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Leadership Lesson: The Difference Between Google and Apple

Google and Apple are both highly esteemed brands. Both companies share many common traits which have contributed to their success, but there is one very big difference between the two – Google plays offense while Apple has recently settled for playing defense. Apple is struggling to maintain its …

How Young Entrepreneurs Are Cashing In On The Bitcoin Buzz

You can't open a website or newspaper these days without reading about Bitcoin, the digital currency that was invented in 2009 by a mystery person who goes by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto. The latest news is Fred Wilson's Union Square Ventures just agreed to help fund a $5 million round of …

Entrepreneurship

Apple, Samsung again take all of handset industry profits

Apple and Samsung can't be stopped in the handset market, according to new data from analysts at Cannacord Genuity.<p>The analysts on Monday reported that Apple and Samsung again combined to capture all of the operating profits in the handset industry in the first quarter of 2013. In other words, …

Nokia's Lumia 928 Could Be The Last Throw Of The American Dice

Nokia announced the Lumia 928 Windows Phone today, a high-end handset using Microsoft‘s Windows Phone 8 operating system that will be exclusively available through American carrier Verizon.<p>While the market share of Windows Phone has been rising, and Nokia makes up a significant number of the …

Whole Foods Is Competing With Traditional Stores Like Never Before

The Austin-based chain — once jokingly known as "whole paycheck" — is increasingly benefiting from economies of scale, meaning that things get cheaper when it buys in larger quantities, as Kyle Stock points out in Bloomberg Businessweek.<p>With lower prices and more sales, Whole Foods has been able to …