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Tips For A Successful Office Relocation | The Startup Magazine

Relocating to a new office can be full of excitement, but it can also be very stressful. There are a lot of tasks that you need to take care of and plan. If you have never relocated an office before, this can seem overwhelming. In order to make the moving process a little easier, there are tips you can use to ensure your office relocation is successful.

1. Plan The Relocation Early

The first step to any successful office relocation is to have a plan. It is recommended that you start planning as soon as you know you will be moving. This allows you to set up a schedule and gives you enough time to organize everything.

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Uber sees path to profit despite $1.1bn loss | BBC News

Uber’s business continues to grow, but so do its losses.

The firm lost $1.1bn (£851m) in the last three months of 2019, even as revenue jumped 37% to $4bn and the number of trips made on its platform rose by 28%.

Spending to expand its Uber Eats food delivery business hurt the firm’s bottom line.

Uber boss Dara Khosrowshahi said he was “gratified” with the progress the firm is making toward profitability.

Adjusted for items such as taxes, the core “ride” part of the business turned a profit in the last three months of last year.

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This California Farm Town Is Launching Startups Faster Than Seattle, Boston, and the Bay Area | Inc.com

Once a recurring punch line in Johnny Carson’s monologues, the agriculture-and-oil town of Bakersfield, California–home to the country’s most prolific carrot farm–is not the most obvious example of a West Coast startup hub.

But the Central Valley city, population 400,000, has vaulted onto this year’s Surge Cities list by outperforming 46 other metro areas–including the Bay Area, Boston, and Seattle–in net job and business creation in the past year.

“Incredible things are happening here,” says Irma Olguin Jr., co-founder and CEO of Bitwise Industries, a Fresno-based tech academy and software startup that’s helped create about 1,000 jobs in the area. It’s opening a Bakersfield location in 2020. “We’re seeing validation from VCs and investment banks, and there is a momentum around local revitalization.”

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8 Best Industries for Starting a Business in 2020 | Inc.com

When you’re considering starting your own business, one of the first questions to ask yourself is: Does my company fulfill an actual market need? Success as an entrepreneur requires bringing solutions to market, and too many startups today are really just solutions in search of a problem.

For aspiring entrepreneurs, Inc.’s 2020 Best Industries report, a list of the best industries for starting a business, serves as a roadmap for finding the most promising opportunities. Every year, we speak with industry experts and crunch the latest data to identify areas of the economy that are primed for new entrants. Read on to see which sectors are welcoming tomorrow’s fastest-growing startups.

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Disney+ already has 26.5M subscribers | TechCrunch

The Walt Disney Company just announced that its streaming service Disney+ has 26.5 million paying subscribers — ahead of the already impressive 25 million predicted by Wall Street analysts.

Disney+ launched on November 12 and is not yet available globally. The day after the launch, the company said the service already had more than 10 million subscribers.

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Iowa Misinformation Spreads Online, Despite New Policies | WIRED

Since 2016, social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have vowed to crack down on misinformation related to elections. Monday, they faced their first big test, when delayed results from the Iowa Democratic caucus gave rise to partisan infighting, rampant misinformation, and conspiracy theories. Unsurprisingly, things didn’t exactly go according to plan. Twitter struggled to contain viral electoral misinformation and unfounded accusations of vote rigging from Trump allies, while Facebook grappled with disinformation.

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Why You Should Look for Speed and Reliability From Your Internet Service Provider? | by Getentrepreneurial.com

Many people searching for an ISP get hung up on whether they should opt for higher speeds or reliability from the service. The fact is, both are important to the overall value of the service, but if you’ve got specific internet needs, you may want to focus more on one over the other. Whether you’re a small business looking for an ISP to meet your business needs, or you simply need service for your home, here are some tips on choosing a service while considering speed and reliability. Here’s why you should look for both speed and reliability.

Speed

How fast is your internet service currently? Do you spend hours waiting on large files to download, or is your streaming service constantly buffering? The speed of your internet refers to how quickly data is transferred in your connection, and the higher your speed, the easier it is to download large files quickly or to stream HD video or audio. Many people get hung up on speed as the primary concern when it comes to internet service, and it’s easy to see why.

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Bags on Sale for Every Kind of Entrepreneur | Entrepreneur

You never know where your life as a busy entrepreneur will take you or when it will take you there. There’s only so much you can schedule and predict so it’s best to be prepared whenever you can. One way to do that? Have a bag ready to go.

Incase makes bags designed for people on the move, who don’t have time to deal with clunky, unorganized briefcases. Right now, they’re offering sales on some of their top sellers. Check them out:

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Amazon’s Ring doorbell update allows opt out of all video requests | Mashable

After a wave of bad press involving police partnerships, hacking, and other privacy violations, Amazon’s Ring doorbell has released an update.

On Friday, the smart device’s mobile app rolled out a new control center that grants users more authority over their privacy and security settings. You’ll now be able to add and remove shared users on an account, restrict third-party access, view two-factor authentication settings, and (perhaps, most importantly) opt out of all video request notifications from law enforcement.

Uncovered in reporting by Motherboard and Gizmodo in 2019, the scale of Amazon’s Neighbor Portal program is much larger than originally believed — and its various affiliations with law enforcement has raised alarming ethical questions.

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Major U.S. airlines expand flight cancellations to China and Hong Kong | CNN

American Airlines and Delta Air Lines announced more flight cancellations to China on Saturday as coronavirus cases rise rapidly.

Delta said it will suspend flights between the United States and China starting on Sunday until at least April 30, according to a press release.

That’s four days earlier than it had initially planned. Delta’s last China-bound flight leaves on Saturday, February 1 and its last returning flight from China to the United States leaves on Sunday.

Delta moved the date up after the US State Department warned this week that people should not travel to China due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus, which was first discovered in Wuhan, China, in December.

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