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Elite social media: where the internet’s 1 percent hangs out

The social network Best of All Worlds is five years old (ancient by Silicon Valley standards) and has just a tiny fraction of the users its contemporaries like Facebook and Twitter have. But Best of All Worlds isn’t failing. In fact, the social network’s founder doesn’t really want any more members. Best of All Worlds (or BOAW, as its members ... Read More »

What education policies should the parties put in their election manifestos

Ross Sargent, parent and governor, early years centre, Cambridgeshire All the evidence suggests the more funding the better at the early years stages, and that represents the greatest return on investment. So the first thing has to be a promise not to cut in early years. I would love to see the people who are genuinely experts in education in ... Read More »

Chinese Internet Leaders Will Shake the World

A decade ago, Chinese internet companies were still marginal internationally. Today, they are world-class industry innovators. In the internet economy, the leadership is shifting from the advanced West to the emerging East. geralt / Pixabay Today, China’s leading internet companies rival their counterparts in the West in terms of scale, value and innovation. Yet, their impact outside of China is ... Read More »

Trash talk: Why you shouldn’t throw your gadgets in the garbage

Black smoke rises from a pile of burning metal wire, releasing a strong, sharp and chemical smell that makes one’s eyes water. former landfill in Manila that officially closed down two decades ago. But the looming mountain of trash has remained an attractive source of livelihood among scavengers who sell the scrap metal exposed by the slow-burning fire for almost ... Read More »

Alt finance takes the unicorn lead

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence “Fintech Briefing” subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Billion-dollar valuations are broadly considered to be an important marker of a young company’s viability, and a key indicator of potential future returns for investors. However, in many geographies, VC investment in fintech has been slowing recently, and such valuations ... Read More »

British retailers lead the way in mobile e-commerce

Whilst retailers seem to recognise the importance of e-commerce they’ve been slower to switch to the new technology than their customers. The sample reveals that 62 per cent of retailers have an online shop. Clothes and shoe shops are the pioneers, whilst DIY retailers barely make use of e-commerce at all. Compared to Belgium, France, Britain and Germany, the Netherlands ... Read More »

Cyware: What Is the Role of Cyber Situational Awareness

In modern dialect, the phrase Cyber Swan refers to a cyber event that happens suddenly and leaves a major impact. When it comes to cybersecurity, organizations as well as individuals must give a special preference to black swan theory. As the technology, volume and operation in cyberspace grow, so do the threats. It is not like cyber attacks and data ... Read More »

Drone photography takes the real estate business to new heights

The best real estate agents know that presentation is key in attracting serious buyers. And the bigger the property, the more ambitious the marketing plan needs to be. Today’s savvy buyers do their research online before they even pick up the phone to call an agent. Any agent working to sell a luxury property makes significant upfront investments in professional ... Read More »

Explore the options to refurbish your home space floors

Flooring types and style gradually earned its place in the modern interior design. It is a perfect solution for an original flooring industrial style. Discover the new ideas of different flooring options for your living room, kitchen, bathroom or bedroom. Concrete Flooring The stained concrete floor is a real fascinating trend in the design of kitchen and bathroom. It is ... Read More »

Why Hidden ‘Darknets’ Are More Resilient to Attacks Than the Internet

Darknets — the often seamy counterparts of the internet that are accessible only through special programs that help to ensure privacy and anonymity — may be far more resilient to attack than the internet, a new study finds. Darknets are computer networks of hidden services. The most popular darknet, and the one that most people think of, is the Tor ... Read More »