Author: Nick Wilsion

Una Brands, e-commerce aggregator headquartered in Singapore, has acquired teen-owned plastic cup business Bellaforte, for AUD 1 million. Sam Richards, a 15-year-old teenager based in the Gold Coast, founded Bellaforte ( https://mybellaforte.com/ ) two years ago, selling reusable, affordable and recyclable unbreakable drinkware for celebratory events. “If we all make an effort to use reusable and recyclable products, over time, we can make the world a better place. Life is too short to drink out of crappy cups,” explained Sam Richards. In 2020, Bellaforte turned over record profits. Covid-19 skyrocketed Belleforte, sold via Amazon Marketplace, to new heights. To keep up with…

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The creative economy is an ecosystem of professionals working in creative occupations, both within and outside the creative industry. According to a Deloitte report, the creative economy is rapidly growing and is forecasted to be a vital factor that will shape economic growth across the globe. Therefore, it is surprising that professionals within this industry often face exploitation and are undervalued by employers. Moreover, being a highly competitive industry, professionals often put up with these working conditions to avoid losing a job opportunity. Fortunately, The Design Database emerges as an ideal solution and a support system for specialists in creative occupations. The online membership-based…

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An investment group led by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), and also comprising PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media (the “Investment Group”), has completed the acquisition of 100% of Newcastle United Limited and Newcastle United Football Club Limited (“Newcastle United” or the “Club”) from St. James Holdings Limited. All requisite approvals have been obtained from the English Premier League and the acquisition was completed on 7 October 2021. The Investment Group is comprised of long-term, patient investors who have every confidence in the future success of the Club. Today’s announcement is the conclusion of a thorough and detailed…

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Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, today announced its sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI)-driven security helped financial institutions prevent more than AU$354 million in fraud from impacting Australian businesses in the past year[1]. The protection of Australian businesses is the result of Visa pioneering the use of neural networks modeled on the human brain, to power its AI technology that analyses the risk of transactions in real time to find and stop fraud. The algorithm assesses more than 500 risk attributes in about a millisecond to produce a score of every transaction’s predicted fraud probability. Visa’s AI-powered security is increasingly…

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Targeting full commercilaisation of its patented and world-leading drugs-of-abuse testing technology. OnMarket Live Offer for Professional & Sophisticated Investors: Neopharma Technologies Ltd is the owner and operator of a globally patented, trademarked and award winning Drugs-of-Abuse testing device and Enterprise Resource Management platform: TamperLoks DataVault. “Today we are excited to announce that with we have partnered with OnMarket: Australia’s largest investment and capital raising platform,” said Shaun Melville Global Head of Sales & Marketing for Neopharma Technologies. Neopharma Technologies is in the commercialisation stage for its market leading technology and has a number of global distribution agreements in place including…

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New report by The Economist Intelligence Unit into productivity and remote work Two-thirds of business executives believe that remote work will continue in some form beyond the pandemic, despite a clear divergence in views over employee productivity when working from home, according to a new report, Reshaping Productivity, by The Economist Intelligence Unit. While 39 per cent of survey respondents witnessed an increase in productivity in their organisations since the pandemic forced the adoption of remote work practices, 32.6 per cent reported a decline in productivity, and the remaining 28.5 per cent saw no change. The global survey of more…

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As new online investment opportunities continue to emerge across the board on a daily basis, a new trading brand has recently been launched with the purpose of catering to Asian traders, among other clientele. The brand, Beneffx.com [https://www.beneffx.com], offers online trading brokerage services on a wide list of assets, including stocks, forex, commodities, indices and cryptocurrencies – all tailored to suit the needs of traders from Asia. “We know that each market we work with has its own specific needs,” said Beneffx.com’s spokesperson Blake White. “It’s not only about a language barrier. It’s also about different trading hours, habits, budgets,…

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The Devlin series has been very successful and the second book in this installment is out and ready to be devoured. “The Dark Action” written by Landon J. Napoleon revolves around the ongoing legal adventures of Connor Devlin. In an unprecedented move, a film-noir trailer has been released to intro the tone of the book. Phoenix, AZ – October 5, 2021 – The Devlin Series – The Dark Action is the second installment of the series, and the book launched on September 15 to rave reviews. There is a lot of media hype for the book already. A film-noir trailer…

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Business agility firm EPiC Agile is expanding into the Americas after bringing seasoned industry veteran Ron Laudadio onboard to continue its track record of exponential growth and global expansion. The move comes as business booms for EPiC, which has grown its headcount by more than 75 per cent this year, as companies worldwide seek out business transformation solutions amid ongoing fallout from the coronavirus crisis. According to a recent study published by Accenture, more organisations are commencing a business agility journey and those on the journey report greater progress. Year-on-year, overall maturity increased 8 per cent, with companies reporting that…

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Technological decentralization is meaningless without decentralized decision making. Building upon this idea, the team behind Paladin is trying to reduce friction in on-chain governance process. With less than 10% of voter turnout on most on-chain proposals (ex : UIP-09 had 12% turnout, AIP-33 had 4% turnout) voter apathy has become a major obstacle to decentralization. To tackle the problem, Paladin has developed a vote lending market called Paladin Lending. “Paladin Lending will allow to create a new money lego for yield hunters and enable liquid governance for active governance stakeholders,” explains Romain Figuereo, founder of the protocol, “vote lending is…

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