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3 Steps to Handle a Crisis Like a Fighter Pilot

3 Steps to Handle a Crisis Like a Fighter Pilot

By compartmentalizing and addressing a problem on a triage basis your business can emerge from disaster unscathed. When I was born in 1970 my father was a fligh... »

Compared to This, Your Mission Statement Sucks

Compared to This, Your Mission Statement Sucks

The mission statement at this company might possibly be the one by which all others should be judged. When I worked for R.R. Donnelley there was a huge mission ... »

DoCoMo Forks Out $50 Million for 7% of Pioneer as it Drives into the In-Car Intelligence Space

DoCoMo Forks Out $50 Million for 7% of Pioneer as it Drives into the In-Car Intelligence Space

Japanese operator DoCoMo is revving up its presence in the in-car intelligence industry after it announced – via ZDNet Asia — that it will invest 5 billion yen ... »

Taiwanese Cloud Gaming Firm Ubitus Raises $15 Million from Samsung Ventures and Others

Taiwanese Cloud Gaming Firm Ubitus Raises $15 Million from Samsung Ventures and Others

Taipei, Taiwan-based cloud gaming and services company Ubitus todayannounced that it has raised $15 million from a number of investors, most notably including S... »

Rocket Internet-Backed Namshi Lands $13m to Grow its Online Fashion Store for the Middle East

Rocket Internet-Backed Namshi Lands $13m to Grow its Online Fashion Store for the Middle East

Namshi, an popular online fashion store in the Middle East that was started by the Samwer brothers’ Rocket Internet accelerator, has raised $13 million in fundi... »

Visa Updates Offers Rewards Scheme with Point-of-Sale Discounts and Personalized Cardholder Alerts

Visa Updates Offers Rewards Scheme with Point-of-Sale Discounts and Personalized Cardholder Alerts

Visa has updated Visa Offers, a rewards scheme that helps retailers and merchants offer exclusive discounts to Visa cardholders at the point-of-sale, with insta... »

Salesforce Acquires Web Clipping and Sharing Company Clipboard

Salesforce Acquires Web Clipping and Sharing Company Clipboard

Clipboard, a service which let users save and share content online, has been acquired by Salesforce and is shutting down completely on June 30. This news comes ... »

The Sandwich That Ate the World

The Sandwich That Ate the World

The founder of the world’s largest restaurant chain explains how Subway became ubiquitous, and why surpassing his biggest rival came as something as a let... »

Is Your Business Franchise-Worthy? 4 Ways to Tell

Is Your Business Franchise-Worthy? 4 Ways to Tell

Is your industry growing? Is your concept appealing to other people? If so, your business may have franchise potential. If you have a successful retail store, r... »

Internet Sales Tax Clears the Senate Easily with a Vote of 69 to 24, Now Heads to the House

Internet Sales Tax Clears the Senate Easily with a Vote of 69 to 24, Now Heads to the House

Today the Senate approved a pervasive Internet sales tax, voting the issue forward 69 to 24. The passage of the bill was not a surprise. There has been pushback... »

Secrets of the Most Productive Travelers

Secrets of the Most Productive Travelers

Your list of countless invaluable tips that promise to speed your travel and increase your comfort on the road. When Rick Burton goes on the road, his rituals c... »

3 Reasons to Protect Your Trademarks Now

3 Reasons to Protect Your Trademarks Now

Registering your trademarks is a critical step in any business’s plan. Yes, I’m a lawyer. But I promise (Scout’s honor) that you can trust wha... »

Spotify Has Acquired Playlist Discovery App Tunigo, One of the Most Popular Apps on its Platform

Spotify Has Acquired Playlist Discovery App Tunigo, One of the Most Popular Apps on its Platform

  Spotify has acquired Tunigo, a music discovery and playlist sharing service that’s available through the native Spotify app and as a dedicated experience... »

The Word ‘hackathon’ Has Been Trademarked in Germany

The Word ‘hackathon’ Has Been Trademarked in Germany

  Every self-respecting nerd loves a good hackathon, right? Hack days, hack fests or any other terminological variation are great ways to get product proto... »

comScore: Apple nears 40% share of US smartphones

comScore: Apple nears 40% share of US smartphones

In the US, Apple dominated the first quarter of 2013 as the top smartphone OEM. Samsung is gaining as well, but not quite as quickly. Rounding out the top five ... »

Another NYC Win for Uber and Hailo: Payments

Another NYC Win for Uber and Hailo: Payments

  It’s official: approved app-makers can legally connect cab drivers with passengers in New York City. And by July, they’ll be able to process ... »

12 Ways to Spring Clean Your Business

12 Ways to Spring Clean Your Business

  Now’s the time to revisit the basics of your business, tune up operations, improve customer relations, and clear out any cobwebs. When e-commerce c... »

Bing Fund Invests in BuzzTable, an App that Tracks When You’ll Be Seated at Your Favorite Restaurant

Bing Fund Invests in BuzzTable, an App that Tracks When You’ll Be Seated at Your Favorite Restaurant

  Microsoft announced today that it has made a strategic investment in BuzzTable through the Bing Fund, a program run in partnership with HP and Nokia to s... »

4 Ways to Create a Cool Company Culture

4 Ways to Create a Cool Company Culture

  Want to attract the best talent? You’ll need an awesome company culture. Here are a few quirky ideas on how to build one. The war for talent at sta... »

Don’t Aim to Be Popular, Be Effective

Don’t Aim to Be Popular, Be Effective

  Managing your employees is not a popularity contest. When you remain focused on real goals so will they. As the leader of my online marketing company Ver... »

Uber Gets Final Approval to be First e-hail Service in NYC, UberTAXI to follow ‘momentarily’

Uber Gets Final Approval to be First e-hail Service in NYC, UberTAXI to follow ‘momentarily’

  Uber, the private car service, has received final approval from the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission to participate in the city’s new pilot pr... »

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