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Initially Speaking: A One On One With A Three Letter Brand

Ok no cheating, what do the initials QVC stand for? Time’s up. They stand for Quality, Value, and Convenience. These three words have been the brand’s guiding principles since its inception in 1986. A brand, thanks to various marketing initiatives along the way, is now seen in over 300 million …

Evernote Founder: Apps Will Soon Be Obsolete

Phil Libin has a bold prediction for the future, as mobile computing moves into wearables. What's next, beyond the app?<p>Evernote is easily one of the "it" apps of recent years. But Phil Libin, the founder of the popular cross-platform note-taking system, says apps, in general, are not the …

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The Dead-Simple Esquire Fitness Program

A simple, if intimidating, workout plan created by Mark Merchant, co-owner of As One Fitness. Implement immediately. The GIFs should help.<p><i>Published in the April 2014 issue</i><p><b>Six days a week</b> for six weeks, you'll alternate between two series of exercises, increasing the amount of work you do each week. …

Report: The Cavs are a flaming mess

Luol Deng is reportedly disgusted with unprofessionalism, Dion Waiters reportedly kicked out practice.<p>The <i>New York Daily News</i> reports of more strife …

10 Ways to Pay Using Your Mobile Smartphone

<i>Jon Norris is a freelance content specialist for audience.io and writes for the Fueled blog. This post comes courtesy of Fueled, a mobile design and development company based in New York and London.</i><p>The mobile wallet dream may still be a way off for the average consumer, but a cashless and cardless …

Are iPads and tablets bad for young children?

Four small preschool children are sitting in a semi-circle around their teacher, in a large, bright room in a Georgian house in Bath. The nursery belongs to the Snapdragons chain, one of the first in the UK to offer iPads to its children soon after the tablet was launched in April 2010. The shelves …

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THEY’RE HERE!!!<p>The SQR Collection by Kuivr<p>We first want to thank all of you for support that you’ve given us over the past year. As many of you know, we were not funded during our kickstarter promotion in January, but we did not let that stop us.<p>We were determined to not only create sexy and truly luxurious wallets, using the best materials, but to also bring them to market without them costing hundreds of dollars as is the case with comparable products. We went back to the drawing board and we …

What Hitchens got wrong: Abolishing religion won’t fix anything

<b>Christopher Hitchens (Twelve Books)</b><p>Hitchens believed atheism would end world conflict. But the world’s wars are about politics, not religion<p>Sean McElwee<p>December 7, 2013 12:30pm (UTC)<p>Religion has once again become the “opiate of the people.” But this time, instead of seducing the proletariat into …

Memo to Obama: Don’t be afraid of “redistribution”

<b>US President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at the Apollo Theatre in New York on 19 January 2012. (Jewel Samad)</b><p>The right shudders at the thought, but soon low-wage workers won’t have enough money to keep the economy going<p>Robert Reich<p>December 7, 2013 2:00pm (UTC)<p>The President’s speech …

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 …

How General Motors Was Really Saved: The Untold True Story Of The Most Important Bankruptcy In U.S. History

<i>Editor’s Note: Lots of people–including President Obama–have trumpeted their role in the success of the government-backed turnaround plan that saved General Motors, the most important industrial company in the history of the United States.</i><p><i>But on the fifth anniversary of the crisis, Forbes presents</i> …

This 28-Year-Old Built A $3 Million Business In 10 Months Thanks To Instagram, He Says

"I tried it and I lost 8 pounds in two weeks. I asked him is this legal? If so let's mass produce it," Lal told Business Insider.<p>Lal had a credit card with a $5,000 limit, and Dimarco had a credit card, too, and off they went to bottle the supplement now named Shredz.<p>By the start of 2013, he was …

There may now be more billionaires in Africa than in Latin America

It appears that there are far more super-wealthy Africans than anyone realized.<p>According to Venture magazine’s list of the richest people in Africa, released today (Oct. 7), the continent is now home to 55 billionaires worth an estimated $143.88 billion altogether. The magazine says its list is …

Emerging Markets

5 Lessons in Luxury Car Design From the Guys Who Park Them

Google<p>“On a hot summer day, after getting in a high-end Lexus, I felt a sensation similar to peeing my pants. I looked down and noticed that the seat had little holes, blowing cool air up from below.” It was just another day for Ben Nesvig, who valet-parked cars in Minneapolis for over eight …

What's the Best Age to Start a Business?

