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Entertainment | Entertainment

Federal judge accuses Disney of 'copyright misuse' in lawsuit against Redbox - TechSpot

Disney has lost its copyright lawsuit against Redbox in a big way. A California District Court judge not only issued a judgment against the studio’s attempt at an injunction against the rental company but also went as far as accusing…

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Don't Have a Product? Renting Your Expertise Could Make You Millions -- Here is How

Renting your expertise to high-profile individuals, celebrities, and corporations could be your way to millions.

Science & Technology | Technology

Peter Thiel, retreating from Silicon Valley's tech scene, is moving to L.A.

Billionaire Peter Thiel, one of the most powerful men in Silicon Valley and its most prominent conservative, plans to move his home and personal investment firm to Los Angeles because he’s disaffected by what he sees as the Bay Area's left-leaning polit

Entertainment | ENTERTAINMENT

How SiriusXM is dominating in the Spotify era

SiriusXM boasts less than half the subscribers as the most popular on-demand music streaming service, but SiriusXM is booming while Spotify continues to lose money. What’s going on here?

Business & Finance | Business

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the Changes to Pass-Through Taxes

The 20 percent deduction may be a game-changer, but you have to know what it means for your business.

Business & Finance | Business

Every grocery delivery service's fears have just been realized

One of the biggest stories to emerge from the technology industry last year was Amazon’s shift into the brick-and-mortar realm with its $13.7 billion acquisition of organic supermarket chain Whole Foods. In the months following the deal’s closure, Am

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Uber has a tip limit? That's news to drivers

If you want to leave a generous tip for your Uber driver, you may have to use cash because the ride-hailing app has a ceiling. Lyft has tipping limits, too.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

8 Old-School Branding Techniques That Will Still Work for You Today

The 'Mad Men' days are long over, but what survives are such Don Draper trademarks as business cards, snail mail and testimonials.,

Business & Finance | Business

Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule; Edison, Bezos, & Zuckerberg Follow The 10,000-Experiment Rule

Deliberate experimentation is more important than deliberate practice in a rapidly changing world.

Business & Finance | Business

Intel Stock Price Jumps 9% as Meltdown Security Worries Fade | Fortune

Intel's stock price rose 8% to the highest level since 2000, as fears faded that the Spectre and Meltdown security issues would hurt sales.

Business & Finance | Startups

Y Combinator quietly launched Series A, a program that helps startups pitch the right VC, at the right time | VentureBea

Y Combinator (YC) recently launched a program to help its startups improve their series A fundraising, VentureBeat has learned. YC partner Aaron Harris, who is overseeing the program, confusingly named Series A, confirmed that it debuted in November.

Business & Finance | Business

Unless you have a patent or some proprietary technology, you’re gonna be in trouble.

A look at one of the nation's first classes for undergraduates on intellectual property.

Business & Finance | Business

OK, So You've Got a Business Idea. Here's What to Do Now | Inc.com

It's time to get over the analysis paralysis. Here's how to take your startup from idea to empire.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

As Amazon Opens First Automated Supermarket, Meet The Israeli Startups Shaking Up Shopping Tech

While Amazon Go is creating buzz for the future of automated supermarket tech, Israeli technologies have already made an impact on automated retail.

Business & Finance | Business

How to Win Founders and Influence Everybody

For two and a half decades Margit Wennmachers has quietly shaped the public image of the world's hottest startups. Now she must reckon with the new era of big tech.

News | The News

Whole Foods faces backlash over food shortages at stores | The Drum

A faulty inventory system at Whole Foods is leading to empty shelves at stores across the country, much to the annoyance of employees and customers alike.

Business & Finance | Business

Apple announces $350 billion investment

Apple is the latest company to announce an increase in investment in the U.S. following last year's new tax bill.

Business & Finance | Starting An Online Business

How To Start An Online Business With No Money - Teaching Online Business

Thanks to the growth of the internet, anyone can start an online business with no money or just a small investment. None the less, the internet is the greatest equalizer we've seen in the realm of business.

