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The Problem With Being Too Agreeable

Half an hour had passed and I sat in my car, waiting for my habitually tardy friend to arrive so I could help her move. Resentment and anger started …

The Problem With Being Too Friendly

Jerks can really ruin your day or worse, turn you into one of them. The world could stand to be a little more kind, but being too friendly has its …

Scientology Is Going To War Over A New Documentary

The Scientology ad calls out "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" director Alex Gibney for supposedly not allowing the organization to respond to claims made in the film.<p>Specifically, the ad asks if the documentary is "a Rolling Stone/UVA Redux" — a reference to a now-notorious …

These Travel Instagram Accounts Will Inspire Extreme Wanderlust

Toronto native Tom Ryaboi—better known by his Instagram handle @roof_topper—has “been on more roofs than Santa Claus,” shooting gorgeous, …

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Want Your Marriage To Last? Start With A Huge, Cheap Wedding

Before and after, there's the bachelor/bachelorette party, the rehearsal dinner and the day-after brunch. There's the photo booth, which is a definite necessity these days. And what couple doesn't have a website designed to share with the world the first time they laid eyes on each other?<p>"The whole …

Weddings

10 Things You Need To Know In Markets This Morning

<b>US-China Trade Breakthrough</b>. "China and the United States have reached a breakthrough in talks on eliminating duties on information technology products, a deal that could pave the way for the first major tariff-cutting agreement at the World Trade Organisation in 17 years," Reuters' Michael Martina …

The 16 Wisest Things Men Have Ever Said About Style

From the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ralph Lauren, and Charles Dickens<p><b>"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."<br>– Gore Vidal, Writer</b><p>"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten …

Men's Fashion

BillGuard Issues Location Alerts to Combat Credit Card Fraud

BillGuard touts itself as the world’s first people-powered antivirus system for bills, with predictive algorithms that alert you when there’s unexpected charges made on your bank cards such as hidden fees, billing errors, scams and fraud.<p>Four months after it finally launched out of North America, …

Every Social Media Measurement Metric You Should Know

Providing excellent customer service is one of the top priorities of a successful business. Companies like Zappos have famously built their entire strategy on striving to give customers an amazing experience. It was this single-minded focus that led Zappos to be one of the first retailers to use …

So You've Validated Your Startup Idea. What Next?

<i>Ariel Rosenthal is a co-founder at</i> <i>Xprt</i><i>, a new startup looking to provide instant technical support and shopping advice from reliable and vetted experts.</i><p>Working on startups for the last 10 years, I had some successes and some failures. Six months ago, I pulled the curtains on a startup I had …

T-Shirt Design App Snaptee Raises $750,000 In Additional Funding

Snaptee, an app that lets users turn their smartphone photos into T-shirt designs, has raised an additional $750,000 from new investors SXE Ventures, Nest, Groupon Hong Kong co-founder Danny Yeung, and Joel Neoh, the CEO of Groupon Taiwan and Groupon Malaysia. The latest funding brings the total …

Beware! 8 sinister consequences of Google and Amazon drones

If Google, Amazon, and Facebook usher in a new era of urban delivery drones, will we lose more than we gain? Crave's Eric Mack sees danger ahead for everything from Spam to Slurpees.<p>Last week, Google unveiled Project Wing, the company's take on delivery drones and its latest attempt to use tech and …

Drones

10 Apps You Probably Never Heard Of That Employees Are Sneaking Into Work

With our tablets, smartphones and cloud services, if we need an app, we get it ourselves.<p>This is drastically different than the way work tech used to be: bought by IT, set up by IT, issued by IT and controlled by IT. You didn't like what you were given? Oh well.<p>Interestingly, this has created …

Silicon Valley darling Product Hunt gets $1M, launches app for its tech-fanatic community

Two days ago, Product Hunt, one of the buzziest communities in recent times, graduated from the most highly-regarded accelerated program around, Y Combinator.<p>And if that’s not enough for this week, the company is announcing today that it has raised $1 million in funding and that its long-awaited …

