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Giving Back Is How Your Startup Changes the World

Selfless or selfish? Corporate responsibility, strategic philanthropy or social responsibility: the role of business in society has many names. Regardless of the label, the idea is centered around creating a shared value between the business and for society. Many businesses, large and small, are assessing their impact on society and evaluating their …

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Mexico: Uber challenges ban on cash payments

Uber said on Monday that it had appealed regulations that have barred it from accepting cash fares in the Mexican state of Puebla, in a new challenge to clampdowns on the ride-hailing service in Latin America. Uber stopped accepting cash payments in the Mexico City-adjacent state on Friday, responding to …

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Apple confirms acquiring Shazam for reported $400m

Apple has confirmed acquiring Shazam, a London-based app that allows smartphone users to identify music, for a reported $400m. Apple which revolutionised music with the introduction of the the iPod and iPhone, said Shazam was a natural fit for its Apple Music streaming service. “We are thrilled that Shazam and …

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Uber fights for its London survival in court

Uber will defend its right to operate in London in a court hearing on Monday after the app was deemed unfit to run a taxi service and stripped of its license in its most important European markets. Regulator Transport for London (TfL) shocked the Silicon Valley firm by rejecting its …

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9 Ways to Market Your Small Business During the Holidays

It’s holiday season! And by “season” I mean months of costumes and celebrations and eating … lots and lots of eating. Many of the big holidays are already behind us, like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. However, Christmas, Chanukah, and New Year’s Eve are still ahead of us. …

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Boss finds sacked man stood in his house with a knife – but what he did next is incredible.

A business manager bravely disarmed a knife-wielding ex-employee who was ransacking his home in revenge for being fired. John Blanchard stole boss Oliver Jones-Lee’s keys from his car in September after being sacked from his job at a waste management firm. When Mr Jones-Lee, 20, noticed the theft, he rushed to …

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