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White House Announces Hacking Event

The White House seems an unlikely place to encourage hacking, but the government just announced the National Day of Civic Hacking. This event is following the popular hackathon format where people come together in an open source type of way to solve problems, in this case, in American cities, communities, and states. Read the Full [...]

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Google Does Not Have A Mobile Problem – Q4 Profits Still Rise

Google shares rose six percent in early trading today, based on Q4 results that profits had increased despite revenue declining. Many cite concern that the desktop search market is waning and the company is not tapping into mobile yet. That is ridiculous. Mobile, particularly the smartphone portion, iPhone4, iPhone5, Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S3, and a [...]

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Four Ways To Tell If You Are Addicted To Your iPhone5

1. If you are sleeping with your phone, you may have a problem. According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 44% of cell owners have slept with their phone next to their bed because they wanted to make sure they didn’t miss any calls, text messages, or other updates during the night. Read [...]

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Innovation Desire Drives Dell Buyout

The Leveraged Buyout (LBO) for Dell is meeting skepticism from analysts. Some in the market don’t believe that it will help Dell’s fundamental position enough to help the company. But that is exactly the reason why Dell will be bolstered by going private, Michael Dell will go back to his scrappy roots with a long [...]

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Loving Amazon – National Retail Award Changes Perceptions

Amazon wins the Gold Medal award from the National Retail Federation. That’s as surprising as the Seattle Seahawks coming back from a certain loss in the Atlanta Falcons playoff game, taking the lead, then losing in the final 31 seconds. Here is the National Retail Federation, which hosted its huge annual event this week, honoring [...]

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The Controversial Art Of Having NO Goals – Leo Babauta Versus Tim Ferriss

Research shows that having goals is good for your heart. In this case, those would be fitness goals. Research shows that achieving goals at work keeps you employed, most of the time. Zenhabits creator Leo Babauta believes that having no goals lets you experience life and work more fully, more intensely as you concentrate on [...]

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5 Things Overachievers Do Not Do

1. Think Small They Do Not. Yoda could have written this post. Tim Ferriss, of Four Hour Work Week fame, recently did a video interview (posting on that tomorrow) with Leo Babauta about goals or no goals. During this conversation, he talked about how he is okay with a 60% success rate on his goals, [...]

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Apple #1, Google #2 – 50 Innovative Companies Ranked By 1,500 Execs

Technology is not the only industry that knows how to innovate, according to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Automotive, consumer, and retail, and industrial products are strong on innovation also. Tech and telecom do dominate the top ten from this recent BCG executive survey. Apple is #1 on the list. Google is #2. Seven of [...]

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BizSugar Offers Curated Small Business Content And Community

There is no shortage of content on the web. High quality content you can trust, well, that’s another matter. BizSugar is a respected small business destination where members (membership is free) submit tips, advice, blog posts, video, and other resource-packed content within a business-focused community. If you are looking for a way to help spread [...]

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6 Lessons From Dr. Seuss

With the fiscal cliff looming all day yesterday, Dr. Seuss came to mind. Who can craft a New Year’s Resolution with all this fuss and muss? In order to start 2013 on the right shoe, with a foot in it, I went looking for some business advice from the master poet of nonsense and fun, [...]

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