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The 2017 Top Programming Languages

It’s summertime here at <i>IEEE Spectrum</i>, and that means it’s time for our fourth interactive ranking of the top programming languages. As with all …

Want Success in Business (and Life)? Pick Up This Crucial Skill

You already know how to do this--you just need to get really good at it.<p>Years ago I was writing a white paper for a company. "We want it to sound like something from the Harvard Business Review," they said. There was no data, no explicit research, just their opinion on a technical topic.<p>I wrote and …

How to not spoil your kids in five easy steps

You know the trust fund kids. Or the sports players just “retired”—with still years to live and millions to spend. There’s a reason they are always in the news, usually the wrong reasons: no job, failed marriage, multiple arrests.<p>Just what is a parent with resources to do? How do you make sure your …

Kids

The 3 Entrepreneurial Traits Kids Should Learn for a Successful Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It was the entrepreneurial skills instilled in me by my grandfather at an early age that not only shaped my future path to success as an entrepreneur, but also built the parameters for my mindset and my life. When I became a father I knew …

Entrepreneurship

6 Management Lessons That Everyone Should Know. #2 Is Priceless.

<b>Lesson 1:</b><p>A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings.<p>The wife quickly wraps herself in a …

Speedboat

Why We Post Nothing—Nothing—About Our Kid Online. You Should Do the Same for Your Kids.

I vividly remember the Facebook post. It was my friend’s 5-year-old daughter “Kate,” (a pseudonym) standing outside of her house in a bright yellow …

Gearing Up For China's 24-Hour-Sale That Beat Cyber Monday And Black Friday

Tomorrow will be a big day for Brian Lee, an e-commerce merchant from Hong Kong competing in China’s crowded market place.<p>Over the next 24 hours, his handbags business is expected to receive 27,000 orders from online customers, more than 100 times the average daily order on a normal day. This one …

SHPOS Is the Medical Acronym for the Patient a Doctor Hates

A medical acronym, <i>SHPOS</i>, helps a doctor summarize a patient’s history in just five letters. But unlike emotionally neutral acronyms doctors use, such …

How to prepare for the future of mobile commerce

Five Business Models of eCommerce

Five different ways websites can generate revenue.<p>"There's no such thing as a free lunch!" While this simple economic aphorism seems to have been …

Stripe exec: Soon, e-commerce will move to Facebook, too

DUBLIN, Ireland -- Today, you're likely to use dedicated Web sites or apps to buy books, apps and taxi rides. Tomorrow, that e-commerce will take place on social network companies like Facebook and Twitter, too.<p>That was the prediction of John Collison, co-founder and president of payments …

Parcel tracking essential for ecommerce success

Today’s online shoppers have expectations that merchants need to meet. One of those is being able to track their shipments from start to finish.<p>“From …

Hai Tao: Chinese Shopping Goes Global

China's overseas shopping movement is set to take off – but online payment options for Chinese shoppers remains the biggest obstacle.

China

Ecommerce Design – The Perfect Ecommerce Home Page?

Recommended design patterns and best practices for retail Home PagesThis is the first in a series of posts from me in which I hope to give you ideas …

eCommerce

Design Principles: 6 Vital Characteristics to Create a Credible Online Retail Store

<i>Editor’s note: This post was written by Michael Georgiou, a business professional and entrepreneurial guru with a proven success in creative</i> …

What Alibaba Is Learning from Amazon

After its massive $25 billion IPO, Alibaba is following a strategy similar to that of its American counterpart.<p>Alibaba's financial results in its first quarter as a publicly traded company highlight its strategy of plowing its profit back into investments, particularly in mobile commerce and …

Inside the "Evil Nexus" of Fraud and Data Breaches

Share Email<p>The “evil nexus” between company data breaches and online fraud is a fertile hunting ground for fraudsters and profit-motivated …

The American Way Of Ecommerce (And The British Way, The Brazilian Way…)

Digital giant Razorfish just conducted a massive study of ecommerce around the world. Here’s what they learned.<p>When Razorfish, one of the world’s biggest digital agencies, surveyed more than 1600 global Internet users about their relationships to brands, they were expecting to see generation gaps …

Flipkart Vs Amazon Vs Snapdeal: Revenues & Losses Comparison

We all know online shopping in India is growing at a very fast clip. At the same time, there is an <b>intense competition in ecommerce space</b>, especially …

Kenya’s E-commerce platform to use drones to deliver packages - Capital Business

A new entrant in the Kenyan e-commerce market is planning to use drones to deliver packages to customers as a way of distinguishing its service from …

8 Reasons Why Ecommerce Businesses Fail

Starting an ecommerce business can be fast, relatively easy, and not very expensive. But with something like an 80-percent failure rate, creating a …

E-Commerce Is So Huge Now in China, Some Brands Skip Opening an Actual Store

When British fashion retailer Topshop debuted in China, guests at the Beijing launch event tried on outfits and posed for selfies with red London …

Indonesia and Instagram: Ready For E-Commerce Takeoff

Indonesia is a country with a passion for social media, and Instagram is the latest platform being embraced by online retailers to market their wares.

Online Life

I went $230,000 into debt to become a doctor in America

Dear Washington, D.C.:<p>I am writing this letter because I feel that our leaders and lawmakers do not have an accurate picture of what it actually entails to become a physician today; specifically, the financial, intellectual, social, mental, and physical demands of the profession. This is an opinion …

College & University

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17 Expensive Items That Are Totally Worth The Money

Everyone likes to save a buck. But sometimes in life, being cheap will cost you.<p>Why put up with an inferior product when you could invest in something high quality that is much less likely to disappoint?<p>We culled the responses in a Reddit thread asking consumers to list pricey items that they never …

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6 Habits of Super Successful People

There is no 'secret' to success. You need discipline, perseverance, and six simple skills that anyone can (and should) build into in their daily routine.<p>Why are some people more successful than others? There’s really no mystery: It's because they do things differently than people who are less …

22 Inspiring Quotes From Famous Entrepreneurs

Words of wisdom to inspire you to persevere and find success.<p>Inspiration depends on where you look. Stare out a window on an overcast day and you might feel gloomy, but watch a sunrise and you might get a burst of new ideas.<p>These famous entrepreneurs did the hard work of building a lasting company, …

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed

Everyone needs some inspiration, and these motivational quotes will give you the edge you need to create your success. So read on and let them inspire you.<p>As entrepreneurs, leaders, managers, and bosses, we must realize that everything we think actually matters. If we are seeking success, we must …

Are You Compelling? How the Best Leaders Engage Their People

The best leaders have the capacity to dream big and re-imagine the organization in ways that inspire greatness.<p>Corporate transformation begins with a dream. The best leaders have the capacity to dream big and reimagine what the organization is all about, what it sells, and how it does …