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Zynga Has Begun Testing Accepting Payments In Bitcoin

The announcement has caused Bitcoin prices to surge back to $1,000 on the Mt. Gox exchange.<p>Zynga made the announcement exclusively on reddit. Bitpay, one of the largest Bitcoin payment processing firms, will handle the transactions.<p>Here's the full text:<p>We wanted to share with the r/bitcoin …

In 2014, Every Business Will Be Disrupted By Open Technology

The most salient aspect of technology is its power to disrupt. The important innovations are the ones that change our world so profoundly that the previous order becomes not only untenable, but unthinkable.<p>Yet the true impact begins not with invention, but adoption. That’s when the second and …

These Are the 50 Best Places to Work for 2014

Glassdoor, which provides an anonymous space for people to rate and review their employers, has released its Best Places to Work list for 2014, and …

These 3 trends will drive enterprise software development in 2014

<i>Himanshu Sareen is CEO of Icreon Tech, a global software development firm.</i><p>It’s hard to believe it, but 2013 is on its last legs. The year has been eventful to say the least in the world of enterprise technology. Businesses of all shapes and sizes, from mid-sized corporations to Fortune 1000 …

6 Big Tech Debuts to Watch in 2014 | Inc.com

It's that time of year again... the season for predicting what's coming in the year ahead. Last year, I came up six tech developments for start-ups to watch in 2013. Some were just rumors at the time, but I'm happy to report that most of them happened as I predicted.<p>This year, I've rounded up …

Must-Follow Marketing Minds On Twitter 2014

Last week Vala Afshar wrote a thoughtful and comprehensive list of the 100 Must Follow on Twitter in 2014. These 100 Twitter accounts, he wrote, will educate you on the very latest and best business, technology and leadership practices.<p>What about marketing and media? There is some crossover on the …

EU chaos and nine other 'outrageous predictions' for 2014

Saxo Bank publishes its list of 10 "outrageous predictions" of market and political events in 2014<p>A cash-grab by eurocrats on any savings above €100,000 as panicking Brussels officials try to fight off deflation and end inequality could be on the cards next year.<p>Or possibly a triumph by …

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Five Global Retail Trends That Will Shape 2014

If you haven't heard of Rakuten, you should change that.<p>It's a big e-commerce company in Japan with global ambitions. It describes itself as "the world's third largest e-commerce marketplace," presumably after Alibaba and eBay.<p>Over the past year or so, Rakuten has made an effort to break into the …

12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

FINANCE PROFESSOR: Bitcoin Will Crash To $10 By Mid-2014

At the start of December, Bitcoin topped out at over $1,200 as e-currency evangelists trumpeted the endless possibilities to be unleashed, comparing it to the breakthroughs not achieved since the start of the internet revolution. Bitcoiners claimed market disruption would bring credit card …

2014: The Year In Science

The 20 ideas, trends, and breakthroughs that will shape our world in 2014<p><b>Lasers Unleash A Flood Of Space Data</b><p>In January 2013, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter received a historic transmission: an image of the <i>Mona Lisa</i>. It was the first time scientists used a laser to send data to the moon, a feat …

What's Next For Bitcoin In 2014?

Boom, bubble, crash. That is one of the natural cycles of markets. Whenever there is a virtuous circle of capital growth there is likely to be an acceleration of the process. The process is similar to feedback in a sound amplifier. From a tiny seed, the noise grows until left unchecked the system …

4 cloud storage predictions for 2014

<i>Alex Gorbansky is CEO and founder of Docurated.</i><p>I’ve been involved in the enterprise storage industry since 2000, first as a buyer/end-user at Loudcloud, then as a vendor at EMC, and finally as an independent analyst. The dynamics in the cloud storage market have eerie similarities to the intense …

What to expect for Android in 2014 & beyond

In 2007, Android was revealed with an air of skepticism. It was marketed as an open standard which would take on Apple and iOS. Six years and nine sweet-related names later, Android is at the pinnacle of mobile technology and it’s only going to get better in 2014.<p>Wearables 2.0<p>Whether you prefer …

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7 Huge Tech Trends to Expect in 2014

Major innovations and tech sea-changes were few and far between in 2013. Unfortunately, what usually follows major advancements are refinements. …

5 Smart Home Companies to Watch in 2014

If 2013 was the year smart home became sexy again, 2014 is the year it will go mass market.<p>And while service providers with managed home services are a big part of why smart home is reaching a wider audience, here are some other interesting companies helping to lead the charge in 2014.<p><b>Revolv</b><p>A few …

Four New Tech Trends That Should Be Huge In 2014

Obviously, the most interesting events of 2014 can't be predicted. They will be left turns that no one expected. In 2013, it was things like Edward Snowden, the contract system admin who leaked secret documents about the NSA's spying tactics. Or Google buying eight robotics companies including one …

Your New Year's horoscope: What’s in the stars for 2014?

ARIES (March 21 – April 20)<p>Family issues are under excellent stars throughout 2014, but when Jupiter is at odds with power planet Pluto in January, you will need to make sure no one gets too big for their boots. A family is also a team and if one person thinks they deserve to be a taller poppy than …

Trend Report: A Day in the Life of a Person Who Eats Food in 2014

The word "foodie" is dead. Or if it isn't, it definitely should be. First coined on the completely made-up date of Sept. 29, 2004, "foodie" has become one of those words, like "geek" and "weirdo," that applies to pretty much everyone with Internet access. In fact, almost everything about the food …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Hair<p>Without buzzing it all off or, god forbid, combing it over.<p>By Adam Hurly1 day agoView More<p>Editors' Picks<p>It’s time to justify that Prime …

These 5 Things Will Get Cheaper In 2014

Despite the enticing pitches —"We're clearing out!" "Our biggest sale of the year!" "Didn't get what you want? We can fix that!"— experts say sales aren't yet at their best for many items. Waiting until next year could mean better deals on purchases as varied as Caribbean cruises and winter …

Green Design Predictions for 2014

Happy new year everyone!<p>Though 2013 went by in a flash, we here at Inhabitat are raising our glasses in excitement for what the new year holds. We've …

The Internet Of Things In 2014: Steady As It Goes

<i>ReadWritePredict is a look ahead at the technology trends and companies that will shape the coming year.</i><p>The Internet of Things was all the rage in 2013, so it should be even bigger in 2014, right?<p>If you’re talking hype, then there is little doubt that the Internet of Things will continue to vie for …

Prediction 2014: Hardware Is The New Software

The biggest thing that I noticed in 2013 was the amount of energy in small hardware startups. Even without a really robust infrastructure for the Internet of Things (IoT), the same kinds of developers who have been launching software companies are now switching to hardware. In truth, the line …

Sneak-Peek: Top 5 Sky Events of 2014

<b>The New Year promises a pair of lunar disappearing acts and a potential surprise meteor shower, among other celestial delights.</b><p>While scores of amazing astronomical phenomena are in the offing, here are our picks for sky-watching events worth circling on your calendar for 2014.<p><b>1. Total Eclipse of</b> …

The Ten Most Anticipated New Cars Of 2014

2013 was a great year for car nuts, and we already know what's going to keep you excited in 2014. Here are the ten we're all most anxiously awaiting. …

top 10 countries

These 10 countries are destined for an epic year, whether they’re hosting festivals, cutting the ribbon on new attractions or simply raising their game for travellers. Feast your eyes on 2014's most unmissable destinations.<p>1. Brazil<p><b>All eyes on the pitch for 2014’s World Cup</b><p>A game of beach football …