02 May 2016

The best April Fools

Laugh it up! The 30 best April Fools’ Day tech jokes of 2016.

Read and follow it all by clicking here.

I found this map very interesting, and a little troubling in the case of some countries.

I am referring to Fixr.com's map, published showing the most Googled products, country-by-country. 

Interesting to see IVF so widely-searched in Australia, while Prostitute was a more troubling most searched product for another country.

Check it all out by clicking here.

Google has released its latest Year in Search for 2015. International searches and local Australian searches are well covered.

Click here to read.

Every year, Mary Meeker's Report on Internet Trends makes for essential reading.

The 2015 Report is available by clicking here.

My Armenian origin is something I am very proud of, which is why I felt privileged when asked to present at the revolutionary technology house in Yerevan, called TUMO.

TUMO is a center for creative technologies, teaching the next generations of talented Armenian kids the way forward in IT.

I presented "FROM STARTUP TO BUSINESS" to a packed house and I hope you enjoy the following videos.

Airbnb, the shared accommodation startup currently valued at $24 billion and raking in $850 million in revenue this year, was once rejected by investors for funding.

On his blog, the company's CEO Brian Chesky revealed 7 rejection letters from their early days with an aim to motivate startups currently getting rejected when pitching to investors.

At the time, they were trying to raise $150,000 at a $1.5 million valuation, which would have meant an ownership of 10% of Airbnb. At today's valuation, 10% would be worth $240 million.

Check out the blog with the rejection letters below or by clicking here.

7 Rejections