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Jeremiah Owyang: Profiting from a Collaborative Economy

Jeremiah Owyang: Profiting from a Collaborative Economy

It’s being called the “Sharing Economy,” “Mesh Economy, ”  “Collaborative Consumption,” and now the “Collaborative Economy.” Wh...

Jan 2 2014, 2:11pm CST

New Oregon Data: Expanding Medicaid Increases Usage Of Emergency Rooms, Undermining Central Rationale For Obamacare

New Oregon Data: Expanding Medicaid Increases Usage Of Emergency Rooms, Undermining Central Rationale For Obamacare

For years, it has been the number one talking point of Obamacare supporters. People who are uninsured end up getting costly car...

Jan 2 2014, 1:51pm CST

DARPA Is Building A Vanishing Battery: This Post Will Self Destruct In 5 Seconds

DARPA Is Building A Vanishing Battery: This Post Will Self Destruct In 5 Seconds

Considering that batteries are typically designed for maximum longevity, it may seem odd to learn that the U.S. Defense Advance...

Jan 2 2014, 9:41am CST

Amazon Sales Tax Now Applicable in Three New States

Amazon Sales Tax Now Applicable in Nevada, Tennessee and Indiana

Amazon has implemented its sales tax on shoppers in three new states. The sales tax is now applicable in Nevada, Tennessee and...

Jan 2 2014, 2:16am CST

Apps for Saving Money

Apps for Saving Money

Happy New Year! 2014 has the potential to be a great year, especially if you aren’t stressed about money.  Fortunately, with co...

Dec 31 2013, 7:51pm CST

The Apothecary's 2013 Year In Review: Americans Care Most About Obamacare's Steep Premium Hikes

The Apothecary's 2013 Year In Review: Americans Care Most About Obamacare's Steep Premium Hikes

2012 was a Presidential election year, in which health care policy was front-and-center. We figured 2013 would revert back to n...

Dec 31 2013, 2:37pm CST

I4U news

7 Reasons That Russia Is Not The Soviet Union

National Review published a rather overheated piece the other day that contained an entertaining line: “Russia has become the S...

Dec 31 2013, 8:46am CST

Review - 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty' Offers Family-Friendly Charm

Review - 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty' Offers Family-Friendly Charm

With so many of the recent bigger studio award-season productions targeted squarely at adults — including films like American H...

Dec 31 2013, 8:06am CST

Dare To Embrace Uncertainty In 2014

Dare To Embrace Uncertainty In 2014

A new year is upon us. If you’re anything like me, right about now you’ve probably begun to think about what you can do (or sto...

Dec 30 2013, 1:01am CST

Which Is More Important: Military Drones Or A Cure For Cancer?

Which Is More Important: Military Drones Or A Cure For Cancer?

The U.S. government has an answer: drones. Drones and other weapons of destruction are vastly more important than healing peopl...

Dec 29 2013, 8:56am CST

14 Pointed Predictions For 2014

14 Pointed Predictions For 2014

After recapping the hits and misses and misses of last year’s predictions (I did well on oil, less well on Apple; scored on the...

Dec 29 2013, 7:36am CST

Top Health Trend For 2014: Telehealth To Grow Over 50%. What Role For Regulation?

Top Health Trend For 2014: Telehealth To Grow Over 50%. What Role For Regulation?

For many years, telehealth advocates have accused payers of being unwilling to reimburse for proven telehealth interventions, w...

Dec 28 2013, 11:21am CST

I4U news

In 2008, PolitiFact's 2013 'Lie Of The Year,' That You Could Keep Your Health Plan Under Obamacare, It As Rated 'True'

On December 12, the self-appointed guardians of truth and justice at PolitiFact named President Obama’s infamous promise—that “...

Dec 27 2013, 1:16pm CST

Kellie Pickler Performed on Christmas

Kellie Pickler Cheers Up the Troops in Afghanistan

The American Idol star and country musician, Kellie Pickler took a trip to Afghanistan. There she cheered up the troops with he...

Dec 27 2013, 5:40am CST

Venture Capital 2013 recap - Oh what a year it was....

Venture Capital 2013 recap - Oh what a year it was....

There are bad years, so-so years and then there is 2013…its been a long time coming. In 2013, VCs finally took some pride in th...

Dec 26 2013, 10:41am CST

The Book That Predicted Obamacare's Failure -- And America's Rebirth

The Book That Predicted Obamacare's Failure -- And America's Rebirth

In three short months, Obamacare has exposed, with 200 proof concentration, the fundamental mismatch between government’s limit...

Dec 24 2013, 12:16pm CST

Cinnabon Vodka Is A Dessert In A Shot

Cinnabon Vodka Is A Dessert In A Shot

“Please don’t do that.” Last month, Cinnabon President Kat Cole warned BuzzFeed that’s what she tells people who ask about eati...

Dec 23 2013, 4:31pm CST

Is College a Sucker Bet?

Is College a Sucker Bet?

I’m proud to say that I’m the father of highly accomplished identical twin high school senior daughters, and like their friends...

Dec 23 2013, 3:31pm CST

Was the Real Wolf of Wall Street All Wrong?

Was the Real Wolf of Wall Street All Wrong?

This article is by Henry Schuck, co-founder and chief revenue officer of the sales intelligence and data firm DiscoverOrg. He c...

