3 Keys To Ensuring Your Next Customers Can Find You

by Jennifer Tomlinson, Senior Manager of Channel Marketing at Microsoft Running a small business is like attending a career fair. You know your pitch inside and out, and you’re confident you have something unique to offer. But your audience doesn’t know that, and convincing them you’re not like the hundreds of doppelgängers around you is the real challenge. It’s the art of entrepreneurship: attracting customers when they have countless other options. Fortunately, faith in your idea goes a long ...
Tags: Startups, Florida, Microsoft, Marketing, Jennifer, Customer Acquisition, Professionalisms, Channel Marketing, Jennifer Tomlinson

Official: 3rd pilot aided next-to-last Lion Air flight

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The chairman of Indonesia’s transportation safety agency confirmed Thursday that a third pilot was in the cockpit of a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 on a troubled flight the day before the aircraft crashed on Oct. 29, just minutes after takeoff. However, Soerjanto Tjahjono, chairman of the National Transportation Safety […]
Tags: Business, News, Indonesia, Nation, Lion Air, Jakarta Indonesia, National Transportation Safety, Lion Air Boeing, Soerjanto Tjahjono

Survey Reveals 56% of Bloggers Get Better Results by Spending 6 Hours on a Post

Blogs have become one of the most effective ways of communication in digital technology. And the maturation of the medium has resulted in bloggers spending more time to create high-quality posts which deliver better results. The latest blogger survey from Orbit Media has revealed 56% of bloggers who spend six-plus hours on a blog post get better results. It goes without saying the more time you spend on a post the better it will be. While spending six hours on a single post is possible for prof...
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Facebook briefly called one of its execs the 'VP of integrity' in a blog post about the New Zealand mass shooting, but quietly changed it after a journalist noticed

Facebook executive Guy Rosen penned an update Wednesday about the platform's response and review process in light of the recent mass shooting in New Zealand. A Guardian journalist pointed out that the post initially went up with Rosen's title as "VP of integrity," although Rosen's official title has previously been "VP of product management." After the journalist inquired about the title change, Facebook quietly edited the post to revert Rosen's title back to VP of product management. Facebo...

Skeptical EU leaders to hear May’s plea for a Brexit delay

BRUSSELS (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May was trying to persuade European Union leaders on Thursday to delay Brexit by up to three months, with her plans to leave the bloc in chaos just eight days before Britain’s scheduled departure. May will meet the 27 national other EU leaders in Brussels, a day after she […]
Tags: Business, News, Eu, European Union, Ap, Britain, Nation, Theresa May, Brussels, Brexit

YouTube has shut down a popular channel after the mother was accused of abusing her children

YouTube creator Machelle Hackney, behind the popular channel "Fantastic Adventures," has been arrested in connection with allegations she beat and starved her children who starred in the videos. Her seven adopted kids reportedly told officers they were punished when they didn't follow direction or during filming for the YouTube channel, which has more than 800,000 subscribers. Since the arrest, YouTube says the channel has been "demonetized," and the channel was terminated Wednesday afternoon....
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Private multiples are ascendant. Is this the new normal?

By Hugh MacArthur, Bain & Co Valuation multiples move up and down. Yet for the past 30 years, the average multiple of Ebitda paid for public assets has almost always topped that paid for private assets. In fact, during only three periods historically did private multiples generally exceed the public average: during the “Barbarians at the Gate” era of the mid-1980s, during the exuberant runup to the 2008 global financial crisis, and now. The Barbarians era and the precrisis boom were short-lived,...
Tags: Boston, Trends, Blackstone, Bain, EBITDA, Carlyle, Hugh, Apollo Hellman Friedman, PE Deals, Bain Co, MacArthur Bain Co Valuation, Macro Trends Group, Hugh MacArthur, Reach Hugh

