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2016 Audi TT, TTS Roadster Revealed Ahead of Paris Debut

Details of the 2016 Audi TT Roadster and TTS Roadster have been revealed. As with previous generations, the open-top model turns the 2+2 coupe into a two-seat roadster. The 2016 Audi TT Roadster and TTS Roadster will officially debut at the 2014 Paris auto show.<p>Like the 2016 Audi TT and TTS, the …

Roadsters

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Spied with Far Less Camouflage

A lighter and tighter Chevrolet Camaro this way comes. We last checked in on Chevy’s future pony car a few months ago, when we published aerial spy photographs of the car being evaluated at General Motors’ proving ground. That prototype was well-camouflaged, but its general shape gave it away as …

East coast elitism is still alive and well on Wall Street

Silicon Valley companies often claim to not care about whether job candidates hail from elite schools (they say it’s more about proximity and computer skills). As for US investment banks, the time and money they spend on elite school recruiting programs suggests otherwise, as do the hiring data.<p>A …

Wall Street

2016 Audi TT Roadster

Windup key not included.<p>Audi's current R&D chief Ulrich Hackenberg was in his first tenure at the company in 1994 when the first-generation Audi TT was developed. And he tells us that the iconic sports car started out as a roadster. But by 1995, the almighty Ferdinand Piëch had weighed in and …

2016 Audi TTS Roadster Debuts: Gunning for the Porsche Boxster?

Open-air motoring for aggressive aesthetes.<p>Compared to its BMW Z4 and Mercedes-Benz SLK competition, the Audi TT roadster traditionally comes across as a somewhat more serious car, and most enthusiasts consider it handicapped given its front-drive-based platform (which is shared with the VW Golf). …

2015 Ford Mustang GT Manual

It's more refined than ever, but is the new Mustang still a stallion?<p>With the new Ford Mustang finally sitting before us, a walkaround is the first order of business. Circling the newest pony, there’s no mistaking it for anything but a Mustang. The all-new 2015 model retains the right proportions, …

Sports Cars

Getting Into Walmart Isn't as Hard as You Think

How did a largely unknown snack like Bear Naked granola wind up on the shelves of more than 10,000 retailers? The company's methods really weren't that complicated.<p>Brendan Synnott knew his snack company, Bear Naked, could never compete with the likes of General Mills. But he realized that if he …

retailmarketing

Corporate America, Your Future Engineers Aren’t Attending Career Fairs Anymore

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Vivek Ravisankar is the CEO and co-founder of Y Combinator graduate and TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield alum HackerRank, the platform that is used by programmers to hone their skills and by companies to recruit tech talent. To learn more about their upcoming national hackathon on</i> …

Advanced Google+ Tips For Your Business

As Google+ has matured, what businesses can (and should) do on this social media platform has changed. I spoke with Marc Nashaat, a social media and inbound marketing expert from Powered by Search in Toronto, Canada,to get advice for taking Google+ activity to the next level. Here is what I learned:<p>…

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT / GT S Revealed: The New Porsche 911 Competitor Breaks Cover!

Sent from upon high.<p>The Porsche 911 is no stranger to attacks—and now a fresh one has been whipped up in Affalterbach by Mercedes’ high-performance arm, AMG. True sports cars wearing the three-pointed star are rare; the last two times such cars appeared, the company aimed sky-high with the McLaren …

2017 Jaguar XE Debuts: Photos and Info on the BMW 3-series Fighter

Finally, a proper entry sports sedan from Coventry.<p>Let's start with the really good news that, well before driving it, we can confidently state that the new Jaguar XE definitely isn't an X-type.<p>Jaguar won't thank us for mentioning its last attempt to build a small sedan so high up in this story, …

6 Tools to Stay on Top of Your Competition

Tracking your competition's marketing efforts can definitely help you improve and refine your own.<p>Watch a few pregame interviews and inevitably a coach will say this about the other team: "We're not worried about what <i>they</i> will do. We're focused on playing <i>our</i> game. If we execute <i>our</i> game plan … we'll …

