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Meet The Hackers Who Sell Spies The Tools To Crack Your PC (And Get Paid Six-Figure Fees)

<i>This story appears in the April 9th issue of Forbes magazine.</i><p>At a Google-run competition in ­Vancouver last month, the search giant’s famously secure Chrome Web browser fell to hackers twice. Both of the new methods used a rigged ­website to bypass Chrome’s security protections and completely …

Making Management as Simple as Frisbee

Complexity is not a new condition. While it’s true that many aspects of life have become more densely connected and unpredictable, the fact is that our world is inherently complex. Most of the environments we move in and tasks we perform require us to deal with interdependent and dynamic …

How to Separate the Winners from the Spinners

Every employer can tell stories about an applicant who sounded like an A-player at the interview but ended up a dud once at work. Good candidates prepare, of course, but rehearsed interview answers can make it hard to separate the winners from the spinners.<p>Gauging an applicant’s true colors and …

Deconstructing Google's Strategy: Will Google Eat Your Business Next?

After Google’s I/O announcements, I flashed back to a dozen or so conversations I’ve had with executives and entrepreneurs about <b>what</b> Google is doing. Reading between the lines, some imagined buying yachts after a Google acquisition. Others feared downgrading to an inner tube if Google entered their …

Why Tumblr Was a Massive Steal for Yahoo

The blockbuster acquisition of Tumblr by Yahoo for $1.1 billion — all cash — has been portrayed as a gigantic gamble on the part of the acquirer. …

Social Media

The Steve Jobs emails that show how to win a hard-nosed negotiation

The US government’s price-fixing lawsuit against Apple goes to trial next month in New York. Ahead of its court date, the US released emails that purport to show Apple was the “ringleader” in a scheme to set artificially high ebook prices with some of the largest American publishers, which have …

News Corp

How to Get Others to See Your Potential

Overcoming people’s past perceptions of you isn’t easy. When I launched my consulting business seven years ago, I was astonished to find — years later — that acquaintances and even friends hadn’t kept up with my career transition. They’d ask about my past work in politics or nonprofit advocacy, …

Bed-sharing 'raises cot death risk fivefold'

<b>Sharing a bed with a newborn increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome fivefold, research claims.</b><p>The risk applies even if parents avoid tobacco, alcohol and drugs - other factors firmly linked to cot deaths.<p>The BMJ Open research compared nearly 1,500 cot deaths with a control group of more …

Pregnancy

Suitsupply - Ape to Gentleman

History<p>Founded in 2000 by Fokke de Jong in Amsterdam, Suitsupply continues to go from strength to strength. The reason for success is two fold and …

Pocket Squares

The Secret to Effective Motivation

An interview with <b>Heidi Grant Halvorson</b> and <b>E. Tory Higgins</b>, authors of <i>Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing the World to Power Success and Influence</i>. For more, see the article Do You Play to Win–or to Not Lose?<p>SARAH GREEN: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Sarah Green. I’m …

How to stay anonymous online

You don’t have to be a secret agent or a notorious hacktivist to care about anonymity. Even regular Joes like you and I have plenty of good reasons …

The Most Innovative Google Employees Aren't Stanford/MIT grads

Google has long had a reputation for being a place that’s near impossible to get a job if you aren’t a Stanford or MIT grad. They not only asked you …

Employment

The Top 75 Websites For Your Career

In early August, <i>Forbes Leadership</i> put out a call for nominations for our inaugural list of the best career websites, largely inspired by <i>ForbesWoman</i>’s annual list of Top 100 Websites For Women. We endeavored to assemble a comprehensive guide to smart and engaging sites. To accomplish this we …

Dogfooding: Find a way to be your own customer

In early ‘90s, while working on Windows NT, Microsoft popularized an idea to make everyone on the team use early builds of their own software.<p>Back …

Five ways to boost your Android phone's battery life right now

If you've ever caught yourself scanning a room for outlets, or worrying about how long you can eke out a charge on your phone, then this collection of battery-saving Android apps is for you.<p>These apps are helpful even if you've got a built-in battery-saving feature to help you in a dire situation, …

Researchers develop algorithm to protect networks from cyber attacks

Amidst increasing concern about cybersecurity, researchers at North Carolina State University have taken one step closer to guarding America's infrastructure from Cylon attack. Well, almost. Dr. Mo-Yuen Chow and Ph.D candidate Wente Zeng have developed an algorithm that detects cyber attacks aimed …

Seven Customer Service Lessons I Learned In One Day With Richard Branson

It’s rare to find a leader who elevates the experience for employees and customers to such a degree that other brands benchmark against his or her company. I recently had a unique opportunity to spend a day with one such leader, an entrepreneur and billionaire who has built a brand considered the …

The Real Reason Tesla Is Still Alive (And Other Green Car Companies Aren't)

Say goodbye to another green car start-up. Vehicle Production Group, which planned to build thousands of wheelchair-accessible vans powered by natural gas, has called it quits. According to Bloomberg, the company ran out of money and couldn’t pay its 100 employees anymore.<p>Add VPG to the growing …

5 Easy Tech Tweaks That Will Significantly Improve Your Business

“Our software is terrible!” “Our systems are out of date!” “We need something that’s more user-friendly.” I hear this pretty frequently. And mostly it’s not true. It’s an excuse.<p>The truth is that most business software that’s on the market today, particularly if it’s from a long time and reputable …

Don't Bring Problems To Your Manager -- Bring Solutions

In today’s workplace, if you want to stand out as a valued employee, don’t bring problems to your manager — bring solutions. Why? Because there are too many problems for managers to solve all by themselves; that’s why <i>you</i> were hired. So don’t be part of a problem. Become a solution-generating …

Your Business Is Never Too Small For A Cyber Attack, Here's How To Protect Yourself

A few years ago I was working with a small consulting firm, and one of our up and coming salespeople left for a competitor. No big deal. It happens. But several months later, the management team noticed a disturbing trend. The company kept losing bids for new business to this very same competitor. …

The Two Things You Need To Build A Successful Company: A Case Study

We have talked repeatedly about when you set off to the build a successful company, you don’t begin with THE BIG IDEA. Big ideas are a dime a dozen, and what’s worse they may not solve any known problem. (Think no further than all those products cluttering “close out” retailers. Each and every one …

Is This The Fastest-Growing Game Company Ever?

ILKKA PAANANEN says the best way to make money in mobile gaming is to stop thinking about making money. Think about fun instead. Fighting a mild case of flu and jet lag from a San Francisco flight back home to Helsinki, Paananen says that companies that place revenue above fun (we’re talking to …

What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do: A Case Study

The uncertainty we all face every day—everything from wondering if we will we have a job tomorrow to whether the weather (hurricanes; massive storms) will up-end our lives—is like being on a confusing road trip. You know where you want to go, but the incomprehensible road signs, congestion, …

Best Free PC Games

They say you can’t get something for nothing, but now that the free-to-play gaming model is taking the industry by storm, that couldn’t be further …

Margaret Thatcher

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Forget bitcoin, this virtual currency doubles your money every month

To produce bitcoins, processors must hum away solving mathematical problems. But mavros, another virtual currency, are simpler. They exist because Sergey Mavrodi, their creator, says they do. And while the recent spike in bitcoin value is the result of speculation on the open market, the rate for …

Bitcoin

HP Moonshot: Say Goodbye to the Vanilla Server

HP launched today a game-changing line of servers called the HP Moonshot 1500. It is easily their biggest server launch since HP introduced the industry’s first X86-based server in 1989. At a high level, the Moonshot 1500 is the beginning of the slow death of the vanilla, homogenous server and the …