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CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

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5 Things About The Big Data Economy that Managers Should Know

5 Things About The Big Data Economy that Managers Should Know At the turn of the 20th century, most people lived as they had in the middle ages.  Almost half of the US population was employed in agriculture.  Life expectancy was less than 50 years. Indoor plumbing was...

Jan 27 2014, 4:13am CST

Chevrolet Silverado Reaper is What You Want

Chevrolet Silverado Reaper is What You Want If you like trucks than the special edition Chevrolet Silverado Reaper is what you want, but can you afford it?

Jan 26 2014, 1:45pm CST

Tesla Finishes One West-To-East Route

Tesla Finishes One West-To-East Route It may not go down in history like the driving of the “golden spike” that completed the transcontinental railroad in May of 1869. But Tesla nevertheless finished an important cross-country route of its own this week: In...

Jan 25 2014, 7:25am CST

Shadow Of Mordor is Basically What?

Shadow Of Mordor is Basically What? Comparisons between Monolith and Warner Bros.’ upcoming open-world fantasy game Shadow of Mordor and Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise have sprung up recently. “Seriously, can someone tell me how Assassin’s...

Jan 25 2014, 5:44am CST

Sam's Club layoffs reach 2,300

Sam's Club layoffs reach 2,300 Sam's Club, the membership-only warehouse club owned by Wal-Mart, is cutting 2,300 jobs.

Jan 24 2014, 9:38pm CST

Why We Start Up Startups

Why We Start Up Startups Thanks to the great Brad Feld for publishing this column in his blog today as well. Pause for a moment.  And ask yourself some simple questions you probably don’t think about every day.  Why do we build...

Jan 24 2014, 9:36am CST

Best Buy is a Dinosaur and Canary

Best Buy is a Dinosaur and Canary You might be tempted to lump recent news about Best Buy’s disappointing holiday performance into the long-running narrative about that retail giant’s slow slide toward irrelevance and extinction. Don’t. Or, at least,...

Jan 24 2014, 8:00am CST

Windows Phone is in Danger

Windows Phone is in Danger Everyone was expecting Nokia’s smartphones sale in Q4 2013 to go up, with estimates that it would break 10 million units. Instead they sold 8.2 million Lumia handsets, a sequential drop on the Q3 sales of...

Jan 24 2014, 7:30am CST

CES 2015 News
Display Ads are as Compelling As TV Spots

Display Ads are as Compelling As TV Spots In the lobby of Google’s Building 900 at its Mountain View headquarters, there’s a display of Google-colored squares and rectangles that looks like a bland abstract-art piece. It turns out these are the shape and...

Jan 24 2014, 5:18am CST

H&M Lets Fans Undress David Beckham In H&M Super Bowl 2014 Ad

H&M Lets Fans Undress David Beckham In H&M Super Bowl 2014 Ad This year’s star-powered Super Bowl just got even sexier with the announcement that global soccer icon David Beckham is teaming up again with Swedish clothing manufacture H...

Jan 24 2014, 4:33am CST

Samsung Mixed Outlook after Stellar 2013

Samsung Mixed Outlook after Stellar 2013 As Samsung bids goodbye to stellar 2013, mixed views on its future SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For Samsung Electronics and its 270,000 employees across the globe, 2013 was the best year. One in every three smartphones...

Jan 24 2014, 1:14am CST

Satechi unveils smart TV box for streaming content

Satechi unveils smart TV box for streaming content Set top box runs Android 2.2

Jan 23 2014, 1:08pm CST

GoPro unveils camera kit aimed at the musically inclined rather than daredevils

GoPro unveils camera kit aimed at the musically inclined rather than daredevils Aimed at musicians rather than racers

Jan 23 2014, 12:35pm CST

T-Mobile Picks Up The Innovation Kudos John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile, has a great line in coming late to the party while looking like the host. The company’s mobile money initiative is its latest “innovation” and is a great example of T-Mobile...

Jan 23 2014, 9:28am CST

How Big is the Nokia Brand Damage Caused by Microsoft?

How Big is the Nokia Brand Damage Caused by Microsoft? Analysts were widely expecting Nokia to sell 10 M smartphones in 4Q 2013. The company ended selling 8.2 M units, down from 8.8 M in the previous quarter. It’s a massive miss considering the strong sequential volume...

