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Star Wars Christmas Lights Video Goes Viral

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

The Best 2014 Super Bowl Ads

The Best 2014 Super Bowl Ads

Tesla Roadster Makes Comeback

Tesla Roadster Makes Comeback

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Jill Abramson Dismissed by the New York Times

Jill Abramson Dismissed by the New York Times The executive editor of the New York Times has left and is to be replaced with her second in command. Jill Abramson is not the top cat at the newspaper premises anymore.

May 15 2014, 10:11am CDT

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.  The irony of the super-wealthy flying in their private jets to hang out in a luxurious...

Jan 29 2014, 3:05am 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 employed in agriculture.  Life expectancy was less than 50 years. Indoor plumbing was...

Jan 27 2014, 4:13am CST

Bill O'Reilly to Interview President Obama During Fox Super Bowl Pregame Show

Bill O'Reilly to Interview President Obama During Fox Super Bowl Pregame Show What has this got to do with football?

Jan 24 2014, 9:28am 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

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

Sundance Tunes Into Online Audiences

Sundance Tunes Into Online Audiences The Sundance Film Festival is devoted to discovering and developing independent artists and audiences–so it’s time to embrace digital markets. As box office revenues stay low, the best bet for buoying independent...

Jan 21 2014, 8:58am CST

CES 2015 News
Should Microsoft Acquire Yahoo For $53 Billion?

Should Microsoft Buy Yahoo for $53 Billion? The last time Microsoft offered to buy Yahoo — valuing it at $45 billion, Steve Ballmer hoped that some value could be created by combining their media assets. As he said back then, “We have great respect for Yahoo!,...

Jan 21 2014, 8:56am CST

Omaha explosion leaves 2 dead, 10 injured

Omaha explosion leaves 2 dead, 10 injured A factory in Omaha exploded on Monday morning, leaving two people dead. The cause of the explosion has yet to be identified.

Jan 20 2014, 10:28pm CST

Google and the Social CRM Business

Google and the Social CRM Business Relax, CRM vendors. Google is not getting into the customer relationship management business (CRM) anytime soon. But they should. Google seems to understand the Social CRM needs of small and medium sized companies...

Jan 20 2014, 9:13am CST

Judaism In Cartoons And iPhone Apps

Judaism In Cartoons And iPhone Apps Teaching young people – and millennials – about religion can be a chore, not to mention sometimes boring or confusing for the students. One tech firm in San Francisco may have an answer for those young followers of the...

Jan 19 2014, 8:51am CST

Apple Loop: 'Great Things' Coming, iPhone 6 Rumor Roundup, Jobs' Biographer Says Google Rules, Mac Turns 30

Apple Loop: 'Great Things' Coming, iPhone 6 Rumor Roundup, Jobs' Biographer Says Google Rules, Mac Turns 30 Keeping you in the loop on just a few of the many things that happened around Apple this week. China Mobile starts selling iPhones – no line. After six years of negotiations between Apple and China Mobile, the iPhone...

Jan 18 2014, 8:16pm CST

The Partridge Family's Dave Madden died at 82

The Partridge Family's Dave Madden dead at 82 The Partridge Family was an American sitcom that ran in the 1970s. It was about a widowed mother and her five children who later formed a band. Dave Madden played the role of the band's manager.

Jan 17 2014, 3:50pm 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 this week — occur with some regularity in corporate America, and have since the 1980s. But...

Jan 17 2014, 10:31am CST

Contently Raises $9 Million To Build 'The Plumbing For Brand Publishing'

Contently Raises $9 Million To Build 'The Plumbing For Brand Publishing' Native advertising, content marketing, sponsored content — whatever you call it, it’s one of the most powerful currents remaking the publishing business, and Contently is riding right in the middle of it. The four-year-...

Jan 15 2014, 5:31am CST

I4U news

Report: NSA maps pathway into computers Report: NSA maps pathway into foreign computers using radio waves and covert chips WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world — but...

Jan 15 2014, 5:21am CST

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Officials: Obama likely to OK phone record changes AP sources: Obama expected to back changes to NSA surveillance with Congress handling details WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is expected to endorse changes to the way the government collects...

Jan 15 2014, 2:41am CST

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Report: NSA maps pathway into computers Report: NSA maps pathway into foreign computers using radio waves and covert chips WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world — but...

Jan 14 2014, 10:26pm CST

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Appeals court sets aside Internet rules Appeals court sets aside government regulations designed to ensure equal access to Internet WASHINGTON (AP) — In a setback for the Obama administration's goal of Internet openness, a federal appeals court...

Jan 14 2014, 1:26pm CST

Google Makes Private Messaging Someone Easier... World Freaks Out.

Google Makes Private Messaging Someone Easier... World Freaks Out. Google’s growing portfolio of sentient devices filled with sensors collecting information about the world includes its search engine, its Android phones, its Street View cars, its driverless cars, its new robots, and as...

Jan 14 2014, 1:06pm 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

Yahoo! Provides David Pogue With the Playground Of His Dreams

Yahoo! Provides David Pogue With the Playground Of His Dreams David Pogue has become a household name in tech criticism from his “State of the Art” column in New York Times along with multi-media contributions to PBS and CBS among others.  Last week, Pogue launched Yahoo Tech at...

