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Brian Acton: WhatsApp Cofounder Leaving Company

Brian Acton: WhatsApp Cofounder Leaving Company

Business, What's Hot
Brian Acton, the cofounder of the famous WhatsApp is gearing up to leave the company soon according to VentureBeat. Acton made his intentions clear in a Facebook post Tuesday evening. Brian said is in the process of transitioning his responsibilities to other engineers at the company and will officially leave in November and set off for a new path. “I’ve decided to start a nonprofit focused at the intersection of nonprofit, technology, and communications,” Acton wrote. “It’s something I’ve thought about for a while, and now it’s time to just focus and execute. I’ll have more to share in the coming months.” Also read: What China Banning Petrol & Diesel Cars Means For Uganda This came as shock for some when Acton decided it was time he moved on to something new. In 2009, Acton
Trump Pardons Joe Arpaio, a former Arizona Sheriff

Trump Pardons Joe Arpaio, a former Arizona Sheriff

Business, Politics
President Trump on Friday pardoned former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio — a move that keeps one of his staunchest political allies out of jail and will likely cheer his conservative base, which supports both men’s hard-line views on illegal immigration. The unusual pardon — coming less than a month after Arpaio was convicted, and before his planned October sentencing — will further anger the president’s critics and is likely to worsen the president’s already tense relationship with the judicial branch, which he has repeatedly criticized. A pardon is perhaps the only way to make Arpaio — a longtime county sheriff who gained national fame and notoriety for his aggressive pursuit of undocumented immigrants — a more polarizing figure than he already is. Also read: North Korea Launches Thre
Uber to donate $1.2 million to Girls Who Code

Uber to donate $1.2 million to Girls Who Code

Business, Science & Tech, What's Hot
Uber is taking a step further in the fight against gender discrimination and has announced a partnership with Girls Who Code, a not-for-profit organization. Uber’s arrangement with Girls Who Code will involve a three-year agreement where it will give $1.2 million to help the nonprofit grow hundreds of after school and immersion programs across the U.S according to Komal Mangtani, Uber’s senior director of engineering. The move comes as Uber cofounder and former CEO Travis Kalanick prepares to head to court to face a fraud lawsuit from the company’s investor, Benchmark Capital. The suit accuses Kalanick of concealing a range of misdeeds from the board while pushing to retain power at the company. Also read: How to Stop Your Business from Failing Kalanick was forced out of the comp
Databricks Raises $140 Million for AI Enterprise

Databricks Raises $140 Million for AI Enterprise

Business, Science & Tech, What's Hot
Databricks, which provides software to help fuse big data and artificial intelligence, announced Tuesday that it has secured an additional $140 million in funding in a round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from New Enterprise Associates (NEA). New investors include Battery Ventures, Future Fund Investment, A.Capital Partners, Geodesic Capital, and Green Bay Ventures. “Only one percent of the companies are really successful when it comes to processing and analyzing big data with AI,” said Databricks cofounder and CEO Ali Ghodsi, in an interview with VentureBeat. “But what about the other 99 percent who don’t have the expertise Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Twitter, and others have?” Other news: YouTube Is Now Offering Breaking News Ghodsi and his team launched the Apa
How to Stop Your Business from Failing

How to Stop Your Business from Failing

Business
Most business owners start their journey with hopes of making it big and living the life but at times reality gives you the foot. Life comes with its challenges and some manage to stick out through the hardships, while others have succumbed to the pressure and lost their businesses. Maintaining a business is not easy, but here are some tips  on how to cope with the stress and maintain a balanced personal life. Interesting read: How Can a Failed Entrepreneur Survive with No Money Staying focused while building your dream business Our brains are capable of handling stress but, they have their limits. The key is to develop goals and strategies to help you cope with the hurdles life throws at you. These simple five key practices can help you keep afloat even in the most challenging
How Can a Failed Entrepreneur Survive with No Money

How Can a Failed Entrepreneur Survive with No Money

Business
Maybe you’re a failed entrepreneur or unemployed and you don’t have many friends or investors and you’re asking yourself, “How can I survive without money?” I’m writing to tell you that you’re not alone, there are many out there in the world that have also made losses or have just failed to make it and are broke. Don’t worry you’re in luck, you can still get back on your feet as I will quote the words Nick Malik said to a similar question in Quora, “Get a job, save some money, make friends, and look for opportunities to start over.  This time, with the lessons learned to make you better.” Borrowing from experience and Leonard Kim on the same question on Quora, don’t beat yourself up when you lose everything you owned. Accept it and start re-grouping. The most important wise move would
Spotify Moving Onto Google Cloud Is A Big

Spotify Moving Onto Google Cloud Is A Big

Breaking News, Business
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Twelve new lenses you won’t be able to live without

Twelve new lenses you won’t be able to live without

Business
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How The Philippines Got Asia’s Worst Internet Service

How The Philippines Got Asia’s Worst Internet Service

Business
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