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Court rules journalists can’t keep their sources secret

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that New York Times journalist James Risen must testify in the trial of a former Central Intelligence Agency …

NRA: “Stand-Your-Ground” is a “fundamental human right”

The NRA accused Eric Holder of politicizing Trayvon Martin’s death by calling for an end to the laws<p>The National Rifle Association accused the Obama Administration of politicizing Trayvon Martin's death after Attorney General Eric Holder called for a possible end to the "Stand-Your-Ground" …

Noonan: A Bombshell in the IRS Scandal

No, it wasn't confined to a few rogue workers in Cincinnati.<p>By<p>Peggy Noonan<p>Peggy Noonan<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@Peggynoonannyc<p>peggynoonanny/<p>Peggy.Noonan@wsj.com<p>The IRS scandal was connected this week not just to the Washington office—that had been established—but to the office of the chief …

Tea Party

5 Tech Innovations Spawning New Start-ups | Inc.com

Smart entrepreneurs often see a tech tidal wave coming long before it hits the shoreline. Check out five emerging technologies below--and the companies that are using them to create new, burgeoning markets.<p><b>1. Google Fiber</b><br>Kansas City, Kansas, had the good fortune to be the first city to benefit from …

Cryptocurrency

CISPA vote means companies can't promise to protect privacy

Proposed amendment to CISPA says Internet companies' promises to protect customer privacy were legally enforceable. But then Republicans vote it down.<p>Google, Facebook, Twitter, and other Internet companies and e-mail providers will be prohibited from making legally binding promises to protect your …

Privacy

Taskmaster. Ringleader. Dinosaur. What Kind of Collaborator Are You? | Inc.com

<i>Image courtesy of Central Desktop. Enlarged vision available here.</i><p>We suspect you're familiar with the concept of "leading with your strengths." Marcus Buckingham, a strategist who champions the idea, identified nine "strength" roles--adviser, connector, creator, equalizer, influencer, pioneer, …

Leadership
Train Travel

Want to Be a Better Leader? Put Yourself First | Inc.com

When my husband, Dave Kerpen, told me at the end of 2012 that he was ready to leave the CEO position at the social media company we co-founded my stomach immediately tied into 1,000 knots.<p>It wasn't because I wasn't capable. When we founded Likeable Media, I was the COO--which meant that I …

Mac and Cheese

Create Your Personal Brand: 8 Steps | Inc.com

Personal branding has evolved since management guru Tom Peters defined the term way back in 1997. (He also provided some wicked quaint advice, like "sell the sizzle, not the steak.")<p>Today, your personal brand reflects the information that's available about you on the Web, mostly on social media …

Marketing

Want to Build an App? Read This First | Inc.com

I get asked this question all the time, particularly from non-developers: <i>What does it really take to build an app?</i> Inevitable follow-ups include: <i>How much time does it take?</i> and <i>How much does it cost?</i><p>The person doing the asking has what he or she thinks is a pretty amazing idea, and is just starting …

Apps

The Cloud Hits the Mainstream: More than Half of U.S. Businesses Now Use Cloud Computing

If you’ve attended a technology conference over the last couple years it’s hard to avoid the obvious buzz around cloud computing. Almost every vendor has applied the term to anything and everything imaginable. During this time there has been some debate over the level of adoption outside of the …

Social Media Helped Find Loved Ones After Marathon Bombing

In the chaos and mayhem that followed the Boston Marathon bombing, many people were frantic to learn the fate of friends and loved ones who were either in the race or watched it from the sidelines.<p>But heavy cellphone use caused frustrating delays and congestion in the system, prompting the …

Unfazed By Bitcoin’s Wild Swings And Mysterious Origins, Silicon Valley VCs Place Their Bets

Bitcoin’s record highs and the ensuring surge in hacking attempts and thefts may be grabbing headlines. However, beneath the chaos, Silicon Valley’s best-known venture firms are finally starting to make real bets around the crypto-currency.<p>The price of a single bitcoin had more than quintupled to …

Wait! Three Questions CEOs Should Ask When Surprise Hits

Despite tremendous developments in business strategy over the last fifty years, businesses and governments keep being disrupted by events that they might have seen coming, but didn’t. In other words, they get surprised… and not in a happy, surprise party kind of way. Think 9/11, the Arab spring, …

Why Your iPhone Addiction Is Snuffing Your Creativity

Having a stimulation fix in your pocket isn’t always the best for you. In praise of the power of boredom.<p><i>Are tweets, statuses, pins, pokes, and pixels dominating your life? This week, as part of our #unplug series, we’re re-posting some of our most popular stories from the archives, with a special</i> …

Creativity

Thinking of Starting a Business? Click On Specialized Online Retail | Inc.com

E-commerce is nothing new. What <i>is</i> new? As the number of people who have access to broadband Internet connections skyrocketed, online shoppers have expanded their appetites, especially when it comes to landing deals on an ever-widening spectrum of niche items that range from custom-cut button-down …

eCommerce

Apple could unveil 'killer app' this summer, says analyst

Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty contends that the app may be a true mobile wallet, which Apple might unveil as part of iOS 7 in June at its Worldwide Developers Conference.<p>Apple may shake up the next version of iOS with the introduction of a true mobile wallet, forecasts Morgan Stanley analyst Katy …

Apple

A Peanut Butter Company Figured Out How To Profitably Advertise On Vine

Red Vines probably got the most capital out of its initial #Vineception video. (It has only posted six videos in the 74 days since.)<p>But four months later, Vine is the number one free app in the U.S. App Store and not showing any signs of slowing down. And while brands have had fun on the sharing …

Profit

Terry Crews Makes Muscle Music With Old Spice (And Now It’s Your Turn)

The latest from Old Spice is an interactive effort in which spokes-hulk Terry Crews flexes his musical chops by flexing his ridiculous muscles. And you can join in.<p>The latest spot for Old Spice starts off in typically insane fashion. Perpetually amped spokesman Terry Crews is seated, stripped down …

Associated Press News

Russian government selectively blocks site access

The country is taking advantage of a new law signed last year that requires major Web sites to restrict that material officials find objectionable.<p>The Russian government has turned to censorship on the Web.<p>According to the New York Times, the government is utilizing a new law, which the Russian …

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