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Digital Nomads & The Remote Work Revolution (Infographic)

It doesn’t really matter how much you like your job, everyone, at least once in their working life, has wondered why they need to spend a big chunk …

Digital Nomads: Why the office no longer makes sense

Work — most of us do it but how many of us enjoy it? Just 13% of people quizzed from around the world said they actually look forward to going to the …

27 striking facts about startups around the world (Infographic)

Would you guess that Uganda is the most entrepreneurial country per capita in the world?<p>With 28 percent of its adult population starting own …

Entrepreneurship

PayPal Brings Free Returns To U.S. Shoppers With Expanded “Return Shipping on Us” Service

In hopes of increasing its percentage of online holiday sales, PayPal this morning announced the expansion of its free returns service, “Return Shipping on Us,” which is now available in the U.S for the first time nearly a year after its initial debut overseas. The service, which encourages users …

eCommerce

Democratic debate is Twitter's big chance to show the value of Moments

Since Twitter launched its new Moments feature—that is, the curated news effort formerly known as Project Lightning—there have been a number of …

Social Media

Facebook Tests A Dedicated Shopping Feed

Facebook’s where people spend their time on mobile, and now it’s working on several new features to give shopping sites a cut of the attention. The most eye-catching is a test of a Shopping feed that aggregates posts and photos about products on sale from different retailers. It’s also beefing up …

eCommerce

Yes, Pepsi is launching smartphones in China

In today's edition of baffling corporate branding decisions, Pepsi has confirmed plans to launch smartphones and a line of accessories in China in the coming months, <i>Reuters</i> reports. The company made it clear that it won't be manufacturing the phones, instead it'll be licensing its brand to a …

Dell to buy EMC in $67B tech megamerger

The acquisition of data storage provider EMC continues the reinvention of Dell in the post-PC era.<p>Michael Dell has a flair for the grand gesture. He showed that Monday when his namesake company announced what may be the industry's biggest ever acquisition, as it makes itself a go-to tech provider …

EMC

M

• Retailers selling into Asia would do well to invest in m-commerce support, with India, Taiwan and Malaysia named the world’s largest growing emerging …

Why the American Dollar will soon be worth more than the Euro currency.

<i>Our latest study on the EURO currency. Please share if you find it noteworthy.</i><p>The EU dream was born out of the idea that countries are stronger …

European Central Bank

Snapchat Acquires Looksery To Power Its Animated Lenses

Snapchat’s new animated selfie Lenses come courtesy of a new acquisition: Looksery.<p>In a suspicious turn of events, Selfie animation app Looksery disappeared from the App Stores this morning just as Snapchat launched Lenses. Meme artist Ronen V informed me that Lenses looked identical to Looksery’s …

Snapchat

Google Launches Its Own Wireless Service, Project Fi

As rumored for months, Google has just announced plans to offer its own wireless cellular service.<p><b>Here’s what we know so far:</b><p>It’s called “Project Fi”<br>• It’s for Nexus 6 owners only, at first.<br>• It’s invite only right now. You can sign up for an invite here.<br>• It’s built on top of Sprint and T-Mobile’s …

Telecoms

Facebook Has Mixed Q1 Earnings With Miss On $3.54B Revenue, Beat On $0.42 EPS, User Growth Up To Hit 1.44B

Facebook failed to beat earnings estimates in Q1 2015, coming in with mixed results after 10 straight quarters of beating them. Its revenue of $3.54 billion fell short of its $3.56 billion estimate, though it exceeded the 40 cents EPS estimate with 42 cents.<p>In the release, Facebook blames …

Markets

WhatsApp Begins Rolling Out Its Voice-Calling Feature To iOS Users

Less than a month after WhatsApp introduced free voice calls to users of its Android app, so the Facebook-owned company has begun rolling the feature out to its iOS customers.<p>Like the launch of calling on Android, which was first spotted by eager users in February, the feature will not be available …

Apps

Facebook Messenger Accounts For 10% of Global Mobile VoIP

Facebook Messenger wants to replace the telephone, not just SMS, and it’s on its way. Messenger now makes up 10% of global mobile Voice Over IP calls, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during today’s Q1 2015 earnings call. And Zuckerberg said that because mobile VOIP can actually provide higher audio …

Apps

Tray.io Raises $2.2M For An IFTTT-Style “Integration Marketplace” To Connect Enterprise Apps

Enterprises collectively spend $500 billion annually working with system integrators to link up the apps and services they use to run their businesses so that they can work together. Now, tapping into the growth of APIs for everything, a new company out of London, tray.io, has built a platform that …

Startups

The Top 10 Startups Of Y Combinator Winter ’15 Demo Day 2

Y Combinator unveiled one of its most impressive startup batches to date yesterday, featuring big ideas in medicine, finance, and marketplaces. After carefully watching the demos, speaking with founders in the class, and querying prestigious investors about their favorites, TechCrunch has compiled …

Startups

Amazon’s On-Demand Services Marketplace Launches Monday

Amazon’s Angie’s List competitor, called “Amazon Local Services,” has been rebranded as “Amazon Home Services” ahead of a larger launch happening Monday, sources familiar with the plans tell TechCrunch. The site, which previously featured only a limited number of service offerings in a handful of …

Cloud Computing

The World In ‘Scope

Movies, financial markets and fashion trends all fall into frenzies, dips and lulls. Consumer apps are much the same.<p>Whether it’s photo-sharing, anonymity or live streaming, it seems that a confluence of apps all doing similar things at the same time is a natural occurrence.<p>Video apps Meerkat and …

Social Media