Mevan Wickramasinghe

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India’s largest mobile payment company is sitting on a ticking time bomb

In 2009, Paytm was incubated by Noida-headquartered One97 as a mobile wallet to help consumers conveniently pay for cellphone bills and movie tickets. Today, it is India’s largest mobile payment company, doing business with the likes of Uber, among the world’s most valuable startups.<p>At the core of …

FinTech

The Five Keys To Marketing An Emerging Service Or Product

Anyone with a knack for trading, sufficient startup capital and a tolerance for risk can launch a business venture. But creating consumer demand takes more than personal chutzpah. A company’s ability to create demand is dependent on five key factors, like these right here:<p><b>1. Pedigree</b><p>The education …

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How Coca-Cola Turned Its Ship Around

If you want to build a ship,” runs the quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupery at the beginning of David Butler’s new book about Coca-Cola, “don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”<p>The maritime analogy seems to …

Will Texas Stay Texan?

As the Lone Star state continues its economic rise, will it be able to maintain its distinctive identity, or will it become more like the communities …

Stephen King: The Rolling Stone Interview

Stephen King’s office building sits on a particularly dreary dead-end road on the outskirts of Bangor, Maine, just down the street from a …

Bono On Apple Branding: 'They're Like A Religious Cult'

Bono was recently awarded the LionHeart Award for his contributions to the AIDS effort through his (Product) RED campaign.<p>At the event, the U2 frontman spoke candidly about a fight he had with Steve Jobs over the branding of (Product) RED.<p>Originally, Jobs refused to allow the parenthesis in the …

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What Businesses Could Learn From The Fall Of Juicy Couture

What will bubblegum princesses wear on flights from L.A. to Puerto Vallarta now?<p>Last week, Juicy Couture announced it will be closing all U.S. stores by the end of June, Racked reported.<p>For those for whom a little silver J on a zipper symbolized bitchy popular-girl oppression in middle school–a …

50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Apple's new Lightning spec allows for smarter, better-sounding headphones

When Apple first unveiled its Lightning connector, there was a debate about whether or not it was needed at all: what can this proprietary tech do that standard micro-USB can't? Well, it looks like we're going to find out soon. Sources for <i>9to5 Mac</i> understand that Apple has published a new …

Who was the real St Patrick?

The details of St Patrick’s life remain murky – but tracking his legendary footsteps across Ireland is both peaceful and spectacular.<p>Those who wish to pay homage to St Patrick on 17 March could attend a parade, don an outlandish green costume or swig a pint (or several – twice as much Guinness …

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The Walking Dead, Season Two, Episode One: All That Remains review

The second season of 2012 game of the year builds a strong basis for success, but there are fears it may have lost sight of what made The Walking Dead so good to begin with<p><b>Formats</b> Xbox 360 (tested), PlayStation 3, PC, Mac, iOS <b><br>Developer</b> Telltale Games <b><br>Publisher</b> Telltale games <b><br>Released</b> Out now<p>The first …

I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what really goes on

Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Predator and Reaper program – aka drones – I wish I could ask them a few questions. I'd start with: "How many women and children have you seen incinerated by a Hellfire missile?" And: "How many men have you seen crawl …

SD Cards Aren’t As Secure As We Think

The hardware hacker Bunnie Huang gave a talk at the Chaos Compute Club Congress where he offered some good news and some bad news. The good news? SD cards contain powerful, handy micro controllers that are useful to hackers and hobbyists. The bad news? SD cards are woefully insecure.<p>In a detailed …

A roundup of the 20 things 20-somethings don't get about work, including "time is not a limitless commodity" and "people matter more than perks." Is there anything you'd add to this list? http://onforb.es/1gAvdUI

Alan Moore: 'Why shouldn't you have a bit of fun while dealing with the deepest issues of the mind?'

Alan Moore talks about Fashion Beast, Jacques Derrida and modern superheroes<p>There is a certain degree of swagger, a sudden interruption of panache, as Alan Moore enters the rather sterile Waterstones office where he has agreed to speak to me. The jut of beard, the ringed fingers, the walking stick …

First metal 3D printed gun is capable of firing 50 shots

The world’s first metal 3D printed handgun capable of accurately firing 50 rounds without breaking has been printed in the US.<p>Solid Concepts, based in Austin, Texas, USA, replicated the parts of a classic Browning 1911 pistol - standard issue for the US armed forces until 1985 - using direct metal …

Silicon Alley's First Billionaire Aims To Dominate Images On Web

Jon Oringer marches along the gutted 21st floor of the Empire State Building and ducks out a window onto a deck to pose for a magazine shoot, snapping his own photos as the photographer snaps photos of him. Starting this winter, the entire floor (and an identical one below it) will play home to …

Faces of fear at Canadian 'haunted house' – in pictures http://gu.com/p/3jbed/fb These are the oddly hilarious faces of spooked visitors at the Nightmares Fear Factory in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The house is said to stand on the site of a former coffin factory where, legend has it, the owner was killed when a stack of caskets fell on him. Visitors are photographed at the moment they spot what seems to be a car full of ghosts about to run them over. The attraction is said to be so frightening that visitors have a safety word – 'nightmares' – which they can utter at any time to be escorted out

Apple isn't dead yet – iPhone 5S and iOS7 have a secret weapon

When Steve Jobs was still with us, many commentators – yours truly included – used to complain about the "reality distortion field" that surrounded Apple's charismatic leader. Those in attendance when Jobs launched the devices and services (iPod, iTunes, OS X, iMac, MacBook, iPhone and iPad) that …

US super-rich hit new wealth record five years after financial crisis

Five years after the financial crisis, America's super-rich have recovered all their losses to see their wealth reach an all-time high.<p>According to Forbes magazine the 400 wealthiest Americans are worth a record $2.02 trillion (£1.4tn), up from $1.7tn in 2012, a collective fortune slightly bigger …

Want To Get Ahead? Stop Talking And Listen

Yes, you have tons of exciting things to say. But you can’t learn something new without listening.<p>You can hear the prejudice in our idiotic idioms: It’s best, we’re told, to get the <i>first word</i>, the <i>last word</i>, and the <i>last laugh</i>–clearly, silence is not something we generally cherish.<p>“People abhor …

Indian Butter Chicken

<i>Sit around the dining table and have an Indian butter chicken feast. Creamy, spicy and oh-so tasty, there is nothing not to love in this recipe. The</i> …

25 Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter

The arduous experience of entrepreneurship often makes founders a fount of business advice. From billionaire Richard Branson to Garrett Camp, co-founder of transport startup Uber, both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs have tips to share through their Twitter feeds.<p>Branson regularly …

Indian Motorcycle unveils 3 new models in a bid to take on Harley Davidson http://bit.ly/19Hg9Ba

Why Journey Mapping Sucks!

The majority of what we ‘see’ in an experience is seen by our subconscious. What subconscious signals are you giving to your Customers? What sub …

Customer Experience

9 (Free) Ways to Dazzle Your Customers

It doesn't take much time or money to truly blow customers' minds. Here are a few ideas.<p>Lee brought three lattes to our table. He put one cup down, made eye contact with each of us, and asked how we were doing today. Then he stopped as three customers met his gaze. He smiled and chatted for about …

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Articles about 5 modern kitchen design inspirations part two on Dwell.com - Dwell

For even more nifty nursery ideas, we checked in with the owner of online children's emporium fawn&forest and modern parent,...<p>The kitchen has evolved significantly over the years, and new advancements in technology and materials continue to push the space...<p>You've already seen our favorites in …

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