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Microsoft 2Q Tops Expectations wtih Xbox, Surface Sales Help

Microsoft 2Q Tops Expectations wtih Xbox, Surface Sales Help

Microsoft 2nd-quarter revenue, earnings top Street as Xbox One, Surface sales strong REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft Corp. repo...

Jan 24 2014, 7:06am CST

New Take on Google Glass

New Take on Google Glass

I’ve come around a bit on Google Glass.  Not entirely, but perhaps 270°. To clarify, I’d be surprised if I ever adopted Gl...

Jan 23 2014, 9:30am 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...

Jan 23 2014, 9:26am CST

5 Highlights From The Netflix Earnings Report

5 Highlights From The Netflix Earnings Report

Netflix is starting to look like a precision machine. The company modestly exceeded expectations for the fourth quarter, adding...

Jan 23 2014, 4:21am CST

Netflix Shares Shoot Up On Stronger Than Expected

Netflix Shares Shoot Up On Stronger Than Expected

“It’s been a good year for Netflix,” wrote CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells in a letter to shareholders. “People around th...

Jan 23 2014, 2:47am 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 bef...

Jan 22 2014, 3:48am 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-wa...

Jan 19 2014, 7:31am 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 stat...

Jan 17 2014, 5:01pm CST

FDA Grants Earlier Than Expected Approval For Medtronic's CoreValve

FDA Grants Earlier Than Expected Approval For Medtronic's CoreValve

The FDA today approved Medtronic’s CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) system for patients with severe aort...

Jan 17 2014, 4:11pm CST

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Europe launches RoboEarth: 'Wikipedia for Robots'

European universities launch project to speed robotic development, enable bot-to-bot learning EINDHOVEN, Netherla...

Jan 17 2014, 3:01am 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 en...

Jan 16 2014, 5:36pm CST

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Intel 4Q net income rises 6 pct

Intel posts 6 pct rise in 4th-qtr net income, falls slightly short of Wall Street predictions NEW YORK (AP) — Int...

Jan 16 2014, 4:46pm CST

Despite PC 'Stabilization' Intel Shares Trend Down On Tepid Outlook

Despite PC 'Stabilization' Intel Shares Trend Down On Tepid Outlook

Desktop computers still make up a large portion of chip maker Intel's business, but PC sales have been declining sharply in rec...

Jan 16 2014, 4:36pm CST

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The Altar Of Shiny

By Courtney Nash Web and mobile users continue to expect faster sites and apps–especially when it comes to mobile–and this year...

Jan 15 2014, 9:31pm CST

'Grossly Inadequate': The Charter-Time Warner Cable Merger Battle Turns Nasty

'Grossly Inadequate': The Charter-Time Warner Cable Merger Battle Turns Nasty

On Monday, Charter Communications offered to buy Time Warner Cable at a value of $61 billion. Two days later, the companies are...

Jan 15 2014, 5:21pm CST

Cyber Stick Ups At Target & Neiman Marcus (& Others) Discounts Brand Engagement. Up To 85% Off.

Cyber Stick Ups At Target & Neiman Marcus (& Others) Discounts Brand Engagement. Up To 85% Off.

We figure that one in three of you are pretty concerned about this because, as it turns out, the cyber attack on personal and c...

Jan 15 2014, 11:11am CST

Making Sense Of Zappos And Holacracy

Making Sense Of Zappos And Holacracy

“Zappos Says Goodbye To Bosses,” was the recent headline in the Washington Post. “Zappos is going holacratic: no job titles, no...

Jan 15 2014, 8:51am CST

A Chat With The Host of 'Brain Games': Nat Geo's Highest-Rated Show Ever

A Chat With The Host of 'Brain Games': Nat Geo's Highest-Rated Show Ever

Here’s the thing about Jason Silva, host of National Geographic Channel’s Brain Games: Off-camera, he’s exactly like you want h...

Jan 14 2014, 1:36pm 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...

Jan 14 2014, 10:26am CST

Mobile Apps May Not Pave The Way To Developer Riches, Sales Average Less Than $1,250 A Day

Mobile Apps May Not Pave The Way To Developer Riches, Sales Average Less Than $1,250 A Day

Less than 0.01 percent. That’s how many mobile apps will be considered a financial success by their creators at the end of 2018...

Jan 13 2014, 5:51pm CST

Joe Carnahan on Directing 'The Blacklist', Slowing Down His New Film 'Stretch', and His Future In Both Mediums

Joe Carnahan on Directing 'The Blacklist', Slowing Down His New Film 'Stretch', and His Future In Both Mediums

With current TV projects like The Blacklist and active film projects like Stretch, it’s hard to believe Joe Carnahan would have...

