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How to Kill Your To-Do List

Have you gotten good at organizing your tasks in a to-do list, but have trouble actually executing them? You’re not alone.<p>Getting things on your …

21.3 Million Reasons You Need To Beef Up Your Cybersecurity

Data breaches have compromised more than 20 million Californians' personal information in the past two years, with about a third of the breaches aimed at small businesses. Find out how to protect your customers.<p>Data breaches at large companies like Target and Nieman Marcus make headlines. But with …

$20 billion and an ousted whistleblower threaten Nigeria’s fragile, carefully crafted success story

Nigeria’s soaring economy has met its match: old-style politics.<p>On Feb. 20, president Goodluck Jonathan suspended central bank governor Lamido Sanusi amid the latter’s claims that $20 billion in revenue was missing from the state oil corporation. The move sparked widening bond spreads and tumbling …

Facebook's Zuckerberg tops list of America's 50 biggest donors - Feb. 10, 2014

Mark Zuckerberg's $1 billion donation represented roughly 13% of the money given by the nation's top 50 donors last year.<p>NEW YORK (CNNMoney)<p>From Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to a "secret millionaire," the country's 50 biggest donors were far more generous last year.<p>This crew donated a total of $7.7 …

Nutella should be worried about Hershey’s new hazelnut spread

Chocolate spreads are on their way to becoming a pantry staple for Americans, and The Hershey Company isn’t about to miss out. The US-based chocolate maker recently started its own line of Nutella-like chocolate spreads, called Hershey’s Spreads. The spreads come in three flavors: chocolate, …

Microsoft’s Bill Gates “Steps Up” To New Role As Technology Advisor: Was He Pushed Or Did He Jump?

Along with the news today that Satya Nadella will be the next CEO of Microsoft, another big change in the executive ranks: Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder, is leaving his role as chairman of the board and is taking a new role as “Founder and Technology Advisor”. Microsoft terms the change as a …

Inside Satya Nadella’s CEO Comp Package From Microsoft

Through a filing, Microsoft has revealed the compensation package for its new CEO. In short, Satya Nadella is buying all the beers for the next few years.<p>In numerical terms, Nadella will pick up a $1.2 million yearly cash salary, with installments doled out twice monthly. Nadella is also eligible …

Samsung announces availability for 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro and new Tab Pro tablets

Samsung introduced its new line of Galaxy tablets back at CES, but it’s getting around to availability and pricing information only now. The new line …

Adobe Photoshop Veteran John Nack Moves To Google To Work On Digital Photo Team

Adobe’s John Nack is leaving the company after 14 years to work at Google. Nack was on the Photoshop team for 8 years, working on features like Camera Raw, Smart Objects and Adobe Bridge. He’s been acting as Principal Product Manager at Adobe since then, focusing on its mobile app efforts like …

Bob Diamond reveals banking plan for Africa

Ex-Barclays chief closes in on target as parttners put in $20m of own wealth<p>Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the governor of Nigeria’s central bank, is very clear on what the African continent needs if it is finally to take its place among the emerging-market powerhouses. Roads, power, broadband and a way for …

This company says its technology could have detected Snowden’s intrusions

Government servants are hardly the best paid employees in the world, even if they are spies. But the older ones do have pensions of the sort most young people could never imagine. So why would a 30-year veteran of Britain’s secret service, with a “gold-plated” pension to look forward to, leave his …

Why Staying Small Is Better for Your Sanity and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>A roundup of the best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>For many people, entrepreneurship doesn't mean building the next billion-dollar company; it means independence, the freedom to chart their own course. Nina Interlandi Bell quit …

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

Does streaming music make Amazon Prime’s $99 price tag worth it?

It’s music to some users’ ears: Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, -0.64% is launching a streaming music service that’s free for Prime users. But does this make …

Amazon gets stung after results fall short of expectations

Report: Amazon Developing Way for Stores to Use Kindle at Checkout

As soon as this summer, digital authority Amazon may be eyeing an unexpected push into the brick-and-mortar retail realm. According to reports, the company intends to employ its famed line of Kindle e-readers for a checkout system within physical stores -- “where more than 90% of commerce is still …

Articles about 8 light filled rooms we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

DWELL Your Rooms We Love OFFICIAL COMPETITION...<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>Las Vegas designer Logan …

Xbox One S review

Three years after the release of the original Xbox One, Microsoft released an updated version of the console, the Xbox One S, which has now become …

An Economist Explains Why Wage Growth Is Poised To Take Off

Capital Economics' Paul Ashworth is taking the view that wage growth is about to pick up.<p>In a new research note, Ashworth argues that "the current rates of wage and price inflation may be unusually low, but we are becoming increasingly concerned that the dwindling slack in the labor market will …

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Coffee vs. Beer: Which Drink Makes You More Creative?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.<p>When this happens, …

Microsoft Creates A 20-Gigapixel “Where’s Waldo?” Of Seattle

With Gigapixel ArtZoom, you can explore a panorama of Seattle, searching for the artists, performers, and eccentrics who give the city its vibrant life.<p>On a blustery day in October last year, a team of computer vision scientists from the Microsoft Research Interactive Visual Media Group huddled …

China's official crackdown on graft brings a happy New Year – for sharks

BEIJING – As China prepares to celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Horse, conservationists are hoping it may also turn out to be the Year of the Shark.<p>The predator seems to be getting a break thanks to the most unexpected of reasons – the Chinese Communist Party’s crackdown on …

On the Red Couch with Author Margaret Atwood

Inside Flipboard / September 19, 2013<p>The Guardian calls the writer Margaret Atwood “literature’s digital doyenne.” The author of more than 40 books …

Flipboard For Corporate Teams

Inside Flipboard / October 1, 2013<p>In this week’s Flipboard for You series, we explore how corporate teams can use Flipboard to keep up with company …

As Windows XP Fades Away, Will Its Users Stick With Microsoft?

Windows XP may have been largely developed in a different millennium, but it's not going into retirement without a fight.<p>Even as Microsoft promotes Windows 8, its latest operating system, Windows XP is still the second-most used OS on nonmobile computers, according to Net Applications web …

Amazon Sets The Standard For Shopper Security While Target Struggles

When we released our predictions for Holiday Winners and Losers in November, Target was poised for a “win” in a not-so-robust, hyper-competitive season of shopping. With a nice mix of heavy-spending Gen X-ers as well as a base of those covetable Millennials, Target made an attractive value …

How Millennials Are Shaping The Future Of Business Travel

A new generation of business travelers is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with. Millennials, the generation of tech savvy digital natives currently in their twenties and early thirties, will account for nearly half of the workforce by 2020, bringing with them vastly different travel habits …