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The Spark of Imagination

<b>Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.</b><p>How do you bring things to life? You give them names. Histories. Motives and aspirations. This is the alchemy that drives every story about the act of playing god, turning a thing into a …

WWDC: how Apple won back our hearts

<b>"For a company that was never gone, Apple sure is back."</b> So tweeted technology entrepreneur Aaron Levie. Spoiler alert: on Monday at WWDC, Apple won …

Google X Announces Project Loon: Balloon-Powered Internet For Rural, Remote And Underserved Areas

Google X, the secretive lab behind projects like Google Glass and Google’s self-driving cars, announced its latest project today: balloon-powered Internet access for those areas of the earth where regular terrestrial Internet isn’t a good option. Earlier this week, Google started testing these …

Growing Your Business? Evaluate The Risks First

Sometimes business growth happens naturally. Other times, you have to take a big risk to make it happen. But how do you know if your risk will pay off?<p>We took a risk recently—after working from home for 10 years, my husband and I just opened a brick-and-mortar shop in an office building. I …

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 …

WhatsApp, Snapchat and the Real “Second Screen” — 10 Things You Missed at Day Two of Dive Into Mobile

Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.com<p>And that’s a wrap! After Monday’s half-day kickoff to <b>D: Dive Into Mobile — Global Edition</b>, Tuesday saw a full day of great …

Frustration Builds With Apple's Inconsistent Rules For App Developers

Usually, that wouldn't be a big deal. Apple removes apps from the store all the time.<p>But this case made headlines because AppGratis is an extremely popular service that a lot of people use to discover new apps for their iPhones.<p>AppGratis' iPhone app was especially useful because it curated a list …

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How Samsung Changed the Game on Apple

The iPad is now 3 years old. Hard to believe we’ve only had tablets such a short time, given how common they have become. It’s easy to forget that when launched almost all analysts thought the iPad was a toy that would be lucky to sell a few million units.<p>Apple blew away that prediction in just a …

Twitter Founders Move on to Their Next Big Thing

What do you work on after launching one of the largest social networks in the world? It took some time, but each of Twitter's three founders appear …

You’re Probably Wrong About How Others Really See You

You may think you already know how others view you — as a skilled communicator, or an incisive numbers guy, or a manager who always brings out the best in her team. But then again, you might be surprised. One modest, self-deprecating executive was shocked to learn, after engaging an executive coach …

Your Idea Is Worth Nothing: A Rant, Sparked By The Snapchat Lawsuit

Let’s say you come up with an idea. A lot of people say it’s a pretty great idea. Some people just say “cool” and hope you’ll stop talking. But two people think it’s more than a great idea. They think it’s such a great idea that they quit their jobs, forego salaries for a year, work 70-hour weeks, …

Is Complexity Ruining your Business?

Most CEO’s are well aware of the profit killers in their business: price wars, staff bloat, manufacturing cost blow outs and inefficient sales processes.<p>But few address a more subtle but often more dangerous profit attacker.<p>Complexity.<p>Complexity erodes profit margins by gradually increasing costs …