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Bermuda becomes first jurisdiction in the world to repeal same-sex marriage

British island territory swaps marriage for domestic partnerships for LGBT couples in move criticised as attack on equal rights<p>Bermuda has become the first jurisdiction to legalise and then repeal same-sex marriage, in what critics have called an unprecedented rollback of civil rights by the …

LGBTQI

India's gay prince opens his palace to LGBT people

A gay Indian prince has opened up his 15-acre palace grounds to vulnerable LGBT people and is said to be constructing more buildings to house …

LGBTQI

Australia says yes to same-sex marriage in historic postal survey

Marriage equality could be legal by Christmas after 61.6% of participants in the voluntary survey approve a change to the law<p>• Australia’s same-sex marriage postal survey – follow all the news and reaction • Support our independent journalism by giving a one-off or monthly contribution<p>Australia has …

LGBTQI

Digital advertising is faltering — VR and blockchain can help

2017 hasn’t been a great year for advertising. A series of budget cuts, legal action and mounting suspicion about the metrics that form the bedrock of digital models have served to reduce confidence in the industry as a whole.<p>However, this doesn’t need to be the case in the the future. The huge new …

Donald Trump to become first president to speak at anti-LGBT hate group's annual summit

Donald Trump is to address the annual conference of an anti-LGBT group which has been classified as a hate group.<p>The US president will become the …

Donald Trump

Watch Ryan Gosling act out every graphic designer’s real angst about Papyrus font

It’s in menus, wedding invitations, shop signs church flyers and heavens, even in résumés. Since becoming a system font in Microsoft Office ’97, Papyrus, a cheesy calligraphic font inspired by Egyptian writing has been a blight in the visual landscape. Along with the reviled Comic Sans, Papyrus was …

Typography

Target just solved the one problem everyone has when shopping in-store

That's an area where digital retailers have an edge because as long as the consumer knows the name of an item, it's only a few keystrokes away.<p>Target plans to solve that problem by adding technology to its app that will show customers where to find what they are looking for.<p>What is Target doing?<p>The …

eCommerce

Ready, Set, GDPR: What Marketers Need To Know

Brands have nine months to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe, or face severe fines for data security breaches.<p>GDPR …

GDPR

Not even remotely possible

Down with the tyranny of geography. Down with commuting, “the daily activity most injurious to human happiness.” Down with allegedly “collaborative” open floor plans built such that “high-level executives […] are exempt from this collaborative environment.” Up with more time, greater flexibility, …

Remote Working

How to Spend a Day in Hong Kong's Sai Ying Pun Neighborhood

Sai Ying Pun is located in the western part of Hong Kong Island.<p>It’s one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city and was also where the British …

Hong Kong

The Shared Office Is Hotter Than Ever, With 1.2 Million Co-Working

WeWork hasn’t invented co-working, however, with more than 130 locations and 100,000 members, it’s definitely leading this market. Now, WeWork is trying to extend its appeal beyond startups and freelancers into the lucrative market for corporate clients, as it recently announced that IBM has agreed …

Startups

I’m a foreign reporter frozen out by Theresa May. She is behaving like Trump

I’ve reported on political campaigns for more than 20 years, and I’m shocked at the Tories’ disdain for the press. I thought this could never happen in Europe<p>Just over a year ago, at a meeting in Virginia during the Republican primaries, Donald Trump’s team threatened to remove me from the room …

Conservative Party

IBM tells employees working at home to get back to the office

For thousands of IBM employees, the ability to work from home is a key advantage of their job. But the company said Friday that it's ending that benefit for many of them.<p>The technology giant has been a leader in terms of letting employees work from home, and has bragged about the savings and …

Employment

Google made a site that shows how millions of people draw the same object

Back in November, Google released artificial intelligence experiment that asks you to draw a random object and see if the neural network can identify your doodle. Quick, Draw! was eventually turned into a tool that transformed drawings into clip art based on the best results it got, helping people …

