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2014 State of Marketing: Email Flood Despite Rise Of Mobile And Social

Today, Salesforce.com released its Exacttarget Marketing Cloud 2014 State of Marketing study that polled over 2,600 mid- to sen...

Jan 7 2014, 10:46am CST

The Best "Sleeper Ideas" For Trends, Stocks, And Private Companies To Watch In 2014

The Best "Sleeper Ideas" For Trends, Stocks, And Private Companies To Watch In 2014

This is the third year in a row that I’ve asked friends and colleagues of mine to make predictions for the coming year. In the...

Jan 6 2014, 10:16pm CST

Sourcing Goods And Suppliers In China: A How-To Guide For Small Businesses

Sourcing Goods And Suppliers In China: A How-To Guide For Small Businesses

By Richard N. Frasch and Charlotte Zhanghaixia Westfall Horace Greeley, the famous early American newspaper editor and founder...

Jan 6 2014, 1:16pm CST

Guru Pans: 14 Stocks To Steer Clear Of In 2014

Guru Pans: 14 Stocks To Steer Clear Of In 2014

In a market environment where “hot buys” always make the headlines, often the best advice an investor can get is when to actua...

Jan 6 2014, 12:16pm CST

Is Sacramento The World's Capital of Internet Privacy Regulation?

Is Sacramento The World's Capital of Internet Privacy Regulation?

It’s only two hours between Sacramento, California’s state capitol, and the Silicon Valley, the world’s technology capital, but...

Jan 6 2014, 11:16am CST

Finding A Mentor Is Easier Than You Think

Finding A Mentor Is Easier Than You Think

January is National Mentoring Month, so I decided focus this blog on ways to find career mentors. Finding career mentors may ac...

Jan 6 2014, 4:26am CST

Yota Phone Review: The Android Smartphone From Russia With Two Screens

Yota Phone Review: The Android Smartphone From Russia With Two Screens

Last year at CES, Russian manufacturer Yota demonstrated a prototype smartphone with two 4.3 inch displays, an LCD screen on on...

Jan 4 2014, 5:16pm CST

Product Report Card: Is It Fair To Grade Apple B- For 2013?

Product Report Card: Is It Fair To Grade Apple B- For 2013?

We expect a lot from our tech companies, both in terms of the products they release to consumers and the gains they return to i...

Jan 4 2014, 10:06am CST

Veronica Mars Trailer Portrays Novel Faces

Veronica Mars Trailer Portrays Novel Faces

The trailer of the movie Veronica Mars portrays some novel faces in its repertoire. After it was launched on Kickstarter it bro...

Jan 4 2014, 6:59am CST

Tesla And Adobe: Why Continuous Deployment May Mean Continuous Customer Disappointment

Tesla And Adobe: Why Continuous Deployment May Mean Continuous Customer Disappointment

For the last 75 years products (both durable goods and software) were built via Waterfall development. This process forced comp...

Jan 3 2014, 3:16pm CST

Will Venture Capital Beat The Market in 2014?

Will Venture Capital Beat The Market in 2014?

Venture capital used to be a great place to put money. But in the last 15 years, it has been a lousy investment. 2013 was the s...

Jan 3 2014, 7:56am CST

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Digital Health In 2014: The Imperative Of Connectivity

Build it and they will come. I sense that this may be a guiding principal to digital health. Build a sexy device or a cool app...

Jan 2 2014, 1:21pm CST

Dimon, Zuckerberg, Obama, Bezos, And More: Memorable Quotes Of 2013

Dimon, Zuckerberg, Obama, Bezos, And More: Memorable Quotes Of 2013

2013 saw more than its fair share of major storylines, everything from the gravity-defying performance of the equity markets to...

Jan 1 2014, 7:26pm CST

Four Fearless Predictions For The Music Industry In 2014

Four Fearless Predictions For The Music Industry In 2014

Tonight 2013 comes to a close, and with it, so does a typically eventful year in the music industry. In the past 12 months, we’...

