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Why you can’t be a quiet creative (if you want to make a living)

If you’re selling your time as a freelancer, or selling your own products, you’ve probably already realized you need to put nearly as much effort into marketing as you do into your work.<p>Getting people to know who you are and what you do is part of the process if you want to make your living …

7 Questions to Ask When Developing Your Brand Strategy

Brand strategy is one of those things that most marketers don’t often think about on a day-to-day basis. Sure, your strategy plays out in the …

The Entrepreneur Who Is Beating Amazon At Same-Day Delivery

Retailers are worried about competing with Amazon, but the cofounder of a crowdsourced same-day delivery service has figured out another way.<p>Before Daphne Carmeli started Deliv with the intent to build a same-day delivery service that would upend the standards of well-established couriers, before …

4 Niche Entrepreneurs Who Won Big By Thinking Really Small

These guys prove that success doesn’t always mean creating something everyone wants and dare you to think a little smaller.<p>The road to success as an entrepreneur is paved with passion. Without passion, most entrepreneurs wouldn’t pursue their ideas and wouldn’t have the energy to keep working …

The 19-Year-Old Wiz Kid Who Turned Down Apple Has Nabbed Backing From A Hollywood Star

We caught up with Meyer again and learned that since that decision, things have been wild for him.<p>His startup, Fresco News, crowdsources breaking news and photos from Twitter, Instagram and other social media.<p>Fresco finds breaking news, verifies it, and gets the license to publish relevant images …

Lebanon's politics paralyzed by regional conflict

BEIRUT (Reuters) - With Lebanon’s most powerful political parties funded and often directed by regional powers, the country has for decades been affected by events in the Middle East.<p>Lebanon's Prime Minister Tammam Salam speaks during an interview with Reuters in his office in Beirut November 12, …

Taylor Swift's Spotify Paycheck Mystery

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Google must pay Canadian woman $2,250 for showing her cleavage in Street View

Google invaded the privacy of a Montreal woman by showing her sitting outside of her house with “part of her breast exposed,” and must pay her …

'Silicon Beach' brings tech boom to Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web …

Jessica Alba on fundraising while famous

<i>Actress Jessica Alba co-founded The Honest Company in 2011, to make eco-friendly baby and home products. Three years later, the company just</i> …

No, The Customer Is Not Always Right

How many times have you had to grit your teeth, take a deep breath and silently repeat to yourself, “The customer is always right”? This is a motto that’s drilled into every young retail or hospitality worker, and has somehow made its way into the psyches of established business owners.<p>The problem …

German court hits Uber with temporary nationwide ban

Taxi app service Uber suffered its biggest setback in Europe to date Tuesday, as a German court hit it with a nationwide, temporary ban on two of its …

21 billionaires who grew up poor

<b>• Billionaires don't always come from moneyed backgrounds.</b><p><b>• In fact, many famous billionaires actually grew up poor.</b><p><b>• From George Soros to Larry Ellison to Oprah Winfrey, here's a look at how some of the wealthiest people on the planet came up from nothing.</b><p>Billionaires aren't all born with silver …

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Galaxy Note 4 benchmark suggests that the Exynos 5433 outpaces the Snapdragon 805

Last week, hardware specifications for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 leaked via the AnTuTu benchmark database. The eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed that something important was missing – the actual benchmark scores. Fortunately, the full array of CPU and GPU scores have now been posted, …

Mexican Billionaire Slim Backs Biotech Firm Focused On Cancer and Kidney Disease Treatments

Atara Biotherapeutics Inc., which is developing therapies for illnesses such as kidney disease and cancer, has filed for an initial public offering (IPO), <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reported on Friday<i>.</i> Through a family trust that owns 9.3% of Atara shares, Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim Helú is one …

US trade deficit drops 3.6 percent in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in March as exports rebounded to the second highest level on record, led by strong gains in sales …

Samsung Keeps Profit Steady As Mobile Sales Decline

Samsung Electronics is softening the blow from a increasingly-difficult market for its high-margin phones by keeping costs in check, and by gearing up to sell more TVs for the World Cup.<p>The company released its first quarter results on Tuesday morning in Seoul which were largely in line with its …

Baselworld 2014: Christophe Claret's Margot

To commence this year's illustrious Swiss watch and jewelry fair, Baselworld, veteran watchmaker Christophe Claret announced the release of Margot, a magnificent, limited edition, automatic winding addition to the world of haute horlogerie. For years Claret has sought to release a watch of this …

Solar-Powered Floating Resort is an Off-Shore Aquatic Escape

In response to rising sea levels due to climate change, Italian designer Michele Puzzolante of MPD Designs has come up with a concept called the <i>Solar Floating Island</i>, a solar-powered island resort that floats completely off-shore. Made of photovoltaic skins and balsa-reinforced fiberglass, the …

9 Things Changing on the New SAT

The College Board announced some radical changes to the SAT on Wednesday. Starting in 2016, the college entrance exam will take on a whole new format …

The man behind OnLive has a plan to fix your terrible cellphone service

Steve Perlman, the creator of the defunct game-streaming service OnLive, claims he has the answer to slow wireless service. pWave is a new type of wireless antenna that creates a miniature "bubble" of wireless connectivity around every device, solving congestion even in busy areas like sports …

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

Austria’s Beautiful Mountainside Thermal Retreat

Located in Oberlngenfeld, Austria, the <i>Aqua Dome</i> is an impressive contemporary spa and retreat found at the foothills of the area's scenic mountains. Using the rocky backdrop for inspiration, many of the structures featured at the lodge reflect the shapes and forms found within the surrounding …

The Ultimate Thai Paradise: Dusit Thani Maldives

As much as Eddie Money’s song makes me want to cringe, I can’t help but sing “Two Tickets To Paradise” because that’s all I want right now when I …

Elgato Smart Key: Find Lost Keys and Parked Car

In an age where humans can go to the moon, procure prosthetic limbs and do all kinds of crazy smart stuff, you’d think we could devise a simple solution for ensuring we never lose our wallet, keys or smartphone. Right?<p>There is, of course, no shortage of gadgets designed to do just that. Take the …

Before Apple's iPad, there was the Intel IPAD. Seriously.

The iPad is universally known as one of the most coveted consumer electronics devices on the market. But have you heard of the IPAD?<p>That would be Intel's botched attempt at building a tablet -- which nearly came out roughly a decade before Apple unveiled its first<p>iPad. The device, which was dubbed …

Uncovering a More Useful Android Lock Screen

Nowadays, there’s a smartphone app for just about everything. Need to hail a ride? There’s an app for that. Need a game for your cat? There’s an app …

Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo

The Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo, the visionary concept of a super sports car, for the new PlayStation® 3 racing game Gran Turismo® 6 was …

Google Is Building Robots. These Demos Show Them At Work.

The company that gave us Android is developing androids.<p>Yes, Google is building robots. And not just self-driving cars, which, of course, are technically robots, but humanoids that can walk around and make cow eyes at you.<p>It will probably be a while before anyone sees a Googlebot walking the …