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The Good News Behind the Alarming Energy Headlines

The Good News Behind the Alarming Energy Headlines

In Davos, Switzerland the confabbing tycoons at the World Economic Forum spent their Friday fretting over climate change. ...

Jan 29 2014, 3:05am CST

Icahn's Letter To Apple: The Missing Key Points

Icahn's Letter To Apple: The Missing Key Points

Carl Icahn tweeted on Thursday, January 23, announcing that he had bought another $500 million of Apple’s stock that day ($1 bi...

Jan 27 2014, 6:40am CST

 The Grammys Taxes and the IRS

Grammys Taxes and the IRS

The Grammys award show is a big production, which GRAMMY.com calls Music’s Biggest Night. Awards are coveted for their st...

Jan 27 2014, 5:00am CST

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 e...

Jan 27 2014, 4:13am CST

Intuit Super Bowl 2014 Ad is the Best

Intuit Super Bowl 2014 Ad is the Best

With over 100 million salivating Super Bowl viewers on deck, it no longer shocks me that companies will pay $4 million for a sp...

Jan 25 2014, 8:04am CST

Bitcoin joins payment methods at TigerDirect

Bitcoin joins payment methods at TigerDirect

Another major online seller accepts bitcoin...

Jan 24 2014, 10:01am 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 abo...

Jan 24 2014, 8:00am CST

Pope Francis Talks Internet

Pope Francis Talks Internet

“The internet …,” writes Pope Francis today, “offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something trul...

Jan 24 2014, 6:30am CST

Entreprenuer Just Made A $1.9 Million Bet On Super Bowl Suites

Entreprenuer Just Made A $1.9 Million Bet On Super Bowl Suites

Part of being a sports fan is the risk you sign on for every year and every game, putting your emotion on the line for a bunch...

Jan 24 2014, 2:14am CST

Apple's Mac still Big Influencer, 30 years after Debut

Apple's Mac still Big Influencer, 30 years after Debut

Apple's Mac still influences computing today, 30 years after its debut NEW YORK (AP) — Look around. Many of the gadgets you see...

Jan 24 2014, 1:15am 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...

Jan 23 2014, 7:01am CST

Toshiba Completes OCZ Acquisition

Toshiba Completes OCZ Acquisition

OCZ is now a wholly owned Toshiba subsidary...

Jan 22 2014, 10:57am CST

CES 2014 from a Woman's Perspective

CES 2014 from a Woman's Perspective

In 2014, women leaders rose to the top in many different industries.  Healthcare, cars manufacturing, advertising and even...

Jan 22 2014, 8:11am CST

Are You A Billionaire Looking To Make A Deal? Call this Guy

Are You A Billionaire Looking To Make A Deal? Call this Guy

“You gotta meet Demetri while you’re in town.” The text message had come from an entrepreneur and investor I knew. One of those...

Jan 22 2014, 5:06am 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...

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 Internati...

Jan 21 2014, 1:22pm CST

A Record Year For Israel's Technology Market With Acquisitions And IPOs Totaling $7.6 Billion

A Record Year For Israel's Technology Market With Acquisitions And IPOs Totaling $7.6 Billion

Start-Up Nation topped the charts in 2013. The value of all successful exits in the Israeli technology market in 2013 reached a...

Jan 20 2014, 1:26pm CST

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Tech industry: Obama's NSA reforms 'insufficient'

Tech industry group calls Obama's NSA speech 'thoughtful, but insufficient' SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Technology compa...

Jan 18 2014, 1:06pm 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 S...

Jan 17 2014, 8:11pm CST

I4U news

Shoppers fret about authenticity of Target emails

Target email to customers offering credit help genuine, but scams are out there NEW YORK (AP) — An email sent to...

Jan 17 2014, 4:01pm CST

NSA Reforms: A Step In The Right Direction Or PR Stunt?

NSA Reforms: A Step In The Right Direction Or PR Stunt?

The complexity of privacy discussions in a hyper-connected world of free services was made clear this morning. In a speech that...

Jan 17 2014, 3:11pm CST

The Target Data Breach Is Becoming A Nightmare

The Target Data Breach Is Becoming A Nightmare

Over the past month, details about the breadth of the Target data breach have continued to emerge.  It’s not a pretty story.  B...

Jan 17 2014, 1:51pm CST

Why Investors Should Focus On 'Non-Financial' Issues

Why Investors Should Focus On 'Non-Financial' Issues

Once a niche corner of the market, analysis of environmental, social and governance (ESG) trends is increasingly taking centre...