Dec 23 2013, 11:06am CST

The Top 5 Indie Games of 2013

The Top 5 Indie Games of 2013

First things first: if you have not yet read my companion piece, “Not the Top 5 Indie Games of Christmas“, might I suggest you...

Dec 23 2013, 9:26am CST

Jobs With Justice: New Campaigns Take Aim At Low Wages, Working Poor, Falling Middle Class

Jobs With Justice: New Campaigns Take Aim At Low Wages, Working Poor, Falling Middle Class

The organized labor movement is changing, reflecting two large-scale trends. On the one hand, union membership – once 35 percen...

Dec 23 2013, 9:16am CST

Apple's China Mobile Deal: Another Move In The Chess Game

Apple's China Mobile Deal: Another Move In The Chess Game

The timing of Apple’s deal to sell its iPhone on China’s Mobile, the world’s largest mobile carrier, is being hailed as two gia...

Dec 23 2013, 8:56am CST

I4U news

A Danger Lurks In The Righteous War Against Patent Trolls

Judging from events that have already occurred, and others that soon will occur, righteous forces are gathered against patent t...

Dec 23 2013, 7:36am CST

I4U news

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

Kindle Paperwhite Review: If Only Every E-Book Reader Was This Good

Kindle Paperwhite Review: If Only Every E-Book Reader Was This Good

Amazon is at the top of the tree in terms of e-ink based readers. With the Kindle devices now in their sixth generation, how do...

Dec 22 2013, 7:11pm CST

12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2013: Esophageal Cancer Action Network

12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2013: Esophageal Cancer Action Network

It’s the seventh day of our 12 Days of Charitable Giving! In December, I’ll be focusing on twelve charitable organizations whic...

Dec 22 2013, 1:11pm CST

Book Of the Year: The Most Famous Medieval Materialist

Book Of the Year: The Most Famous Medieval Materialist

A book that views a noted saint and theologian of the Catholic Church as–a materialist? It may sound counterintuitive, but Brit...

Dec 22 2013, 11:21am CST

I4U news

Paul Krugman's Excellent Point About Uber's Surge Pricing

Paul Krugman is using Uber’s surge pricing as an example, as something to bolster a core part of the Keynesian economic model....

Dec 22 2013, 9:11am CST

Fisker's Bankruptcy Reminds Us Fossil Fuels Are Here To Stay

Fisker's Bankruptcy Reminds Us Fossil Fuels Are Here To Stay

Last month, electric car start-up Fisker Automobile became the latest government-backed green energy company to file for bankru...

Dec 22 2013, 8:11am CST

For Those Who Care About America's Future, A Stocking-Stuffer Of A Book: 'The Crash of 2016'

For Those Who Care About America's Future, A Stocking-Stuffer Of A Book: 'The Crash of 2016'

It’s Panic Saturday, the last big shopping day before Christmas. As you race to find stock stuffers for your more economically...

Dec 21 2013, 11:16am CST

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College Football Bowl Games: Complete Schedule

The college football bowl season kicks off on Saturday with a slate of four games. It begins a wild stretch of 35 games over 17...

Dec 21 2013, 7:06am CST

I4U news

Mental Health Measures Removed From New Military Spending Bill

When the House of Representatives recently passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act, it contained measures...

Dec 20 2013, 4:21pm CST

I4U news

Congress Passes Major Military Sex Assault Reform

The Senate passed a bill Thursday that contains several important changes to how the military handles sexual assault within its...

Dec 20 2013, 11:46am CST

How To Use Your 2013 Mistakes To Build A Better 2014

How To Use Your 2013 Mistakes To Build A Better 2014

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. -Dale Carnegie Chances are, you made a few...

Dec 20 2013, 11:26am CST

"In Meat We Trust" Gives Carnivores A History To Salivate Over

"In Meat We Trust" Gives Carnivores A History To Salivate Over

Maureen Ogle’s latest book, In Meat We Trust: An Unexpected History of Carnivore America, is a comprehensive history of the Ame...

Dec 20 2013, 10:46am CST

How To Get The Best Deal on Your 401(k) Fees: Four Key Year-end Strategies

How To Get The Best Deal on Your 401(k) Fees: Four Key Year-end Strategies

If you haven’t brought up the subject of 401(k)s at your holiday office party or year-end chat with managers, now’s the time. Y...

Dec 20 2013, 10:26am CST

Ryse: Son of Rome for Xbox One

Ryse: Son of Rome for Xbox One

This is a great gift idea but order soon....

Dec 16 2013, 9:11am CST

Holiday Gift Guide 2013: NBA 2K14 - Xbox 360 at $39.99

Holiday Gift Guide 2013: NBA 2K14 - Xbox 360 at $39.99

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 16 2013, 12:24am CST

Microsoft Disrupts ZeroAccess Botnet with FBI, Europol and Industry Partners

Microsoft Disrupts ZeroAccess Botnet with FBI, Europol and Industry Partners

Microsoft along with several other agencies, which included the FBI and Europol, managed to disrupt the infamous ZeroAccess bot...

Dec 6 2013, 6:58am CST

Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Skylanders Giants Starter Pack for Xbox 360

Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Skylanders Giants Starter Pack for Xbox 360

This is a great way to give the Skylander lover a great gift at a great low price....

Nov 27 2013, 7:11am CST