Jan 23 2014, 9:26am CST

Penn State Crowdfunds Lunar Lion Lander

Penn State Crowdfunds Lunar Lion Lander Earlier this week, Penn State’s Lunar Lion team launched a crowdfunding effort to raise a little over $400,000 towards its goal of putting a lander on the Moon to win Google’s Lunar X-Prize. In order to win the prize,...

Jan 23 2014, 7:01am CST

Fish Oil seen to Protect the Aging Brain

Fish Oil seen to Protect the Aging Brain We’re all invested in maintaining brain health, particularly over the long haul. Cognitive decline is a too-common side effect of aging, and Alzheimer’s disease is unnervingly prevalent. So it’s important to do what we...

Jan 23 2014, 2:48am CST

Google Lets Slip That It's Exploring Possible Bitcoin Integration Plans Since Overstock.com began accepting Bitcoin payments earlier this month, the cryptocurrency community has been buzzing with speculation about which tech company will integrate Bitcoin next.  So Jarar Malik decided...

Jan 23 2014, 2:38am CST

Google Ad Chief Susan Wojcicki Talks about Next Big Battle

Google Ad Chief Susan Wojcicki Talks about Next Big Battle Straightforward and unflashy, Susan Wojcicki doesn’t come off like the most powerful woman in advertising that Forbes and others have labeled her. When we meet outside her office at the Googleplex in Mountain View, she’...

Jan 23 2014, 2:31am CST

Google is Already The King Of Online Advertising, but that is not Enough

Google is Already The King Of Online Advertising, but that is not Enough Forget wearable computers and self-driving cars. The search giant will continue its dominance by sticking with its advertising roots – taking $40 billion out of the hides of some very familiar companies This story...

Jan 22 2014, 9:36am CST

Facebook Tweaks News Feed Algorithm Again

Facebook Tweaks News Feed Algorithm Again In a blog post, Facebook’s product manager for News Feed ranking, said that “Page admins can expect a decrease in the distribution of their text status updates, but they may see some increases in engagement and...

Jan 22 2014, 6:21am CST

Hearthstone's Open Beta Is Officially Live

Hearthstone's Open Beta Is Officially Live Blizzard can be quite stealthy when they want to be, and all of a sudden, after months and months of waiting, they’ve flung open the gates of the Hearthstone beta. The Warcraft-themed online card game has been in closed...

Jan 22 2014, 5:00am CST

It Had To Happen! Smartphones Shipments Dip In 1Q 2014

Smartphones Shipments Dip In 1Q 2014 That’s right, it had to happen! It was only a matter of time before smartphone growth started to slow. Yes, we’ve seen this before with a number of other consumer electronic devices from the TV to VCRs and DVD players...

Jan 22 2014, 3:48am CST

The 24 Countries Where Microsoft Windows Phone Outsells the Apple iPhone

The 24 Countries Where Microsoft Windows Phone Outsells the Apple iPhone Statistics may say Windows 8 is a flop but, contrary to popular opinion, Windows Phone is far from down and out in the battle for our mobile affections. In fact in many parts of the world sales are rocketing past the...

Jan 22 2014, 3:35am CST

This is the Typical Bitcoin Shopper

This is the Typical Bitcoin Shopper When Overstock began accepting Bitcoins on Jan. 9, it immediately grossed $100,000 in Bitcoin orders, according to its CEO Patrick Byrne. As he told CBS affiliate KUTV in Salt Lake City, “I’ve been hearing from people...

Jan 22 2014, 1:50am CST

Tumblr's Traffic Isn't Growing

Tumblr's Traffic Isn't Growing The past year has been an up-and-down affair for Yahoo, with the company and its CEO, Marissa Mayer, scoring numerous PR coups while failing to make headway in its core business of selling digital advertising. One of...

Jan 21 2014, 1:27pm CST

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The Most Impactful CES 2014 Announcement Was Unexpected Over the past 23 years, I have been to more trade shows than I can even remember, including my recent trip to the the International Consumer Electronics Show, or CES. While neither Apple, Google, or Microsoft pay the...

Jan 21 2014, 1:22pm CST

Top CEOs meet in Davos

Top CEOs meet in Davos Davos is the place to be for the world’s top executives and political figures this week but what happens if you’re not deemed important enough to get in? Here’s my tale from nine years ago. Something strange is going on...

