Stories

The Pandemic impact to Airbnb

Airbnb's IPO has now completed. Shares were originally priced from US$45-US$50 per share it went up to US$55-US$60 the day before listing. By the time of the listing, the final price was US$68. Airbnb is a holiday rental marketplace. Users can book homestys and tourism experiences or become a host by...

Continue reading
  1163 Hits

How Amazon Is Doing in China?

According to iresearch, in 2015, the top 25 Internet Companies in China by Revenue are below. Data Source: iresearchchina.com Some of the top 25 companies are e-commerce websites. In 2016, Alibaba’s business-to-consumer marketplace Tmall dominated the market with 56.6% share, JD.com accounted 24.7% share. Amazon had only 0.8% share. China’s B2C...

Continue reading
  2016 Hits

The Uprising of Fintech Firms and the Disruption in Banking

Recent years, from payments to wealth management, from peer-to-peer lending to crowdfunding, “fintech” firms are growing rapidly.  These “fintech” firms which are familiar to the public include Lending Club, OnDeck, Venmo, Rate Setter and SocietyOne. Lending Club alone, funded about $2 billion loans last quarter, and their lending to-date is more...

Continue reading
  2206 Hits

2022 Snowflake Summit June 13-16 Vegas

This year's Snowflake Summit is coming and it is a four-days' event and is data focused. People and organizations that comprise the Data Cloud are expected to join the event and there will be discussions and talks around developing new data products and data apps. If you are interested in data...

Continue reading
  808 Hits

Broadcom will acquire VMware

A letter from the VMware CEO Raghu Raghuram revealed that VMware has entered into an agreement with Broadcom. He advised that after the successful transaction, VMware would become the software platform and brand for Broadcom. The letter reads “We will provide enterprise customers an expanded suite of mission-critical solutions to accelerate...

Continue reading
  726 Hits

Ant Financial now ranks among the world's most valuable financial services firms

Ant Financial was initially launched to support online payments. Today, it’s ecosystem covers financial services, from wealth management and insurance to lending and credit scores. Ant counts nearly 600M Alipay users, plus 110M+ Alipay partners across 15 countries — is much bigger than payments alone. 100M+ users use all 5 of Ant’s key functions, meaning...

Continue reading
  2808 Hits

What Do You Learn from the WannaCry Ransom Attack?

More than 200,000 computers across 150 countries have been affected by a large-scale cyberattack in the last few days. The ransomware WannaCry encrypts information on computers and asks users to pay $300 in exchange for decryption. According to Microsoft, starting first in the United Kingdom and Spain, the malicious software quickly...

Continue reading
  1994 Hits

Microsoft Inspire Las Vegas July 15-19, 2018

For the first time, Microsoft Inspire and Microsoft Ready, the annual Microsoft sales, marketing, and technical fiscal kick-off, are going to be held in the same city during the same week. This co-location will create multiple opportunities for partners and field teams to connect, learn, and collaborate on solutions that will...

Continue reading
  2215 Hits

How Bitcoin Works Under the Hood

Bitcoin has gained popularity in recent years. It is an innovative payment network and a new kind of money. According to bitcoin.org, Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks; managing transactions and the issuing of bitcoins is carried out collectively by the network. Video source: youtube.com,...

Continue reading
  2063 Hits

A Next-Generation Digital Book

If you think that today’s ebooks you download and read in pdf, or word or Kindle format are the types of ebooks we will still be reading in 3 years, you are wrong. Software developer Mike Matas demos the first interactive book for the iPad, where the ebook is like a...

Continue reading
  2133 Hits

Could Future Devices Read Images from Our Brains?

Mary Lou Jepsen is the head of the Display Division at Google [x], she studies how to show our most creative ideas on screens. Her research is to discover the neural activity that underlies invention, creativity, thought - mental images and ideas are actually the same thing. Imagining if we can...

Continue reading
  3407 Hits

Will technology take your job? New analysis says more of us are safer than we thought, but not all

We all want to know how many jobs will be threatened by the rise of robots and technology. You might feel vulnerable if your job is one that could be affected. But thanks to a new report, 27% of the 160 million people in the United States labour force can breathe...

Continue reading
  2143 Hits

Mobile internet subscriptions to reach 8.9 billion by 2022

According to an Ericsson report, 5G networks are expected to be available in 2020, with the number of subscriptions reaching around 550 million by the end of 2020. By the end of 2022, Ericsson predicts that there will be 8.9 billion mobile subscriptions. Mobile broadband subscriptions will reach 8 billion, thereby...

Continue reading
  1927 Hits

Harnessing the IoT Revolution

Internet of things (IoT) is about increased communication between physical devices, buildings embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity. It is no longer a future technology imagination, it has come to our lives. So how do we grasp the opportunity and harness the IoT revolution? Source: channel9.msdn.com

Continue reading
  2181 Hits

The Conversational Interaction Conference will be held next week at San Jose

Human Interaction with computers, digital devices and applications by text or speech in natural language is becoming increasingly important and feasible. The CI Conference will discuss how companies and application developers can take advantage of this trend—including resources for creating bots and digital assistants, delivering customer service in natural language, best...

Continue reading
  2028 Hits

How computers help biologists crack life's secrets

 Sri Krishna, Arizona State University and Diego Chowell, Arizona State University Once the three-billion-letter-long human genome was sequenced, we rushed into a new “omics” era of biological research. Scientists are now racing to sequence the genomes (all the genes) or proteomes (all the proteins) of various organisms – and in the...

Continue reading
  1958 Hits

Are Smartphones Killing Digital Cameras?

With the cameras built into smartphones get more and more advanced, people using smartphone instead of cameras to capture life moments has become a norm because of the advantage of the smartphone being always with us. Although the digital cameras in smart phones are still inferior to dedicated digital cameras, they...

Continue reading
  2180 Hits

The next-generation operating model for the digital world

The rise of digital has kept businesses on their toes to reinvent their operating models in order to increase revenues, lower costs and delight customers.Businesses want to improve agility, take advantage of new technologies, so that they can react more quickly, cut costs, be more effective, improve quality of services and...

Continue reading
  2355 Hits

Where Will Be the World's Largest Digital Market by 2018

The projections based on data from Statista’s Digital Economy Compass examine the competitive development of the platform business in eCommerce, eTravel and Digital Media. The four major Chinese players Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, and Huawei have achieved impressive figures and are increasingly operating on a global level. China will soon overtake the...

Continue reading
  1949 Hits
Tags:

Xero Bookkeeping for small businesses and bookkeepers

Xero is online accounting software for small businesses. You can use Xero to manage invoicing, bank reconciliation, bookkeeping, purchase orders, payroll, inventory tracking & more. Xero is integrated with 500+ third party apps which cover inventory, invoicing, time tracking and expenses. The challenges for small business owners are not only the...

Continue reading
  2104 Hits