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Why Your Business Should Get in on the Gamification Trend

Why Your Business Should Get in on the Gamification Trend

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Gamification, a principle for applying gameplay mechanics and theories to everyday problems, is growing in popularity. Here's how your small business can start playing.
October 14, 2013 in News and Trends
Using Gamification to Boost Staff Morale

Using Gamification to Boost Staff Morale

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In addition to helping business owners solve problems around customer engagement and retention, gamification can enhance staff relations.
October 14, 2013 in News and Trends
How Starbucks Went Digital-- And Why You Should, Too (Infographic)

How Starbucks Went Digital-- And Why You Should, Too (Infographic)

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As most execs feel their companies aren't going digital quickly enough, Starbucks provides a model for tech success.
October 14, 2013 in News and Trends
Because Twitter Isn't a Bank, Big Pay Packages Are OK

Because Twitter Isn't a Bank, Big Pay Packages Are OK

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All equal pay fights are created equal, but some are more equal than others.
October 14, 2013 in News and Trends
7 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

7 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

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NEXT gets startups on the fast track, the Glimpse conference shows them the future, Feast makes them think, Martha Stewart's American Made teaches them to cook. This week's notable news and startup events for entrepreneurs.
October 14, 2013 in News and Trends
14 Early Startup Execs Who Missed Out on Making Millions

14 Early Startup Execs Who Missed Out on Making Millions

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While many founders, executives and investors are raking in fortunes on their startups, these people have missed out big time.
October 12, 2013 in News and Trends
Payment Processor Dwolla Unexpectedly Cuts Ties With Bitcoin

Payment Processor Dwolla Unexpectedly Cuts Ties With Bitcoin

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In a surprise email, the company announced it would be phasing out its service with digital currency businesses.
October 12, 2013 in News and Trends
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

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RoboRoaches for sale, iBeengo wants you to go too, a MBA for entrepreneurs, the war on working from home, Burberry CEO on the future of retail and design, A tech writer goes on a social-media diet. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.
October 11, 2013 in News and Trends
BlackBerry Founders Consider Takeover

BlackBerry Founders Consider Takeover

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Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin, co-founders of the company now known as BlackBerry, are considering a bid that could save the embattled smartphone maker.
October 11, 2013 in News and Trends
Want to Make Viral Videos? Look to Twitter TV Ratings.Play Video

Want to Make Viral Videos? Look to Twitter TV Ratings. (Video)

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Twitter TV Ratings offer all-new analytics surrounding exactly how much we love 'Breaking Bad' and other shows.
October 11, 2013 in News and Trends
Digital TV Startup Aereo May Wind Up in the Supreme Court

Digital TV Startup Aereo May Wind Up in the Supreme Court

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Aereo won a court victory in Boston today, but the fight over the startup's ability to provide digital streams of broadcast signals is far from over.
October 11, 2013 in News and Trends
Hoping to Attract More Startups, Amazon Rolls Out AWS Activate

Hoping to Attract More Startups, Amazon Rolls Out AWS Activate

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Looking to help startups scale faster and cheaper, Amazon announced a bundle of new free tools for users of its cloud-computing platform.
October 10, 2013 in News and Trends
Why Big Data Is Your Key to Beefing Up Customer Engagement

Why Big Data Is Your Key to Beefing Up Customer Engagement

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Your business is leaving lots of useful data on the table. Here's why no bit of data should be tossed when it comes to customer engagement.
October 10, 2013 in News and Trends
Uber and Flipboard Help VC Deal Activity Hit $7.2 Billion Last Quarter

Uber and Flipboard Help VC Deal Activity Hit $7.2 Billion Last Quarter

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While the mobile industry had a record-breaking quarter for VC funding, health care was a flop.
October 10, 2013 in News and Trends
Apple's October Surprise May Boost Its Tablet Market Share

Apple's October Surprise May Boost Its Tablet Market Share

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Apple will reportedly debut new versions of its iPad and iPad Mini tablets at the end of the month.
October 10, 2013 in News and Trends
Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey's Reputation Questioned in New Book

Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey's Reputation Questioned in New Book

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A book written by a New York Times writer says Dorsey's role as a founder may have been overhyped.
October 9, 2013 in News and Trends
H-P Is Asking Telecommuters to Work On-Site. What Do You Think?

H-P Is Asking Telecommuters to Work On-Site. What Do You Think?

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Even as the freelance economy continues to grow, Hewlett-Packard and other large tech companies are coming down on work-from-home arrangements.
October 9, 2013 in News and Trends
Report: U.S. Adults Lag Behind International Peers in Literacy, Math and Tech Skills

Report: U.S. Adults Lag Behind International Peers in Literacy, Math and Tech Skills

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A new survey by the OECD shows that Americans across generations performed below average on math, reading and problem solving.
October 9, 2013 in News and Trends

Englert and Higgs Win Nobel Prize in Physics After String of Delays

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Francois Englert and Peter W. Higgs were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences after a series of unusual delays.
October 8, 2013 in News and Trends

Google Glass Users Will See Transit Directions

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Google Glass users that have paired Glass with an Android device will be able to see public transit directions on the device.
October 8, 2013 in News and Trends
If Facebook Gives Your Business Free Wi-Fi, What's in It for You?

If Facebook Gives Your Business Free Wi-Fi, What's in It for You?

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Customers have come to expect free wireless internet in many businesses. Thanks to Facebook, businesses will now be able to get some things in return.
October 8, 2013 in News and Trends
Tech Giants Form Another Group to Bring the Internet to the Global Masses

Tech Giants Form Another Group to Bring the Internet to the Global Masses

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Google, along with several other companies, form the Alliance for an Affordable Internet.
October 7, 2013 in News and Trends
6 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

6 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

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Austin Startup Week kicks off with a battle of the bands, the Shutdown threatens to thwart D.C.-area businesses, great minds connect at the Inc. 500|5000 awards. This week's notable news and startup events for entrepreneurs.
October 7, 2013 in News and Trends
Twitter's IPO Will Make All These People Millionaires and Billionaires

Twitter's IPO Will Make All These People Millionaires and Billionaires

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With the IPO set, Twitter's venture capital investors, longtime employees and other stockholders are about to become very wealthy.
October 6, 2013 in News and Trends
With Shutdown and Shootout, Washington D.C. Businesses Report Significant Losses

With Shutdown and Shootout, Washington D.C. Businesses Report Significant Losses

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In Day 4 of the federal government shutdown, many D.C.-area businesses are struggling to cope with reduced sales.
October 5, 2013 in News and Trends
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

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In the category of epic role reversals, the New York Daily News makes big companies pitch to startups and other need-to-know stories from this week.
October 4, 2013 in News and Trends
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