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Dell's 43-inch 4K multi-client monitor is amazing

But it'll cost you<p>Monitors are usually a boring purchase — they're a means to an end — and monitors targeted at businesses are at the far end of the interesting spectrum. But Dell's new monitor will pique your interest, with a 43-inch 4K display and the option to run as four separate 1080p screens, …

Dell

10 Programming Languages That Will Keep You Employed

Here's a look at 10 programming languages that will make you rich, popular, and incredibly attractive. Or they might just help you get or keep a job …

Business Technology

Why Agile Marketing Should Be A Focus For CMOs

As part of a“CMO Insight Series,” I’ve interviewed several marketing leaders regarding their biggest challenges. Two topics consistently come up in my discussions: 1) the need to move faster, and 2) the importance of being able to convert data into better insight. The concept of “agile marketing” …

Marketing

5 IT Jobs That Saw A Jump In Salary

The job market in tech is competitive and employers are willing to shell out a bit more for talented personnel with wide skill sets.<p>This according to a report released last week by multinational human resources firm Randstad, which found that a number of IT positions saw some notable jumps in pay …

Employment

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How to Create an Email Signature With a Logo in OS X Mail

These are instructions on how to create an email signature and add your logo to an email in OS X Mail.<p><b>Step One</b><br>Launch <i>Mail</i> from your Dock.<p><b>Step …

OS X

Co-Founder of the Flatiron School Reveals Which Programming Languages You Should Be Learning

<i>What are the best programming languages to learn today? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Avi Flombaum, Co-founder and Dean at Flatiron School, on Quora.</b><p>That depends entirely on who you are …

High Demand for IT Professionals Keeps Driving Salaries Skyward

Salaries for tech jobs are on the rise, with some seeing an annual bump of 7 percent or more. Tech pros with cloud experience can command top dollar.

Salaries & Wages

Ford is rolling out 4 new SUVs

The automaker will design and develop a quartet of new models that are intended to attack segments in which Ford lacks products.<p>The boom in US auto sales has been particularly defined by strong sales of SUVs, leading some industry executives and observers to conclude that a permanent shift away …

Men’s Personal Shopper Modomoto Acquires The Cloakroom In Roll-Up

Eventually the whole Shoedazzle / Birchbox etc. business model (get outfits, try them out, keep what you like, return the rest) would make it to the men’s market and we’ve seen many such models launch. The twist is that this time is personal, with (I never really believe this, but let’s go with it) …

Loyalty

Hiring Star Salespeople Isn’t the Best Way to Grow

Dave Wheeler FOR HBR<p>You see Pareto’s Principle applied to sales all the time — the top 20% of a sales force produces 80% of a company’s revenues and margins — and it’s applicable in a variety of sectors. In B2B contexts, for example, rep performance in similar territories often varies by 300% …

Candidate's legal name change puts 'none of the above' on ballot in Canada

The ballot to fill a legislative seat in Canada next month includes none of the above—and it’s a real person.<p>Sheldon Bergson, 46, had his name legally changed to Above Znoneofthe and is now a candidate for the Ontario legislature, the CBC reports. The election is Feb. 11.<p>The ballot lists candidates …

Canada

Best Hacking Tools Of 2017 For Windows, Linux, And OS X

<i>Short Bytes: Fossbytes has prepared a useful list of the best hacking tools of 2017 based upon industry reviews, your feedback, and its own</i> …

These Types of Emails Make the Best Pitches

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Startups

Five Leadership Tips During Executive Turnover

Executive turnover happens (just ask Twitter). Here’s how leaders can steer an even course.<p>This week hasn’t been short on major corporate changes. On Sunday night, Twitter announced that four senior executives are leaving the company. It’s the biggest leadership shakeup since CEO Jack Dorsey took …

How Amazon could destroy college as we know it

<i>For years, pundits have speculated that online instruction could begin to overtake traditional higher education, but too often have offered few details about how this would happen. Already, however, you can see a path through which tech companies could gain a foothold in the higher ed market.</i><p><i>Here's</i> …

