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Samsung’s attempt to boot Galaxy Note 7 bomb mod GTA videos off YouTube blows up in its face

Samsung might know its Galaxy Note 7 devices are defective, but it doesn’t have a sense of humor about the global disaster.<p>After intrepid <i>Grand Theft</i> …

Nike has found a novel use for AR for marketing shoes

Augmented and virtual reality are slowly but surely being integrated into shopping experiences worldwide. At CES for example, Gap and Asus teamed up for an AR shopping app that may point toward the future of mobile shopping engagement.<p>And previously we covered Adidas and their promotion of a new …

This Mazda Billboard Scans the Crowd to Keep a Tally of How Often the Car Literally Turns Heads

Is this Mazda billboard turning heads? You can count on it.<p>Installed on Monday in the retail concourse of Toronto’s Royal Bank Plaza, the digital …

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Burger King Debuts Whopper Ad That Triggers Google Home Devices

Fast-food chain Burger King said on Wednesday it will start televising a commercial for its signature Whopper sandwich that is designed to activate Google voice-controlled devices, raising questions about whether marketing tactics have become too invasive.<p>The 15-second ad starts with a Burger King …

How Dove Ruined Its Body Image

A new ad in the brand’s long-running campaign spoils its body-positive track record.<p>Dove has worked hard to connect its brand image to social ideals. Thanks to a decade of “Real Beauty” campaigns, the personal-care products company has successfully associated itself with the goal of positive body …

Mad Men

McDonald's Has A 3-Step Plan To Get Customers Back

"We've lost some of our customer relevance," CEO Don Thompson said yesterday.<p>Sales for the fourth quarter were disappointing because new menu items like the McWrap and Mighty Wings failed to resonate. Executives also stressed that customers are strapped for cash and unwilling to splurge beyond the …

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The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness)

<b>The Six Enemies of Greatness (and Happiness)</b> <br>These six factors can erode the grandest of plans and the noblest of intentions. They can turn visionaries into paper-pushers and wide-eyed dreamers into shivering, weeping balls of regret. Beware!<p><b>1)</b> <b>Availability</b><p>We often settle for what’s available, and …

Creating Successful Social Businesses: Four Lessons from the World’s Most Successful Social Entrepreneur

<b>By Katharine Esty</b><p>In 2006, Muhammad Yunus, founder of the global microcredit movement, shifted his focus to social business. Even before this he was …

The rise and fall of HTC

CEO Ben van Beurden is basking in the reflected glow of rising oil prices, but it's his refocusing of the company that deserves credit.<p>OPINION: The …

Head start for Samsung in smartwatch race

Published: 05 Sep 2013<p>Last Updated: 07 Oct 2014<p>Ok, so you don’t see the likes of Chanel or Dior sending much in the way of wearable tech down the …

Top ten bitter corporate rivalries

Published: 29 Oct 2013<p>Last Updated: 20 Nov 2013<p>Burger King is doing well. Yesterday it announced its better-than-expected quarterly results, with net …

14 Things Every Successful Person Has In Common

I’m constantly interviewing successful people here at Forbes. Since 2007, I’ve spoken to over 1,200 CEOs, celebrities, authors, politicians and even an astronaut. When speaking to these individuals, I always notice common traits that they all have, which lend to their success. I’ve boiled all of …

The Science Behind What Naps Do For Your Brain–And Why You Should Have One Today

Studies of napping have shown improvement in cognitive function, creative thinking, and memory performance. Ready, set . . . snooze.<p>I’m a big fan of afternoon naps.<p>In fact, I was super excited when I joined Buffer to hear that the team is pro-napping. It’s not every day you come across a company …

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Leadership Is About Emotion

Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, the sciences, any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them. The chances are high that your admiration is based on more than their accomplishments, impressive as those may be. I’ll bet …

The End Of Rational Vs. Emotional: How Both Logic And Feeling Play Key Roles In Marketing And Decision Making

Douglas Van Praet argues that while decision making is governed by our emotions, brands should still provide people with a logical lifeline (but they should steer clear of research that lets the post-rationalizing tail wag the emotional dog).<p>One of the longest-running debates in marketing is …

10 Reasons Your Top Talent Will Leave You

Have you ever noticed leaders spend a lot of time talking about talent, only to make the same mistakes over and over again? Few things in business are as costly and disruptive as unexpected talent departures. With all the emphasis on leadership development, I always find it interesting so many …

The Most-Googled Restaurant Chains Of 2013

The ranking is part of Google's annual Zeitgeist list for top search terms. Here's the full list:<p><b>1. Pizza Hut:</b> Searches peaked in June, when Pizza Hut rolled out its Firebaked Style Flatbread Pizzas and again around Thanksgiving, when a Texas Pizza Hut manager was fired for refusing to open on …

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Factors of production

In economics, <b>factors of production</b>, <b>resources</b>, or <b>inputs</b> are what is used in the production process to produce output (economics)output—that is, …

Short of half a million new enterprises were founded this year

StartUp Britain’s ‘Startup Tracker’, which draws directly from the number of newly-registered businesses at Companies House, is a strong indicator …

5 myths about outsourcing customer service

Despite this, many corporate executives remain sceptical of the benefits of outsourcing. In fact, it is hard to think of an industry that has grown …