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June 26, 2018
Why you should boil down your brand to just a few words

Sometimes it helps just to write things down. To clarify an idea, focus the mind, or just remember something. This is no different when it comes to building a strong brand identity. Choosing the [...]

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June 22, 2018
The best place to grow a startup? Try the Nordics

Hunting for a unicorn? You might actually do better among the fjords of Scandinavia than the deserts of Silicon Valley. For the past eight years, there has been at least one billion-dollar exit from [...]

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May 30, 2018
How to punch above your weight – Iceland-style

Few things bring people together like an underdog story. Amid the glittering stars, the controversial refereeing decisions, and the fierce, country-sized emotions of the first week of the 2018 FIFA [...]

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May 11, 2018
GDPR: time to think again about how you deal with data

The last time data protection laws changed significantly in Europe, Nokia had only just introduced the cutting-edge technology of text messages. That was as smart as a phone could be. Google wouldn’t [...]

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May 4, 2018
6 (not 5) blogs we think you should be reading

At Ocean.io we don’t just love writing blogs, we love reading them too. (Big surprise, I know.) Here are the 6 (not 5) blogs that we keep coming back to for sage guidance and witty advice.But when I [...]

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April 6, 2018
How to stop being a perfectionist…

“Don’t say you’re a perfectionist” is a pretty common piece of interview advice – because it’s a cliché and nobody believes it. But what if it’s actually a bad trait?At a certain point, perfectionism [...]

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March 21, 2018
Will “the robots” really take our jobs?

You might have noticed that digital technology is causing quite a stir. Whether you’re still in employment, or if “the robots” have already taken your job, you’ll no doubt be curious to know where [...]

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February 17, 2018
How do Siri and Alexa understand you?

Halyna Oliinyk, Ocean’s Junior Machine Learning Developer, explains natural language processing.Intelligent personal assistants like Alexa, Siri and Cortana can feel like a godsend, ordering [...]

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February 9, 2018
The funniest email autoreplies

How many times have you received an autoreply from someone that used last year’s dates because they hadn’t taken the time to double check it? It’s only a small thing but it’s nice to do it right. [...]

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