Meet the woman who was saved from an abusive relationship by her love of mountain biking - MBR

"I can't even begin to imagine what my life would be like if I didn't have mountain biking"<p>We all like to say we use mountain biking as an escape, …

How Small Businesses can Boost their Sales with Email Automation in 2016

Do you prefer sending manual emails to every person when they sign up for your email list?<p>OR<p>Is it better to automate the whole process to connect with the consumers at a deeper level?<p>Time is money.<p>Small business owners don't have enough time to send emails to every person manually. It is logical to …

Marketing

Great Sales Rep

Top 10 Signs you’ve Hired a Great Sales Rep<p>Posted at 11:21h in Sales, Sales Hiring by Kevin O'Brien<p>In conjunction with our “Top 10 Signs you’ve Hired …

Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana will be able help you manage your time — here's why she's different than Google

Today, Microsoft announced an upgrade for its Cortana personal digital assistant, coming soon to Windows 10, that helps you manage your time by scanning your calendars and e-mail to set smart alerts and reminders.<p>For instance, if you send an email (or email yourself) promising to send a …

The Surprising Link Between Compassion And Success

So-called “givers” are overrepresented at both the bottom and the top of the success ladder. How come?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story contains one of our 10 Best Business Lessons of 2016. Click here to read the full list.</i><p>To many people, the idea of compassionate leadership is too touchy-feely at best and …

Shaq visits Gainesville to play ball with kids

<b>GAINESVILLE, Fla.</b> - Basketball star Shaquille O'Neal made a special trip to Gainesville to play basketball with a group of kids, more than a week …

Google Is Teaching a Free Online Course

Google engineers are sharing their knowledge through a new online course.<p>The class, on education website Udacity, will focus on deep learning, a …

With This Startup, a Handwritten Thank You Note Is a Click Away

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a world where everything is just a ping away, it takes a special effort to put a well thought-out and personalized note in someone’s hand.<p>As one of the founders of Bond, a service that combines modern technology with the tradition of …

Michigan Dentist Sued for ‘Forcing Her Beliefs’ on Employees by Playing Christian Music in the Office

Four former employees are suing a Michigan dentist for playing Christian music in her office, allegedly holding mandatory prayer meetings and forcing her religious beliefs on them through discrimination, according to an article published by the Washington Post on Friday.<p>Dentist Tina Marshall of …

Employment

10 most important things in advertising

<b>Derek Zoolander stars in Fiat's new advert. Screengrab</b><p>1. Insiders say what's going on inside $11 billion Pinterest — and it's not all good. One Silicon Valley figure fears Pinterest is "moving too slow."<p><b>2. One of the oldest diet companies in America is thriving without organic food or going</b> …

A CEO shares the framework he uses to hire the best employees possible

<b>Hiring Principles:</b><p><b>Hiring Heuristics:</b><p>Hi everyone. As you know, I have opened 27 new headcount for department heads to fill by end of year. If they succeed our headcount will be 74 in in January. <i>Of our 74 employees, 37% will have been at eShares less than three months and 79% less than one year.</i><p>Many …

'A Bit Of A Montessori 2.0': Khan Academy Opens A Lab School

In 2015, Khan Academy, which pioneered free, online video tutorials and lectures that have reached millions of students around the world, sought new ways of reaching new people.<p>It had already partnered with everyone from NASA to the Museum of Modern Art, and this past year Khan joined forces with …

Education

Big Ass Fans launches Haiku Home for smarter HVAC

The entertainingly-named makers of Big Ass Fans are embracing the smart home, launching Haiku Home, a range of more affordable, more connected …

Leadership: Be Yourself

One of the best memories of my MBA at Stanford is the class called Leadership Perspectives, led by the incredibly inspiring Joel Peterson and Chris O'Reilly. I heard from CEOs of some of the world's most iconic companies and from equally motivated and inspiring classmates on their leadership vision …