Accra (AFP) - At least 90 people were killed in a fire at a petrol station in Ghana's capital, Accra, as they sought shelter from heavy rains that caused widespread flooding, emergency services said Thursday.
While Dragon’s Den has inspired many entrepreneurs to pitch to their ideas to investors, in real life the world of venture capital isn’t quite how it’s portrayed on TV. For a start, professional investors will never make an on the spot decision without knowing the background. Behind the scenes, even Dragons’ Den candidates undergo a due diligence process.
New York (AFP) - US tech giants are turning to the news in their competition for mobile users, developing new, faster ways to deliver content, but the benefits for struggling media outlets remain unclear.
NEW YORK: US tech giants are turning to the news in their competition for mobile users, developing new, faster ways to deliver content, but the benefits for struggling media outlets remain unclear. Mobile "drives so much traffic" because many people start their day reading news on a phone or tablet, said Cindy Krum, chief executive at MobileMoxie, a mobile marketing consultancy. Several new apps hope to capitalize on that by attracting news readers and the advertising dollars they bring.
There's no question that between mobile, social, big data and cloud computing, there's a major transformation going on with enterprise tech, all thanks to startups. That means that many enterprise startups are raking in giant rounds of funding or getting ready to go public.
Amazon's first smartphone, the Fire phone, hits stores June 25, and comes bundled with a free year of Amazon Prime, which includes free shipping on thousands of items as well as a growing selection of free movies, books, and music.
Windsor officials are promising a thorough investigation and possible bylaw violation charges after the GM smokestack came down unannounced with a loud thud Tuesday afternoon.
Emergency crews were called to the former GM transmission plant between Kildare and Walker roads shortly after 3 p.m. when a crew with Jones Group Inc. completed the demolition, which had failed three times on Aug. 10.
“They did not give us the required notice,” said City of Windsor chief building official John Revell.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA), Tencent Holdings ADR (OTCMKTS:TCEHY), and Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU) are trying to expand into businesses that will grow due to increasing smartphone penetration in China.
A group of top US venture capitalists has written a letter to the US Congress opposing a bill aimed at cracking down on websites selling pirated and counterfeit goods.Some of the top names in Silicon Valley were among the signatories to the letter expressing concern about the Theft of Intellectual Property Act, known as the Protect IP Act or PIPA.The bill, which has the backing of Hollywood and the music industry, would give the US authorities more tools to shutter so-called "rogue websites" selling pirated movies, television shows and music and counterfeit goods.