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27 Sales Acceleration Principles And Best Practices

Here are the principles behind the key concepts of the high velocity sales model we at InsideSales.com call S<i>ales Acceleration</i>.<p>1. <b>Sell Remotely</b>. Start with realizing that professional sales is now most often done remotely. This is where you begin.<p>The phone and the web combine to make the traditional …

Galaxy S5 wireless charging cover now available for preorder

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is on its way, but before it arrives, you might want to pick up a few accessories for your new handset. With this in mind, soon-to-be Galaxy S5 owners will be happy to know that the official wireless charging cover is now available for pre-order.<p>The cover’s status is currently …

Samsung says it is closer to flexible electronics after graphene breakthrough

Samsung and an affiliated laboratory say they have grown large-scale, impurity free graphene, an important step toward making the material …

China's Weibo Sets IPO Range at $17-19

Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, has released a pricing range for its upcoming IPO that would peg shares between $17-19, valuing the company between $3.5-$3.9 billion, The New York Times reports.<p>Weibo, which was spun off from Sina, is looking to sell 20 million shares in the offering, …

Apple documents show need for bigger screens: 'consumers want what we don't have'

Internal Apple documents from last April shown in court today paint the picture that the company was scrambling to identify and determine ways to compete with devices running Android, as well as keep sales of the iPhone from petering out amid growing competition.<p>"Consumers want what we don't …

Mark Zuckerberg’s views on anonymity seem to be evolving, and that’s a good thing

For some time now, Facebook (s fb) co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has been the poster boy for “real identity” on the internet, and therefore also one of …

Google Is Trying to Trademark the Word 'Glass'—and It's in Good Company

Apple has tried to trademark "startup." Facebook has tried to trademark "book."<p>This week, the <i>Wall Street</i> <i>Journal</i> reported that Google, which long ago trademarked "Google Glass," is experiencing some difficulty in the next stage of its IP journey: trademarking the word "glass" itself.<p>I know, I …

Front Helps Companies Collaborate With Shared Inboxes

Email may or may not have a long and prosperous future lying in wait, but for now it’s showing no <i>real</i> signs of weakening its grip on the enterprise.<p>With that in mind, Front has been building a new desktop application geared towards making it easier to collaborate around emails with shared …

How to Actually Succeed on Google+

“Our philosophy and strategy is platform agnostic, so, it can tie into many different platforms,” said Curtis Midkiff, Director of Social Engagement at the American Red Cross.<p>According to Midkiff, this philosophy is to craft a visually focused story about the Red Cross and to engage with people …

An Internal Document Reveals How Terrified Apple Is Of Android

Re/code's Ina Fried reports that Samsung presented the document during its cross-examination of Apple Senior VP Phil Schiller.<p>The document, which was put together by an Apple sales team and was not intended to be seen by the general public, reveals that people inside Apple do worry about the …

Samsung claims a graphene breakthough — which may be huge for future wearables

Get to know the name “graphene,” as it’s primed to be one of the most important materials for the technology industry over the next few years.<p>The ultra-thin material is around 200 times stronger than steel — and most importantly, it’s flexible, unlike the fragile silicon we rely on today. Graphene …

Just Eat, a global GrubHub, IPOs at $2.45B

JUST EAT, an online food ordering/food delivery service comparable to GrubHub, saw its share price briefly rise more than 10 percent on its opening day of trading in the London Stock Exchange.<p>The IPO listed the shares at 260 pence, giving the company a value of £1.47 billion ($2.45 billion). Shares …

Elon Musk on 'Silicon Valley': 'I feel like Mike Judge has never been to Burning Man'

Mike Judge's new show <i>Silicon Valley</i> was destined from the start to ruffle a few feathers among the tech elite, and it seems that one of the most outspoken critics of the show is billionaire Elon Musk. The Tesla CEO was spouting off about the show at the premiere's after-party this week in the …

TomTom Runner Cardio sport watch has its finger on your pulse

If you have your finger on the pulse of technology, you know smartwatches and fitness trackers are running riot right now -- and the new TomTom Runner Cardio GPS sport watch includes GPS and a heart rate monitor to give those other gadgets a run for their money.<p>The TomTom Runner Cardio's Mio …

Stick-On Circuit Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger For Pocket Change

Stand aside wristbands. The latest wave of stick-on circuits could make cheap, flexible electronics mainstream.<p>About a year ago, University of Illinois researcher John Rogers revealed a pretty amazing creation: a circuit that, rather than living on an inflexible board, could stick to and move with …

Bloomberg briefing

Number of the day<p>$6 million<p>That's how much Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein will receive as a bonus over three years if he meets certain targets. The sum is on top of his $23 million compensation in 2013. The award can shrink or grow depending on whether the firm achieves return-on-equity and …

What Silicon Valley's Cast Thinks About Silicon Valley Culture

Sunday night, HBO's new comedy, Silicon Valley premieres, and as a Slate review notes of the titular place, "Rarely has a show had to do so little to find so much to mock."<p>It's from Mike Judge, the man who so hilariously captured suburban ennui, white collar workadays and created a couple of …

Nokia Must Ditch Arcane Lumia Numbering System

Microsoft made a slew of announcements at its annual Build conference this week, covering everything from universal Windows apps to the ‘Internet of Things’. But the event was also used by Nokia, ahead of the expected closure of <i>that</i> $7 billion acquisition by Microsoft later this month, to unveil …