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Super Bowl 2015 Could be Canceled

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CES 2015: What to Expect from Sony

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 The Grammys Taxes and the IRS

Grammys Taxes and the IRS The Grammys award show is a big production, which GRAMMY.com calls Music’s Biggest Night. Awards are coveted for their status and industry recognition, but they can increase performer earnings too. On the...

Jan 27 2014, 5:00am CST

American Love Affair helps you Buy American And Keeping Jobs In The U.S.

American Love Affair helps you Buy American And Keeping Jobs In The U.S. Throughout this would-be U.S. economic recovery, job creation has not matched what it has been in prior recoveries and incomes are under pressure. Once mighty retailers like Sears Holdings and Barnes & Noble (...

Jan 24 2014, 9:46am 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

DarkList Links Silk-Road-Style Drug Dealers

DarkList Links Silk-Road-Style Drug Dealers When the Department of Justice took down the anonymous, Bitcoin-based narcotics bazaar known as the Silk Road in October, the dark web drug market didn’t disappear. It splintered into smaller markets. And now a new site...

Jan 24 2014, 8:45am CST

Best Buy is a Dinosaur and Canary

Best Buy is a Dinosaur and Canary You might be tempted to lump recent news about Best Buy’s disappointing holiday performance into the long-running narrative about that retail giant’s slow slide toward irrelevance and extinction. Don’t. Or, at least,...

Jan 24 2014, 8:00am CST

Toyota Prius 2015 to Adopt TNGA Architecture

Toyota Prius 2015 will be Lighter and Fuel-efficient Toyota is going to debut its next-generation Prius car in 2015. And it is expected that Toyota Prius 2015 will be based on an all-new TNGA architecture that will make it lighter and fuel-efficient.

Jan 24 2014, 12:08am CST

Nokia smartphone Sales Drop

Nokia smartphone Sales Drop Nokia handsets unit being bought by Microsoft sees further drop in sales HELSINKI (AP) — The Nokia handsets business that Microsoft is due to take over saw sales continue to slide in the fourth quarter as its Lumia...

Jan 23 2014, 7:21am 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

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Tech industry: Obama's NSA reforms 'insufficient' Tech industry group calls Obama's NSA speech 'thoughtful, but insufficient' SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Technology companies and industry groups took President Barack Obama's speech on U.S. surveillance as a step...

Jan 18 2014, 1:06pm CST

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Slumping Intel to cut more than 5,000 jobs in 2014 Intel aims to boost earnings by dumping more than 5,000 jobs in 5 pct reduction of workforce SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Intel plans to trim more than 5,000 jobs from its workforce this year in an effort to boost...

Jan 17 2014, 5:51pm CST

Why It's Still Not Game Over For Nintendo

Why It's Still Not Game Over For Nintendo News remain grim for Nintendo's Wii U video game console, and this has led to renewed speculation over the Japanese company’s future as a hardware manufacturer. The bad news is in the numbers. Nintendo slashed Wii U...

Jan 17 2014, 3:51pm CST

Dismal Wii U Sales Move Nintendo Closer To 'Game Over'

Dismal Wii U Sales Move Nintendo Closer To 'Game Over' With the successful launches of the Xbox One and the PS4, it’s been easy to forget that the latest console generation started in November of 2012 with a dud. Nintendo’s Wii U launched with what seemed to be a...

Jan 17 2014, 2:21am CST

BMW Throws Down The Green Gauntlet At The Detroit Auto Show

BMW Throws Down The Green Gauntlet At The Detroit Auto Show This year in Detroit BMW showed a slew of new, small cars like the 1- and 2-Series, and a lighter-weight M3 and M4, in its latest effort to tighten and refine its burgeoning lineup. Mercedes, with its new 4-cylinder AMG...

Jan 15 2014, 6:01pm 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 managers, no hierarchy,” wrote Aimee Groth in Quartz. “Gurus Gone Wild” wrote my fellow...

Jan 15 2014, 8:51am CST

FarmLogs Raises $4 Million In Series A Funding

FarmLogs Raises $4 Million In Series A Funding FarmLogs is a farm management software startup that builds tools for helping farmers increase their productivity and efficiency. FarmLogs participated in the Y Combinator startup accelerator program in the winter of...

Jan 15 2014, 6:11am CST

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Major change unlikely despite open-Internet ruling Court's ruling against open-Internet rules won't mean major changes to access NEW YORK (AP) — Don't expect major changes to how you access your favorite websites and services despite a federal appeals...

Jan 14 2014, 11:26pm 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, according to new research from Gartner Inc. Of paid applications, about 90 are downloaded...

Jan 13 2014, 5:51pm CST

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The Secret To "Having It All" It was 1:45 PM on a Wednesday. I was sweating bullets as I ran to catch the train. I wasn’t headed to one of my usual big client meetings or a new business pitch. I was headed off to my job as Troop Leader of Daisies...

Jan 13 2014, 1:01pm CST

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Fast Track Bill Presented But Progress On Trade Requires The President Stand Up To Detroit <div> Last Thursday, legislation to restore “fast track” trade promotion authority was introduced in Congress.  The grant of that authority is widely considered necessary to complete and ratify the Trans-Pacific...

Jan 13 2014, 10:51am CST

John Mackey, Co-CEO of Whole Foods, and Marc Gafni on "The Unique Self of Business."