Jan 14 2014, 8:36am CST

Government Programs Have Become One Big Scammer Fraud Fest

Government Programs Have Become One Big Scammer Fraud Fest Amongst all the polls about how various groups view their prospects going into 2014, I’d like to see one polling people who habitually defraud the government.  I bet it would be off-the-charts positive, as they look for...

Jan 13 2014, 10:51am CST

Two Words To Watch For In 2014

Two Words To Watch For In 2014 And neither one is Internet, of or things. But they aren’t new, either. They’re just old words making their way in a new year. And the first is … Animism. Hardly a new concept. Used here in the sense of, as Webster’s...

Jan 13 2014, 9:11am CST

Microsoft Just Put These 3 Companies Out Of Business

Microsoft Just Put These 3 Companies Out Of Business Zendesk. Autotask. Freshdesk. These are three great little companies that make three excellent help desk/customer service management applications. But they, like others in this niche, could be in trouble. OK, I’m...

Jan 13 2014, 9:11am CST

Jon Taffer: How He Turns Failed Bars Into Major Successes

Jon Taffer: How He Turns Failed Bars Into Major Successes To further understand the bar and restaurant industry, I spoke to one of the leading experts in Jon Taffer. You might know Taffer from his hit reality TV show “Bar Rescue”, where he takes bars that are about to close...

Jan 13 2014, 8:51am CST

SodaStream Super Bowl 2013 Ad has Scarlett Johansson

SodaStream Super Bowl 2014 Ad has Scarlett Johansson SodaStream made a big splash this weekend announcing Scarlett Johansson as its first-ever Brand Ambassador.

Jan 13 2014, 5:47am CST

Beats Music Aims To Take Streaming Mass Market

Beats Music Aims To Take Streaming Mass Market Beats Electronics, the fashion headphone behemoth led by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, has officially announced its plans to launch a music streaming service in the U.S. on January 21. Dubbed Beats Music, the $10 per month...

Jan 12 2014, 9:46am CST

How Hybrid Publishers Innovate To Succeed

How Hybrid Publishers Innovate To Succeed The intensity of competition in an industry is neither a matter of coincidence nor bad luck Michael Porter, Competitive Strategy The publishing industry has been challenged by the online sales success of Amazon, the...

Jan 8 2014, 4:31pm CST

CES Keynotes: Public Speaking Lessons From Marissa Mayer And John Chambers

CES Keynotes: Public Speaking Lessons From Marissa Mayer And John Chambers Public presentations don’t get much bigger than the keynote stage at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. I’ve personally worked with some executives two to three months ahead of the show, helping them...

Jan 8 2014, 9:51am CST

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Yahoo mines recent acquisitions to boost revenue Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's turnaround plan taps into recent acquisitions of technology, talent SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is leaning more heavily on its recent acquisitions of technology and talent as CEO...

Jan 7 2014, 6:46pm CST

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Twitter founder unveils search app tied to photos Twitter founder Biz Stone seeks to help people find answers with photo-driven 'Jelly' app SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter co-founder Biz Stone hopes to demonstrate that a picture can be worth even more than...

Jan 7 2014, 4:36pm CST

I4U news

How Consumer Technology Is Inspiring - And Limiting - Brand Advertising The Internet may have torn up most of traditional media, but one area it has left relatively untouched so far is brand advertising, the image ads that television and magazines still dominate. Most of the nearly $120...

Jan 7 2014, 1:56pm CST

How P&G Is Leveraging The Winter Olympics To Build Its Customer Community

How P&G Is Leveraging The Winter Olympics To Build Its Customer Community Proctor & Gamble became a poster child for social media engagement in 2012 with its ‘Best Job’ television spot for the London Olympics. Not only did it become a viral sensation across multiple social media channels...

Jan 7 2014, 1:26pm CST

Jesse 'The Mind' Ventura: Snowden A Patriot, Hero

Jesse 'The Mind' Ventura: Snowden A Patriot, Hero Edward Snowden is a hero and a patriot says ex-Minnesota governor and wrestling star Jesse Ventura. Known in the wrestling ring back in the day as Jesse “The Body”, Ventura called himself Jesse “The Mind” when he joined...

Jan 7 2014, 11:36am CST

Make Your Team Smarter Overnight: 5 Brain-Based Tools In Pictures [Infographics]

Make Your Team Smarter Overnight: 5 Brain-Based Tools In Pictures [Infographics] What if you could become smarter overnight? What if you could tap into more parts of your brain to increase innovation, creativity, emotional engagement, vision? What if you could guide your team to this state too? You...

Jan 6 2014, 4:36pm CST

Gotcha! What All Brands Can Learn From Justin Bieber in 2014

Gotcha! What All Brands Can Learn From Justin Bieber in 2014 So the word that defines my livelihood is grist for the dumpster? That’s the opinion of Timothy Egan, anyway, as stated in a recent editorial in The New York Times. “Brand,” along with “artisan,” “gluten-free,” and “...

Jan 6 2014, 2:16pm CST