Could Your “Trust-Factor” Survive: How to Protect Your Data … and Your Customers

Let’s start with a simple truth: when it comes to relationships—personal or professional—trust is everything. Trust isn’t easily given … and once it’s broken, getting it back is nearly impossible. Online business is no different. If your customers don’t trust you to keep their details confidential, deliver the results you promised, and follow appropriate safety […]

Airbnb isn’t fair

Over the past few weeks Airbnb has sued the city of San Francisco, faced potentially devastating regulations in New York, and been called racist. So, there’s a good chance you missed the company’s latest, more trivial update. But hotel owners sure didn’t. What happened? Yesterday Airbnb announced a partnership with three travel management companies -American […]

Chevrolet Launches New Small Car Initiatives

DETROIT – Chevrolet is launching, an all-new lifestyle-oriented website focused on its small car offerings, the Spark minicar, Sonic and Trax small SUV. “The Spark, Sonic and Trax all target a younger, more socially savvy buyer,” said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet director of cars and crossovers. “When we looked at reasons for purchase, cross consideration and […]

Formula E to hold Las Vegas virtual race

LONDON: Formula E, the world’s first fully electric car racing series, is planning a virtual race in Las Vegas next January with a likely US$1 million jackpot for the winner. Series chief executive Alejandro Agag told Reuters on Tuesday that the event, pitting regular race drivers against a handful of fans on simulators, could even […]

Silicon Valley’s fastest growing companies succeed because they aren’t focused on selling

A trait shared by the fastest growing and most disruptive companies in history—Google, Amazon, Uber, AirBnb, and eBay—is that they aren’t focused on selling products, they are building platforms. The ability to leverage the network effects of a platform is something that the technology industry learned long ago—and perfected. It is what gives Silicon Valley […]

Netflix opens its Recommended TV program globally and raises the bar for inclusion

Netflix has announced today that its Recommended TV program will be launching globally this year, as the video-streaming giant also lifts the lid on new criteria for inclusion and announces the first TV manufacturers to gain the coveted Netflix logo for 2016. First announced last January before launching a few months later, the “Netflix Recommended […]

​MasterCard to leverage IBM Watson to give Small Businesses Big Data Analytics

Small business has much more data than they realize. Aggregators like MasterCard make it easier to use transaction data with IBM Watson MasterCard has partnered with IBM to give small to medium merchants access to big data analytics. The payments giant has integrated IBM Watson Analytics into its platform, along with its own anonymised transaction data gathered through […]

One Wall Street Firm Says Amazon Is About to ‘Feast’ on the Food and Beverage Market

More and more people are comfortable ordering groceries online or on a phone.  Amazon bet big from the start on the world moving to ecommerce and ease of deliverablity.. back when most of us thought they were a bookstore. Today that is paying off. Photographer: Lydia Mulvany/Bloomberg   One Wall Street Firm Says Amazon Is […]