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Mobile advertising is exploding and will grow much faster than all other digital ad categories

Historically, there has been a big disparity between the amount of time people actually spend on their smartphones and tablets (significant and growing), and the amount of ad money spent on the medium (still tiny).<p>But BI Intelligence expects that this gap will narrow substantially, as enthusiasm …

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How Getting Drunk And Fired From A Job Helped One Guy Create A $100 Million Startup

Strode tells Mashable that getting fired was "the best thing that happened to me."<p>Strode built the first version of Invoice2Go while commuting to Macquarie as a 28-year-old freelance software developer in 2002. He was frustrated by the company's invoicing system and decided to build a better …

Nordstrom's Simple Strategy For Beating Everyone Else In Retail

The company's shares have gained 110% in five years. The company is well-positioned to continue that success in the future, according to a recent report by Deutsche Bank.<p>The department store has focused on a few aspects of the business to stand out.<p>Here's how Nordstrom is beating retailers from …

11 Tips And Tricks For Getting The Most Out Of LinkedIn's Apps

The social network has become an incredible resource for building your professional identity online, no matter where you are in your career. And an important part of that process is done not through its desktop site, but through its apps<p>However, many people don't even know that LinkedIn actually …

Why Chipotle Doesn't Franchise

When companies franchise, outside operators fund all the costs of building, opening and running restaurant locations. In return, the company gives the operators, or franchisees, a cut of the profits. That's largely how McDonald's and Subway have managed to open more than 35,000 and 42,769 …

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Time Warner Cable Pays Me $25 Per Month To Have A Landline I Never Use — Here's Why

I'm a happy Time Warner Cable customer, but for a few years now, I've been paying for a service of theirs I never use: a home phone line.<p>About a year ago, I called up Time Warner Cable and told them I'd like to cancel the service.<p>A funny thing happened.<p>The customer service agent I was speaking to …

Top 9 Struggles New Managers Face But You Don’t Have To

<i>Elli Bishop</i> <i>is the community manager for</i> <i>BusinessBee</i><i>, a place for business owners and executives to discover and compare various business service providers. This article originally appeared on the 15Five blog.</i><p>Do you remember when you were first hired as a manager or were promoted from within? Perhaps …

IMF warns of new threats to global economy due to excessive risk taking

Excessive risk taking and geopolitical hazards pose new threats to a global economy already experiencing an uneven and weaker than expected recovery, the International Monetary Fund has warned.<p>In an assessment prepared for finance ministers and central bank governors of the G20 countries, the …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Jessica Alba’s Honest Company Is Worth Nearly $1 Billion

Jessica Alba undoubtedly has star power and it has benefited Honest Company, a marker of eco-friendly baby products she co-founded in 2011.<p>The company raised $70 million in a recent funding round – adding to the already $52 million the company has raised since it launched three years ago. This …

It costs nearly $250,0000 to raise a child, report says

It will cost an average middle-class family nearly a quarter of a million dollars to raise a child — and that doesn’t even count paying for college, according to a new report.<p>A middle-income family with a newborn last year can expect to shell out $245,340 through junior’s 18th birthday, according …

5 Reasons To Dump Cisco Stock

Cisco Systems, the $48 billion (12 months revenues) network equipment maker in which I have no financial interest, has been dead money since it peaked at $82 in March 2000. While he drove the stock’s phenomenal rise during the 1990s, I am a little surprised that the 65-year-old John Chambers has …

You Don't Need a Co-Founder For Your Startup

<i>Jay Barnett is the founder of Priority Pickup, an Australia based online passenger services company that offers private chauffeur rentals to customers in Perth, Western Australia.</i><p>One of the most frequently asked questions when I go to startup events here in Perth is why I do not have a co-founder …

Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture<p>Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease outbreak in nearby Mozambique, Africa. At fault was a fungus that continues its march …

