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Don't Make These Common Mistakes If You Plan To Retire Soon

Procrastination can undermine your retirement.<p>When it comes to the downside of procrastination, most people focus on the danger of getting a late …

When This Company Followed The Same Simple Marketing Strategy As Amazon And Apple, It Beat The Odds

Comfortable times are often the best times to shift marketing tactics. Great organizations that do this on a regular basis are Amazon, Samsung, and Apple. They understand the need to dip into record revenues to bet on risky new ideas to keep their brand and products fresh. Their people with ideas …

Marketing

Over a thousand Rio taxi drivers block main city route to protest Uber

Cabbies parked their yellow taxis in a chain stretching three miles along one of the city’s main thoroughfares to protest the mobile app ride service<p>More than a thousand taxi drivers have joined a protest in Rio de Janeiro against ride-sharing company Uber, blocking roads and stalling traffic …

Transportation

Get Ready for Your Internet Bill to Soar

True competition among Internet providers remains a dream for consumers.<p>“Infrastructure deployment requires the expectation of a healthy return on …

HP bans T-shirts at work, and employees are furious

But this week, several teams within HP's 100,000-employee-strong Enterprise Services division were sent a confidential memo cracking down on casual dress in the workplace, because higher-ups in the company are concerned that customers visiting the offices will be put off by dressed-down developers, …

Clothing

Nintendo redesigned Miiverse because you were using it wrong

You know how everyone completely loses it every time Facebook pushes a redesign live? It's happening again -- except this time it's happening on Miiverse, Nintendo's quirky social network. On July 29th Miiverse will be given its first major overhaul: a total redesign that adds new features, changes …

This startup wants to be the Amazon of Wi-Fi access for the Internet of things

If you want to connect your device to the cloud you have to build in some way to access the Internet, and that’s actually not an easy task when …

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly

Sponsor: Turtle Tumble<p>[Price: Free with in-app purchases]<br>Turtle Tumble is a fun little puzzle game that is a variant of mini golf. You must complete levels and help Ollie find his family! It’s a simple game with Google Play Services, easy mechanics, and tons of content that is totally free to …

Apps

Internet companies face 'tax crackdown'

<b>Internet companies may have to provide more information on people and businesses who sell goods and services online, in a crackdown on tax evasion.</b><p>HM Revenue & Customs wants to target businesses that have failed to register for tax, and individuals who fail to declare the money they make online.<p>It …

Trading

Why 'Earth 2.0' is actually nothing like Earth

Nasa's discovery of Kepler-452b, a planet orbiting around a distant star in deep space, has predictably caused waves of excitement on the internet, …

How to unsend an email

Have you ever clicked "Send" on an email and regretted it a fraction of a second later? Whether you were angry and typed something you shouldn't have, clicked "Reply All" when you wanted "Reply" or just accidentally clicked the "Send" button before the email was finished, your first instinct is to …

AT&T creates mobile and video giant after sealing DirecTV deal

AT&T is now the largest paid-television provider in the country.<p>The Dallas telecommunications giant confirmed Friday that it has closed its acquisition of satellite television provider DirecTV for $49 billion.<p>Combining AT&T's broadband and wireless services with DirecTV's nationwide satellite TV …

'Speaking Up Didn't Fix a Damn Thing': Xoogler Rails at Search Giant on Diversity

The former techie behind the salary transparency spreadsheet offers another scathing series of tweets.<p>Last week, Erica Baker, a former Google engineer, shared a story about a spreadsheet she created at the Mountain View company to show salary transparency. Through a series of tweets, Baker …

Could an Xperia “Made for Bond” signal a major Z5 redesign?

There is a new James Bond film coming out later this year, and unless you want to see all the best parts prior to the picture’s release, it’s best to exercise caution when taking a gander at the super spy’s spoiler-filled trailers. Sony however, may be quite eager to get people looking for a …

China to allow game console sales across whole country, report says

Chinese authorities have decided to allow the sale of video game consoles across their whole country, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. If this enables players to fully adopt the machines in the world’s largest game market, then it could be a significant boost for the entire game …

AT&T buys DirecTV, now biggest traditional TV provider in US

Even as TV watchers increasingly go online, AT&T has become the country's biggest traditional TV provider with its $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV.<p>It got its regulatory approval Friday from the Federal Communications Commission after more than a year. The Justice Department had already cleared …