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Digit is the automated savings plan we’ve been waiting for

Set it, forget it, and go to Hawaii<p>Until recently, my savings consisted mostly of unexpected windfalls. A tax return here, a birthday check from Grandma there. Over time I’ve amassed enough that I can withstand the odd financial shock. (The physical pain of a root canal is now <i>slightly</i> more intense …

Personal Finance

McDonald’s Posts Mixed 4Q Results as Sales Lag

McDonald’s (MCD) reported weaker fourth-quarter earnings as the fast-food giant continued to battle a decline in sales.<p>The company said Friday it booked a profit of $1.1 billion, or $1.13 a share, compared to $1.4 billion, or $1.40 a share, in the same period a year earlier.<p>McDonald’s said an …

Xbox

How To Send Your Best Employees To Your Competitors

The mantra right now in HR circles is Employee Engagement. It’s engagement this, engagement that all day long. Everybody struggles with the topic of engagement. We send out surveys to measure it. We don’t even know what we’re measuring.<p>We ask questions like “How likely are you to look for a new job …

The Workplace

90% Of Startups Fail: Here's What You Need To Know About The 10%

As an entrepreneur, I know about failure. I’ve made mistakes, pretty stupid ones. At the same time, though, I’ve been fortunate enough to succeed a few times, too.<p>Along the way, I’ve been able to understand some of the lesser-known reasons that some startups fail, and more importantly why a few …

Entrepreneurship

First China-Built Car Headed To The U.S. This Year

Largely lost in the tumult of bombastic sports car and pickup truck introductions at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit was the quiet news that the first “Made in China” car to be sold in the United States will debut this summer.<p>The question is not so much which one, but …

Made in China

Google Translate Update May Save You A Lot Of Money

Your smartphone is about to become your best friend when traveling abroad, even if you don't want to shell out big bucks for an international data plan. An update to the Google Translate app, announced Wednesday, will add the ability to translate printed text by aiming your phone's camera at it -- …

Google Translate

Apple just patented a wearable camera that’s better than GoPro

Shares of GoPro stock plummeted as much as 15% this afternoon after it was announced that Apple was awarded a patent that could put the wearable camera company in serious trouble.<p>Apple was granted a series of 34 patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today relating to a camera system that …

GoPro Inc. Stock Plummets After Apple Patents Mountable Sports Camera

Wall Street may fear that if Apple Inc. gets into the sports camera business, it will be bad news for GoPro. Shares of the action-photography …

Apple’s new video camera patent sends GoPro’s shares into a tailspin

Shares of GoPro, the sports camera maker, nosedived Tuesday after Apple was awarded a patent for a potentially competing device.<p>Investors sent …

Videography

Why These Entrepreneurs Turned Down $30 Million From Mark Cuban | Inc.com

<i>Shark Tank</i> host Mark Cuban offered a jaw-dropping $30 million to three sisters for their dating website during Friday's episode, but more surprising than the offer itself was how fast the sisters rejected the deal.<p>Entrepreneurs Arum, Dawoon, and Soo Kang came to the tank seeking $500,000 for 5 …

Entrepreneurship