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How to turn social media engagement into real sales

(Illustration by Sam Island) Pictures of organic onesies and teeny-tiny Chuck Taylors draw plenty of “likes” on Instagram, Alyssa Kerbel has found. But the CEO of Toronto-based clothing retailer Mini Mioche (2017 PROFIT 500: No. 92) notes the social media platform is useful for more than collecting adoration. When customers post their own pics featuring their cute kids wearing her brand, sales surge. ... Read More »

Goldman Sachs breaks down how Amazon can jump into health care

Shannon Stapleton | Reuters Jeff Bezos Amazon is speeding its efforts to crack the health care market, hiring a number of high-profile executives, testing Echo technology in top hospitals and creating a secret “1492” team dedicated to health-technology opportunities like telemedicine and electronic medical records. Goldman Sachs is now out with a 30-page report from five research analysts on Amazon’s likely ambitions in the ... Read More »

Venturing Into Education: Investment With A Learning Curve

I often hear the education investment market compared to the Wild, Wild West. That may come partly from the fact that education represents a whopping 9% of the US economy and its market cap is a scant .3%. Or it may come from the belief that education technology is growing so quickly that speculative investing is a pretty good call. But even ... Read More »

Blogging from Silicon Valley: Insights into an angel’s mindset

This article is part of a series on the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management Executive MBA annual class trip to the Silicon Valley. The recent trip was part of the EMBA curriculum on “Innovation and Entrepreneurship.” A business trip to San Francisco simply wouldn’t be complete without visiting Silicon Valley, the epicenter where big tech companies such as ... Read More »

IIT, MIT students and faculty join hands to convert Shantiniketan into a model heritage city

In order to convert Bolpur-Shantiniketan into a model sustainable heritage city, students and faculty members from the IIT-Kgp and MIT, on Friday came together at a brainstorming session. Those from IIT-Kgp were mainly research scholars and students pursuing masters in architecture and city planning. Shantiniketan to become a model heritage city RELATED STORIES Father of Indian Supercomputer Vijay Pandurang Bhatkar ... Read More »

Five arrested for hacking into ATMs and stealing $3.2 million

Law enforcement authorities from Europe and Asia have arrested five members of an international cybercriminal group that specialized in hacking into automated teller machine (ATMs). The investigation began in early 2016, according to Europol. Three suspects were arrested in Taiwan, one in Romania, and one in Belarus. Most of them had multiple citizenships and could travel easily between countries, the ... Read More »

Hands on: Dell’s superb XPS 13 laptop twists into a 2-in-1 convertible

Dell has just improved its already brilliant XPS 13—it will now be available as a 2-in-1, which means the device has the versatility to be a laptop or a tablet. I had the chance to play around with the device prior to CES. It has a clever design and wowed me with its sleek design and edge-to-edge screen, but it ... Read More »

Lenovo moves into the smart home market with an Amazon Alexa-powered speaker and a 6TB NAS box

Lenovo is dipping its toe into the smart home market with two new product announcements at CES: a new smart speaker that will be powered by Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service, and a wireless NAS box that that promises to help organize your digital photo library using onboard facial-recognition software. The Lenovo Smart Assistant ($130) looks like a mashup of an ... Read More »

Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung resigns, wants to get back into academics

The 65-year-old former bureaucrat will be going back to his “first love, which is academics”, said the press release issued by Jung’s office In picture, Former Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung (File Photo) RELATED STORIES Democratic decision making process cannot be threatened: IIT-Kharagpur Teacher booked under IPC section 323 and 341 for injuring student: Bihar NEET-UG in 6 additional languages ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge Nougat update moves into carrier testing

Looks like the Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, which is currently being beta tested by the South Korean company, will soon be rolled out to the general public. That’s because the update has moved into the carrier testing stage. Specifically, Vodafone Australia has updated their website to reflect that the update is under testing. While ... Read More »