Facebook announced a “Community Boost,” (link) program to help US small businesses grow and to equip more people with the digital skills they need to compete in the new economy. Facebook Community Boost will visit 30 US cities in 2018, including Houston, St. Louis, Albuquerque, Des Moines and Greenville, South […]

Facebook to launch Digital Training, Startup Training Hubs


It has been a little over a year since the Indian government dramatically Demonetized a couple of high-value currency notes. This large-scale economic experiment still generates a lot of press. Analysts, economists and the media spent endless hours analyzing this move, reviewing the pro-and-cons. At the time, many also predicted […]

A year after the great Indian Demonetization: how are digital ...


Millions of clients and freelancers are converging on online task sites like Upwork (previously oDesk),  Toptal, Elance, Craigslist, Guru, TaskRabbit, Fivrr and other portals. With greater awareness of the portals, there is also increasing competition from bidders and freelancers seeking work. Even the popular professional social media site Linkedin has […]

5 Tips for freelancers to succeed on bidding on Tasks



This week we feature Io-Tahoe LLC, a startup pioneering machine learning-driven smart data discovery solutions that span data lakes and relational databases. Io-Tahoe is a smart data discovery product which enables organizations to discover data in lakes and relational data instances, helping enterprises trace data elements across their systems in […]

Startup of the week: machine learning-driven startup Io-Tahoe


Startup News roundup for Week ending 19th November News you can use LinkedIn Startups: The 50 industry disruptors you need to know now – Daniel Roth, Editor in Chief of LinkedIn recently published a review of some of the most iconic ‘startups’ of our time (link). He introduces the topic […]

Digital Startup news roundup – Week ending 19th November


We sometimes review stories of failed startups. Now comes news of TechShop,  a chain of membership-based, open-access, do-it-yourself (DIY) workshops and fabrication studios shutting down. TechShop Trusteed posted on their blog: “As of Nov 15th, 2017, TechShop is closed.This document serves as a brief company history.” CEO Dan Woods added: […]

TechShop DIY Incubators shut shop



Analysts at consulting firm Gartner recently released “Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018” that makes for an interesting read. The list includes the following trends: Trend No. 1: AI Foundation – The ability to use AI to enhance decision making, reinvent business models and ecosystems, and remake the customer […]

Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018


Startup News roundup for Week ending 13th November News you can use New Report: Smart Cities will thrive with National Policy Support – New technologies have created the opportunity to build smart cities capable of collecting and analyzing vast quantities of data to automate processes, improve service quality, and make […]

Digital Startup news roundup – Week ending 13th November


Daniel Roth, Editor in Chief of LinkedIn recently published a review of some of the most iconic ‘startups’ of our time (link). He introduces the topic stating “Some of the most fascinating businesses today are startups. Sensing a chance to transform (or take over) a market, founders are channeling their […]

LinkedIn Startups: The 50 industry disruptors you need to know ...



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WASHINGTON—New technologies have created the opportunity to build smart cities capable of collecting and analyzing vast quantities of data to automate processes, improve service quality, and make better decisions. With most of the world’s population now living in urban areas, these transformations stand to significantly improve many people’s quality of […]

New Report: Smart Cities will thrive with National Policy Support