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  • 2015: The Year of Data Strategy

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    Susan Etlinger
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:22 pm
    I’m not generally a fan of annual predictions; they always remind me of a carnival in which you’re encouraged to “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain”; you almost never win the giant teddy bear.
  • trendwatching.com | 10 LATIN TRENDS FOR 2015 | LatAm Trend Bulletin | December 2014

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    1 Dec 2014 | 6:59 am
    Innovation opportunities to seize in South & Central America in the year ahead!Read the 10 LATIN TRENDS FOR 2015 LatAm Trend Bulletin from trendwatching.com »
  • The Last of Us Remastered Review ign Game

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    Mak Khan
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:36 pm
    The Last of Us Remastered Review ign | PlayStation 4 GameThe Last Of Us Remastered Playstation 4Product Details And Review:-Platform: PlayStation 4 | Edition: Standard    Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.    ASIN: B00JK00S0S    Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches ; 2.4 ounces    Media: Video Game    Release Date: July 29, 2014
  • Events Slow Down for The Holidays

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    Small Business Editor
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    For the next few weeks things are going to be slowing down as the holiday season arrives. Don’t let that stop you from taking advantage of what the season has to offer. This is a great opportunity to plan your own holiday events, Christmas parties, and get-togethers. Say thank you to your employees, clients, and partners as the year comes to a close. Once January hits, things are going to pick up again, so look forward to an eventful year. To see a full list or to submit your own event, contest or award listing, visit the Small Business Events Calendar. Read Full Story
  • Sizzling Swimwear Photoshoots - The Victoria's Secret Swimsuit Campaign Stars Candice Swanepoel (TrendHunter.com)

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    20 Dec 2014 | 10:19 am
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  • Events Slow Down for The Holidays

    Small Business Editor
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    For the next few weeks things are going to be slowing down as the holiday season arrives. Don’t let that stop you from taking advantage of what the season has to offer. This is a great opportunity to plan your own holiday events, Christmas parties, and get-togethers. Say thank you to your employees, clients, and partners as the year comes to a close. Once January hits, things are going to pick up again, so look forward to an eventful year. To see a full list or to submit your own event, contest or award listing, visit the Small Business Events Calendar. Read Full Story
  • Make These Changes in Your Business — Today

    Small Business Editor
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The new year is a time for new beginnings, both in life and in business. If you haven’t already, it may be time to consider making a new year’s resolution for your business. Members of our small business community have some suggestions for things you should consider in the new year, whether it be new tech trends or simple tips for a better workplace. Read on for a full list of tips in our weekly Small Business Trends community and information roundup. Prepare for the End of Credit Cards (Monitor.us) Technology is opening new doors for payment options. Read Full Story
  • 20 Brands Killing It With Vine Marketing

    Tabby McFarland
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Vine presents a unique opportunity to visually promote your brand. It’s a great way to connect with your customer base as well as branch out to extend your business’s reach. However when talking about such a short span of time, the challenge is clear. When you only have six seconds, how can you make it count? To help answer this question, take a look at these Vine marketing examples of brands that are making Vine work for them. Vine Marketing Examples Target Target has made a game out of their Vine videos. By utilizing hashtags, fans create their own videos based on a game of tag.
  • Bootstrapping with a Paycheck: Moonlighting to a Million Dollars

    Charles Franklin
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Moonlighting can be big business. As Americans,  the idea of moonlighting isn’t new. We know of many business people who started off working on the weekends or in the evenings after work. For some, this brought in a little extra income or possibly even a new career path. For others, though, it could be the path to a $3 or even a $130 million business. In Bootstrapping with a Paycheck: Entrepreneur Journeys, business consultant, Sramana Mitra, tackles the issue of how full-time employees managed to create these million dollar empires as moonlighters. Read Full Story
  • Liam Neeson, LinkedIn and an $800 Million Adobe Acquisition

    Small Business Editor
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Actor Liam Neeson made news this week with a unique offer on LinkedIn. And LinkedIn itself recently announced some new changes to its profile section. Meanwhile, Adobe acquired a service aimed at giving customers on its Creative Cloud more options. Read on for a full list of headlines in this week’s Small Business Trends news and information roundup. Social Media Liam Neeson Could Endorse Your Particular Set of (LinkedIn) Skills In the 2009 movie “Taken,” Liam Neeson’s character Bryan Mills boasts about his “very particular set of skills. Read Full Story
 
