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A New Illustration of Hybrid Beasts and Imaginary Creatures by Imarginal | Colossal

<p>I had to pick up my jaw when this image first appeared in my inbox this morning. The density, detail and subject matter was so instantly compelling …

Japan's trade deficit quadruples

Japan's trade deficit quadrupled in March, figures showed Thursday, as the weakening yen made fuel imports much more costly, even as it helped the country's once-squeezed exporters.<p>The value of goods that came into the country was 362.4 billion yen (£2.4bn) higher than that of exports in the month, …

6 ways to optimize calls to action in your blog posts

Be clear, optimize and analyze for great impact<p><b>Target audience:</b> Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, businesses, …

A 30 Point Checklist for Your Startup

So you want to start a business – congratulations! Once you get over the initial excitement, it’s time to break down the process of launching your …

Google Glass: Not the Profitable Platform Developers Want? | Inc.com

Software developers love to hear about new platforms that might turn out to be their next golden business opportunity.<p>First there was Facebook. Then came the iPhone app store. Next up: Google Glass, the futuristic, augmented reality glasses that offer a layer of data on top of whatever you're …

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Future of Content Tips, Teams & Upcoming Trends #whatthefoc

On Wednesday evening in downtown Minneapolis, marketers gathered to hear the answer to a burning question: #whatthefoc? (AKA what is the future of …

The Quants and the Airlines Versus the Public

Baggage fees are a small part of the misery of American air travel. There’s also connecting flights, which, to paraphrase the Nuremberg judgment, …

Johnson & Johnson's Earnings Buoyed By Pharma Strength

Johnson & Johnson recently released its Q1 2013 financial results. Based on the continued strength in its pharmaceuticals business and an improvement in the consumer healthcare segment, we have raised our price estimate. The company is doing well with its immunology and oncology drugs and has …

Net Element Releases Open Letter to Shareholders

<b>Net Element Releases Open Letter to Shareholders</b><p>Newly named CEO, Oleg Firer outlines strategy and executive direction for growth<p>MIAMI--(BUSINESS …

Verizon iPhone sales tumble 33%

Either iPhone customers are growing savvier, or they're starting to tire of Apple's smartphone.<p>Verizon's iPhone activations fell 33% in the first quarter, compared to the fourth quarter. Though the first quarter can serve as a tough comparison to the prior three months -- the stretch each year …

The Plot To Oust Ann Curry At The 'Today' Show Was Called 'Operation Bambi'

Stelter—who obviously picked a good year to embed himself inside the shady world of morning television—explains how Curry's tenure on the show was doomed from the very start, leading the show's executive producer to not-so-secretly engineer her firing.<p>It's a classic tale of office politics and …

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Andres Lozano: Parkinson's, depression and the switch that might turn them off