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Google+: Down but not out

<i>By Vishal Sankhla, Co-Founder of Viralheat</i><p>When Google+ was first released 2011, I was one of the many people who followed it blindly into the new frontier. “Google is a great company,” I thought. “This digital god and ruler of Internet can do no wrong!”<p>But as months rolled by, the hype died down …

Ara is a Motorola Project to Make Phones as Customizable as Android

If you thought Motorola and its Moto X Maker helped you customize a unique smartphone, then prepare for even more. The Google-owned company has just announced Ara, a hardware platform that is entirely open to customization — essentially letting tinkerers develop their own smartphones.<p>“We want to do …

The 10 Best Buys in 2014 Motorcycles

The colder weather might signal the end of the riding season in many parts of the country, but that's no reason to stop hunting for your next bike. Many of the 2014 motorcycles have already hit dealer lotsand there are plenty of bargains no matter w<p>The colder weather might signal the end of the …

Both sexes 'ogle' women, study finds

Women are just as likely to "ogle" other women's chests and waists as men, new study finds<p>It's not the greatest surprise that a scientific experiment found that men spend less time looking women in the eyes than they do ogling their waists and chests.<p>However, researchers also found that women do …

Samsung may launch wireless chargers that work from a distance by mid-2014

The development of wireless charging has been plagued so far by high-costs, immature technology, and competing standards.<p>Currently, industry players have grouped around two technologies, inductive magnetic charging and resonant inductive magnetic charging, but only the former has made it into …

Tech Trends

Wednesday recruiting tidbits

Junior receiver Jaelan Austin was one of the stand outs at Arkansas' Elite Prospect Camp.<p>Junior receiver Jaelan Austin said he plans to visit for the …

New iPads: Everything You Need to Know About Apple’s Next Tablets

It's been about three and a half years now since the first iPad was introduced. It may not seem that long ago, but when you consider that since that …

Associated Press News

Walmart to Get Stuck With Most of Food Stamp Shopping Spree

A couple of Louisiana Walmart stores will be stuck with most of the bill after food stamp recipients went on a colossal shopping spree when a power …

The World's Most Valuable Sports Brands 2013

The Forbes Fab 40 consists of the 10 most valuable sports brands in each of four categories–businesses, events, teams and athletes.<p>How do you place a value on a brand? This is SportsMoney. So we don’t use polls/surveys or complex formulas that exist in some black box. We use the most important …

Agile marketing: the 70:20:10 rule

<b>One of the characteristics of the modern marketer outlined in our recent Modern Marketing Manifesto is agility. The ability to be responsive and</b> …

Marketing

The End Of Advertising As We Know It–And What To Do Now

AKQA’s Rei Inamoto argues that the thing we call advertising is over and offers four guidelines for moving into the next era, when 365-day connection, people-focused stories, and business invention will be key.<p>“How are we supposed to judge a creative idea versus a product idea?”<p>This was a question …

Advertising

Emerging Media: Marketers, It's Time To Move

Executives who have been smart, willing and nimble for the last five years, this post is for you.<p>Let’s assume you are already building a social business, are a content marketing machine, have monetized your digital assets, have an engaged fan base, and are leveraging the 34 gigabytes of data each …

Top 10 Marketing Books of All Time | Inc.com

In previous posts, I've identified the best motivational books of all time and the best sales books of all time. Today, I've selected 10 books about marketing that I believe should be in every business library.<p>Some of these books explain how technology has changed the strategy and tactics of …

Marketing

At $140 Billion, Amazon Is Bigger Than Ever, Still Smaller Than Google and Apple

For the first time in its history, Amazon shares traded above $300 a piece this week. When Jeff Bezos took his company public in the spring of 1997, …

Market Capitalization

Michigan Man Clarence Van Dyken Reunited With Lost Wallet 54 Years Later (VIDEO)

Earlier this week, a Michigan man was reunited with a piece of his past, one he thought had been lost for good.<p>Clarence Van Dyken of Jenison, Mich., misplaced a genuine leather wallet back in 1959, according to Fox. Aron Schut, the new tenant of Van Dyken's former home, was in the process of …

'Pothole Robin Hood' Steals Asphalt, Fixes Potholes

A man dubbed the "pothole Robin Hood" is under police investigation for taking asphalt from the city of Jackson, Miss., and filling in potholes on …

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Razor Crazy Cart may be the coolest kid-size drift car money can buy

It might as well be a fact that if you want to get ahead in the world of motorsports, you need to start young. And since most toddlers can't see over the wheel or reach the pedals in an actual car, karts are the most logical option. Unfortunately, big league karts are not cheap.<p>Enter the Crazy …

Land Rover to decide soon on production Evoque Convertible

Ignoring the lessons learned from the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet, it appears Land Rover may be about to greenlight production of the Range Rover Evoque Convertible. At least, that's what Australian website <i>Car Advice</i> is saying.<p>The topic came up at a Land Rover executive meeting for the Asia …

Dodgers Reportedly Reworking TV Deal With Time Warner Cable

It appears that the Los Angeles Dodgers are about to lose $1 billion in future earnings.<p>The evaporating profits is the increase in the amount of money the team will have to share with Major League Baseball from its new $7 billion, 25-year television deal with Time Warner Cable, which begins next …

Deal Between ESPN And SEC Likely The Richest Ever

On the YES Network’s current Forbes SportsMoney show, media expert John Mansell discussed the media rights deal between ESPN and the SEC that was announced earlier this month.<p>The new deal begins in 2014 and is an extension of their current 2.25 billion, 15-year contract. Although financial terms …

Boston Celtics Owner Launches Sports Media Fund

Some really smart guys are betting that sports media content and rights are going to remain hot.<p>Wyc Grousbeck, the managing partner and CEO of the Boston Celtics since he and other investors paid $360 million for the storied NBA team in 2002, has launched a fund that will invest in sports media …

Numbers For Dodgers Do Not Add Up As Baseball Takes More Of Team's TV Money

The Los Angeles Dodgers are not going to be bailed out by their next television deal.<p>Owners Mark Walter, Stan Kasten, Peter Guber and Magic Johnson, whose group bought the team last May for $2 billion using $1.6 billion of debt and insurance company funds from Guggenheim, will need to rely on the …

The All New Ashton Kutcher Story!

Completely revised and updated for 2013!<p><i>Published in the March 2013 issue, on sale any day now</i><p><b>It is a plain,</b> sunny morning in Burbank, California, and Ashton Kutcher, ever in a cardigan, wearing one of those winter hats that sit on his head like a potato sack pulled back to the neck, is singing …

General Mills

Dodgers May Be In No Better Shape With Guggenheim Than They Were With McCourt

Here’s a step-by-step by-the-numbers on how Frank McCourt made a roughly $2 billion pretax profit (before attorney fees and paying former wife Jamie a $131 million settlement) from the Los Angeles Dodgers. In the video at the bottom of the post Sal Galatioto of GSP, Bob Lorenz and I discuss why the …

Ford's Smart Brakes Light Up Dashboard Of Car Behind You

The system would alert drivers even if they couldn't actually see the car ahead, preventing pileups.<p>Say you're taking a romantic, winding drive through the mountains. The car in front of you at some point might disappear around a corner. It might also encounter a family of adorable baby quail …