 
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  • Your say Friday: Has a corporate hack affected you? - Digital Trends

    20 Dec 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Your say Friday: Has a corporate hack affected you?Digital TrendsThe biggest news in technology over the last week has obviously been the attack on Sony Pictures. What initially seemed a severe but temporary problem has turned into an epic, ongoing, evolving issue that now includes threats against United States
  • [Updated] FBI confirms North Korea hacked Sony pictures, Obama pledges ... - Digital Trends

    20 Dec 2014 | 7:28 pm
    CIO Today[Updated] FBI confirms North Korea hacked Sony pictures, Obama pledges Digital TrendsUpdate 12/19/2014 2:55pm Pacific: Sony Entertainment's CEO, Michael Lynton, responded to President Obama in an interview with CNN, saying “The president, the press, and the public are mistaken as to what actually happened.” He clarified that Sony did ...Special Report: How Sony Systems Were HackedCIO Todayall 16,051 news articles »
  • Is it a router? Nope! It's Asus' new mini-PC - Digital Trends

    20 Dec 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Is it a router? Nope! It's Asus' new mini-PCDigital TrendsIt looks like a basic wireless router, it even has an antenna for some reason, but it's actually a full-fledged PC in disguise. Still a pretty basic contraption, as the restricted footprint limits certain functions and system capabilities, yet a lot and more »
  • Paul Gilster: 2014 tech trends and predictions for 2015 - News & Observer

    20 Dec 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Paul Gilster: 2014 tech trends and predictions for 2015News & ObserverLooking for trends that defined the year just ending? Here are some thoughts on what's happening in the industry, and a couple of “can't miss” predictions for 2015. • Laptop and notebook computers never did away with desktop machines, but smartphones ...
  • 5 surprising trends that could change the future - USA TODAY

    20 Dec 2014 | 5:03 am
    5 surprising trends that could change the futureUSA TODAYWe're on the brink of a new year, so what better time to take a look at some surprising trends certain to change the way you and I perceive the future — even if that means envisioning your dearly departed hanging beneath an inverted skyscraper cemetery.
 
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  • Floral Posters

    Ani Tzenkova
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:57 am
    Have a look at this beautiful series of graphic, Floral posters by Aleksander Gusakov, created for interior decor purposes. (...) Read More about Floral Posters (25 words) GRAPHIC DESIGN | Permalink | No comment |
  • Acne

    Ani Tzenkova
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:36 am
    Photographer Christoffer Dalkaris captures ACNE’s previous jewelry collection for us in these beautiful still life shots. (...) Read More about Acne (33 words) SHOP, STILL LIFE | Permalink | No comment |
  • Mozie Bicycles

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    19 Dec 2014 | 7:29 am
    Formally known as Mosi Bicycles, San Franciscan bicycle creators Mozie introduce a new range of vintage European styled bicycles that boast equal parts fashion and function…(...) Read More about Mozie Bicycles (542 words) INDUSTRIAL DESIGN | Permalink | No comment |
  • Plastic People by Maria Svarbova

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    18 Dec 2014 | 10:31 am
    Bratislava-based photographer Mariá Svarbová returns with yet another enigmatic and carefully executed editorial, this time around with mannequins as protagonists and surroundings perfect for intelligence work, of course, with her signature penchant for paranoia.(...) Read More about Plastic People by Maria Svarbova (148 words) EDITORIAL, FEATURED | Permalink | No comment |
  • Nikelab Presents ACG: Defining Sport Utility For The City

    Cyril Foiret
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:31 am
    Nikelab Presents ACG Defining Sport Utility For The City Born more than 30 years ago to provide dependable protection and performance in all conditions, Nike ACG is …(...) Read More about Nikelab Presents ACG: Defining Sport Utility For The City (463 words) FASHION, TRENDS | Permalink | No comment |
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  • US Tablet Forecast to exceed $60 million units by 2016

