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Stop Talking Corporate Speak, Cybersecurity Trends for 2020, Preparing for an Economic Downturn and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

18 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know   1—Most Hated Corporate Speak Using corporate jargon reflects on you and your business. The business communication experts from Rice University say people who overuse corporate jargon are actually more likely to lose credibility. One Rice finance professor even said that business buzzwords are red flags that signal what you’re hearing is likely shallow and meaningless. So it’s time to drop the corporate speak and talk like a normal person. What are...
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The best Apple HomeKit-enabled TVs

Apple's HomeKit ecosystem allows you to easily control a variety of smart home devices, including select TV models from LG, Vizio, and Sony. With HomeKit support, you can stream content to your TV from your iPhone, use Siri voice commands with your display, and even automate special tasks for your TV in tandem with other HomeKit products. A great HomeKit-enabled TV balances advanced smart features with excellent image quality — which is exactly why we've chosen the LG C9 as our top pick. TVs a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Samsung, Trends, Siri, Sony, Lg, Vizio, Hulu, Dolby Vision, Hdr, Cnet, Homekit, Alexa, Belkin, Dolby Atmos


The rise of Marc Benioff, the bombastic owner of Time Magazine who just became Salesforce's sole CEO, has an $8 billion fortune, and owns a 5-acre compound in Hawaii (CRM)

Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block is stepping down, leaving Marc Benioff as the cloud software giant's sole chief executive. Benioff worked at Oracle for 13 years before leaving the company to work on Salesforce full time. Benioff has a net worth of $7.85 billion, Bloomberg estimates. Benioff got his first job at a jewelry store to save up for his first computer, but he was eventually fired for cleaning the floors with the wrong soap. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Marc Benio...
Tags: Apple, Japan, Steve Jobs, India, Global, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Georgia, Bloomberg, Indiana, Hawaii, House Of Representatives, Larry Ellison, Sydney


We did the math to calculate how many hours it took Bob Iger to make what his workers earned in one year when he ran Disney

Disney CEO Bob Iger just stepped down, and while it's not surprising that CEOs like him make a lot more money than their employees, the massive extent of that pay gap can sometimes be overlooked. US companies are required to publish their chief executives' annual compensation, as well as the ratio of that compensation to the annual pay of the company's median employee. Using those ratios, we calculated how long it took CEOs at 19 of the biggest companies in the US to make what at typical emplo...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, India, Satya Nadella, Disney, US, America, Trends, Nike, Walmart, Tim Cook, Nvidia, SEC, Starbucks, Estee Lauder, Iger


Chris Lattner, who created the programming language Swift when he was at Apple, was blown away by how fast it grew. Now, he says Swift's future is in machine learning.

Chris Lattner, senior vice president of platform engineering at SiFive, started building the programming language Swift in 2010 when he still worked at Apple, and it's now used by companies like Lyft, Uber, Airbnb, Square, and Apple. Lattner says it's still too early to say if he'll work with Swift at SiFive, but he is still involved in the Swift community. Lattner says the future of Swift is in data science and machine learning. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When former...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, Tesla, Silicon Valley, Swift, Business Insider, Lattner, Swift Swift, SiFive, Chris Lattner, Lyft Uber Airbnb Square, Apple Lattner


Spring & Summer 2020: Accessories

Last but not least, here are the accessory trends for the season. If you missed the other Spring & Summer 2020 posts, we discussed the big seven trends, colour and pattern, theme and silhouette, footwear and jeans last week.  As in clothing and footwear, there is a strong ’80s and ‘90s influence in accessories. Extremely colourful accessories with an ‘80s flavour live in happy contrast with the black, greys and browns of ‘90s inspired items. For jewellery and eyewear, it’s about plastic and resi...
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Now that Apple has finally made AirPods that fit in more people's ears, it's time to make the cheaper AirPods fit better too (AAPL)

Apple's earbuds have never fit my ears, but the AirPods Pro do, and they might finally bring solace to anyone else who has had fit difficulties with Apple's entry-level earbuds. The AirPods Pro fit deeper into the ear, and they come with three sizes of rubber tips to accommodate different ear sizes. Unlike with regular AirPods, I can shake my head and they don't fall out.  But the AirPods Pro cost $250, which is a high asking price for a pair of earbuds. Apple should update its cheaper AirPods...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Sony, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Bose, Aapl


