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As the U.K. began negotiating its so-called Brexit from the European Union on Monday, Germany's startup ecosystem is getting a major nod in the form of one of the year's most anticipated IPOs, Delivery Hero.

After a year-long pilot, Amazon just introduced the new Dash Wand, a basically free product which is a mashup of two existing Amazon product: the Echo (or "Alexa") voice-activated assistant and speaker, and the Amazon Dash Button, a small electronic device that is branded to a particular product such as Charmin toilet paper or Cheez-It crackers or Iams pet food. Pressing the button on the Dash Button automatically orders the item, which is convenient for common repeat purchases such as toilet paper and cat food.

Banks involved in the blockchain consortium R3 CEV have expressed interest in investing $59 million in the company’s first funding round, less than half its overall target, a person close to the deal said on Friday.

An entrepreneur needs to be a jack of all trades to become an expert of one. Adaptability is essential. You rarely stumble upon a formula that works -- it requires dedication, flexibility and the willingness to jump into a new role at the drop of a hat.

Smart Marketing Tips for New Restaurants

As you consider various marketing vehicles, keep this in mind: Research conducted by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) reveals that word of mouth is still the best method of advertising. More than four out of five con­sumers are likely to choose a table-service restaurant they haven’t patronized before on the basis of a recommenda­tion from a family member or a friend. So make the foun­dation of your marketing program an absolutely dazzling dining experience that customers will want to talk about and repeat. Freddy’s Frozen Custard owner Scott Redler says, “I truly believe people are going to try you, and if you take care of them when they come in the door, that’s your best marketing. It’s proven to be true for us.”

How can you be sure your content is worth the time and money you're investing in creation and marketing? Your epic content and high traffic counts should feed your company's bank account, not drain it. Auditing the return on investment (ROI) of your blog posts and other online content is a simple step that can boost your company's profitability. Here are some tips to maximize the profits from your content.

To many, edtech simply implies ‘online learning’. However, those in the know will vouch for the fact that online learning is merely the tip of the iceberg as far as edtech is concerned. Today, technology has permeated every aspect related to the vast field of education. From finding the right learning tools, striving for non-traditional careers, tech infusion in institutes administration and using the virtual world to create real life leanings, you’re sure to encounter an edtech innovation showing you the way. Let's view the education support services getting impacted by technology.

As an entrepreneur, you already know bringing a new hardware product to market involves risk. You have a vision, and you want to profit; however, it’s not guaranteed.

I was shocked to read today that IBM and Slack are partnering so that Slack can use Watson to improve their Slackbot’s cognitive capabilities. It seemed like Slack may be outsourcing the one thing that could become their most valuable strength. Except as I thought about it more, I wasn’t surprised. Slack may have been forced into this deal. I never thought I would write something like this, but Microsoft has just won a big strategic round against one of the Valley’s coolest tech startups. Here is what I think is happening.

Unfettered by memories of failure or downturns, new breeds of young entrepreneurs are unleashing a wave of startup activity marked by swagger and confidence associated more with the Silicon Valley.