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Classic Car Insurance May be More Affordable than you Realize

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.27.2015 | Money
Lee Traupel

As somewhere around 76 million boomers reach their "sunset years" many are embracing the classic car as a great way to hang on to their youth and ma...

When You Google 'Why Do Women ...' Some Very Interesting Results Come Up

Sasha Bronner | Posted 04.25.2015 | Women
Sasha Bronner

After realizing last week that, as a woman, I apologize for nearly everything and to nearly everyone, my first instinct was to ask Google why. I typed the words "why do women," but before I could add "apologize," I was amazed at what Google suggested I ask instead.

Gaming & Gambling in Today's Smartphone Drenched World

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.26.2015 | Weird News
Lee Traupel

Mobile is taking an increasing bite out of our lives - there is no longer any place safe zone from someone next to you texting, gaming, surfing or w...

Christina Wilkie

Top Lobbying Groups Spent $64 Million To Influence Congress, White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top 10 lobbying spenders shelled out a combined $64 million in the first three months of this year to influence federal policy, acco...

Payday Lending's Contrasting Cultures of Wealth and Exploitation -- and Big Data's Role

Nathan Newman | Posted 04.23.2015 | Business
Nathan Newman

Payday loans and other abusive high-interest loans targeting the working poor are one of the scourges of our financial system. And the technology of big data made it easy to both find new victims and largely hide the identities of the payday lenders.

The Case for a Robot-in-Chief

John Feffer | Posted 04.23.2015 | Comedy
John Feffer

In the next election, I fully expect to see our first woman president. But after that, I think we should break another glass ceiling. It's time to put a non-human in the White House. We're America. We don't settle for second-best.

Is Weed Going to Be the Next Billion Dollar Buffed Vertical?

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.23.2015 | San Francisco
Lee Traupel

San Francisco's cultural legacy of identifying a need and then fulfilling it with a service is anchored by another Yahoo like web site, with a listing of San Francisco Cannabis Clubs. And, if you don't think there is a local or national market, check out their advertising rates.

Google Launches U.S. Wireless Service

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2015 | Technology

The service, called Project Fi, will automatically switch between the two networks and more than 1 million open, free Wi-Fi spots, depending on which signal is strongest.

Diasporic Dining: Hamlet in Chinatown

Francis Levy | Posted 04.22.2015 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Know any Hamlet clones wandering around Chinatown (Feng Xiaogang's The Legend of the Black Scorpion, originally released in China as The Banquet, finds its roots in the Shakespeare play)? Wanton egg drop is the soup that's tailored made for them.

Google Now Provides Marketers API for Advanced Browser-Based Content Distribution

Chad Pollitt | Posted 04.22.2015 | Technology
Chad Pollitt

As previously predicted, the marriage of responsive websites and push notifications is gaining momentum. Up until recently, brands that wanted to distribute prudent content via push notifications better have an app sitting on the smartphones of its target demographic.

Android Resumes Market Share Gains

Michael R. Levin | Posted 04.22.2015 | Business
Michael R. Levin

Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) released analysis of the results of our research on mobile phone operating systems for the calendar quarter that ended March 31, 2015. This analysis features findings about market share trends in mobile phone operating systems in the US.

Travel Insurance is Now a Prerequisite for a Worry Free Vacation

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.22.2015 | Travel
Lee Traupel

Travel insurance exists to protect you from the slings and arrows of modern travel: lost or stolen luggage, medical issues on the road, unforeseen mishaps of just about any kind -- it can take the sting out of potentially serious issues that can ruin a trip or your financial position.

What Is "Mobilegeddon" and Should You Be Worried?

Erika Dickstein | Posted 04.21.2015 | Small Business
Erika Dickstein

If you listen to Business Insider "millions of small business" will be crushed. If you take a look at the Washington Post, they are using the term "apocalypse". So, what is going on? Is this that big of a deal? Let's unpack this.

The Evolution of the Modern Point of Sale System

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.23.2015 | Technology
Lee Traupel

Every business today is dealing with a world that constantly forces a business to think and act "smarter" in order stay abreast of competition and differentiate products and services.

Is the Rise in E-Cigarette Use by Teens a Positive Thing?

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Lee Traupel

In this brave new world of everything technology enabled we now have electronic devices that deliver a nicotine-laced fluid, which as/when vaporized...

Reputation Managment Is a Necessity for on the Go Brands

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.22.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

Today, savvy brands embrace online reputation management or risk losing revenue and brand cachet. Many marketing execs and small business owners don't grasp how important online reputation management is to their business.

Innovative Challengers at the Gates

Omar K. Alghanim | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Omar K. Alghanim

Within retail banking, there have been two standout, truly disruptive innovations in the last 20 years, where a few banks applied mass marketing techniques to create something unique.

Upcoming BMW Lets You Stand Outside Car While Parking It

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business

This could make life easier for anyone who can't parallel park.

Matt Sheehan

Inside a Chinese Startup's Smartwatch Hackathon

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 04.20.2015 | World

WULING SHANZHUANG, China -- It’s 11 a.m. on a smoggy Friday in Beijing, and a busload of computer programmers is abuzz with chatter about smartwatch...

Boomer Lifestyle Tools and Products for the Post Woodstock Generation

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.17.2015 | Fifty
Lee Traupel

Woodstock it was a mess and don't let anyone tell you different. It was hot, cold, dirty, muddy, and smelly and most of the time you couldn't even hear the music. But, epic nevertheless.

Is Siri Really Going to Replace Your Insurance Agent?

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.17.2015 | Money
Lee Traupel

The business model was predicated upon a small business owner (an "agent") who was active in the community, built relationships up over time and knew most of their customers on a first name basis.

Week to Week News Quiz for 4/17/15

John Zipperer | Posted 04.17.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Here are some random but real hints: Sorta not-really bipartisan bill; can't believe they passed up Harry Potter; Chewie's home; and politics and poker. Answers are below the quiz.

Google Cares About Your Mobile Website - Do You?

Rebekah Bastian | Posted 04.17.2015 | Technology
Rebekah Bastian

If you pay attention to things like your website traffic, you've probably heard that Google announced a change to their mobile ranking algorithm which takes effect next week.

Google Search Is About To Change In A Big Way

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 04.20.2015 | Technology

Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones and tablets in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information.

How to Overcome Brand Habits So Buyers Will Buy Your Products

Ira Kalb | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

One problem marketers find difficult to overcome is how do you get buyers to choose your product when they are in the habit of buying other brands?