At the conference, Facebook also mentioned about introducing new ways to push businesses on Messenger. The company has created ‘appointment experience’ wherein users can book appointments with car dealers, cleaning services, etc, within the Messenger app. … [Read more...] about WhatsApp to soon get ‘shopping’ features to promote businesses: Facebook
Moreover, our results suggest that Silicon Valley’s “fail fast” mantra is prescriptive and diagnostic. If you’re not failing faster over time, you may be stuck in the stagnation region, making misguided improvements or none at all. We found stagnation-group members worked more, not less than their successful counterparts—aiming their efforts at the wrong areas. VCs evaluating tech startups’ potential or government security agencies monitoring terrorist-group threats should also heed this insight. Groups making fast, strategic changes are more likely to have a breakthrough. … [Read more...] about Science reveals the tipping point between success and failure
“We know that we’re finding incredibly talented people. But, on top of that, does our 8-week boot camp work? Can you actually go from an idea to a screenplay that is ready to go to market and sell in eight weeks? Yes, we’ve proven that,” Mitchell says. “We hope the app will grow and become a real platform, sort of like a LinkedIn for the global media market, that will be able to create those connections between people and hopefully lead to quicker outcomes of projects being actualized.” … [Read more...] about This Y Combinator for Hollywood wants to discover the next Lena Waithe
"Amazon's job creation commitment and investment in traders and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) complement this social inclusion and social mobility efforts by creating more opportunities for people in India to find employment, build skills, and expand entrepreneurship opportunities," the statement said. … [Read more...] about Will create 1 million jobs in India by 2025: Amazon
Ultimately, the thing that has always set American Girl apart from its competitors is its emphasis on historical storytelling. And perhaps returning to these roots will give the brand its best chance of standing out in a crowded market and reversing some of its losses. American Girl still releases historical characters, although they are a much smaller proportion of the business compared to the pre-Mattel days. Cygielman says American Girl is still fully committed to helping children process the joys and challenges of childhood much like Valerie Tripp did in the very first books she wrote for the series. And when American Girl does release a new historical doll, it invests a lot of research in the process, and tries to make her story relevant to the issues girls are currently facing. … [Read more...] about American Girl sales are plummeting. Can the iconic ’90s brand be saved?