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People Must Be Valued or Innovation Will Leave With Them

People Must Be Valued or Innovation Will Leave With Them

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Companies need to take a hard look at how they view employees, even after they find new jobs.
February 14, 2014 in Managing Employees
Japanese e-Retailer Buys Popular Messaging App Viber for $900 Million

Japanese e-Retailer Buys Popular Messaging App Viber for $900 Million

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The two companies will have a combined user base of 500 million.
February 14, 2014 in News and Trends
Calling All Dreamers: Disney Is Launching a Startup Accelerator Program

Calling All Dreamers: Disney Is Launching a Startup Accelerator Program

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The Magic Kingdom has announced a startup accelerator program that will provide 10 budding tech companies with $120,000 and invaluable mentoring.
February 13, 2014 in Innovation
Comcast CEO Says Time Warner Cable Buy Is ‘Pro-Competitive’ and ‘Pro-Consumer’

Comcast CEO Says Time Warner Cable Buy Is ‘Pro-Competitive’ and ‘Pro-Consumer’

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In an interview on CNBC this morning, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said that the two companies wouldn't be pursuing the merger if they didn't realistically think they would get it would get regulatory approval.
February 13, 2014 in News and Trends
This Site Allows Celebrities to Crowdfund for Causes in Real Time

This Site Allows Celebrities to Crowdfund for Causes in Real Time

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Laffster, once a platform specifically targeting comedians, rebranded itself today to become Cogo, available to actors, authors, musicians and athletes.
February 11, 2014 in Financing
POLL: Are We All Idiots? Or Is Twitter Really Difficult to Use?

POLL: Are We All Idiots? Or Is Twitter Really Difficult to Use?

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To the surprise of many, some people find Twitter difficult to understand. Are hashtags really that confusing?
February 7, 2014 in Social Media
The NYPD Is Testing Google Glass for ‘Patrol Purposes’

The NYPD Is Testing Google Glass for ‘Patrol Purposes’

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The agency reportedly obtained the high-tech eyewear through the Google Glass Explorer program. Google says it isn’t working on the project with any law enforcement agency.
February 6, 2014 in Mobile
Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company

Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company

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The Seattle-based tech giant has scooped up Irvine, Calif.-based Double Helix Games.
February 6, 2014 in News and Trends
Not Just for Weddings: Set Up a Registry for Your New Business

Not Just for Weddings: Set Up a Registry for Your New Business

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If you ask, your supporters may just buy you office equipment and supplies.
February 6, 2014 in Startup Financing
Home-Brewed Coca-Cola in 2015 Could Transform the Beverage Industry

Home-Brewed Coca-Cola in 2015 Could Transform the Beverage Industry

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Coca-Cola has inked a 10-year partnership with Keurig-maker Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, and has also purchased a 10% equity stake in the company valued at $1.25 billion.
February 6, 2014 in Innovation
Investors Unnerved: Is Twitter Too Difficult to Use?

Investors Unnerved: Is Twitter Too Difficult to Use?

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The social media company's stock plunges 20 percent on report of slow user growth.
February 6, 2014 in Social Media
Government Shuts Down Small Brewery's Beer Drones

Government Shuts Down Small Brewery's Beer Drones

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The FAA's shutdown of Lakemaid beer delivery drones drew criticism for hurting small businesses.
February 5, 2014 in News and Trends
CVS to Quit Selling Tobacco Products

CVS to Quit Selling Tobacco Products

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CVS is the first national pharmacy chain that will drop cigarettes and other tobacco products from its shelves -- a move that is estimated to cost the company $2 billion annually.
February 5, 2014 in Growth Strategies
App Developer to Facebook: We Had 'Paper' First

App Developer to Facebook: We Had 'Paper' First

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FiftyThree, which created its own award-winning app entitled Paper in 2012, may take legal action against Facebook for its much-ballyhooed new reader app of the same name.
February 4, 2014 in Apps & Software
The 10 Must-Have Ingredients for a Successful Invention

The 10 Must-Have Ingredients for a Successful Invention

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While many people believe they have the next million-dollar idea, in reality their vision could be a total dud. Here are 10 things needed to make your invention a success.
February 3, 2014 in Innovation
Twitter Inks Partnership With Music Startup to Track Emerging Artists

Twitter Inks Partnership With Music Startup to Track Emerging Artists

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Following a deal with the entertainment company 300, Twitter will share prized information about who happens to be tweeting about emerging musicians.
February 3, 2014 in Apps & Software
Ever Heard of a Patent Map? They Can Help Predict the Future.

Ever Heard of a Patent Map? They Can Help Predict the Future.

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By presenting dense technical text in a simple visual format, patent maps can be efficient tools for reading a competitive landscape, preforming due diligence and even forecasting upcoming trends.
February 3, 2014 in Management & Operations
How Startups Can Tap Into Google's Secret Sauce: OKRs

How Startups Can Tap Into Google's Secret Sauce: OKRs

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Google has been implementing this strategy since its startup heydays and continues to utilize it even as it workforce has grown to more than 45,000 employees.
February 3, 2014 in Business Management
Budweiser's Puppies Win the Super Bowl Commercial Game

Budweiser's Puppies Win the Super Bowl Commercial Game

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Budweiser’s 'Puppy Love' commercial was voted the best of the Super Bowl by fans on Hulu AdZone.
February 3, 2014 in Advertising
Why 'Gen Z' May Be More Entrepreneurial Than 'Gen Y'

Why 'Gen Z' May Be More Entrepreneurial Than 'Gen Y'

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Here are five important reasons why the younger generation may be more inclined to be the entrepreneurs of the near future.
February 3, 2014 in Young Entrepreneurs
Swallow This 'Password' Pill to Unlock Your Digital Devices

Swallow This 'Password' Pill to Unlock Your Digital Devices

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Yes, this is as far out as it sounds.
February 3, 2014 in Security
Despite Long, Litigious Past, Samsung and Google Announce 10 Year Cross-Licensing Agreement

Despite Long, Litigious Past, Samsung and Google Announce 10 Year Cross-Licensing Agreement

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The agreement comes after years of patent disputes over smartphones and tablets.
January 27, 2014 in Mobile
Chipotle Is Making a Dark Comedy Series About Industrial Farming. (Yes, Seriously.)

Chipotle Is Making a Dark Comedy Series About Industrial Farming. (Yes, Seriously.)

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The burrito chain is releasing a four-part comedy series on Hulu next month that offers a satirical take on industrial farming.
January 27, 2014 in Advertising
IBM to Sell Server Business to China-Based Lenovo for $2.3 Billion

IBM to Sell Server Business to China-Based Lenovo for $2.3 Billion

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The deal is expected to be the largest merger in Chinese history.
January 23, 2014 in Office Tech
Afraid of Sharks? No Problem. Just Check Twitter.

Afraid of Sharks? No Problem. Just Check Twitter.

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Scientists in Western Australia have outfitted more than 320 sharks with transmitters that trigger warning tweets when they arrive within one kilometer of popular beaches.
January 23, 2014 in Social Media

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