13 ways entrepreneurs can help their company guard against hacking

As technology evolves, so do hackers’ techniques, something which puts tremendous pressure on organizations to constantly update their security measures in order to keep their data secure. Hackers can expose not only important company information, but sensitive customer data as well, leading to potentially devastating effects. To find out how to better protect your organization’s information, we asked a panel of entrepreneurs from YEC the following question: What is one practical thing your comp...
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Respondology helps brands and influencers hide toxic comments

“Don’t read the comments” is one of those cliches that sticks around because it’s still good advice — maybe the best advice. But the team at Respondology is trying to change that. The company started out by helping brands find and respond to messages on social media. Senior Vice President of Sales Aaron Benor explained that in the course of that work, it also built a tool to mitigate “the vitriol, the awful toxicity of online social media.” “We realized that the tool had a lot more legs than we ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Respondology, Social Media

European shares shaken by Brexit jitters after gains in Asia

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Europe on Thursday after a day of gains in Asia spurred by the Federal Reserve’s promise not to raise interest rates during this year. Britain’s FTSE 100 added 0.2 percent to 7,307.87 while the DAX in Germany lost 0.5 percent to 11,545.93. The CAC 40 in France slipped […]
Tags: Asia, Europe, Business, News, France, Germany, Ap, Britain, Nation, Federal Reserve, Bangkok, Brexit

A Tesla analyst who just toured the electric-car maker's California and Nevada factories reveals what he saw (TSLA)

Tesla has faced a host of challenges in recent months. But one optimistic analyst who toured Tesla's Fremont, California, plant and its Nevada Gigafactory in recent days is doubling down on his bull thesis. Wedbush analyst Dan Ives described his time at the factories to Markets Insider, and explained why he walked away feeling optimistic about the company's direction.  Watch Tesla trade in real-time. Dan Ives really likes Tesla . He and his fellow Wedbush analyst Strecker Backe, along with...
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, Wtf, California, China, US, Trends, Tesla, TSLA, SEC, Nevada, Morgan Stanley, Securities And Exchange Commission, Musk, FREMONT, Wedbush

How to clear the cache on your Android phone to make it run faster

If you clear the cache on your Android phone periodically, you could help eliminate performance issues on the device.  Your Android phone's cache comprises stores of small bits of information that your apps and web browser use to speed up performance. But cached files can become corrupted or overloaded and cause performance issues.  Cache needn't be constantly cleared, but a periodic clean out can be helpful. Your apps and web browser store bits of information to speed up your experience usi...
Tags: Trends, Samsung Galaxy, Watch Google, Google Pixel, Tap Internal Storage

What is a Voice Over IP Phone Number and How Can It Benefit Your Business?

  The hottest technology on the market today for business and personal use is coming straight out of the VoIP and virtual phone sectors. VoIP technology lets you call from anywhere using a cell phone, computer, tablet, a VoIP phone or other data-driven device from the same number. Let’s look at what a VoIP number is and how you can get one. We’ll also discuss how to get VoIP services started and five VoIP fraud alerts that will protect your business. A VoIP number can also save you a ton of mon...
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21 'Amazon's Choice' products we've tried for ourselves, and use all the time

Insider Picks   writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. According to Amazon, " Amazon's Choice recommends highly rated, well-priced products available to ship immediately." So essentially, these products have already been vetted by other purchasers who have bought and used the same pro...

After several 'Fantastic Four' flops, Disney should use its upcoming Netflix competitor to revamp the franchise

The Disney-Fox merger closed on Wednesday, and Disney now owns the film rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four. Fox made three "Fantastic Four" movies in the last fifteen years, and none were resounding successes. The 2015 reboot is an infamous disaster. Disney should not rush the characters to the big screen, and instead utilize its upcoming streaming service, Disney+. With Disney's acquisition of Fox, which closed on Wednesday, Disney now owns Fox's film studio, many of its television asset...
Tags: Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Sony, Deadpool, Stan Lee, Hulu, Avengers, Marvel Studios, Chris Evans, Jack Kirby, Tom Hiddleston, Reed, Susan

