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Product Launch

Why You Should Take a 'Wait-and-See' Approach to New-Product Launches

Instead of being first to the marketplace, being last may actually present more opportunities.
Motivation and Retention

5 Ways to Turn Unproductive Employees Into Superstars

Staff turnover costs time and money you might not have. Here's how to make the best of a lackluster team and re-energize them in the process.
Competition

How to Cancel Out the Competitive Noise

Jamyn Edis of Dash Labs chats with Jason Saltzman about dealing with competition in business.
Amazon

Amazon Patents Tech to Block In-Store Comparison Shopping

If you visit an Amazon Store, don't expect to be able to compare prices using your smartphone. Amazon's patent describes blocking such checks and sending a sales rep over to see you.
Marketing Automation

5 Ways Marketing Automation Helps Startups Succeed

If you're going up against big players in your market, automation can save time and money while collecting big-data insights for your small business.
Competition

3 Reasons You Should Spy on Your Competition

One of the best ways to thoroughly understand your market is to take a look at your competition.
Lessons

5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the World Series of Poker

Business, like poker, requires skill to capitalize on luck.
Competition

People Thought Google and Adobe Would Crush My Startup. Actually, They Gave Us Our Biggest Breaks.

Small companies in niche markets can use their specialization and nimbleness as powerful competitive advantages.
Business Ideas

Don't Be Afraid to Embrace Boring Ideas

Kikkerland's annual design competition results in an unexpected bestseller.
Competition

3 Reasons to Start Copying Your Competitors Today

You don't have to steal strategies or plagiarize work to learn from your competitors-find out how.
Life Lessons

4 Business Lessons Gleaned From a Couple Dozen Youthful Street Fights

Always compromise as much as dignity allows but if people are unreasonable, hit where it hurts.
Consulting

Why Building a Consulting Business Is Harder Than It Initially Seems

If you're trying to be a consultant, remember the words, "Customers buy for their reasons, not yours."
Instagram

Instagram, Admitting a War on Snapchat, Rolls Out Face Filters

Instagram's VP of product dishes on the app's Face Filters, Hashtag stickers, and Rewind button at TechCrunch Disrupt while fielding a barrage of questions about Snapchat.
Cars

Nissan Fights Distracted Driving With Faraday Cage Armrest

The Smart Shield is a Faraday Cage armrest -- put your phone inside for distraction-free driving.