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Panasonic Eluga Tapp With Reliance Jio Support, Android for Work, Fingerprint Scanner Launched at Rs. 8,990

Panasonic Eluga Tapp With Reliance Jio Support, Android for Work, Fingerprint Scanner Launched at Rs. 8,990 HIGHLIGHTS Android for Work lets you have separate work and home profiles The smartphone comes with 4G VoLTE support It sports a full-HD display and runs Android 6.0 After the P77, Panasonic has now launched the Eluga Tapp smartphone in India. The Panasonic Eluga ... Read More »

PayPal Founder Raises $100 Million for New Payments Startup ‘Affirm’

  Affirm, a startup led by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, said Thursday it secured $100 million (roughly Rs. 667 crores) in financing to expand its consumer lending business that aims to disrupt the credit card industry. The financial tech company said it had obtained the line of credit from investment bank Morgan Stanley. That brings Affirm’s financing to over $400 million ... Read More »

Google to Build a ‘Primary’ Mobile Index for Search Results in the Next Few Months

Google to Build a ‘Primary’ Mobile Index for Search Results in the Next Few Months HIGHLIGHTS Garry Illyes said that the mobile index should arrive in a few months The new mobile index will be updated more often than desktop It will be considered as the primary index by Google Google is going to create a new mobile index for ... Read More »

Facebook Bug Bounty Program Awards Indians the Most for Finding Flaws

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook distributed a total of $611,471 to 149 researchers in H1 2016 Indians received the biggest share of the bounty in the period Facebook received 9,000 security reports in first six months of 2016 Indians remain the biggest beneficiaries in Facebook’s Bug Bounty program, the company’s initiative to allow security researchers to find flaws on its platform. Joey Tyson, ... Read More »

Facebook Launches New Marketplace for Buyers and Sellers (Watch)

Facebook is launching a new marketplace tool to help people buy and sell items directly on Facebook’s mobile apps. The feature doesn’t provide assistance with things like payments or deliveries. So it’s not a full-featured eCommerce platform. But it does provide an interesting opportunity for product buyers and sellers. Since Facebook is already such a popular platform for consumers, it ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Lite Takes Up Less Phone Space for Tech Challenged Areas

Small businesses and others seeking a better way to communicate with customers or partners in tech challenged areas should rejoice. Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has launched lighter version of its Android Messenger app. The new bare-bones Messenger app is designed for people in areas with slow internet connections as well as for older phones with less powerful processors and less memory. Introducing ... Read More »

LinkedIn ProFinder Offers New Freelance Marketplace for the Gig Economy

ProFinder is a new professional services marketplace that LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) is piloting across the U.S. It is a “freelancer for hire” site similar to Fiverr, Flexjobs or Upwork, designed to help businesses find local freelance talent. How LinkedIn ProFinder Works To request a service, the business owner or manager goes to the ProFinder website and answers the “What service do you ... Read More »

50 Small Business Ideas for People Who GET Social Media

Social media is an essential tool for many different businesses. But for some, knowledge of social media is an absolutely integral part of running a business. If you really GET social media, here are some potential small business ideas you can use to build a business around your social media expertise. Social Media Business Ideas Social Media Consultant Use your ... Read More »

Xero and Wells Fargo Unlock Financial Web for Business

Cloud-based accounting software platform provider Xero (NZE:XRO) and banking behemoth Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) just did their small business customers a huge favor. The two recently announced (PDF) in a press release the formation of a strategic relationship built around an API (application programming interface) that connects Xero’s accounting software with Wells Fargo’s servers to create a secure shared data ... Read More »

Looking for Funding? Here are Some Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

The number of women-owned businesses has risen dramatically in recent years, a healthy sign for those who value greater diversity in the nation’s economy. Between 2002 and 2012, the number of women-owned firms increased at a rate 2½ times the national average (52 percent vs. 20 percent) and employment at women-owned firms grew at a rate 4½ times that of ... Read More »