Stocks move broadly higher, led by technology companies

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in early trading on Wall Street Thursday as technology stocks offset declines in the banking sector. Apple rose 2.8 percent as it continues to announce new products. Olive Garden owner Darden Restaurants soared 6.4 percent after reporting earnings that were far better than analysts were expecting. […]
Tags: Apple, Business, New York, News, Ap, Nation, Darden Restaurants, Olive Garden

Beto O'Rourke sounds off on big tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google, says government needs to treat them 'a little bit more like a utility'

Beto O'Rourke, the 2020 presidential candidate and former congressman from Texas, responded to a question about breaking up the big tech companies on Wednesday. O'Rourke, who officially entered the race on March 14, has emerged as a fundraising frontrunner, raking in $6.1 million in 24 hours. O'Rourke was asked about Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's calls to break up the big tech companies — Google, Facebook, Amazon, and others — by CNN national reporter Eric Bradner. For O'Rourke the "be...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Texas, Instagram, America, Trends, Cnn, New Hampshire, Iowa, PAC, Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Sen Ted Cruz, Facebook Twitter, Rourke

There’s a rumor spreading that AirPods and other wireless headphones cause cancer, but the truth is more complicated

Apple's AirPods and other wireless headphones emit small amounts of radio frequency radiation. So do cell phones. Scientists still aren't sure the dose is enough to harm us, and the studies they've done so far suggest that radiation from cell phones (far greater than what bluetooth devices emit) isn't leading to more cancer. The evidence we have so far suggests that consumers should probably be more worried about jamming something noisy into their ear canal every day, rather than the radiation...
Tags: Apple, Trends, United Nations, World Health Organization, Kelley, California Department of Public Health, International Agency for Research on Cancer, EMF, UV, RF, Elizabeth Kelley, Jerry Phillips, US National Toxicology Program

These are the 10 most innovative states in the U.S.

Innovation is not just found at big tech companies operating out of California's Silicon Valley. WalletHub recently compiled a ranking of the most innovative and least innovative states in the U.S., based on numerous metrics of human capital and innovation environment. These are the top 10 most innovative states, ranked out of 51 spots to include D.C. The U.S. is often credited as one of the most innovative countries in the world, but that doesn't mean its innovation and technological pursuit...
Tags: Utah, New York, California, San Francisco, Trends, District Of Columbia, Delaware, WalletHub, Silicon Valley WalletHub, Oregon WalletHub

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Weeks before an Amazon Air plane crashed in February killing all 3 people on board, several pilots said they thought an accident was inevitable. Business Insider spoke with 13 pilots who work or have worked for Air Transport Services Group and Atlas Air Worldwide and have flown planes for Amazon Air. Elon Musk emailed every single Tesla employee that car deliveries should be their "primary priority" in what he's calling the bigg...

DOJ has reportedly subpoenaed Boeing as part of a criminal investigation involving the 737 Max (BA)

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has subpoenaed Boeing as part of a criminal investigation into the certification and marketing processes for the aerospace manufacturer's 737 Max aircraft, CNN reported. The investigation reportedly concerns the process Boeing used to determine its 737 Max aircraft were safe for flight and the data it gave to the Federal Aviation Administration about that process. Investigators have asked for information from Boeing about the company's pilot-training manuals ...
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, China, US, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Canada, Britain, Seattle, Boeing, Doj, Federal Aviation Administration, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, US Department of Justice DOJ

European, Canadian regulators to do own review of Boeing jet

Boeing’s grounded airliners are likely to be parked longer now that European and Canadian regulators plan to conduct their own reviews of changes the company is making after two of the jets crashed. The Europeans and Canadians want to do more than simply take the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s word that alterations to a key […]
Tags: Business, News, Boeing, U S Federal Aviation Administration

North Korea, seeking food aid, links sanctions to shortages

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Kumkhop Trading Co. President Ri Jong Ho sweeps his hand over a table full of foods produced at his factory. There’s a bowl of assorted candies and rice cakes, a plate of sausages and ham, slices of a French baguette and Russian dark bread. “We are doing fine,” he says […]
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Uh Oh! Small Business Optimism Fading, Report Finds

