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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

Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Plans on Team Ownership

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Interested in Bucks The elite-class basketball player, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has plans to own a team some time in the future. This team ownership decision depends on the right time for a financial business investment.

Mar 4 2014, 8:13am CST

Palm Bay Shooting Raises Issues of Gun Ownership

Palm Bay Shooting Raises Issues of Gun Ownership A shooting in Palm Bay, Florida has raised the perennial issues of gun ownership in America. Although no one was fatally wounded, the dangers of carrying firearms were brought out in the open. But then guns don’t kill people, hands do!

Jan 31 2014, 10:47am 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

Steve Jobs Did Not Liberate Us. Tim Berners-Lee Did, By Freeing Ones and Zeros To Eat the World

Steve Jobs Did Not Liberate Us. Tim Berners-Lee Did, By Freeing Ones and Zeros To Eat the World 30 years ago today, Steve Jobs unveiled the Macintosh. More accurately, The Great Magician took it out of a bag and let it talk to us. The Macintosh, as I learned from first-hand experience in 1984, was a huge leap...

Jan 24 2014, 8:48am 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 M in the previous quarter. It’s a massive miss considering the strong sequential volume...

Jan 23 2014, 9:26am CST

ChargePoint is Building Out The Electricity Highway One Parking Lot At A Time

ChargePoint is Building Out The Electricity Highway One Parking Lot At A Time At the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show this month, BMW and ChargePoint –who has developed the nation’s largest electric vehicle charging network – were touting their growing relationship.  BMW was offering test...

Jan 22 2014, 8:02am 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 while failing to make headway in its core business of selling digital advertising. One of...

Jan 21 2014, 1:27pm CST

Verizon and Intel reach Agreement on Intel Media Assets

Verizon and Intel reach Agreement on Intel Media Assets Terms of the deal are unknown

Jan 21 2014, 12:00pm CST

CES 2015 News
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

The Sad Case Of Sony's Locked Sony Xperia Z1S Bootloader On T-Mobile

The Sad Case Of Sony's Locked Sony Xperia Z1S Bootloader On T-Mobile The news that T-Mobile USA will be locking the bootloader of the Sony Xperia Z1S (a custom variant of Sony’s flagship Android handset the Xperia Z1) is a surprise to me for two reasons. The first is Sony’s declaration...

Jan 21 2014, 2:46am CST

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New Flash Solutions To Enable All Flash Data Centers Flash memory is finding its way into more storage systems, augmenting and sometimes replacing slower digital storage technology, such as hard disk drives.  As flash memory gets less expensive per GB, decisions to...

Jan 20 2014, 1:20pm CST

Thursday NFL Games Coverage Bidding

Thursday NFL Games Coverage Bidding The NFL games will air on at least eight consecutive Thursday nights. And the television networks are vying with each other to be at the forefront as far as coverage is concerned.

Jan 18 2014, 2:01am CST

Solar Grid Storage: Finding Value In Grid Frequency Regulation

Solar Grid Storage: Finding Value In Grid Frequency Regulation Many observers feel that energy storage has the potential to be one of the ‘next big things.’ A number of companies are working hard at developing and deploying storage technologies, and raising money as well.  Stem – a...

Jan 17 2014, 9:21am CST

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More Americans Reading Ebooks, Led By Younger And Wealthier More Americans are reading ebooks now than ever before, according to new data from the Pew Internet & American Life project. Some 28% of U.S. adults have read an ebook in the past year, up from 23% a year ago. About...

Jan 16 2014, 12:36pm CST

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Can The Gambling Industry Ever Become A Force For Good? After what appears to be a long-cycle swing towards greater permissiveness of gambling, both in the USA and in the rest of the world, it remains true that most Americans cannot legally bet on sports events, most...

Jan 15 2014, 7:01am CST

Why Is Heroin Abuse Rising While Other Drug Abuse Is Falling?

