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The sharing economy is failing for one simple reason – people can’t be trusted

Earlier this month an article in the <i>South China Morning Post</i> underscored just how bizarre the world of business has become. A Chinese startup …

Sharing Economy

9 Mind-Blowing Content Curation Tools to Boost Your Traffic and Engagement

If you are always creating new content, it can burn a deep hole in your marketing budget…<p>A great way to publish more content, without actually …

Marketing vs Growth Hacking

Estimados Marketeros, ha llegado la hora de cambiar, si queremos evolución en nuestras estrategias debemos incorporar Growth Hacking.<p><b>Paso 1.-</b> …

What is design thinking? The secret to digital success

Design thinking is emerging as a major ingredient in for digital transformation success. But what exactly is design thinking, and how are leading …

Design Thinking

Venezuela election sees mass boycott; 7 killed as protests turn violent

Venezuelans stayed away from the polls in massive numbers on Sunday in a show of protest against a vote to grant President Nicolas Maduro's ruling socialist party virtually unlimited powers in the face of a brutal socio-economic crisis and a grinding battle against its political opponents and …


Are Facebook Messenger and Other Apps Listening to You Through Your Phone? Here's How to Turn the Microphone Off

Bet you didn't know the mic is set to "on" by default<p>[NOTE: This post has been updated. See bottom.]<p>A Core77 staffer recently recounted how she had …


In Puerto Rico bankruptcy, mutual funds compete with themselves

(Reuters) - U.S. mutual funds that held onto Puerto Rican debt as its economy crept toward collapse could get drawn into battles that pit their own investors against each other, as the island navigates the biggest government bankruptcy in U.S. history.<p>The reason for the quandary lies in the …


Argentina, Uruguay Launching Joint Bid for 2030 World Cup

The South American neighbors will team up to present a formal bid to FIFA.


President Bachelet of Chile Is the Last Woman Standing in the Americas

SANTIAGO, Chile — No one relished the milestone more than President Michelle Bachelet of Chile.<p>For a few years, she and two other female leaders presided over much of South America, representing more than half of the continent’s population.<p>Their presidencies — in Argentina, Brazil and Chile — made …

Latin America

Mexico’s ruling party is in free fall

<i>Christy Thornton is 2017-2018 fellow at the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History at Harvard University, and a board member at the North American Congress on Latin America.</i><p>Earlier this month, a massive sinkhole opened suddenly in the middle of a new expressway south of Mexico City, swallowing a …

Enrique Peña Nieto

Latin American presidents love Twitter – and that’s not a good thing

Latin American democracy was born with an original sin: income inequality – the highest in the world. Thus it was that the region’s democratic institutions originated in a context of severe social exclusion and poverty.<p>The US-style Madisonian model of democracy implemented across the region as its …

Latin America

Wal-Mart de Mexico Slips Despite ‘Solid’ Q2 Earnings

<b>Wal-Mart de Mexico</b> (WMMVY and WMMVF) is lower Friday, as investors digested its second-quarter earnings report.<p>Investors didn’t love the <b>Wal-Mart</b> …


Brazil govt deploys over 10,000 soldiers in Rio de Janeiro to counter growing violence

<b>Brasilia:</b> Brazilian President Michel Temer has signed an executive order authorising the deployment of 10,240 soldiers and federal law-enforcement …


Venezuela: Some multinational companies undeterred by political, economic turmoil

Despite massive social and political unrest preceding a controversial election on Sunday in Venezuela, orchestrated by President Nicolas Maduro, some multinational companies are not shaken by the turmoil—or the economic instability.<p>Leading up to a referendum to elect a National Constituent …


Rio's Olympics 1 year later: The good, the bad and the ugly

AP Radio AP Radio News:<p>RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Neymar kissed the ball, delivered a gold medal and then wept with other Brazilians.<p>Look no further if you're searching for an iconic image of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.<p>"It's the only medal that really mattered," Salvador Gaeta said recently while …

Venezuela was Latin America’s richest country and now it is in complete crisis — here’s how it fell apart

Political and economic crisis have erupted in what was once Latin America's richest country. Daily protests and an increasingly authoritarian leader threaten to transform Venezuela into a failed state.

Latin America

The Twilight of Brazil's Anti-Corruption Movement

The country’s ascendant right sees little value in continuing to clean up its politics.<p>It should have been a climax. On July 12, Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, the former president of Brazil, was sentenced to nine and a half years in prison after Judge Sergio Moro found him guilty of accepting bribes …


Israeli company empowers female farmers in Latin America

Growing demand for natural annatto food coloring creates a unique ecosystem for subsistence farmers.


The Problem with Venezuela and the Western Media

The elite ruling classes, namely whites, select and have elected white presidents. Evo Morales in Bolivia, the late Hugo Chavez and now Nicolas …


Delta, Air France, Iberia, and Avianca Suspend Service to Venezuela

Amid growing civil unrest and social fissures so deep it may take a revolution to restore order, four more airlines are suspending service to the …


Puerto Rico and the politics of legal identity

One of the side effects to the ongoing unraveling of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, its spiraling economic downturn and the growing migration of …


Venezuela’s meltdown is creating a refugee crisis in the Americas

So far this year, almost 50,000 Venezuelans asked to be recognized as refugees in other countries, compared to 27,000 in the whole of 2016.


Delta to stop weekly Atlanta-Caracas flights in September

(Reuters) - Delta Air Lines on Saturday said it would cut its once-weekly flights from Atlanta to Caracas, Venezuela, in the latest instance of a U.S. airline cutting operations with the embattled nation.<p>"Delta will suspend its once per week service between Atlanta and Caracas, with the final …

Delta Airlines

Venezuela Protesters Prepare for Massive Election Clashes

Protesters laugh off President Maduro’s claims of being able to deliver full-time jobs and free food in Sunday’s—instead speaking of the possibility of civil conflict.<p>A 48-hour general strike in Venezuela ended on Friday morning without the massive protests that many had been anticipating—but the …


CMO Guide To Integrating Marketing Technologies

CMOs often encounter challenges in meeting their business objectives due to their MarTech stack not being integrated optimally to maximize its …


Pegasystems turns up heat on Salesforce Einstein CRM AI

LAS VEGAS --Technology companies are known to bash competitors, and that tradition was on full display here this...<p>week, where Pegasystems Inc. CEO …


Salesforce Ventures funds Conga

Colorado-based <b>Conga</b>, a provider of sales and business productivity solutions, has secured an undisclosed amount of funding. The investor was</b> …


Salesforce Rolls Out Einstein ABM

Salesforce announced a new B2B marketing solution on Thursday built with Einstein, the company's artificial intelligence (AI) technology.<p>Salesforce’s …

Freshdesk Becomes Freshworks: What Does This Mean for Enterprise Software?

To survive and thrive, vendors must diversify and integrate. Freshworks has followed this playbook to more than $149 million in venture</b> …

Enterprise Software

ExactTarget alums band together at new tech spinoff

A handful of Indianapolis-based ExactTarget alumni have joined Cheetah Digital, which is led in part by an ExactTarget co-founder. And they're …