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Google Just Made Another Smart Move In Its War With Microsoft

It is rolling out a better, more sophisticated program to attract partners, called "resellers," to help it sell.<p>And one big thing it will do is paying its most successful resellers a bigger commission.<p>Currently, the standard commission it pays is 20%, sources close to Google told the Wall Street …

Customers

Essentials of a Successful Meeting Pt 1 Discuss – Decide – Align – Act

The point of any meeting, no matter how exploratory it may be, is to come to some conclusion that is expressed in action. If the meeting is …

Leadership

Use the Theory of Seven to Get Your Point Across

My Theory of Seven says that anytime you have to communicate with a large group of people, you should communicate as though they are seven years old. …

Physics

How to Get the Body of a Victoria's Secret Angel

The fitness gurus at Ballet Beautiful, modelFIT, Brooklyn Body Burn and Barre Core on the moves to master.<p>Basic math says that if the four secrets to looking flawless in your underwear under bright lights are superhuman genetics, serious restraint when faced with fries, a really good self-tanner …

How Star Wars’ Original Designer Is Still Influencing The New Stuff

Ralph McQuarrie was the artist behind the original trilogy. And his work lives on, like an unspoken code, at Disney.<p>Since buying Lucasfilm and the rights to <i>Star Wars</i> in 2012, no one at Disney has been so bold as to denounce the Jar-Jar laden prequels, full of CGI-created ships and architecture that …

Star Wars

Gwyneth Paltrow 'psyched' that Martha Stewart sees her as competition

Gwyneth Paltrow may be an Oscar-winning actress, but these days she’s all about Goop.<p>At <i>Fortune</i>’s Most Powerful Women Summit on Tuesday Paltrow laid …

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

Local Search Popularity Means Small Businesses Still Need SEO

More and more consumers are turning to their smartphones and mobile devices to help them find nearby businesses and make purchases. In fact, 50% of …

Bill Gates: Bitcoin is 'exciting' because it is cheap

The co-founder of Microsoft and co-chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation lauds Bitcoin<p>Bill Gates has praised Bitcoin, saying it is an "exciting" invention.<p>The co-founder of <b>technology</b> giant <b>Microsoft</b> said: "Bitcoin is exciting because it shows how cheap it can be - Bitcoin is better than …

Dramatic Ice Loss Is Messing With Antarctica's Gravity

But don't worry, the penguins won't float away<p>Just when you wondered if climate change news couldn't get much worse, along comes proof that it's affected one of the fundamental forces of nature: The ice sheet covering West Antarctica lost enough mass between 2009 and 2012 to cause a measurable dip …

How 'Good Enough' is Actually Optimal

<i>This article originally appeared on the iDoneThis blog.</i><p>Ten years ago, Jon Bell, now a designer at Twitter, told his wife that he’d be happy with how much he was making for the rest of his life.<p>I didn’t make much at the time. But that marked the day I began trying to fight back the impulse for …

7 Things You Can Legally Steal from Successful Companies

<i>Denis Duvauchelle is CEO and co-founder of Twoodo, helping your team organize itself using simple #hashtags.</i><p>The essence of innovation and the foundation of many start-ups are to imitate and adapt from existing concepts. New ideas are mostly incremental improvements of past ideas, just as we as a …

Lark relaunches with an iOS 8 app that coaches you to be healthy

Lark Technologies got its start as a hardware sleep tracker, but it’s taking a software-only approach with the launch of its new iOS 8 app that turns health experts into AI personalities to motivate you to improve your life.<p>The free Lark app relies on data from the co-processors found in the iPhone …

Apple announces replacement for the wallet, introduces Apple Pay for iPhone 6 and Watch

Apple is introducing a new initiative to replace the wallet, Apple Pay. You hold your iPhone 6 to a sensor, use Touch ID to authenticate and done. The transaction is complete. The system works using NFC at supporting locations — NFC is built into every iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.<p>The iPhone 6 NFC …

8 Lesser Known, but Very Useful, Apple Mac Utilities

Your Mac comes with a bunch of Apps pre-installed, neatly organized in the Applications folder. You’ve got the iWork suite, AddressBook, iCal and some other useful applications. Also in there is another folder called Utilities.<p>You might have used a few of the applications within it, but there’s …

How Zenefits is tapping into a huge opportunity at the heart of U.S. health care

The U.S. marketplace for health care services is dysfunctional, opaque, and ruled by insurers. But one startup, Zenefits, seems to have found an interesting way to both simplify the process and — potentially — make a lot of money.<p>Zenefits, as described in a detailed profile this weekend in the New …

Capturing Every Moment of Our Lives is Changing the Way We Experience Reality

Television personality Jason Silva recently put together a poignant video with <i>Shots of Awe</i> that examines <i>The Instagram Generation</i>, and how this …

iPhone 6 Pre-Orders to Kick off Tonight at 12:01 AM Pacific

Following Tuesday's announcement of both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple announced plans to begin taking pre-orders for the devices on Friday, September 12.<p>Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T will all begin accepting pre-orders at 12:01 AM PT according to their websites. While Apple has still not …

Tailor Brands Aims To Bring Small Business Owners Affordable Access To Professional Design

Tel Aviv and Brooklyn-based Tailor Brands launches publicly on the Disrupt Battlefield today with the goal to democratize design. Founders Yali Saar, Tom Lahat and Nadav Shatz say they can help any small, local business feel like they have an in-house designer with a special algorithm system that …

Cars may soon know when you're on the phone behind the wheel

Word to the wise, kids: <i>do not</i> muck around with your phone while driving. Some of you probably won't be able to help it (tsk tsk), but a team from Santa Catarina State University in Brazil just might have the solution -- according to <i>MIT Technology Review</i>, they've cooked up an in-car …

See OS X Yosemite’s Beta 5 changes in action

The fifth beta of OS X Yosemite was released to developers a few days a go, with the operating system getting closer to a general release, in today’s video we take a look at the subtle changes Apple has made in the latest beta.<p>Take a look at the video to see the changes in action.<p>Subscribe to Cult …

Apple seeds OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 build 13F14 to developers

Apple today has provided developers with a new beta of the upcoming OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 release. Today’s build number is 13F14, which is two builds newer than last week’s 13F12 build. Apple has asked developers to continue testing USB, USB Smart Cards, Safari, Graphics, and Thunderbolt …

Tip of the Day: How to Use Your iPhone as a Hotspot

Did you know you can use your iPhone as a hotspot for your iPad? A hotspot offers Internet access over a wireless network. You can find hotspots in a variety of locations, from your local coffee shop to an airport.<p>I was recently sitting in an airport for several hours waiting for a connecting …

Wi-Fi