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How Light Can Be Used in Photography

Photography cannot exist without light. From the beginning of photography, the only element that had to be present for photography to exist was …

Apigee Launches Purchase-To-Payment API Platform

Apigee has a new platform for customers to manage API-driven business efforts that extends from purchase-to-payment of digital assets. The service is meant for organizations, such as telecommunications providers, that sell services delivered through an API.<p>Apigee has designed the platform so a …

How Google has been making Android a safer place since 2012

Last year in June, Google brought Android Jelly Bean 4.1 to the world. It was a wonderful day, too. It brought with it Project Butter, which spelled the end for lag for a lot of people. Android was running smoother and more complete than ever. Who’d have known that just a year later, we’d be …

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All Great Entrepreneurs Have This

Management skills don't make an entrepreneur great. Neither does access to capital or innovative thinking. It's something much more simple.<p>What makes an entrepreneur successful?<p>Some people believe it's the ability to innovate. However, many startups are refinements of existing business models or …

Smart UK hotel room will let you check in, control temperature, and order meals from your phone

The UK's biggest hotel chain is set to open a new line of budget city hotels that provide app-based check-ins and improved connectivity for people who pride location and design over space. Whitbread will open its first Premier Inn 'hub' in Covent Garden, London in the fall of 2014, compacting a …

Want to Start a Company? 5 Things to Consider First

Think you're ready to start up? Put yourself to the test. Check out the five crucial keys to knowing you'd be a great entrepreneur.<p>Andy Palmer has started at least five companies by my count--and I’d guess he has invested in dozens of others. Based on that experience, I’d consider him an expert …

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Ten Trends that will Impact your Mobile Strategy

Few would argue that over the past four or five years, mobility has changed the world. People live and communicate differently, at home and at work. …

The 10 Worst Communication Mistakes For Your Career

“How do you signal to the world you’re leadership material?” asks Sylvia Ann Hewlett, an economist and the founding president of the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) in New York. “You don’t get a shot at being a leader unless you signal right.”<p>According to a new year-long study of over 4,000 …

The Next $100 Billion Technology Market?

Just as we are getting our arms around terms like B2B and BYOD, the latest technology acronym emerges — M2M. And this one is big and getting bigger fast. For many of us, M2M (machine-to-machine) is a new concept, but you might be surprised to learn that it is already a $24B market and predicted to …

How to Get Out of a Rut: 19 Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets

<i>This post is part of Tech Cocktail’s “Psychological Guide to Starting Up,” bringing you insights on the psychological and emotional challenges of</i> …

New Research: Where the Talent Wars Are Hottest

Given the forecasts of uncertain global economic growth, we might expect companies to hold off from hiring new employees and to limit whatever international hiring they do to emerging markets. But our 2012 global survey of more than 1,000 corporate directors, conducted in partnership with …

I'm Planning To Start My Own Business, Why Bother With A College Degree?

I’ve heard this question in a number of forms, and there are more than a few articles dedicated to the subject of how valuable a college degree is for someone planning to start their own business. In full disclosure, I have two degrees, a B.S. in Molecular Biology from San Jose State University and …

Lean methodology: Building a product company with the lessons of Steve Blank & Eric Ries

We started Modify Watches in 2010, after graduating from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. During school, I had worked on a sustainability …

Can Apple continue to rule the mobile enterprise?

Zack Whittaker predicts more success ahead. Steve Ranger sees the tide turning.<p>Zack Whittaker<p>Yes<p>or<p>No<p>Steve Ranger<p>Best Argument: No<p>20%<p>80%<p>Audience …

5 Ways to Keep Employees Motivated

Step one? Be a good boss. Here are five things to start doing now.<p>A motivated employee is a valuable employee--and also among the toughest to find. According to a study conducted by Dale Carnegie Training, disengaged workers outnumber engaged workers by a pretty significant margin. Only 45 percent …

5 Ideas Apple Gleefully Stole From Google, Twitter, and Microsoft

If iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks look a bit familiar, well, there are at least five good reasons for that. Apple lifted them from other innovators, then made them slightly better.<p>Apple’s WWDC keynote was largely about catching up. Fix iCloud. Release a subscription music service. And ditch all the …

22 Crowdfunding Sites (and How To Choose Yours!)

It's not just Kickstarter anymore. Here's a road map.<p>Crowdfunding used to be pretty simple. Artists, inventors, and filmmakers posted their ideas, and funders chipped in a few bucks to make something happen. Kickstarter, the site that triggered the crowdfunding movement, was the cornerstone. In …

Facebook’s New Colocation And Image Recognition Patents Tease The Future Of Sharing

Facebook’s empire was built on photo tags and sharing, but it’s a grueling process many neglect. Luckily, new Facebook patents give it tech to continuously capture video whenever your camera is open, rank and surface the best images, and auto-tag them with people, places, and businesses. They tease …

Hello Doctor Helps Patients Navigate Complex Medical Conditions

<b>A missing link in the personal management of health information</b><p>I’m confused.<p>That’s one of the most important insights around patients and caregivers who find themselves lost in the complexities of healthcare. Ths is espically true when the condition is complex or confounded by multiple issues or …

Apple's New iPhone Software Is 'Polarizing,' Hears Plugged-In Apple Blogger John Gruber

While we think we know what to expect, plugged-in Apple blogger John Gruber says he's not sure what Apple has up its sleeve. He says this is the first time in years that he didn't really know what to expect from Apple.<p>On his WWDC-preview podcast, he said, "The one thing I keep hearing over and over …

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21 Quotes From Henry Ford On Business, Leadership And Life

I knew, before starting to write this post, what we all know about Henry Ford: founder of Ford MotorCompany, seminal proponent of mass production in the form of the assembly line, creator of the Model T and author of the tart line, “you can have it in any color you want, as long as it is black.” …