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Selling Through Customer Service: Turn Customers into Evangelists

<i>John-Paul Narowski is the founder of</i> <i>karmaCRM</i><i>, a simple Web-based CRM software focused on small businesses.</i><p>The days of high-pressured sales pitches by suave looking salespeople are over. You can thank the Internet for that. Nowadays, sales competition is fierce across industries, and a popular way …

Forget “Cheap”, The iPhone 5c Is Clearly The iPhone Jony Ive Wanted For iOS 7

The “c” in the iPhone 5c title doesn’t stand for “cheap”. It stands for “clueless”.<p>As in, we were all clueless in our speculation on Apple’s motivations for creating this device.<p>(Okay, it actually seems to stand for “color”, but humor me.)<p>After sitting through Apple’s unveiling today and more …

How Apple Ships Millions of iPhones for Simultaneous Delivery

Apple's operations department is currently overseeing the shipment of millions of iPhones to nine countries around the world for a launch event on September 20. The iPhone 5c and 5s will go on sale simultaneously in the U.S., Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, and the</i> …

Japan's Levitating Train Hits 310 MPH in Trials

It's currently the world's longest and fastest stretch of maglev train, reaching speeds as high as 310 mph in a demonstration last week. But Japan's …

ANALYST: Samsung Is Going To Lose Its Top Spot In China

In a note on the Chinese smart phone market Zhang writes:<p>In China, a $300-$400 price range is considered the middle-range smartphone market, compared with the high-end market segment which is dominated by Apple, Samsung, Sony and other foreign brands. Local brands such as Xiaomi, Lenovo, Huawei, …

Mobile

Xbox One video leak offers a closer look at the next-gen dashboard

Microsoft has provided some glimpses of the Xbox One dashboard, but the company still hasn't shown it fully to the public. One particular YouTube user, Jackson Carter, has posted a two minute video of the Xbox One console, controller, and dashboard. The shaky cam overview provides one of the first …

Telus to bring Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear to Canada on October 4th

Canadians won't have to wait much longer than their American counterparts to get their hands on the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear. Telus sends word that it will carry both Samsung devices on October 4th, just a few days after AT&T gets its turn at the Note 3. The carrier doesn't yet have pricing. …

NSA can reportedly tap smartphone users' data

Intelligence-gathering agency has created working groups to access contacts lists, SMS, and user location on the three most popular mobile platforms, according to classified documents viewed by Spiegel.<p>The National Security Agency has the ability to access user data on three of the most popular …

Surveillance

Lines forming at Apple Stores in advance of iPhone launch

Weeks before an iPhone 5S will likely be available at Apple Stores, lines have already been spotted, with some fans willing to go the distance, no matter what.<p>It would seem that the rumors of Apple's demise (including a few spread by myself) could be a bit premature. That is, if the lines seen at a …

Apple Store

Road & Track: A High

Inside Flipboard / July 2, 2013<p>Car magazines are a lot like the subject they cover: This year’s models often look shiny and new, but true classics …

The Week in Review: Lords, Ladies and Royal Babies

Inside Flipboard / July 26, 2013<p>There was one man in the news this week who took the media by storm—and he’s only a couple of days old. George …

Why Cambodian garment workers are striking more this year than any in the past decade

From January through July of this year, Cambodia saw an average of two to three garment industry strikes a week, adding up to more strikes in those seven months than in entire years in the recent past.<p>Just today, some 4,000 workers marched on the capital to protest against SL Garment Processing, a …

Clothing

This week in tech stock: All press is good press for Samsung, Facebook

Not to toot or own horn, but we’re gonna toot our own horn for a minute: As this week dawned we broke a huge story revealing Samsung’s latest gadget several days ahead of its launch.<p>Samsung was naturally not too happy with us (or our source) in the aftermath, but the company ended up getting a huge …

More Good News For China's Economy

Trade growth picked up again in August with exports rising 7.2% on the year in August, up from 5.1% in July and beating expectations for 5.5%.<p>Export growth to the U.S. climbed to 6.1% from 5.3% in July. And exports to EU rose 2.5%, after increasing 2.8% in July.<p>Import data missed expectations …

Exports

Roman Catholic clergy are urged to start preaching in support of immigration reform at Sunday Mass.

Catholic Church getting more aggressive on immigration reform<p>Starting at Sunday Mass, clergy nationwide are urged to address immigration and to encourage congregants to contact their members of Congress.<p>September 07, 2013|By Cindy Carcamo<p>Roman Catholics from Los Angeles and Orange counties march …