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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 …

Marketing

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 …

eCommerce

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 …

Entrepreneurship

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 …

Social Media

Taylor Swift's Spotify Paycheck Mystery

John Shearer—WireImage/Getty Images<p>Kevin Mazur—WireImage/Getty Images<p>Ethan Miller—Getty Images<p>Ethan Miller—Getty Images<p>Gary Gershoff—WireImage/Getty …

College Basketball

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

Advertisement<p>28 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Sancho McCann<p>Google invaded the privacy of a Montreal woman by showing her sitting outside of her house with …

'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 surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built "Silicon Beach."<p>In the past few years Google, …

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 …

19 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 a silver …

Computer Science
Phones

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 of aircraft, autos and farm goods.<p>The deficit declined to $40.4 billion, down 3.6 percent from a revised February imbalance of $41.9 billion, the …

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 …

Watches

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 …

Sea Level

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 …

College & University

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 …

Austria

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 …

Maldives

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.

CNET takes you back to 2001, when Intel almost jumped into the tablet business.<p>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 …

CES

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 …

Apps

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 …

Automotive Design

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 …