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“Report: Everlywell could become an Austin unicorn - Austin Business Journal” plus 1 more

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“Report: Everlywell could become an Austin unicorn - Austin Business Journal” plus 1 more Report: Everlywell could become an Austin unicorn - Austin Business Journal Posted: 12 Oct 2020 12:00 AM PDT [unable to retrieve full-text content] Report: Everlywell could become an Austin unicorn    Austin Business Journal Apple Buys Self-Learning AI Video Company to Improve Apps - BloombergQuint Posted: 27 Oct 2020 12:54 PM PDT Bloomberg Bloomberg | Quint is a multiplatform, Indian business and financial news company. We combine Bloomberg's global leadership in business and financial news and data, with Quintillion Media's deep expertise in the Indian market and digital news delivery, to provide high quality business news, insights and trends for India's sophisticated audiences. Customer Support Americas +1 212 318 2000 Europe, Middle East, & Africa +44 20 7330 7500 Asia Pacific +65 6212 1000

First face-to-face forum between Gulf and Israeli women is a hit - Ynetnews

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First face-to-face forum between Gulf and Israeli women is a hit - Ynetnews First face-to-face forum between Gulf and Israeli women is a hit - Ynetnews Posted: 30 Oct 2020 11:08 PM PDT The newly established Gulf-Israel Women's Forum has kicked off, with participation by the first female Emirati life coach; a deputy mayor of Jerusalem; a Hebrew-literate Emirati who is co-authoring a kosher cookbook; and a professor of international relations at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. The forum can be traced back to Fleur Hassan-Nahoum. Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Fleur Hassan-Nahoum ( Photo: Courtesy ) Hassan-Nahoum wears many hats. She is the deputy mayor of Jerusalem holding the foreign affairs portfolio and a strong vocal initiator who, among her achievements, co-founded, with Israeli businessman and entrepreneur Dorian Barak, the UAE-Israel Business Council. That online platform was set up in June. Today,

Coronavirus: How the world of work may change forever - BBC News

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Coronavirus: How the world of work may change forever - BBC News Coronavirus: How the world of work may change forever - BBC News Posted: 23 Oct 2020 12:00 AM PDT Indranil Roy: Executive Director, Human Capital practice, Deloitte Consulting How can companies become 'virtual first'? More than half of the global workforce is working remotely and as the pandemic continues to threaten health, we are looking at a prolonged period of hybrid working – from home and office in different proportions. Some lessons learned: we can accomplish most tasks remotely without significant drop in productivity or quality. Most employees appreciate flexibility, especially those with long commute times. Over time, however, face-to-face interaction is required to facilitate collaboration, build relationships, solve complex challenges and generate ideas. Continuous remote work extends the work day, diffuses work-life boundaries and reduces mental wellbeing

Parallel18, Puerto Rico’s government-backed accelerator, provides funding for 39 startups impacted by COVID-19 - The Sociable

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Parallel18, Puerto Rico’s government-backed accelerator, provides funding for 39 startups impacted by COVID-19 - The Sociable Parallel18, Puerto Rico’s government-backed accelerator, provides funding for 39 startups impacted by COVID-19 - The Sociable Posted: 30 Oct 2020 12:48 PM PDT The economic reverberations of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus are still not yet fully understood. The OECD in September estimated that global GDP would shrink by 4.5 per cent for the year, and experts are predicting only a moderate rebound in the economy next year. For the territory of Puerto Rico, the coronavirus marks the fifth dire emergency for the island in three years , having previously weathered Hurricane Maria, earthquakes, government bankruptcy and political upheaval that led thousands of Puerto Ricans into the streets in protest.  In an effort to support startups impacted by the economic crisis, tech accelerator Parallel18 (P18) and it

‘Thank God we have that’: Wattpad author says writing gig became coronavirus emergency fund - Global News

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‘Thank God we have that’: Wattpad author says writing gig became coronavirus emergency fund - Global News ‘Thank God we have that’: Wattpad author says writing gig became coronavirus emergency fund - Global News Posted: 31 Oct 2020 04:00 AM PDT When Caroline   Richards on's husband was temporarily laid off in the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, money became a concern. The family of four was down to one income and the bills kept coming. There was the mortgage, car payments and two kids who wouldn't stop growing and needing new clothes just because the economy was going through a rough patch, she recalls. Read more: When did you last work? 1.3M jobless Canadians have passed critical 6-month mark Luckily, though, Richardson's long-time hobby came to the rescue. Government employee by day, Richardson is a writer of — in her own words — "mature, steamy romantic stories with a happy ending" in her free time. It

The 100X Club: Software Startup Valuations Skyrocket Despite Small Revenue - The Information

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The 100X Club: Software Startup Valuations Skyrocket Despite Small Revenue - The Information The 100X Club: Software Startup Valuations Skyrocket Despite Small Revenue - The Information Posted: 30 Oct 2020 06:01 AM PDT When San Francisco–based Retool raised new funding this month, investors valued the maker of software development tools at just below $1 billion, or 100 times its annualized revenue of roughly $10 million. This price, essentially a bet that the three-year-old firm's growth has just begun, is becoming the new standard for financing hot Silicon Valley startups. Retool is one of several fast-growing software businesses, including note-taking app Notion, business software company Postman, and video communications tool Loom, to command large valuation multiples in recent months, according to people familiar with the companies. These transactions reflect investor optimism about demand for cloud-based software, which has spiked

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