    20 Dec 2014 | 12:05 pm
    The chart shows sales figures for tablet PCs in the United States from 2010 to 2011 and also offers a forecast until 2016. The source estimates that a total of 57.1 million tablet PC will be sold in 2015.
  • 45% Market Penetration for Pinterest Comes from Latin America and MENA Nations

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:41 am
    via  StatistaThis statistic gives information on the global Pinterest audiences reach in selected global regions. As of the first quarter of 2014, 18 percent of internet users in Latin America had an account with the social network within the past month.Related articlesOnline advertising spending will amount to 50 U.S. dollars per internet user in 2013.The b2c Ecommerce growth in US in the last decadeOnline Travel Revenue Growth : US vs Rest of the WorldUS Toy Industry forms 25% of Global Toy Industry Revenue of $84 billionChart of the Day: B2C Ecommerce in US set to grow 40% to reach…
  • Top 10 List of Most Cash Guzzling Microsoft's Acquisitions

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:25 am
    In September 2014, Microsoft acquired Swedish game developer Mojang for 2.5 billion U.S. dollars. Mojan is the creator of the successful Minecraft game. The company's most expensive acquisition was online messenger and VoIP platform Skype in 2011 for 8.5 billion U.S. dollars.tags  #microsoft, #skypeRelated articlesUS Toy Industry forms 25% of Global Toy Industry Revenue of $84 billionOnline Travel Revenue Growth : US vs Rest of the WorldOnline advertising spending will amount to 50 U.S. dollars per internet user in 2013.60% Online Marketing Budgets spend on Search and Mobile
  • Top 5 web security appliances vendors in terms of Revenue

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:48 am
    via  StatistaSecurity appliances today  have become a popular and simple means for delivering security software. IThe statistic shows the revenue of security appliance vendors worldwide from the first quarter of 2012 to the third quarter of 2014. In the second quarter of 2014, Cisco generated 414 million U.S. dollars in the security appliance market.
  • 2014 Worst and Best Social Media Brands

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:58 am
    The best and worst brands on social media in 2014 - Digiday: "Who were the movers and shakers among consumer brands this year.. Social Media  have gone mainstream this year.. with brands spending more on Mobile and social media as they increasingly realise " social  "proof.. ads much more value to the brand as compared to banner blindness.Among the Social Media Superstarts this year Fiat, Yamaha and Burton had a great year in social media, while American Airlines remained stalled out on the tarmac, according to a new study by Sprinklr, a social media management firm.Using…
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  • Halo 3: ODST coming to Xbox One as a freebie for Master Chief Collection frustrations

    Adam Rosenberg
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Microsoft and 343 Industries reveal plans to release Halo 3: ODST's campaign on Xbox One, adding that it will be a freebie for those impacted by Halo: The Master Chief Collection's matchmaking troubles. The post Halo 3: ODST coming to Xbox One as a freebie for Master Chief Collection frustrations appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Author Neal Stephenson joins AR upstart Magic Leap as Chief Futurist

    Will Fulton
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Neal Stephenson, the author of science fiction classics like Snow Crash and Cryptonomicon, has joined the augmented reality startup Magic Leap as its Chief Futurist. The post Author Neal Stephenson joins AR upstart Magic Leap as Chief Futurist appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • The dock is dead: Go wireless with one of these great iPhone/iPod speakers

    Brad Bourque
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:15 pm
    we’ve put together a list our favorite sonic solutions, which leverage wireless streaming via Bluetooth, or Apple’s proprietary Airplay system to take all that rad jive on your iPhone to the next level without ever leaving your pocket. The post The dock is dead: Go wireless with one of these great iPhone/iPod speakers appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Go ahead, invade a small country with this 1989 Lamborghini LM002

    Ronan Glon
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:15 pm
    A 1989 Lamborghini LM002 is scheduled to cross the auction block next month. One of about 301 units built, the LM002 is a HUMVEE-like off-roader powered by a Countach-sourced V12 engine. The post Go ahead, invade a small country with this 1989 Lamborghini LM002 appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Pew: Internet privacy is a fantasy, will merely be a ‘fetish’ by 2025, according to experts

    Jason Hahn
    20 Dec 2014 | 11:44 am
    The future of online privacy is cloudy, and policymakers and technology innovators have a weighty task on their hands – one they’re likely to fumble, according to a new report from Pew about the future of Internet privacy. The post Pew: Internet privacy is a fantasy, will merely be a ‘fetish’ by 2025, according to experts appeared first on Digital Trends.
 
