Ecosystems

Why Are Tech Companies like Meta and Amazon Laying off Employees

Why Are Tech Companies like Meta and Amazon Laying off Employees?

It has not been an easy year for those in the tech industry, witnessing massive layoffs and hiring freezes. For those on the sidelines, the tech bust has been eye-opening, and we understand that even though tech may be the future of the world, it might not be so for employment, as has been validated by CEOs.

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What Happened to Countries That Made Their Own Digital Currencies?

What Happened to Countries That Made Their Own Digital Currencies?

Over the past couple of years, cryptocurrencies have become a mainstay in financial discussions. As of this year, there are 15,174 businesses worldwide that accept Bitcoin as a means of payment. This rise in the popularity of crypto has encouraged governments to open up to crypto, with El Salvador declaring Bitcoin as a legal tender and Ukraine legalizing cryptocurrency in 2021.

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5 HR Tech Startups That Help Simplify Workplace Management

5 HR Tech Startups That Help Simplify Workplace Management

A lot has changed about how we work in the past couple of years. According to LinkedIn, 95 job applications are submitted every minute on their platform. Each company’s human resource (HR) department clearly has a lot of work cut out for them when it comes to finding suitable candidates. Besides culling out prospective candidates, HR departments have a lot of other responsibilities, such as monitoring employee performance and maintaining workplace culture.

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What Are “Date Me” Google Docs?

What Are “Date Me” Google Docs?

Online dating can be really hard. You can spend hours scrolling through matches and end up nowhere closer to finding a partner. The exercise of going on one date after another only to see the chemistry fizzle out each and every time can be extremely exhausting. According to a survey by the online dating research platform The Single’s Report, 78.37% of Americans aged 18-54 experience emotional fatigue or burnout when online dating.

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Why It Is High Time for Inclusive Makeup

The Shade Range Game: Why It Is High Time for Inclusive Makeup

Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) make up the vast majority of today’s global population. Yet, when you walk into a makeup store, you see 50 shades of beige catering to a smaller percentage of makeup users with lighter skin tones, and there are only very few or no selections for darker complexions.

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What Is the Purpose of the Metaverse Standards Forum

What Is the Purpose of the Metaverse Standards Forum?

On June 22, the non-profit standards organization the Khronos Group announced the formation of a collaborative body called the Metaverse Standard Forum (MSF). Many major metaverse players, like Meta, Microsoft, Epic Games, Adobe and Nvidia, have come together to join the Khronos Group as founding members of the MSF.

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6 Skills You Need for Effective Networking

6 Skills You Need for Effective Networking

The ability to network efficiently and create meaningful connections is necessary for success in entrepreneurship and life. From meeting new investors willing to bet on you or hiring the best employees, networking is the foundation of building your community and seeking new knowledge and opportunities. However, it does not come easily to many people, as putting yourself out in the world may feel like stepping out of one’s comfort zone.

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A Breakdown of The US$570 Million Binance Ecosystem Hack

A Breakdown of The US$570 Million Binance Ecosystem Hack

The global cryptocurrency market has been struggling with hacks for almost its entire existence. One of the most recent attacks to have shaken up the crypto market is a hack on the Binance ecosystem. On October 7, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, reported that its blockchain (BNB Smart Chain) had been attacked.

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4 Reasons Why Good Employees Quit

4 Reasons Why Good Employees Quit

You’ve just hired a new employee. They’re great, intelligent, driven and excited to be a part of your company. You’re thrilled to have them on board. However, a few months later, they hand in their notice and quit. It’s a frustrating and not uncommon situation—30% of job seekers have left a job within the first three months.

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Is TikTok Good for Musicians or Is It Hurting the Music Industry?

Is TikTok Good for Musicians or Is It Hurting the Music Industry?

Just about every single thing that is “trending” these days finds its origins on TikTok in one way or another. That song you have been listening to on loop for the past week? Millions of people are dancing to the same song on TikTok. The necklace you see everyone wearing and the books your favorite influencers are reading are also likely TikTok’s doing.

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Navigate the Changing Startup Landscape with Cyberport Venture Capital Forum 2022

Navigate the Changing Startup Landscape with Cyberport Venture Capital Forum 2022

The past couple of years have been extremely difficult for the global startup ecosystem. According to U.S.-based financial services company Moody Analytics, global economic growth estimates have fallen to 2.7% as of September this year, compared to 4.2% in January. Not only has the world undergone a tremendous transformation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Maximalist Fashion Trend Where Did It Come From and Where Is It Going

The Maximalist Fashion Trend: Where Did It Come From and Where Is It Going?

If you Google “maximalist fashion”, you will be swamped with dressing guides dedicated to this “the more, the better” trend published by leading fashion magazines in 2022. Rapidly gaining popularity in the last couple of years, maximalist styles are breaking out of the runway of an Haute Couture fashion show, a red carpet event or a K-pop performance to conquer streets in high fashion neighborhoods.

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3 Innovations for a Cleaner Environment You Never Heard Of

3 Innovations for a Cleaner Environment You Never Heard Of

Innovation in clean energy, sustainable infrastructure and eco-friendly solutions to environmental hazards are the need of the hour. The burden on the world’s natural recourses is immense, and it is high time we focus on renewability and diversification. While we are only scratching the tip of the iceberg, here are three innovations working to create an environment-friendly future.

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Amazon vs Flipkart Who Will Win Festival Sale War in India

Amazon vs. Flipkart: Who Will Win the Big Festival Sale War in India?

Amazon India and Flipkart, the two biggest ecommerce giants in India, have always been in a neck-to-neck competition for supremacy in the country. There is no better occasion to showcase their strength and take advantage of people’s shopping mood than during the Indian festive season, which begins in late September featuring various festivals, like Durga Pooja, Dussehra and Diwali.

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6 Lessons All Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos

6 Lessons All Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos

Whether you love or hate him, there’s no denying that Jeff Bezos is one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our generation. Bezos, the founder of Amazon, has built a business empire encompassing everything from ecommerce and cloud computing to artificial intelligence (AI). What can we learn from Bezos, one of the world’s wealthiest men with a net worth of US$151 billion? Here are six key lessons that all entrepreneurs can learn from the billionaire:

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9 Signs of a Toxic Workplace

9 Signs of a Toxic Workplace

Workplace trends like “hustle culture” and “quiet quitting” are shining the light on unhealthy, toxic work environments and their effects on employees. Hustle culture is when you feel like you have to work yourself to the bone and do way more than others all the time; quiet quitting, a counteragent to hustle culture, is about doing the bare minimum at your job instead of going above and beyond for an exploitative employer.

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