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Carrick on money: Your five-minute retirement readiness checkup

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>Do your own five-minute retirement readiness checkup</b><br>Introducing the newly revamped version of the federal government's Canadian Retirement Income Calculator. If …

5 Social Media Tips For Small Business

Social media is a great way to get the word out about your business. But if it’s not delivering results, take a step back and see if you’re following these best practices.<p><b>1. Communicate your uniqueness</b><p>Too many businesses are trying to be too many things. Instead, focus on what makes you unique and …

Book summary app Blinkist rolls out globally

Blinkist, the Berlin-based startup that distills key insights from non-fiction books into nugget-sized summaries, has today launched its app globally. It is now available on iOS and the web.<p>“With Blinkist, we want to free the knowledge that is hidden in so many books,” said Blinkist CEO and …

5 things you don’t know about Obamacare

This column has been updated to correct an error: Sioux Falls is in South Dakota, not Iowa.<p>WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The central provision of …

Health Care

BYU Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology

BYU Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, Provo, UT. 3,291 likes · 17 talking about this · 20 were here. With a perennial top 10 …

Perspectives on Intellectual Freedom and Censorship, Part III

The Big Six Publishers and Library Lending

In May 2013, when I started to track the Big Six and their library lending terms, there were a lot of changes taking place in the publishing world. I …

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The cost of leaving Mom and Dad’s house

For some recent college graduates, this fall’s back-to-school season marks the beginning of the back-to-living-at-home stage of their lives. But with …

Personal Finance

Ctrl-Alt-Delete Defenders Tell Bill Gates It Wasn't A Mistake

The news that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates now says it was a mistake to long ago force Windows PC users to type "Ctrl-Alt-Delete" at start-up is getting tons of attention because his public mea culpas are rather rare.<p>Gates told an audience at Harvard last week that he wishes there had been a …

Sony’s not even going to bother selling its new e-reader in the United States

Probably a good thing because nobody was going to buy it anyway: Sony (s SNE) is not going to sell its new e-reader, the PRS-T3 released earlier this …

Rethinking How We Watch TV

Intel, Apple and Others Push New Technologies to Take Control of the Living Room<p>SANTA CLARA, Calif.—To understand how much television could soon change, it helps to visit an Intel Corp. division here that runs like a startup.<p>Erik Huggers, a Dutch-born former British Broadcasting Corp. executive, …

Companies Lacking Social Business Maturity in Eyes of Employees

Share<p>Despite a growing acceptance of the importance of social business, 52% of business professionals would rate their company 3/10 or less in terms …

William Sharpe: How to Invest In a Turbulent Market

A Nobel Prize winner says preparing for retirement means keeping an eye on investment costs and not looking to the market for sympathy.<p>"Ten thousand …

Investing

Tell it to the widows

CHRIS CHRISTIE, the Republican governor of New Jersey and possibly the most popular conservative politician in America, yesterday characterised as …

Feeling in the Cubs clubhouse: Things are looking up

One year ago, the Cubs headed off the cliff.<p>The trades of starting pitchers Ryan Dempster and Paul Maholm, along with a season-ending elbow injury to …

Four Ways Social Media is Changing Journalism

Share<p>Seconds after the first bomb exploded at the 2013 Boston marathon, social media erupted. In minutes, media giants like The Boston Globe were …

Your Habits And How One Simple Change Can Lead To Long Term Success | Small business news; tips; networking

July 20, 2015<p>What's more important than salaries at your small business? Small business owners and entrepreneurs sometimes believe they …<p>Sponsored By</b> …

Android 4.3 supports TRIM, improves performance on Nexus devices

It's no secret that many Android phones and tablets show a decrease in performance over time. Nexus devices are not immune -- it's particularly noticeable with the original Nexus 7. Our friend Brian Klug over at A<i>nandTech</i> discovered an interesting tidbit while testing the new and improved Nexus 7: …

Netflix for Apple TV keeps everyone's queues separate with new personal accounts

Netflix’s new user profiles have begun rolling out to the Apple TV. Spotted by <i>9to5Mac</i><i>,</i> the profiles let you use personal accounts in order to keep your viewing info and recommendations cordoned off from one everyone else you share the TV with. The profiles also let you set up per-account parental …

Tim Cook visits China again hoping to entice local carriers with upcoming iPhones

<i>January File Photo</i><p>According to a local Chinese report, Apple CEO Tim Cook was recently back in China hoping to jumpstart relations with Chinese carriers this week. Cook met with China Telecom, already a strong Apple partner. The topic of conversation wasn’t revealed but likely on the plate is …