Meet the former Facebook CMO who's leading Mike Bloomberg's Hawkfish, the best-connected tech and data firm in politics

Mike Bloomberg started Hawkfish, data-driven startup, in 2019 to help the Democratic Party compete with Republicans across the country. The firm gained attention when the former New York City mayor announced his candidacy, and its primary goal is to elect Bloomberg. Business Insider spoke to several Hawkfish employees and advisors, who provided a picture of the organization now run by former Facebook CMO Gary Briggs. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In 2019, before former N...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, New York City, Trends, CMO, Bloomberg, Iowa, Michael Bloomberg, Briggs, Viacom, WPP, Democratic Party, Facebook Google, Mike Bloomberg, Facebook Snapchat, Gary Briggs


Where to watch the Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020

Seven Democratic presidential hopefuls will meet tonight — Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 — in South Carolina for the party’s 10th debate. There will be one more candidate on stage tonight in Charleston, South Carolina, now that former California hedge fund manager and political activist Tom Steyer has qualified for the debate. Steyer will be joined by former Vice President Joe Biden, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar,...
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A new book about Facebook leaves out a glaring detail about Mark Zuckerberg's views toward privacy in the social network's early days (FB)

In "Facebook: The Inside Story," author Steven Levy offers an unprecedented look into how Mark Zuckerberg built Facebook into the world's largest social network. Levy, a writer at Wired magazine, says Zuckerberg  "vowed to make privacy a core component" of Facebook from its early days, but noted he often fell short of that aim. However, the book leaves out a series of messages sent by Zuckerberg, first reported by Business Insider in 2010, where he calls people "dumb f--ks" for trusting him wi...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Harvard, Levy, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Federal Trade Commission, Zuckerberg, Crimson, Steven Levy, Wired Magazine, Cambridge Analytica, The Harvard Crimson, Harvard Zuckerberg


Warren Buffett finally gave up his flip phone and got an iPhone (APPL)

Legendary investor Warren Buffett is notoriously bullish on Apple — his company owns 5.6% of the company's shares, worth tens of billions of dollars. Despite his financial stake and personal interest in the company, Buffett is equally notorious for not using an iPhone. Instead, he's held on to a flip phone — until now. In a new interview, Buffett says he's finally switch to Apple's iPhone 11.  "My flip phone is permanently gone," he told CNBC. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories...
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5 truly useful features Samsung's cheaper Galaxy Buds Plus have that Apple's AirPods are missing

Samsung's new $150 Galaxy Buds Plus offer several features not found on Apple's standard $159 AirPods, like additional ear tips, an equalizer for adjusting sound, and a fit that forms a tighter seal and blocks out noise more easily. But Apple's AirPods do have some advantages over Samsung's new earbuds. They can, for example, trigger Siri hands-free, whereas summoning a voice assistant with Samsung's earbuds requires touch controls. They both offer similar performance when it comes to sound qu...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Samsung, Trends, Siri, Bixby, Spotify Apple, AirPods, AirPods Samsung, Galaxy Buds Plus


A first-time TV series creator shares how he sold his show to Amazon and offers advice for how to break through in Hollywood

David Weil, the creator of Amazon's "Hunters," sold the series to Amazon after another network passed on it when new leadership came in. It's the first TV show he's created. Weil wrote an 80-page series bible and a spec script five years ago for "Hunters" and wanted to be able to answer any question a potential buyer had about the series, he said. He said aspiring creators should always be writing. Now that "Hunters" is complete, he has a decade's worth of other material to sell. Writers shoul...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hollywood, US, Trends, Jordan, Ken Burns, Al Pacino, Peele, Amazon Studios, Simon Kinberg, Weil, Jordan Peele, David Weil, Jennifer Salke


