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Kipnis extension another move toward stability

CLEVELAND -- Jason Kipnis didn't get the bunt down in the ninth inning Wednesday night. But that's not the part of the story that intrigues Terry …

Crippling Customer Service and Communication

Learn why customer service and communication are equally important to a totally bomb inbound marketing strategy.

Customer Service

Hewlett-Packard’s biggest “innovation” is its plan for managed retreat

Hewlett-Packard, the once-great technology giant that practically invented Silicon Valley startup culture, is just about done making disastrous decisions that threaten its entire business. (Decisions like its ill-starred acquisition of software company Autonomy, whose value HP then had to write …

Wall Street

Futuristic Sleeping Pods Recharge Modern Workers

During a typical day's work, many employees start feeling tired by mid-afternoon. Who wouldn't love to take a quick nap to recharge their batteries before pushing through the final hours? Unfortunately, sleeping on the job is frowned upon in many places of employment, but one company is hoping to …

Employment

Steroids.js Bridges The Performance Gap Between PhoneGap And Native Apps By Using Native UI Components And Animations

Adobe’s PhoneGap mobile app development framework for bringing HTML5 hybrid apps to mobile devices is incredibly popular, but even though developers love the fact that they can write cross-platform re-usable code with it, it’s not exactly known for being very fast. Steroids.js, a new project from …

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The GooBuntu Desktop

If you combine a little Ubuntu with a little Google Now, you get reader Chris Klepka's desktop. It's fun, functional, and best of all, it's easy to …

Linux

Once Upon A Time At The Office: 10 Storytelling Tips To Help You Be More Persuasive

Storytelling is the most effective to way to get your point across. Here are some expert tips for doing it right.<p>Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, there was a salesman who traveled the countryside, peddling his wares. Everyone loved his product except the evil king, who wanted to do away with …

Elon Musk and Richard Branson's Best Advice for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

On Thursday, Google for Entrepreneurs hosted a Google Hangout where Elon Musk and Richard Branson offered their top advice for aspiring business owners. Here are the highlights.<p><b>For Budding Entrepreneurs:</b><p><b>Richard Branson:</b> "If you've got a great idea, if you can improve people's lives, just go on and …

Entrepreneurship

Lift to Grow: The One Workout You Need to Get HUGE

There are about ~1.8 billion articles online that prescribe cookie cutter exercise programs. I'll do my best to not add to that total.<p>The three …

The Better Alternative To Opting Out: Innovate Your Marriage

It’s not about “opting out” or “leaning in”–it’s about partnership. A marriage that works is essential for balancing career and home life, and these techniques borrowed from the startup world can help you achieve one.<p>Get the briefcase and the pacifier ready, it’s time for another round of Opting …

5 Marketing Lessons from Apple's Iconic 1984 Ad

What your brand can learn from one of the best marketing videos of all time, Apple's 1984 Superbowl ad.

Apache2 Ubuntu Default Page: It works

What Messy Desks Say About Your Business | Inc.com

Jeff Bezos. Tony Hsieh. Steve Jobs. All the owners of famously messy desks. Bill Gates and Elon Musk on the other hand? The kings of office clean.<p>Before you choose which set of entrepreneurs to emulate, you may want to consider this.<p>The cleanliness of your office space may actually influence the …

University of Michigan

Are You Using Twitter Cards For Lead Generation

Why Companies Are (Finally) Falling All Over Each Other To Become Best Places To Work

Smart companies have figured out that happy workplaces mean bigger bottom lines and winning the talent battle. Which is only good news for you.<p>Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.<p><i>–Former U.S. General and President</i> …

Google rethinks hyperlinking in Drive with a built-in search field

Google has thought up a new way to add web links to documents for its latest update to Drive. Before, inserting a link required knowing the exact URL that a person should be sent to, but now both Docs and Slides will include a built-in search field that automatically suggests the top results for …

Social Media - What is it and how can you use it?

Social media is a term that is used often now-a-days, but it can be hard to know what exactly is meant by it. Simply put, social media sites are just …

How to Do Your Own PR on the Cheap | Inc.com

It's a crowded marketplace out there. You know your company can't be successful if it doesn't get noticed. But you're starting out with limited funds. Should you bite the bullet and invest in a public relations firm? Or hope that your product and service will speak for themselves?<p>There's a third …

Public Relations

What's Wrong With Your Website? More Than You Think | Inc.com

With the proliferation of smartphones and web review sites, every small business owner knows the importance of maintaining a strong online presence. Outsourcing design work to a talented web artist or firm often makes sense given the complexities of website design and the increased customer traffic …

Google Analytics

Yahoo Acquires Mobile Ad Tech Startup, Promises New Ad Products

After acquiring 16 companies focused on consumer-facing mobile products, Yahoo has made its first investment in mobile ad technology since Marissa …

Is A Cluttered Inbox Bad For You?

Or should we all just believe in The Gospel of Not Caring?<p>“I am a ridiculously neat and organized person, and smugness suits me just fine, so the idea that my in-box could be as tidy as my closet has great appeal, ” Sam Grobart confides to Businessweek. “But I’ve tried all the big services, and I’m …

5 Ridiculous SEO Myths That People Believe

The SEO industry is wrought with folklore. Much of what is said doesn’t come with the evidence to back it up. Granted, we’re not immune to truisms of …

Despicable Me 2 Minions made with CSS language

Who is the most talk about character currently? Of course, it is the the Minions from Despicable Me 2. Now, check this out. This Minion is made from …

How to Spot a Future Entrepreneur | Inc.com

There may be a better way than charting your child’s lemonade stand profits to know whether you’ve got a future entrepreneur on your hands. Much like predictors used to study diseases--diet, family history, or drug use, for example--researchers have begun to identify early-life predictors for …

Self-employment