Rohit Yagnik

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These 197 Tech Companies Are The World's Most Valuable Unicorns

What are the world’s most valuable private technology companies?<p>A new map released by CB Insights identifies the 197 companies globally that are considered “unicorns,” meaning that they have a valuation of at least $1 billion.<p>Collectively, these companies are valued at approximately $679 billion …

Venture Capital

3 Tips To Wow An Audience Like Under Armour's Founder And Chief Storyteller

“Every great brand is like a great story. Every great story is made up of chapters in a book,” Kevin Plank told an audience gathered at CES in Las Vegas. The billionaire chairman and CEO of sports retailer, Under Armour, delivered a keynote at the 2017 conference to show off his company’s new …

Survivalist's YouTube account was almost the only good thing about 2016

Please excuse me while I watch a man make a prawn trap with his bare hands, for what's left of 2016.<p>The YouTube account Primitive Technology has only …

This Devilishly Difficult Online Game Is Scientifically Shown to Improve Brain Function

Never heard of a dual n-back game? Here's why you should give it a try.<p>Brain-improving games have mostly been debunked. But there's still one that may be worth a try.<p>Can playing an online game make your brain work better? Earlier this year, the maker of the Lumosity app, which widely advertised …

The Brain

Stanford Study: Most students can’t tell the difference between fake and real news

<b>Stanford study finds most students failed to distinguish between real news and fake.</b><p>The rise of “fake news” is a topic that is getting a lot of attention lately, thanks to the role that Facebook and other social platforms play in news consumption for a growing number of users. But there are other …

9 business cards for graphic designers you’ll want to keep

Much of the work of graphic designers today exists only in pixel form. But that doesn’t mean the appeal of print design has gone away; quite the …

The Art In Journalism Is Truth--Men Like This Fallen Hero Can Remind The Media Of This

<i>“There is not left and right in writing. There is only good and bad writing…. [I] would as soon machine gun left, right, or center [or] any political bastards who do not work for a living—anybody who makes a living by politics or not working.”</i> –Ernest Hemingway in a letter to Paul Romaine in …

Two Trends That Are Transforming Venture Capital

There are two macro trends occuring within venture capital (VC) which are combining to have a transformative impact. As has been noted repeatedly over the past several years, the VC landscape has morphed into a barbell structure, with lots of small funds on one end and a handful of large, megafunds …

Venture Capital

Post-its on New York subway provide post-election therapy – in pictures

New York,Donald Trump,Art,US elections 2016,US news,Art and design<p>An art installation has been set up on the walls of a 14th Street subway stop, encouraging people to put their thoughts on Post-it notes to protest Trump’s election win. The idea was created by the artist Levee, and hundreds of …

Donald Trump

Israel’s blockchain startups look to disrupt more than banking

A Deloitte report released earlier this year describes 38 Israeli startups currently developing blockchain applications ranging across the entire spectrum of services: security, hardware, new currency, payments, P2P, online commerce, and social platforms.<p>These early-stage blockchain startups have …

The Designer Behind the Android Logo Has a Raunchy Sense of Humor

Making art as a profession is fun, but doing it for yourself is even better—just ask graphic designer Irina Blok.<p>A smartphone display mimicking the look of a stock ticker is, in reality, a sailor-mouthed ribbon of reactions to the tumultuous nature of the markets. Helpful rhymes splashed across …

THE FINTECH REGULATION REPORT: How European regulators are creating fertile ground for fintech growth

Financial technology — known more commonly as fintech — is attracting a lot of attention globally. Fintech companies provide technologies that aim to disrupt the financial services industry by making financial products more efficient and more widely distributed with lower overhead costs.<p>The …

3 important things a PR pro learned while working with startups

My PR firm is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. As I’m in the central hub of the tech industry, I’ve been fortunate to work with many early-stage, fast-growing Silicon Valley tech startups.<p>The tech industry is one of America’s most respected and celebrated business, yet tech companies often …

The curse of the people who can’t stop making puns

A few people develop a compulsive urge to crack jokes 24 hours a day, with a medical condition called Witzelsucht. Why does it happen?<p>Derek’s wife had put up with more than most people could stand before she finally decided to call the doctor. Almost every night, her husband would wake her up from …

