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Walk In The Shoes Of Your Boss To Excel In Business

One of the things I've learned in working with aspiring entrepreneurs is that managing and leading a team is a scary venture into the unknown for many people, even if they have worked as a business professional for years. Having worked in my own career on both sides of the fence at various times, I …

Managing People Doesn't Have to Suck

Being a manager sucks. You have so many projects, looming deadlines, difficult personalities—and it’s your responsibility to oversee every person at your company or on your team. You don’t get to dream up big ideas and deliver them on your own. You manage people now. That’s what you do.<p>If this …

Employment

New Microsite Lets You See How Degas Would Have Painted Your Garden

The impressionism movement in painting ended 124 years ago. Even so, wouldn't it be cool if you could see how Degas or Van Gogh would have painted …

The big search upgrade — and how Amazon could beat Google at its own game

Despite the tremendous technological innovation we’ve witnessed over the past two decades (smartphones, cloud computing, social networks), search interfaces and their underlying mechanics have remained fairly stagnant. The familiar portals of the early naughts are largely what we see today: empty …

Tim Cook

This isn’t China: The “Amazon of India” will be Amazon and “Uber of India” will be Uber

I was at a conference the other day, speaking on a panel with VCs and angels, when we were asked a question: With the softening of valuations and the famous Flipkart markdown, is there still a large internet opportunity in India?<p>My friend and co-panelist from a large VC fund jumped up and trotted …

Market Cap

Here's a reminder of just how huge Google search truly is

Google Search

The World’s Most Valuable Brands 2015 – Page 23

• Brand value: $56 billion<br>• 1-year change: 0%<br>• The flagship Coca-Cola brand eked out a 0.1% volume gain in 2014 in the U.S. The small gain was significant, as it marked the first increase in its home market since 2000, according to Beverage Digest. The bad news: Diet Coke was down 6.6%. The company’s net …

Samsung agrees to pay $548 million to Apple for patent infringement

TechnoBuffalo<p>It all began back in 2011. Apple sued Samsung for infringing the company’s patents for things like “multi-touch gestures” and “tap to zoom” capabilities. The next year, a court ruled in Apple’s favor. Apple requested $2.5 billion in damages, but the judge decided that Samsung should …

Patents

Airbnb Hosts Never Have to Set Their Own Prices Again

On Thursday, a new set of tools for Airbnb hosts will go live, amid the happy fanfare of 5,000-odd home-sharers gathering at the the company’s annual …

How Tesla, Under Armour, and Sonos Do Branding

The network effect, which describes how services and technologies become more valuable as more people use them, has driven the success of many internet companies. But it is not confined to the tech sector. One group of high-growth consumer brands, in particular, has been harnessing the power of the …

Instagram has discussed an R-rated version

SAN FRANCISCO — Despite Instagram's reputation for censoring certain images involving nudity, the company has apparently thought about allowing more …

Why Brands Should Be Against “Logo-rrhea”

By Chapin Clark4 minute Read<p>In early September, Verizon unveiled a new logo, part of a larger rebranding effort aimed at projecting transparency in a …

Social Media

Twitter's biggest change ever, Moments, lets you follow events

Just 24 hours after Twitter announced that Jack Dorsey would become the company’s permanent CEO, Project Lightning, the company’s long-promised way to follow events, has finally emerged.<p>It’s now called ‘Moments’ and marks the first fundamental product change since the company’s launch.<p>Moments is a …

Social Media

Why some 13-year-olds check social media 100 times a day

<i>Watch a CNN Special Report, "#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens</i><i>," on CNNgo</i><i>. Warning: This story contains explicit language.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> "I would rather not eat for a week than get my phone taken away. It's really bad," said Gia, a13-year-old. "I literally feel like I'm going to die."<p>"When I get …

Social Media

These Technologies Will Shift the Global Balance of Power in the Next 20 Years

Governments, businesses, and economists have all been caught off guard by the geopolitical shifts that happened with the crash of oil prices and the …

Fossil Fuels

Google makes it official: Chrome will freeze Flash ads on sight from Sept 1

If your ads aren't on web giant's network, they better be HTML5 – or they're dead to ChromeGoogle is making good on its promise to strangle Adobe …

Adobe Flash

Forget China, There’s An E-Commerce Gold Rush In Southeast Asia

There’s a myopia blinding e-commerce players to the reality of opportunities in Southeast Asia. Everyone is looking at Asian economies from under the shadow China casts on the economic landscape, which can’t help but obscure the picture.<p>China is one of the most developed markets in e-commerce today …

6 web design trends taking over the Internet

We’re already halfway through 2015, and in the last few months we’ve seen many trends come and go. What has not gone, however, is the deliberate movement to get back to the basics without unnecessary features.<p>The days of cluttered pages overflowing with information have passed, and they’re being …

A radical shift in consumer psychology is threatening the futures of Nordstrom, Macy's, and JCPenney

An emerging trend in consumer psychology is contributing to the shift toward discounting, according to Neil Saunders, CEO at industry-analysis firm Conlumino.<p>"The consumer mood for bargains and deals remains undiminished," Saunders said. "In both the UK and the US we continue to see very strong …

Macy's

The Instagram accounts changing the world

No one can really dispute the power of social media. Whether it's raising awareness for once-ignored issues, or helping to bring down entire governments, sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are now stronger than ever. Offering people the chance to take pressing political problems into their …

Feminism

E-commerce could dominate marketing trends in 2015

The stage has been set for a while now, and e-commerce organisations on Saturday continue to make an impact in terms of the digital shopping …

eCommerce

The 12 coolest social media companies in Silicon Valley

We recently came out with the Silicon Valley 100— our annual list of the coolest people, products, and companies in Silicon Valley.<p>We pulled out the hottest social media companies that made the list. Here are 12 social media companies to watch.

Social Media

Instagram Opens Ads to Masses: This Week in Social Media

Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that …

Social Media

Google's Project Fi cell phone service is simple, until it's not

Woe betide you, Google Voice user<p>Google's Project Fi, if you don't recall, is the innovative new cell phone service that combines Wi-Fi calling, service that works on either Sprint or T-Mobile's network (whichever is faster), and a cheap and nicely predictable pricing plan that starts at $20 for …

How to Stop Hackers from Stealing Your Data on Public Wi-Fi

You enjoy “free internet” through Wi-Fi hotspots libraries, coffee shops, at bars, and other public places. It seems harmless. Little do you know, a stranger could know your birthplace, the schools you attended, and your recent search history in 20 minutes.<p>Just a couple of years ago, strangers …

Information Systems

The digital ad business is broken, says former Forbes.com CEO

“The onion is slowly and surely getting peeled back.”<p>Jim Spanfeller isn’t talking about how he’s making onion soup, although he does run The Daily Meal, a popular site about food and drink. This ex-CEO of Forbes.com, former publisher of Yahoo Internet Life, and chairman emeritus of the Internet …

Reinventing your personal brand-key to successful career transition - Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

<b>“All of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. To be in business today, our most important job</b> …

What Design Lovers Should Buy, See, Read–And More!– At Every Age

Well, that all depends on your age.<p>Nobody wants to be considered old fashioned. But one's idea of what's hip and of-the-moment is likely to change over the years. Here, a guide to age-appropriate aspirations.

Be Sure to Balance SEO and User Experience in Your Web Page Design

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On Google’s list of philosophies, the very first one is “focus on the user and all else will follow.” But in the past, many SEO professionals have ignored this advice, crafting web pages designed primarily for Web crawlers, and crammed …

UX Design