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  • Disposable drone turns into a pile of sugar when it’s finished flying

    Springwise
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:51 am
    Add / Remove Businesses are increasingly looking towards drones for quick and easy delivery of goods to consumers, and we've already seen them put to use to send beer to festivalgoers or even emergency medical supplies in speedy times. Now a group of researchers has developed a biodegradable drone made out of mushrooms, that decomposes naturally if it breaks in an unreachable location or doesn't need returning. Created by a team of students, graduates and scientists at Stanford, Brown and Spelman College, the drone was an entry into this year's International Genetically Engineered…
  • In Brazil, Knorr is turning old family recipes into beautiful infographic posters

    Springwise
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:09 am
    Add / Remove Today's home cooks are now increasingly using expensive tablets to follow recipes in their messy kitchen, and can end up ruining the things. We recently wrote about Key Ingredients' Recipe Tablet, which aims to solve that problem with its heat and spill-proof device. But what about those with handwritten family recipes that have been passed down through the ages? Food brand Knorr has now launched its Receitas de Familia scheme, which lets anyone snap a handwritten recipe to have it turned into a typographic instructional poster. The campaign — which translates as…
  • Link-sharing platform aims to replace the annoying group email

    Springwise
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:26 am
    Add / Remove We're always coming across things on the internet to share with friends or colleagues, whether it's another cat video or a relevant article about business trends. While social media tends to do the trick for the average web user, office workers will know all too well the hell of being stuck in an email thread they don't even have an interest in. Spotslet is now hoping to make them a thing of the past, using social media techniques to help colleagues share links and info only with those who are interested. When sending an interesting article via email, it can be…
  • Design-your-own bikini brand lets women shop by body shape

    Springwise
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:35 am
    Add / Remove Over the years we've seen many startups tap into consumers' desire to design their own clothes, from YrStore to Telfar Clemens. However, even if they can pick their own patterns, they're still typically stuck with the same cuts that fit the non-existent average body shape. Picking up on this problem, Australia's Kini Swimwear lets customers design their own bikinis while also helping them to pick items that will complement their physique. Visitors to the online store do have the option to choose 'ready to wear' designs just like any standard store.
  • Marketplace helps patients find better healthcare abroad

    Springwise
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:49 am
    Add / Remove Thanks to the internet, more consumers are now aware of the healthcare choices available abroad, making medical tourism more popular now than it's ever been. While startups such as TraveDoc have focused more on helping tourists find doctors that speak their language in emergency situations, Medigo is a Berlin-based company that helps users plan their medical tourism trips, with clinic reviews and information. Having just picked up EUR 5 million in funding from investors such as Accel and announcing plans to launch in the US and UK, the startup has already amassed numerous top…
 
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  • ClassPass Flexible Subscription

    Marcel Sim
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:15 am
    ClassPass is an alternative to a gym membership. With ClassPass, you get access to the best boutique fitness classes in your city. There are over 1,000 classes available to ClassPass members, including cycling, pilates, yoga, strength training, dance, martial arts, and more. For $99 a month, ClassPass members get unlimited classes to use at studios in the ClassPass network. While a member can take as many classes per month as they’d like, they can visit the same studio up to 3 times per monthly membership cycle.
  • Hotel to Go

    Marcel Sim
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:12 am
    Forests, fields and the sea are all part of the summer experience. Now you can combine the joys of nature with the full conveniences of the city through Scandic To Go, a mobile hotel room that comes to you, wherever you are. Scandic To Go mobile hotel offers 18 m2 mobile hotel room with terrace, has two beds, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. The bathroom is fully equipped with a shower, soft bathrobes and beautifully scented toiletries from Face. And naturally, breakfast is included.
  • SolaRoad Solar Bike Path

