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Justice Department opens investigation into wireless carriers

The U.S. Justice Department is probing some of the leading wireless carriers and an industry group over possible coordination to make it harder for customers to switch carriers.<p>The Justice Department sent a letter in February to the four major national carriers as well as to an industry …

CBS launching a 24-hour streaming sports news network

CBS Corp. is rolling out a 24-hour streaming sports news network that will feature the day's top news, highlights and analysis.The company said …

High-end gym chain Orangetheory cut its cost per lead in half using artificial intelligence

More companies are turning to artificial intelligence to make their media buying more effective and efficient.<p>Since high-end gym Orangetheory …

Artificial Intelligence

Netflix buys Quebec zombie movie amid tensions over streaming service's investment

A bunch of Quebec zombies are set to stream around the world on Netflix, the American internet service that was staunchly criticized in the province last year for refusing to commit to French-language quotas as part of its $500-million investment in Canada.<p>The company is set to announce on Thursday …

Target launches same-day delivery as retail wars heat up

In the latest skirmish in the retail wars between online and offline shopping, Target is introducing same-day delivery.<p>The first stores to get the new service will be stores in Birmingham, Alabama and South Florida on February 1st. The next week the service will roll out to more locations in …

Stanford analyzed 292 retirement strategies, says this one is best

When you're ready to retire, how can you be sure you'll have enough money to last? And what's the best way to withdraw your savings over the …

Science says the happiest couples have 13 characteristics

Romantic relationships are challenging, rewarding, confusing, and exhilarating—sometimes all at the same time.<p>Should you take things slowly at the beginning or dive right in? Can things stay hot in the bedroom even after years of being together? What happens when one of you wants to use a holiday …

Relationships

Millennials are breaking the one big salary taboo — here are 6 reasons why

A survey conducted by The Cashlorette, a personal-finance site run by Bankrate, found that people 18 to 36 were far more comfortable than older workers discussing their salaries with coworkers, friends, and family members.<p>Thirty percent of millennials surveyed said they felt comfortable discussing …

A tsunami of store closings is about to hit the US — and it's expected to eclipse the retail carnage of 2017

Retailers are bracing for a fresh wave of store closings in 2018 that is expected to eclipse the rash of closings that rocked the industry last year.<p>"Landlords are panicking," said Larry Perkins, the CEO and founder of the advisory firm SierraConstellation Partners. "The last year was pretty …

8 Ways to Know When Someone Might Be Lying to You

A decade-long psychological study revealed that 60% of people lie during a typical 10-minute conversation. Here’s how to know when they’re doing …

Psychology

The 3 Components of a Brilliant Marketing Plan | Inc.com

Anybody can write a marketing plan. Heck, there are dozens of templates and examples available on the Web for every type of business strategy. Writing a <i>brilliant</i> marketing plan, though...that's more of a challenge.<p>The first step to writing a <i>brilliant</i> marketing plan is to understand what marketing …

Marketing

The No-Equipment, Total-Body Workout You Can Cram Into 13 Minutes

Build strength and muscle from head to toe with this highly efficient routine<p>This is not your basic bodyweight workout.<p>The routine, created by <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Gideon Akande, uses twists on conventional exercises like squats, pushups, and lunges to challenge your body in a whole new way.<p>…

Exercise

Southwest Airlines Gives Us Another Lesson in Customer Loyalty

An Amazing ExperienceMy daughter came home from school to visit us over a recent holiday. She was flying on Southwest Airlines and checked a piece of …

Five Questions That Customer Experience Leaders Always Ask [Infographic]

Providing a great experience for customers has become a credo for many companies today. In fact, Bain & Company analysis shows that companies that excel in the customer experience grow revenues 4%–8% above their market. That’s because a superior experience helps to earn stronger loyalty among …

