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Marketing Is Dead, and Loyalty Killed It

So, you’ve worked your way up the corporate ladder to become Chief Marketing Officer. Pat yourself on the back – you deserve it! All done? Good. Now, please accept my condolences. Your job is obsolete, and unless you turn yourself into a Chief Loyalty Officer, you’re sure to eventually be replaced …

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This company is putting its entire crop of tobacco plants toward curing Ebola

In early August, when two American patients recovered from the Ebola virus that they had contracted in Liberia, the US medical community largely attributed their survival to an experimental drug known as ZMapp. The drug, developed by San Diego-based biotech firm Mapp Biopharmaceutical, had never …

Disease

Meet the 12-Year-Old CEO Who Runs a $150,000 Business

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Entrepreneurship

A Cheaper Pair Of Glasses Brings Cheaper, Better Vision To The Developing World

As many as 700 million people around the world currently live their lives in a day-to-day blur.<p>Imagine what your life would be like if you needed glasses but couldn’t afford a pair. You would struggle to work, look after your family, and do all kinds of things glasses-wearers take for granted.<p>This …

Thailand built a robot to make sure that Thai food is appropriately delicious

Thai food is delicious, but Thailand officials have a problem with it often not being delicious <i>enough</i>. According to <i>The New York Times</i>, Thailand actually backs a group called the Thai Delicious Committee, which is unveiling a robot this week that's supposedly capable of determining how good Thai …

Tiny Spanish Island Nears Its Goal: 100 Percent Renewable Energy

It actually takes quite a lot of fossil fuel power to reach the tiny Spanish island of El Hierro. You have to catch a commercial jet flight, a propeller plane and then a ferry to reach what was once the end of the known world, before Columbus set sail.<p>But once you're there, there's no need for …

California Enacts Nation's First Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill banning single-use plastic bags Tuesday, making California the first state to bar their use. …

Crops Grow On Fake Moon And Mars Soil

That means future space colonizers may be able to farm their own food using local dirt.<p>If humans ever set up permanent bases on the Moon or Mars, we'll need to be able to grow our own food there. To find out whether that’s actually possible, a team of scientists in the Netherlands planted 14 plant …

This app wants to invest your "spare change" so maybe, someday, you'll actually be able to retire

A virtual piggybank that puts your nickels and dimes to work<p>I hate getting change. Quarters I can stomach, but pennies, nickels, and dimes I find infuriating. I know damn well that they are worth something, and that if I just collected them all and deposited them over time, they would add up to a …

28 Colorful Kitchens That Will Inspire You

From classic pastels to offbeat colors.<p>Bored with your pure white kitchen? Try adding a dose of light — or bright — color to liven up your favorite room.

A Blah New York Apartment Gets a Luxe Makeover

A stunning space with ho-hum decor gets an upgrade worthy of its address with this luxe makeover.<p>A stunning space with ho-hum decor gets an upgrade worthy of its address with this luxe makeover.

Recycled Smartphones Help to Combat Deforestation

Every year around 720 million mobile phones are thrown away worldwide, according to figures from Planetoscope, a French ecology statistics website. …

Smart Ideas for Small Spaces

1 of 20<p>Multitasking Decor<p>Tiny rooms need to be deft multitaskers, so this living room features a long sofa that moonlights as a guest bed. And the …

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HSBC Global Connections — Helping businesses grow internationally

Sathya Ram, Regional Head of Clearing and Foreign Currency Payment Products of Global Payments and Cash Management for Asia-Pacific, HSBC<p>Although the …

Tesla: 'All Our Patent Are Belong To You'

Yes, "All Our Patent Are Belong To You" is the actual title of a Tesla press release, which went live yesterday and is causing a tremendous media …

Tesla

This Jewelry Lights Up and Buzzes When Your Phone Needs You

We’ve all done it: You’re at a restaurant, enjoying a nice moment with a friend when all of a sudden you hear your phone buzz. You want to stop the …

These Drawings Show Us Children's Attitudes to Technology

How can we deal with the growing problem of waste and pollution? That’s the question that research firm Latitude asked 270 children aged 8 to 13. The results may not give environmentalists much to work on but they certainly tell us a lot about how kids think about technology and the world around …

10 Jobs That You Could Have In 2030

Your job seems normal now. In 15 years, when someone tells you they’re a simplicity expert or a robot counselor, you won’t blink an eye.<p>All of the predictions we’ve seen lately regarding the “jobs of the future” assume that we’ll even have jobs once the robots take over. Eventually, we may not. But …

Delivering Integrated Multichannel Experiences in Banking

As consumers are using more devices, it is important for banks and credit unions to deliver a consistent user experience across channels. A new …

Samsung Moves To Upstage Apple With New Biometric Data Platform

Samsung is building a “data bank” of people’s biometric information that app developers and researchers can plug into to create clever, health-related services — ideally for Samsung devices.<p>Following the release of its Gear Fit wearable fitness tracker, its new SAMI platform, overseen by a former …

The Crazy Genius Behind Solar Roadways

Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways project, which they just funded through a hugely popular …

My Mentor Is 30 Years Younger Than Me (and Taught Me 5 Incredible Lessons)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This month I acquired a new mentor and she’s not my usual type. She has very little traditional industry experience and limited hindsight I can leverage. She has never excelled at a formal education environment but perhaps that's because …

Leadership