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Apple wants to beat Spotify with Beats and here's how

With 10 million subscribers a month, Spotify is the biggest music streaming service to beat. However, Apple, with its $593 billion market valuation …

3 ways to retire without a large nest egg

We've all heard it before: Americans are lousy when it comes to saving for retirement. The justification for the lack of savings ranges from economic hardship to our inability to escape the consumerism that surrounds us on a daily basis. Regardless of the reason, many people refuse to change their …

6 Customer Experience Lessons From a Digital Business Pioneer

The New England Patriots may be known for their history of winning, but they also have a long history of technology innovation, which started in 1995 when they became the first sports team in the world to have a website. Functioning as the Publisher and Vice President of Content at Kraft Sports …

Unsurprisingly, Redbox Instant Admits Defeat In Its Bid To Top Netflix

Redbox has a pretty cool model, renting out DVDs from vending kiosks outside of Wal Marts and other well trafficked retailers. As we’ve learned, renting the latest hit movie works better for our hectic lifestyles as an afterthought than it did as a primary destination when Blockbuster Video stores …

Downtown L.A. real estate is drawing N.Y. investors' interest

Downtown Los Angeles, once disdained by Wall Street as a weak collection of office buildings with no pizazz, is drawing newfound fascination from New York firms, many of which are sinking money into the Southland's resurging commercial district.<p>L.A. County has seen a 23% increase in the dollar …

Real Estate

NFL Bans Beats by Dre as Bose Becomes Football’s ‘Official Sound’

<b>UPDATE:</b> San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick claims he was fined $10,000 by the NFL for wearing Beats by Dre headphones after a game. …

Headphones

Want to get back into stocks? Check junk spreads first

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A positive vibe returned to the U.S. stock market Friday, leaving some to wonder if, after two weeks of losses, the latest selloff scare was over. The best clues may come from what happens to low-quality corporate bonds.<p>A street sign is seen in front of the New York Stock …

Bill Gates: Bitcoin is 'exciting' because it is cheap

The co-founder of Microsoft and co-chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation lauds Bitcoin<p>Bill Gates has praised Bitcoin, saying it is an "exciting" invention.<p>The co-founder of <b>technology</b> giant <b>Microsoft</b> said: "Bitcoin is exciting because it shows how cheap it can be - Bitcoin is better than …

Dollar surges to four-year high on robust U.S. jobs report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar climbed to a more than four-year peak on Friday after a report showing the U.S. economy created more jobs than expected last month, which suggested that the U.S. recovery was on a stable path.<p>A U.S. one-hundred dollar bill (C) and Japanese 10,000 yen notes are spread …

The US is ready to redefine “television” to include the internet

The US Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to treat certain online video services like cable and satellite TV providers.<p>The move would help the online services get cheaper access to major network programming and could allow them to become stronger competitors to the dominant …

Online Life

10 Things A Startup Founder Learned About Money While Backpacking Around The World

"I realized I was living a childhood dream," he says of that moment, near the beginning of his year-long, 21-country travel adventure. "And I started wondering why I was the only one there. "<p>That epiphany became the first seed of his financial education website, Phroogal, which crowdsources …