Amita Paul

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8 ways to decide whether to buy or lease

With auto manufacturers offering tempting sales promotions and sweetened lease terms, it can be difficult to decide whether to buy or lease. Before …

Veteran's guide: 5 questions to ask before buying a car

For many veterans, buying a car is their first major financial decision post-service. But before you start comparing the MPG and torque of your …

9 tips for buying your first car

Buying your first car can be exciting, but there’s a lot to manage. Planning ahead can help make the process easier—and help ensure you end up with …

The true cost of a car

The cost of a car doesn’t end when you drive it off the lot. Learn about the true cost of owning a car so you’re prepared before you buy. .<p><i>The</i> …

Comparing the cost of new and used cars

Choosing between buying a new or used car may not be as simple as it seems. Find out what matters beyond simple sticker price.<p><i>The material provided</i> …

Buying vs. leasing a car

How does buying a new car compare to leasing one? Take a look at the numbers and see how each could impact your finances.<p><i>The material provided on</i> …

U.S. Olympic Women's Gymnastics Team Named

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Team USA will send one of its most decorated and competitive women’s gymnastics teams ever to next month’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games …

Facebook Audience Network is paying off in spades

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Developers who have run mobile app-install ads on Facebook Audience Network (FAN) have seen some strong results, according to a new study by Nanigans, a Facebook …

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Some Snapchat users aren’t happy about X-Men’s lenses takeover

Brands are invading Snapchat more than usual today.<p>Snapchat users are noticing that its usual array of rainbow-spewing and other assorted face lenses …

Snapchat's 'X-Men: Apocalypse' deal could bring more advertisers to the app

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Snapchat has debuted a new ad campaign that lets moviegoers buy tickets for "X-Men: Apocalypse" right through the social media app.<p>Users can buy the tickets by swiping up …

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8 Secret Chat Apps You Should Know

A lot of things have changed since in the last few decades where app (smartphone application) industry is one of them. From email to instant …

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GhostCodes makes it easy to discover new Snapchat users [Video]

Snapchat is insanely popular with the younger demographic, and it flourishes in areas like schools, where there is a community of individuals using the app who see each other face to face.<p>One of Snapchat’s greatest weaknesses, though, is that it lacks good discovery tools built inside the app. It’s …

5 Social Media Apps to Fill Your Date Card

Are you swiping right or left on your mobile dating apps while looking for an alternative?<p>I know that looking for love online and IRL can be challenging and tedious.<p>When you've tried every mobile dating app and website out there and feel you've exhausted all of your options when nothing works out, …

What Your Company Needs To Know To Get Started On Snapchat

No, Snapchat isn’t intuitive for newcomers, but companies can no longer ignore it and this tool can help.<p>You already know about Snapchat even if you aren’t on it. The network for sending pics and videos that disappear shortly after viewing now has <br>100 million daily users, including an incredible …

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This Company Actually Wants You to Snapchat Your Job Application

In what might be the most millennial move yet, online retail company Everlane is now accepting job applications submitted via Snapchat.<p>The company …

Introducing Snapstorms.com. Why, oh, why Snapchat?

For the past few months I’ve been doing nearly daily “Snapstorms” or short videos with startup advice released on Snapchat.Today I’ve made all of …

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7 Snapchat accounts every aspiring founder should follow

Snapchat's an immensely powerful tool for storytelling, engaging with audiences, and disseminating advice. Here are some accounts founders should …

Snapchat could soon be valued at more than $20 billion

Snapchat could be soon be valued at north of $20 billion. That is, if investors bite.<p>Snapchat looks to be seeking at least $200 million in new funding, according to a filing provided by VC Experts, which shows the company authorized 7.5 million new shares on May 13.<p>This fundraising, first reported …

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Sundar Pichai Became Google's New CEO And The Indian Internet Could Think Of Only One Joke

Everyone wants to find a "Shiv" at Apple and get him promoted now.

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Sundar Pichai: India PM Modi joins social media joy

<b>Google's surprise announcement that it has created its own parent company, Alphabet, may be the news of the hour across the tech world, but in India, the headlines are all about Sundar Pichai.</b><p>The elevation of the 43-year-old Indian origin American to CEO of Google is making waves across Indian …

This Story From A Former Google Employee Tells Us Why Sundar Pichai Is Google's Rising Star

Google's Sundar Pichai might be one of the kindest executives in the technology industry.<p>You may not have heard of Sundar Pichai, but he's quickly become one of the most important people at Google.<p>Pichai, who was previously in charge of Google's Chrome and Android divisions, got a big promotion …

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How I Learned to Love Snapchat

In the mid-’80s, a German engineer named Friedhelm Hillebrand helped devise a way for cellphones to send and receive text messages. Back then, mobile bandwidth was extremely limited, which meant that the messages needed to be as lightweight as possible. The story goes that Hillebrand experimented …

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For the first time, Google beat Apple in PC sales — and that's really bad news for Microsoft

Today, two very important things happened for the future of the PC as we know it.<p>First: For the first time ever, low-cost Google Chromebook laptops outsold Apple's Macs during the most recent quarter, analyst firm IDC tells The Verge.<p>Manufacturers including Dell, Lenovo, and HP sold over 2 million …

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