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Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing

Turns out, something as simple as tweaking the color of a button changes user behavior or endears people to your product. Buffer’s Leo Widrich explains the importance of color in website and brand design.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the</i> …

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Winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Part I

The Sony World Photography Awards have announced the winners of their Open, Youth, and National Award competitions today. The winners were selected from over 70,000 entries submitted by photo enthusiasts and amateurs from across the world. Overall winners and the judging of the final categories are …

How three-year-old girl in Georgia unlocked phone and dialled 911 to save father – video

Last Thursday before her fourth birthday, Elisha Powers of Rockland County, Georgia, saved her father's life by unlocking his mobile phone and calling 911 before he bled to death. Elisha's father Shawn was cutting up a tree with a machete when he accidentally cut his arm near the wrist. Alone with …

Price war in U.S. mobile market raises fear of profit hemorrhage | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Year’s rivalry among U.S. mobile operators has Wall Street worried that the industry’s profits could seriously decline.<p>Signage for a T-Mobile store is pictured in downtown Los Angeles, California August 31, 2011. REUTERS/Fred Prouser<p>After months of aggressive moves by …

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20 of the Best Productivity Apps of 2013

2013 was a great year for productivity. The email problem hasn’t been completely solved, but apps like Mailbox and Dispatch have taken away much of the pain of the task. Meanwhile, we have plenty of choices for calendar and to-do apps that are well-designed, useful and fast.<p>Here are 20 of our …

Play classic video games in style with OpenEmu for Mac

Like iTunes for classic games<p>The world has no shortage of video game emulators, but many can be painful to use — many reflect their hacker origins with equally hacky interfaces, and you'd need a vast collection of different emulators to properly relive your childhood. By contrast, OpenEmu is a …

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

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Justine Sacco, Internet Justice, And The Dangers Of A Righteous Mob

At no point in history has it been this easy to destroy your entire life so quickly in such few words. As the saga of InterActiveCorp PR Executive Justine Sacco on Friday showed, if you end up on the wrong side of public opinion on the internet, your reputation will be thoroughly destroyed… and you …

Tim Draper Wants To Split California Into Pieces And Turn Silicon Valley Into Its Own State

TechCrunch has learned about noted technology investor Tim Draper’s plan to split California into six separate states, including a Northern California slice appropriately named “Silicon Valley.”<p>Draper shared his vision with TechCrunch tonight. He says he’s submitting a polished version to the …

Valve's SteamOS is ready to download -- only Linux vets are encouraged to apply

Just as promised, Valve has made its first release of SteamOS available for downloads at the same time it ships out prototype Steam Machines to 300 beta testers. Based on the Debian 7.1 flavor of Linux, SteamOS is a platform purpose built for playing PC games on the TV. Cutting out the cruft of …

Amazon reveals best-selling music: 'Call Me Maybe' is most popular song of all time

Amazon today revealed its all-time best-selling albums and songs. The online retailer isn't releasing specific sales numbers with the rankings, but the lists still provide an interesting peek at pop culture trends and the music Amazon's customers have flocked to — for better or worse. Carly Rae …

YouTube Reveals Its Top 10 Videos of 2013

There are more than 6 billion hours of videos watched on YouTube each month so it’s certainly a barometer of what may be viral or popular in the mainstream. With that, the Google-owned video site is once again releasing its annual list of the top videos and channels of 2013.<p>Perhaps unsurprisingly, …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

Four Go-To Investment Research Sites

For those traders or investors who are looking for stocks or ETFs to buy, the wealth of free information on the Internet is quite astounding. It can also be quite intimidating, so I thought I might review four of my favorite sites and how you might use them in your research.<p>Though my focus is on …

Here's Where Teens Are Going Instead Of Facebook

Earlier this month Facebook’s chief financial officer, David Ebersman confirmed a worrying, but long-suspected trend for the world’s biggest social network: teenagers, perhaps the most important demographic for a modern-day communication tool, were becoming less active on the site.<p>“We did see a …

How Working Remotely Changed My Life (and Can Change Yours, Too)

<i>Justin is the Product Manager for Industry Mailout. He’s passionate about building products that delight customers, and also blogs on justinjackson.ca and tweets via @mijustin</i><p>Working remotely is a hot topic of debate these past years. Many companies are beginning to allow the flexibility to help …

10 Investing Tricks That Will Help You Outperform Most Investors

PHILADELPHIA — For all the books, articles and TV shows devoted to investing, it seems to be a difficult body of knowledge to master.<p>But what if the best investing advice is actually the simplest?<p>That’s the bet being made by a group of rabid do-it-yourself investors called the Bogleheads who are …

The highly unusual company behind Sriracha, the world’s coolest hot sauce

If David Tran were a more conventional CEO, he would be a fixture at conferences, a darling of magazine profiles, and a subject of case studies in the Harvard Business Review. Sriracha hot sauce, made by Huy Fong Foods, which Tran founded 33 years ago in Los Angeles, is one of the coolest brands in …

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F.lux Helps Computer Addicts Sleep Better

I discovered F.lux earlier this year, and it has changed how I work. F.lux is a program that sits quietly on your Mac, Windows or Linux computer removing the blue light emitted by your screen which can cause your body to subconsciously delay its natural timings — and adversely affect your sleep.<p>In …

The Best Chat Apps for Your Smartphone

<b>Updated: August 1, 2014</b><p>We’ve known for sometime that SMS is becoming passe for many smartphone owners worldwide.<p>Sure, people still use it, but there are a slew of apps that go way beyond it, offering easy multimedia functions, group chats, video calls, gaming and much more. Beyond being SMS …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

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Meet The 17-Year-Old Trader Who Knows Global Macro Markets Like A Veteran

These days he's passionate about global macro trading and he's garnering attention in the space from more seasoned macro traders.<p>"The breadth and depth of Julian's market knowledge is that of a seasoned macro trader. The young man is very impressive," one New York-based macro trader commented.<p>You …

No Henry, you need to get real about Yahoo. Here are the facts

Advertisement<p>83 Comments<p>Credit: Corbis<p>For past year or so, there has been a bit of a lovefest around Yahoo (s YHOO), the rapidly aging former web …

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