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How to pay less for everything

Over the past few years, in the interest of saving money I’ve cut the cord with cable, nabbed an amazing deal on a top-of-the-line refurbished …

5 online privacy tips from an ex-FBI agent

If anyone knows about cyber surveillance, it's Mary Galligan.<p>Until recently, she led the cyber and special operations team at the FBI's New York office -- the agency's largest surveillance operation. That included catching hackers like the infamous "Sabu" and using him to hunt down other …

The 30 Best Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs in 2013

It started with a gap in the market.<p>Technology writing comes in many forms. It can be long and lyrical a la The New Yorker. And it can be bite-size — …

3 Time Management Tips That Will Improve Your Health And Productivity

This is especially true with your health, where the important issues almost never seem urgent even though your life ultimately hangs in the balance.<p>No, going to the gym today isn't urgent, but it is important for your long-term health.<br>• No, you won't die from stress today, but if you don't get it …

The $0 Marketing Stack: 41 Free Options to Popular Paid Services and Tools

What tools do you use to get your online marketing work done?<p>Can you do all the same work of a digital marketer, and do it for <b>free</b>?<p>The list of tools …

Why People Buy Perception And Not Reality

03<p>Dec<p>“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” ~ Albert Einstein<p>It was well past 5pm and we were still at the office debating …

Mobile Now Makes Up 59% Of Facebook’s Advertising Revenue

Facebook’s investments in mobile are paying off. The world’s largest social network reported $642 million in profit in the quarter ending March 31–a 193% increase from the same period last year. With $2.5 billion of revenue, the company’s top line jumped 72% year-over-year.<p>“Our goal is to make our …

Solar Power Is Now As Cheap As Grid Electricity In These European Countries

Germany, Italy, and Spain could zoom forward on solar, now that it saves people money compared to buying electricity from a power company.<p>Choosing solar power no longer has to be a sacrifice for the sake of the environment. In Germany, Italy, and Spain, installing your own solar panels can now …

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Report: Students in Asia are better problem solvers than in the U.S. - CNN.com

More than 85,000 15-year-olds in 44 countries were tested by the OECD. (File picture)<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Children in Asian countries are on average better problem solvers than their European and American peers, according to a new study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.<p>In 2012 the …

How to Hire the Right Candidate for the Job: Thinker. Builder. Improver. Producer. | Inc.com

Over the years, I've helped dozens of small to mid-size companies build their management teams for future growth. The first steps are always the same: Figure out the strengths and weaknesses of the existing management team, then determine where the company is positioned in the classic corporate …

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The Daily Routines of Geniuses

Juan Ponce de León spent his life searching for the fountain of youth. I have spent mine searching for the ideal daily routine. But as years of color-coded paper calendars have given way to cloud-based scheduling apps, routine has continued to elude me; each day is a new day, as unpredictable as a …

How Corruption Is Strangling U.S. Innovation

If there’s been one topic that has entirely dominated the post-election landscape, it’s the fiscal cliff. Will taxes be raised? Which programs will be cut? Who will blink first in negotiations? For all the talk of the fiscal cliff, however, I believe the US is facing a much more serious problem, …

Algorithms Can Save Networking from Being Business Card Roulette

Networking can be something of a crapshoot. Though there may be someone in the room you really should meet — someone whose acquaintance might help you out professionally — it’s often impossible to determine who precisely that is. And so we go to industry conferences and share business cards like …

15 Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer

Job-offer negotiations are rarely easy. Consider three typical scenarios:<p>You’re in a third-round interview for a job at a company you like, but a firm you admire even more just invited you in. Suddenly the first hiring manager cuts to the chase: “As you know, we’re considering many candidates. We …

Three Imperatives for Good Project Managers

We all have good ideas. The hard part is making them happen.<p>HR departments love handing out worksheets on how to plan your time. Management gurus have written hundreds of pages of advice on how to better manage your week, your day, and your hour.<p>But what happens when you try and apply that advice …

The Habits of the World's Smartest People (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is no one picture of intelligence, but many people with high IQs do tend to share some of the same habits -- both good and bad. For example, according to research complied by Online-PHD-Programs.org, while those with high IQs tend …

A Presentation Isn’t Always the Right Way to Communicate

We rarely think about whether presentations are the <i>best</i> way to express our ideas; we just blindly create and deliver them. By some estimates, 350 presentations, on average, are delivered every second of every day.<p>Unfortunately, presentations can’t be the Swiss Army knife of communication. Though …

5 Reasons You Need Marketing Skills (and How to Get Them)

I hate Facebook braggers as much as anyone, but I’ve got to admit that the world looks a lot more like a marketplace than it used to. A certain …

The Completely Nonstrategic Networking Strategy That Works Every Time | Inc.com

Last year, despite the gloom of a continuing U.S. economic crisis, ongoing political crises, and hideous weather events, was my best business year ever. A number of friends and colleagues said the same. We were all mildly amazed, deeply relieved--and puzzled. Being analytical, strategic types, we …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Features: 9 Things It Can Do That The IPhone Can't Do

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is out in the UK in April, with pre-orders starting on 28 March.<p>But before you slap down your cash - or sign on the dotted line …

Inventing Can Be Fun, and Profitable. Here's How to Get Started.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Companies are looking for your ideas. Smart businessmen understand and respect that great ideas can come from anywhere -- and anyone. Open innovation makes sense!<p>By seeking out and being willing to accept product ideas submitted from …

WhatsApp Founder Defends His Commitment To Privacy After $19B Facebook Deal

Jan Koum, the founder of messaging giant WhatsApp, has defended his company’s commitment to user privacy in the wake of a $19 billion acquisition by Facebook and “inaccurate and careless information” that Koum says has circulated as a result.<p>“Respect for your privacy is coded into our DNA, and we …

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FORTUNE — Dick Parsons asserts that the field of “impact investing,” putting money into ventures that promote the good of society, doesn’t live up to its name. For the former CEO of Time Warner (TWX) (parent company of <i>Fortune</i>) and chairman of Citigroup (C), the folks behind that noble-sounding …

Alibaba’s blockbuster offering could put Credit Suisse back in the tech IPO game

Alibaba’s much-ballyhooed stock has been ballyhooed for a reason. The US equity offering of China’s Alibaba Group Holdings is aiming to raise roughly $15 billion, putting it within shouting distance of the all-time largest US tech IPOs.<p>But the stock offering could also be an important opportunity …

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FORTUNE — Handing Chevron its second important court victory this month, a Gibraltar judge has ruled that the oil giant may go forward with a tort suit against the key current funder of a controversial environmental suit in Lago Agrio, Ecuador, which generated an $18 billion judgment against …