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Apple is investing $850 million to build a giant solar farm that will power its new headquarters

The company is partnering with First Solar on an ambitious renewable energy project<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook told an audience at the Goldman Sach's Technology and Internet conference that the company is very focused on making environmentally responsible decisions. As proof, he offered up a piece of news. …

How to capitalize on the $500 billion opportunity in mobile marketing

Even though it’s easier than ever for consumers to buy things through mobile devices, many companies have yet to take notice of this opportunity. Perhaps more would if they knew the massive size of the opportunity: More than $500 billion in sales is now influenced by mobile content.<p>The go-to …

The dawn of marketing’s new golden age

Marketers are boosting their precision, broadening their scope, moving more quickly, and telling better stories.<p><b>Science has permeated</b> marketing for …

Innovation

4 Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As I look back on my entrepreneurial life, I find it interesting to think about the information that has influenced my entrepreneurial framework. I’ve found that much of my knowledge about entrepreneurship has been formed by books that I …

The Rise of the Relationship Economy - Future Of Work

<i>This article was originally published on August 16, 2014 at SwitchandShift.com under the title Your Role in the Shifting Relationship Economy. I</i> …

Public Relations

5 Steps to Leading a Conversation that Builds Your Brand

Nobody wants more advertising in their lives. Not your customers if you’re a B2B business, and not consumers if you’re B2C. We’re swimming in it from …

Marketing

Here are my rules for avoiding burnout while building a business

For those entrepreneurs, CEOs, and executives who do not have bosses, it can be difficult to schedule and grow a business, especially if you can pick your schedule every day.<p>2013 was a busy year for me. I was working on STR, Mingle, C&M Group, and still trying to have a life with my friends and …

Content Marketing Initiatives You Need For A Prosperous 2015

Shares 194<p>Looking out of the window, it was the rainy season here in Asia at this time. Reality struck… I realized that it was already the first of …

How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

Scientists Analyze Public Leaders’ Voices to Discover the Basis for Charisma<p>Scientists are tuning in on the power of the spoken word, seeking the secrets of charisma.<p>By analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency and timbre, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles are discovering how …

Charisma

This Startup Wants To Be The E-Trade Of Real Estate

Typically investors buy and flip homes, or they invest in real estate investment trusts (REITs), which own different types of properties.<p>But Sharestates is offering both accredited investors and the public a real estate crowdfunding platform that lets them dip as little as $100 into a project. The …

Real Estate

Prudential Preferred Properties Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Brokerage Network

GILLETTE, Wyo., May 22, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, …

Why Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust Is a Top 25 Dividend Stock

Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust (Toronto: DRG-UN) has been named as a Top 25 dividend stock, according the most recent Canada Stock Channel <i>”DividendRank”</i> report. The report noted that among the coverage universe, DRG.UN shares displayed both attractive valuation metrics and strong …

Sales of high-end real estate soaring

<i>The Globe’s new</i> <i>Real Estate Beat offers news and analysis on the Canadian housing market from real estate reporter, Tara Perkins, and others. Read more on The Globe’s housing page and follow Tara on Twitter @TaraPerkins</i>.<p>Sales of high-end homes in Toronto have surged this year, outstripping the …

How to assess a real estate agent

Selling or buying a home can come with a lot of confusion. If you're in the market for a real estate agent, ask these questions to find the best fit:<p><b>• What's your experience?</b> Know how long your agent has been in business, whether this is a full- or part-time job and if this professional specializes …

The Real Estate Pitch

http://paris911.com What types of things should a GREAT Realtor be discussing when they are pitching you? Should be all about number one and how much real estate they own? Or should they use stories of actual client experiences to gain your trust and loyalty? There are many ways to show someone you …

Real Estate

Appraisers are drawing less criticism from real estate agents

Not long ago they were the punching bags of American real estate, accused of rank incompetence, wrecking home sales and failing to pick up on signs of the housing turnaround.<p>That was then. Today appraisers are suddenly getting much more favorable reviews.<p>But wait a minute: Have appraisals actually …

The Big Data Real Estate Controversy

The next weapon in home buying -- big data -- is here, and is not leaving its mark without controversy.<p>Real estate websites are now providing hyper-specific and localized demographic information about neighborhoods, such as crime statistics and school ratings, and their residents, including race …

INTERVIEW: ECOBroker John Beldock on Green Real Estate

Green homes are on the rise, but a world dominated by green real estate is far from reality. In this interview with ECOBroker John Beldock, we …

How Smart Houses And Big Data Will Change Real Estate Economics

One of the features of big data is the accumulation of massive amounts of information that are not suited to traditional econometric and statistical techniques. I predict that this phenomenon will someday change the way real estate economics are done.<p>Models of house prices are used in a lot of …