Tablets Are Making Waiters Obsolete — And Chili's Is Leading The Way

The casual dining spot has recently introduced tablets in dining rooms nationwide that customers can use to place orders, browse the menu, and entertain otherwise noisy children.<p>These tablets, as The Verge notes, aren't the high-end Apple and Samsung devices we've become accustomed to seeing, but …

A 3-Step Framework to Growing Your Social Media Budget

<i>Ritika Puri is a content marketer, freelance business writer, and media entrepreneur. This article originally appeared on the Adknowledge blog.</i><p>Smart marketers know social media is a customer engagement power tool. The problem? They can’t prove it.<p><b>Broken systems and incomplete analytical models</b> …

Why you need long-term care insurance and tips on buying it

Maria Mascone's mom had dementia, and she spent her final six years in an assisted living facility.<p>The cost of the facility ran about $3,000 a month. Mascone says her dad left behind a sizable nest egg, and eventually the sale of her parents' home helped cover the cost of her mother's care.<p>Now that …

Amazon Chases Local Services, The New E-Commerce Battleground

Amazon.com has found a new place to sell and it doesn’t have anything to do with books, DVDs or physical products.<p>Later this year, the Seattle company will dive into local services, launching a marketplace that will connect regional professionals and businesses to consumers who could need anything …

What happens when smart guns mix with Google Glass

As if shooting targets at impossibly long distances wasn't enough, smart rifle-maker Tracking Point announced Wednesday that it's working on a new feature for its tech-enabled guns: the ability to shoot long distances from around corners.<p>Just how does it propose to do this? With Google Glass, of …

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Watch 'Game of Thrones' mysteries explained (or disproved) with science

Sure, works of fiction are hardly subject to the rules of science, but the folks behind <i>It's OK To Be Smart</i> set out to explain many of the enigmas surrounding <i>Game of Thrones.</i> In the PBS digital short that awaits after the break, topics like the plausibility of Daenerys' dragons, winters that last a …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

Time Management

The future of TV is coming into focus, and looks pretty great

The future of TV is here. It’s just not evenly distributed.<p>If it doesn’t seem like the American television industry is in the middle of a dramatic transformation, that’s simply because the pieces are scattered all over the place. But they are starting to come together.<p>One transformative piece …

A Dozen Creative Ideas For Decorating Blank Walls

When you have a big, blank wall to fill, your first thought may be a gallery wall. There's nothing wrong with that, but sometimes it's nice to break up all of that flat framed artwork with something different. Enter baskets, brackets, paint-dipped objects, wall sculptures, special paint effects and …

Here are 5 ways iOS 7 can help the enterprise

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Since the release of the first beta release to developers in June 2013, iOS 7 has been making news in the tech world. With the …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Apple recalls last year's MacBook Air due to faulty SSDs

Apple has just announced that it is recalling certain models of last year's MacBook Air lineup — if you have an Air with either a 64GB or 128GB SSD drive, your drive could be faulty and in need of replacement. The company has pushed a firmware update out to the Mac App Store which tests your drive …

Square Cash, the Service That Lets You Email Money to Friends, Is Now Public (And Free)

In May, news leaked that Jack Dorsey’s Square had developed a product called Square Cash, which would let people transfer money to any other …

Extreme Big Data: Beyond Zettabytes And Yottabytes

If we’re going to talk about big data—and it’s one of the most important discussions in business today—we better all speak the same language. In the hierarchy of big data, there are petabytes, exabytes, zettabytes, and yottabytes. After that, things get murky.<p>The challenge is only partly one of …

Samsung Goes First, Google Experiments And Apple Refines

There’s a new rhythm to product releases among the biggest players in mobile tech, and increasingly, Samsung is building a reputation as the most brash and quick-to-act of what I would call the ruling triumvirate, which also includes Google and Apple. Google plays the reasoned experimenter, Apple …

The Year 2023: A Day-Old Startup Sells for $1bn

When my parents were my age they primarily dealt with huge and old companies. The mail, newspapers, banks and insurance companies were all giants and usually 100-year-old companies.<p>The companies that are important in my life are also giants, but they are much younger. Google just celebrated its …