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One Crucial Tip for New Writers by Tom Spanbauer

<b>If you could dispense with a single point of advice/wisdom to a new but promising writer, what would it be? And why?</b><p>Your best friend is in town and …

Creative Writing

11 Surprising Words You're Probably Mispronouncing

Take a look at these 11 examples. We bolded the emphasized syllable and included links for audio (click the word to listen).<p>While some words have multiple acceptable pronunciations, the audio links include the standard pronunciation.<p>The true pronunciations might surprise you.<p>(noun): a person in …

Language

Facebook Could Have Controlled the World by Now. Here’s the One Big Reason It Failed.

On May 9, 2008, Facebook won the Internet. Or at least it should have.<p>On that date, in an open letter to the developer community, Dave Morin, then …

Europe invites Apple, Google to discuss 'in-app' purchases

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission announced plans on Thursday to tackle one of the scourges of the modern age - games on tablets and mobile phones that allow adults and children to rack up vast credit card bills by making “in-app” purchases.<p>The Apple logo is pictured at its flagship …

8 Apps That Can Do Wonders For Your Career

<i>by Jessica Henderson</i><p>No one said that it was easy out there.<p>We’re talking about the job market, of course. And in this competitive environment, even small advantages can have a big impact on whether you land the gig.<p>Small advantages like these eight low-cost (and, in many cases, free) apps, which …

Toshiba Chromebook review: A 13-inch Chromebook for full-time use - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The 13-inch <b>Toshiba Chromebook</b> has a bigger screen and better keyboard than smaller 11-inch models, and battery life is excellent for a sub-$300 system. Ports include HDMI-out and dual USB 3.0.<p><b>The Bad</b> This Chromebook suffers from the same limitations as other Chrome OS products, including …

HTC One Crowned as The Best Smartphone, iPad Air the Best Tablet

Along with the Mobile World Congress, GSMA also organizes the Global Mobile Awards where they name the best products for the year, ranging from many …

Blippar’s Google Glass App Recognizes Objects, Makes Them Interactive

Blippar wants to bring augmented reality to the masses (well, glasses). Brands must be pleased.<p>Blippar CEO Ambarish Mitra has already created an augmented-reality layer that appears on top of everyday products like cereal boxes, magazines, and soda cans. But on Wednesday he took a step toward …

The Myth Of The Bell Curve: Look For The Hyper-Performers

There is a long standing belief in business that people performance follows the <b>Bell Curve</b> (also called the Normal Distribution). This belief has been embedded in many business practices: performance appraisals, compensation models, and even how we get graded in school. <i>(Remember “grading by the</i> …

For Its Next Tune, Pandora Will Change The Music Industry

Ever since CD sales collapsed, many musicians have had a terrible time making a career in music. With yet-to-be-named audience engagement capabilities, Tim Westergren says Pandora’s soon going to change that.<p>Before founding Pandora and becoming a multimillionaire, Tim Westergren used to play piano …

GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2014 Winners announced: HTC, Nokia, LG and Apple – all go home with awards

The GSMA has announced the winners of the 19th annual Global Mobile Awards. Many of the best-known brands are on the list, except for Samsung. Last …

IBM is challenging developers to insert Watson into mobile apps

At the Mobile World Congress event today, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty laid down the gauntlet for mobile developers. Over the next three months, IBM will …

Amid Messaging Mania, WeChat Releases Major Upgrade, Adds New Features

With the messaging app space suddenly running hot after the Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp, you can bet the other big messaging platforms are playing close attention to their products. And sure enough, WeChat has just done a major upgrade for both iOS and Android.<p>Version 5.2.0.17 now includes:<p>– …

Smartphone growth slowing warns IDC (and emerging markets aren’t helping)

The explosive growth of smartphones will slow over the next four years, IDC analysts predict, with Android dominating in bulk but iOS making the most …

What, When, And How To Share On Social Media

When is the best time of day to share that hilarious video to your Facebook friends, or retweet an inspiring article for your followers? Every social outlet has its own sharing ecosystem. Here’s what works for high-impact shares.<p>The currency of social media is the share.<p>We all want to be the go-to …