Business & Finance | Growing Business Online

SEO Case Study: Fitness Center And Gym (23K Percent Organic Growth) - Teaching Online Business

Hey all, Richard Hale here back for another case study. Today, I'll be discussing how to grow your fitness business or gym with SEO. 

Business & Finance | Business

Why More One-Person Businesses Are Breaking $1 Million Dollars In Revenue

The number of solo entrepreneurs and partnerships hitting seven-figures rose 33 percent since 2011.

Science & Technology | Social Media

10 Social Media Tools You Need in 2018

Brands are turning to social media platforms to reach target audiences through paid and organic means. Here is a list of 10 tools that social media marketers should leverage for maximum results.

Business & Finance | Business

Your Amazon Prime Membership Just Got A Lot Better

With the most recent updates to Prime members' perks, shopping for groceries is easier than ever before. 

Business & Finance | Business

Want to Work From Home? Here's the Best Advice From 3,000 People Who Are Doing It Right | Inc.com

Houzz polled its members and asked people who work from home for their best advice. Here's their collective wisdom.

Business & Finance | Startups

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Trademarks

Remember to renew and "police" your trademark registration, because if you don't use it, you lose it.

Business & Finance | Business

Spotify Hit With $1.6 Billion Lawsuit From Publisher Representing Tom Petty, Neil Young, Others – Variety

Spotify has been hit with a $1.6 billion lawsuit from Wixen Music Publishing, which handles titles by Tom Petty, Neil Young and others.

Business & Finance | Business

Apple's best-paid female employee earns nearly twice as much as CEO Tim Cook

Angela Ahrendts oversees strategy, real estate and development, and operations of Apple’s physical stores, online store, and contact centres.

Business & Finance | Business

5 SEO Strategies to Immediately Focus On in 2018

While Google's algorithm is constantly changing, these tactics aren't going to change anytime soon and will increase your chance of being found online.

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple is facing lawsuits over its policy of slowing down older iPhones

Apple is facing two class-action lawsuits, filed by furious customers days after the company said it had intentionally slowed down older iPhones.

Business & Finance | Business

In Silicon Valley, much-feared tax bill pays dividends for workers | VentureBeat

(Reuters) — The U.S. tax overhaul is a boon to Silicon Valley technology companies like Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc, which will enjoy big tax cuts and the chance to bring back billions of dollars from overseas at a reduced rate.

Politics | Politics

Tax reform reaction: AT&T is giving bonuses to 200,000 employees

The telecom giant said it would give more than 200,000 U.S. union members a special bonus of $1,000.

Business & Finance | Marketing

How Digital Marketing Will Change In 2018: 15 Top Trends

New trends are entering the marketplace and your company needs to pay attention or you may be forced by the wayside.

Science & Technology | Technology

The FCC officially votes to kill net neutrality

Despite overwhelming opposition from Congress, technical experts, advocacy organizations and, of course, the American people, the FCC has voted to eliminate..

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

Disney’s Acquisition of Fox Could Change Streaming Forever | WIRED

The massive additions to Disney's library mean it could be a serious player in the ever-splintering streaming market.

Music | Music

The Rolling Stones Are Making $10 Million a Night

The Rolling Stones are making more money on tour per night than any other live music act right now.

Science & Technology | Technology

Here's how to use Apple Pay Cash, Apple's new Venmo competitor that just launched

Apple activated Apple Pay Case this week, a new feature in iOS 11.2. Here's how to use it.

Business & Finance | Marketing

Why 2018 is the Year of Change in Digital Marketing! - Digital Leadership Associates

It's time to step up in 2018. Falling email rates, the end of advertising and the slow death of PPC are a perfect storm for marketing, says Tim Hughes

Visual Arts | Art & Design

How Do Artists Get Gallery Representation?

For young artists, securing gallery representation can seem like an unobtainable goal. But it doesn’t have to be a pipe dream.