    Marcel Sim
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:07 am
    Cycling is a characteristic passion of the Netherlands, where bikes outnumber people. As of November, the country is home to the first solar bike path, SolaRoad. As sunlight hits the solar panel-paved route, energy is absorbed and added to the municipality’s supply. So far, the solar portion of the road is only 70 meters long, but it nonetheless produces enough energy to power several homes. The path itself is made of crystalline silicate solar cells that are encased in concrete and covered with a translucent layer of treated glass so that it isn’t slippery. Cycle Path [Cassandra Daily]
  • BIZNESS! Newsletter Issue 199

    Marcel Sim
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:59 am
    Scan your Next Glass Of Wine And Beer Most people stick to what they know when shopping for beer or wine, cautious to guess wrong and end up with a bottle or 6-pack they don’t like. A new app called Next Glass is trying to fix that, and its solution works pretty well. The concept behind Next Glass is simple: You hold your phone up to a beer or wine bottle, and the app scans it and presents you with a score based on your preferences, along with its calorie count and alcohol by volume. Continued in BIZNESS! Newsletter Issue 199 >>> – Pedal Powered Wide Path Camper –…
  • How Technology Is Helping People In The Workplace And Beyond

    Marcel Sim
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:05 am
    New technology is helping people in new and interesting ways. When people think of technology, they often associate it with work because it’s hard to imagine the world of work without telephones and fax machines, hardware and software, wireless communication and video conferencing. Technology has made work faster and more efficient, and it has reduced overheads while improving revenue. A powerful example of the incessant demand for technology is a look at how CISCO Systems, a retailer of networking solutions, has been able to earn $12.36 billion this year despite a difficult global…
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  • 300!

    jtrigsby
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:45 am
    On August 12th, 2013 I sat down on our back porch with my iPhone and earbuds and recorded the very first episode of 7 Minutes In the Morning and on Friday December 5th, I will publish my 300th episode! There have been a lot of ups and downs, good shows and bad, even a lot of equipment changes over the ensuing year, yet here we are! Some of the more memorable moments… Well, that very first episode… I must have recorded it 73 times trying to get it PERFECT! Somewhere around episode 50 where I stopped trying to make them all perfect! The birds singing and trains whistling…and…
  • Rising Above The Noise To Be Found

    jtrigsby
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:49 am
    Owning your own business is a lot like controlled chaos. Phones ringing, customers asking questions, team members chattering, vendors selling… Ugh! The noise is so prevalent that we become immune to it. In fact, without it, we begin to think something is wrong, sort of like the parent that isn’t hearing noise coming from the playroom. Most people are not like us though, they don’t deal with the noise day-in-and-day-out the same way we do. They want to minimize the noise. I love to tell the story of my TiVo and how it changed my life. Never again would I be a slave to being…
  • How To Ruin Your Business

    jtrigsby
    31 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    As budding entrepreneurs we entered into the business world full of excitement, ready to change the world with a new idea, or service. We spent lots of time working to develop the idea, building out the details, conducting research, constructing packaging and marketing plans. Before you know it, we are ready to put it up for sale. Believe it or not, this is where most aspiring entrepreneurs become former entrepreneurs. It is even true for big business. Take US Airways for example. Back in 2005 they were in trouble, so they decided to decimate their customer service budget. Yep, that’s…
  • Be The Architect of Your Business

    jtrigsby
    17 Jan 2014 | 2:45 am
    *** Cross Post from 7 Minutes In the Morning *** We’ve spent a good deal of time this week talking about how you can add more time back to your schedule. Now we need to put that time to work for you, giving you the time to work ON your business rather than be stuck working IN your business. Did you know that you’re the most qualified person to design your perfect business? Yep, you sure are! Doesn’t matter if you have the “right” education, background, training or haircut. YOU are the only one with proverbial skin-in-the-game. It is your’s and you need to…
  • Sometimes an Extra Pair of Hands Would Come In Handy!

    jtrigsby
    16 Jan 2014 | 2:45 am
    *** Cross-post from 7 Minutes In the Morning *** One of the most common obstacles I hear to #smbiz growth goes something like this…”I don’t have enough time to do all the work but I don’t have enough work to hire more help!” If you’ve ever thought this about your business, then today’s episode is just for you. Today we’ll chat about finding an extra pair of helping hands and only paying for them with you need them. How’s THAT for special! Have a listen!   About the AuthorThom Rigsby is a Speaker, Coach, and Unashamed Non-Conformist…
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  • Facebook, Google, And Twitter’s War For App Install Ads

