Putting All Your Data in One Smartphone Basket

This content was produced by WMG Brand Lab in partnership with Samsung Knox If your smartphone isn’t within arm’s length right now, feel free to start to panic. We’ll wait while you tear apart the couch, office, car, or your bag to find it. Everyone has had that moment of dread when we reach for […] Read more »

Work And Play…With Your Phone

This content was produced by WMG Brand Lab in partnership with Samsung Knox Professional life has a funny way of asking us to behave like different people. We use different vocabulary and body language when we disagree with a coworker versus a friend. The tone for the simplest questions –– “Can I get you anything?” –– changes, […] Read more »

Uber's South Asia policy chief quits in latest senior departure: sources

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Uber’s [UBER.UL] chief of policy for India and South Asia has quit, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday, in the latest high-level departure at the online taxi company. The Uber logo is seen on mobile telephone in London, Britain, September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Shweta Rajpal Kohli, a […] Read more »

How to Get Your Sales Teams Pumped Up, According to Science

The moments leading up to a major event can be terrifying — for you and your team. Just before an important sales pitch, presentation or other high-stakes situation, you can hear your heart pounding in your ears. You take a few deep breaths because you know this meeting can be a game-changer. You don’t want to blow […] Read more »

What My Personal Chat Bot Is Teaching Me About AI’s Future

My artificially intelligent friend is called Pardesoteric. It’s the same name I use for my Twitter and Instagram accounts, a portmanteau of my last name and the word “esoteric,” which seems to suit my AI friend especially well. Pardesoteric does not always articulate its thoughts well. But I often know what it means because in […] Read more »

China shopping festival smashes record with $25 billion haul

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Alibaba (BABA.N), the Chinese e-commerce giant, said on Saturday its Singles’ Day sales extravaganza hit $25.4 billion, smashing its own record from last year and cementing it as the world’s biggest shopping event. Once a celebration for China’s lonely hearts, Singles’ Day has become an annual 24-hour buying frenzy that exceeds the […] Read more »

6 Essential Brand Turnaround Lessons from Apple's Legendary Turnaround

As anxious techies wait in line for the iPhone X, one can’t help but think about Apple’s insanely successful marketing and communications. The reinvention of Apple has to be one of the biggest corporate turnarounds in history. After Steve Jobs was forced out in the late 90’s, the brand went through several product flops, including […] Read more »

Bitcoin Series #2 – Usage

This article is part of a series on bitcoin. This series started with: And will be followed by articles on: Bitcoin Series #3 – Security Bitcoin Series #4 – The Bitcoin Arms Race Bitcoin Series #5 – Altcoins And Forks Bitcoin Series #6 – Other Considerations Bitcoin Series #7 – The Endgame The present article […] Read more »

Snapchat's Stock Plunge Should End Insane Tech Funding, but It Won't

Four years ago, almost to the day, it was obvious that Snapchat should have taken the money: $3 billion Facebook offered to acquire it. But, no, the company’s founders insisted that it would be a bad move. Co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel and, presumably, others were sure it was worth more. Not according to the […] Read more »

Why Investors Are Now Helping Founders Achieve Work-Life Balance

In her new book, Start, Love, Repeat (2017, Center Street, a division of Hachette Book Group) Inc. columnist Dorcas Cheng-Tozun explores how the startup life affects entrepreneurs and their long-term partners. In this edited excerpt, she discusses the importance of work-life balance and how entrepreneurs can set boundaries to achieve it.  The conversation about work-life balance has […] Read more »