The story of BPL’s amazing comeback, riding the online wave on the shoulders of Flipkart

For Ajit G Nambiar, Chairman and Managing Director of BPL, June 2015 was a month of excitement and nervousness. BPL’s new line of 32-inch televisions …

India

Wall Street is obsessed with this technology that no one quite understands — here's the best explanation we've seen

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …

Many Companies Still Procrastinating When It Comes To Cybersecurity

It’s going to take more than a massive hack against Sony Pictures, Anthem, and the Internal Revenue Service to persuade business executives to …

Facebook ordered to stop tracking logged-out users in France

France’s data protection authority has ordered Facebook to stop tracking Web users who aren’t members on the social network within the next three months or face fines.<p>In an order published on January 26 (PDF), the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) said that the company …

The 20 most inspirational websites on the net

The easiest way to awaken your imagination and spark your creative energy is to let others inspire you!<p>We here at <b>Bright Side</b> have collected a set of …

Lumosity brain games dev fined $2m over false advertising

Lumos Labs, the maker of the mobile brain training app Lumosity, has been ordered by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to pay $2 million to the agency (PDF) for falsely advertising that its software can help users perform better at work and in school, and reduce or delay cognitive …

Tesla rival Faraday Future has a clever logo — but it's a little derivative

Known as the FFZERO1, the car has some pretty impressive specs: It's got 1,000 horsepower, a 0-60 time of just three seconds, and it can reach a top speed of 200 miles per hour. While some have criticized the FFZERO1 (which is still just a concept) as overhyped, it certainly has a clever logo.<p>The …

Weak iPhone 6S Performance Forcing Apple Into Drastic Action

While the latest smartphones from Apple might have picked up critical acclaim after their launch in September, Apple is ready to cut the production on the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus lines by thirty percent, reports Nikkei.<p>Nikkei suggests that the drop in production follows slower sales in Q4 …

This Online Media Entity Is Way Bigger Than You Think It Is

Media outlets often like to brag about how much traffic they get. Just recently, for example, the <i>Washington Post</i> boasted about beating the <i>New York</i> …

The Future of Facebook Advertising Isn't in the United States

Facebook ad revenue will soon be dependent on emerging markets like Brazil and India.<p>Facebook has a lot of long-term projects. It’s building a virtual reality headset. It’s putting Internet-beaming drones in the sky. It’s building a virtual assistant that can help you shop and manage your …

How the internet misled you in 2015

<b>It was another busy year for journalists debunking fake or misleading images on social media.</b><p>In 2015, many pictures and videos went viral, some for all the wrong reasons.<p>There were deliberate fakes created to deceive the public and then there were misleading images shared, often during breaking …

The 50 most unforgettable photos of 2015

From the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris at the start of the year to the ongoing war in Syria and political uncertainty around the globe, 2015 has been tense. As it wraps up, here are 50 of the most unforgettable images of 2015.

What the most popular posts on Instagram in 2015 say about us

With the end of every year tech companies produce a slew of round-ups attempting to distil the past 12 months into a neat and tidy data-driven package. Spotify has done it, so has Google. Instagram too joined the bandwagon with its most liked photos.<p>But instead of just re-publishing the 10 photos …

The New York subway system runs on 100-year-old technology

But every day, hundreds of trains run through the largest subway network in the world on century-old technology. When things go wrong — as they have been doing more and more often— the delays pile up.<p>Let us not forget that we're heading into one of the most challenging times of year for the NYC …

The 10 Coolest Big Data Startups Of 2015

<b>Alation</b><p><b>CEO:</b> Satyen Sangani<p>Startup Alation exited stealth in March, debuting its enterprise data-accessibility platform designed to help people more …

Big Data

Ad-block software is approaching 200 million users — here's how publishers are reacting

Ad-block software usage may be more common than previously thought. There are nearly 200 million monthly active users (MAU) of ad-block software globally, according to data from a new study by PageFair and Adobe included in our latest ad-blocking report.<p>That represents a big uptick in ad-block …