    Deanna Lawrence
    1 Dec 2014 | 7:35 am
    Deanna Lawrence:Just too many apps. Future solutions will focus on what YOU select as important, helping you filter out all of the noise from your connected world. Originally posted on TechCrunch: [tc_dropcap] An unexpected consequence of our love apps is that now there’s just too damn many of them. The app stores are overcrowded, leaving developers desperate for a way to get their games and utilities discovered. That is why the app install ad has become the lifeblood of the mobile platform business.[/tc_dropcap] Big brands aren’t the only ones to suck up to anymore. No one buys a car or…
  • IoT platforms and the product iteration argument

    Deanna Lawrence
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    Deanna Lawrence:The Internet of Things (IoT) offers an important point of communication and the ability to learn about consumer lifestyle. For consumers, the ability to manage all of these connected things is going to be a challenge. FridgeNality accounts for IoT and manages very smart connections. Originally posted on Gigaom: When it comes to the smart home, big names like Nest and Dropcam have gotten most of the attention due to their product success and lucrative acquisition figures. But as impressive as these products have been, there are a multitude of other unknown products ranging from…
  • #makingAdifference Shinola: One Detroit Man’s Quest to Revive American Manufacturing

    Deanna Lawrence
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:13 pm
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  • Twitter Pollutes The Timeline

    Deanna Lawrence
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Deanna Lawrence:“A variety of signals”…relevant and interesting or noise? Originally posted on TechCrunch: If your Twitter stream is looking a little more crap random than usual there’s a concrete reason for that: Twitter has made a behind-the-scenes change which means it’s algorithmically adulterating the mix of content you see. Not that they’re putting it like that, of course. The specific change in how your Twitter timeline operates allows for the company to inject additional content into your feed from other users you don’t follow. This is in addition to…
  • Twitter is TV

    Deanna Lawrence
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:10 am
    Deanna Lawrence:I can’t imagine our world advancing in a more positive direction without Twitter. #Connected Originally posted on Quartz: no-caption When Twitter was still Twttr, before tweets were even limited to 140 characters, the company’s founders had a crucial decision to make. Jack Dorsey’s original vision was that users could only ever have one status at a time, like an away message. Ev Williams argued that all status updates should display in chronological order, like tiny blog posts. Williams, of course, won out. He hacked together the original prototype of Twitter…
 
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  • Can a Nation’s Culture drive Competitiveness?

    1 Dec 2014 | 2:09 am
    Over the past few decades, a substantial body of research has been undertaken to examine the relationships between cultural diversity, value systems and economic performance. This research has produced mixed and contradictory analyses, some of which are controversial: for example, does cultural diversity enhance or hinder economic development? Less has been written about the contribution of culture and value systems to national competitiveness and the degree to which a country's national heritage drives sustainable economic development. Drumming up statistics to support the relationship…
  • Regulation – A Threat or An Opportunity?

    3 Nov 2014 | 10:43 am
    After decades of deregulation companies from each and every industry are now facing reversing trends. Regulatory pressure, a direct consequence of crises, scandals, globalization and resource depletion, is on the rise across the board.  And it is, inevitably, taking its toll on corporate operations. Regulatory oversight and scrutiny can delay a merger deal, lengthen time to market of a new and innovative product, increase the cost for company to remain compliant or reduce productivity. But regulation is here to stay and we had better learn how to deal with it. In the last 10 years (2004…
  • Investing in the Future: Perspectives from the Sustainable Cities Roundtable

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:09 am
    UNCTAD World Investment Forum, UN, Geneva, 14th October 2014 It is estimated that 80% of CO2 emissions are now produced in cities. Currently, 50% of the global population lives in cities and this figure is forecast to grow to 70% by 2050. Cities play a crucial role in our world and with the rise of urbanization their importance is growing. The roundtable discussion on sustainable cities, which was part of the UNCTAD World Investment Forum, tried to answer the question of how to achieve sustainable investments, not only at international and national levels, but also at the city level. The…
  • Preview of the Global Trends fieldbook:Understanding the power of access and not ownership – the emergence of the sharing economy

