Samuel Notarianni

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Does Doing Good In Business Imply Doing Less Well?

Many entrepreneurs still don’t understand that building a business culture today of doing good, like helping people (society) and planet (sustainability), is also a key to maximizing profit. Employees and customers alike are looking for meaning, not simply employment and commodity prices. Every …

Why Your Favorite App Isn’t Business-Related And How It Can Be

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Todd McKinnon is CEO of identity management firm Okta.</i><p>Think about your favorite app. Let me guess. It’s a consumer app — something like Uber, Instagram or Pinterest. So what do we do to get business apps into that list of favorites?<p>It’s rare to hear end users rave about an enterprise …

Rufus Cuff wants to dominate the wearable market and your forearm

We told you to put on your disappointment pants for the Galaxy Gear 2, but for the Rufus Cuff we suggest rolling up your absurdity sleeves. Seriously, given its three-inch screen you might just have to. This wearable boasts a built-in mic, a camera, a speaker, web browser, voice control, GPS and …

Five Things to Know About Alibaba, 'The Hottest Thing in Tech'

Alibaba, the Chinese internet behemoth that's relatively unknown in the U.S., is preparing to file the prospectus for a U.S.-based initial public offering next week, Reuters reported on Wednesday. Recent estimates value Alibaba between $153 billion and $200 billion and indicate that the IPO could …

eCommerce

Software Is Dominating Venture Capital Investments In 2014

Just over $4B was invested in software deals by venture capitalists (VCs) during Q1, 2014, four times as much as biotechnology.<p>Software deals netted out 42% of all dollars invested in the first quarter, with biotechnology receiving 11%. VCs invested $816M in IT Services or 9% of all dollars, making …

How Facebook Could Use Banking to Pull Off a Smart Pivot | Inc.com

Facebook wants to bank its financial future on more than online advertising. In fact, the company wants to become a bank.<p>According to the <i>Financial Times,</i> Facebook is awaiting authorization from Ireland's central bank to become an "e-money" institution, which would allow users in that country to …

Payment Systems