Jason Patton

31 Flips | 4 Magazines | 54 Likes | 4 Following | 8 Followers | @JayP101 | Keep up with Jason Patton on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Jason Patton”

Gestures Are Defining Apple Watch

Instead of the touches and swipes that power most of our screen-based computing devices, many of the core Apple Watch capabilities — like checking the time — are powered by gestures.<p>The use of gestures as a user interface may seem like a novelty to many, but, from the research we did over the last …

Samsung's upcoming smartwatch sounds better than the Apple Watch in almost every way

Indeed, ever since the Apple Watch's release, interest in smartwatches as a category is declining because people realized they're really not "the next big thing."<p>Instead, smartwatches seem to make better accessories than an essential gadget like a smartphone. They're nice to have, but you don't …

Smartwatches

Apple ‘iPhone 6s’ rumor roundup

The next-gen iPhone, which may make its debut next month, will likely have plenty in common with its predecessors, as well as some notable differences.<p>That means that the 6s -- as it's expected to be called -- will probably look just like the current 6. But there will be some non-trivial hardware …

Apple Watch

Wal-Mart CEO reveals how the company could eliminate the worst part of shopping

The technology is called invisible watermarking, and it allows scanners to read barcodes from anywhere on a product's packaging, Mike Rogoway at The Oregonian reports.<p>That drastically speeds up the checkout process because employees don't have to waste time searching for the barcodes on every item …

Walmart

5 Ways To Transform Yourself Into A Leader

After months of effort, you finally land the promotion you’ve had your eyes on. On paper, it’s your dream job: You have a bigger team under you, more exciting responsibilities, a direct line of communication to the big boss, a salary that’s<i>actually</i> competitive, and of course, the highly anticipated …

20 Tips for Getting More Done Every Day

One resolution on every entrepreneur's list, year after year, is to be more productive. So why is it so hard to actually get more done?<p><i>Chad Halvorson is the CEO of ThisClicks, maker of When I Work, a web-based mobile employee scheduling software.</i><p>If you're an entrepreneur or business owner, getting …

8 Things Exceptional People Do Every Day

Though exceptional people look no different from everyone else, what they do everyday makes them stand out.<p>Exceptional people look like average, everyday people, really no different from anyone else, and yet they are viewed differently from those regarded as just "ordinary." So what is it that …

Self-improvement

This Rapidly Expanding Grocery Chain Is Shockingly Cheaper Than Wal-Mart

Blogger Erin Kelly compared the prices of 28 items at Aldi and Wal-Mart stores in Manhattan, Kan., and found Aldi's prices were 22% cheaper.<p>Kelly's basket total at Aldi came to $64.06, compared to $82.62 at Wal-Mart.<p>"With the exception of the milk and eggs, which usually are cheaper at Aldi, every …

Walmart

Walmart has figured out what to do with all those Christmas gift cards you don’t want

Gift cards are popular Christmas gifts for some people, though recipients might not always be thrilled to receive one, and might even forget to spend …

5 Tips To Overcome Being Overwhelmed At Work

Work stresses people out. In fact, 1 million Americans call in sick over stress every day and 25% say work is the most stressful thing in their …

Talent Management

5 Remarkably Powerful Habits of Great Leaders

Don't just be a good leader, be a great leader. You, your people, and your business have everything to gain.<p>There are literally millions of leaders, in all sorts of organizations, all around the globe. While some run businesses, others lead nonprofits and government offices and agencies. Regardless …

Victoria’s Secret, Wal-Mart, Marshalls Caught Selling Used Lingerie, Rossen Report Discovers

In 2010, NBC journalist Jeff Rossen revealed that specific retailers continued to resell returned underwear as if new to consumers. <i>Today</i> noted that …

Selling

Are You A Lazy Leader?

