Drugi jezik na kojem je dostupan ovaj članak: Bosnian
By: Adnan Arnautlija
EXCLUSIVE: ABC CROATIA NOW OFFERS CERTIFICATION OF CIRCULATION TO PUBLISHERS THROUGHOUT THE REGION
ABC Croatia has decided to offer certification of circulation to all publishers in the ex Yugoslav countries, if they don’t have their own ABC (or if it doesn’t work). Agencies and advertisers are very much interested in this, which prompted ABC Croatia to extend its offer to all of the Adriatic region. After this, the excuse „we would do it, but we don’t have an ABC“ no longer holds water.
Through it’s work so far, ABC Croatia has gained a great reputation among publishers, agencies and advertisers in Croatia.
PRIZE POOL OF 5. SHIFT CONFERENCE WHOPPING $150K
At the press conference held yesterday at the Zagreb headquarters of the agency Five, fifth edition of the Shift conference was officially presented, which in previous events confirmed its position as one of the largest IT events in Southeast Europe.
Traditionally, in addition to the conference itself that will be held on 2 and 3 June at the National Theatre in Split, Shift also has a competitive element – the Shift Hackathon which precedes the conference. Total value of all prizes at this year Hackathon will be in excess of 150,000 US dollars!
Shift Hackathon is a contest of young and talented programmers who accept the challenge of developing an entirely new app in just 24 hours. The teams of candidates will be able to apply via the official website of the conference, and those selected will participate in the competition. The top 20 teams will get a chance to present their application to visitors at Shift conference and to the expert jury on the main stage at HNK Split.
Press conference also presented the Five Labs, open office of agency Five, where visitors will be able to get advice from experienced programmers, designers and product managers on how to make an app without which no one will be able to live anymore.
BAGGIZMO GADGET BAG THAT CONQUERED THE WORLD NOW AVAILABLE AT CROATIAN DESIGN SUPERSTORE
A unique place in Zagreb, which brings together the best of Croatian design, and which also serves as a sort of hub for local creatives, Croatian Design Superstore, on 28 April from 18 to 21 h will celebrate the placement of a domestic product, which achieved worldwide success. It is the innovative and functional men’s bags – Baggizmo.
This modern and practical men’s bag is designed for those for whom technology is an indispensable part of everyday life, as well as for all those who want to carry their basic daily necessities in a safe, functional and attractive way. Behind this modern accessory are the founder Ladislav Jurić, IT manager and lover of gadgets, his constant collaborator and wife, international award-winning designer Izvorka Jurić, and famous domestic design studio, Manufakturist.
Baggizmo has so far sold over 1,000 items, and they are currently preparing large orders for sale on Amazon, Brookestone and across multiple vendors in the Americas, Europe and Asia. More about Baggizmo bags and their functionality can be found here.
BUSINESS CAFÉ IN ZAGREB: FROM CROATIA WITH LOVE
Most popular gathering of small entrepreneurs, the Business Café, will be held for the 32nd time in Zagreb, on 19 May, at 18 h in the restaurant Spoon.
The main guest is Đurđica Vorkapić, famous fashion designer and owner of the brand Hippy Garden, but also an innovator and owner of a series of patents; then there is Davorin Štetner, owner of Kreator Group, president of the Croatian Association of Business Angels and a member of the Council for Economic Affairs of the President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar Kitarović; and Davor Huić, entrepreneur, founder of the Association of Taxpayers Lipa, currently a special advisor for internal policy of the Croatia’s Prime Minister Tihomir Orešković.
Organizers expect 150 to 200 small business owners from several Croatian cities and neighboring countries, Serbia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Along with guests, rich gifts from sponsors, formal and informal networking, all participants can also expect a surprise guest and a tasting of various products and services.
Event will be led by the creator and founder of the Business Café Kristina Ercegović, owner of Zaokret and author of the book Sam svoj gazda.
Tickets (100 HRK – 13,36 EUR) can be bought at www.entrio.hr/event/32-business-cafe-iz-hrvatske-s-ljubavlju
Sponsors of events in Zagreb are: Vipnet, Linea Snella, Falkensteiner Hotels&Residences Punta Skala, Nivea, Putuj bolje, Biro 59 and Argenta, Labud, Vervita, Wuestenrot stambena štedionica.
Location sponsor for 2016 is Restaurant Spoon.
Partners: Quantum ICT, Produkcija Pokret, INKA PINKA photostudio, Fensi Šmensi Hairdresser Salon, Irena Herceg Makeupartist and Edukator ID.
GOOGLE AND MICROSOFT CALL TRUCE ON LONG RUNNING FEUD
Rivals Microsoft and Google have called a truce on their long running feud after withdrawing regulatory complaints against each other. The two Silicon Valley giants announced that they will continue competing with each other based on the quality of their products rather than their lawyers.
A Google spokesman said: “Our companies compete vigorously, but we want to do so on the merits of our products, not in legal proceedings. As a result, following our patent agreement, we’ve now agreed to withdraw regulatory complaints against one another.”
Microsoft said the move reflected “changing legal priorities” but insisted the companies would continue “competing vigorously.” The truce comes just days after the European Union opened a new anti-trust battle with Google which addresses the concerns that the Alphabet company has been abusing the dominance of its Android mobile operating system.
However the companies insist that the truce is unrelated to the European development.
USA TODAY OWNER MAKES BID VALUED AT $815M TO TAKEOVER LA TIMES PUBLISHER
Newspaper publisher Gannett, which owns USA Today and Newsquest in the UK, has made a formal offer to buy rival Tribune Publishing for around than $815m, taking on about $390m of debt, in a deal that would give the publisher control of the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers.
Gannett’s board said it was “disappointed” by Tribune’s “continued refusal to begin constructive discussions” about a deal after its first offer to buy the company was rejected on 12 April. Tribune confirmed today that it received the unsolicited offer and said it “will respond to Gannett as quickly as feasible”.