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Apr 8, 2013 by Vanessa Fiorido in PM Best Practices & News

Business and Technology News Digest: April 8, 2013

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technology news digest

Hi everyone,

hope you had a relaxing weekend and are as ready as ever for another wonderful week of work. Today I’ve got 5 business, productivity, and technology news articles for you.

Read on if you want to know the benefits of working for a small business, 26 great time management hacks, how to create an agile work culture, how London just supercharged its startup initiative, and why messaging celebrities on Facebook turns costly:

Business

Unexpected Benefits of Working for a Small Business

Brazen Careerist reminds us not to just shoot out resumes to the Googles and Facebooks of the world while on the job hunt. This article outlines the very real benefits of working for a small business: “why be a cog when you can move the whole machine?”

Productivity

Creating An Agile Culture: Top 3 Challenges Empowered Teams Face

Agile cultures are fast moving, innovative, and adaptive–three things all companies want to be. What’s stopping everyone from being agile then? Read the three challenges that hold companies back from the benefits of an agile culture at Managing Americans.

Business and Technology Digest

Diagram from Business Insider’s “26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I’d Known at 20”

26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I’d Known At 20

Out of all the productivity articles I’ve read (a lot), this one is by far my favourite. Filled with great recommendations like, “organize meetings early during the day,” because, “time leading up to an event is often wasted,” and insights like, “we’re always more focused and productive with limited time,” this compilation from Business Insider is definitely worth a read.

Technology

Mayor Pumps $33M Into London Startups With New MMC London Fund, TechCity to Benefit

Startup life in London has just gotten easier thanks to the brand new MMC London fund. Tech Crunch details how the fund is focused on investment in London-based businesses, and specifically London-based startups in “Tech City” East London. This investment is predicted to create 420 jobs over the next two years.

Facebook Charging to Message Celebs And Other News You Need to Know

This video from Mashable summarizes the top three water-cooler topics in the digital world. First, they talk about how Facebook will start charging users to send messages to non-Facebook friends. Then, they discuss that new green advertisement on Apple’s website and why it’s there. Finally, they mention Mad Men, because it premiered last night and it seems to be all anyone can talk about.

That’s all for this week, be sure to come back next week for more business and technology news.

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Vanessa Fiorido

Vanessa Fiorido watches a lot of YouTube at work. Sometimes she blogs about project management.

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