    3 Sep 2014 | 8:11 am
    Why pay full price for something when you can rent it cheaper from a stranger online? That is what an increasingly number of people are thinking today. Some share for fun, others of economic reasons but the fact is that we are sharing as never before, challenging established notions of how individuals, businesses, and governments interact, as well as elements of the legal system. Collaborative consumption, the sharing economy or the ownerless economy is exploding and creating new industries. Many people are increasingly questioning the value of having possessions such as cars, bikes, books,…
  • PReview of the Global Trends fieldbook: Diasporas – the untapped potential?

    23 Jun 2014 | 7:19 am
    3.2% of the world’s population is migrants; putting them all together in one country would create the world’s fifth most populous country with 232 million people. Europe and Asia combined host nearly two-thirds of all international migrants worldwide. Europe is the most popular region with 72 million migrants in 2013, compared to 71 million in Asia. Since 1990, Northern America has recorded the biggest gain in the absolute number of migrants, adding 25 million and has experienced the fastest growth in migrant stock by an average of 2.8% year. (Source: UN) According to Gallup these…
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  • How to organize all your makeup, accessories and cosmetics

    Amelia
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:33 am
    Tired of rummaging through dozens of shadows, lipsticks and pencils to find something? Tired of your powder shadows are made or to find lip uncovered even loose powder making up all your other cosmetics? Today we suggest some guidelines and utilities to keep your makeup wisely ordered and also keep track of them. The organization can range from very simple, using ziploc for cosmetic that may be damaged lids, to muster a box or bag with compartments exclusive type of cosmetic. It is necessary to maintain and brushes, clean and in the same compartment, looking good for cosmetics are safe from…
  • Copper: anti aging key ingredient for beauty

    Amelia
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    If something did not imagine is that a metal so necessary to transport electricity would also be a great ally for the skin. Numerous investigations realize how beneficial it is for health and how you can join the creams or treatments that we use to stop the passage of time. Copper defuses own signs of age and deal damage from sun exposure and therefore is a new formula that follow the cosmetic houses to develop advanced products. Copper is used to mint coins, is present in all wires carrying electricity (it is the best conductor) is part of medical instruments, musical instruments, kitchen…
  • The best cosmetic treatments for all skin types

    Amelia
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:23 am
    The cosmetic treatments must be appropriate to the type of skin , since in this treatment success based. While most people rely on the criterion of cosmetologist, it is worth knowing what kind of treatments are indicated cabinet. In this post I explain what the best cosmetic treatments for each skin type, so that you can ensure the best results for your skin. Normal skin Almost nobody has a normal skin, but broadly speaking we can say that it is great skins that have no skin problems. These skins need a classic facial consisting of cleansing milk cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing with a…
  • AW14 Fashion Trends You Absolutely Must Avoid

    Amelia
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Fashion trends are known as some of the most popular looks of the season and are often embraced by celebrities and those on the street scene. From infinity scarves to over the knee boots, there are several styles that create chic looks that are unforgettable. Although there are certain trends to follow from the latest designers, there are also a few looks that should absolutely be avoided. Skirts Over Pants The fashion industry must have begun to lose some of their creativity because more models have been seen wearing skirts over their pleated pants on the runway. Although this may make an…
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    6 Dec 2014 | 6:51 pm
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  • A Catoonist Cleverly Inserts His Work Into The Real World And The Result Will Amazed You

    8 Dec 2014 | 7:49 am
    A very talented French cartoonist with the handle Trogman uses the technique he called "Cartoon Bombing", where he takes his art and insert them into the real world and the result is the most entertaining and hilarious way of showing his art."Did You See My Bike?"Troqman"Muddy Sunday"Troqman"Flower Dress"Troqman"Secret Identity"Troqman"The Ghost Character"Troqman"Heavy Transport"Troqman"Paper Surgery"Troqman"Pizzamsterdam"Troqman"The Bird"Troqman"No Reflection"Troqman"WALL-E Love Story"Troqman"Fall Guided Tour of Amsterdam"Troqman"The Shining"Troqman"Halloween…
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