Supreme Court Rejects Apple Appeal In Patent Fight With VirnetX

New submitter John Trumpian shares a report from Reuters: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Apple's bid to avoid paying about $440 million in damages for using patent licensing firm VirnetX's internet security technology without permission in features such as FaceTime video calling. The justices rejected Apple's appeal in the long-running case in which a federal jury in 2016 found that Apple had infringed VirnetX's patents and awarded $302 million. A judge later increased that amo...
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8 photos that show how different Apple stores looked when they first opened — and how they've changed (AAPL)

The first Apple retail stores opened their doors in May 2001.  The first stores had a mix of furniture, hawked deals on third-party products, and had dedicated Genius Bars where people could go for tech support. Since then, Apple had made the stores look sleeker and more modern and the Genius Bar has become a thing of the past. When the stores opened in 2001, Tim Cook was Apple's senior vice president of operations — these days, he's CEO. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Ba...
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How to use an Airbnb gift card to pay for your reservations

You can use an Airbnb gift card to pay for everything from renting lodging to booking a tour guide to show you around town. Once redeemed, your Airbnb gift card will be automatically applied to your Airbnb account. Before planning a long stay, note that Airbnb gift cards cannot be used on stays longer than 28 days. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. An Airbnb gift card can get you anything from a week's stay in Paris to a sushi making class in Tokyo or a tour of the Acropoli...
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Samsung’s Buds Are Probably the Budget AirPod Alternative You Want

Apple’s AirPods have become so ubiquitous that rival Bluetooth earbud makers have had to differentiate themselves with less-obnoxious designs, more features, or a lower price—or, as in the case of rival Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds+, a combination of the three.Read more...
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Dow drops 1,000 over Coronavirus

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummetted more than 1,000 points as news of a spreading coronavirus outbreak suggests wider coming damage to the global economy. Today's stock market drop was the worst for the Dow in two years, and wiped out all gains so far in 2020. From AP: Nervous investors scrambled for safety, loading up on gold, U.S. government bonds and other safe-harbor assets. The price of oil fell sharply on expectations that demand for energy would tumble. The Dow lost 1,031 poi...
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Target breaks into the top 10 list of US e-commerce retailers

Target’s investments in store remodels, same-day delivery and drive-up services are paying off. The retailer, which used to rank No. 11 in U.S. e-commerce sales, is now forecast to jump three spots to break into the top 10 list as the No. 8 retailer, according to a new report from analyst firm eMarketer. This puts Target ahead of declining businesses QVC and Qurate Retail Group (HSN’s owner), as well as No. 9 Costco and No. 10 Macy’s, the new forecast says. The firm estimates Target’s e-commerc...
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SEO 101 Episode 376: Even Enterprise Level Companies Need Basic SEO and More Google My Business News

Summary of SEO 101 Episode 376 This week J ohn and Ross discuss how an enterprise-level company shared SEO deficiencies in a quarterly report to shareholders revealing SEO 101 level issues. Then, after discussing some useful intel on the Coverage Report in Google Search Console, the discussion turns to the latest news on local SEO and Google My Business. NOTE: If you like to receive our show notes straight to your inbox, sign up to our SEO 101 Podcast Show Notes Newsletter available at SE...
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The world's biggest iPhone factory is reportedly offering $1,000 bonuses to lure workers after being shut down over coronavirus

After closing its factories amid the coronavirus outbreak, iPhone maker Foxconn is starting to gradually re-open its facilities. In an effort to attract new workers Foxconn is offering bonuses of 7,000 yuan ($995) following the shutdown, the South China Morning Post reports. Returning Foxconn workers have also been offered bonuses of 3,000 yuan ($427) to return to work, Abacus reported last week. Foxconn said in a statement that it's still taking the utmost care to protect its workers against ...
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The Shows on Netflix That Could Be Triggering Your Smart Speaker

As smart speakers have become a ubiquitous part of our day-to-day lives, so too has it become clear these devices may not be as private as they appear at first blush—that they may be listening in even when they shouldn’t be, that recordings may contain sensitive information that we didn’t realize was being uploaded to…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Science, Microsoft, Alexa, Google Assistant, Smart Speakers, Apple HomePod


