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Why Live Concert Streaming Has Yet To Take Off

In some form or another, jam band Umphrey's McGee posts every show it performs on the Internet -- you can find its 2006 version of "Dick in a Box" on …

Music

Narendra Modi's I-Day promises: No mere jugglery with words

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort last year was extempore and overarching. …

15 coffee drinks drink to break your coffee routine

Few things in life can substitute a great shot of espresso. But apart from being a great pick me up, did you know that most of your favourite coffee beverages are based on Espresso? If you want to break your coffee routine, check out our 15 great espresso based coffee drinks. Some are sweet, some …

Why Every Founder Should Work for Someone Else ASAP

<i>Daria Shualy is Don Draper/product marketer at daPulse.</i><p>All entrepreneurs are serial entrepreneurs. It’s a personality trait, some might even call it a condition. Serial entrepreneurs don’t like to stop. They sell one startup (or more likely shut it down) and shortly after, they’re telling you how …

Vinli Promises To Bring Autos Into The Smartphone Age

With Vinli, cars are about to get apps. And not just cars made in the future. The system works with nearly any car made after 1996 and is compatible with Android and iOS devices. The company just launched on the Disrupt SF 2014 stage and announced that the Vinli device is available for …

The Little-Known Personality Trait That Predicts Entrepreneurial Success | Inc.com

It has been well established in the organizational psychology research that personality traits are predictive of success in a variety of areas. In the popular press, though, most of the writings have focused on the "Big 5" factors of personality: Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness, …

Ask Ooloo puts the 'person' back in personal assistant

Before Google dominated search, Ask Jeeves depended on a team of humans -- yes, humans -- to answer your internet queries. Ultimately, search algorithms killed the internet's favorite butler, but the idea that humans are worthy competition for the software we create didn't follow him to the grave. …

Google sees bright future in wearable devices

SAN FRANCISCO — For years, Silicon Valley has predicted that wearable devices would be the next big thing.<p>And they are — in Silicon Valley.<p>Elsewhere, consumers haven't shown a lot of interest in the futuristic devices, which still can't do much more than the average smartphone.<p>But with hardware …

Why Creativity Matters More Than Passion for Entrepreneurs

What is the most important quality of an entrepreneur? Many would argue it is passion — an overwhelming love of what one is doing, and the drive and …

Ustream Broadcast Over 7m Live Video Streams in First Half of 2013

Ustream revealed today that over 7 million live video streams have been broadcast through its platform during the first half of 2013.<p>The milestone is a six-month record for the company, which has also seen considerable growth in its Pro Broadcasting package for businesses looking for additional …

5 Leadership Lessons from Mark Zuckerberg | Inc.com

Today Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO and co-founder of Facebook, a $155 billion company, is turning 30. Happy birthday, Mark!<p>Over the past 10 years, as he was building the largest global social network, Zuck has had a lot of supporters, as well as critics. Whether you love him or you hate him, the fact …

Google unveils Classroom, a free online tool to help teachers organize their workload

Google is gearing up to offer a preview of a new online tool in its <i>Google Apps for Education</i> suite. Called Classroom, the offering is designed to …

Education Technology

There is No Glamour in an Asia Startup

<i>After 15 years of working for someone else Mikaal Abdulla finally got smart and started his own company. He is the co-founder and CEO of 8 Securities</i> …

Startups

Customer Service: 10 Small Things That Improve the Experience | Inc.com

I've been the recipient of extremely poor customer service lately.<p>Maybe it's because I've met with a lawyer and an accountant to work through some tax issues, or because I've had to talk to a healthcare professional a few too many times in recent weeks. During these meetings, I paid attention to a …

3 Types of Leaders Who Never Succeed | Inc.com

It's an oft-quoted leadership trope: Because of his sin in striking the rock twice, Moses never lived to see his people into the Promised Land. That role fell instead to Joshua, despite Moses having dedicated his life to paving the way, including those 40 years spent in the wilderness.<p>Business …

3 Ways to Protect Your Most Valuable Asset: You | Inc.com

When did you last spend time alone?<p>The CEO of a Fortune 100 company shared with me a remarkable experience he had. We were both in Florida for his senior leadership conference, but he arrived a few days earlier for a board meeting. With a day between the end of the meeting and the start of the …

Hubris: The Disease That Can Kill Your Company | Inc.com

If one of your top performers is given to arrogance and showboating, you may have a disease on the loose that you need to contain. As the leader of your company, you need to take responsibility and bring him back down to earth.<p>Steven Berglas, who was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School's …

7 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People

People with high emotional intelligence tend to do better at work. So what habits do they have that set them apart?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>It has increasingly become accepted that emotional intelligence is an important …

How to Turn a Hunch Into Your Next Great Idea | Inc.com

Humans, unfortunately, are limited by a fairly weak memory. But losing a potentially significant idea to forgetfulness is preventable -- if only you take the right measures.<p>That's why Steven Johnson, author of "Future Perfect," created a method for remembering and acting upon his own hunches. He …

6 Things Entrepreneurs Wish Family, Friends, and Employees Understood | Inc.com

I started my first company when I was 25. I was a reluctant entrepreneur. My sales abilities outgrew three companies, and I couldn't seem to manage the politics necessary to get where I wanted to go at the speed I wanted to get there. So I took a deep breath, opened a company in 1989, and never …

11 Interview Questions You Wouldn't Think to Ask--But Should | Inc.com

Everyone wants to make better hiring decisions. Most people focus on how well candidates perform in the interview: In theory, if you ask the right questions, you'll get answers that will give you insight into what the candidates really bring to the table.<p>The following companies use questions that …

India Starts Paying Big For Software—Will China Follow?

India has never paid much for software, but that may be changing, according to a new Gartner report.<p>With the Indian software economy growing at a hearty 10% clip, there are signs that indicate India is growing out of the rampant software piracy that has long characterized the market. The question …

8 Ways to Become a Better Boss | Inc.com

Some get to be boss by luck and others earn their way into the driver's seat. Unfortunately, many people become a boss without getting proper training to manage. There is no sinister conspiracy at work--sometimes entrepreneurs focused on taking a product to market or heirs to family businesses find …

How to Know You Have a Good Startup Idea: 5 Questions | Inc.com

You've thought up this hazy, partially-defined, intangible thing, that might or might not be a real product one day. So how do you know if you're onto something?<p>"Fundamentally, we are in that business of working alongside leaders to help them figure out what's worth pursuing from a design …

As India’s election starts, the BBC turns to messaging apps as a news channel

When India last held a general election in 2009, the country had fewer than 50 million internet users – a mere four percent of the population at the …