The ebb and flow of the economy and its cyclical nature means there will be good and bad times. With such a strong economy in the last couple of years, it was inevitable the record-high small business optimism would eventually start fading. Spring 2019 Paychex Business Sentiment Report According to the latest Paychex Business Sentiment Report, business owners’ optimism has gone down in several areas since October 2018. Owners said business outlook, ability to fill open positions, and ability ...
Tags: US, Sales, Bureau of Labor Statistics BLS, Paychex, Small Business News, Mucci, Martin Mucci Paychex, Paychex Business Sentiment Report, Wage Disparity According

AMD soars to a 5-month high (AMD)

AMD shares on Thursday spiked to their best level in over five months. They have gained about 20% since Google on Tuesday said it would use the chipmaker's graphics processing units for its new streaming-video-game service.  Watch AMD trade live. AMD shares on Thursday soared over 8% to their best level in more than five months as traders continued to pile in following Tuesday's announcement that Google would be using the chipmaker's graphics processing units for its streaming-video-game ser...
Tags: Google, Trends, Intel, Amd, Gpu, Lisa Su, Ihor Dusaniwsky, S3 Partners, Markets Insider, Dusaniwsky, AMD Epyc, Mark Lapacis

Pilots who fly for Amazon are underpaid and overworked, and it may doom the e-commerce behemoth's aspirations to edge out FedEx and UPS (AMZN)

Business Insider spoke with 13 pilots who work or have worked for Air Transport Services Group and Atlas Air Worldwide, where they fly or have flown planes for Amazon Air. Those pilots and transportation analysts said the rapid growth of Amazon Air, coupled with low pay, has led to inexperienced pilots in the cockpit and a lack of qualified applicants.  But, analysts said that the low pay at Amazon Air's contractors is a key reason Jeff Bezos' air venture can stay profitable.  ABX Air, one con...
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Netflix's Mötley Crüe movie, 'The Dirt,' is being called a boring and 'wonderfully bad' music biopic in the vein of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Netflix's new biopic about rock band Mötley Crüe is being torn apart by critics and has a 46% Rotten Tomatoes critic score. Indiewire's David Ehrlich compared it to "Bohemian Rhapsody," and said that it " could have been made about any one of a zillion other bands." Brian Tallerico wrote for that the movie is something that the band wasn't: boring. It looks like Netflix has its own mediocre music biopic on its hands, at least according to movie critics. Netflix's "The Dirt,"...

TNW2019 Daily: Learning is fun

Our technology conference, TNW2019, is only 49 days away. While we call it a conference, we often describe it as a tech festival instead – because it has all the same learning benefits, but with a festival vibe. You’ll enjoy food trucks, live music, and lounge areas to chill out, in between inspiring keynotes and workshops. We find it really important that we create an atmosphere that doesn’t feel stiff – because when you’re enjoying yourself while learning, you absorb the knowledge much better....
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Ford names Amazon and Snap veteran Tim Stone as new CFO, continuing the company's push closer to Silicon Valley (F)

Longtime Ford exec Bob Shanks is retiring after over 40 years with the automaker. He's being succeeded by Tim Stone, who spent 20 years at Amazon before a brief stint at Snap that ended in early 2019. Stone's hiring continues CEO Jim Hackett's drive to push Ford closer to Silicon Valley. Shanks was a true gentleman of the car business and will be missed — but he can look forward to a well-deserved retirement. Longtime Ford CFO Bob Shanks officially announced his rumored retirement on Thursday...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, US, America, Trends, Ford, Silicon Valley, Detroit, Tim, Steelcase, Jim Hackett, Hackett, Silicon Valley Read, Shanks, Tim Stone, Bob Shanks

$12 million Belltown penthouse, used as a second home, is region’s priciest condo sale ever

The buyer's and seller's identities are hidden from public records, though brokers say both are local techies who used the condo as a second home -- a pied-à-terre with a giant 5,700-square-foot footprint.
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