Indonesian president quotes 'Game of Thrones' in speech on world economy

The words of House Stark on Game of Thrones are a dire warning about never getting too comfortable, because things can always get worse – and they probably will. “Winter is coming” has been adapted by many GoT fans as a way to warn others about future scenarios with harmful …

Plastiq raises $27M at 2X+ value to let you pay for anything on credit

“I wasn’t asking to pay in Bitcoin!” Plastiq CEO and co-founder Eliot Buchanan recalls with a laugh. “I went to pay part of my tuition at Harvard and I was told that they didn’t (and never would) accept credit card. It was inconvenient and seemed odd. Credit cards had been …

Portal and Portal+ speakers give Facebook a permanent place in your home

Facebook has a new plan to make itself an even more integral part of your life. The company just revealed its pair of smart speakers: the $199 Portal and $349 Portal+, Facebook’s boldest move yet to move off your phone and into your home.  SEE ALSO: Facebook created AI to …

Millennial headlines, eternal workplace truths, the pathologisation of sitting and some other stuff

The New York Times asked an interesting question this week. “Why Are Young People Pretending to Love Work?” it demanded, begging the immediate response ‘for the same reason everybody else does’. If only that pat, facetious response were enough to satisfy the actual questions concealed by the typically misleading headline. …

3 tips to give your online store a Valentine’s Day website makeover

When holidays roll around, it’s a great idea to decorate your shop to suit. It makes your online store feel festive and fresh and gets people in the holiday mood. If you’re prepping for February 14, this is the ideal time for a Valentine’s Day website makeover. It’s especially easy …

5 international business practices to adopt in America

The world is a big place breeding infinite cultures and ways of life. This leads to different business customs in and out of the office. Business etiquette varies across borders. What seems normal in one country might seem crazy in another. However, there are some international business practices that American …

Facebook removes hundreds of accounts linked to fake news group in Indonesia

Facebook said today it has removed hundreds of Facebook and Instagram counts with links to an organization that peddled fake news. The world’s fourth largest country with a population of over 260 million, Indonesia is in election year alongside Southeast Asia neighbors Thailand and the Philippines. Facebook said this week it …

Nintendo to open its first official store located in Japan

Fourteen years after unveiling its first location in New York, Nintendo is finally opening an official store in Japan, too. Nintendo Tokyo will be located in Shibuya Parco, the new flagship of the Parco department store chain. Nintendo Tokyo is scheduled to open at the same time as the shopping center …