John Mackey, Co-CEO of Whole Foods, and Marc Gafni on "The Unique Self of Business." John Mackey, the co-CEO of Whole Foods, is the author (with Raj Sisodia) of Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business of Capitalism. Philosopher Marc Gafni, Ph.D., president of the Center for World...

Jan 12 2014, 1:26pm CST

Steal These Four Secrets To Sell Like A Pro

Steal These Four Secrets To Sell Like A Pro “I can help you if you want my help. Do you?” – Paul Lemberg, author, speaker and Fortune 100 business coach I met Paul Lemberg, world-class business coach, and Rhonda Anderson, sales analyst, at the December 2013 CEO...

Jan 11 2014, 11:51pm CST

The Judge Won't Call Asbestos-Lawyer Shenanigans Fraud, But It Sure Smells Like It

The Judge Won't Call Asbestos-Lawyer Shenanigans Fraud, But It Sure Smells Like It There’s an old journalistic turn of phrase that keeps us on the right side of the libel laws, while getting the point across: Sometimes it’s a crime what’s legal. That is an apt description for the shenanigans plaintiff...

Jan 11 2014, 9:31am CST

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Massive Target breach could have lasting effects Target says millions more customers than previously disclosed affected by data breach NEW YORK (AP) — Fallout from Target's pre-Christmas security breach is likely to affect the company's sales and profits...

Jan 10 2014, 4:11pm CST

Amazon Tested Kindle Kiosk Vending Machines

Amazon Tested Kindle Kiosk Vending Machines Amazon has decided to use vending machines to test its range of Kindle products in the outer world. The Kindle Kiosk, as it is called, may just be the thing the geeks need to get out of their comfort zone.

Jan 10 2014, 12:10pm CST

The Coming Patentocalpyse

The Coming Patentocalpyse At 7:30 pm on December last year, when New York City was getting ready to celebrate the end of 2013, Anthony Hayes was driving to the offices of Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP, a securities law firm based in the...

Jan 10 2014, 10:51am CST

How Silicon Valley Could Destabilize The Democratic Party

How Silicon Valley Could Destabilize The Democratic Party Much has been written, often with considerable glee, about the worsening divide in the Republican Party between its corporate and Tea Party wings. Yet Democrats may soon face their own schism as a result of the growing...

Jan 9 2014, 3:16pm CST

Your Business Is Growing-- Now What?

Your Business Is Growing-- Now What? The goal of any business is to grow—expand your customer list, add new locations and staff, and ultimately, increase your income. While growth is great for your business, it could cause friction in your day-to-day...

Jan 9 2014, 1:40pm CST

Luxury Car Sales Stronger Than Ever: Rolls-Royce Has Another Record-Breaking Year

Luxury Car Sales Stronger Than Ever: Rolls-Royce Has Another Record-Breaking Year Rolls-Royce Phantom Aviator Coupe Today Rolls-Royce announced its highest-ever annual sales, delivering 3,630 cars in 2013 in its fourth consecutive record-breaking year. That makes Rolls-Royce the best-selling...

Jan 9 2014, 10:26am 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

Samsung's Weak Earnings Forecast Heightens Smartphone Worries Even As Chipset Prices Soar

Samsung's Weak Earnings Forecast Heightens Smartphone Worries Even As Chipset Prices Soar Samsung Electronics issued weak preliminary guidance for the fourth quarter of 2013, predicting a sequential drop in operating profits of over 18% on nearly flat revenues. The company said that its Q4 operating income...

Jan 8 2014, 2:21pm CST

Internship Wish List: The 12 Things Students Value Most

Internship Wish List: The 12 Things Students Value Most Providing choices like “the opportunity for full-time employment,” “good references,” “competitive compensation,” “networking opportunities,” “a flexible work schedule” and “client exposure,” Universum, a global...

Jan 8 2014, 11:51am CST

11 Reasons 2014 Will Be A Break-Out Year For Women Entrepreneurs

11 Reasons 2014 Will Be A Break-Out Year For Women Entrepreneurs While women in the upper echelons of corporate America are singing the same old  tune, “Still No Progress After Years of No Progress,” female entrepreneurs have something to rejoice about it. The number of $10-million-...

Jan 8 2014, 10:31am CST

Why Sony's PS4 Is Crushing Microsoft's Xbox One In Sales So Far

Why Sony's PS4 Is Crushing Microsoft's Xbox One In Sales So Far I’m the first to admit when I’m wrong, and when Microsoft came out and said they sold 3M Xboxes in January, I said Sony would follow with their own numbers soon after. While I was right on that point, I was sorely...

Jan 8 2014, 10:11am CST

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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

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 in smartphones and tablets and speculation about a low priced iPhone. It finally turned to...

Jan 8 2014, 9:31am 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

Business's Worst Nightmare: Big Bang Disruption

Business's Worst Nightmare: Big Bang Disruption “Address books, video cameras, pagers, wristwatches, maps, books, travel games, flashlights, home telephones, dictation recorders, cash registers, Walkmen, Day-Timers, alarm clocks, answering machines, yellow pages,...

Jan 7 2014, 3:46pm CST

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Taxing Bitcoin: IRS Review Will Have Big Implications For Investors In Virtual Currency By now most everyone has heard of Bitcoin. But exactly what is it? And how should it be taxed? Bitcoin is usually described as virtual currency. That’s useful shorthand, but is it really money? And should it be taxed as...

Jan 7 2014, 2:56pm CST