Results tagged as "technology"

  • Meet YEC's Jason Nazar of on #StartupLab

    By The Young Entrepreneur Council October 03, 2012 09:30 AM

    "Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you've fed him for a lifetime." It's a common quote that we've all heard before, but did Confucius really say it first?

    Regardless of who first mouthed the maxim, it's Jason Nazar who embodies these words when it comes to entrepreneurship. He co-founded, the online documents site for starting new businesses, only a month after debuting at 2007's TechCrunch40 Conference.

    And ever since then, Jason has been teaching others to "fish" by sharing his startup expertise with aspiring entrepreneurs, either through informative (and incredibly entertaining) keynote speeches, and by creating Startups Uncensored, the longest running and most widely attended technology gathering in southern California.

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  • Meet YEC's Shane Snow of Contently on #StartupLab

    By The Young Entrepreneur Council September 26, 2012 02:30 PM

    Some companies start with a problem.

    Contently, co-founded by this week's #StartupLab live chat host Shane Snow (RSVP here), certainly did. A few years ago, one of Shane's co-founders was trying to develop website content -- but finding writers who could write smart, interesting copy was a 4-month-long struggle.

    Enter Shane, a freelance tech writer, and his friend Dave Goldberg, a programmer.

    Together, the three realized there was an enormous demand for quality content, especially from companies -- but too many writers (and content mills) were churning out terrible copy for low pay instead. As a J-School grad, Shane knew all too well that there was a BIG opportunity to change the media landscape -- but talented, veteran writers, many of whom were suddenly out of work or working thankless low-pay gigs, needed a simple way to connect with publishers.

    Thus, Contently, a platform "powering the next generation of publishing," was born.

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  • Citi Ventures Invests in Mobile Payment Technology Square

    By Chris Kay, Global Head of Investments and Incubations, Citi Ventures September 21, 2012 04:00 PM

    Citi Ventures collaborates with internal and external partners on new ventures that have the potential to help Citi clients succeed, to generate new value for Citi and to transform the banking industry. We are proud to announce a strategic investment in Square, a payments innovator.

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  • Architect of the New Citi: The Business Times Interviews Citi CEO Pandit

    September 17, 2012 04:15 PM

    In a recent interview with Singapore's The Business Times, Citi's CEO Vikram Pandit talks to Vikram Khanna about the re-making of Citigroup after the global financial crisis. In this interview, CEO Pandit discusses how Citi's leadership team have refocused the institution on its core strengths and have made it a smaller, simpler, safer, and stronger organization. CEO Pandit also explains how Citi has embarked on a cultural transformation based on the concept of "Responsible Finance," Citi's support for regulatory changes taking place, and Citi's roadmap of focusing on emerging markets, urbanization, and digitization.

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  • Citi Turns 200: Focus shifts to retail banking

    September 07, 2012 09:00 AM

    In celebration of Citigroup's 200th Anniversary, we are sharing stories from our rich history here on this blog. The 25th installation below covers how business focus shifted to retail banking and how the ATM impacted the consumer experience. Read the 24th installment on how National City Bank nurtured a client relationship to last over a century, here.

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  • Citi wins 26 Global Finance Awards for "Best Internet Banks in Asia"

    By Rajesh Yohannan, APAC Regional Head of eBusiness & Global Mobile Head September 06, 2012 12:30 PM

    Citi Asia Pacific hauled a record of 26 awards in this year's Global Finance magazine's annual World's Best Internet Banks across the corporate/institutional and consumer banks categories. In the best corporate/institutional internet category, Citi won in 15 out of 16 Asian markets. Citi was recognized for Best Trade Finance Services, Best in Mobile Banking and Best Web Site Design in Asia Pacific. Of the 14 consumer markets in the region, Citi won in seven for Best Consumer Internet Bank in Australia, Guam, Indonesia, India, Philippines, South Korea and Thailand. Citi was also lauded for Best Information Security in Asia Pacific.

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  • Americans' Economic Outlook on the Rise

    By Michelle Peluso, Global Consumer Chief Marketing and Internet Officer, Citi August 23, 2012 05:00 PM

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    A nationwide survey issued today by Citi and conducted by Hart Research Associates revealed that Americans are more optimistic about economic conditions than in any quarter since the survey began in September 2009. The Citi Economic Pulse, a quarterly measure of Americans' attitudes toward the economy, remains in negative territory but rose to a new high of -4 in Q3 2012 after hitting its lowest point of -17 in Q3 2011. Unlike 2010 and 2011, when the Citi Economic Pulse advanced in the first quarter only to turn downward again later in the year, attitudes have continued to improve in 2012.

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  • Citi Turns 200: Industrial Promise on U.S. West Coast

    August 17, 2012 09:00 AM

    In celebration of Citigroup's 200th Anniversary, we are sharing stories from our rich history here on this blog. The 22nd installation below covers how emerging technologies in the electronics and aircraft sectors lead to the establishment of a specialized aerospace division. Read the 21st installment on how National City Bank extended its operations beyond Europe and Asia to the Middle East and Africa, here.

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  • Citi Foundation Promotes Creation of Next-Gen Mobile Apps With MyMoneyAppUp Challenge

    By Pam Flaherty, President & CEO, Citi Foundation and Bob Annibale, Global Director, Citi Community Development and Microfinance August 08, 2012 04:30 PM

    We are proud to announce that the Citi Foundation is continuing its work on groundbreaking initiatives with public and private sector partners with the start of the MyMoneyAppUp Challenge. Launched by the U.S. Treasury Department in partnership with the Doorways to Dreams Fund (D2D) and the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), MyMoneyAppUp invites American entrepreneurs, software developers, the public, and students to propose the best ideas and designs for next-generation mobile applications to help Americans control and shape their financial futures. The goal is to solicit more than 150 ideas and designs, from which a group of winners to receive prizes totaling more than $25,000 will be chosen.

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  • Citi Analyst Deane Dray Speaks on Investing in Liquid Assets

    July 25, 2012 10:00 AM

    In a recent appearance on Bloomberg's "The Next Big Trade", Citi Multi-Industry & Electrical Equipment Analyst, Deane Dray, speaks on high-end investment opportunities in water. He says in part:

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