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Are You Using APIs to Gain Competitive Advantage?

Steven Moore for HBR<p>What do Uber (taxi services), Airbnb (lodging services), Facebook (social networking), Alibaba (e-commerce), and Paypal (online payment) have in common? The obvious things include: All of them drive their core operations on internet platforms and have astronomically high …

The Benefits of Unplugging as a Team

When turnaround legend Lou Gerstner took the helm at IBM in 1993, one of his boldest early actions was startlingly simple. As the projector bulb warmed up for the ritualized theater of yet another senior management meeting, Gerstner walked to the front of the room, turned off the machine and said, …

How To Write Short

It’s not news that the Internet age has put a premium on the pithy, but some people use the short form more effectively than others. Roy Peter Clark, author of How To Write Short, shares some tips on making the most of every word.<p>What’s the best way to write in the digital age? Short, according to …

Looking for a new Android tablet? Here are some devices worth waiting for

Has your Nexus 7 fallen in love with the concrete? Are you looking to replace that old Galaxy Tab? Looking to get in on the wonderful world of Android tablets?<p>Making as big a decision as this can become confusing and if you want to make an educated decision on what tablet to buy, you’ll need to …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung officially announces Galaxy S4 zoom with 16MP camera, 10x optical zoom

Coming in just after a Russian site managed to review the device, Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy S4 zoom. Combining a fully featured Android 4.2.2 Galaxy phone (basically a Galaxy S4 Mini) with a 16MP point-and-shoot, it brings a 10x optical zoom lens to bear -- the first phone to do …

India Will Become the World's Biggest Facebook Market by 2015

This Post has already been read 986 times.<p>India is being tipped to overtake the US and the Latin American country to become the planet’s largest …

Enstitute's Entrepreneurship Lessons for College Dropouts

Image: Ian LondIn for Forbes<p>FUNDRAISING 101: Samman Chaudhary and her mentor, venture capitalist and entrepreneur Mark Peter Davis<p>It’s 6.45 am, and …

Peter Thiel

Rashesh Shah: Every setback is an opportunity to recalibrate

Image: Vikas Khot<p>Rashesh Shah co-founded Edelweiss in 1996, after working for ICICI. He has seen the financial services industry grow in India for …

Bank of India

Chetan Maini: The 'chalta hai' attitude doesn't work with me

Image: Jyothi Karat for Forbes India<p>Chetan Maini is the chief strategy and technology officer of Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles. He built an …

Customer Service

Mission vs Ambition

“The very essence of leadership is that you have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.” Hesburg<p>Our vision in life defines the quality and …

Motivation

China's Healthcare Choice: Innovation or Access?

This spring, the world watched closely as Chinese officials responded rapidly to a new avian flu virus. In addition to closing poultry markets and …

Innovation

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw: Instead of having bad blood with a good company,I decided to part amicably

Image: Mallikarjun Katakol for Forbes India<p>Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is the chairman and managing director of Biocon, a company she founded in 1978. Over …

Biotechnology

Get everything done: Any.Do branches out from to-do lists to calendar, email, and notes

After the huge success of Any.Do, the immensely popular to-do list app for iOS and Android, its developers must have figured their dead-simple organization and beautiful interface was good for more than just tasks. So the company's branching out, bringing its know-how to three more markets in …

Why your social media profile might be your next credit score

<i>This is a guest post by Bill Clerico, the CEO of payment processing service WePay.</i><p>Social media has created a vast amount of data and every second we add more information. Consider that in a single day we send 400 million tweets, share 985 million pieces of content on Facebook, “like” 50 million …

The Most Overlooked Leadership Skill

Even before I released the disc, I knew it was a long shot. And, unfortunately, it was a clumsy one too.<p>We were playing Ultimate Frisbee, a game similar to U.S. football, and we were tied 14-14 with a time cap. The next point would win the game.<p>I watched the disc fly over the heads of both teams. …

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

For all of the books (thousands) written on leadership, individuals (millions) who have participated in leadership seminars and dollars (billions) invested in leadership development, too many leadership experts still fail to distinguish between the practice of leadership and the exercise of …

Today's Best Apps: Wake Alarm, Stickman Tennis, Hyper Breaker Turbo And More

The App Store takes delivery of hundreds of new apps per day. The overwhelming scene makes it possible to easily overlook an exciting game, valuable …

7 Modern Day Ways To Leave A Lasting Impression

Dale Carnegie wrote a fantastic book back in 1936 that really spelled out How to Win Friends and Influence People, and in my view it was so …

12 Disruptive Technologies That Are Changing The World

It's hard to predict exactly what technologies and trends will transform our lives. Few understood just how powerful the Internet would be, dismantling entire industries and creating millions of jobs.<p>So what's the next big thing? Where will the jobs be, and how can companies carve out a competitive …

Innovation

Why iGate should feel betrayed

Does iGate have a future without Phaneesh Murthy? (Photo: Reuters)<p>Late last year, when iGate placed a series of aggressive ads in leading American …

Charisma

Microsoft Xbox One vs Google TV: The war for the living room

For the last several decades your living room has largely been controlled by one powerful force: your cable <i>(or satellite)</i> company. This is slowly changing as companies like Apple, Roku and Google work to steal some of the spotlight.<p>It’s true that Google TV has had mixed success so far, but there is …

Google TV

Teen’s invention could charge your phone in 20 seconds

Waiting hours for a cellphone to charge may become a thing of the past, thanks to an 18-year-old high-school student's invention. She won a $50,000 prize Friday at an international science fair for creating an energy storage device that can be fully juiced in 20 to 30 seconds.<p>The fast-charging …

Energy Storage

Top apps for the Nexus 7: Early 2013 edition 4 - Page 4 | ZDNet

AirCalc and HD Widgets<p><b>AirCalc</b><p>There are so many calculator apps for Android that there is a good one no matter what your needs might be. They all have …

Reverse globalization: How we took our startup from India to Asia to Europe to global

<i>Naveen Tewari is the CEO and founder of mobile advertising company InMobi.</i><p>When I co-founded InMobi in 2007, we took a novel “east-to-west” approach to our growth, starting in India before moving into other developing markets, then finally into more traditional “Western” markets as well.<p>Because this …

Gold trading in India continues to rise

In India, gold's cultural value has always remained high, outweighing it’s economic value.<p>While the global economy slows and some countries like Cyprus consider selling bullion reserves to keep afloat, India has been importing the commodity in tonnes.<p>Gold has slipped from a high of nearly $2,000 an …

Samsung is hurting Android | Trusted Reviews

Last week our HTC One vs Samsung Galaxy S4 head-to-head concluded that Samsung no longer makes the best Android phone. But after developments this …

Android News

Software Out, Hardware Start-Ups In

Software companies are so last decade. Instead, venture capitalists are looking to hardware companies for investment opportunities and the next big …

Startups