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If You Can’t Sell to Me on My iPhone, Best Buy, You Can’t Sell to Me at All

In a past life, covering media companies and ad-tech startups at Ad Age, I was amazed by how many big brands are still having a really hard time …

Microsoft and Best Buy team up to create a 'Windows Store' inside 600 retail locations

Microsoft is announcing on Thursday that it plans to open special Windows Stores within Best Buy locations. The partnership will see 500 Best Buy locations in the US and 100 Best Buy and Future Shop retail stores in Canada launch a store-within-a-store. Microsoft is aiming to showcase Windows-based …

What Waze Adds To Google: A View From Waze's CEO

When Google confirmed earlier this week that it had bought Waze for what we understand to be more than $1 billion, a senior exec in Google’s geo-location division talked about Waze’s community of users several times. He described it as the service’s “DNA.” This is because Waze’s core asset would be …

Lucas and Spielberg on storytelling in games: 'it's not going to be Shakespeare'

“The second you get the controller something turns off in the heart.”<p>With titles like <i>Quantum Break</i> and the upcoming <i>Halo</i> series, the convergence of gaming and narrative storytelling has become an intense focal point — but the men behind Indiana Jones and <i>Star Wars</i> think gaming will never be able to …

The smaller, subtler changes in iOS 7

Advertisement<p>15 Comments<p>Apple unveiled some pretty dramatic changes to iOS 7 on Monday and while the blogosphere is arguing over the big design …

Lucas And Spielberg Predict “Massive Implosion” Of Hollywood Caused By Tech Industry

George Lucas and Steven Spielberg aren’t so bullish on the future of the film industry. At a talk at USC, the pair agreed that it’s on track to have a “massive implosion”. At the core of their argument: there just isn’t enough time in the day for consumers to support all the films released in …

Are Paul Krugman's 1996 predictions about 2096 already coming true?

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These two psychological tricks will get people to do you favors

There are two well-established methods get what you want through roundabout ways. Both actually work in practical situations. What's the best way to …

In Passing on Waze, Did Facebook Make a Big Mistake or the Right Call?

The deal is done.<p>Google finalized its acquisition of Waze earlier this week in a $1 billion-plus cash deal. It ended months of speculation on which …

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Daenerys' whole storyline on Game of Thrones is messed up

Should This Alien World Even Exist? This Young Disk Could Challenge Planet-Formation Theories

Take a close look at the blurry image above. See that gap in the cloud? That could be a planet being born some 176 light-years away from Earth. It’s …

Joan Rivers Turns 80, Says Betty White Is Her Hero

She tapes two TV shows, designs a QVC fashion line, stars in a web series – and a whole lot more.<p>So how does newly-minted octogenarian Joan Rivers – …

iOS 7 is the most skeuomorphic, most liberating version ever

iOS 7 is turbulence. It's change. That scares some people, and makes others hungry. It divides sentiment and reaction, and creates as much fear and …