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Empty Vessels

Stanley Hainsworth | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Stanley Hainsworth

"Empty vessels favor the bold," I told my friend. A unique and potentially memorable name, when paired with a quality product that truly meets consumers' needs, can be the most powerful asset a brand can wish for.

The Mediaquake Has Gone to Space (Thanks to AT&T Buying Satellite TV Provider DirectTV)

Frederic Guarino | Posted 07.18.2014 | Technology
Frederic Guarino

Google, Facebook and Apple, our Silicon Valley dynamic trio, are going to wake up a bit groggy from this deal and will regret to not have strayed from their core businesses a bit.

Beats Music and iTunes: Apple at the Crossroads

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 07.20.2014 | Technology
William Buckley Jr.

If it happens, the electronics part of the deal is fairly straightforward. Conversely, the Beats Music deal is far more complicated.

The No. 1 iPhone App Teaches You How To Be A Drug Dealer

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.21.2014 | Technology

In case you hadn't noticed, the most popular free game on iTunes right now lets you grow and sell virtual marijuana. And it's pretty fantastic. ...

One Of The Highest Profile Tech Battles Is Ending

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple and Google's Motorola Mobility unit have agreed to dismiss high profile U.S. patent litigation against each other over...

Priyanka Chopra: An Exclusive Interview

Nova Lorraine | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Nova Lorraine

Through her successful film career, she has become one of the highest paid Bollywood actresses and a smash success on the international scene.

Beats Could Fill Some Gaps for Apple

Michael R. Levin | Posted 07.13.2014 | Technology
Michael R. Levin

Helps With Audio Accessories and Streaming Music Rumors arose last week of Apple spending $3.2 billion to acquire high-end headphone maker Beats. Bea...

Women in Business: Q&A with Sabina Teshler, Founder of SET

Laura Dunn | Posted 07.13.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Sabina Teshler is the founder of SET, an experiential brand marketing agency. SET specializes in creating and executing experiences for exceptional Br...

Don Draper and Steve Jobs Have Much in Common

Spiros Margaris | Posted 07.12.2014 | Business
Spiros Margaris

What does Don Draper and Steve Jobs have in common and why does it matter? It should matter to you if you own or plan to purchase shares in Apple In...

Climate Change This Week: US Climate Report Card, Climate Action Day and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.10.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

Success Triumphs All: Dr. Dre, Diddy and Jay-Z

Dennis Williams II | Posted 07.09.2014 | Black Voices
Dennis Williams II

Their social impact is now keeping paychecks in some of the monopoly companies that essentially keep the NASDAQ phones ringing. When you look at these three now do you see the end or the means?

Crisis on the Internet: Is Everybody the Bad Guy?

Eric Mink | Posted 07.09.2014 | Media
Eric Mink

Next week, the FCC plans to propose new rules that its chairman claims will preserve the Internet as a free, fair and open communications medium for all. It seems far more likely that the rules will radically distort the medium by tilting Internet functioning even further in favor of the giant technology players.

85-Year Old Oil Tycoon Can't Stop Tweeting At Rappers About Money

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 05.09.2014 | Business

T. Boone Pickens, the 85-year-old oil tycoon, was giddy to welcome Dr. Dre into the ridiculously rich people's club Friday, following the news that Ap...

Anchor Asks Uncomfortable 'African American' Question About Beats Headphones

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.14.2014 | Black Voices

As reports continue to circulate regarding Apple’s plan to purchase Beats Electronics for a reported $3.2 billion, many are skeptical about what wou...

Face The Music: Beats Headphones Are 'Extraordinarily Bad'

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.16.2014 | Technology

Apple is planning to buy headphones company Beats Electronics, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times all reported on Thursda...

'iPhone 6' Might Be Here Sooner Than We Thought

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2014 | Technology

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Apple Inc will unveil the next incarnation of its popular iPhone series in August, one month earlier than industry watchers were ge...

Colorado, Think Tchaikovsky Ever Got Stoned?

Greg Schwem | Posted 07.06.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

I applaud the Colorado Symphony Orchestra's recent decision to promote its music to a younger crowd -- and embrace the state's burgeoning marijuana trade -- by playing a series of "cannabis-friendly " concerts this summer.

Your Ducking Conversations Censored

Jason P. Stadtlander | Posted 07.07.2014 | Technology
Jason P. Stadtlander

All of us who have iOS (and a filthy mouth) and text, email or otherwise chat know how irritating it can be to have your colorful metaphors changed to "ducking", "shot" and "Damon" and so on through the censorship of Apple.

The Great Smartphone War: Apple vs. Samsung

Vanity Fair | Posted 05.06.2014 | Technology

Beginning with the super-secret project that created the iPhone and the late Steve Jobs’s fury when Samsung—an Apple supplier!—brought out a sho...

Apple's Spending A Ton Of Money To Make The 'iWatch' Happen

Reuters | Christina Farr | Posted 07.05.2014 | Technology

By Christina Farr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc is building a team of senior medical technology executives, raising hackles in th...

Climate Change This Week: Hot Action, Forest Drones, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures May 1, 2014 How unusua...

Is There Life Beyond the iPhone?

Nikki Luongo | Posted 06.29.2014 | Technology
Nikki Luongo

We live an age where technology doesn't even get a 10-second delay, we just get used to one item and suddenly we're faced with either keeping up or we're behind on the times, there's no room for a happy medium and it's not cost effective plus it's a total pain to transfer everything over.

Apple Stays Ahead in US Smartphone Sales

Michael R. Levin | Posted 06.30.2014 | Technology
Michael R. Levin

LG Gains over Q4-2013, but still losing customers Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) released results of its research on mobile phone ma...

Apple's New MacBook Air Is The Cheapest One Ever

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.01.2014 | Technology

Apple just quietly introduced its cheapest MacBook ever to the public. The company put two new MacBook Airs on its website on Tuesday: an 11-inch l...

The Future of Retail and the Cloud Wars

Phil Simon | Posted 06.29.2014 | Business
Phil Simon

Retail is undergoing a massive transformation as we speak. Thanks to the rise of smartphones and apps, constantly connected customers are now able to ...