A discussion on Quora debates the optimal age for starting a company--and it's not 25.<p>When should you start a company? It's an ongoing debate with two pretty clear sides: the wisdom of age versus the prime of our lives.<p>In a recent thread on Quora, the question attracted a lot of attention, thanks …

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The Terrifying Search Engine That Finds Internet-Connected Cameras, Traffic Lights, Medical Devices, Baby Monitors And Power Plants

Marc Gilbert got a horrible surprise from a stranger on his 34th birthday in August. After the celebration had died down, the Houston resident heard an unfamiliar voice coming from his daughter’s room; the person was telling his sleeping 2-year-old, “Wake up, you little slut.” When Gilbert rushed …

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone everywhere. To drive home this point, I give you exhibit A: Earlier this week, Facebook came under fire when it was revealed that the data of more than 50 million …

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150 Million People Have Decided That Standard Web Browsers Aren't Safe Enough

When FORBES last spoke to AnchorFree in August 2012, CEO David Gorodyansky put forth a modest goal for his 7 year-old company: “We want to be the way the whole world browses the Web,” he boasted. In the last year, the company’s trajectory has matched its lofty ambitions. A year ago 70 million …

Lindsey Vonn shares TMI on Tiger Woods

Aug 29,2013<p>In an otherwise fluffy interview with <i>People</i>, Lindsey Vonn dropped a truth bomb about Tiger Woods that hits at the very core of TMI.<p>“There’s really nothing about him that bothers me. He doesn’t even leave the seat up! It’s awesome.”<p>Oh really, there’s <i>nothing</i> about Tiger Woods that bothers …

Mainstreaming Green: Motel 6 Gets LEED Certification

LEED certification: it isn’t just for high-end apartment buildings, giant office complexes, and swanky hotels. Motel 6–yes, the famously low-rent motel chain we all know and love–expects to get Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for its newest franchise, located Northlake, …

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Big data is a bubble? Don’t tell that to these guys

There has been some talk lately that big data is a bubble — that it has been overhyped, oversold and over-invested. I don’t think that’s the case, …

The Devil’s Drug: The True Story of Meth in New Mexico

In anticipation of the new season of Breaking Bad, Nick Romeo travels to New Mexico to separate fact from fiction about the meth trade in New Mexico. …

The Blurred Lines Of Copyright Law: Robin Thicke v. Marvin Gaye's Estate

The composers of the hit song “Blurred Lines”, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris, Jr. (a/k/a T.I.), have commenced a lawsuit against Marvin Gaye’s family, as owners of Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up”, and Bridgeport Music, as owner of Funkadelic’s “Sexy Ways”. The complaint is for …

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Werner Herzog On His Devastating Anti-Texting-And-Driving Doc

Werner Herzog applied his legendary eye to a very particular piece of brand content–an anti-texting-and-driving documentary from AT&T and BBDO that takes a heartbreaking look at vehicular tragedy from the perspective of victims and perpetrators.<p>If you had to make a list of filmmakers who are …

How The $1.2 Trillion College Debt Crisis Is Crippling Students, Parents And The Economy

<b>Total Student Loan Debt: $1 Trillion</b><p>Two-thirds, that’s right, two-thirds of students graduating from American colleges and universities are graduating with some level of debt. How much? According to The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) Project on Student Debt, the average borrower …

Less Than A Third Of Top CEOs Are On Social Media

Warren Buffett has only tweeted twice since May 2, but he already has 542,000 followers. The first tweet simply said “Warren is in the house.” The second tweet, also on May 2: “Read my new essay on why women are key to America’s prosperity: http://cnnmon.ie/18eXfik .” Just two short tweets and he …

The Real Victims Of New Debit Swipe Fee Rules? Consumers, Not Banks

There’s a lot at stake for big banks in the battle over swipe fees but the big loser will be consumers.<p>A judge yesterday rejected a Federal Reserve rule about the amount of money banks can take from merchants each time consumers swipe their debit cards.<p>The Fed’s 2011 rule said banks could collect …