Europe Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Hacked information that was leaked via Twitter included private data from German Chancellor Angela Merkel — seen here speaking in Germany's Bundestag last month. Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters hide caption toggle caption Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters Hacked information that was leaked via Twitter included private data from German Chancellor Angela Merkel — seen here speaking in Germany's Bundestag last month. Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters Hackers have published cellphone numbers, credit card data and private communications belonging to members of nearly every German political party, in a sweeping breach last month that reportedly also affected German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) is the only main party whose members were spared from the attack, according to RBB Inforadio, a Berlin-based public broadcaster that broke the story. In the days before Christmas, … [Read more...] about Hackers Attack Hundreds Of High-Profile German Politicians, Post Private Data Online
There’s a new trend online, and it’s making people money. But shoppers don’t even know what they’re purchasing.They’re called “Mystery Boxes” and the products are popular on sites like Etsy and eBay."We order stuff on Amazon all the time, but we know what we're getting, says Aurelia Seward, a seller on Etsy.“How much funner would it be to get a box and not know what’s inside of it?” Seward sells all-natural holistic items and has been curating mystery boxes for about a month."My mystery boxes can be any array of items to handcrafted jewelry to real gem stones for healing,” she explains. “Lava stone bracelets for diffuser oils, essential oils, stuff like that." Buyers can choose from all sorts of themed boxes, including electronics, toys, beauty products, etc.Seward’s boxes sell for $10. "I haven't been doing too much marketing for them, but the orders are rolling in, so that's kind of … [Read more...] about ‘Mystery Box’ trends popular online, but what are you getting?
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2018--Choosy, the on-demand social shopping platform where collections are inspired based on the most in-demand fashions on social media, today announced a $5.4 million seed round led by New Enterprise Associates, with participation from Forerunner Ventures, Innovation Global Capital, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, XFactor Ventures, Supernode Ventures and angel investor Bryan Rosenblatt.Co-founders Jessie Zeng (Chief Executive Officer), Sharon Qian (Chief Technology Officer) and Mo Zhou (Chief Strategy Officer), former colleagues from Citi, will use the funding to perfect the customer experience, including everything from ordering processes to receiving deliveries on time, and build out their teams ahead of the company’s launch in the summer of 2018. During a test run earlier this year, the team identified street looks inspired by the Hadids and realized this was a huge opportunity when the entire collection they created sold out within … [Read more...] about Choosy Raises $5.4M to Build the First On-Demand Social Shopping Platform, Letting Trend-Driven Shoppers Buy the Looks That Inspire Them on Social Media
Any recruiter worth their business card knows that their success depends on staying on top of industry developments and trends. Aside from having a robust network of contacts to leverage, this may be the single most important rule of thumb to follow for recruitment professionals.Recruiters know that their business is one characterized by intense competition and constant hustling in order to stay relevant and effective at their jobs. If they fail to stay on top of things that are happening in their field, they risk being viewed as out of date and irrelevant—and once your reputation as a recruiter gets tarnished it’s a tough trick to regain that luster.The best recruiters approach the beginning of each new year as an opportunity to take stock, retool, and refocus their recruiting efforts, in order to align themselves with the latest and greatest trends shaping their industry.LinkedIn's Talent Blog recently published an article on the 4 major trends that are shaping how … [Read more...] about The top 4 emerging trends that will shape recruiting in 2018
How many websites are you familiar with that are truly global? You can probably think of a few, and some of the largest online companies will likely come to mind including Facebook, Amazon, eBay, a couple of travel sites and maybe a few others. There’s a lot of potential in specific local markets throughout the world, but expanding it to a global scale can help you reach a much wider audience and grow significantly faster. Why don’t we see many more companies succeed at going global? While many businesses simply prefer to focus on a limited audience — and are perhaps even afraid to try their luck beyond their own limited borders — the vast majority of companies that try going global simply fail. This isn’t due to the company’s size or budget restraints either, it’s down to a failure in executing, and even acknowledging, some vital steps needed to do so. They look at basic cultural differences, but you need more than just the basics. … [Read more...] about 5 easy steps to take your online business global