Jan 13 2014, 9:51am 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

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

Jolla Review: Some Rough Edges, But This Linux Smartphone Shows Promise

Jolla Review: Some Rough Edges, But This Linux Smartphone Shows Promise

Jolla was formed in late 2011 from a number of former Nokia Engineers who had been working on a number of Linux-based operating...

Jan 12 2014, 7:56pm CST

Week Ahead: Fasten Seatbelts For Earnings, Indicators & Budget Fight

Week Ahead: Fasten Seatbelts For Earnings, Indicators & Budget Fight

Stock markets shrugged off Friday’s confusingly low U.S. job creation numbers – so let’s see how they cope with an onslaught of...

Jan 12 2014, 7:06pm CST

Markets: 'First Five Days Of January Were Down--Does It Matter?' (And Other Quotes Of The Week)

Markets: 'First Five Days Of January Were Down--Does It Matter?' (And Other Quotes Of The Week)

With the media focused last week on the “polar vortex” extreme cold, Chris Christie’s “BridgeGate,” the jobs report shock, Fed...

Jan 12 2014, 10:46am CST

Why You Need To Watch The 2014 Golden Globes Red Carpet

Why You Need To Watch The 2014 Golden Globes Red Carpet

It is bound to be the ultimate red carpet showdown. The 2014 Golden Globes that is. Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslett, Sandra Bullo...

Jan 11 2014, 6:51am CST

Do You Need To Learn To Say 'No' This Year?

Do You Need To Learn To Say 'No' This Year?

No. It’s a simple two-letter word that can be so difficult to say, particularly when it comes to business. That’s because so ma...

Jan 10 2014, 2:11pm CST

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5 Goals I'm Setting For My Business In 2014

We’re all guilty of it. We set our resolutions on the 31st of December, jazzed to make progress in our personal and professiona...

Jan 10 2014, 11:51am CST

Sick Of Sports: Why Rock Bands Are A Better Metaphor For Work Teams

Sick Of Sports: Why Rock Bands Are A Better Metaphor For Work Teams

Sports teams are the canonical metaphor for teamwork. We try to “pick winners” to score “slam dunks.” Team leaders “coach” team...

Jan 10 2014, 10:11am CST

How To Use Social Media To Make Sales

How To Use Social Media To Make Sales

Five Steps To Making Sales Through Social Media An integral part of the sales process is getting to know your prospects and es...

Jan 10 2014, 10:01am CST

PCs Rate Of Decline Moderating But Still Losing Share To Tablets

PCs Rate Of Decline Moderating But Still Losing Share To Tablets

Gartner estimates that PC shipments declined 6.9% year over year to 82.6 million units while IDC estimated they dropped 5.6% to...

Jan 10 2014, 8:01am CST

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The Ignored Side Of Social Media: Customer Service

The following post was published on the Knowledge@Wharton website on January 2, 2014. What do you do when your flight to San Fr...

Jan 9 2014, 3:36pm CST

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Old meets new in 2014 video game lineup

Master Chief, Meet Aiden Pearce : Old faces collide with new ones in 2014 video game lineup LOS ANGELES (AP) — Th...

Jan 9 2014, 10:56am CST

First Images Of Marvel Superhero Theme Park Unveiled

First Images Of Marvel Superhero Theme Park Unveiled

It’s a massive six-story high dome as big as two football fields. It includes 4D rides and games like a state-of-the-art amusem...

Jan 9 2014, 9:16am CST

Delta New Seats Improve Passengers Comfort

Delta Add New Seats

Delta Airlines is to add a variety of new features to its narrow-body aircraft. And the main goal of the changes is the impleme...

Jan 9 2014, 7:47am CST

BlackBerry sticks to its QWERTY roots

BlackBerry sticks to its QWERTY roots

BlackBerry CEO: You will see us center more and more on the keyboard....

Jan 9 2014, 1:55am CST

Apple: 2013 In Review And 2014 Outlook

Apple: 2013 In Review And 2014 Outlook

For the first eight months of 2013 it was all talk about the stock (since it was in the penalty box), Apple losing market share...

Jan 8 2014, 9:31am CST

I Invested In A Startup - Now What?

I Invested In A Startup - Now What?

In a previous post, I wrote about investors increasingly turning to alternative investments in an effort to generate uncorrelat...

Jan 7 2014, 4:56pm CST

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Technology? Some justices want to keep distance

Supreme Court justices wary of bold action by judges weighing new technology, privacy issues WASHINGTON (AP) — At...

Jan 7 2014, 2:16pm CST