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A Pentagon budget like none before: $700 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the biggest budget the Pentagon has ever seen: $700 billion. That's far more in defense spending than America's two nearest …

Why You Should Hire a VP of User Experience Design

Searching on LinkedIn for titles such as VP User Experience Design or VP Global Design turns up very few people with those titles and roles. There …

More Evidence Remote Employees Outperform Their Peers | Inc.com

The question of whether or not telecommuting is good for business is a recurrent one with the answer diverging widely, depending on whom you ask. Certainly, hallway conversations and impromptu team meetings can spur innovation. At the same time, open offices can be remarkably distracting.<p>But a …

The Workplace

Software Entrepreneurs Must Go Mobile-First Or Die

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Roger Lee is a general partner with Battery Ventures.</i><p>Seven years ago when the iPhone was first introduced, smartphones were a novelty. Now they’re the default method of computing for most people. As of late last year, Americans spent 34 hours a month on their mobile devices, compared …

The internet of things is great for chipmakers and a challenge for Intel

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>As chipmakers realize the power and increasing amount of silicon is inside our connected devices they are racing to own as …

NSA revelations 'changing how businesses store sensitive data'

The vast scale of online surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden is changing how businesses store commercially sensitive data, with potentially dramatic consequences for the future of the internet, according to a new study.<p>A survey of 1,000 business leaders from around the world has found that many …

“Social Media Doesn’t Sleep”: How This Local Shop Cranked Sales From $63K To $7 Million

From tweeting to photographing models herself to customer service, Diana Harbour is re-defining what it means to be hands-on. Here are the secrets to social selling she’s learned with The Red Dress Boutique.<p>Less than a decade ago Diana Harbour was toiling away in a cubicle, crafting corporate-ese …

The Best Entrepreneurs Don't Start Companies, They Invent Categories

Starting a new company is hard. About 75 percent of startups fail, but that doesn't change the fact that lots of people do it every day.<p>Inventing a …

Innovation

Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

Well folks, the weekend's nearly here. Time to kick back and spend some quality time decompressing with your Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone. Is …

Apps

Evernote's Phil Libin: The modest $1bn boss

<b>Phil Libin, a self-confessed nerd and geek, does not have the personality of a typical chief executive.</b><p>For while most bosses of major companies have a hard-edged, go-getting confidence, the top man at US technology firm Evernote freely admits that he is "not particularly good" at many facets of his …

Log in With Google

Inside Flipboard / March 5, 2014<p>Today’s Android update includes the smoothest way yet to create a Flipboard account: simply log in with Google. If …

The Battle To Become Your Next Homescreen

It's 2014. Do you know where your homescreen is? The most popular apps on your phone are fighting a different battle than you think.<p>Here is a partial list of apps I use more than the "Phone" app on my "smartphone":<p>• Messages<p>• Gmail<p>• Twitter<p>• Facebook<p>• Instagram<p>• GroupMe<p>There are probably more, but …

10 Lessons I learned from Steve Jobs on Life & Leadership

It is unfortunate visionary Steve Jobs is no longer walking among us. It truly reminds all of us how short and precious life is. Just like there will …

Marketo CMO: ‘Marketing has changed more in 5 years than the past 500’ (interview)

In 2011, there were perhaps 100 companies offering tech-based marketing solutions. In 2012, that jumped to over 350. And in early 2014, the number ballooned to almost 1,000 — and counting.<p>Something’s clearly changing here.<p>“Marketing’s changed so rapidly … more in the past five years than in the …

How WhatsApp’s Arora Sealed Facebook Deal

By Douglas MacMillan and Evelyn M. Rusli<p>Prior to its $19 billion sale to Facebook, WhatsApp had just one business-development employee, one marketing executive, one human-resources head and one publicist.<p>They were all the same person.<p>Neeraj Arora, a mergers-and-acquisitions veteran who joined …

Samsung’s Tizen Will Hit the Ground Running with Android Apps - MIT Technology Review

If app availability is the make-or-break factor in the success of any smartphone operating system, then Tizen—the secrecy-cloaked OS that Samsung is …

Oyster now offers all-you-can-read children's books, including Disney titles

Got a kid with an insatiable appetite for books? You may want to sign up for Oyster, then. The subscription e-book service has just launched a children's section, giving young readers all the titles they can handle. The deal also brings Disney Publishing to Oyster's catalog, so little ones can keep …

Apple To Go Large In 2014 With iPhone 6 In May And iPad Pro in October

Now that the ink is drying on Apple's deal with China Mobile, supply chain rumors are emerging about Apple’s next significant product releases. Digitimes reports that according to “sources from the upstream supply chain,” Apple is planning to release a 5-inch iPhone 6 “phablet” this coming May and …

My Ten Favourite UX Tools

I love working in the field of UX—the challenge of solving complex problems, the subtle combination of creativity, technology and influencing human …

Edward Snowden Takes a Victory Lap

<i>The Washington Post</i> just published the first interview with Edward Snowden since the initial wave of press after the 30-year-old former analyst's …

Surveillance

Ask a Dev: Should I Go Native When Building an Image-heavy App?

In the latest video of our Ask a Dev series, iOS director Ron Lisle shares helpful tips for designing image-heavy apps and finding iCloud code …

Why this company’s IPO is a huge win for enterprise SaaS and health IT

Enterprise software is changing in many ways. It’s moving to the cloud. Profit margins are getting squeezed. Customers are cutting costs and demanding more. The onus is now on vendors to prove their value-add.<p>Sometimes the best way to build a big business is to target a small market. Veeva Systems, …

House Call: Five Smartphone Accessories That Help Monitor Your Health

Smartphones are kind of like the Swiss Army knives of the tech world. They make calls. They allow you to send and receive email, browse the Web, …

Transforming Healthcare (SSIR)

Can healthcare information technology (IT) fix a dysfunctional healthcare system fraught with physician shortages, rising rates of chronic disease, …

B tested patterns for higher conversion rates and growth

Try Being Direct instead of indecisive.<p>You can send your message with uncertainty trembling in your voice, or you can say it with confidence. If …

Black Pearl Systems: Check out the secret startup of ex-Apple hardware guru Tim Bucher

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>There’s a new band of pirates loose in the Valley, and they’re out to grab the best and the brightest from companies like …

Fertile Ground

I’m Marco Arment: a programmer, writer, podcaster, geek, and coffee enthusiast.<p>One of my favorite patterns in our industry is when the old and …

Evernote’s Quest To Become A 100-Year-Old Startup

Evernote doesn’t do anything unless it’s “sufficiently epic,” says CEO Phil Libin. What suffices? Things like business socks, designing a design culture, and becoming a century-old startup.<p><i>Evernote CEO Phil Libin recently stopped by the Fast Company office. The following is an excerpt of our</i> …