Dec 31 2013, 11:36am CST

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Apple's E-Book Monitor In Bureaucratic Court Fight Over Tim Cook And Al Gore Interviews

I will admit to finding this little story quite amusing. As we all know after Apple was found guilty of conspiring with the maj...

Dec 31 2013, 9:16am CST

5 Goals My Online Publishing Business Will Achieve in 2014

5 Goals My Online Publishing Business Will Achieve in 2014

Running a small publication means I can’t waste time, energy or money. Last year, I wrote “5 Goals My Business Will Achieve in...

Dec 31 2013, 6:06am CST

How To Double Your Content Marketing ROI In 2014

How To Double Your Content Marketing ROI In 2014

December brings many traditions: enjoying the holidays, wrapping up projects from the year that’s ending, and gearing up for th...

Dec 30 2013, 2:41pm CST

How To Start a Business In 8 Key Steps

How To Start a Business In 8 Key Steps

For those of you who have not already started a business, or are trying to figure out how best to start your business, this pos...

Dec 30 2013, 12:41pm CST

What Obama's Mandela Funeral Selfie Tells Us About The Web In 2014

What Obama's Mandela Funeral Selfie Tells Us About The Web In 2014

As Nelson Mandela’s funeral became the kind of geopolitical media circus cynics expected it would, Danish Prime Minister Helle...

Dec 30 2013, 12:41pm CST

A Word Of Caution For The Boosters Of Global Entrepreneurship

A Word Of Caution For The Boosters Of Global Entrepreneurship

Palestinian VC Saed Nashef keeps telling people that building a startup ecosystem is a decades-long process. Why are so few peo...

Dec 30 2013, 6:01am CST

How Many Healthy People Are Signing Up For Obamacare? The White House Won't Say

How Many Healthy People Are Signing Up For Obamacare? The White House Won't Say

On Sunday, the Obama administration announced that a total of 1.1 million Americans have signed up for health insurance coverag...

Dec 30 2013, 2:01am CST

Brock Lesnar may Return to the UFC

Brock Lesnar may Return to the UFC

Brock Lesnar defended his heavyweight title twice before throwing in the towel. The fact that he may return to the UFC is fodde...

Dec 28 2013, 4:20am CST

7 Things You Should Expect From Your Leaders In 2014

7 Things You Should Expect From Your Leaders In 2014

Employees expect a lot from their leaders and when they don’t get what they expect they begin to lose trust and respect for the...

Dec 27 2013, 9:36am CST

Review - 'Saving Mr. Banks' Packs Emotional Wallop

Review - 'Saving Mr. Banks' Packs Emotional Wallop

My father died in September of this year. I was in the air somewhere over Texas, desperately hurrying to get there before time...

Dec 27 2013, 8:16am CST

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Bulgaria's Travails Should Be A Sobering Reminder to Ukrainians: The EU Doesn't Fix Everything

At a time that thousands of Ukrainians continue to protest in favor of integration with the European Union, it’s worth taking a...

Dec 26 2013, 8:41am CST

Ferocious, Weak And Crazy: The North Korean Strategy

Ferocious, Weak And Crazy: The North Korean Strategy

Editor’s Note: The following Geopolitical Weekly originally ran in January 2013. We repost it as recent turmoil in North Korea...

Dec 24 2013, 11:36am CST

With $1.5B Responsys Buy, Oracle Aims Right At Adobe, Salesforce In War For Cloud

With $1.5B Responsys Buy, Oracle Aims Right At Adobe, Salesforce In War For Cloud

On Thursday, Oracle announced positive quarterly earnings results that beat Wall Street estimates. The next day, it declared wa...

Dec 23 2013, 2:31pm CST

Tapering Is Just One Reason Gold Bugs Aren't Happy Right Now

Tapering Is Just One Reason Gold Bugs Aren't Happy Right Now

By Dee Gill For gold investors, the Federal Reserve’s decision Wednesday to taper its $85 billion-a-month bond buying program w...