Business & Finance | BUSINESS

Failure to embrace stock options is holding back Europe's startups | VentureBeat

While Europe’s startup ecosystem has changed dramatically over the past decade, venture capitalists are warning that entrepreneurs must do more to encourage and reward risk if they want to create the next generation of tech giants.

Science & Technology | Technology

What Ending Net Neutrality Means for You and Your Time Online

The FCC is moving to overturn an Obama-era net neutrality plan. Here’s what that could mean for Internet users.

Business & Finance | Business

Tai Lopez Reveals the Secrets He Used to Make Millions From Social Media

It's easier than you think to transform your social media profile into a lucrative business.

Business & Finance | Business

How To Get More Real Instagram Followers: The Definitive Guide

Struggling to get any followers on Instagram? We hear you! This definitive guide will show you how to grow your Instagram following faster...

Science & Technology | Social Media

7 Ways Facebook Keeps You Addicted

The intersection of 2 obsessive technologies sees us checking our social apps on mobiles many times a day. Here is how Facebook creates addiction.

Science & Technology | Technology

How the phone industry will stop spam robocalls

Spam robocalls are as bad as ever. However, the Federal Communications Commission and the telecommunications industry is working on a cryptographic solution.

Business & Finance | Business

Roomi raises $11 million to find you a roommate | TechCrunch

Looking for a roommate on Craigslist can be cumbersome. And it can be difficult to determine what the person will be like in real life. A startup called..

Business & Finance | Business

Apple earnings Q4 2017

Apple's flagship product, the iPhone X, hits stores on Friday — later than usual.

Science & Technology | Technology

Snapchat dangles referral traffic with link sharing from other apps

In an update to Snapchat's iOS app today, Snap began rolling out two important new features. You now can share links from other apps via the iOS share sheet,..

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

The advertising industry has been living a lie

COMMENTARY: Brands have deluded themselves into believing the dream of 'the long tail.' Yet the idea of blasting ads on thousands of sites makes little sense.

Business & Finance | Business

eBay Is Playing Catchup, But Will It Work? - Racked

Even with 171 million users, the online shopping giant is grasping for relevancy.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter is doubling the length of tweets to 280 characters for some people

The famous Twitter character limit is being expanded from 140 characters to 280 characters.

Science & Technology | Technology

Proxytel wants to help business owners mask their phone numbers

Every once in a while, an app comes along aiming to provide users with disposable number, given the many reasons that an individual might not want to share his or her actual digits.

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple’s Venmo-like money transfers will arrive after iOS 11

A new payment service from Apple is set to launch sometime this fall through iOS 11 and watchOS 4 updates. Apple Pay Cash will allow Apple device users to trans...

Travel | Travel

Business Trip or Vacation? Travel Start-Ups Try to Blur the Line - The New York Times

Leisure travelers are naturally more selective and cost conscious that their business-class counterparts. Companies like Rocketrip, TripActions and Upside hope to change that.

Science & Technology | Social Media

3 Tips for Creating Original Social Content Your Audience Loves – Adweek

Opinion: If you’re honest with yourself, you’ll probably come to the realization that your content isn’t very original.

Business & Finance | Startups

America's Top 7 Startup Accelerators and What Makes Each Unique

No two accelerators is the same. Finding the right one for your company is among your first important decisions.

Business & Finance | BUSINESS

Fury at 'Bodega' tech startup that aims to put corner shops out of business | Technology | The Guardian

Bodega, which markets glorified vending machines where users can buy groceries, boasts: ‘Eventually, centralized shopping locations won’t be necessary’

Business & Finance | Marketing

5 Steps to Build a Social Media Marketing Plan for 2018

It's hard to succeed without a proper social media marketing plan. Here's how to get ahead.

