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9 Apps to Help You Completely Organize Your Life

Email was supposed to make our lives easier. Instead it’s become a dumping ground for travel itineraries, receipts, social-­media updates, work …

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São Paulo – O <b>Facebook</b> anunciou que começará a analisar os hábitos de seus usuários enquanto eles não estiverem dentro da <b>rede social</b>. Esse é um …

Demand For Privacy Will Kill The Free Internet. Thank Goodness.

Paying for privacy in today's digital age<p>In February, Facebook purchased the WhatsApp messaging service for the mind-boggling sum of $19 billion. It was the largest acquisition of a venture-backed company ever, but it also proved a clear, albeit subtle, point: Our relationship to personal data is …

Why a strategy is not a plan

<b>Strategy: A History.</b> By Lawrence Freedman. <i>Oxford University Press USA; 751 pages; $34.95.</i> Buy from Amazon.com<p>EVERYONE, it seems, is in need of a …

AIRO wristband tracks not just sleep, exercise and stress, but also what you eat

There are fitness wearables that track steps, gauge your quality of sleep and monitor your stress, but few combine all three. As for keeping track of what you eat, most people still resort to old-fashioned food diaries and calorie counters. The AIRO wristband, however, aims to measure all of the …

The Most Successful People Take Small, Smart Steps Toward Their Goals

Lives there anyone anywhere old enough to work who has not had an idea for a new company? Who has not said on at least one occassion, “someone could make a fortune if they’d just…”<p>So how come we have so few entrepreneurs?<p>Study the type of ideas on which highly successful growth companies were …

Data-Driven Marketing Step One: Get Smart, Get Strategic

“How should we get started?” I’m asked that question all the time. It’s clear that by now, most marketers recognize the link between data-driven marketing and business value. But many remain stumped about how to actually begin putting data-driven marketing to work. “What should we do first?” “Is …

The 9 Hottest Trends In HR Technology ... And Many Are Disruptive

I just completed several weeks of HR conferences (four vendor conferences, the HR Technology Conference, SuccessConnect, and LinkedIn TalentConnect) and want to share some insights on key directions in HR technology.<p>Here are the 9 biggest trends I see taking place, many of which are highly …

Here's What An 18th Century Swiss Physicist Can Teach Us About Decision Making

<b>What An 18th Century Swiss Physicist Can Teach Us About Proper Decision Making (The Financialist)</b><p>Credit Suisse Global Financial Strategy Chief Michael Mauboussin gives a brief lecture about why Swiss physicist Daniel Bernoulli can help us make better decisions: whereas, for millennia, man kept …

The 12 Essential Books On Jeff Bezos' Reading List

In the appendix of Brad Stone's new book about Amazon, "The Everything Store," there's a list of books called "Jeff's Reading List," highlighted by Shane Parrish at Farnam Street.<p>"Books have nurtured Amazon since its creation and shaped its culture and strategy," Stone writes. "Here are a dozen …

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Runtastic Push Ups Trainer app review: reach your goals with your very own push-up trainer

Introduction<p>Being able to perform a reasonable number of push-ups is a great metric of one’s physical strength and fitness in general, so look no …

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17 Cover Songs That Are Way Better Than The Original

Among the most affecting songs out right now is Willie Nelson's cover of Coldplay's "The Scientist" for that wildly popular Chipotle commercial about sustainable food.<p>It got us thinking: what other cover songs are actually better than the original recording?<p>We wanted to gather 17 examples where an …

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Want Real Control? Manage Results, Not People Part 1

The rise and fall of Nau, an outdoor-clothing company, illustrates the perils of not putting proper controls in place. Nau seemed to have everything going for it: a founder with startup experience, lots of marketing and technical talent, and a hefty $35 million in venture financing. But managers …

Loop: The Future Of Mobile Payments Or A Temporary Fix?

