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<b>SpotterRF Is The #1 Choice of Utilities Companies</b><p>SpotterRF Radar Security continues to grow as the preferred security surveillance solution for North …

Drones
Social Marketing

These companies have made every Fortune 500 list for 61 years

Allow us to introduce the Honorable 57. That's how many companies have achieved the impressive feat of making the Fortune 500 every year since the …

Markets

Wall Street's switching phones

Big banks are cutting out BlackBerrys.<p>The BlackBerry was once ubiquitous with dealmakers and senior bank execs, lauded for its impenetrable security. But no more.<p>Wall Street banks are looking to save big on everything from land-line voicemail to hardware and support costs that go along with …

Wall Street

Why New York’s fast food workers might not want a $15 minimum wage

The $15 per hour minimum wage is slowing sweeping the country. Seattle implemented it first; San Francisco and Los Angeles followed suit, and a …

Employment Law
Millennials

The 9-to-5 job is dying

If you want an income, or you're an employer looking for help, it may be time to scrap the idea of the traditional 9-to-5 arrangement.<p>For workers, it has become easier and less risky to go solo. Affordable health-insurance plans, which kept many workers shackled to traditional jobs, are more …

Employment

Pinterest announces 'buyable pins' so you can finally put your pinboards into your closet

Users can finally start buying things directly from Pinterest, the company announced at an event Tuesday morning.<p>They'll soon start seeing blue "Buy it" buttons next to certain "buyable" pins.<p>Clicking the button will offer more product images, color options, sizes where applicable, and the ability …

eCommerce

The 10 Most Important Things Google Announced Yesterday - Bloomberg

Google Inc. can't seem to resist the temptation to show programmers all its latest and greatest — and to keep adding to the pile every year.<p>Google …

Google

The fabulous life of Dr. Dre, one year after Apple acquired his company, Beats, for $3 billion

$300,000 Mannequin Saving Lives on the Battlefield

How do you prepare special forces medics for what they will face on the battlefield? At NATO Special Operations Headquarters they use advanced …

War

Taco Bell jumps on ‘natural’ ingredients bandwagon

• 1. To license Fortune articles, excerpts, or headlines for republication in various media (including books, eBooks, film, web, newsletters, …

Markets
Education

Here’s why media companies should pay attention to Snapchat

Not that long ago, Snapchat was just another hyped-up messaging app, like Whisper or Secret—a toy that children and twenty-somethings used to send …

Snapchat
Taylor Swift

'Shark Tank' investor Barbara Corcoran reveals the worst mistakes aspiring entrepreneurs make

Barbara Corcoran has invested in nearly 30 companies over the past six seasons of "Shark Tank."<p>In a new Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), Corcoran says that from her experience, the worst mistakes an entrepreneur can make are "pissing away money on patents and PR" and not being confident enough.<p>She …

Business Strategy

Why Target’s strategy to aim upscale is spot-on

Target (tgt) reported better first-quarter results than Walmart (wmt), showing that its effort to get its "Tar-zhay" aura back is working.<p>Since Brian …

Walmart
Markets

Give Silicon Valley a break

Silicon Valley is teeming with ill-mannered tech bros whose childhood participation trophies have led them to boast about how their mediocre startups …

Silicon Valley
The Workplace
Corporate Culture
Walmart

Spotify takes on YouTube, Snapchat with video content

Spotify announced on Wednesday a spate of updates to its music streaming app that take the company far beyond selling only music.<p>Called "Spotify …

You Tube

How Facebook overcame its disastrous IPO

From the technical glitches to the mobile guidance controversy, it would be difficult to characterize Facebook’s IPO, which occurred three years ago …

Facebook

Tim Cook's Reveal: What We've Learned About Apple's Private CEO - Bloomberg

As Tim Cook becomes more comfortable on center stage as Apple Inc.'s CEO, the public is starting to learn more about how past events shaped the …

Steve Jobs
Employment

2 of the smartest people at Google are worried about this one thing

Urs Hölzle started at Google in 1999 and helped build the massive computer systems that run the world's largest and most successful web company.<p>Now he's in charge of Google's push to open more of those computer systems to any other company that wants to use them — part of the bigger trend called …

Google

Why Nordstrom is the Amazon of department stores

Nordstrom and Amazon.com have a lot more in common than their hometown of Seattle.<p>Just like Amazon, Nordstrom has been spending big on technology, …

eCommerce