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5 Weird Habits That Make People Successful And Awesome

Because if you make enough money, people call you “eccentric” instead of “crazy.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Yes, we all need to heed our callings, follow our north stars, and not settle for jobs, but pursue careers.<p>Thing …

Self-improvement

6 Start-Ups Transforming the Newsroom

Graduates from San Francisco-based accelerator Matter are striving to change media for good. Will they succeed?<p>"What if you tried to build the next great media institution from scratch?"<p>That's the challenge Jake Shapiro, founder of Matter, a start-up accelerator based in San Francisco, gave his …

Startups

4 Keys to Coaching Underperforming Employees

Dealing with an employee who's struggling to keep up? These 4 simple steps will help you make your team stronger.<p>Winning leaders are those who coach good employees to become better people. These leaders equip their teams for success at work and at home.<p>Occasionally, though, leaders can get so …

Employment

Want More Customers? Try the Amway Approach

A slew of start-ups are using a time-tested technique for signing up new customers: give them cold, hard cash for referring their friends.<p>Yes, you could spend exorbitant amounts of money on marketing to launch a company. Or you could use the time-tested, much more affordable approach: referrals. In …

Customers

Will Silicon Valley Save the World? No, But Here's What Will

Foreign Policy's latest cover argues that Silicon Valley start-ups can't fix global problems with apps. It's true--but that's not the end of the story.<p>Reading the indictment of Silicon Valley’s quixotic assault on poverty in the latest issue of <i>Foreign Policy</i>, I flashed back to an experience I had …

Silicon Valley

Seth's Blog

Approximately a million web years ago, I wrote a book about web design. <i>The Big Red Fez</i> was an exercise in shooting fish in a barrel. There was a vast …

Apple releases iTunes 11.1 beta to developers with iTunes Radio

Alongside iOS 7 beta 4, Apple has provided developers with iTunes 11.1 beta. The biggest new feature is built-in iTunes Radio. iTunes Radio is Apple’s upcoming streaming music service that is also integrated into iOS 7.<p>First screenshots below:

Even Nokia thinks there’s a Windows Phone app gap of sorts

Microsoft’s(s msft) Windows Phone platform may boast 165,000 mobile apps but Nokia(s nok) thinks there’s more work to be done in order to grow sales. …

Bluetooth LE + Android and why the smart tag revolutions is upon us

On Monday Texas Instruments introduced a new Android 4.3 app that enables anyone to create Bluetooth LE-powered sensor applications. Last week a …

Apple Seeds iOS 7 Beta 4 to Developers

In line with hints and rumors from earlier today, Apple has just pushed out a fourth beta version of iOS 7 to developers for testing purposes. The update is arriving as both an over-the-air update to existing beta testers and through the iOS Dev Center.<p>As expected, the new beta arrives as build …

Why The 'Second Screen' Industry Is Ready To Takeoff

The mobile industry is working hard to create mobile apps and sites that relate to what's on TV, in order to capitalize on this behavior.<p>This approach is often referred to as the "second screen," the idea being that the tablet or smartphone becomes a TV companion device, allowing for added levels …

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How Much Is A Facebook 'Like' Worth To A Brand?

As brands look across a fractured media landscape, where few digital properties offer any scale, social networks offer them an interesting proposition.<p>Brands spend more on Facebook than any other social network. However, marketers are uncertain if that investment is well-spent.<p>In a <b>new report</b> from <b>BI</b></b> …

The Major Retailers Most Threatened By Mobile Showrooming, And How They're Fighting It

The practice of "showrooming," or viewing an item in a retail store and then buying it online, has brought the e-commerce threat directly to bricks-and-mortar retailers.<p>Mobile raises the showrooming threat to a new level since price comparisons are available to shoppers immediately, as they make …

The biggest surprise in yesterday's Google earnings: Everyone was wrong

This year Google made one of the biggest changes to the engine that drives its cash flow ever. And that change was supposed to drive increased revenue and higher costs per click.<p>I guess someone forgot to tell Google.<p>Adobe’s ad division said CPCs were already up 6 percent last quarter. The Search …

DGiT Daily - DGiT

Is Netflix not working on Apple TV? Here’s what you can do<p>Frederick Blichert1 hour ago<p>Here are all the ways Netflix might not be working on Apple TV …

It’s Up to You, Entrepreneurs - MIT Technology Review

The fever for startups is now planetary. Every city seems to have a growing scene of young software companies. And if they don’t, they want one.<p>It’s …

Good Companies Are Storytellers. Great Companies Are Storydoers

Discussions about story and storytelling are pretty fashionable in marketing circles. I have ambivalent feelings about this. On the one hand, as a lifelong advocate for the power of story in business, I find this very encouraging. For all companies, having a story and knowing that story are crucial …

Four Ways To Get Your Employees To Care Like Owners

A couple of weeks ago my wife and I took our five-year-old daughter to a friend’s birthday party. At the gathering I met the owner of a budding local martial arts school. His passion for the art form and his business were contagious. He loved everything he was doing, but worried about the rapid …

How Big Data Is Transforming The Mobile Industry

CIBC, a Canadian bank, predicts that information-generation growth will increase 50 times over the next decade. IDC, a market research firm, similarly forecasts a 44-fold increase in data volumes between 2009 and 2020. Mobile is playing a large part in driving this explosion in data.<p>Apple upended …

Opinion: iOS is destined to become a hardcore platform

In two years, mobile and tablet games will be predominantly hardcore. I understand why you might be skeptical: You, a hardcore gamer who just so happens to own a mobile device, have been hurt before. Trust me, I feel the pain of investing your time, money and enthusiasm time and time again on the …

In A World Of 140 Characters, Great Writing Can Give A Brand Its Voice

While Twitter and texting appear to be reducing our communications skills to the level of a grunt, there has been a spate of TV spots in which the power of the long copy has been applauded by the industry, consumers and award juries alike.<p>Spots like the multi-lauded “Born of Fire” spot for Chrysler …

How Our Tech Startup Created a Profitable Business in 3 Months

I know when you first read this title, you had your skepticism… so let me clarify a few things. Our startup is ~6 months old and has raised a $350k …

Six Ways to Sink a Growth Initiative

The CEO is confronted with a dilemma:<p>The revenue and profits of his company’s existing businesses are rising slowly, and the businesses have already slashed their costs as much as they dare. Because their markets are mature, he knows that the company must grow if the share price is to increase, but …

Tale Of A Top-10 App, Part 2: Marketing And Launch

The cool part is that, as I found out, marketing doesn’t have to be about spam, meaningless buzzwords or sleazy Twitter follower generators, and it …