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37 Books With Plot Twists That Will Blow Your Mind

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Books

Ikea Acknowledges It Forgot The Internet

As growth slows, Ikea’s executives admit it’s time to go online.<p>If you’ve ever found Ikea’s website too clunky, or its $99 truck delivery highway robbery next to Overstock or Amazon Prime, you aren’t alone. Once a retail revolution, Ikea’s pine- and umlaut-laden megastores have begun to see their …

Five Social Media Predictions for 2015

As we kick off the New Year, here are five trends in social media that are worth paying attention to, (as discussed on Jan 5, 2015 at the CES Digital Hollywood panel I moderated):<p><b>1) Technology Trumps Segmentation</b><p>In 2015, segmentation will become 'old school', in lieu of technology that gets to know …

Five Digital-Marketing Predictions That Fizzled In 2014

’Tis the season to wax poetic about the year we are leaving behind and to make grandiose predictions about the year ahead. While I enjoy these endeavors as much as anyone, isn’t it a lot more fun to analyze the projections that went bust?<p>Last January, there was a blizzard of buzz about digital …

Why Online Retailers Are Starting to Care About Your Feelings

When I was growing up in suburban Cleveland, the mall was everything. It was where I hung out with friends, earned my first paycheck, and exercised my newfound independence. Now that mall is practically empty. Storefronts are vacant. You can hear the footsteps of the few shoppers echo down the hall.<p>…

This is your future smart home — and no, it doesn't look like 'The Jetsons'

LAS VEGAS — In just a few years, you'll awake in the morning to the sound of your alarm, and the hidden sensors in the room will know you're getting …

Smart Homes

The 10 Things You Need To Know In Advertising Today

<b>1. Team Bieber says Justin Bieber is just as buff and well-endowed as he looks in the new Calvin Klein ads.</b> A pop music website had obtained an alleged pre-Photoshop photo of the shoot, but has since apologized, removed the image and published a retraction.<p><b>2. McDonald's released a new brand</b> …

A Community of Startup Founders Grows on Slack

Although it’s primarily a workplace collaboration tool, Slack is becoming a popular platform for wider communities, too.<p>For example, #Nomads has received attention for connecting digitally minded people visiting unfamiliar cities. #Startup, meanwhile, is a growing platform for startup founders who …

Startups

Voici comment a été recruté le 5ème salarié d'Amazon

Le succès rencontré par le géant du commerce en ligne n'est pas le fruit du hasard, son créateur avait pensé à tout. Jusqu'à convaincre les salariés …

Amazon

Trois questions à poser systématiquement en entretien d'embauche

Même si vous êtes un recruteur expérimenté, interroger des candidats n'est pas une tâche aisée, en particulier parce que certaines personnes se …

Editors’ Picks: 10 Favorite Sources for Bargain Vintage Furniture

Here at Remodelista we’ve participated in our share of eBay auctions. We’ve also have been known to obsessively check the local Craigslist listings …

Furniture

Amazon and the "profitless business model" fallacy

Senior Managers Won’t Always Get Along

It’s virtually impossible to like everyone you meet. It’s even more unlikely that you will get along with everyone at work. People have different personalities, biases, values, ambitions, and interests, all of which affect the chemistry of their relationships. And if you throw in the pressures of …