Why Is Heroin Abuse Rising While Other Drug Abuse Is Falling? Peter Shumlin, the Democratic governor of Vermont, brought heroin addiction to the front burner of national news by devoting his entire State of the State address last week to his state’s dramatic increase in heroin...

Jan 14 2014, 9:56pm CST

Jim Beam Acquired

Jim Beam Acquired The Japanese company, Suntory has acquired famous whiskey maker Jim Beam for $13.6 billion. The quality and image of the product is slated to remain pretty much the same despite the change in ownership.

Jan 14 2014, 4:04am CST

Jim Beam Acquired by Suntory

Jim Beam Acquired by Suntory for $13.6 Billion The Japanese company, Suntory has acquired famous whiskey maker Jim Beam for $13.6 billion. The quality and image of the product is slated to remain pretty much the same despite the change in ownership.

Jan 14 2014, 2:08am CST

The Best Startup Advice From 14 Tech Heroes

The Best Startup Advice From 14 Tech Heroes Some say that people do not really want advice, even when they ask for it — but when starting a company, good advice early on can be the difference between success and failure. For this reason, it is common practice for...

Jan 9 2014, 12:06pm CST

I4U news

The 5 Reasons Big Companies Struggle With Innovation As I have been doing startup consulting at Red Rocket, I have also had many executive conversations with several big companies.  These companies were anywhere from $150MM to $25BN in revenues in size, so definitely well...

Jan 8 2014, 9:31am CST

China's Avcon Bridges Videoconferencing and Surveillance

China's Avcon Bridges Videoconferencing and Surveillance By Jane Ho China’s nationwide outbreak of SARS in 2003 may have caused trouble for many businesses but it jump-started Avcon Information Technology, a provider of videoconference and surveillance systems. (And, yes, the...

Jan 8 2014, 9:21am CST

10 Questions You'd Better Ask Your Boss

10 Questions You'd Better Ask Your Boss 10 Questions You'd Better Ask Your Boss I once worked on a team that helped produce a nightly television news show. The format didn’t vary much, the deadlines were the same every night and my colleagues and I were...

Jan 8 2014, 9:21am CST

Inside Alibaba: Vice Chairman Joe Tsai Opens Up About Working With Jack Ma And Jonathan Lu

Inside Alibaba: Vice Chairman Joe Tsai Opens Up About Working With Jack Ma And Jonathan Lu Joe Tsai had been working in Hong Kong for four years as an executive at Swedish investment company Investor AB when in 1999, he had a chance to visit a barely known Chinese e-commerce start-up, Alibaba.   The main...

Jan 8 2014, 6:51am CST

Honest Tea: A $100 Million Brand 15 Years In The Making

Honest Tea: A $100 Million Brand 15 Years In The Making Seth Goldman was born to do this As Co-Founder and CEO of Honest Tea, his picture is in the dictionary next to the word tenacity. With Co-Founder Barry Nalebuff, their brainchild just finished the year with $110 million...

Jan 7 2014, 9:16am CST

Ryan Caldbeck's CircleUp Democratizes Funding Process For Start-Ups and Investors

Ryan Caldbeck's CircleUp Democratizes Funding Process For Start-Ups and Investors A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape: Ryan Caldbeck, Founder and CEO, CircleUp… “We’re an online investing marketplace that matches small investors with start-up...

Jan 6 2014, 12:56pm CST

Drivers For Change - How The World Might Evolve In 2014

Drivers For Change - How The World Might Evolve In 2014 New Year is a time to look forward and ponder how the world will change in the months and years to come. It’s not necessarily something you would expect from an automotive company, though – yet that is what the US...

Jan 6 2014, 12:17pm CST

The Inside Story Of Snapchat: The World's Hottest App Or A $3 Billion Disappearing Act?

The Inside Story Of Snapchat: The World's Hottest App Or A $3 Billion Disappearing Act? THIRTEEN MONTHS AGO Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, the richest twentysomething in history, reached out to Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel, who oversees a revenue-less app that makes photos disappear, with an invitation, delivered...

