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Can BlackBerry make its new BBM profit plan stick?

In the next week BlackBerry Ltd. will roll out an update to its popular BBM messaging app that will include two possible revenue generators for the company: selling "stickers" to its users, and selling its users to advertisers.<p>The company is moving rapidly to expand the reach of BBM – until …

Apps

Philip Seymour Hoffman: a unique and prickly talent

The news of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death in New York at age 46 marks an instant diminishment of American movies. He was that good, that essential, and that irreplaceable.<p>Had he come along a decade or two earlier, he might have been a major movie star. Not hampered by prettiness or vanity, and …

Davos diary: A new angst settles over the world's elites

The Google Club Lounge is a step removed from Davos, in distance and spirit.<p>Anchored in a new hotel, high above town, it seems designed to send a message. The customized pad has sliding doors, fireplaces, a long bar and panoramic views of the Alps, as if to say, "all you governments meeting down in …

Automakers unafraid to flex their muscle (cars)

We have seen the future at the Detroit Auto Show, and the future is muscle cars.<p>Judging by the number of beefy vehicles on display at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (as it’s formally known), the world’s automakers are betting that buyers have grown tired of stodgy and want …

Detroit Auto Show

Rose George: Inside the secret shipping industry

Toni Griffin: A new vision for rebuilding Detroit

Let Beyonce Be Your Guide and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>A roundup of the best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>By any definition, Beyoncé is a superstar entertainer, so it's hard to believe that she would release an album without any fanfare or advance warning. But that's exactly what …

Fear can be inherited through sperm

Lab mice trained to fear a particular smell can transfer the impulse to their unborn sons and grandsons through a mechanism in their sperm, a study …

Iran’s post-election reality is not what anyone expected

The Western media is still in shock from the results of the election in Iran. While analysts were predicting a hardliner, the most moderate of the six candidates won the election. In the aftermath of the election, Western analysts have either confused President-elect Hassan Rowhani as a hardliner …

The best smartphone available this holiday season

It seems like everybody wants a smartphone, and if they already have one, they want to upgrade to a new one. It's easy to understand why. Boasting built-in cameras, media players, on-the-go access to the Internet and capable of downloading a endless combinations of software applications, utilities …

iPhone

Let's focus on industrial hemp

<b>Norris McDonald and Roy Patrick, Contributors</b><p><b>I</b>ndustrial hemp is a 'legal weed' with annual sales in the United States (US) averaging about US$500 …

Cannabis

Subaru Runs Laps Around The Rest Of The Auto Industry

Subaru continues to be in a class by itself in terms of higher sales, having already set an all-time U.S. sales record as of October.<p>Sales for November and December will merely pad the record and make it even bigger. Subaru of America Inc., based in Cherry Hill, N.J., was expected to report …

Haitian Christmas

HAITIAN CHRISTMAS: Members of the Caribbean Diplomatic Corps get into the spirit of the Christmas season at the 4th annual Pierspective Entraide …

Caribbean

If men are obsolete, why do they still rule?

The patriarchy has suffered a few blows lately, at least in Toronto.<p>Over 3,000 people filled Roy Thomson Hall recently to hear four well-known feminists debate whether men are obsolete. On the pro side, Hanna Rosin, author of <i>The End of Men,</i> and Maureen Dowd, New York Times columnist and author of</i> …

Never Too Old To Start a Business | Inc.com

Silicon Valley adores its wunderkinds. It's easy to look at the Mark Zuckerbergs and Jack Dorseys of the world and assume that youth is a necessity, or at least a major benefit, when starting a business.<p>And yet, according the Kauffman Foundation's annual Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, the rate …

Entrepreneurship

Uncovering the other design genius behind Apple

Jony Ive is the designer behind iPod and iPad and now the creative heart of the company, says his biographer<p>Author Leander Kahney considers designer …

Google-Owned Motorola Finally Does Something Awesome

Motorola’s announcement today of the contract-free <b>moto g</b> Android phone is a BIG deal. This is an extremely affordable, unlocked smartphone, with a great feature set, and an amazing unsubsidised price of just $179. Why is this important? It’s all about competition. For the first time you can …

A Love Letter to L.A., From Its Street-Food King

Infographic: How much does a car really cost?

Honda Civic LX<p>Insurance*:<p>$2,430.00<p>Lic./registration:<p>$146.16<p>Depreciation**:<p>$3,069.36<p>Finance expense***:<p>$836.64<p>Annual total:<p>$6,482.16<p>Amount per day:<p>$17.76<p>Toyota Camry LE<p>Insurance*:<p>$2,619.00<p>Lic./registration:<p>$146.16<p>Depreciation**:<p>$3,687.96<p>Finance expense***:<p>$1,040.88<p>Annual total:<p>$7,494.00<p>Amount per …

Chevrolet

Let’s measure men by their looks, too

Looks don't matter.<p>At least, that's the gigantic lie we tell our kids, and perhaps ourselves, in an effort to seem just and fair. It's one of those sentiments that should be true but, despite our wishes, simply is not.<p>According to a range of studies, it takes anywhere from three to seven seconds to …