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Spain accused of causing Gibraltar traffic jams amid Brexit tensions

British enclaves deputy leader says Spanish police deliberately causing trouble for motorists on its border with the mainland Gibraltar on Wednesday accused Spain of causing long traffic jams by tightening border controls, saying it was clearly a response to Tensions soared last week when the European Union said Spain should have a veto on extending […]

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Time Inc. is launching its own influencer marketing network with help from Speakr

Time Inc. is getting into the influencer marketing business in a bigger way, witha new offering called Time Inc. Connect. This influencer network will be powered by startup Speakr;as explained to me by Time Inc.s senior vice president of digital business development and business operations Regina Buckley, this means Time Inc. Connect will combine Speakrs […]

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Microsoft launches Whos In, a social event planning app for iMessage

Microsofts name isnt exactly synonymous with social networking, though that hasnt stopped the company from finding angles into this space generally, with more of a focus on the business side of socializing, as with its LinkedIn and Yammer acquisitions. Its own efforts in social, meanwhile, have failed, as with last months shuttering of itssocial network […]

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This new sentiment index aims to help founders time their fundraising

A new index aims to help consumer-oriented startup founders understand the health of the venture capital fundraising environment; specifically, when is a good time to seek funding and when isnt. How does it work? Created by the early-stage venture firm Goodwater Capital, the index starts by analyzing a trove of publicly available information, from the […]

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Trump’s response to Syria gas attack: blame Obama

The White House was silent before condemning the Obama administrations weakness, as Trump struggles to define a policy vision The obsessive tweeting of unsubstantiated claims that Obama wiretapped him. As with healthcare, Trumps policy on Syria has been defined by the desire to unpick Obamas legacy without a clear picture of what would replace it. […]

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How Alibaba Turns Wealthy Shopaholics Into a Marketing Squad

Meng Cui Yi spent almost $90,000 at Alibabas online mall in the past year. The 33-year-old restaurateur buys pretty much everything thereBurberry apparel, La Mer skincare products, furniture, groceries and more. After Alibabas annual Singles’ Day sale last year, Mengs purchases were piled so high outside her Shanghai apartment her businessman husband could barely get in the […]

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