Facebook's Rights Manager tool is now automated, helping businesses prevent pirated videos by flagging duplicate content. Now, users no longer have to manually select an action when a copyrighted video is posted. The post Businesses can now automatically block video plagiarism on Facebook appeared first on Digital Trends.
At first glance, it's easy to mistake the Surface Pro 4 for the Surface Pro 3. Microsoft's third-quarter financial results were published yesterday, and they had many high points: cloud revenue is growing well (though we have some misgivings about how the numbers are reported), Windows outperformed the PC market, and Office 365 passed 100 million corporate seats. But there were a couple of significant black marks: Phone revenue has dropped to effectively zero, and Surface revenue was down sh...
TPCast has lifted the lid on the Business Edition of its wireless adapter for the HTC Vive, which allows up to six headsets to operate in the same vicinity without interfering with one another. The post TPCast Business Edition lets up to 6 people use wireless VR in one room appeared first on Digital Trends.
Airbnb is launching a new search tool for finding its listings that it believes are appropriate for business travelers. Airbnb Skift Take: Why hasn't Airbnb rolled this out sooner? — Deanna TingSince debuting in 2008, Airbnb Inc. has marketed itself to adventurous vacationers looking for unique and cheap accommodations. Next week, the San Francisco-based travel upstart will get a bit more buttoned up. Airbnb plans to introduce a search tool on Monday designed for business travelers. The f...
THE likely election of Emmanuel Macron as France’s president, in a run-off vote on May 7th, has corporate leaders in a state of high anticipation. French politicians with business experience rarely prosper. It is nearly half a century since Georges Pompidou won office in 1969 on the back of a private-sector career partly at Rothschild, an investment bank. The sitting president, François Hollande, roused voters in 2012 by declaring that his “true enemy” was the world of finance. Mr Macron...
China and Myanmar will experience strong business travel growth in the next decade. A mall in Shanghai is pictured here. hans-johnson / FlickrSkift Take: While emerging economies in Asia and Africa will see the greatest business travel increase over the next decade, according to WTTC forecasts, the U.S. and China will remain the largest global business travel markets. — Andrew SheivachmanDespite the current climate of uncertainty surrounding business travel, the World Travel & Tourism Cou...
CHINA will keep integrating business certifications and licenses into one consolidated business license, which is to further reduce institutional costs for market entities and stimulate market vitality as part of the country’s business registration reform. The decision was made at a State Council executive meeting, which was presided over by Premier Li Keqiang yesterday and approved a guideline on its implementation. With this policy in action, different certificates related to busine...
Priceline is now one of the biggest Internet companies in the world, but it wasn’t always that way. When Jay Walker co-founded the company in 1997 with Scott Case, it was more of a proposal: What if leisure travelers could use the Internet to find last-minute deals offered by hotels and airlines that want to clear excess inventory? Walker, who has the itchy drive of an inventor-turned-entrepreneur, left Priceline in 2000, not long after the company’s blockbuster IPO. His latest ventu...
As the presidential race narrows to two strongly contrasting candidates, we explore what a victory for each would mean for businesses. The digital revolution is making measuring GDP a bit trickier. Also, how a website that crowdsources algorithms for quantitative finance could disrupt the industry
THERE are two main reasons for a country to paw around in its tax code: to create more economic growth, or to repair a structural deficit. Any politician who wishes to quietly give money to friends or kill a troublesome programme will supply one of them. He will either say “businesses need tax certainty to grow” (meaning: “certainty that they will like the tax code”), or “we don’t have the money”. So as the Trump administration releases its tax plan on April 26th, there are only tw...
NEW DELHI: A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Wednesday discharged businessman Abhishek Verma and his wife Anca Maria in connection with an arms deal bribery case. Verma and his wife were arrested for allegedly bribing officials to get arms conglomerate Rheinmetall removed from blacklist of the defence ministry for arms deals. They had been behind bars since 2012. A judge noted that the investigative agency did not bring enough evidence to frame charges against the accuse...
Photo credit: Tencent Cloud. Chinese social and gaming giant Tencent – now the tenth largest company in the world – is ramping up expansion of its cloud business, which has so far lagged behind Alibaba, the market leader in China. Tencent’s cloud services unit, Tencent Cloud, announced today the addition of five new overseas data centers in Frankfurt, Mumbai, Seoul, Moscow, and Silicon Valley, which officially opened yesterday. These new data centers will primarily serve cross-...
CarPal team. Image credit: CarPal. Ecommerce is a tidal wave that’s supposedly responsible for the current retail doldrum and empty shopping malls. Singapore-headquartered startup CarPal, however, wants to help businesses large and small tap the rise of online shopping – and perhaps stand up to the likes of Amazon and Alibaba. The startup has announced raising a US$2.75 million round led by undisclosed private equity investors. Existing backer RB Investments has doubled down. CarPal ...
A shoe store in Quebec installs energy efficient lighting, adds insulation in the attic and switches to paper from plastic bags. A truck repair shop in Ontario makes sure to recycle all its metal and paper products, implements an energy-reduction strategy and purchases new fuel-efficient delivery vehicles. And a hair salon in British Columbia enlists the help of a service called Green Circle Salons to recycle everything down to the hair that gets cut off their customer’s heads. This is just a ...
Infor, the privately held business software company backed by $2.5 billion from Koch Industries, is acquiring business intelligence specialist Birst. Terms of the deal, announced Tuesday, were not disclosed, although sources put the price at about $100 million. Business intelligence, or BI, is a blanket term for technology that helps companies organize and query their data to help them improve operations and make more money. This is a hot area since so many companies are awash in data from their...
Business travelers are stressed out about world events affecting them when traveling. Travelers wait in a security line at Chicago O'Hare International Airport in January 2016. Teresa Crawford / Associated PressSkift Take: At the same time that many companies are implementing more traveler-friendly policies in order to make life better for their business travelers, fear and anxiety caused by politics and safety issues may be undercutting those gains. — Andrew SheivachmanEvents over the last s...
Image credit: oneinchpunch / 123rf This is the third premium article in this series on ecommerce and the role of payments. Payments are about more than just accepting PayPal and credit. Increasingly, payments are viewed as a key part of the customer’s experience. In this article, we’ll discuss why payments matter to everyone in the business and how teams can collaborate. “Payments are the heart of ecommerce,” says Tyson Hackwood, head of APAC at Braintree. Read about ...
The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America's startup scene contribute answers to timely questions about entrepreneurship and careers. Today's answer to the question, "What are the benefits of being your own boss?" is written by Brian Smith, co-founder of Winc. Being your own boss is both a blessing and a curse: You have total control of your future and achievements, but are ultimately responsible for all of the issues, cha...
The video of physician David Dao being dragged down the aisle of a United Airlines plane, along with recent scandals engulfing Fox News, Wells Fargo, Volkswagen, Theranos, and other firms, highlight the importance of teaching business ethics and law effectively. We've heard this story before. After the 2007-08 financial crisis, the finance world was forced to confront why so many of its own had sold out borrowers, investors, and the general public for personal gain. Yet despite the widespread an...