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'Bank of Apple' Moves Closer With New Patent To Kill PayPal, Square

Apple has quietly filed for a new patent which details a person-to-person money transmission method which could potentially grab market share from PayPal and Square, and hit the already beleaguered banking sector struggling to keep up with FinTech.<p>Apple is already banking on consumers using the …

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5 Employees You Should Give a Raise to Immediately | Inc.com

Paying out more funds can be tough for anyone--especially if you're an entrepreneur or owner of a small-business or startup making your way post-Recession. However, you have to remember that you're only as strong as your best employees and rewarding their efforts, loyalty, and talents is crucial. …

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12 Quotes That Take You Inside The Mind Of Billionaire Mavs Owner Mark Cuban

Mike Stone/Reuters Mark Cuban always seems to come out on top.<p>His first job was tending bar in Dallas. Then he took a gig as a computer salesman. He was fired — and he realized he "was never going to be a very good employee."<p>So he started his first company, MicroSolutions, which he sold for $6 …

The New Habit Challenge: Create A Better To-Do List

Making a simple list isn’t the best way to get things done. Next week we’ll test more effective approaches to organizing our days.<p>Tons of successful leaders laud the to-do list as the key to more organized, productive, and focused days, but is there a right way and a wrong way to do your to-do?<p>The …

Tasks Startup CEOs Should Always Outsource

<i>Mikita Mikado is the co-­founder and CEO of electronic signing software PandaDoc. This article was co-written by Christy Delehanty, the Content Manager at PandaDoc.</i><p>“There isn’t enough time.”<p>It’s a common complaint. A familiar refrain reverberating through the startup world, picking up volume as it …

Stop Micromanaging Your Employees

<i>This post originally appeared on the 15five blog and has been republished with permission.</i><p>Running a company can often feel like caring for a newborn child. There is a natural and healthy fear that arises that if you are not eternally vigilant then something bad will happen.<p>With a baby, this is …

Avoid taxes? 10 things to know about inversions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Burger King plans to become the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company. Burger King (BKW) has announced plans to buyTim Hortons (THI), the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain.<p>Burger King's operations will stay in Miami. …

How to Design Your Startup Office for a Productive Workforce

If you look at some of the latest startup offices, there seems to be a competition to who can have the coolest ping pong tables, kitchen, and big TVs displaying real time data. But are they essential to office productivity and culture?<p>We spoke to some of the hottest startups to hear their …

Simple ways to boost your savings

There are some simple steps you can take to boost your savings, and the first one is creating a smart budget, financial experts say.<p>To become a super saver, you have to figure out where your money is going and cut back in areas where it shouldn't go, says certified financial planner Michael Dalton, …

Apple’s numbers prove again that Silicon Valley is run by white and Asian men

At first glance, Apple has better workplace diversity statistics than many peers. But look at the numbers for technology employees and management—the people who have the most influence and the highest salaries within the companies—and consider the gender gap in each of these groups, and things …

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Health Care For $4: Are You Ready For Walmart To Be Your Doctor?

Goodbye, doctor’s office. Hello, Walmart?<p>Based on Walmart’s latest moves, it’s not as unlikely as it sounds.<p>After years of “Will they or won’t they?” discussion, Walmart is making its long-awaited move into delivering primary care: The retailer has quietly opened a half-dozen primary care clinics …

Sproutling's baby monitor of the future aims to put parents at ease

Wearable sleeping monitor now available for preorder<p>Being a new parent is a trip: it's full of new experiences, surprises, and lifestyle changes. But for many, it's also a really stressful experience. For years, parents have relied on books and advice from experts on how to take care of their …

HOW SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE STAY CALM:

HOW SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE STAY CALM:<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control.<p>If you follow our newsletter, you’ve read some startling research summaries that explore the havoc stress can wreak on one’s physical and MENTAL HEALTH …

Giants running back David Wilson posts inspiring message after his career is cut short

Giants running back David Wilson suffered spinal stenosis during a 2013 game against the Eagles that required a spinal fusion surgery and a long recovery. Wilson worked all summer to make a comeback with the Giants, but team doctors announced Monday that they advised Wilson to walk away from the …

These Guys Raised $7 Million To Create A Calendar App That Thinks For You

The app is a hybrid between a calendar and to-do list, but Timeful is really about creating better habits.<p>"We're fanatical about time," Yoav Shoham, one of the three founders of Timeful, told Business Insider. "Time might be a little cliche, but we really believe time is the most precious resource …

The Business Of Doing Good: How Millennials Are Changing The Corporate Sector

The Millennials are coming… to an office near you. Over the course of the next decade we will bear witness to one of the largest demographic shifts in the workplace in modern history. By the year 2025 Millennials (born between 1979 and 1999) will come to fuel approximately 75% of the U.S. …

5 Lessons For Entrepreneurs From The World Cup Social Media Frenzy

Is there a place online where the World Cup <i>isn’t</i> being talked about right now? I only ask because my Twitter feed is filled with hashflags and #Brazil2014. Instagram is overloaded with soccer players cheesing it up. And my Facebook feed has been taken over by people sharing the latest …

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Posted by Taylor Pipes on 14 Jun 2014<p><i>Editor’s Note: As of April 29, 2015, emailing into Evernote is a paid feature available to Evernote Premium and</i> …

Medtronic to buy Irish medical-device manufacturer

U.S. medical device manufacturer Medtronic has agreed to buy Ireland-based competitor Covidien for $42.9 billion in cash and stock.<p>The combined …

The Three Qualities a CEO Must Have to Succeed

CEOs and diamonds are a lot alike: Most are flawed in some way, all are hardened and formed under crushing pressures and intense heat, and they are judged by degrees of quality. We’ve perfected the art and science of judging a diamond’s quality via the four C’s: carat, cut, color, clarity. I assert …

The Top 10 Audio Books That Every Entrepreneur Must Listen To

With a million and one things on an <i>entrepreneur’s agenda</i>, it is almost next to impossible to find the time to read a book from front to back. Well …

6 Changes Organizations Should Make Today

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today's competitive landscape, companies need to be efficient or get left behind. That said, companies are often stuck in their ways, leaving opportunity for growth out cold. Here are some things I would do if I took over your business …

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