Science & Technology | Social Media

How I Achieved a 48% Success Rate Using Twitter for Link Building

The gripes among link builders are plentiful, but they’re also deserved. There’s the pitifully low success rate. The hours logged crafting personalized outreach. The potential brand damage from a…

Business & Finance | Business

The Startup Teaching Languages That Have Almost No Teachers

After failing to find a Buryat instructor, Inky Gibbens launched Tribalingual to offer e-courses in endangered languages spoken only by thousands of people.

Food & Drink | Food

Here's How Whole Foods' New Prices Compare To A Regular Supermarket

Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods Market has caused a lot of speculation in how the tech giant will change the high-end supermarket chain.

Business & Finance | Business

If You're Not Converting Visitors to Customers, Blame These Common Landing Page Copywriting Mistakes.

The time and effort you spend on site design and marketing is mostly wasted if you don't get your landing page right.

Gaming | Gaming

To avoid copyright disaster, the future of game streaming is licensing

We continue to sit on the edge of our seats watching the contests of League of Legends, Dota 2, and others on the big screen. But there’s a different contest to watch -- online streaming platforms battling it out for the most viewers and best streamers

Business & Finance | Business

Amazon Prime members will get special discounts at Whole Foods

Amazon Prime members will receive special discounts at Whole Foods. The Federal Trade Commission has approved Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods.

Business & Finance | Business

End of the checkout line: the looming crisis for American cashiers | Technology | The Guardian

Donald Trump is fixated on a vision of masculine, blue-collar employment. But the retail sector has long had a far greater impact on American employment – and checkout-line technology is putting it at risk

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

How much money people are really earning from Uber, Airbnb, and 7 more "side hustles"

If you're looking to make some extra money, these are the average incomes for nine different side jobs.

Business & Finance | Business

The Top 19 Free SEO Tools [Infographic]

After years of search engine optimization (SEO) experience while utilizing countless SEO tools (free and paid), we have identified the top 19 free SEO tools of 2017. Our recommended tools are disting…

Business & Finance | Business

Disney wants to make a huge shift in its business model — but it’s not ready to do it yet - Recode

Streaming movies to consumers is one thing. Streaming sports is something else. Bob Iger will wait on that one.

Science & Technology | Social Media

A Day in the Life of a Social Media Manager: How to Maximize Your Time on Social Media in 2017

See how a typical social media manager keeps a schedule and follows a checklist to achieve the many different tasks and to-dos of a typical workday

Business & Finance | Business Creativity General

The best ideas show up after the dip - walter vandervelde

If there is one word that has been hot in the business world the last few years, then it is creativity. We like to state with alacrity how important we think it is. A life necessity even, in these...

Business & Finance | Business

Want a Look at Netflix’s Future? Follow the Anime | WIRED

Netflix just picked up a dozen new anime shows, a move that showed off its blueprint for big-time growth.

Business & Finance | Business

How Two Brothers Turned Seven Lines of Code Into a $9.2 Billion Startup - Bloomberg

Now, Stripe’s Patrick and John Collison are teaming with Amazon to grab even more control over the global flow of commerce.

Business & Finance | Business

Tackling Age Discrimination in Silicon Valley | WIRED

Companies can thrive without shunning employees of a certain age. Karen Wickre offers tech firms some advice for tackling age discrimination.

Business & Finance | Business Creativity General

The best ideas show up after the dip

In the last decennia, the process of change has been speeding up exponentially. And still, as an organisation, you want to be a step ahead of both market and competition. Sure, creative thinking will...

Business & Finance | Business Creativity General

The best ideas show up after the dip

Not that long ago, a somewhat mysterious cloud shrouded creativity on the work floor. Everybody seemed to have their own definition and understanding of the word. The connotation with more artistic...

Business & Finance | Business

Is The New York Times vs. The Washington Post vs. Trump the Last Great Newspaper War? | Vanity Fair

Breaking story after story, two great American newspapers, The New York Times and The Washington Post, are resurgent, with record readerships. One has greater global reach and fifth-generation family ownership; the other has Jeff Bezos as its deep-pockete

Business & Finance | Business

WebMD confirms it will be acquired by KKR's Internet Brands for $2.8 billion | VentureBeat | Business | by Chris O'Brien

WebMD Health Corp. confirmed today that KKR’s Internet Brands has offered to pay $2.8 billion to acquire the health services company.

