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.
STE. ROSE DU LAC, Man. — A pair of small-town firefighters are being hailed as heroes after rescuing a 12-year-old girl from a flooded creek northwest of Winnipeg.
The girl and her father were in a pickup truck Saturday night on a low-lying road, trying to cross a creek near Ste. Rose Du Lac.
Daryl Vandenbosch, the fire chief, says the road was flooded, the truck got stuck and the father and daughter got out and tried to get to safety.