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Twitter Is for the Young, Facebook Is for All Ages

Facebook users come in all shapes, sizes and ages, at least compared to LinkedIn users and Twitter users.<p>Half of Twitter's unique visitors in October …

Why do most Chinese dislike their jobs?

<b>Judging by the survey data, many Chinese workplaces are black holes of misery and despair.</b><p>Only 6% of Chinese employees said they are "engaged" in their jobs, according to a global Gallup survey released this month. China's numbers equal the numbers out of war-weary Iraq.<p>Workers across all income …

Job seekers: Forget insurance, we need a salary

A majority of job seekers want a paycheck even if that means not getting health insurance at the workplace, according to a new survey from online career placement firm Beyond.com<p>"What we found was that the issues of health-care insurance and the recent government shutdown have become a distraction …

Who Can Lead A Consumer Revolution In China?

As the Third Plenum—the third meeting of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) – begins this weekend, China observers are anxious to see whether the country’s transformation from an export-oriented to consumer-oriented economy will be addressed; and the broader issue of …

How To Ensure Your Brand Story Stands The Test Of Time

It’s hard enough to survive the stress of building a company. It’s an even bigger challenge to make that company a leading brand within your industry. Becoming known locally, nationally, or even internationally as a trusted resource takes years of dedication, great press, and very few — if any — …

Final salary and the death of pensions the world envied

The Government’s latest plans sound the death knell for schemes once seen as unrivalled. We explain how final salary schemes were killed off<p>Generous company pensions where workers’ retirement income is linked to their last wage are “dead and gone” - and the Government’s dramatic proposals to reform …

Employers still cautious on hiring new staff

<b>Stronger economic growth in the UK over the next few years will not be accompanied by a big rise in employment, a survey has suggested.</b><p>A survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), a body for human resources professionals, found most employers were planning to take on new …

When It Comes to Female Bosses, Women Can Be Their Own Worst Enemy

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>When it comes to attitudes about women in the workplace and having a female boss, Americans have …

The First Instagram Ad “Worked,” But What Do Brands Do Now?

The numbers say that Michael Kors’s much derided Instagram ad–the first of its kind–was a success. But how, if at all, can brands really use Instagram effectively as a paid ad platform?<p>When it first appeared, it was just like every other photo in your feed. Or was it? A cup of tea, a smattering of …

Google Glass Could Save Companies $1 Billion By 2017

Market research firm Gartner has boldly predicted that companies using Glass and similar gadgets could save $1 billion a year within three to five years.<p>Hands-free access to the Internet, cameras, conferencing and phone calls, plus something called "augmented reality" will be a big help to people …

Jessica Alba's e-commerce brand Honest Co. raises $25 million

Honest Co., Jessica Alba's eco-friendly baby products line, announced Monday that it has raised $25 million. That brings the start-up's total financing to $52 million in less than two years.<p>The Santa Monica e-commerce brand said it would use the money to accelerate its growth, including …

Why Old-School SMS is Still a Powerful Mobile Marketing Tool

<i>Eric Lazar is VP of Mobile CRM for ePrize, focused on educating brands on how best to capture the mobile user, drive revenue, and build relationships that start on mobile. Prior to his current role, Lazar spent more than 10 years in broadcast television sales management, most recently at Sinclair</i> …

Britain's economic growth to quicken but wages stay flat, according to poll

Britain's recovery will accelerate over the coming months and into the new year after a strong rise in business confidence, according to two surveys of company bosses. But wage rises are likely to remain below inflation, fuelling concern that living standards will fall for a sixth year after the …

Don't Work So Hard, Employers Tell Interns

Rocked by lawsuits and by death, the world of corporate interns is changing. One major employer has eliminated its internship program altogether. …

The dark future for American workers is still flipping burgers, not freelancing

It’s easy to fear the specter of an economy where millions of people end up with low-paid freelance gigs through TaskRabbit or oDesk, rather than finding full-time work. After all, Silicon Valley’s arrogance never ends.<p>But even that vision puts a gloss on the real problems with slowly recovering US …

What Can We Expect From The Next Decade Of Marketing?

It’s been nearly half a century since Philip Kotler first published his <i>Principles of Marketing</i>, which has defined the practice of millions of professionals worldwide ever since. It’s no stretch to say that before Kotler, there was no true marketing profession.<p>What made Kotler different than what …

Leadership: Nature or Nurture?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are leaders born or made? According to a study of twins published in the September 2012 issue of The Leadership Quarterly, if your biological parents held leadership positions, you have a 24 percent likelihood to inherit a predisposition …

Dear Luxury Hotels, You Are Almost Perfect, Except...

I have stayed in thousands of luxury hotels ( From 5 to 7 star) over my years in travel and they are usually wonderful -- but most with some small exceptions. While the following pet peeves may seem petty (isn't that the definition of a pet peeve?), I find them irritants in an otherwise lovely …

More mobile phones mean fewer deaths from natural disasters

Fewer people were killed or affected by natural disasters than in any other year in the past decade, according to a report (pdf) released Oct. 17. In 2012, some 15,706 died, compared to 37,907 in 2011 or almost 304,474 casualties in 2010, according to the International Federation of Red Cross, …

Apple’s claims about the security of its iMessage service might not be totally true

Remember when Apple said it couldn’t read your iMessages? It turns out that isn’t necessarily true.<p>Apple, it appears, <i>could potentially</i> read texts sent via its iMessaging service, according to a presentation given by security researchers at Quarkslab on Thursday (Oct. 17) titled “How Apple Can Read …

Apple, Google, Facebook don't pay the highest engineer salary

For software engineers, life must seem like it keeps getting better. Not only are salaries on the rise as companies compete for talent, but there are also lively job markets in cities across the US.<p>While big-name companies, like Google, Apple, and Facebook, tout their engineers as the best and the …

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Top 10 adventures in Peru

Peru may be known as a cradle of ancient civilisations, but its wild topography also makes it a wonderland of adventure. The icy mountain peaks of the Andes draw trekkers and climbers, the untamed desert coast is lapped by excellent waves for surfers, and for explorer types there’s the Amazon – a …

The Rise Of Social Commerce, And How It Will Completely Transform The Way We Shop On The Internet

Social commerce is all about inspiration and product discovery. Sites like Pinterest, Wanelo, OpenSky, and others are more like digital catalogs or virtual malls where shoppers can browse and connect with people interested in the same products and brands. But entrepreneurs and retailers are anxious …