EU Commission To Staff: Switch To Signal Messaging App

The European Commission has told its staff to start using Signal, an end-to-end-encrypted messaging app, in a push to increase the security of its communications. From a report: The instruction appeared on internal messaging boards in early February, notifying employees that "Signal has been selected as the recommended application for public instant messaging." The app is favored by privacy activists because of its end-to-end encryption and open-source technology. "It's like Facebook's WhatsApp ...
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How to turn off the VoiceOver feature on your Apple TV in 3 ways

You can turn off the VoiceOver feature on your Apple TV generation 3 or later using Siri or the Settings app. The process for turning off the VoiceOver feature on Apple TV HD or 4K versus Apple TV generation 3 varies slightly. Here are three ways to turn off the VoiceOver feature on your Apple TV. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The VoiceOver feature available on Apple TV generation 3 and above turns your Apple TV into a device that can read text and functions out loud.  ...
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Apple has reportedly signed a lease for 220,000 square feet of office space in New York near Madison Square Garden (AAPL)

Apple has signed a lease for new office space in Manhattan, according to a report by the New York Post.  The 220,000 square feet of space is located at 11 Penn Plaza, near New York's Penn Station and Madison Square Garden.  The lease will run for five years, according to the New York Post.  Apple already has office space in New York in the Flatiron neighborhood, and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple has signed a five-year lea...
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A circular Apple Watch seems very unlikely, but it sure looks beautiful!

Short of putting a camera on the Apple Watch, there’s little to nothing Apple can do to make their Watch Series 5 better. It’s a remarkably built wearable with a great battery, a screen that can stay on all the time, a waterproof build that lets you go swimming with it on, an e-sim that lets you call, send messages, and the ability to perform EKG readings to keep you in the pink of health. It’s the perfect cross between consumer tech and medical tech, and there aren’t many smartwatches that ca...
Tags: Apple, Design, Wearable, Smartwatch, Apple TV, Watches, Apple Watch, Product Design, Samsung Galaxy, Phone Industry, Series 6


Chris Lattner, the creator of Apple’s Swift, thinks that the smash-hit programming language is going to be a major force in AI development

Chris Lattner, the senior vice president of platform engineering at SiFive, started building the programming language Swift in 2010 when he still worked at Apple, and it's now used by companies like Lyft, Uber, Airbnb, and Square. Lattner said it was still too early to say if he would work with Swift at SiFive, but he is still involved in the Swift community. He says the future of Swift is in data science and machine learning. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When former Ap...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, Tesla, Silicon Valley, Swift, Business Insider, Lattner, Swift Swift, SiFive, Chris Lattner, Lyft Uber Airbnb, Lyft Uber Airbnb Square, Apple Lattner


How to find out which generation Apple TV you have in 4 different ways

You can find out which generation Apple TV you have using four different methods. You can check the input or output ports on the back of your Apple TV device to determine which generation model you have. To determine your Apple TV generation model you can also check your Settings. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple has released multiple versions of the Apple TV, each with its own capabilities and features.  If you want to find out which generation Apple TV you own, ther...
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How to fail at business in 4 easy steps

What do Andrew Carnegie, Benjamin Franklin, Oprah, John D. Rockefeller, John Paul DeJoria, Steve Jobs and Walt Disney have in common? Learn what really powers success in entrepreneurship here.
Tags: Apple, Steve Jobs, Opinion, Failure, Lifestyle, Resilience, Radio, Standard Oil, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Agent, Benjamin Franklin, Oprah, Walt Disney, Mentorship, Eddie Cantor


Vimeo’s new app helps small businesses create professional social videos

Vimeo signaled last year its plans to move further into the social video creation and editing space with its acquisition of short-form video editor Magisto. Today, the company is unveiling the results of its work in the months following the deal’s close with the debut of Vimeo Create. The new app includes a set of video creation tools aimed at small businesses and marketers looking to tell their stories using social video, but who lack the resources, time or budget to invest in video producti...
Tags: Apple, Social, Mobile, Apps, Video, Small Business, Marketing, Tech, Vimeo, Social Video, Lightricks, Facetune, SMB, Magisto, Video Editor, Video App



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