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Another root hole in OS X. We know it, you know it, the bad people know it – and no patch exists

Be careful what you runIf you're using OS X Yosemite, watch out for malware exploiting a new way to take complete control of your Mac.…

The guy who once wrote a profanity-filled email so he would NOT get funded just raised $7 million

But Autopilot CEO Mike Sharkey had the exact opposite in mind when he wrote VCs before getting seed funded: turn me down.<p>Why?<p>Sharkey, an Australian native, was applying for government funding at the time, but one of the qualifications was you had to fail to raise private funding from a venture …

Are you a web designer? Tools, Resources and Services To Use

There are many WordPress themes, page building tools, design element sources, and related services on the market today. With each having its unique …

Web Design

CustomPress: Create Incredible Custom Content for WordPress with Ease

One of the things that makes WordPress powerful is the ability to create custom content like custom post types, custom taxonomies, and custom …

Integrated marketing is dead. Long live the chief customer officer

<b>When Steve Jobs launched the iPhone in 2007 he uttered the immortal words, “this changes everything”. While this made for good marketing speak (and</b> …

What I Learned Losing $1.5m of My Own Money

<i>Vitaliy Rizhkov is the founder of Finic, which helps turn your memories into art. He is running the startup with 100 percent transparency sharing every little detail such as all financials, salaries, hiring, firing, successes and failures on his blog StartupLabs. This post first appeared in Russian</i> …

13 Things You Think Your Startup Needs But It Really Doesn’t

You can leave these nonessentials off your startup shopping list.<p>There’s no such thing as one right way to do a startup. You just have to do it–to work as hard and smart as you can to take your company from concept to reality.<p>It’s not easy, but it is possible. In order to make that startup a …

10 Best Books Written by Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

There are thousands of books written about entrepreneurs, but few written by the entrepreneurs themselves, probably because they don't have the time. That's a shame, because knowing how entrepreneurs think is more useful than observing what they do.<p>Here are the ten books that do this best:<p>Subtitle:</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Why big data won't improve business strategy for most companies.

Over the years, I've heard a lot of people talk about algorithmic business and how big data will improve business strategy. For most, I strongly …

Brand Strategy is Business Strategy.

There is a dissonance in my business. And it’s my own fault. I am attempting to redefine what a brand strategy is. I grew up in the advertising and …

Here's Sony's new business strategy

This is a huge leap from the ¥20bn operating profit predicted for the current year, ending March 31st. Indeed, the company still expects to register its sixth net loss in seven years during the present period, albeit by a smaller amount than it previously anticipated. Sony said it will use a goal …

Coke Experiments With New Universal Branding [Updated]

As global sales dwindle, Coca-Cola may soon release every type of Coke under its iconic red branding.<p>Coca-Cola Spain is launching a new look that unites Coca-Cola, Coke Zero, Diet Coke, and Coke Zero Zero (caffeine-free Coke Zero) under one unifying design based upon Coca-Cola’s iconic red …

Businesses with name 'Isis' fight bad brand image

Aeran Brent is tired of visitors asking about her store's name or snapping pictures of the sign outside.<p>Unfortunately, that's life for a …

Can South Korean Coffee Chain Caffebene Achieve World Domination?

Times Square is a place for loud shouts, so it’s a fitting spot for the global flagship store of an audaciously ambitious coffee chain. South Korea’s Caffebene is just six years old, but it already has 1,860 cafes in 14 countries–up from 1,250 at the beginning of this year.<p>Chief Executive Officer …

GoPro angers investors with charity gift

After a wildly successful public offering, GoPro CEO Nicholas Woodman became a billionaire and decided to give 5.8 million of his shares to his new charity.<p>Sounds great, but there's one catch that's angered investors, who sent shares down 7% Thursday.<p>JPMorgan, the IPO's underwriter, is letting …

Lenovo aims to dominate global PC markets after IBM deal

China’s Lenovo Group aims to be the world’s biggest maker of personal computers after its deal to buy IBM’s low-end server business was approved by …

Tag Heuer cuts some management and production jobs: LVMH executive | News Home | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - Tag Heuer, the biggest watch brand within French luxury group LVMH (LVMH.PA), has cut some management and production jobs in Switzerland in response to an industry slowdown, the head of LVMH watches said on Monday.<p>The Tag Heuer logo is seen at the entrance of their new watch …

Japan's Muji aims to open up to eight Canadian stores in five years | News Home | Reuters

TORONTO (REUTERS) - Japanese retailer Muji aims to build a network of seven or eight stores across Canada over the next five years, part of a broader plan to generate more revenue outside its home market, a senior executive told Reuters.<p>Muji, which expects to open its first Canadian store in …

Five questions to hone your business strategy

Strategy has two elements: Formulation and execution. While Toronto-based consultant Alex Lowy, who also lectures at the Schulich and DeGroote business schools, believes the strategy literature is 90-per-cent geared to formulation, he says the usual downfall is in execution.<p>"About 70 to 90 per cent …