Facebook too big to fail? Three warnings from Myspace

Ex-Myspace communications strategist Paul Armstrong warns of the vulnerabilities he sees in Zuckerberg's social media giant<p>Ten years ago I joined Myspace at its HQ in Beverly Hills. It was a pivotal time for the social network, just as they were being bought by Newscorp and during a key growth …

Here’s how Twitter is rethinking its product—so that more people actually use it

Twitter is simple, in theory, but it is also deceptively complicated. As a result, most people who see tweets or visit Twitter’s site don’t get hooked. On the company’s earnings call today, CEO Dick Costolo said the true size of Twitter’s audience—the number of people who visit Twitter every month …

Product Management

The Portable Beer Tap

Crowdsourced beer dispenser gives you access to any brew ever made, fresh on your kitchen counter—and maybe even beyond<p>Beer lovers, rejoice! An open-source project has developed a portable beer tap that can dispense any kind of suds you want.<p>The company’s prototype, called the SYNEK draft system, …

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Yo founders: 'It's a fine line between stupid and genius'

SAN FRANCISCO — Yo is a super-simple app that does one thing. It lets you send a message that says “Yo.” And that’s it.<p>Yo is possibly the most polarizing app in history. There are no in-betweens with Yo: You either love it or hate it.<p>But love it or hate it, Yo is wildly popular. It was released on …

App: A Documentary About The Human Side Of The App Revolution

Those interested in how our culture shapes and is shaped by the software we use every day should check out “App: The Human Story,” a documentary project on Kickstarter that hopes to give an in-depth look at the impact apps have had since their introduction with the original iPhone in 2007:<p>This …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

A New App Called Moment Shows You How Addicted You Are To Your iPhone

Some of us jokingly say that we’re addicted to our iPhones. A newly released app called Moment will show us just how true that statement may be. Designed to promote a healthier balance between our real lives and those lived through the small screens of our digital devices, Moment tracks how much …

YouTube Gets a New Tech Boss, From Google

Venkat Panchapakesan is the new head of engineering at the biggest video site in the world.<p>YouTube has a new top techie: Venkat Panchapakesan is the video site’s new head of engineering.<p>Panchapakesan had previously headed up engineering at Google’s Apps group. He fills part of a hole created this …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Dropbox Zeros In on an Enterprise Strategy

A new plan to win corporate accounts is gaining steam.<p>Chances are pretty good that if you’re a customer of Dropbox, the cloud storage and file-sharing company, you’re using it at work. Among its 200 million customers are a lot of people using it at more than four million companies.<p>Having snuck into …

AllCast beta updated with subtitle support and streaming from Dropbox

Another weekend, another update to the popular AllCast, from CM developer Koushik Dutta. In version 1.0.8.9 of AllCast beta, Koush added a feature that was often requested by users – subtitle support for Chromecast when streaming from a media server such Plex or Serviio. In other words, users who …

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CloudGOO’s New App Turns All Your Cloud Storage Accounts Into One Big, Combined Drive

CloudGOO, a newly launched Android application with something of a silly name, offers a way for you to smush together all your cloud-based file storage accounts to form one big cloud drive in the sky. That is, the app aggregates your cloud drive accounts into one mobile interface, then uses that …

Inside Twitter’s plan to fix itself

“I am not going to be satisfied until we reach every connected user on the planet, period,” Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo declared at an investor conference last month. Them’s fighting words for any internet company. But especially for Twitter, which has a user growth problem and knows it.<p>Despite …

Social Media

Sooner Than You Think, We Will Connect To The Cloud Directly From Our Brains

In his TED talk, Google’s Ray Kurzweil announces that 20 years from now, “thinking will grow exponentially” as human brains interface with computers.<p>Have you ever approached someone important, but only had three seconds to think of something clever to say? Today, companies tout the ability to …

Singularity

USC Is Offering a Google Glass Course for Journalism

OK, Glass, it's time to change journalism.<p>That will be the collective mindset of students taking "Glass Journalism," a new course slated for the fall …