Debi Fosdick-Kirgan

40 Flips | 4 Magazines | 11 Likes | 12 Following | 1 Follower | @debikirgan | Keep up with Debi Fosdick-Kirgan on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Debi Fosdick-Kirgan”

After its News Feed redesign, Facebook introduces streamlined Pages

Last week, Facebook (s fb) finally made good on a year’s worth of discussion by rolling out a scaled-back update to its News Feed. Now, businesses …

2014 Will Be Filled With Political Landmines In The Emerging Markets

Unfortunately, problems could persist a little longer.<p>Emerging markets have a busy political calendar in 2014. And there are concerns that officials won't push through much needed reforms, sticking to populist policies ahead of the elections instead. This political disincentive, could only …

High Hopes: The Marijuana Movement's 2014 Playbook

With big victories in Washington and Colorado behind it, the legalization lobby is adjusting to new legitimacy and widening its ambitions.<p>After years in the political wilderness, marijuana lobbyists find themselves in a strange position as 2014 approaches: Suddenly their power and support are …

The Oscars in 2014: Very, Very Early Predictions for Next Year's Awards

It's never too early to semi-blindly predict the rest of the year's critical darlings.<p><i>It's never too early to semi-blindly predict the rest of the year's critical darlings.</i><p>Various<p>Related Story<p>18 Films to Look Forward to in 2013<p>Year after year, it seems as if award season gets impossibly longer and …

8 Outlandish Tech Predictions For 2014 That Will Never Happen

Most of the humans making these predictions aren't really clairvoyant although some of are pretty good at spotting trends and predicting their trajectories.<p>The truth is, that the most interesting things that will happen in 2014 will take us all by surprise (that's what makes them interesting.)<p>With …

Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

Travel Photography

Marketing Trend for 2014: Smaller Messaging Has a Big Impact

Increasingly, brands are marketing themselves via short-form social media.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This story appears in the December 2013 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Marketing<p>The new word in content marketing is small. Increasingly, brands are …

Social Media

9 Awesome To-Do List Apps for 2014

As a former event planner, I know the importance of to-do apps. I’ve given a close look to the most promising options out there and compiled my favorites in this article. Whether you are a solo entrepreneur, “household manager,” corporate employee, or freelancer, these are some of the best to-do …

Shopify Predicts Three Major Retail Shifts in 2014

A revolution is playing out in the retail industry and small businesses have the upper hand, according to one industry insider.<p>According to Shopify Chief Platform Officer Harley Finkelstein, the future of retail belongs to the entrepreneur and the creator, rather than the big-box stores. …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

Can you predict 2014's top fitness trends? Here are the pros' picks

According to the latest survey from the American College of Sports Medicine, your body is going to be working overtime in 2014.<p>They surveyed over …

27 Transcendent Beauty Products To Look Out For In 2014

A new year, a new beauty haul.

Here’s what Google Ventures has planned for 2014 (interview)

Google Ventures had a blockbuster 2013, as you’ll see shortly. But what’s really exciting is the things the firm is cooking up for 2014.<p>As we round the corner into a new year, let’s take a look at GV’s big bets and big wins for 2013 — all in a handy video clip below.<p>Some highlights: The firm made a …

These Are the 50 Best Places to Work for 2014

Glassdoor, which provides an anonymous space for people to rate and review their employers, has released its Best Places to Work list for 2014, and …

6 Big Tech Debuts to Watch in 2014

Check out the new gadgets and technological developments that could make a big splash in the year to come.<p>It's that time of year again... the season for predicting what's coming in the year ahead. Last year, I came up six tech developments for start-ups to watch in 2013. Some were just rumors at …

Gear & Gadgets

House prices: What will happen in 2014?

Off the back of impressive growth in 2013, we look at what the experts think will happen to house prices in the next 12 months<p><i>This story was first published on December 14. We will continue to update it as more predictions are published.</i><p>The housing market has undergone a huge turnaround in 2013. …

Experts outline key digital marketing trends for 2014

As we look ahead to the new year, we asked five marketing experts for their big trends in digital marketing for 2014. Here's what they came up with:<p><b>Joby Russell, marketing director, Confused.com</b><b><br>Twitter and TV:</b> After a well administered flotation, Twitter will increase their sales focus in the UK …

CES 2014: 5 Innovations to Watch

The annual gadget fest known as the International Consumer Electronics Show is just around the corner. Here's a look at what to expect.<p>In case you have not marked your calendar yet, the annual gadget bonanza known as the Consumer Electronics Show is just around the corner (it opens on Jan. 7). Held …

Consumer Tech

Must-Follow Marketing Minds On Twitter 2014

Last week Vala Afshar wrote a thoughtful and comprehensive list of the 100 Must Follow on Twitter in 2014. These 100 Twitter accounts, he wrote, will educate you on the very latest and best business, technology and leadership practices.<p>What about marketing and media? There is some crossover on the …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Editors' Picks<p>Summer is no time for laces.<p>17 Photos2 days agoView More<p>What She Said<p>Master the fine art of managing (sexy) expectations.<p>By Sophia …

Good Gets Better: 10 Financial Predictions for 2014

While 2013 was a solid year in personal finance, this coming year promises to be even better. As 2014 nears, look forward to expanded benefits, …

IDC's Top Ten Technology Predictions For 2014: Spending On Cloud Computing Will Exceed $100B

Today International Data Corporation presented their top ten technology predictions for 2014. Frank Gens, Senior Vice President and Chief Analyst at IDC hosted a webinar to present the research firm’s predictions for 2014 including the research firm’s latest cloud computing market forecast. You can …

The Foodist Predicts the Next Big Ingredients in 2014

The Foodist predicts the next big ingredients, cuisines, and cities that will shape how we eat<p><b>The Foodist</b> predicts the next big ingredients, cuisines, and cities that will shape how we eat.<p><i>Follow Andrew Knowlton on Twitter @andrewoknowlton</i>

Five Global Retail Trends That Will Shape 2014

If you haven't heard of Rakuten, you should change that.<p>It's a big e-commerce company in Japan with global ambitions. It describes itself as "the world's third largest e-commerce marketplace," presumably after Alibaba and eBay.<p>Over the past year or so, Rakuten has made an effort to break into the …

Top Predictions For 2014 From The VCs That Backed Netflix And LinkedIn

Venture capital firms are going to raise more money in 2014 than they have since 2007; Bitcoin is a commodity, not a currency and the Blackberry marketplace will decompose faster than anyone says: here are 5 predictions for 2014 from Silicon Valley VC firms Foundation Capital and Bain Capital …

12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

Self-improvement

Twelve Social Media Predictions for 2014

The past year saw a lot of changes in social media. Google's social site, Google+, saw huge growth and more activity, LinkedIn really got in the game, and Pinterest continued to pull in more traffic and more sales. Visuals also really became front and center and led the way for infographics, Vine …

This Is The Color of the Year for 2014

Pantone has announced “Radiant Orchid” is the color of the year for 2014, succeeding 2013’s color Emerald.<p>Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the …

How automation will fix government and retail shortfalls in 2014

<i>Craig Beddis is Chief Marketing Officer for Automic.</i><p>With IDC saying that emerging markets will account for 35% of 2014 worldwide IT revenues and, for the first time, more than 60% of worldwide IT spending growth, it’s time for every business to really examine what their spends are and ultimately …

22 Instagram Accounts Fashionistas Should Follow In 2014

It's a new year. You better work.