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Elon Musk cancels launch.... admits to "dark dreams"

Elon Musk's dream to conquer space met with a major setback, when he canceled a plan to launch an Asian satellite that had been scheduled for Wednesday.<p>The launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket might be delayed for up to two weeks -- and maybe longer, depending on what a troubleshooting …

10 Things In Advertising You Need To Know Today

2. <b>TV measurement company Rentrak is on track to collect data from about 26 million set-top boxes by the end of 2014.</b><p>3. <b>Shell is ramping up its social media advertising, buying ads on apps including Swarm, Foursquare, and Twitter.</b> Adweek reports the gasoline company hopes to increase brand awareness …

6 Things You Need To Know Before Sending Your Pitch

If you want what you’re selling to be considered, don’t turn your potential client, employer, or customer off right from the start.<p>From publicists to painters to pet sitters, what ultimately separates the winning vendor from the runners-up isn’t the quality of your work. It’s whether people want to …

18 Social Media Marketing Tips to Improve Your Marketing

Are you looking for the latest social media marketing tactics?<p>Do you want to know what the social media marketing pros are doing today?<p>Keeping up …

Social Media

Why China Will Lead Innovation in Social and Mobile Commerce

Social commerce is a novel term in the US, and many people are not familiar with it. Some think it refers to those annoying ads on Facebook. According to Wikipedia, social commerce is the use of social networks in the context of e-commerce transactions.<p>In China, social commerce has taken up a life …

10 Surprising Things You Should Know About Social Media (Infographic)

1 min read<p>This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>Did you know Fridays are funny on Pinterest? Or that brands have one hour to respond to someone on Twitter? Or that Twitter has six distinct communication networks?<p>Social media is evolving so rapidly that it can be tough to keep up.<p>The infographic …

Social Media

8 Strategies to Diversify Your Business

Diversification is much more easily offered than implemented.<p>I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” For many small businesses, it’s advice that should be taken quite seriously--especially in this digital age when product life cycles and customer sensibilities …

Small Business

10 Things All Successful Freelancers Do

I've now spent over two years as a freelancer. When I started my freelance writing and content development business, Chasing Down the Muse, I knew I …

Bloody Amazing

Elizabeth Holmes, 30, is the youngest woman to become a self-made billionaire–and she’s done so four times over. In 2003, as a Stanford undergrad, she founded Theranos, a Palo Alto company that’s disrupting the business of blood testing, replacing the services provided by giants like Laboratory …

Galactic Pyrotechnics on Display

Spiral galaxy NGC 4258 puts on galactic light show with a giant black hole, shock waves and vast reservoirs of gas.

Epic hacker projects compete for a trip to space

True hardware hackers and makers in the open-source movement create for the joy of creation itself, but they probably wouldn't turn down a free trip to space as a reward for their ingenuity, either.<p>That's the basic idea behind the Hackaday Prize, which is offering just such a trip for the grand …

Google Glass

Celestial Photos: Hubble Space Telescope's Latest Cosmic Views

Icon in Space<p>Credit: NASA<p>The Hubble Space Telescope is an icon in space. Launched on April 24, 1990, the space telescope has changed how we view the …

Here’s what you’ll save by ditching cable TV

Stop paying the electric bill and they’ll turn off the lights. Cable TV, however, is no longer quite so essential. It’s now possible to stop paying …

Cord-Cutting

To Become Wealthier Do What You Do Best

Looking carefully at self-made millionaires, a number of characteristics become very obvious. A pronounced characteristic of these ultra-successful individuals is that they’re <i>highly centered</i>. Being highly centered means being in touch with themselves and their responsibilities. It also means being …

How to Create Awesome Online Videos: Tools and Software to Make it Easy

Do you want to use video to market your business online?<p>Are you looking for video tools to get you started?<p>With today’s tools, creating professional …

Videography

Pass the Dutchie: The world's first e-joint rolls out in Holland

A Dutch firm is aiming to bring marijuana into the digital age.<p>E-Njoint BV says its electronic joint is the world’s first. It contains no tar, …

The 10 Fastest Street-Legal Cars On The Market

Since Ferrari's iconic F40 broke the 200 mile-per-hour barrier in the 1980s, speeds have only continued to escalate, with today's elite hypercars pushing ever closer to the magical 300 mph mark.<p>With that in mind, we thought it was time to take a look at the fastest cars you can drive home from a …