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The 4 Truths Of Mobile Commerce

The one “wow” factor that will set the most successful online businesses apart going forward is a seamless cross channel strategy. But while mobile commerce stats have been rising for quite some time, many CMOs have yet to nail the optimal mobile experience. The quick fix of mirroring an online …

These 20 Tech Firms Report The Most Fictionalized Earnings

Like women who know to shave off two inches from the height a guy lists on his online dating profile, technology investors and analysts are aware that just about every company they care about engages in some wishful thinking when it comes to reporting their earnings.<p>The vast majority of public tech …

Winklevoss Twins Say Bitcoin Market To Hit $400B, Urge Regulators Not To Push Innovation To China

Speaking at the Dealbook conference in New York, the Winklevoss twins said they expect the Bitcoin market has the potential to reach a capitalization of $400 billion, while asking regulators not to push innovation out of the U.S. and into China.<p>“Today, [Bitcoin’s market cap] is at $4 billion,” …

Sun Tzu's The Art of War, Illustrated (Chapter 11: The Nine Situations, Part 2)

<b>Chapter 11: The Nine Situations (continued)</b><p>32. The principle on which to manage an army is to set up one standard of courage which all must reach.<p>33. How to make the best of both strong and weak–that is a question involving the proper use of ground.<p>34. Thus the skillful general conducts his army …

7 Tiny Companies That Blew Up

Every new small business dreams of success, riches and relevance. Sad, though, that only a special few find real traction and realize those ambitions.<p>The business world is fraught with inspiring success stories: Apple’s humble beginnings in the garage of Steve Jobs’ parents’ home, Facebook’s …

The World's Most Influential Business Thinkers 2013

<b>Clayton Christensen</b> is still the most influential business thinker in the world, according to Thinkers50, a just-released ranking put out every other year by the consulting team Crainer Dearlove.<p>Christensen, a professor at Harvard Business School and the author of business best-sellers including <i>The</i> …

Data Science In The Executive Suite

Applying scientific research to data stores can bring new insights to high-level discussions. Findings can trigger both new questions and new answers to help guide strategic planning.<p>Bill Daniel, CEO of All Web Leads, took on the company’s first data science project with an open approach. “The …

Walmart Store In Ohio Goes Entirely LED

LED lighting is becoming a far more frequent feature in retail spaces, warehouses and office buildings because of its energy-efficiency benefits, but a new Walmart store in South Euclid, Ohio, is the first of its kind to opt for LED everywhere.<p>It also offers some great examples of things that other …

Twitter's IPO Is More Proof That Tech Is In A Massive Bubble

After years of anticipation, Twitter finally went public today on the New York Stock Exchange, and nearly doubled from its $26 IPO price after being 30 times oversubscribed. While many investors and commentators view Twitter’s heady market debut as a reason for optimism about our economy and …

Three Creativity Challenges from IDEO’s Leaders

People often ask us how they can become more creative. Through our work at the global design and innovation firm IDEO and David’s work at Stanford University’s d.school, we’ve helped thousands of executives and students develop breakthrough ideas and products, from Apple’s first computer mouse to …

Pet-Friendly Tech Startup Explodes On Kickstarter

People love their pets. Unfortunately it’s impossible to be with them all the time and many pets spend hours alone in a home or apartment, pining over their missing owner, bored out of their minds and possibly destroying everything in sight.<p>This is the problem that recent crowdfunding champion …

The Top 7 Technology Trends That Will Dominate 2014

Strap yourself in, it’s going to be a wild ride. In considering the changes we’ve seen in technology over the past year, I’m bracing myself for unprecedented growth when it comes to anytime, anywhere, on-demand information and entertainment.<p>Based on the trends we’ve seen so far in 2013, I predict …

7 Ways Mobile Will Change Business In 2014

In 2011, Microsoft Tag predicted mobile Internet use would surpass desktop Internet use by 2014. As 2013 winds down, it’s clear mobile Internet use is at an all-time high, with 63 percent of all cell phone owners admitting they use those devices to go online. The number of consumers who say they …

Does Apple's Jony Ive Have the World's Best Job?

“Could Jony Ive be the CEO of Apple?” I asked Leander Kahney, editor of the popular Cult of Mac blog and author of the forthcoming biography of Ive, <i>Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products</i>. “He could,” Kahney replied, “but he doesn’t want to be.” After meticulously researching his …

It's Going To Be An Interesting Week For BlackBerry

Anyone with a passing interest in BlackBerry’s ongoing corporate fortunes will be paying close attention to the Canadian company. Any competing bids against the offer from Fairfax Financial Holdings will have to be due on Monday, there are murmurs of two co-founders putting together a bid, and the …

'Call Of Duty: Ghosts' Launches At The Center Of Xbox One Controversy

<i>Call of Duty</i> remains one of the most successful video game franchises, and most recognizable game brands, in the history of the medium.<p>The latest, <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i>, launches on PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC this Tuesday. It launches ten days later on the PlayStation 4 and the following week on …

Dell Officially Goes Private: Inside The Nastiest Tech Buyout Ever

Eight months is a long time to stay mum, especially for a tech industry wunderkind, as Michael Dell was, and one of the world’s richest men, as Michael Dell is, while enduring daily bombs from Carl Icahn about his leadership and ethics. (“All would be swell at Dell if Michael and the board bid …

Google's Georgiadis Brings Us Closer To Eggers' Dystopia Reports Forbes' McMahon

Dave Egger’s in <i>The Circle</i> and Jeff McMahon here at Forbes have written eerily similar stories with very similar main characters. Each wrote about a woman who glorified corporate/government scrutiny, and then ownership, of private desire. But there’s a problem in this symmetry. One is fiction, a …

Android 4.4 KitKat is out now

<b>Google's latest iteration of Android, 4.4 KitKat, has officially been released alongside the new Nexus 5 smartphone. The update should roll out to</b> …

Ecomm Newcomer Greats Is Building A Brand On Sweet, Affordable Sneakers

Someone should probably go make a Wikipedia page for the “Warby Parker model,” since it has rapidly become the go-to business strategy for online retail startups.<p>The latest addition to the genus <i>Ecommerce Lowoverheadus</i> is Greats, a men’s footwear brand that launched in August. The name derives from …

That didn't take long: Google Nexus 5 sells out within minutes

Just minutes after Google announced and released the Nexus 5, its online store sold out of the black 16-gigabyte version of the smartphone.<p>Google announced the long-awaited device Thursday morning. The new gadget features a near 5-inch full 1080p HD screen and is lighter as well as slimmer than its …

Lay's to roll out chocolate-covered potato chip

The world's largest snack maker is widening its own market by mixing sweet with salty in its snacks -- and is rolling out chocolate-covered Lay's Wavy chips for the holidays.<p>The chocolate-covered potato chip is going mainstream.<p>Lay's, the nation's largest salty snack maker, on Friday will announce …

Privacy Matters - Mozilla's Lightbeam Uncovers The Web's Secret Spies

Mozilla, and the non-profit Mozilla Foundation established to promote the openness of the world wide web, understandably has a keen interest in how the web works.<p>At the Mozfest conference and festival, the Mozilla Foundation announced the release of Lightbeam, a tool for the Firefox browser which …

How To Replace The iPhone 5's Battery

If you’ve owned your iPhone 5 since its launch last year, chances are its battery is already starting to lose capacity. In other words, from a full charge, it won’t last as long, meaning you have less time to play with away from a power socket.<p><b>See the updated guide here for iPhone 5 and iPhone 6</b> …