Artificial Intelligence

Gay Men Are Being Rounded Up And Killed In Chechnya: Report

More than 100 gay men have been detained and at least three have been killed by authorities in Chechnya, according to a Russian newspaper cited Saturday in The New York Times.<p>The disturbing report from Novaya Gazeta, which cites government and police sources, follows a week of rumors about gay men …

LGBTQI

Kentucky’s religious freedom law gives students the green light to discriminate against LGBTQ peers

The new law comes after the governor declared 2017 the “Year of the Bible.”<p>Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin and his Republican peers in the state legislature want to make certain that students in public schools can discriminate against LGBTQ kids.<p>So even though the states’ civil rights laws already fail to …

LGBTQI

Silicon Valley is no longer #1 for talent says huge global startup report

There’s no cooler biz on the planet than startups, and there’s no denying Silicon Valley is the startups capital of the world… for now.<p>Cities all over the world are vying to knock the crown off this tech king. And Startup Genome has all the cities doing their best to keep up with San Fran sultan in …

The Hospitality Startup That Wants to Make a Business Out of Luxury Pop-Up Hotels

When Peter Mack was working as vice president of product design and innovation in 2014 for Tough Mudder, the notoriously challenging obstacle …

TripAdvisor Debuts Facebook Messenger Chatbot for User-Generated Recommendations

Combining artificial intelligence, user-generated content and messaging capabilities, TripAdvisor has launched a chatbot on Facebook Messenger that …

Chatbots

6 Benefits to Setting Up Your Startup in a Coworking Space

With technology exploding and skill sets broadening, the remote work revolution is in full swing. Not only are millennial employees reveling in the …

The Workplace

Apples are not oranges – and ‘content marketing’ means nothing

The moment that you slap a call-to-action on any piece of marketing collateral, it becomes direct-response advertising.<p>More on that after a …

Taking a Job Overseas Is Challenging, But So Rewarding

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Demand is high for talented people that are willing to live and work abroad. Even after their expat assignments are done, people with international experience are highly valued.<p>According to the U.S. Committee on Economic Development, “80 …

Asia

Mary Berry was right about putting white wine and cream in her bolognese - here is why

Mary Berry's "unusual" take on a slow-cooked ragu sauce left some viewers of her new cookery show "shocked and appalled".<p>While the closest most get to adding dairy to their spag bol is softening onions in butter, and it is thought red wine brings out the flavour of the beef, Mary Berry shocked by …

This New Beer Hotel Has a Hot Tub Full of IPA... and a Fridge in the Shower

Bottoms up.<p>If you love beer and travel — and combine your two passions whenever possible — your dreams are all coming true.<p>That's because a craft …

Are Remote Workers More Productive Than In-Office Workers?

The productivity of remote workers has been in debate for longer than remote work became popular. In fact, the phrase “phoning it in,” is often used to accuse someone of an insincere or insufficient effort, and evolved in reference to workers transmitting messages by telephone, rather than in …

The Workplace

The Rise Of Remote Working

Overcrowded, over-priced and under-ventilated commutes mark the beginning of every working day for many of us across the globe. What is certain is …

Urbanization

Here's why New York's tech sector will surpass Silicon Valley's

Not only do they represent the next wave of technology disruption to traditional economies, but they were all born in New York City — the nerve center for the next business revolution.<p>But isn't Silicon Valley still the place for tech entrepreneurs to prove their chops? As a tech-company CEO who …

Silicon Valley

Listen to Monzo founder on building a ‘smart’ bank, fintech bubble and turning down acquisition offer

Yesterday I caught up with Tom Blomfield, co-founder and CEO of “challenger” bank Monzo.<p>The startup is building a digital-only bank, or “smart bank,” as Blomfield calls it, and last August was granted a U.K. banking licence “with restrictions” by the U.K. regulators FCA and PRA, as it prepares to …

Current Account

Don't believe the hype when it comes to AI

Thanks to neural networks - digital approximations of the way that the human brain learns - artificial intelligence has made enormous breakthroughs …

Artificial Intelligence