Jan 21 2014, 1:19pm CST

Next Nintendo Console Rumors

Next Nintendo Console Rumors The Wii U is in trouble. Nintendo failed to come within striking distance of lofty sales projections, third-party developers are few and far between, and even a well-reviewed Mario game. It’s bad news for the big N....

Jan 21 2014, 1:18pm CST

Sundance Tunes Into Online Audiences

Sundance Tunes Into Online Audiences The Sundance Film Festival is devoted to discovering and developing independent artists and audiences–so it’s time to embrace digital markets. As box office revenues stay low, the best bet for buoying independent...

Jan 21 2014, 8:58am CST

Overstock.com Eyes new Market in Bitcoins

Overstock.com Eyes new Market in Bitcoins Salt Lake City-based Overstock.com first major retailer to accept Bitcoin payments SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City-based Overstock.com says it's the first major retailer to accept digital Bitcoins as payment for...

Jan 21 2014, 2:48am CST

Top Earning Free-to-Play Game You've Never Heard Of

Top Earning Free-to-Play Game You've Never Heard Of SuperData Research has just come out with their annual list that shows what they estimate to be the top earning free-to-play online games on the market. They calculate their totals based on microtransaction sales, an...

Jan 20 2014, 9:12am CST

Ad Execs Weigh In: What Marissa Mayer Must Do To Win Us Over

Ad Execs Tell What Marissa Mayer Must Do To Get Their Ad Dollars Forbes asked Ad Execs to give Yahoo's Marissa Mayer advice.

Jan 20 2014, 8:25am CST

Bud Light Super Bowl 2014 Ad is Epic

Bud Light Super Bowl 2014 Ad is Epic The Bud Light Super Bowl 2014 Ad is going to be 90 seconds long. And that is not all that is huge about the Bud Light Super Bowl 2014 ad.

Jan 20 2014, 7:59am CST

The Next Revolution In School Tech: Bring Your Own Device

The Next Revolution In School Tech: Bring Your Own Device The combination of students and mobile phones has long been a source of anxiety for teachers. Instead of being engrossed in the lesson, the assumption is pupils will be unable to resist the lure of texting, watching...

Jan 19 2014, 12:11pm CST

Proposing A Compelling OSCON Talk

Proposing A Compelling OSCON Talk By Simon St. Laurent The OSCON call for proposals closes on January 30th. I’ve seen some great explanations of how to write a conference proposal generally, and my co-chair Matthew McCullough has an excellent...

Jan 18 2014, 12:56pm CST

Yahoo's COO de Castro Hit Two Of The Three Main Causes Of Executive Onboarding Failure

Yahoo's COO de Castro Hit Two Of The Three Main Causes Of Executive Onboarding Failure It’s not a surprise that Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer has fired COO Henrique De Castro. Yes. He was her first big hire. Yes. It is going to cost Yahoo crazy amounts of money to pay him off. But he does not seem to have fit...

Jan 18 2014, 8:46am CST

If Apple Launch A Larger iPhone 6, The Sweet Spot For The Screen Is 4.9 Inches

If Apple Launch A Larger iPhone 6, The Sweet Spot For The Screen Is 4.9 Inches Rather than follow the competition, Apple have always forged their own road with their smartphone form factors. While Samsung, HTC, and Sony were busy selling larger screened smartphones to more consumers, Apple have...

Jan 18 2014, 7:06am CST

If You Doubt That Social Media Has Changed The World, Take A Look At Ukraine

If You Doubt That Social Media Has Changed The World, Take A Look At Ukraine When the Arab Spring erupted in 2010, one of the first things people noticed was the very visible role social media seemed to play.  Many began to call the series of political uprisings “Twitter Revolutions” and a...

Jan 18 2014, 3:26am CST

2014 Detroit Auto Show: The Dozen Biggest Production Debuts Of NAIAS

2014 Detroit Auto Show: The Dozen Biggest Production Debuts Of NAIAS Performance cars supplanted alternative-fuel vehicles as the main attraction at this year’s North American International Auto Show. But just because automakers are busy unveiling fast and powerful machines like the BMW...

Jan 17 2014, 8:11pm CST