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LinkedIn’s biggest obstacle in China isn’t censorship, it’s culture

With a Chinese-language site and WeChat integration, professional social network LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) is going after China’s young up-and-comers. …

China

5 Ways to Make Your Brand Thrive in the Sharing Economy

Success in this climate requires listening to your customers, establishing their trust, and changing your relationship with them in fundamental ways.<p>Top-down business is dead. People are now bypassing established brands entirely to get what they need from each other. Welcome to the sharing economy, …

Sharing Economy

A Statistical Analysis of the Work of Bob Ross

Bob Ross was a consummate teacher. He guided fans along as he painted “happy trees,” “almighty mountains” and “fluffy clouds” over the course of his …

LogAnalysis maps the structure of gangs using phone records

It's no surprise that law enforcement agencies use mobile phone records to investigate criminal activity, but a platform called LogAnalysis could facilitate some of the most sophisticated analysis for all that raw data. Developed by Emilio Ferrara and his team at Indiana University, the software …

Twitter’s new notifications are driving me insane

For the past week or so, every night, anytime between midnight and 2am, my phone lights up and vibrates against my nightstand.<p>It’s not a text, a …

Bitcoin finally pays off -- in secure cloud storage

Bitcoin may finally be coming into its own as a cryptocurrency, despite the implosions of several online exchanges and the IRS regarding the digital …

Blockchain

A print newspaper generated by robots: Is this the future of media or just a sideshow?

What if you could pick up a printed newspaper, but instead of a handful of stories hand-picked by a secret cabal of senior editors in a dingy …

Don’t Let Your Business Get Squeezed Out By Social Media

Competing with social media masters requires becoming one yourself. Involve data, effective ads, and credible brand-spending claims to bring your networking game up to par.<p>Publishers who don’t have access to social data are facing a growing challenge–social squeeze. When it comes to digital …

Social Media

13 Tough Questions to Skyrocket Customer Experience Improvement

Do you have leader grit?<p>Customer experience improvement is not for the faint of heart.<p>The truth can be hard to face but enlightened leaders recognize …

iOS Tweak Brings Facebook Chat Heads Onto The iPhone

Say what you will of Facebook Home but what it has brought to Android devices is a pretty convenient chat feature called Chat Heads. For those who …

Employees worried Mt. Gox spent customer cash on robot, souped-up Civic

Multiple Mt. Gox employees say that the now-infamous Bitcoin exchange may have used customers’ money to on lavish expenses.<p>Both current and former …

NSA revelations 'changing how businesses store sensitive data'

The vast scale of online surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden is changing how businesses store commercially sensitive data, with potentially dramatic consequences for the future of the internet, according to a new study.<p>A survey of 1,000 business leaders from around the world has found that many …

Telecommuting Policies Revisited

One year ago, newly-appointed Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer, shook up her company, if not the business world, by banning telecommuting. It's now a year later, and life at Yahoo has not only continued, but the YHOO stock has risen from 21.22 to 37.79, up 78 percent. In that same time period, the Dow …

The Workplace

Sony vs. Facebook: the battle for your reality has just begun

Virtual reality is here, but it's not what you expect<p>Virtual reality is truly coming. There’s no longer any question. In the span of a single week, two titans emerged to proclaim that VR would be the future of their industries. Facebook and Sony, companies which respectively defined social …

Turn Employees into Social Media Advocates #SMMW14

What if I told you that you could increase the reach of your social content by a factor of ten by utilizing a resource that you <i>already have</i>?<p>What …

Become a Top Networker: 4 Ways Anyone Can Build Bonds Faster

Do you like networking? Me neither. I often want to run screaming from cocktail parties. Yet I do like people; they are endlessly fascinating. And this, my friends, is how you can learn to love networking.<p>Do you like networking? Me neither. I often want to run screaming from cocktail parties. Yet I …

Turkey blocks Youtube and Twitter after a series of leaks cause scandal.

On Thursday, Turkey’s government banned Youtube. Last week, the country put the kibosh on Twitter. If Facebook is next on the chopping block, Turkish …

3 Lessons From Negotiating With Steve Jobs

A VC who went head to head with the Apple boss earlier in her career shares what she learned from the experience.<p>Back in the mid-1980's, Heidi Roizen, today an operating partner at VC firm DFJ, was the co-founder of software company T/Maker. Her firm’s products had attracted the attention of early …

Venture Capital

Bitcoin 2.0 Shows Technology Evolving Beyond Use as Money

Bitcoin isn’t just for buying and selling cupcakes and cameras anymore.<p>A crop of entrepreneurs, backed by investors such as Andreessen Horowitz and …

Nine Connections

This app turns Twitter into a Quora-esque search engine for all your burning questions

God bless Twitter – it’s a breaking news haven, a 24-hour virtual networking event, a help-desk line, a job search tool, an RSS feed, and many, many …

Social Media

Brazilian Congress passes world’s first Internet bill of rights

The lower house of the National Congress of Brazil has passed a landmark, sweeping Internet freedom bill, believed to be the first of its kind.<p>Marco …

Schools warn against 'inappropriate' complaining on social media

"Parents Victoria would definitely agree that principals being able to determine what constitutes reasonable and unreasonable behaviour is incredibly …

Social Media

When 56 Of The World's Stock Markets Were Born

Morgan Stanley's Jonathan Garner included the founding dates for some of the world's stock markets in a recent note to clients .<p>In case you didn't, the stock market wasn't born on Wall Street.

Morgan Stanley

Dell and Microsoft sign mutually helpful Android licensing deal

Microsoft's patent agreements with Android and Chrome OS device builders are usually one-sided: the manufacturers sign licensing deals, and Microsoft agrees not to sue them into oblivion. However, the crew in Redmond has just broken with that tradition by forging a cross-licensing pact with Dell. …

​Twitter is experimenting again, tries replacing 'retweet' with 'share' button

Twitter can't help itself. If it's not new pictures, tweet views and video previews, then it could be an <i>epoch-defining</i> change to what the social network called one of its core features: retweets. So, it's possibly not a big deal, but in Twitter's latest experiment, it's been changed to 'share' -- …