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IBM Just Committed Cultural and Creative Suicide | Inc.com

For years, IBM has touted its "work from home" policy as a reason for its continued success.<p>And rightly so. IBM's financial performance has shown steady improvement ever since the mid-'90s, when the internet made "work from home" practical, using tools that IBM pioneered, like email, groupware, and …

Digital Marketing

Great Managers Lead Meetings For 3 Different Outcomes

What makes for a successful meeting?<p>For some companies, the idea of holding consistently effective meetings is a pipe dream. Employees view most meetings as a necessary evil, a complete waste of time at best, a torturous exercise in endurance at worst.<p>But what if the problem centers on what you’re …

Leadership

The 12 Components of Exceptional Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

It's a business truism that emotional skills are as important as hard skills for exceptional leadership. Designing a better mousetrap is useless if you can't convince others of the value of your innovation and rally a team to make it a reality.<p>But while we can all agree on the value of so-called …

Emotional Intelligence

6 Proven Ways to Spot an Emotional Intelligent Leader | Inc.com

Leadership is ultimately about holding yourself responsible for the people you lead--not just their productivity but their teamwork and imagination and commitment. And the more responsibility you have for others, the more important your emotional intelligence becomes.<p>We're learning more every day …

Emotional Intelligence

Meteor Raises $20M To Build The One JavaScript Stack To Rule Them All

The competitive landscape for app development tool providers keeps getting tighter, with Meteor Development Group raising $20 million for its stack of frameworks and tools for developing web and mobile applications in JavaScript.<p>The round, led by Matrix Partners with investments also coming in from …

JavaScript

What I Learned About Creativity from Pixar's Ed Catmull

<i>Lee Bob Black</i> <i>is a staff writer and editor for the</i> <i>SkilledUp Learning Hub</i><i>. Connect with him on</i> <i>LinkedIn</i> <i>and</i> <i>Google Plus</i><i>.</i><p>In business, what factors foster creativity and engender success? Conversely, what factors stifle creativity and endanger success?<p>Ed Catmull, the president of Pixar and Disney …

Monitors are so 2013: Apple patents a ‘desk-free’ computer with smart laser projector

Imagine a Mac Mini that’s completely wireless and can project a large image on a wall instead of relying on an external monitor. This Mac may sound like science fiction, but it actually may not be that far off.<p>Apple today has received U.S. Patent No. 8,610,726, “Computer systems and methods with …

Dish, Sprint to test a home broadband service using LTE

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Dave Lindblom (CC BY)<p>After spending years acquiring 2 GHz spectrum and getting regulatory approval to use it …

Between a quarter and a third of everything on the web is copied from somewhere else

There’s a lot of junk on the web. There is also a lot of good stuff on the web. And then there is the stuff that’s been lifted from the good and dropped amid the dross—the aggregation, the block-quotes, the straight-off copy-paste jobs.<p>The extent of that duplication now has a number: according to …

Matt Cutts

Bitcoin's value tumbles in half after China forces top exchange to stop trading

China's largest Bitcoin exchange, BTC China, has stopped taking orders in Chinese currency because of regulatory pressure from the government, which has ordered businesses to stop accepting the virtual currency.<p>Bitcoin, which approximates cash on the internet, was driven to an all-time high of more …

Popular cable smart home platform iControl opens up

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Good news for folks who have a home automation system from a cable provider that uses the iControl system, the platform is …

Yahoo may be trying to build a Siri and Google Now killer (updated)

<b>Update 7:10PM ET:</b> Sources close to Yahoo have informed <i>The Verge</i> that the video below is fake and not produced by the company.<p>Yahoo may be working on its own voice-based personal assistant to rival Apple's Siri and Google Now. A video has recently surfaced that shows the unreleased app running on an …