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Consider These 10 Strategies When Preparing to Grow Your Company

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startups go through three distinct phases early in their lifecycle: building the product, selling the product and growing into a sustainable company.<p>Preparing a company for growth requires taking concrete actions in evolving product and …

Management

Connecting with Customers In The Moment: How These Brands Nailed It

The following is a Best of 360Connext post.Customers live in the moment.There are many things we can do to create memorable moments for customers. …

Customer Experience

The Five Parts of Brand Storytelling to Include Every Time

Too often, we sit down at our computers and pump out crap. Why not focus on the five parts of brand storytelling and put a stop to all the crapThe …

Public Relations

Starbucks to deliver in 2015

Experts are scratching their heads wondering how Starbucks will possibly pull off delivery.<p>On Thursday, CEO Howard Schultz announced plans to offer limited food and beverage delivery in some markets in the second half of 2015. Although he gave no details -- and Starbucks officials are offering few …

HP teamed up with a fashion designer to make a stunning smartwatch

As beautiful as the look of the Moto 360 is, there are people who would prefer something that's styled more like a traditional watch. For this, the MB Chronowing, created by fashion designer Michael Bastian and engineered by HP, could be the perfect solution. The new wearable, which will be …

Hewlett-Packard's 3-D Printer Is Essentially a Replicator

The computing and printing giant wants nothing less than to transform industrial manufacturing.<p>When the computing and printing giant Hewlett-Packard announced its plans to enter the nascent market for 3-D printing earlier this week, it set the stakes by saying its technology could trigger a “new …

After Mass Protests, Hungary Gives Up On Internet Tax

Days after some 100,000 people took to the streets in protest, Hungary's government has given up on plans to tax Internet usage.<p>As we reported, opponents said the tax was the government's attempt to "create a digital iron curtain around Hungary."<p>The Wall Street Journal reports that today, Prime …

Why Taylor Swift's '1989' Could Be The Last Platinum Album Ever

Taylor Swift has unveiled quite a few surprises of late—moving from Nashville to New York, ditching the country format that elevated her to superstar status, and even trying her hand at rapping in new album <i>1989</i>.<p>“I like to look at albums as being sort of statements,” she told <i>Billboard</i>. “Visually, …

5 ways to get 400 hp or better for $20,000

Big power, econocar bucks.<p>We live in a world where 200 horsepower is economy-car fare, 300 horsepower is mildly interesting, and 400 horsepower is the minimum needed to command many enthusiasts' attention.<p>Big horsepower is affordable, too, if you know where to look. In the past decade, the world …

Ford Mustang

20 best Android apps and games this week

It’s time for our latest roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, this time from the last two weeks’ worth of releases on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, the prices provided in brackets are for the initial download only: when an app uses in-app purchases, this will be listed as (Free …

Wearing the Microsoft Band, the next big thing in fitness tracking

I've been wearing it for two hours, and I'm still acutely aware that it's there. This is the first and most unavoidable thing you should know about the Microsoft Band: it's big, and it's heavy. It's not an object with a strap, like a smartwatch or a Fitbit; there's technology in every part of this …

Apple reportedly starts storing Chinese iCloud data in China

Apple is now using China Telecom data centers to store the iCloud data of its Chinese customers, according to a statement the company gave to the …

Intel and SMS Audio Introduce Activity Tracking Earbuds

While everyone is clamoring to get something on our wrists, most don’t actually record biometric information from their skin contact. Intel and SMS Audio decided to do something different by engineering something we already use and it could make Intel a major playing in the wearable market.<p>“In the …

20 best Android apps and games this week

It’s time for our weekly roundup of the best new Android apps and games to have emerged on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, prices are correct at the time of writing, but may have changed by the time you read this. (Free + IAP) means in-app purchases are used within the app.<p>Want more apps? Browse …

The Frankenburger Is Coming Sooner Than You Think Thanks to Google

It has been one year since I took part in one of the most surreal and expensive taste tests in human history. No, I didn’t eat a black Périgord …

Which Apps Are Eating Your Battery? Normal Will Tell You.

Somewhere, somehow, maybe less than a year after I got the latest version of my iPhone, its battery would mysteriously deplete in about half a day.<p>I wasn’t really sure why. But now I can find out.<p>There’s a new app called ‘Normal’ out from a pair of Stanford Ph.Ds in computer science named Adam …

25 million Americans are ready to upgrade their iPhones

Apple is expected to unveil its new iPhone on Sept. 9, with sales likely to begin on Sept. 19. This is an important launch for Apple, which has seen its growth slow over the past year.<p>With high customer loyalty, Apple will rely on many existing iPhone owners to buy new ones. In the US, this …

iPhone

Samsung acquires Internet of Things company SmartThings

Samsung is investing heavily in the Internet of Things with the purchase of SmartThings. The acquisition kickstarts any IoT hardware plans the South Korean company may currently have.<p>SmartThings will continue to act as an independent company working under Samsung’s Open Innovation Center Group in …

Jelly Bean Closes on 60% Adoption Among Android Users

The latest data from Google shows a small gain in the number of devices running its newest KitKat flavor of Android, but Jelly Bean continues to be the variation that is seeing highest growth among users.<p>The latest figures put the installation rate of Jelly Bean among active Android devices — that …