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15 Traits of the Worst Leaders (Avoid at All Costs) | Inc.com

Take a second to think about the best and worst bosses you've ever had. Think about the difference in how you feel thinking about one versus the other. Now that you're the leader, what feeling are you giving your team?<p>It's no surprise that the best companies are started and directed by great …

Team Building

Uber Gets Fined $1.3 Million For Ambiguous Driver Training Videos In France

Urban transportation company Uber is having a rough week in France. Following yesterday’s protests, the high court of Paris just fined Uber $1.3 million (€1.2 million). The two events are unrelated, but it shows that France is still a hostile market for the American company, even though Paris is …

Why Apple should be scared of Facebook's and Google's messaging apps

Companies like Facebook, Google, Atlassian, and Slack are expanding their messaging apps beyond merely sending text, video, and audio and into something a little bit more like an operating system.<p>On Tuesday, for example, The Wall Street Journal reported that Google is working on a new chat app that …

Obi Worldphone SF1 now up for registration in India

Last this past summer, a surprise announcement came out of seemingly nowhere: Apple’s former CEO, John Sculley, was not only back in the business, but touting a new line of wallet-friendly smartphones called the Obi Worldphone. Two models were announced, the SF1 and the SF1.5, with the former …

Mobile Technology

Mercedes-Benz Wants to Beat Google, Uber to Our Driverless Future

The future of transit may be services over product; Mercedes is betting on both.<p>At a recent tour of the Mercedes-Benz research and development lab in Sunnyvale, Calif., a space meant to showcase a command of innovation for the future of transit, the luxury carmaker did something counterintuitive: …

You can now purchase Fossil's Q Founder smartwatch for $295

First announced back in October, Fossil’s very first Android Wear-powered smartwatch, the Q Founder, was set to make its way to store shelves sometime “this holiday season.” Details regarding the watch’s availability have been pretty scarce since its launch, but thankfully that’s changing today. …

Wearable Tech

Apple Watch Users Report Less iPhone Addiction

Wristly, the firm known for tracking Apple Watch usage, has another set of survey results out. There are some interesting results. While the $349-plus Apple Watch is certainly more expensive than traditional watches, and even many other smart watches, many customers do not consider the Apple Watch …

Apple Watch

Google ad boss: Ad blockers are 'a blunt instrument and we need to be worried'

Ad-blocking software, which nixes display advertising from websites, became a hot topic after an Apple operating-system update allowed ad blocking on iPhones and iPads for the first time.<p>Although Ramaswamy made it clear that mobile advertising is still doing "incredibly well for Google and …

Rephone lets you hack a cellular radio into anything

Give a dog a phone<p>Yesterday at the Maker Faire in New York, we had a chance to check out the Rephone, a clever little project that comprises a bunch of modules that let you cobble together your own tiny little cell phone. Actually, making a cute little cardboard-encased phone is the least …

The Least-Visited States In America, And Why You Should Go To Each

<i>By: Matt Meltzer</i><p><i>Credit: Arkansas Dept. of Parks and Tourism (edited)</i><p>Even the most travelled Americans have a few gaps in the "where I've been" map, especially when we're talking about missing states. It's a big country out there and clocking all 50 is a bucket list accomplishment. But which ones …

National Parks

50 apps to improve your smartphone

A recent study by market research firm Nielsen claimed that the average person uses 27 apps a month, which sounds like very few considering that Apple and Google’s app stores both have more than 1m apps available. The key, of course, is that the 27 apps can be almost entirely different, depending …

Apps

5 Things Elite Entrepreneurs Always Do (And You Should, Too)

Entrepreneurs spend their money to make the most money.<p><i>What are some of the habits entrepreneurs have that other people dont? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Oliver Emberton, Founder of Silktide, on Quora:</b><p>Most people spend their money to get the most <b>utility</b></b> …

Google has deployed its cute little self-driving cars in Austin

They'll join the autonomous Lexus SUVs that have been on the road since July<p>Last month we learned that Google was planning to extend its autonomous vehicle project by bringing a few of its own tiny self-driving cars to Austin, Texas. Today, the company announced that new phase of the project is now …

9 hot startup cities that aren't San Francisco or NYC

But there's a slew of other metro areas with established infrastructure and skilled work forces that can match those more established locations at a fraction of the cost of living and with less day-to-day stress.<p>These are the places where startup dreams come easier and cheaper, but can still pay …

Demographics

8 Great Office Collaboration Tools For Your Team

A while back I wrote an article about the “fives types of office collaboration tools” that are commonly available, each one a different style of collaboration and project management, with the recommendation that you determine which format best fit your team’s particular working style and …

Project Management

An Automated Slide Film Scanner Built with LEGOs

This is pretty impressive: photographer Pascal Kulcsar needed to digitize some old slide film left behind by his grandfather. Rather than purchase a …

Hundreds of Photos of New York City Turned Into a Flowing Visual Experience

When Israeli freelance artist Ynon Lan visited New York City earlier this year, he wanted to capture the things he saw in a way that conveyed the …