Lee Mann

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Serious Lessons From Comedian Chris Tucker's $14 Million IRS Bill

Comedian Chris Tucker is witty, but it is hard to outwit the IRS when it moves to collect on a huge tax bill. The funny man was reportedly hit with a new lien adding $2.5 million to a previous $12 million, suggesting that Mr. Tucker ran up additional back taxes for 7 years totaling $14,068,047.50. …

Google Acquires Titan Aerospace, The Drone Company Pursued By Facebook

Google has acquired Titan Aerospace, the drone startup that makes high-flying robots which was previously scoped by Facebook as a potential acquisition target (as first reported by TechCrunch), the WSJ reports. The details of the purchase weren’t disclosed, but the deal comes after Facebook …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

A First Look At How Beats Music Plans to Take on Spotify, Google, and Apple

The launch also marks Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers’s year at the company.<p>Near the end of the workday Friday, an office manager at a startup in San Francisco’s industrial Potrero Hill neighborhood scurried to grab a chilled bottle of sparkling wine. The company was commemorating its App Store …

What Has the Titan Supercomputer Been Up To Lately? You Won't Believe It.

Twice a year, the bit-crunching community stands up and takes notice of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. That’s when the semiannual Top 500 …

E.coli

Social Selling: What it is, Why You Should Care, and How to Do It Right

Share<p>Social selling: by now you’ve certainly heard of it, but you may not be entirely sure what it means. Is it the same as social media marketing? …

Selling

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Elon Musk

Ten Things I Wish I'd Have Known Before I Started Selling

• <b>It’s about creating value</b>. I resisted selling early in my life because I believed salespeople took advantage of other people. I thought that they …

What Separates the Top 13% of Salespeople From the Bottom 87% | The Sales Insider

Mike Bosworth<p>What separates your top salespeople from their less-successful peers?<p>It’s one of the most puzzling — and crucial — questions for today’s …

The Incredibly Clever Way Thieves Stole 40 Million Credit Cards From 2,000 Target Stores In A 'Black Friday' Sting

You may not like the fact that these hackers pulled off such a massive — and massively inconvenient — sting.<p>But you've got to admire their ingenuity.<p>First, note that the hack did <i>not</i> go through Target.com, the retailer's online website. If you shopped online at Target, your credit card info is …

North Korea threatens to attack South - by fax

Pyongyang sends fax threatening to attack South Korea without warning after leader's photo is set on fire during anti-Pyongyang rallies in Seoul<p><b>North Korea</b> has threatened to attack South Korea "without notice" in response to anti-Pyongyang rallies on the anniversary of the death of its former …

The World's Newest Island, Niijima

How To Have A More Successful Career In 2014

It’s a new year and a brand new opportunity to achieve the goals you have intended to over the years. In order to make your goals a reality, it’s time to gain a renewed momentum and motivation in your work life.<p>Why change your habits in 2014? For starters, success brings more money, more career …

Stop Selling and Start Marketing

<i>This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers pick one big idea that will shape 2014.</i> <i>See all the ideas here.</i><p>If you’re the leader of a …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

How Walmart's Low Wages Cost All Americans, Not Just Its Workers

<b>Bloomberg View:</b> Yesterday, we looked at the benefit to McDonald's of having its workers subsidized by state and federal aid. Today, its Wal-Mart’s turn. Recall our discussion last month on the related subject of "How McDonald's and Wal-Mart Became Welfare Queens." We learned that employees of these …

The Man Who Duped Millionaires Into Paying Big Bucks For Fake Wine

He was the man with "the nose of a blood hound," as one wine critic once put it.<p>Rudy Kurniawan was once the toast of the fine-wine world, renowned for his ability to find some of the rarest — and priciest — wines in the world.<p>He was also, prosecutors alleged, a fraud who duped some of the country's …

Earth Singing, The Most Surprising Sound Of 2013

It’s Christmas, so a little less of the serious business, a little more pleasure. If you are looking for an awesome video to send to a friend over the Christmas period, then this one has to be up there. It will surprise you and it will probably make you feel good too.<p>A couple of years ago I used …

Seeking To Expand Beyond Languages, Rosetta Stone Looks To Brain Training

Rosetta Stone has been trying to move beyond its traditional language learning scope this year, and the latest example of this is its purchase of Vivity Labs Inc. for $12 million.<p>Vivity makes the Fit Brains Trainer app and a variety of similar products. The app is, according to the press release …

Europe's billion-pixel camera blasts into space to snap the galaxy

When thinking about powerful cameras, most gadget nuts would be happy with a Lumia 1020 or a 5D Mark III, but neither of those can match what's just left the planet. The European Space Agency has launched the Gaia satellite with a mission to photograph and map the galaxy surrounding us with an …

The Washington Post Is Hacked Again, and Again China Is Suspected

Hackers, possibly based in China, have attacked the computing systems of the Washington Post again, for the third time in as many years, the paper …

Wall Street

How to steal Bitcoin in three easy steps

Earlier this month, someone pulled off the largest heist in the history of Bitcoin, the virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet. The illegal drug bazaar Sheep Marketplace was plundered, either by hackers or insiders, and about $100 million worth of the currency was stolen from …

IBM’s personalized e-learning project knocks off one of its 5in5 predictions

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>On Monday, IBM, as part of its annual 5 in 5 extravaganza, predicted that cloud-based cognitive technology would personalize …

Atheer and Meta Want You to Touch Your Apps in Midair

Touchscreens have become <i>so</i> 2007, the wearable computing crowd chants. The next big thing for how we interact with our technology, they say, might be …

Apps

Edward Snowden, The Dark Prophet

To avoid surveillance, the first four Americans to visit Edward Snowden in Moscow carried no cell phones or laptops. They flew coach on Delta from …

“100mph Bike”

<b>May 09.13 – “100mph bike”</b><p>The 100mph bike, speed bike or any one of the working titles that has been used for this project by the people involved. Its …

Counseling

Killer Tips to Master Social Selling: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Your Blog

<b>79% of salespeople who use Social Media as a selling tool outperform those who don’t.</b><p>Imagine all the business you could be enjoying if front-line …

Marketing

If You Want To Be A Sucessful Entrepreneur, Start Here

Invariably, when I talk to people about why everyone will need to become an entrepreneur–or at the very least master entrepreneurial thought and action—people immediately have questions such as:<p>What specific things will I need to know;<br>• How important are my networking efforts going to be and<br>• How am I …

The Millennial Startup Revolution

Never has starting a business been so hip. Wary of our stressed-out, corporate-ladder climbing parents, over half of millennials would like to start a business. Many of those aged 18-34 are eager to take the leap with one poll showing that one in five of millennials plan to quit their day job to …