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The flaws of finance

BUSINESS school graduates do not all want to work in investment banking these days. The industry does not have the same kind of cachet it did before …

Financial Services

Understanding deep Convolutional Neural Networks with a practical use-case in Tensorflow and Keras

Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) are nowadays the standard go-to technology when it comes to analyzing image data. These are special neural …

Made to measure

HUMAN hands are extremely good at making clothes. While many manufacturing processes have been automated, stitching together garments remains a job …

Sewing

How to Pitch a Brilliant Idea

Coming up with creative ideas is easy; selling them to strangers is hard. All too often, entrepreneurs, sales executives, and marketing managers go to great lengths to show how their new business plans or creative concepts are practical and high margin—only to be rejected by corporate decision …

Robin Hood

Target Launches On-Demand Grocery Delivery Pilot Program With Instacart

Target announced this morning it would begin testing an on-demand grocery delivery service, in partnership with Instacart, that will allow Target shoppers to order groceries, household items, baby products like diapers and formula, pet items, and more, for same-day delivery.<p>Initially, the service …

On-Demand Delivery Service Quiqup Picks Up Backing From Delivery Hero And Global Founders Capital

London’s Quiqup, an on-demand delivery service that competes with Ingite alumni Jinn and U.S. Postmates (if and when it launches in the U.K.), has raised a “multi-million pound” Series A round from take-out ordering service Delivery Hero and Rocket Internet’s investment fund Global Founders Capital.<p>…

Don’t Pitch Your Startup Until You’ve Read This

Pitching your startup is less about simply describing what your product is or what your offering does. Rather, the art and science of pitching a …

Growthverse: An Interactive Visualization of the Marketing Technology Universe

<i>Introducing</i> <i>Growthverse</i><i>, the first living taxonomy of the marketing tech ecosystem in support of the modern, tech-savvy marketer.</i><p>The role of the …

20 Quotes to Help Motivate You to Hustle Like Never Before

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Building great businesses, achieving massive goals and rising to the top of your profession doesn't just happen by accident. It happens through a ridiculous work ethic and consistently showing up every single day.<p>Here are 20 quotes to …

Stephen King

E-Commerce Is All Grown Up And Moving On

E-commerce obstacles are falling just as the second wave of digital natives is getting their hands on credit cards and debit cards and exercising their newfound online purchasing power. The rise of everything being offered as a service, or available by delivery, helps. As does the fact that …

Why Startups Are More Successful than Ever at Unbundling Incumbents

Scale isn’t what it used to be. It’s never been easier to start a company, and as a result new entrants are unbundling incumbents’ businesses and chipping away at their advantage. Upstarts like The Honest Company, Warby Parker, and Airbnb are able to quickly win market share from leading businesses …

Doctor On Demand Pulls In $50 Million To Continue Expansion Of Its Virtual Doctor Visit Platform

Telemedicine startup Doctor on Demand announced that it has raised $50 million in Series B funding and signed its 200th employer customer today. The funding will be used to continue to grow the service as well as sign up new partnerships.<p>Doctor on Demand provides customers one-on-one sessions with …

Amazon considers copying Postmates with new crowdsourced delivery service

Amazon is gearing up to announce a new delivery strategy that enlists members of the public rather than carriers like UPS, The WSJ reports.<p>Similar to Postmates, this means that ordinary people would be picking up and delivering your Amazon packages.<p>Amazon would also choose stores or businesses to …

The Trillion-Dollar Market To Remake Business Applications

At last month’s On Demand Conference in San Francisco which featured many of the hottest names in tech – Uber, Instacart, Sprig, Munchery, Shyp and Postmates, amongst others – one panel stood out. Amid a sea of consumer facing businesses, the CEOs of three small- and medium-sized business or …

Don't Overthink It, Less Is More When It Comes to Creativity

Most of us have experienced writer’s block at some point, sitting down to write, paint or compose only to find we can’t get the creative juices …

Por que os brasileiros adoram uma promoção

O comportamento do consumidor brasileiro difere de outros no mundo e as promoções do varejo aqui têm um peso sem igual no planeta, de acordo com …

A Shared Future, A Global Economy Of Haves And Servants

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Max Wolff is an economist and investment strategist who is the managing partner and chief economist at Manhattan Venture Partners. Previously, he has served as the chief economist at a leading financial technology and investment firm.</i><p>Many high-flying companies are pushing logistics, …

Blockchain technology spells the end of middlemen - Canadian Business - Your Source For Business News

An employee checking equipment at a Deutsche Telekom data centre in Biere, Germany. (Thomas Trutschel/Photothek/Getty)<p>In the early 1990s, Austin Hill …

Harvard Business Review Brasil

Empresas de plataforma online enfrentam grandes desafios para entrar no mercado. As mais bem-sucedidas conectam dois ou mais usuários (compradores e …

To Build a Mobile App Business, Build a Growth Engine First

<i>Mobile growth is something we haven’t talked about enough here on the 500 blog. All that’s about to change with the following monster 500 DISTRO post</i> …

YC-Backed Rickshaw Provides An API For Local Deliveries

Ever since Uber launched to enable users to hail a ride with a mobile app, any number of on-demand and same-day delivery services have emerged. In most cases, those companies end up building out their own logistics infrastructure and hiring their own delivery drivers.<p>But why keep reinventing the …

What I Learned Losing $1.5m of My Own Money

<i>Vitaliy Rizhkov is the founder of Finic, which helps turn your memories into art. He is running the startup with 100 percent transparency sharing every little detail such as all financials, salaries, hiring, firing, successes and failures on his blog StartupLabs. This post first appeared in Russian</i> …

The Rationale Behind Soaring App Development Prices

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ashwin Ramasamy is the founder of ContractIQ, a marketplace that matches enterprises and startups with agencies for app development, product engineering and analytics services.</i><p>During the last quarter of 2014, we were approached by a funded startup based in Boston to identify an app …

Be Your Own Bank

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Sonny Singh is the chief commercial officer of BitPay.</i><p>Digital currencies have come and gone, and despite the astonishing rise of bitcoin’s popularity over the past 18 months, the majority of the population has yet to board the bitcoin bandwagon.<p>One of the things that has plagued …

Mobile Payments

How to Get Your First $1 Million in Sales

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>Tyler Bosmeny is the co-founder and CEO of Clever, which is a fast growing company in the education space. He recently gave a talk at Sam Altman’s How to Start a Startup class at Stanford University describing how startups can get their first $1 million …