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4 Reasons Roku Is Completely Disrupting Television

<b>Television is changing.</b> Instead of getting content through traditional cable or satellite services, consumers are “cutting the cord” and streaming shows, movies and games directly to their television set from the internet. One company, Roku, is helping to lead this charge by providing customers …

Sling TV

Data shows people want serious long-form content — and brands need to take note

You probably noticed the recent video that asked people whether they heard “Yanny” or “Laurel.” It would have been hard not to. That tiny piece of audio drove more than 10 million views, inspired countless memes, created conflict between friends, and even re-surfaced the Greek composer Yanni for a …

Marketing

Project-based Learning: Are You Focused on the Project or the Learning?

As the Gallup poll and countless others have pointed out, many of our students are increasingly less engaged in their own education. Much of this is …

Pedagogy

How This Teacher Left The Classroom And Built A 7-Figure Coaching Business

How many times do you think the average person changes roles during a lifetime?<p>According to a study about baby boomers and their careers conducted by the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979, they found that young baby boomers held an average of 11.7 jobs from ages 18 to 48.<p>Even today, …

Entrepreneurship

A Walmart executive who sold his first startup for $6 million, 2nd for $550 million, and 3rd for $3 billion, reveals how he became wildly successful

• <b>Marc Lore is the president and CEO of Walmart eCommerce in the US.</b>• <b><br>He founded Quidsi and sold it to Amazon in 2011 for over $500 million. Then he founded Jet.com and sold that to Walmart in 2016 for $3 billion and stock. His first startup was acquired for $6 million.</b>• <b><br>Lore says radical transparency,</b> …

Startups

4 Technology Trends That Will Transform Our World in 2018

Predicting the future requires hubris, and it should therefore be met with more than a terabyte of skepticism. In past years, I’ve made some calls …

Bots

Do You Really Know What Bitcoin Is?

<i>What to know about the crypto-craze before it implodes.</i><p>Maybe it was those stories you heard — Lamborghinis and second mortgages, fortunes made and …

Bitcoin

30 of the best Android apps of 2017

2017 saw a nice bunch of useful and inventive apps hit the Play store, and a number of our older favorites got some notable updates too.<p>We’ve rounded up 30 of our favorites from our testing through the year – scroll through our list, find your must-haves and be sure to let us know which ones you’re …

33 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Google Photos Could Do

Google’s photo-organizing service offers plenty of powerful possibilities beyond its widely known basics. Ready to take your image library to the next level?<p>With its seamless cloud storage, platform-agnostic syncing, and simple options for sharing, Google Photos has shown that managing even a …

Eight Ways To Transform Your Company's Innovation Culture

With the world changing rapidly most corporate executives are starting to feel the pressure. There is a realization that beyond cost-cutting and operational efficiency, companies must also invest in developing their innovation pipeline. At the beginning, corporate leaders often reach for easy …

Innovation

We Are Now 'Uber's Children.' Here's What it Means for Your Business

If we see something is possible in one category, we don't understand why we can't get it somewhere else.<p>We want what we want now. And we're used to getting it. We are Uber's children--we've been trained to have everything on our terms, and have it instantly, for free, thanks to the ride-sharing …

Medium – Read, write and share stories that matter

What Nobody Tells You About Taking VC Money

You don't need venture capitalists to make it; all you need is an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong grasp of your goals.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With worldwide venture capital activity for 2016 down by 24 percent -- and total deal funding down from $141 billion …

Venture Capital

Mossberg: TV is changing, but not fast enough

What I learned at Code Media<p>In August 2011, Steve Jobs, the tech icon who disrupted a string of traditional industries, called me and told me he thought he’d figured out a way to revolutionize TV. He invited me to come see it at Apple in a few months, but he died just six weeks later and that …

Here's Why You Should Think Twice About Listening to Business Gurus

There's no one-size-fits-all approach to innovation.<p>One of the hardest things for business is to innovate consistently, year after year and decade after decade. Take a look at any industry at any point in time and you'll find one company that seems to find one company that seems to have hit on a …

Trump to nominate ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of State

After more than a month of speculation, President-elect Donald Trump has selected ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of State nominee and will make the announcement on Tuesday.<p>A person familiar with the selection confirmed, speaking on condition of anonymity pending Trump's …

Donald Trump

20 smart ways to save electricity

Moment's lenses work with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus but require a special mounting plate

The iPhone 7 is all about the camera. You knew that. But maybe you need more than the iPhone 7 Plus's dual cameras to capture a perfect photo. Moment announced today that its lenses now officially work with the iPhone 7, even with the 7 Plus’s dual cameras, though the lenses only cover the …

A tiny USB stick can tell you how much HIV is in your blood

Just don't try to put photos on it<p>Rapid, at-home HIV tests aren't new: OraQuick, which was released with much fanfare in 2012, provides reasonably accurate results using an oral swab in just 20 minutes. That product allows those who might not otherwise get tested for HIV—because of stigma or lack …

Smoking Causes Cancer, And Now We Know How

That cigarette smoke — a deadly cocktail of over 70 known carcinogens — can have a deleterious effect on human health is nothing to write home about. …

11 killer Android features you are not using, but should

Android is stacked with so many tools and configuration options, we often overlook some of its most useful features. Sometimes they’re hiding in …

Android News

8 Metabolism Secrets That Help You Blast Calories

Discover how to torch more calories every day and boost your metabolism in this complete guide to your body's fat-burning engine.

Here’s What A Perfect 30-Minute Workout Looks Like

When life gets insanely busy (y'know, as life does), even an hour-long workout can seem like a luxury that you just don't have the time for. But even …

The 8 Questions Every Website Visitor Wants Answered in 10 Seconds

Did you know that 55 percent of visitors spend less than 15 seconds on a website? Regardless of your industry, product, service, etc., you’re dealing …

Marketing

5 Clear Reasons Why You Need a Purpose Behind Your Marketing

Empower your employees and customers by giving them a purpose, or a reason, to stand behind your business.<p>Whether we recognize it or not, we as individuals seek meaning in our lives. People can unite around a single purpose and brands are beginning to understand the power of purpose-driven …

Experience Design: The Next Evolution Of Brand Development

Online expressions are influencing impressions. This is setting the stage for shared experiences to collectively shape how people view your brand, …

10 Marketing Tips from Father of Marketing David Ogilvy

Marketing ideology seems to change every ten years or so—unless you’re David Ogilvy, and your philosophy has lasted the better part of a …

5 Key Elements for an Effective B2C Mobile Marketing Strategy

The growth of mobile has been astronomical in recent years, and subsequently, brands need to focus on a mobile first mentality--perhaps more than ever. The majority of users, across all industries, tend to use mobile devices as their "go-to," primary device for searches, purchases, and social media.<p>…

Marketing

These Instagram Success Stories Might Just Prove That Traditional Marketing Is Dead

Is traditional marketing dead? As the web expands its ever-encompassing tentacles, and as long-standing mediums such as radio, television and print begin to fizzle out, while technologies such as social media and streaming video take their place, there’s an undeniable new reality setting in that’s …