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Why Customer Experience is The Catalyst for Digital Transformation

<i>As a digital analyst, I spend a lot of his time thinking about the future of customer experience. So much so that my next book attempts to rethink</i> …

What Millennials Really Want at Work

There's new research out about what this generation wants in the workplace--and it has nothing to do with unlimited vacation or beer in the break room.<p>Business publications, marketers, and even the White House Council of Economic Advisers seem to be obsessed with decoding the Millennial …

Tolkien Fans May Soon be Able to Go Camping in a Hobbit Home

There's a company in London that's turning dreams into reality for Hobbit fans. West Stow Pods is currently seeking funding for their Poddit Hole …

Why Do Chinese Millionaires Love America More Than China?

Chinese millionaires love China, the country in which they were born, were raised and made their millions. But they love America more — as a place in which they would like to live and spend their millions that is.<p>That’s the finding of a recent New World Wealth survey, which covered 91,000 Chinese …

China

Your 12-Step Guide to Flawless Pool Party Makeup

If you’ve ever tried to look cute at the pool or beach but always end up leaving looking a little “washed up,” we feel your pain. Sometimes, our makeup moves just can’t withstand the heat and water that comes along with outdoor summer soirées. But with the right products, pool parties don’t have to …

Advice for 20-Somethings From Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Geniuses

If you’re young and your career is in its early days, you’ve likely been privy to plenty of career truisms and clichés.<p>But if “follow your passion,” …

3 Bad Habits That Get in the Way of Your Happiness

Happiness is a choice. Stop doing the things that make you unhappy.<p>Want to be happy?<p>Happiness, to some extent, is a choice and not a condition. We decide what we do and the outlook we have on the world every single day. If something actively makes us unhappy, we have the self-control to break our …

7 Rules of Summer Sale Shopping

Fivestory's Claire Distenfeld tells all.<p>It's hard to visit Claire Distenfeld's New York City boutique, Fivestory, without wanting to buy everything inside it: With the best collection of Rosie Assoulin shirts, an expertly curated accessories salon, and more, the store is basically your dream …

The top TED talks that will change the way you work and live

These inspirational TED talks will challenge how you think and communicate at work and in your everyday life<p>With alumni ranging from Stephen Hawking to Bill Gates, TED talks have become a global phenomenon since <b>Al Gore gave one of the first ever</b> adresses in 2006.<p>We gathered some of the most-viewed …

Simple Ways To Improve Your Life

Google finally makes ‘Undo Send’ an official feature of Gmail on the Web

In what could be described as one of the longest “experimental” periods of any product feature, Google is finally bringing the life-saving “Undo Send” option to the main settings on the Web version of Gmail.<p>Google first introduced Undo Send to Gmail way back in March 2009, so you could be forgiven …

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

Red Hat CEO: Today's IT department is in a fight for its life

The word smooshes up the IT terms "development" (meaning writing software) and "operations" (meaning maintaining software and all the tech needed to run it).<p>"Devops is all about how do things faster," Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst tells Business Insider. It's the IT department's version of Facebook's …

Red Hat

8 Mobile Apps that Will Make You Love Your Next Layover

Prayitno / Flickr<p>Flight delays are impossible to avoid and even more frustrating to deal with. But there are a few smartphone apps that will make your next delay less of a headache. Whether you want to find the nearest airport lounge or yoga room, or just need help getting rebooked, you'll find …

Once $399 A Year, Google Earth Pro Is Now Free

Lots of people have dabbled with Google Earth to fly around their neighborhood or poke around a 3D version Paris. But how many dropped $400 (per year!) for a Pro subscription?<p>Not a ton, it would seem. At least, not enough for Google to keep counting on it as an income source.<p>Google has just nixed …

Google Earth

The Most Creative 404 Error Pages On The Web

But not always. Some companies use their 404 pages to have a bit of fun.<p>We browsed through the blog FourZeroFour to round up some of the best 404 pages on the web.

David Bowie

Return of the 3% down payment

It is getting easier for some buyers to land a house with less money up front.<p>More lenders are lowering down-payment requirements, allowing borrowers …

Finance

Lizard Squad now helping anyone copy its PlayStation and Xbox attacks

Hacking group Lizard Squad spoiled Christmas for tens of millions of gamers with distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on Sony’s PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live. Now it’s helping others follow in its footsteps – for a price.<p>The group has launched a “booter” service called …

Moms With Apps aims to direct parents to responsible apps for kids

It’s surprising how media stories about children running up huge bills on in-app purchases for mobile games almost always turn out to involve games that aren’t actually children’s games.<p>Kids blowing their parents’ bank accounts in Clash of Clans or Zombies vs Ninja is still worrying, of course, and …

The 10 greatest games we played in 2014

We’ve argued on many occasions before that 2014 was a superlative year for iOS games. But it was also a fantastic twelve months for video games in general, as the last generation’s consoles were pushed to their max, and the PS4 and Xbox 360 hit their stride.<p>So now that the dust has settled what are …

Mario Kart

Review: How to Use a Borrowed Phone With Your Own Phone Number

The new app Hotel My Phone lets you create a virtual copy of your forgotten or dead phone on a borrowed phone.<p>It happens every day. People either forget their smartphones, or discover that their phones’ batteries are dead. So, if they have to send a text or make a call, they borrow a phone from a …

The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2015

Gadgets and Ideas With the Best Chance of Making an Impact … and What You Can Do to Prepare for Them<p>This was a year of big technology promises—2015 is the year we find out how many live up to the hype.<p>We looked into our crystal ball for the gadgets, upgrades and ideas we think have the greatest …

Gear & Gadgets

Tesla's next charger will automatically connect to your car

One of the constant (if minor) hassles of electric car ownership is having to plug in whenever you get home. Wouldn't it be nice if the charger could do that for you? That may just happen. Tesla's Elon Musk has revealed that his company is working on a charger that automatically extends from the …

Working adults are too busy emailing to care about social media

This new Pew Research survey might explain why the most active people in your Facebook friends list are your grandparents and selfie-loving high school cousin. The research firm asked over a thousand adults online what role technology plays in their work lives, and according to the results, those …

MIT’s CityHome Is A House In A Box You Control By Waving Your Hand

Think 200 square feet is too small to live in? MIT Media Lab might persuade you otherwise.<p>Two hundred square feet. It’s horrifyingly small, even by New York standards. But a new project called CityHome, by MIT Media Lab’s Changing Places group, can make it feel like you’re living in an apartment …

Seven must-have tools for entrepreneurs in 2015

BUZZSUMO<p>My marketing department at Boughtonlaw is a big fan of BuzzSumo, an application that they use to optimize their content marketing strategy. Buzzsumo shows the most shared articles, infographics and videos about a particular topic. You can see at first glance what content is working well in …

How to run Windows 10 on your Mac for free

One of the selling points of a Mac these days is the ability to run Windows software on it, via virtualization or Apple’s own Boot Camp. Running Windows lets you play PC games that haven’t been ported to the Mac, or stay completely compatible with your documents from a PC-centric …

White Americans who don’t finish high school have better job prospects than black Americans who go to college

The Great Recession might be over (in the US, at least) but it has left behind widened racial inequality in unemployment and wealth.<p>The unemployment rate for white Americans over 25 who had not finished high school was 9.7% in 2013. The unemployment rate for black Americans who went to college but …