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A Quick Guide to Breakeven Analysis

In a world of Excel spreadsheets and online tools, we take a lot of calculations for granted. Take breakeven analysis. You’ve probably heard of it. Maybe even used the term before, or said: “At what point do we break even?” But because you may not entirely understand the math — and because …

Blog | LS Retail

Digital grocery shoppers have been increasing steeply in recent years, and are expected to keep on growing in number in the next few years, as the …

eCommerce

Brick-and-mortar retailers need to make customers feel they’re walking into a website

The best retail firms have always been great at storytelling. I remember my first weekend in New York City, 15 years ago, when I stopped dead in front of a Saks Fifth Avenue display window and was enveloped by a fantasy woodland tale. Yes, they were selling the evening gown, shoes, and clutch, but …

eCommerce

9 Ways Retail Will Radically Change In The Near Future

Every action and inaction -- from what customers clicked on and how much time they spent looking at certain products to their social activity and response to email programs - helped online retailers tailor each email, pop-up or recommended product to drive sales and provide a superior experience. …

eCommerce

How-to: Safely delete an iCloud account from your Mac or iOS device

<b>This is the first entry in our new, weekly how-to’s column. Check back every Saturday for a new how-to:</b><p>First off, before we begin and actually discuss how to safely delete an iCloud account, we should discuss the different scenarios as to why you might need to delete your iCloud account off of your …

China’s Lenovo is doing innovative things—But its plans to topple Apple seem farfetched

Chinese tech companies have a tendency to copy instead of innovate. Lenovo is one company that appears to break this mold.<p>Here, the UK’s Daily Telegraph details how Lenovo brought PC usage to the Chinese masses by coming out with hardware that translated English script into Chinese characters.<p>And …

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Apple application to trademark iPad Mini denied

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says the term "mini" is "merely descriptive" of goods or services sold in miniature form.<p>The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has denied Apple's bid to trademark the term "iPad Mini," contending that "mini" is "merely descriptive" of goods or services sold in …

iPad Mini

For travelers, it's a no-quester

More than a month after Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood warned of “calamity” in the skies, travelers are still flying. Airlines aren’t yet canceling flights. And there’s no sign of the long lines the Obama administration warned everyone to expect when automatic spending cuts hit March 1.<p>What …

12 Useful 'Easter Eggs' Hidden In Your iPhone

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Apple Updates ‘Find My Friends,’ Version 2.1 Includes Customizable Geofencing

Apple has released an update to its iOS app, Find My Friends. A slightly tweaked user interface for searches and notifications based on proximate …

Need Juice? This Phone Charger Fits In Your Wallet

<b>The Pitch:</b> The ChargeCard is a super-slim USB phone charger that can fit in a wallet as easy as a credit card. The product was funded on Kickstarter, and was recently sold on the shopping site Grand St.<p><b>The Verdict:</b> Few phones have the juice to last through an entire day of even moderate usage. In …

Snubbed by Samsung over Exynos, Lenovo wants to design its own chips

<i>Lenovo is reportedly creating its own chip design division, that will focus on creating systems on a chip for mobile devices. One on of the reasons behind the move is the strained relationship with Samsung.</i><p>The mobile components business is in a peculiar state, because many competitors are partners …

Mobile

The Overly-Attached Girlfriend Explains How To Become A Viral Internet Star By Age 21

<b>Click for sound.</b><p>Laina is only 21, but she has a knack for making content go viral.<p>While on a leave of absence from school, she posted her first-ever YouTube video. It was in response to a Justin Bieber contest. Bieber asked fans to turn lyrics for his hit song "Boyfriend" into "Girlfriend." Laina, …

Viral

Why Apple Doesn't Own the iPad Mini Trademark

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Apple is usually very protective of their intellectual property, so they're probably pretty pissed …

Three Hidden Benefits of The Amazon Acquisition of Goodreads

Amazon announced yesterday that it will acquire Goodreads; an online book-sharing site with 16 million members. The purchase price is undisclosed, but Forbes staffer Jeff Bercovici estimates a low-eight-figure deal, based on Goodreads’ angel and series A funding.<p>Most of the press around the …

North Korea in 'state of war' with South

North Korea has announced that it has entered a "state of war" with South Korea and would deal with every inter-Korean issue accordingly.<p>"As of now, inter-Korea relations enter a state of war and all matters between the two Koreas will be handled according to wartime protocol," the North said in a …

Changes coming fast for Supreme Court

With the old guard disappearing into retirement, and a new breed of cases coming to the fore, the Supreme Court is entering a period of dramatic change: By the end of 2014, only one judge – Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin – will have spent more than a decade on Canada's top bench.<p>The centres of …

Clarence Thomas

Most effects of sequester yet to be felt

One month after the automatic budget cuts went into effect, uncertainty remains.<p>WASHINGTON -- A month after the so-called "sequester" triggered $85 billion in automatic cuts to the federal budget, you'd be hard-pressed to find much evidence that anything has changed.<p>Flights haven't been grounded, …

China’s internet is better than yours

A new paper shines some light on the “next generation internet” China is building—and it’s far ahead of anything any other country has at the moment. The improvements aren’t just superficial faster broadband fluff either. They are deeply important changes to the very backbone of the system.<p>The …

Out of Space

Will next week’s crisis be in Argentina?

Midnight last night was the final deadline for Argentina’s government to come up with a plan to pay bondholders or face a default on its foreign debt. Perhaps jealous of all the attention Cyprus is getting, it seems to be leaning toward the latter option.<p>The deadline came as part of a long legal …

Argentina

So, The Senate's Bipartisan Immigration Bill Is Back on Track

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The bipartisan Senate immigration reform bill was being held up by a dispute over how low-skilled …

The Ten Most Ridiculous Dashboards Of All Time

Car interiors should be simple, clear, and not distracting. <i>Jalopnik</i> readers, however, have found ten absurd dashboard that don't follow that</i> …

Dell Outlines The Death Of The PC

The era where the PC is dominant in IT is rapidly coming to a close as we move towards a future dominated by post-PC devices such as smartphones and tablets, and if your business is reliant on the PC to keep the dollars flowing in then you’d better start working on “Plan B.”<p>The message that the era …

When will Apple kill the iPod?

Apple wants to move all of your "content" to the iCloud, so the Touch is probably safe, but the rumors about the Classic's demise have been churning for years.<p>Physical music formats were so 20th century, so we put our music on computers. But even that was too much of a burden, so music is going up, …

Endangered Species