested in AI …

Artificial Intelligence

Brick-And-Mortar Retail Isn't Dead: Just Look At Who's Moving Into Empty Toys 'R' Us Stores

Toys “R” Us, which closed the last batch of its U.S. stores just over a week ago, has left behind not only nostalgia but also hundreds of empty stores across the country. Still, if you thought this paints a gloomy picture of brick-and-mortar retail, you’d be mistaken.<p>As much as consumers mourn the …

Mastercard to leverage fintech partnerships for greater merchant acceptance

Mastercard looks at all spectrums for growth in India

Hyundai Advertises Blockchain to 30 Million Viewers in World Cup Match

A blockchain advert has been capitalising on the huge attention on the 2018 FIFA World Cup. At half-time during the England 2-0 win over Sweden, the …

Donald Kagan's Thucydides: The Reinvention of History.

Modern readers are often shocked to learn that the Athenians—citizens of a free city who defeated the Persians when they invaded Greece, built the …

Replika

Digitalisierung, Industrie 4.0, IIoT - wie passt das zusammen?

Digitalisierung ist mittlerweile das "Trendwort" in vielen Branchen, so auch in der MEM Industrie. In einigen Ländern spricht man von "Industrie 4.0" …

The WHO, WHY And HOW Augmented Reality Will Dominate Retail In 2018

AR Is Immersive And Engaging<p>AR can instantly provide consumers with an immersive and engaging experience. AR can fill in the gap that leaves …

Reddit and Twitter Are Creating New Video Ad Formats

Reddit is rolling out native video ads, further deepening the platform’s ways of putting brands in front of its audience.<p>To help monetize the growing …

With a swipe at Facebook, Apple’s Safari opens up a chasm in tech

Apple has taken a massive swipe at Facebook's data collecting business model. Towards the end of a two-hour developer keynote at its Worldwide …

Amazon is moving into blockchain with a new partnership

Amazon's cloud computing arm is looking to make it easier for customers to use blockchain with a new partnership announced Tuesday.<p>The cloud …

Meet the $30bn brand trying to ‘consumerise’ B2B

Still from the 3M Wonder campaign.Have you heard of 3M? It may not be the most familiar name, but the business claims you are never more than three …

Marketing

Amazon begins nationwide expansion of Whole Foods discounts for Prime members

Amazon introduced 10 percent savings at Whole Foods for Prime members earlier this month, and today it kicked off a nationwide expansion of the initiative.<p>The Prime Whole Foods discount — one of a number of measures following Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods — covers savings on featured products …

eCommerce

Image SEO: alt tag and title tag optimization

You include images in your articles to get people to read your text. Well-chosen images also strengthen your message. You shouldn’t forget to give …