Michael J. Ermi

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Stephen Curry Responds to Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook's Defensive Criticism

Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is indifferent to what Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook think of his defense.<p>The Oklahoma City duo's comments came after Game 5. Westbrook scoffed when asked if Golden State's guard is an underrated defender, and Durant claimed Curry doesn't guard the …

Basketball

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: J.J. Abrams on fans, spoilers, puzzles, and the value of fear

In our zeal to make use every part of the luggabeast, we’ve reached the end of Entertainment Weekly’s preview of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>.<p>Of …

Star Wars

No excuses: Apps to get you in shape in no time

Too busy to work out? Think again. These apps will get you moving in just a few minutes a day.<p>New year, new you, right? Well, at least until life gets in the way. Don't let your busy schedule stymie your goals to get moving with these apps.<p>The hot new fitness trend is getting in a workout in a …

How iPhone health gadgets could change what 'see your doctor' means

Apple's Health app had a quiet rollout in late 2014, and months later many iOS users still aren't sure how the platform works on their new (or newly …

How To Use LinkedIn to Engage Your Entire Workforce

If you still think of LinkedIn as an online resume for job seekers, it’s time to get real and gain the competitive edge offered by this unparalleled branding resource. LinkedIn is one of your company’s most powerful tools for building relationships with key stakeholders while amplifying and …

Employee Engagement

Michael Fertik: online reputation is becoming more valuable than money or power

My Google search for “Michael Fertik” returns a page of uncommon order and serenity, like one of those Japanese gardens where the gravel has been diligently raked into perfect swirls. The first result is his personal website, then Wikipedia, Twitter and LinkedIn, followed by a couple of prestigious …

Google Search

Apple And IBM Seize The Mobile Moment To Energize Enterprise Software

Quick, what was the biggest tech story of 2014? According to mobile analyst Horace Dediu, it was the deal between Apple and IBM to collaborate on the next generation of enterprise apps. In his post Friday, Biggest News of 2014, Dediu writes, “this new union is profoundly important. It indicates and …

3 Lessons Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know To Achieve Lasting Success

An entrepreneur learns by doing, creating, failing, and eventually succeeding. Great entrepreneurs are elite athletes in their chosen field of play. They don’t need CEOs, organizational charts, or superfluous titles to score. They need a good team and a solid coach to break through their own …

The Das Keyboard 4 Is The Hacker’s Choice

One of the defining images of the cyberpunk movement of the 1980s and 90s was William Gibson’s cyberspace decks. Although never explicitly described, they seemed to be something like a self-contained keyboard with electrode leads hanging off and a sometimes unmarked keyboard that hackers used to …

6 Subtle Things Highly Productive People Do Every Day

<b>Know how many days a week you're actually productive?</b><p><b>About three:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be unproductive (U.S.: 45 hours a week; 16 hours are considered unproductive).<p>We could all be accomplishing a lot more — but then again, none of us …

SBA Loans Funded Faster Than A Speeding Bullet

OK, maybe not quite that fast, but faster than I’ve ever heard of. Last week I met Evan Singer of SmartBiz for the first time. Yes, they specialize in small business loans. Yes, they have SBA loans under $150,000 figured out down to a science. And yes, they are on the Lendio platform—but their …

PayPal Expands Its In-App Pay At Table And Order Ahead Services In UK

It’s still very early days for mobile payments, with the vast majority of consumers still not convinced that it really is a lot easier to pay for things using their phones instead of pulling out a payment card or even cash. But companies like PayPal continue to lay the groundwork with interesting …

Apple Designer Jonathan Ive on What's Next

'Hello. Thanks for Coming'<p>We use Jonathan Ive’s products to help us to eat, drink and sleep, to work, travel, relax, read, listen and watch, to shop, …

Google Wants To Bring Glass To Optometrists’ Offices, But No Partnership Yet

According to a Wall Street Journal report, Google is working with VSP Global to bring Glass to optometrists’ offices. We have learned from sources close to Google, however, that Glass does not currently have any partnership with VSP (yet). So while the two companies may be exchanging ideas, as the …

Scientist: Quantum physics can prove there's an afterlife

If there's a choice between an afterlife and nothing at all, I'd plump for the former.<p>It gives us a peculiar kind of hope that there is more. And, in America, we know that more is always better.<p>Discussions surrounding the afterlife tend to focus on belief. One scientist, however, is suggesting that …

Physics

Have Bitcoin To Burn? Next Stop Could Be The Farm

For food producers who sell directly to consumers, credit cards are both a blessing and a curse.<p>They're a way to do business with cashless customers, but 3 percent of every credit card sale is usually charged to the farmer as a transaction fee. That adds up in a high-volume, low-profit business …

E-Loan Specialist Wonga Buys BillPay, The PayPal Of Germany, To Move Deeper Into Payments

Wonga is a UK-based startup best known for its online payday loan services, but today the company made a move that could see it not only extending across to other markets in Europe but also into other services like payments: the company today is announcing the acquisition of BillPay, known as the …

The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

On the morning of Thursday, July 12, 2012, Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, still believed he was going to be named permanent CEO of the company.<p>He had just one meeting to go.<p>That meeting was a board meeting, to be held that day in a room on the second floor of Yahoo's Sunnyvale, Calif., …

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Aiming To Disrupt Payday Lending, a16z-Backed LendUp Now Offers Instant Online And Mobile Loans

Y Combinator-incubated LendUp launched in October with backing from Kleiner Perkins, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Kapor Capital and others, to bring a fresh solution to an old problem: You have to pay your bills now, but you don’t have the money to pay them. Rather than turn to predatory …

Bringing the Checkout Counter to You

Mobile payment services paired with smartphones and tablets are revolutionizing point-of-sale transactions.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but …

Hands-On With Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Zoom, The Smartphone With A 10x Optical Zoom Lens

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Zoom steers its Galaxy brand into slightly new territory, by creating a hybrid smartphone-cum-pocket-camera. Unlike pretty much every other cameraphone around, the Zoom has a 10x optical zoom lens protruding from its rear.<p>In short, it’s a phone with two faces: one pure Galaxy …

Intuit Buys Elastic Intelligence, Will Use Connection Cloud To Help SMEs Build Apps

Some consolidation in the area of cloud services for enterprises: Intuit, the business services company that targets SMEs, is buying Elastic Intelligence, creators of Connection Cloud, a product that helps SMEs create DIY cloud-based apps. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>Elastic …

Stripe’s Payments Payout Technology For Collaborative Consumption Startups Now Processing Up To $500K Per Day

A few weeks ago, payments startup Stripe made it significantly easier for collaborative consumption startups to take and process payments. The company’s new technology allowed for payments to be distributed to multiple bank accounts, which is an issue for startups like Lyft, which are attempting to …

iPad, Tablet Point-of-Sale Systems Gain Popularity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Version 3.0 of the cash register is the iPad.<p>First, merchants had that heavy metal piece of equipment that made a “ca-ching” noise when you opened the cash drawer sitting in their shops. Then, many business owners used an automatic …

[Infographic] How Small Business Owners Use Their Mobile Devices

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Build Vs. Buy: The MPOS Conundrum

Share Email<p>To build an MPOS solution, or to buy one: that is the question.<p>As retailers and merchants look to build out their unique mobile point of …

Where In The World Is Isis Wallet?

My, how time flies when you are having fun in the digital wallet space!<p>Since we all had such a great time together reminiscing about Google Wallet …

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