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Are iPad POS Systems The Future For Retailers?

Earlier this week I scribed Why Retailers Need To Get Comfy And Cozy With Brand Ambassadors This Holiday Season which spoke directly to the need for those in the retail marketing space to engage and relate to their most valuable customers, AKA their brand ambassadors.<p>Well those same retailers may …

IPad POS outfit Revel Systems scores $100m in funding

The round includes an initial $65 million investment from WCAS and an additional $25 million equity line available from WCAS. Sanjay Swani, a general …

How Retail Can Thrive in a World Without Stores

Historically, shopping has been a sensory experience. Store associates served as personal shoppers, helping customers pick out items. Shoppers gauged quality by the look and feel of a product. They asked for sales associates’ opinions when they tried on clothes. It was as much an emotional …

Marketers find a new video platform: Amazon Echo Show

When Amazon’s Echo Show officially launched on June 28, publishers rapidly announced video-optimized skills for the device, while Amazon only …

WIRED UK - Future Science, Culture & Technology News and Reviews

Want to get rich? Here’s what 7 millionaires were doing in their 20s

At what point do you know whether you’ll be financially successful? If these seven millionaires (and billionaires) are any indication, the answer …

Awesome Clay Refrigerator Requires Zero Energy to Keep Food Cool

An Indian entrepreneur has created a refrigerator made entirely from clay that keeps food cool without using any electricity. Mansukhbhai Raghavbhai …

Kitchens

Take A Look At Ogilvy Mather's Induction Box To New Employees

<b>If you have</b> ever wanted know what it is like to be employed at global advertising agency, Ogilvy & Mather, this induction box for new employees …

7 Super Successful People Share Their Best Travel Tips

However, these trips prove necessary for building relationships with clients and closing deals, so it's important to make the most of them. Whether it's avoiding lost luggage, exploring new places, or simply using your time as efficiently as possible, there are plenty of ways to maximize business …

WW1 Centenary Is Remembered on Flipboard

One hundred years ago today, Britain made a life-changing decision, declaring war on Germany in defense of its friend and neighbor, Belgium. Serbia …

Remembrance Day

How to remember all your passwords and keep them safe

In the days after the Heartbleed story broke, Internet users were strongly advised to change the compromised passwords on their online accounts to protect their data.<p>For anyone who’s been a web user for a significant amount of time, the number of such accounts is high, unmanageable even: email …

Information Systems

So You Think You Can't Meditate: Try Joyful Resting

By now I think we've got the message. Meditation is good for us and we really should do it. Everyone from Russell Brand to Rupert Murdoch is espousing its benefits.<p>But do we really need another "should" in our lives? And besides, who's got the time to sit and contemplate their navels for 20 minutes …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

30-Second Tech Trick: How to Save a Wet Phone

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How to go completely paperless with iOS

There are some obvious first steps one can take to cut down on the amount of paper used on a day-to-day basis if you’re an iOS user, like switching …

How Much Social Media Self-Promotion is Too Much?

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>If you’ve been to any of Buffer’s social media accounts recently (take Twitter, for instance), you may have noticed that the lion’s share of stories we share come from us. We tweet our own stuff. We toot our own horn.<p>Do you want to be a …

This One Quality Signals That You're Leadership Material

Having gravitas — a serious manner that commands respect — communicates that you have what it takes, says economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett. "You need to be seen as someone who knows their stuff cold and can go three to four questions deep in the their domain."<p>Hewlett came to this finding as part of …

Leadership

The Father Behind The Bulletproof “Bodyguard Blanket” For Kids Defends His Creation

A company selling high-tech blankets to protect kids from school shooters and tornadoes struck more than one publication as a case of crass …

Color Obsession of the Week: Bright Orange

A refrigerator, lamp, bar cart, and more finds in bright orange.<p><b>This week's finds:</b><p>1. SMEG Refrigerator, $1,999. westelm.com.2. Luxembourg Bar Cart by Fermob, $932. shophorne.com.3. Lacquer Hexagon Tray, $175. jonathanadler.com.4. Formula X Nail Polish in Incandescent, $11. sephora.com.5. Benjamin …

Citrus Fruit

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

A Look at Apple Advertising -- With and Without Steve Jobs

<b>Life (2012)</b><p>For a moment, celebrities became a part of the Apple marketing picture in spots via TBWA/Media Arts Lab starring Zooey Deschanel, Samuel …

iPad Mini

4 Myths About Apple Design, From An Ex-Apple Designer

What’s life really like designing for Apple? An alum shares what he learned during his seven years in Cupertino.<p>Apple is synonymous with upper echelon design, but very little is known about the company’s design process. Most of Apple’s <i>own</i> employees aren’t allowed inside Apple’s fabled design …

Scientists inch closer to blood test for pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer carries one of the worst prognoses of any disease, period. A whopping 99 percent of people diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer are dead within five years, and without any screening tests, it's usually found late. Even though it's one of the least diagnosed types of cancer in …

The X-Factor: How the Fujifilm X-Series Changed a Company and an Industry

There’s a good chance you’re sick of reading about Fujifilm this week. But with the fever-pitch buzz surrounding the release of the X-T1, it’s not …

This Apple iWatch Concept Design Is Simply Incredible

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Everyone's hearts go aflutter at iWatch rumors, the supposed wearable wrist computer that Apple could launch as early as this year.<p>A designer named Todd Hamilton took a stab not only at what the still-speculative watch might look like, but how it …