Loop is a new mobile payments startup making some fairly big claims. The company says it has invented a technology that lets you pay with your phone at nearly any point-of-sale across the U.S., without requiring merchants to upgrade their hardware. Nor do you have to own a particular device, like …

On Tuesday, Apple Will Make You Want To Buy An Apple TV For The Holidays

Apple is in the enviable position that its customers routinely think about not just <i>if</i> they will upgrade a given product but merely <i>when</i>. So if you are Apple, a big part of your growth strategy is to figure out how to balance a schedule of product updates with improvements that you can actually …

As eBay Chugs Along, PayPal Changes the World

Earlier this week, eBay announced its quarterly results. Coming just as the Washington debacle was coming to an end, the company’s results were …

Four Beaten-Down Stocks Billionaires Are Buying

With the stock market tracking back toward record highs, Apple back above $500 and Facebook working on a double for the year, finding value can be more challenging than finding the latest hot stock.<p>As I’ve shared in recent weeks, at billionairesportfolio.com we constantly scour the universe of …

What to expect from Nokia World

Nokia is heading to Abu Dhabi tomorrow morning for what’s likely its final farewell as a smartphone manufacturer. As Windows Phone further cements itself as the number three behind iOS and Android, Nokia is giving up its phone business to Microsoft in early 2014. That deal hasn’t fully closed yet, …

How long will Google keep burning money on Motorola?

Losses keep mounting, on the books and in the courtroom<p>Over the last eight months, losses at Google's Motorola Mobility have accelerated despite three rounds of layoffs that slashed around 6,000 workers. The division is now on pace to bleed $1 billion a year out of the search giant’s bank account. …

Connected TV points the way forward for the internet of things

Everyone from industrial giants to bootstrapped companies on Kickstarter are talking about the promise of the internet of things to improve our …

A Map Of America's Future: Where Growth Will Be Over The Next Decade

The world’s biggest and most dynamic economy derives its strength and resilience from its geographic diversity. Economically, at least, America is not a single country. It is a collection of seven nations and three quasi-independent city-states, each with its own tastes, proclivities, resources and …

Compression Socks for Sports Athletes

Compression socks have been around for quite some time, but it's only been in the past few years that athletes have added the tightly fitted …

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Valuation Expert Aswath Damodaran: Twitter With A $20 Billion Valuation Is A 'Moon Shot'

Today we have two wildly divergent opinions on the company's value.<p>NYU professor Aswath Damodaran, who specializes in corporate valuation, has a very conservative price for Twitter's stock.<p>Damodaran runs through all the numbers on Twitter on his blog. It's a dense read, and it factors in all sorts …

The Bet That Changed Billionaire Ted Lerner's Life

Real estate is in my blood. My father came to the U.S. from Palestine in 1920, and though he started work as a distributor for a clothing company, he eventually got involved in real estate around Washington, D.C. He bought buildings, remodeled them and then resold them. I never got to work with …

Latin America Tech News Roundup: September

After three years away from social media, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff recently made her comeback on Twitter and announced the upcoming launch of her official Instagram and Facebook profiles.<p>A couple of her latest tweets referred to the widening rift between Brazil and the US regarding …

BILL GROSS: Here Are The 4 Big Ways That The Government Will Steal Money From Bondholders

Bill Gross 's latest monthly letter is out, and the title is There Will Be Haircuts .<p>Haircuts, of course, are a popular topic of discussion ever since Cyprus clipped the savings of large depositors in order to recap the banks.<p>In his latest letter, Bill Gross points argues that there's no way that …

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People Are Going To Start Talking To Ads On Their Phone

What Is A Voice Ad?<p>Wanting in on the booming mobile ad market, Nuance developed a way for people to chat with ads much as they do with Siri on the iPhone. Called Voice Ads, the technology works off the Internet connection of any iOS or Android mobile device.<p>Voice-recognition software has been …

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Amazon's Letter To Shareholders Should Inspire Every Company In America

Late last week, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos published his latest letter to shareholders.<p>This year's letter, like most of Bezos' letters, should inspire most companies to change the way they do business.<p>Specifically, it should inspire companies to do business the way Amazon does business — sacrificing <i>this</i> …

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