Business & Finance | Business

Uber is overhauling its driver support systems in a bid to decrease turnover - Recode

Drivers can expect quicker fare fixes and protection from bad ratings for things that are out of their control.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

How To Avoid Ruining Your Brand With Branded Content

Many brands are paying a high price for this proliferation by producing a large volume of low quality content, simply because they feel like they need to be on social media.

Business & Finance | Business

10 Essential Business Skills to Learn Before You StartUp

Your successful startup needs to have the following skills alongside those technical ones that you already possess

Business & Finance | Business

How to Make Your Business Fully Remote in 7 Steps

Converting a traditional business to one that's fully remote can be intimidating. But take things one step at a time and you'll pull it off.

Business & Finance | FINANCE & INVESTMENTS

Rover raises $65 million to grow its dog-sitting platform globally | VentureBeat

Rover, the online platform dedicated to connecting dog-owners with a range of services including walkers, has raised $65 million in a round of funding led by Spark Capital, with participation from Menlo Ventures, Foundry Group, Omers Ventures, Technology

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Lessons for India on why Israel leads in innovation - The Economic Times

Israel is also referred to as a 'start-up nation'. Modi gave a clarion call that India should also 'start up and stand up'.

Science & Technology | Tech

It’s All About the Tech: Employee Advocacy Tools - TalentCulture

Employee advocacy programs are untapped marketing gold to help build brand awareness and drive revenue, and tech tools will help make it happen.

Music | Vinyl Records!

Vinyl, the salvation of the music industry in the digital age—in charts, audio and some cats

Companies that connect consumers to their music have been struggling to find a business model since the internet made freemium a thing, so two bits of news this week are curious: SoundCloud is laying off 40% of it's staff. And Sony Music is going to pres

Business & Finance | Business

So Long, Hamburger Helper: America’s Venerable Food Brands Are Struggling - WSJ

The packaged-food industry is being hammered on both ends of the consumer spectrum, losing out to fresher items with fewer processed ingredients as well as inexpensive store labels. As brands such as Hamburger Helper and Chef Boyardee suffer, companies ar

Science & Technology | Social Media

10 Social Media Mistakes We've Made (And How to Avoid Them)

We've committed many social media mistakes that have cost us reach, engagement, fans, and customers! Here's what we've learned and how you can avoid them.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Online courses for small business owners and wannabe entrepreneurs

Whether you run a small business or are just working on a great side hustle, maintaining an exceptional online presence is crucial.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

You Really Could Have a Legitimate Business in a Week

If your great idea solves problems, the rest is mostly filling out forms online. You can knock it out in a few days.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israel’s Spy Agency Mossad Launches VC To Invest In Cutting-Edge Startups

The clandestine spy agency will invest in technologies including flexible robotics, biomimetics and miniaturized systems.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook just hit 2 billion monthly active human content-sharing servitude machines (or: "users")

So, the world's only got 7 billion people in it, and only 3.2 billion are online. On Tuesday, Facebook announced that they reached 2 billion monthly active users. So, yeah: Nearly two-thirds of the people on the Internet are on Facebook. Insert the You know what's really cool? joke here.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook wants to become the new mobile storefront - Business Insider

Facebook wants to become the new mobile storefront. To help, the company has unveiled new ad tools for brands and retailers.

Business & Finance | Business

Boost Your Rankings With the Ultimate Local SEO Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

Local SEO isn't a game of chance. It's a step-by-step, predictable process that anyone can master -- including you.

Music | Vinyl Records!