I continually review new and legacy research on effective leadership. And I’ve noticed a pattern: The easy thing to do is almost never the best thing.<p>What a drag, right?<p>Not really. If leadership were easy, any lazy bum could do it.<p>Here are three examples of research-driven “aha’s” that could make …

Losing your smartphone: the five stages of grief

In the past, I’ve often scoffed at people who seem to live entirely through their smartphone. I have openly mocked the people who queue through the night to get the latest versions. I have smugly rolled my eyes at people who constantly check their phones for updates and alerts in social situations. …

Walmart to open new cash and carry store in Agra

<b>New Delhi:</b> After a gap of two years, US retail major Walmart will open a new cash and carry store in Agra as it returns focus on India.<p>The company, …

eCommerce

What Makes Leaders Innovative? New Study Identifies The 10 Keys

“All the money in the world, all the research and development resources in the world aren’t really worth a hoot, without innovative leadership. Money does not follow ideas; it follows leaders,” said Forbes Contributor Henry Doss in his recent post about innovation. Many organizations would like to …

Six Years Later, Walmart Still Hasn't Paid A $7,000 Fine For Black Friday Worker's Death

WASHINGTON -- This coming Black Friday will mark six years since a worker died beneath a throng of shoppers at a Walmart on Long Island. Although federal regulators faulted the retail giant in the tragedy, Walmart still hasn’t been compelled to pay the modest $7,000 fine that was levied against …

Not Walmart!)

With one week to go until the biggest shopping day of the year, you’re probably being deluged with Black Friday ads, promotions and coupons in your email inbox and mailbox. It can be tough to figure out how best to apportion your holiday gift budget to secure the best deals.<p>WalletHub is here to …

Walmart Needs to Show More Thanks for Its Workers

Thanksgiving Day is a holiday where family and friends gather together and express gratitude for everything in their lives. But those who work at Walmart have little to be thankful for, at least when it comes to their employment.<p>At a time when income inequality is increasingly rampant in this …

Tip of the Day: How to Take Panoramic Shots with Your iPhone

Whenever I see a breathtaking landscape, my first instinct is to pull out my iPhone and attempt to capture a picture of it. So many times I’ve snapped away with my camera, brimming with excitement, only to look into my Camera Roll and find that my pictures were disappointing at best. After all, …

How to Be More Creative? 3 Ways to Boost Creative Confidence

Some people ooze creative confidence. They display a sense of self-assured creativity that can fill you with equal parts admiration, envy, …

10 Ways to Take Charge of Your Own Leadership Development

<i>This post was recently published at Smartblog on Leadership.</i><p>When I first started in the field of leadership development (when gas was 89 cents a …

Amazon exec says 'we didn’t get the price right' on the Fire Phone

Company says it misjudged people's expectations of a $200 phone<p>Hindsight is 20-20, something Amazon now has about the launch of its first smartphone. Amazon debuted the $199 Fire Phone in June, though trimmed the price of the device to 99 cents (with a two-year contract) just two months after it …

Apple Pay Blocked at Rite Aid and CVS in Favor of QR Code Payments

The list of retailers supporting Apple Pay during its launch in September was long and impressive, but in the weeks following the launch, some major …

Washington state teen shooter's family living in 'nightmare'

MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - Relatives of a Washington state teen accused of a high school shooting rampage said on Saturday that they were living in a “nightmare” and struggling to understand why the boy targeted his two cousins and several friends before killing himself.<p>Student Tyanna Davis (R) …

Comparing iPhone 6 Lead-Times To Earlier Models

I have been tracking Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus lead-times in a number of countries; on Verizon’s, AT&T’s, Sprint’s websites and three of Vodafone’s around the world since Apple and its partners started taking pre-orders on Friday, September 12. I also tracked lead-times for the iPhone 4S, 5, 5c …

US Retailers Disabling NFC Readers to Block Apple Pay

Retail heavyweights in the US are moving to block Apple Pay by simply disabling NFC readers in their Point of Sale terminals while working to release their own solution.<p>A report by The Verge today showed that Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Rite Aid and CVS have moved to block Apple Pay by modifying their …