‘Were close’ BBG Ventures President Susan Lyne on the future of women-led startups

April 21, 2017

… female founders, who inherently understand the end user what she needs, what she wants, what will delight her. At BBG Ventures you believe the greatest untapped opportunity for venture capital lies in backing women. Why women? A few reasons: first, women are the dominant consumers and not just in the obvious areas like apparel and food, but insurance, computers, cars, home purchases, medical care. Were also the power users of most new consumer tech platforms and services. So it makes good sense …

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How the store of the future will work

April 16, 2017

… there’s the potential to build upon the platform and for brands to customise it to their needs. The concept hinges on the willingness of millennials to see their data as transactional and exchange it for convenience. WATCH: World’s first robot-operated 3D printing factory is the future of manufacturing …

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Adventurer ignores ex-boyfriend’s warning and takes awesome solo global motorcycle journey

April 15, 2017

… #instamoto #solo #dreambig #lovemylife #sportbikelife #sportbike #hondacbr600 #honda #bikelife #bikerchick #ladybiker #nikkimisurelli #AlaskaMotoGirl A post shared by Nikki Misurelli (@alaskamotogirl) on Mar 12, 2017 at 4:30pm PDT She considers herself to be somewhat of an ambassador when it comes to inspiring women to take hold of their lives and see the world no matter what. She feels that traveling is something that a woman “needs for herself,” and if you want something bad …

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Masters 2017: Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia lead into final round at Augusta

April 9, 2017

… a five-time Tour winner with two top 10s in majors, while Scott, Schwartzel and two-time runner-up Westwood form a formidable chasing pack. The 25-year-old Pieters, who played a starring role for Europe in the 2016 Ryder Cup with four wins out of five matches, is bidding to become the first debutant since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979 to win the Masters. In all, 14 players will go into Sunday within six shots of the lead, including grand slam-chasing Rory McIlroy. The Northern Irishman, who needs the …

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Masters 2017: Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler in leading quartet

April 8, 2017

… four birdies, including a chip-in at the sixth, with five bogeys — the last after his approach to the 28th hit the pin and bounced off the green — to shoot 73 for one over par. Golf icons remember Arnold Palmer McIlroy needs the Masters to become only the sixth player to win all four of golf’s major titles — along with Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen. Of that illustrious group, only Sarazen achieved the feat at Augusta. …

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This report about what Google thinks you young people think is cool is called ‘It’s Lit’ and yes, IT. IS. LIT.

April 5, 2017

… – Beats By Dre. …to name a few. And look, far be it from us here at Mashable Dot Com to be the Generation Z whisperers or whatever, who can dictate to you what’s cool, and what isn’t, but what we can tell you is that whatever marketer’s figurative ass this was pulled from needs a literal proctological exam, inasmuch as one can be administered. Does the Wokest Generation really think Hateful Chicken Incorporated is really cooler than Beats By Dre? If so, anyone not …

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Kofi Annan Fast Facts

April 4, 2017

… Mandela’s wife, Graca Machel, attempt to visit Zimbabwe to gauge the humanitarian situation there. They are denied entry. The three are members of The Elders, a humanitarian group of a dozen leaders and activists of worldwide stature formed by Nelson Mandela to foster peace in world conflicts. December 7, 2008 – Annan, Carter, and Machel release a report stating that Zimbabwe needs new leadership and call for more international aid for Zimbabwe’s sick and hungry. Their report …

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There’s no need for April Fools’ Day because we’re living in a fake news nightmare

April 2, 2017

… that’s why April Fools’ Day needs to die. SEE ALSO: Stop dropping April Fools’ jokes a day early. Now. “April’s Fool Day is a day when you have to constantly engage the critical and sceptical part of the brain so you don’t get duped,” says Claire Wardle, Director of Research and Strategy of First Draft News. “Now that we are increasingly encountering information that has been fabricated, manipulated or is downright misleading, we need to be …

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Brexit sovereignty plan set out in Great Repeal Bill – BBC News

March 30, 2017

… the largest legislative projects ever undertaken in the UK” A Lords committee described it as a “unique challenge”, with EU having accumulated over decades Read more: A guide to the Great Repeal Bill Brexit Secretary David Davis said: “At the heart of the referendum decision was sovereignty. A strong, independent country needs control of its own laws. That process starts now. “Converting EU law into UK law, and ending the supremacy of lawmakers in Brussels, is an …

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Why brands still think now is a good time to market the hell out of women’s empowerment

March 29, 2017

… risks, of course. Landing in Trump’s Twitter sights could tank a company’s stock, even for just a day (see: Lockheed Martin). Pitching a message that amounts to “white feminism” addressing only the needs and concerns of well-to-do white women is also bound to backfire with a diverse audience that believes no one is free until everyone is. And peddling equality when it doesn’t exist at the brand itself is a recipe for disaster. Plenty of savvy consumers who believe …

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NATO wants 5 more data-hungry surveillance drones

March 29, 2017

… need for huge amounts of satellite bandwidth, which allows the drone to process data in a similar fashion to your internet connection. In the words of one NATO official quoted in the Journal’s story, the Global Hawk is a “vacuum cleaner of data,” so it needs more satellite bandwidth to keep it fed. But while at least one drone has a shot at being ready by the end of the year, the satellite bandwidth the drones need to function won’t be. Businesses are expected to shower …

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Snapchat turns to sponsored geofilters as it pushes to compete with Facebook, Instagram

March 28, 2017

Image: Barry’s Bootcamp Snapchat needs to make more money, sure. But even more than that, the now-public company needs to attract more advertisers even to its lower cost ad options in hopes of turning them into big spenders and cementing the app as a must-buy digital ad platform. To do so, Snapchat is turning to one of its oldest tools: Geofilters. The app, once primarily heralded for its sexting capabilities, is in a need of cash and attention amid its growth period less than a month …

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The Story Of 2 Families And The Real-life Impact of Obamacare Repeal

March 20, 2017

… conditions for the first year of enrollment. We really dont know what wed do, honestly, Claire told mein an email. Whats worse, is that eventually well get our financial/job situation together, but itll certainly will be much harder if our health issues are out of control. That would be bad for us, but I think it would be even worse for Holly. We have to be reasonably healthy if we want to improve all of our lives, and give her what she needs for her unique situation. Rick Ramey, the …

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Trump’s wiretapping accusation comes to a head at Comey hearing

March 20, 2017

… rally Americans in a moment of national crisis. Trump’s reliance on a Fox News report for his claim on British involvement, and not the testimony of his intelligence agencies, appears to indicate the most powerful man in the world is operating in a realm of conspiracy theories rather than facts. “The wrecking ball it created now has banged into our British allies and our German allies, it’s continuing to grow in terms of damage, and he needs to put an end to this,” Schiff …

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15 Important Life Skills Kids Should Be Taught By The Time Theyre 15

March 17, 2017

… skill of budgeting and making personal financial decisions. Once your child is old enough to earn an allowance, theyre old enough to begin picking up financial skills. This is a good time to teach them to wait before they buy something and to know the difference between wants and needs. Teach them to comparison shop when youre at the store or shopping online together. Teens can start learning about building credit and investing in a Roth IRA from summer jobs. 2. Wake themselves up on time A …

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The politics of the office tea round – BBC News

March 14, 2017

… amenities are replacing the water cooler as the office focal point for interaction. “The better the coffee machine, the more likely people will be to make a booking there. To remain competitive, workspaces are having to cater to all needs, including baristas, who will make you anything your heart desires,” he says. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsVideo Keyword Spy Pro (2017) A unique software that allows you to accurately determine how easy or hard ANY particular …

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