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Year-Ender: Five education themes that trended in 2016

Given India’s young demographic and their linguistic characteristics, bilingual learning material is probably more relevant than ever before.The year 2016 was a vibrant one for the education sector. Several new developments took place and a gamut of themes and issues gathered pace to further transform the education landscape for the better. The two biggest beneficiaries of these changes have been ... Read More »

Decoding The ‘New Normal’ Of 2016: Social Media, Empathy And Warfare

GETTY IMAGES As the year comes to a close, there are very few things worth celebrating as far as global politics go. This was the year where some very strange things became the “norm”, in part thanks to the very short attention span of the public living in an era of hyper-information fuelled by broadband internet and mobile devices, along ... Read More »

SOCIAL MEDIA STATISTICS 2016

We’ve collected these social media statistics for small businesses from a variety of sources. Last updated: November 20, 2016 GENERAL SOCIAL MEDIA STATISTICS 2016 97 percent of online adults aged 16-64 say they have visited or used a social network within the last month. Internet users have average of 7 social accounts, up from 3 in 2012. More than half ... Read More »

Amazon Kindle (2016) Review

HIGHLIGHTS This is Amazon’s cheapest ebook reader Amazon Kindle has a decent display The device lacks a front light Amazon’s iron grip on the ebook reader market is not going to loosen anytime soon. Products such as the Kindle Oasis ensure that the company caters to the premium niche, while the Kindle Paperwhite serves most other customers just fine. Even ... Read More »

The Best Kickstarter Projects of December 2016

The Best Kickstarter Projects of December 2016 HIGHLIGHTS KickStarter helps fund innovative ideas before they become products Some memorable companies have been born out of crowdfunding This month’s picks include a lot of mobile accessories For most of us, Kickstarter is both a place of hope and despair. We say that because many projects on the crowdsourced funding platform never ... Read More »

Opportunity Fund Targets Minority Businesses, Loans More Than $60 Million in 2016

Small businesses in California that can’t access capital through traditional lenders have another option. Opportunity Fund is an organization that provides microloans to small businesses. Since it was founded in 1994, the organization has loaned more than $164 million to more than 5,500 businesses. And in its 2016 fiscal year, Opportunity Fund provided over $60 million in loans, with a ... Read More »

4 Innovative Wearable HealthCare Tech Companies to Watch in 2016

Imagine this: your aging father just had a heart attack, and since you live clear across the country, you’re worried about how he’s going to cope on his own. Wouldn’t it be great if your father’s medical team could remotely monitor his cardiac symptoms using a device similar to a FitBit? Should anything be amiss with your father’s heart, his ... Read More »

4 Innovative Wearable HealthCare Tech Companies to Watch in 2016

Imagine this: your aging father just had a heart attack, and since you live clear across the country, you’re worried about how he’s going to cope on his own. Wouldn’t it be great if your father’s medical team could remotely monitor his cardiac symptoms using a device similar to a FitBit? Should anything be amiss with your father’s heart, his ... Read More »

SOCIAL MEDIA STATISTICS 2016

We’ve collected these social media statistics for small businesses from a variety of sources. Last updated: November 20, 2016 GENERAL SOCIAL MEDIA STATISTICS 2016 97 percent of online adults aged 16-64 say they have visited or used a social network within the last month. Internet users have average of 7 social accounts, up from 3 in 2012. More than half ... Read More »

2016 Is the Year Small Businesses Must Develop Mobile Apps

Apps are no longer considered merely a “branding exercise” for small businesses. Business owners are becoming wise to the marketing power a well-designed, intuitive app can bring. From simplifying online purchases to providing easy-to-access information, the benefits are undeniable which is why small businesses must develop mobile apps to stay competitive. Why Small Businesses Must Develop Mobile Apps In previous years, ... Read More »