Xero FY2016 Revenue Up 67% To $207.1 Million

Xero Limited (NZX: XRO, ASX: XRO), the cloud accounting software company posted its 2016 year-end financials yesterday. Operating revenues rose 67% on FY15 to NZ$207.1 million or US$141.2 million with annualized committed monthly revenue reaching NZ$257.9 million. The New Zealand based company isn’t profitable, finishing with a net loss of […]

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Four Lessons I Learned From My Patients That Changed My Life

When I first met Mary, already in her forties, she had suffered throughout her life from an arteriovenous malformation of the face. As a result, from early childhood she had endured the discomfort and humiliation that accompanies the stares of strangers. She came to me hoping I could improve her […]

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Nissan Joins 10 Million Club, Gets The Entry Fee At Deep Discount

Carlos Ghosn leads Mitsubishi Motors chairman Osamu Masuko (Photo: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images) Today, journalists assembled in Yokohama, ready to be treated to spreadsheets, and Nissan’s annual financial report. At short notice, they were rerouted to a cramped meeting room two blocks down the road. They knew what was coming. Last night, […]

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3 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy Now and 2 to Avoid

Whether you’re relying on your portfolio for income or reinvesting your payouts, buying monthly dividend stocks makes a lot of sense. After all, your bills roll in every 30 days or so, so why not your dividend income, too? And while a well-built portfolio will drop dividends into your account at […]

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Clients Would Call Back If You Could Predict The Future

It may sound unrealistic to predict the future. What if you could spot tends in your industry before anyone else could spot them? If you had a sense of where an industry was headed or what trends will be emerging over the coming months or years, your clients would line up to meet with you. You’d have insight they could use to achieve extraordinary results.

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SalesforceVoice: What I Wish I’d Known BEFORE Becoming A Sales Manager

Being a sales manager is a tough job, especially when you’re promoted from within the company. This happened to me years ago. I was an award-winning sales rep for a consulting firm and was promoted to sales manager. Now my colleagues (and friends) were reporting to me.

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Yes, London Has A Housing Problem: Let’s Not Make It Worse With Idiocy Like Rent Controls

It’s seriously astonishing how terrible, lousy, no good and idiotic economic policy keeps turning up in response to the same old questions. Even when near the entire economics profession tells everyone no, that’s not the solution that will make things work, there’s still well meaning folk who stumble over the […]

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Astronomers Probably Discovered 1,284 New Planets

VideoNASA’s Kepler mission has announced the discovery of 1,284 newly confirmed planets, raising the total confirmed exoplanets to more than 3,000. While this is a big step forward in exoplanet astronomy, it is also part of a shift in how exoplanets are discovered. That’s because these new planets weren’t discovered […]

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A Name For Self-Driving Cars: “Nemobiles”

By George Colony, CEO, Forrester. Follow him on Twitter:@gcolony What are we going to call cars that drive themselves? The term “automobile” would be perfect, but that’s already taken. “Nemo” means nobody in Latin — a car driven by no one would be called a “nemobile.” And you could call them “nemos” […]

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India Changes Investment Treaty With Mauritius: Foreign Investment In India To Fall

India has negotiated a change in the investment treaty the country has with Mauritius. The net effect of this will be that foreign investment into India will fall and in the future the wages of the average Indian worker will be lower than they would have been without this change. […]

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NAACP: Austin’s Fingerprint Regime For Uber & Lyft Will Harm Minority Drivers

With the defeat of Proposition 1 in Austin on Saturday May 7, the city council’s regulatory scheme governing ridesharing – including an onerous FBI fingerprint requirement — is scheduled to take full effect on Feb. 1, 2017. Rideshare platforms Uber and Lyft made good on their word and exited the […]

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Merkel vs. Erdogan: A Clinic in Modern Clan Conflict

This article was originally published at Stratfor.com. Editor’s Note: The Global Affairs column is curated by Stratfor’s editorial board, a diverse group of thinkers whose expertise inspires rigorous and innovative thought in our analyses. Though their opinions are their own, they inform and sometimes even challenge our beliefs. We welcome that […]

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KUKE Case: A Fix For Your iPhone’s Battery And Storage Problems

If you own an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s, there’s a pretty good chance you opted for the least expensive, 16GB model. Most people do. However, it doesn’t take long to chew through that storage and I’ll bet you’d appreciate longer battery life, too. The KUKE case from Kuner addresses both of those issues, as well as offering protection from bumps.

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