Jan 6 2014, 7:06am CST

AT&T And T-Mobile Declare War On Each Other: You Win

AT&T And T-Mobile Declare War On Each Other: You Win AT&T wants you to drop T-Mobile and take their wireless service so badly, they’ll give you up to $450 to do it. In a first-of-its-kind promotion, one carrier is specifically targeting another’s customers. And this...

Jan 4 2014, 9:56am CST

I4U news

Liberty Media bids for full ownership of Sirius XM Liberty Media seeks to devour all of Sirius XM in deal valuing satellite radio service at $23B ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Liberty Media is trying to devour all of Sirius XM in a deal that would value the...

Jan 3 2014, 6:06pm CST

John Malone's Liberty Media Wants To Absorb Rest Of Sirius XM

John Malone's Liberty Media Wants To Absorb Rest Of Sirius XM Billionaire John Malone’s Liberty Media announced late Friday a proposal to turn Sirius XM Radio into a wholly-owned subsidiary by creating a third class of Liberty Media shares. Liberty already owns a controlling stake...

Jan 3 2014, 4:26pm CST

Demand For Larger Screen Size To Drive Corning's Display Technology Business In 2014

Demand For Larger Screen Size To Drive Corning's Display Technology Business In 2014 Corning’s revenues from its display business are expected to increase in the coming year driven by growing demand for larger displays in TVs, mobile devices and tablets. Revenues from its display technologies segment...

Dec 30 2013, 4:01pm CST

Steam Removes Game 'Order Of War: Challenge' From User Libraries

Steam Removes Game 'Order Of War: Challenge' From User Libraries It was bound to happen sooner or later. Valve’s online gaming distribution website Steam has removed what appears to be the very first game from user libraries. Many games have been removed from the Steam store, but...

Dec 30 2013, 12:41pm CST

Four Ways To Keep Your Growing Startup From Breaking

Four Ways To Keep Your Growing Startup From Breaking A startup is a particularly fragile thing. After all, if fights among its founders and scarce cash don’t kill it, perhaps a failure to get customers will. So it should come as no surprise that a successful startup is...

Dec 30 2013, 8:51am CST

Dead and Buried? Here's What's Really Happening With Facebook Demographics

Dead and Buried? Here's What's Really Happening With Facebook Demographics Over the weekend Facebook was declared dead and buried among teens, but something far more interesting is going on with the site, even as its mojo is weakening among mobile-first teenagers. Evidence of the demise of...

Dec 30 2013, 5:41am CST

Report: NSA Intercepting Laptops Ordered Online, Installing Spyware

Report: NSA Intercepting Laptops Ordered Online, Installing Spyware With each new story we hear of the NSA’s spying program, things get a little bit crazier—a little more Hollywood, and a lot more galling. From planting agents in video games like World of Warcraft to a spy satellite...

Dec 29 2013, 11:56am CST

Gun Ban At Country Star Toby Keith's Newest Restaurant Causes Outcry

Gun Ban At Country Star Toby Keith's Newest Restaurant Causes Outcry In mid-December, the 15th in country superstar Toby Keith’s growing restaurant chain opened its doors in the North Virginia town of Woodbridge, around 20 miles south of Washington, D.C. It didn’t take long for diners to...

Dec 29 2013, 8:06am CST

2013: The Year Of The Latino Entrepreneur

2013: The Year Of The Latino Entrepreneur @giorodriguez:  A look back on the year, from the perspective of someone on the “Latino tech beat” We’re getting to the final hours of 2013, and — no surprise to me — I am looking backward, not forward as I hope to do...

Dec 28 2013, 6:41pm CST

Kandi Crush: An Electric-Car Vending Machine From China Could Upend The Auto Industry

Kandi Crush: An Electric-Car Vending Machine From China Could Upend The Auto Industry China is growing so fast it’s sometimes difficult to get different sources to even agree which the biggest cities are and how many people live in them. But that said, among them is a name unfamiliar to most Americans,...

Dec 28 2013, 8:31am CST