Tom Valetic

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Amazon's tech boss discovered a bad side effect of being a jokey manager

He's tried to make himself very accessible to other Amazon employees, but has found an unexpected negative side-effect.<p>"I sometimes say things — just stupid, little remarks — and expect people to just ignore them," he says.<p>"They will not. They will not. Every little thing you say is something that …

Employment

A CEO explains 2 costly mistakes job seekers make

Most of the time, however, we're the ones to blame for not landing the job interview or position.<p>"Job-seekers don't help themselves when they fail to take the time to put their best foot forward in a well-written, thoughtful outreach for a job they're interested in," writes Liz Ryan, CEO of Human …

Employment

Are You Using A Content Delivery Network For Your Website Yet? You Should Be

In this day and age where web hosting is incredibly inexpensive, many people are satisfied by simply purchasing a hosting plan and forgetting about that part of the puzzle. However, when your website grows and starts receiving more and more traffic, you should start thinking about getting a content …

Small Business

Why Richard Branson Thinks Failure Should Be An Option For All Entrepreneurs

Opportunities for startup success may be global, but when it comes to the risk of failure, there are still some big cultural divides.<p>If your business goes under in Europe, the stigma can set your entrepreneurial prospects back years. Tank in the US, and your experience is much more likely to be …

Entrepreneurship

Putin's disappearance could be another genius ploy — here's why that's unlikely

Russian President Vladimir Putin has not been seen in public since March 5, and the world is waiting to see if the 62-year-old casually returns or if his absence signals something more serious.<p>Russia has been rife with rumors, including that he is dead or on paternity leave, while the government's …

Russia

Russia and North Korea declare 2015 a 'year of friendship'

Regimes ostracised by international community and targtted by UN decide to team up<p>Ostracised by the international community, North Korea and Russia have declared 2015 a year of bilateral friendship that will be marked by a series of political, economic and cultural exchanges.<p>North Korean state …

Our 86 Favorite Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Monday-Thursday you need dinner and you need it fast. We've got all the recipes you'll need.<p>These are our most popular, best-loved, and greatest weeknight dinner recipes of all time—and we're coming up with even more as we speak.

Cooking

From rosemary extract to sugar syrup: the new food label nasties

The wholesome-sounding ingredients that have replaced E numbers in processed foods are a lot less natural than we like to think<p>For over ten years now, processed food manufacturers have been on a “clean label” mission. They know that many of us are put off products when we see E numbers, or long, …

Nutrition

Etsy Says It Isn't Scared Of Wall Street

It is the age of the activist investor, but Brooklyn-based online arts and crafts seller Etsy isn’t afraid of the shark-infested Wall Street waters that are within its proximity.<p>On Wednesday evening, the company filed for an initial public offering on the Nasdaq with a placeholder for a $100 …

Wall Street

How Do You Google? New Eye Tracking Study Reveals Huge Changes

Google used to be criticized for providing little more than “10 blue links” in its search results that sent searchers to other sites. More recently, it’s getting lots of flack from companies and antitrust officials in Europe for the opposite–providing direct answers that make it less likely …

AdWords

Warren Buffett defends Berkshire's conglomerate structure — and fires a huge shot at private equity

With a market cap over $300 billion, the company directly owns dozens of businesses and holds huge stakes in many more, some of which include America's largest companies like Coca-Cola, IBM, Wells Fargo, and American Express.<p>In his 50th letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, Buffett addresses …

Investing

Deflation comes to America

On Thursday, the consumer price index showed that prices fell 0.1% in January compared to last year.<p>And so for the first time since October 2009, deflation is back in America.<p>On a "core" basis, which strips out the more volatile costs of food and gas, prices actually rose 1.6% over last year, the …

Deflation
Corruption

Apple Took 89% Of Q4 Smartphone Profits With Android OEMs In A Race To The Bottom

Google’s Android has gobbled up market share world wide, now accounting for over 80% of all smartphone shipped globally. But when it comes to actually making money, Apple is eating all the profits as it continues its focus on premium devices. Today Strategy Analytics said that Apple in Q4 last year …

Profit

Best Design Driven Startups of the Decade

Successful startups can transform the way we look at the world and ourselves, as well as, create immense value and skyrocket to the top of the Fortune 500 list. Some of these startups were design driven, think: Apple, Nike, HP, Sony and Nokia. However few of these were actually founded by …

US and British army parade 300 yards from Russia border

American armoured vehicles and British soldiers parade through Estonian border city of Narva, as tensions between Russia and the West continue to escalate<p>US army vehicles and British soldiers paraded through the streets of an Estonian city just 300 yards from the Russian border yesterday, in a …

Russia threatens to cut off gas supplies to Europe by Friday

On Tuesday, Alexey Miller, CEO of Russia's own state-owned gas behemoth Gazprom, told journalists that Naftogaz had failed to pay for its March gas deliveries and threatened to terminate the contract with his Ukrainian counterparts — potentially cutting off supplies to Europe through Ukraine as …

Russia

Lenovo just showed why Microsoft needs the Surface PC

Earlier this week, it came out that Lenovo had shipped a piece of software called Superfish on a bunch of new computers.<p>Turns out, the software was a potential security nightmare. It hijacked security certificates from web sites that the user was visiting, which could have allowed hackers to steal …

Touchscreens

India And China's New Motives For Foreign Investment

Many recent large projects by Indian and Chinese investors don’t seem to fit the usual pattern of what drives foreign investment . Traditionally, the primary motive for most foreign investment projects is either to access new markets, to access resources (minerals, energy or agriculture) or to …

Mergers & Acquisitions

Why Enterprise Mobile Apps Are Most Lucrative To Build In 2015

43% of enterprise app developers make more than $10K per month versus 19% of their counterparts focused on consumer apps.<p>20% of all developers globally are targeting enterprises, up from 16% just six months ago.<p>Growth in direct revenues from app stores is slowing, while demand for good mobility …

Mobile

The Five Keys To Marketing An Emerging Service Or Product

Anyone with a knack for trading, sufficient startup capital and a tolerance for risk can launch a business venture. But creating consumer demand takes more than personal chutzpah. A company’s ability to create demand is dependent on five key factors, like these right here:<p><b>1. Pedigree</b><p>The education …

Marketing

To Grow Merchant Customers, iZettle Slashes The Cost Of Its Card Readers To Zero

iZettle, the Swedish payments startup that has been called the ‘Square of Europe’ for its mobile-based point of sale services, is taking its business development strategy up another notch today: the company — which currently processes about $2.3 billion in transactions each year — is launching a …

FinTech

Alibaba Launches Enterprise Messaging App DingTalk, Its Latest Mobile Software Product

Alibaba is best-known as an e-commerce company, but it aspires to be much more. Some of its initiatives, including affiliate Ant Financial, have been very successful. Others, like its operating system Aliyun and mobile messaging app Laiwang, have yet to take off. Alibaba is continuing to build its …

Apps

Here are the core lessons from a book that Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates think everyone should read

These fears are fueled by a 24-hour news cycle that sheds light on horrors throughout the world, despite that violence has actually declined.<p>This dichotomy is one of the reasons that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg chose Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker's "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why …

Bill Gates
Customer Experience

The 13 best new apps you might have missed recently

Luckily, we have collected the best apps of the past month so you can find something new to try out.<p>You're bound to find something you like, whether in Microsoft's killer new Outlook email app or in fun little games for passing the time like Psych.

Apps