Dec 23 2013, 12:46pm CST

Housing Outlook 2014: 10 Predictions From The Experts

Housing Outlook 2014: 10 Predictions From The Experts

In 2013, the housing recovery was a welcome bright spot on the economic pages: prices were shooting up, fewer homeowners were u...

Dec 23 2013, 12:26pm CST

Red Lobster Release Not Enough, Activist Investor Tells Darden

Red Lobster Release Not Enough, Activist Investor Tells Darden

Restaurant operator Darden Restaurants may think releasing Red Lobster into the wild will help its bottom line, but according t...

Dec 23 2013, 12:06pm CST

7 Ways Your Father Affected Your Career

7 Ways Your Father Affected Your Career

My father passed away last May at 92, and his passing has spurred me to think even more deeply about our relationship and his i...

Dec 23 2013, 10:16am CST

'The Invisible Woman' Star-Director Ralph Fiennes Talks Celebrity Bruises, Slow-Burn Relationships And 'Total Interior Inhabitation'

'The Invisible Woman' Star-Director Ralph Fiennes Talks Celebrity Bruises, Slow-Burn Relationships And 'Total Interior Inhabitation'

For an actor best known for roles playing Nazis (Schindler’s List), doomed cartographers (The English Patient), British diploma...

Dec 23 2013, 8:46am CST

2013 Was The Year Everything Went Right For Lockheed Martin's F-35 Fighter

2013 Was The Year Everything Went Right For Lockheed Martin's F-35 Fighter

Thirteen is looking like the F-35 fighter’s lucky number.  After struggling for a dozen years to make program realities match g...

Dec 23 2013, 8:36am CST

At Christmastime 2013, What Would Jesus Ask Of Us Today?

At Christmastime 2013, What Would Jesus Ask Of Us Today?

The entire country pauses on Dec. 25, as Christians commemorate the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, known to Christians as God’s Ch...

Dec 23 2013, 7:36am CST

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Keynes and Copernicus: The Debasement Of Money Overthrows The Social Order And Governments

The United States Senate moves toward the confirmation of Janet Yellen, now posited for next January 6th, as chair of the Feder...

Dec 23 2013, 7:16am CST

Why Tiffany & Co. Was Ordered to Pay Almost Half A Billion Dollars To The Swatch Group

Why Tiffany & Co. Was Ordered to Pay Almost Half A Billion Dollars To The Swatch Group

On December 21st, a Dutch arbitration panel ordered Tiffany & Co. to pay almost $450 million dollars (402 million Swiss Fra...

Dec 23 2013, 6:16am CST

Next World VC: What's In Store For Tech In 2014?

Next World VC: What's In Store For Tech In 2014?

For those tech companies that kept up their growth momentum – like Yelp, Pandora and Facebook — times were effervescent in 2013...

Dec 22 2013, 12:01pm CST

Holiday Gift Guide 2013: $32.39 NAXA Electronics NPB-251BU Portable CD player with AM/FM Stereo Radio at $35.49

Holiday Gift Guide 2013: $32.39 NAXA Electronics NPB-251BU Portable CD player with AM/FM Stereo Radio at $35.49

Here is another hot Holiday gift tip from the I4U News Holiday Gift Guide 2013. Take a look below what we have found for you in...

Dec 21 2013, 11:01pm CST

In Speaking About Healthcare, We've Forgotten Patient Satisfaction: How To Treat Hospital Patients Like Valued Customers

In Speaking About Healthcare, We've Forgotten Patient Satisfaction: How To Treat Hospital Patients Like Valued Customers

Patient satisfaction – customer service, really – in hospitals and healthcare: It’s time for the industry to raise the bar—and...

Dec 20 2013, 5:51pm CST

Five Reasons It's Time To Buy Bonds Again

Five Reasons It's Time To Buy Bonds Again

Bonds in 2013 finally got their comeuppance. After a long, pleasing ride of income + price gains, the bond market decided the p...

Dec 20 2013, 5:51pm CST