Jan 17 2014, 11:11am CST

A Little More Context On That Fired Yahoo Exec's Massive Golden Parachute

A Little More Context On That Fired Yahoo Exec's Massive Golden Parachute

As crazy as it sounds, severance packages worth more than $100 million — like the one Yahoo gave fired COO Henrique De Castro t...

Jan 17 2014, 10:31am CST

I4U news

Communicating Disasters

No stats.  Just a hunch.  Disasters are increasing.  Whether floods, terrorism, tsunamis, plants collapsing, fires, oil spills...

Jan 16 2014, 4:36pm CST

Fired Yahoo Exec's $109M Golden Parachute Was One Of The Biggest Ever

Fired Yahoo Exec's $109M Golden Parachute Was One Of The Biggest Ever

There are a lot of different ways to express just how massive is the payout Yahoo is bestowing upon Henrique De Castro, the chi...

Jan 16 2014, 3:46pm CST

Obama's Manufacturing Hubs Mean Cronyism, Corporate Welfare And Less Innovation

Obama's Manufacturing Hubs Mean Cronyism, Corporate Welfare And Less Innovation

It’s an endless parade, one  top-down proposal after another from Washington. Having just presided over another 80,000 pages of...

Jan 15 2014, 9:31pm CST

BitTorrent Creator's New Software DissidentX Hides Secrets In Plain Sight

BitTorrent Creator's New Software DissidentX Hides Secrets In Plain Sight

Encryption tools help people keep secrets. Bram Cohen has a more subtle ambition: he wants to help people keep secret the act o...

Jan 15 2014, 3:21pm CST

The Great Zappos "Circles" Experiment And Why It Really Matters

The Great Zappos "Circles" Experiment And Why It Really Matters

@giorodriguez  The New Year’s Day hype is deserved, but for reasons that may not yet be visible Funny thing about us humans: we...

Jan 15 2014, 12:01pm CST

Net Neutrality Ended Yesterday. Here's What It Could Mean For Gamers

Net Neutrality Ended Yesterday. Here's What It Could Mean For Gamers

It’s a brave new world on the internet today. Yesterday, a Federal Appeals court struck down net neutrality, and while it’s a c...

Jan 15 2014, 11:11am CST

What SolarCity Wants: Raising Money From Investors It Couldn't Reach Before

What SolarCity Wants: Raising Money From Investors It Couldn't Reach Before

To broaden its fundraising base and support its growth, SolarCity said Wednesday it will tap new types of investors by launchin...

Jan 15 2014, 7:21am CST

Bringing Unstructured Data Into D&B Products

Bringing Unstructured Data Into D&B Products

Business data stalwart Dun & Bradstreet has been delivering business intelligence to corporations for well over 100 years b...

Jan 14 2014, 11:26am CST

Charity Begins At 50? Codswallop!

Charity Begins At 50? Codswallop!

Before he died this past December, hedge fund manager and philanthropist Robert W. Wilson had done many notable things. In the...

Jan 14 2014, 10:06am CST

I4U news

The Secret To "Having It All"

It was 1:45 PM on a Wednesday. I was sweating bullets as I ran to catch the train. I wasn’t headed to one of my usual big clien...

Jan 13 2014, 1:01pm CST

8 Qualities That Make Leaders Extraordinarily Memorable

8 Qualities That Make Leaders Extraordinarily Memorable

Leaders that strive to be significant seek to create the greatest impact and influence.   These are the types of leaders that w...

Jan 13 2014, 8:51am CST

Prada Mimics Dolce & Gabanna Tax Trouble, Should Copy Apple & Google Instead

Prada Mimics Dolce & Gabanna Tax Trouble, Should Copy Apple & Google Instead

Prada would hate to be accused of copying Dolce & Gabanna in anything, whether in design or tax planning. Domenico Dolce an...

Jan 12 2014, 11:06pm CST

Telecommuting Is The Future of Work

Telecommuting Is The Future of Work

In many companies I work with, a certain percentage of employees work from home or are virtual employees – contractors or long-...

Jan 12 2014, 7:56pm CST

John Mackey, Co-CEO of Whole Foods, and Marc Gafni on "The Unique Self of Business."

John Mackey, Co-CEO of Whole Foods, and Marc Gafni on "The Unique Self of Business."

John Mackey, the co-CEO of Whole Foods, is the author (with Raj Sisodia) of Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit...

Jan 12 2014, 1:26pm CST