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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

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

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Apple To Infinity: Mobile Payments, Touch ID And All That Sapphire

Apple To Infinity: Mobile Payments, Touch ID And All That Sapphire Forget Gorilla Glass. Apple has its own patented method of affixing a sapphire substrate to a touch screen. According to a report on the Chinese language Apple Daily blog (translated via Google and Apple Insider), Apple...

Jan 26 2014, 10:10am 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

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

Working From Home? 11 Ways To Stay Motivated

Working From Home? 11 Ways To Stay Motivated I haven’t had any coworkers in five years now. Well, at least none that I see or hear on a daily basis. I’m a freelance journalist, one of many occupations these days that allows the complete and total freedom to work...

Jan 23 2014, 6:16am 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

The Twitter Tricks From The New York Times

The Twitter Tricks From The New York Times I’m a small publisher in both budget and manpower. As such, I must work smart. Everything I attempt to do must be purposeful and efficient. One of the greatest insights I have come upon to move my business forward is to...

Jan 22 2014, 8:04am CST

5 Reasons to Start Loving Windows 8.1

5 Reasons to Start Loving Windows 8.1 You don’t have to look far to find reports that Windows 8 (and the updated Windows 8.1) is an unmitigated failure. A quick search turns up stories detailing why Windows 8 has failed, why Windows 8 continues to fail, as...

Jan 22 2014, 4:00am CST

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Court Prods FCC In Unexpected Direction In Last Week's Verizon Ruling By Andy Oram A court ruling this past Tuesday on FCC “network neutrality” regulation closes and opens a few paths in a three-way chess game that has been going on for years between the US District Court of Appeals, the...

Jan 19 2014, 7:31am 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

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

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Court: Bloggers have First Amendment protections US appeals court rules bloggers, public have same First Amendment protection as journalists GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that bloggers and the public have the same First...

Jan 17 2014, 7:01pm CST

What Windows 9 Must Do To Avoid Flopping Like Windows 8

What Windows 9 Must Do To Avoid Flopping Like Windows 8 Windows 8 is a flop. It is a painful thing to say about one of the most ambitious operating systems ever released, but the stats don’t lie. It has taken half the OS market share Windows 7 did in its first 12 months (10...

Jan 17 2014, 5:01pm CST

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High court takes cases on cellphone searches Supreme Court will weigh police power to search arrestees' cellphones without a warrant WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether police need a warrant to search the cellphones of...

Jan 17 2014, 2:51pm CST

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Questions and answers about Obama's new NSA rules Questions and answers about Obama's plan to rein in NSA snooping on phone records and emails WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is ordering changes to spy programs that sweep up Americans' phone...

Jan 17 2014, 12:21pm CST

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More fights could follow driver's Google Glass win Calif. driver's Google Glass court win likely to be first fight of many as tech outpaces law SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California woman believed to be the first person cited for wearing Google Glass while driving...

Jan 17 2014, 2:01am CST

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Web Performance Is User Experience By Lara Swanson Think about how you search for things on the web. How quick are you to close a tab and go to the next search engine result if a site takes too long to load? Now consider doing that on your phone while...

Jan 16 2014, 5:36pm CST

America's Next Great Prescription

America's Next Great Prescription Scientists have made a discovery that is proven to reduce premature death from heart attacks and stroke, lower the risk of diabetes and certain cancers, control blood pressure, prevent osteoporosis, and alleviate...

Jan 16 2014, 12:36pm CST

Guns, Rods ... And Titanium

Guns, Rods ... And Titanium To call Dave Lamoureux a fishing enthusiast would be an understatement. He set a new record, catching a 157-pound Bluefin tuna from his kayak off the coast of Cape Cod in 2009. A former Wall Street commodities trader,...

Jan 16 2014, 11:46am CST

Pandora Launches Personalized Station Recommendations for iOS and Android users

Pandora Launches Personalized Station Recommendations for iOS and Android users Pandora unveils personalization options

Jan 16 2014, 11:30am CST

Will Tim Cook Be the Next Steve Ballmer?

Will Tim Cook Be the Next Steve Ballmer? History tells us “Yes.” Wearables will be his Rubicon. Apple CEO Tim Cook is already one of the most successful managers in the history of business. Yet one must wonder whether Cook will ultimately suffer the same fate...

Jan 16 2014, 10:26am CST

BOLD Is A Book That Will Give You The Tools To Land That Dream Job

BOLD Is A Book That Will Give You The Tools To Land That Dream Job I met Melanie Feldman in December 2012 when she was compiling stories for BOLD: Get Noticed and Get Hired. Partly inspired by an article I wrote for Forbes titled “Success Stories About People Getting Business Jobs In...

Jan 16 2014, 10:06am CST

Apple Refund of $32.5 Million for Unauthorized Kids' App Purchases

Apple to Refund $32.5 Million for Unauthorized App Purchases by Kids Apple has been forced to cough up some cash due to negligence on its part. A refund of $32.5 million will be made to customers whose children made application purchases worth such an astronomical amount.

Jan 16 2014, 2:00am CST

Apple agrees to refund app store purchases totaling $32.5 million

Apple agrees to refund app store purchases totaling $32.5 million Instead of fighting what could be a long and tiresome legal battle against the Federal Trade Commission, Apple raised the white flag and agreed to refund unauthorized app purchases.

