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The business posts from around the world.

Virtual Business Card Evolution

October 14, 2013 |

Gone are the days where you hand out or received a physical business card. Here are some smartphone applications that could make your life easier. But there’s still something very personal about exchanging something tangible after a particularly positive meeting. … Read More

Facebook to continue obliging global government requests for user data

August 30, 2013 |

If I learnt anything from the Ed Snowden and NSA Prism episode, it was that the risk of the collated user information getting compromised is just perceived as collateral damage by the agencies involved and that it would not stop. … Read More

Steve Ballmer to Step Down, Search for Replacement Begins

August 27, 2013 |

Microsoft has announced that Steve Ballmer, longtime CEO of Microsoft and successor to Bill Gates, will be stepping down as CEO within the next twelve months.  In light of this announcement, stock prices surged as investors believe that the new … Read More

Messaging App LINE sails past the 200 million users mark

July 25, 2013 |

Chat and VoIP apps like WhatsApp, WeChat and Viber seem to have a new rival in LINE which now has over 200 million active users worldwide. This in itself is pretty commendable when you look how even the likes of … Read More

China to End 13 Year Ban on Consoles

July 11, 2013 |

If you didn’t know, well, now you do: China currently has had a ban on console systems – for the past 13 years.  This ban was created in order “to keep underage folk away from dangerous venues and unhealthy content”.  … Read More

Yahoo acquires Tumblr for $1.1 billion

May 20, 2013 |

Yahoo’s board of directors recently finalized a decision to acquire Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash.  Speculations began about the possibility of an acquisition by Yahoo a mere two days before the decision was finalized, and it’s likely that Yahoo’s … Read More

Apple and Samsung Split Smartphone Market Profits

May 20, 2013 |

Despite all the recent reports that Samsung is the biggest smartphone vendor in terms of shipments and market share, Apple still continues to command the lion’s share in profitability in the global smartphone market. In a report released this week, … Read More

BB10 and Samsung’s Knox version of Android gets US DoD approval

May 16, 2013 |

After being restricted to using Blackberry from the very start, defense personnel will now be able to use the Android platform as well. This is all thanks to Samsung’s hard work on making a hardened and much more secure Knox … Read More

Paid channels on YouTube: For better or for worse?

May 16, 2013 |

When this video-hosting service kicked off in 2005, it gave users a platform for sharing video content and reaching a much wider audience. Since then, Google has worked hard and fast for it to be more profitable by monetizing it … Read More

YouTube to launch Paid Service for Channels

May 14, 2013 |

When YouTube was first launched, no one could have predicted that within a few years it will forever change video entertainment industry and the World Wide Web.  Part of the success of the medium was the ‘freedom to the People’ … Read More