Start the Presses: The Exciting Rebirth of Vinyl Production | Digital Trends

After decades of struggling with ancient equipment and ten years of insane annual increases in demand, the vinyl manufacturing industry is taking its first new strides in decades, and that means prettier, better-sounding, and more diverse records than eve

Science & Technology | Technology

Google to stop scanning users' Gmail inboxes to send ads - Business Insider

Google will use data other than your email messages — like your search history — to figure out which ads to show you.

Business & Finance | Business

This Startup Wants to Take the Hassle out of Canceling Compromised Credit Cards | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Business & Finance | Business

1 Sign to Immediately Know Someone Has the Gift of Leadership | Inc.com

This is what will promote a work culture void of backstabbing, gossip, and throwing people under the bus

Business & Finance | Business

Sheryl Sandberg Is Being Approached to Replace Travis Kalanick as CEO of Uber | Inc.com

The beleaguered ride-hailing company wants to tap the Facebook COO, according to a source close to Uber board member Arianna Huffington.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Pin This: Pinterest just scored $150 million in funding

The company is valued at $12.3 billion.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Google posts Financial Times op-ed outlining YouTube plans to combat terrorism

YouTube lays out how it plans to regulate itself regarding terrorist activities, before the UK government does.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

Why You Should Launch a Brand, Not a Product

Five reasons brands are what really matter to your consumers -- and your bottom line.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

How Much Do Companies Pay to Get Their Logos on Those Blue Highway Exit Signs? | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Microsoft Buys Israeli Cybersecurity Firm Hexadite For Reported $100M

Microsoft said Thursday it is acquiring US-Israeli cybersecurity startup Hexadite, whose technology uses AI to protect against cyber attacks.

Business & Finance | Business

Amazon is gobbling Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Amazon has made a bid to buy Whole Foods in what would be a whopping $13.7 billion deal. The all-cash acquisition (which includes Whole Foods Market's net..

Business & Finance | Marketing

LinkedIn Just Gave Away a Big Secret

For the first time ever, LinkedIn is sharing some incredibly valuable data about what makes its members sit up and take notice.

Science & Technology | Technology

Firefox finally unveils its faster, more memory-efficient browser

The team behind open-source browser Firefox has released a much-awaited version that promises to be faster and less of a memory hog.

Science & Technology | Tech

3 takeaways from Apple's entry into the self-driving car race

Tim Cook finally admitted that Apple is working to develop an autonomous driving system, making the company an intriguing entry in the self-driving race.

Business & Finance | Business

Sprint offers a free year of unlimited data. What's the catch? - CNET

No, it's not a joke, but it is a limited promotion. Here's how you can get access to the deal.

Business & Finance | Business

Ballmer explains why he invested in Twitter | TechCrunch

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took the stage at Code Conference on Tuesday and talked about why he took a large position in Twitter. “There’s a real..

Science & Technology | Social Media

6 Things The Average Instagrammer Does Better Than Most Marketing Professionals | Inc.com

Your greatest asset might be your fashionista intern.

Miscellaneous | Fun Stuff

Have a Great Business Idea? Italy Will Give You a Free Castle | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Books | Books

10 Literary Classics Every Business Leader Should Read | Inc.com

If you only stick to business books and biographies, you're not learning as much as you could.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

3 online businesses you can run from your couch - MarketWatch

To help couch potatoes start a business, we’ve identified three online business ideas with moneymaking potential.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Coca-Cola (KO) has quietly removed sugar from some of its sodas—and no one seems to care — Quartz

In hindsight, the corporate fuss over sugar was misplaced. For years, consumers have been angling for food companies to use less sugar in their manufactured goods for health reasons. For their part, companies have tinkered with reworking their recipes, bu

Cars & Motorcycles | Cars

What Your Car Says About Your Personal Brand | Inc.com

Showing up for a meeting with potential clients in your old college clunker will make them skeptical before the meeting even starts.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Small and Medium-Sized Businesses: If You're Not Using Instagram, You're Already Behind

Only 20% of small and medium businesses pay to advertise on Instagram, writes Krista Wiltbank, head of social media at GetResponse.