Marketing

The End of Ownership: The Zero-Marginal-Cost Economy

<i>Dries Buytaert created Drupal, an open source content management platform, in his dorm room. He is also the co-founder and CTO at Acquia, a company providing enterprise software for websites and commerce.</i><p>Society is undergoing tremendous change right now — those of us who enjoy services like Uber …

The Best Jobs For Every Personality Type

Does your job fit your personality?<p>The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test, which measures preferences like introversion and extroversion, has been part of business culture for decades. Today about 80% of the Fortune 500 and 89 of Fortune 100 companies use it to analyze the …

Get Your Business Book Published: Crown Publishing Group Editor Matt Inman Reveals How

It’s estimated that some 11,000 new business books are published each year—almost 1,000 every month. And yet still, attracting the attention of a traditional publisher remains inherently challenging. But it doesn’t have to be. If you’re among the many who possess such literary aspirations, Matt …

Millions of historic images posted to Flickr

<b>An American academic is creating a searchable database of 12 million historical copyright-free images.</b><p>Kalev Leetaru has already uploaded 2.6 million pictures to Flickr, which are searchable thanks to tags that have been automatically added.<p>The photos and drawings are sourced from more than 600 …

Genealogy

Uber’s Biggest Danger Is Its Business Model, Not Bad PR

Uber was scandalized this week by a scoop from <i>The Verge</i> revealing its aggressive way of poaching drivers from rival Lyft. But the other thing that …

Part 3) Strategies: The “Art of Deep Background” and Controlling the Press

From <b>Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media</b>, a profile examining Apple’s PR strategy:<p>Apple’s PR department presents a cool, measured public-facing image: it only responds to press inquiries when it wants to, doesn’t offer quotes unless they’ll be reprinted without …

How This Man Built A $3M Business A Year After Four Years In Prison

Frederick Hutson is a man who sees business opportunities in everything. By his own admission, this doesn’t always work out for the best. Hutson spent over four years in prison after getting busted for an opportunity he saw in drug trafficking, a huge market, and one that was as he saw it, ripe for …

Spied! Porsche 911 Mule Could Hint at New 992 Chassis Designation

About a week ago, senior features editor Jonny Lieberman tweeted an interesting rumor about the Porsche 911. Specifically, the 911 GTS is just around the corner and could debut at this year’s Los Angeles auto show. Additionally, the GTS variant could usher in a host of mid-cycle updates significant …

Los Angeles

This Story From The Israeli Air Force Is One Of The Greatest Management Lessons You'll Read

I have begun reading <i>The Lion’s Gate</i>, an oral history of the Six-Day War by the talented military author Steven Pressfield. During that war, Israel was a tiny, poor country surrounded by enemies bent on its annihilation. And yet it stunned the world by defeating all its enemies with stunning speed …

The 25 Most Enjoyable Companies To Work For

And they want their workplaces to be fun, not miserably stressful, given how many hours of their lives they will spend there.<p>To that end, job hunting site Glassdoor.com sifted through its enormous database of employee reviews to come up with its 2014 list of the 25 companies that employees say have …

Corporate Culture

Old Coders: When Programming Is a Second Career

Liz Beigle-Bryant took her first programming class, BASIC, in 1973. At the time, computers were part of the math departments instead of the …

Ask an expert: How to buy a home appliance

At a recent housewarming party, talk turned to renovating the kitchen. My friends wanted to know what they should do about replacing the old appliances that came with the house.<p>Luckily, they'd invited me.<p>Not only do I get to use hundreds of them each year in my job as editor in chief of …

Algorithms Are Replacing Unions As The Champions of Workers

Quality of life is perhaps the single largest factor underpinning human happiness, and that quality is largely determined by one’s job. It should be no wonder then that so many activists and politicians have made improving work a key element of their advocacy for generations. The history of America …

Mexican billionaire offers advice for Latinos

HOUSTON (AP) — Increasing workers' earning power and offering Latino-owned companies easier access to funding that can be used for growth and …

The 10 colleges with the highest paid business graduates

A bachelor’s in Business Administration & Management is what most people pursue when they are interested in a general business degree. This broad major prepares students for various roles in the business world and includes classes on finance, management, marketing, economics and administration.<p>The …