Jan 15 2014, 9:20pm CST

Apple Has To Pay $32.5 M To Parents Whose Kids Accidentally Bought Things On the App Store

Apple Has To Pay $32.5 M To Parents Whose Kids Accidentally Bought Things On the App Store If your little ones have been breaking the bank over gems in Hay Day without your permission, you’re entitled to a refund, according to the FTC. Apple and the government agency settled over a suit today and agreed to...

Jan 15 2014, 3:21pm CST

Apple And FTC Reach Agreement About Children's App Purchases

Apple And FTC Reach Agreement About Children's App Purchases The Federal Trade Commission announced that it has entered into a consent decree with Apple regarding alleged charges that Apple allowed children to purchase apps and make in-app purchases on its app store. The FTC...

Jan 15 2014, 12:01pm CST

Net Neutrality Ruling: What Happens Now?

Net Neutrality Ruling: What Happens Now? Yesterday’s Appeal Court ruling against the FCC's net neutrality rules will probably not mark the end of the internet as we know it. Following the ruling, internet providers now in theory have the ability to prioritize...

Jan 15 2014, 8:51am CST

Obama To Announce Public-Private Manufacturing Innovation Institute At NC State

Obama To Announce Public-Private Manufacturing Innovation Institute At NC State It’s been unavoidable for me to end up a de facto contributor for science and technology down in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina – the combination of intellectual energy and quality of life is what...

Jan 15 2014, 8:51am CST

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Major change unlikely despite open-Internet ruling Court's ruling against open-Internet rules won't mean major changes to access NEW YORK (AP) — Don't expect major changes to how you access your favorite websites and services despite a federal appeals...

Jan 14 2014, 11:26pm CST

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The CEO Question: Where Is My Company Going? In my last column I stated that every business, including small ones, have assignments that can only be performed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Plus I revealed: CEO strategic responsibilities are not optional....

Jan 14 2014, 10:26am CST

Make Your Book A Bestseller: Platform Building Tips From Michael Hyatt

Make Your Book A Bestseller: Platform Building Tips From Michael Hyatt By Dorie Clark How can you make your book a bestseller? A good person to ask would be Michael Hyatt, whose 2012 book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World became an instant New York Times bestseller. He’s seen book...

Jan 14 2014, 9:46am CST

Will Overstock Force IRS To Make Up Its Mind About Bitcoin?

Will Overstock Force IRS To Make Up Its Mind About Bitcoin? Overstock raised eyebrows earlier this month when the retailer announced it would accept Bitcoin as payment. While Bitcoin has slowly been making inroads into the U.S. economy, Overstock is by far the largest, most...

Jan 13 2014, 11:01pm CST

The Five Most Disruptive Innovations at CES 2014

The Five Most Disruptive Innovations at CES 2014 The launch this week of our Big Bang Disruption book added significant urgency to our annual search for the biggest disruptors at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. After all, the book’s principal...

Jan 10 2014, 1:45pm CST

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What 2013 Teaches Employers For 2014 & Beyond By Gene Connors and Amanda Haverstick 2013 left employees as the overall victors on the employment law battlefield, by arming them with a host of new statutory rights and options, primarily at the state and local level...

Jan 9 2014, 5:06pm CST

Google Experience Launcher - An Easy Hack To Get The Look Of The Nexus 5 On Any Android Phone Or Tablet

Google Experience Launcher - An Easy Hack To Get The Look Of The Nexus 5 On Any Android Phone Or Tablet The Google Search Evolution One of the best surprises in Android 4.4 Kitkat was the inclusion of Android RunTime or ‘ART’. It makes your phone run faster and its battery last longer and my December post will tell you...

Jan 9 2014, 12:46pm CST

The Best Startup Advice From 14 Tech Heroes

The Best Startup Advice From 14 Tech Heroes Some say that people do not really want advice, even when they ask for it — but when starting a company, good advice early on can be the difference between success and failure. For this reason, it is common practice for...

Jan 9 2014, 12:06pm CST

Sochi 2014: A Security Challenge

Sochi 2014: A Security Challenge The Russian city of Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympics from Feb. 7 to Feb. 23 and the Paralympics from March 7 to March 16. Russia is no stranger to hosting high-profile global events; it hosted the 1980 Summer...

Jan 9 2014, 9:16am CST

Watson Is Moving To NYC: IBM Announces $1B Group Based On Jeopardy Ace Computer

Watson Is Moving To NYC: IBM Announces $1B Group Based On Jeopardy Ace Computer Three years after its splash appearance on Jeopardy, IBM is turning to the Watson computer system for inspiration again–this time as the centerpiece of a major new business unit in the Big Apple. The company will...

Jan 9 2014, 1:46am CST

Stephen Wolfram Promises A Universal API To The Internet Of Things

Stephen Wolfram Promises A Universal API To The Internet Of Things At first glance, the Wolfram Connected Devices Project announced this week might not seem a big deal. But the database of ‘connected devices’ and their capabilities is only the first step in a much larger project, as...

Jan 8 2014, 6:21pm CST

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Ohio deal: Websites won't bill to remove mug shots 2 websites will stop billing people to take down mug shots in settlement reached in Ohio suit TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two Internet sites that make money by posting millions of mug shots of people who've been...

Jan 8 2014, 1:21pm CST