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Apple CEO Tim Cook does his best to defend iPads' sinking sales

The iPad's slowing momentum has been well-documented for some time now, but Apple's CEO Tim Cook continued to defend the tablet during its earnings call on Tuesday.<p>Apple reported that iPad sales dropped another 18% year-over-year, to 10.9 million units in the June quarter of this year, a four-year …

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Hong Kong student leaders charged in protest from 2014

Two of the student leaders of last fall’s pro-democracy demonstrations appeared in court Friday on charges stemming from a in June 2014, with the defendants decrying the prosecution as a heavy-handed political move orchestrated by authorities in Beijing.<p>Joshua Wong, leader of the high school …

Operation Jade Helm 15 Protester Pete Lanteri ‘Can’t Wait To Kill’ Thousands Of Liberals?

Operation Jade Helm 15 has begun and many Jade Helm 15 videos have already begun to spread around in an attempt to prove the Texas invasion. …

Palace criticises Sun over film of Queen giving Nazi salute as a child

Footage from the early 1930s, published by the Sun newspaper, shows Elizabeth raising her right arm straight in salute to the camera<p>Buckingham Palace has criticised the Sun newspaper for publishing footage of the Queen giving the Nazi salute as a child. The palace said that the paper had exploited …

Cleaning startup Homejoy shuts down as some staff join Google

Homejoy, the cleaning service startup that has raised almost $40 million, is shutting down, its CEO announced Friday. The company has reportedly been …

How to Get Started in Social Media and Content Marketing

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Careful what you write: How text mining could hurt your business

Tesla Motors experienced its second highest one-minute trading volume of all time earlier this month after computers misinterpreted the company’s April Fools’ Day joke as a serious press release.<p>This reaction to the company’s joke — that it was releasing a Tesla Watch that “doesn’t just tell the …

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Basket Case No More, Europe A Hotbed Of Corporate Investment

Free money helps. Negative interest rates and two-year long concerns over what a Greek exit of the euro zone hasn’t scared off corporate investors. According to consulting firm A.T. Kearney, Europe is going to see some serious corporate investment in the year ahead.<p>Kearney’s 17th annual Foreign …

7 Things Successful People Always Do Before Breakfast

Getting big things done before you leave for the office in the morning can put you one step closer to the success you desire.<p>The last time I checked, there are still only 24 hours in a day. One thing really successful people do is to squeeze the most out of those 24 hours as they can. For most of …

The Death Of Knowledge Work And The Rise Of 'Learning Workers'

During the past few decades we have spent a lot of time talking about knowledge workers and knowledge work. However today knowledge is nothing more than a commodity and to be the smartest guy in the room all you need access to is a smartphone. This is especially true when we consider that more …

Chinese consumers switch gears from cash to credit for car buys

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - In a country where owning a car has long been a symbol of luxury and success, around 85 percent of Chinese car buyers still buy cars with cash.<p>An employee yawns as he walks among General Motors' new Chinese-made cars at a parking lot in Shenyang, Liaoning province …

8 Bad Habits That Ruin Good Presentations

Even the best presentation can flop if you indulge in any of these common but avoidable habits.<p>I recently came across a fantastic article by the sales consultant and trainer Colleen Francis about common presentation mistakes that salespeople make in front of customers. As I read it, I realized that …

9 Things Really Productive People Refuse to Do

Being more productive isn't just about what you do--it's also about what you don't.<p>If you want to be more productive, don't start by taking on new habits and routines. Instead, do less. The most productive people know how to stay focused and how to say no--but most importantly, they know how to …

10 Things to Do Every Workday

This list will help you get stuff done in and out of the office.<p>Ever feel as if, in the quest to get <i>everything</i> done, you're not quite doing enough?<p>For example, you've heard on various occasions (including once or twice from us) how important it is to keep in touch with former colleagues, whether …

12 Habits of Really Successful People (‘Mad Men’ Edition)

The world has changed radically, but some of the habits that led to success in the 1960s have timeless application today.<p>Years go by, fashion changes, but the things that really successful people do each day are timeless.<p>Here's a case in point: <i>Mad Men</i>, the hit television show about the partners and …

1 Question All Successful People Can Answer Immediately

Ask yourself this. You may just focus your direction.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>If starting multiple businesses people love is any measure of success for a serial entrepreneur, Tina Roth Eisenberg has got it …

The Tale Of How Two Incredibly Famous Small Businesses Became Successful

We’ve all heard the old adage, “Success is a journey, not a destination,” and yet all too often we forgo the process in favor of a traditional path to success. The truth is, there are many paths that a can lead a small business to success. Take Soul Cycle and Shutterfly, for example – different …

40 Best Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneurs

Don't just read them. Live them, and make your dreams a reality.<p>Sometimes, all you need is a little push. A little nudge. A little burst of inspiration.<p>Here are 40.<p>Tweet 'em. Share 'em.<p>But most important, pick the one that makes your skin tingle, your heart race, your motor rev, and place it …

8 Ways to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Let go of any crippling anxieties for a second and think back to childhood. Remember the fear and trepidation you felt the first time you peered down from the top of the playground slide—which immediately turned to utter joy and triumph when you reached the …

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If This Guy Made $1M Wearing T-shirts and Selling his Name, What's Holding You Back?

If this guy can make over $1,000,000 wearing t-shirts, selling his last name, and writing a book, what's holding you back?<p>Jason SurfrApp (formerly Jason Headsetsdotcom and Jason Sadler) has been dubbed "the king of sponsorships." He's had everything sponsored from his t-shirt, his last name, a …

Is This The Next Warren Buffett?

A short while ago I was at a wedding in San Francisco when someone came up to me, clasped my hand in both of his, and began thanking me effusively.<p>He then introduced me to his wife, who also began thanking me.<p>The reason? Just over two years ago this couple had read an article I had written for …

Here's How Older Generations Are Ruining the Workplace

I achieved what many would consider impossible. If not impossible, most would say it was unlikely.<p>I was a college dropout, yet I was able to earn high profile positions with some of the biggest businesses in their industry, earning more than twice that of my peers in my age group. All seemed good …