Customer Experience

Daft Punk Releases Retro Merchandise Posters

With a classic vintage feel.<p>Daft Punk has released a selection of advertisements for their expansive range of artist merchandise and accessories that include a hoodie, sweatshirt, T-shirt, tank, belt buckle, longboard, tote bag, enamel pin, frisbee, mug, space pen, postcard, stickers, BE@RBRICK …

Triumph Speed Triple 900, T509

Nakedness is all the rage these days. We're drinking naked juice, we're watching people willingly survive in the jungle naked on the <i>Discovery Channel</i> …

Thousands Of Carats Of Blood Diamonds May Be Set To Hit World Markets

Stockpiled diamonds from the Central African Republic are set to be sold when an export ban is lifted, but Amnesty International has said separating conflict diamonds will likely be impossible.<p>Millions of dollars' worth of conflict diamonds could make it on to the world market under new rules …

Greek referendum result: what happens next?

What’s next for the Greek banks?<p>The Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, will hold an emergency meeting with the bosses of the local banks on Sunday night. He has said he is on a “war footing”. The governor of the central bank, the Bank of Greece, Yannis Stournaras, is also likely to be …

Europe

24 GIFs You Will Need Now That You Can Post GIFs To Facebook

Now that Facebook just started allowing GIFs, you'll need the right one to use at the right time.

You Can Now Use Shazam, Instacart, And Other Android Apps With “Okay Google” Commands

You’ve been able to use your voice (“Ok Google”) to do all sorts of stuff on Android for a while now. But said stuff has almost entirely been built-in by Google itself; third-party developers haven’t really been able to tap into that functionality.<p>Today, that changes. Though it’s limited to select …

Five Alternatives To Traditional Bachelor Parties

Because who wants to have a boring party?<p>My wedding was less than two months away, and I was still dodging the second Big Question, "What about your bachelor party?" It's always the married ones that ask, and I just hemmed and hawed. My fiancée didn't care if I went to a strip club, but <i>I</i> did. The …

50 Unbelievable Soccer Skills

FFDTVOnline YouTube channel has uploaded a video showcasing 50 incredible soccer tricks by<p>FFDTVOnline YouTube channel has uploaded a video showcasing 50 incredible soccer tricks by 20-year-old Yasin Ben El-Mhanni. The impressive video features intricate skills which require incredible dexterity and …

Sony may bundle Microsoft’s Office for Android apps on its new Xperia Z4 tablet

Microsoft’s Office strategy has been fascinating to witness over the past year. After partnering with Dropbox to integrate a rival cloud storage service into Office, Microsoft then decided to make Office free for iOS and Android users. At the same time, the software has been aggressively bundling …

Alibaba just invested $590 million in a company that makes a dirt cheap iPhone 5c clone better than Apple's

Chinese tech giant Alibaba made a big move into the smartphone market on Monday. The company announced it will buy a minority stake in Meizu Technology Co. for $590 million, a little-known smartphone manufacturer that seeks to compete with the likes of Xiaomi and OnePlus.<p>You've probably never heard …

Mexico’s Resources Fuel The Texas Startup Economy

Everything is bigger in Texas, and thanks to Mexico, that may be also soon be true of the state’s growing tech sector. Flush with cash, Texas’ proximity to Mexico gives the state’s tech companies distinct advantages over other regions, according to entrepreneurs and others involved in the state’s …

Mexican Tycoon Carlos Slim And Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg To Partner

Mexican Tycoon Carlos Slim Helú and Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg are discussing ways of joining together to bring the Internet to everybody on the planet. The Slim and Zuckerberg camps have started talks “about the possibility of doing something together,” Arturo Elías Ayub, Slim’s spokesperson …

Six Customer Trends That Will Build Or Break Your Business

<i>Here are six trends in customer expectations and behavior that have</i> <i>affected your business in the past year and will continue to do so moving forward. Have you adapted to these yet? If not, I suggest you step on it.</i><p><b>Customer Trend #1: The Demand</b> <b>for the Instantaneous</b> <b>and the Expectation of …