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Forbes Names Choice Hotels a Best Employer for Diversity

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest lodging franchisors, was named one of the "Best Employers for Diversity" in 2019 by Forbes magazine. The accolade, which recognizes organizations for their commitment to diversity and outstanding workplace culture, ranks Choice among the top 500 employers in the United States and one of the leading travel and leisure companies.
Tags: Travel, United States, Forbes, CHH, Rockville, Md Choice Hotels International Inc NYSE


A2IM Reups CEO Burgess, Adds General Manager, Promotes Four

The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) has renewed the contract of its respected leader Dr. Richard James Burgess, who will now serve as both President and CEO of the organization. The indie trade group has also hired a new General Manager and promoted four from within. Under Burgess's leadership A2IM revenues have doubled and membership increased by nearly 70%. He and his team have grown A2IM’s influence within the broader entertainment industry, including as an advocate fo...
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Battery Ventures promotes three to principal and one to VP

Battery Ventures has made a number of promotions. Logan Bartlett, Sanjiv Kalevar and Shiran Shalev have become principals while Justin Rosner is now a vice president. PRESS RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO & NEW YORK & BOSTON & TEL AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Battery Ventures, an investment firm focused on innovation and technology worldwide, has promoted four team members—including three to the rank of principal–across four global offices. The newly promoted team members execute deals in areas including ...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. 1. Facebook's business model is under scrutiny in Germany, where a local regulator will reportedly order the social network to stop collecting certain user data. German authorities don't like the way Facebook collects information about people via WhatsApp and Instagram and third-party sites. 2. Norwegian authorities are investigating allegations that Tidal's streaming numbers for Beyonce and Kanye West albums were inflated. Play...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Beyonce, Instagram, Microsoft, Mexico, Germany, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Intel, Kylie Jenner, Qualcomm, Jeff Williams, Alexa


This Is Chris Pratt & Katherine Schwarzenegger's Combined Net Worth

This morning, Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger announced to the world that they are engaged. Their whirlwind romance kicked off during this past Summer Of Love, and since then, we have seen them scootering around L.A., strolling in matching athleisure wear, and eating ice cream with Pratt's son, Jack.By all accounts, they are in love. And according to Instagram, he calls her "Chief."Based on their track record thus far, they seem to move quickly (Pratt and his ex-wife, Anna Faris, only ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Instagram, California, Hawaii, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kylie Jenner, Jfk, Chris Pratt, Jack, Anna Faris, Parks, Forbes, Schwarzenegger, Pratt


Feds Can't Force You To Unlock Your iPhone With Finger Or Face, Judge Rules

A California judge has ruled that American cops can't force people to unlock a mobile phone with their face or finger. The ruling goes further to protect people's private lives from government searches than any before and is being hailed as a potentially landmark decision. From a report: Previously, U.S. judges had ruled that police were allowed to force unlock devices like Apple's iPhone with biometrics, such as fingerprints, faces or irises. That was despite the fact feds weren't permitted to ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, California, Tech, Oakland, Forbes


U.S. Judge Rules Fingerprint, Face Unlock Are Protected Just Like Passwords

The Fifth Amendment of the US constitution forbids police from forcing you to disclose your phone’s PIN or password, but courts have ruled that protection doesn’t apply to a fingerprint or face unlock. Now, that might be changing. Here’s how it went down: a warrant was filed in Oakland requesting a raid and seizure of personal property, which included access to all mobile devices—even ones that are locked with biometric data. But a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of C...
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Podcast: A Bipolar and a Schizophrenic Talk Self-Sabotage

 Most of us are to blame for our failures, believe it or not. We didn’t practice enough, plan ahead, or work hard enough. If we are honest, we could have done more to succeed, but something stopped us. In this episode, our hosts discuss why people sabotage their own success and fess up to whether or not they are sabotaging their own.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “People would rather fail because they didn’t try rather than fail because they weren’t good enough.” – Gabe Howard   ...
Tags: Psychology, Apple, Google, Facebook, New York, Nbc, New York City, Turkey, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Forbes, Olive Garden, Mental Health And Wellness, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Don


Outlander Season 4 Episode 11 Recap

Outlander Season 4 Episode 11 Recap In the previous episode of Starz’s Outlander, Jamie, Claire, and Ian left to track down Roger, while Murtagh took Brianna to stay with Jocasta. In Outlander season 4 episode 11, Brianna dealt with being an unmarried, pregnant woman in the 18th century. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(fu...
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How Spurs' Bryn Forbes went from afterthought recruit to NBA starter

Bryn Forbes' 2014 transfer from Cleveland State to Michigan State was well-covered in the media. Nearly every article on it explained Forbes' reasoning: The Lansing, Mich., native wanted to be closer to his son, who was born the year prior, and his sister, who was suffering from what would be a fatal illness. Family was Forbes' primary concern.
Tags: News, Nba, Forbes, Michigan State, Cleveland State, Bryn Forbes


Why this Long Beach designer took a ‘brave’ vacation for an Amazon Prime show

Long Beach fashion designer Angela Luna left the urban surroundings of her city for a vacation that took her to British Columbia, where she spent some time in nature, learned about the indigenous cultures of the area and ate a lot of local food. But this wasn’t an ordinary vacation, this was “Vacations of the Brave.” The new travel docu-series takes “inspirational Americans” on journeys throughout Canada is now streaming via Amazon Prime Video. Luna, who is featured in the second episode, refers...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Sport, Things To Do, Canada, Soccer, Long Beach, British Columbia, World Travel, Forbes, Mary, KTLA, Haida Gwaii, Angela Luna, Movies + TV, Top Stories LBPT


Bill Gates is worth $95 billion and he plans to give most of it away — here's how he spends his money now, from a luxury car collection to incredible real estate

Bill Gates, the world's second-richest person, has an estimated net worth of $94.8 billion, according to Forbes. While he indulges in a few luxuries, they make up only a fraction of his fortune. He mainly spends his billions on charity through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and plans to give away most of his fortune. Bill Gates, the cofounder of Microsoft, is the world's second-richest person, sitting on an estimated net worth of about $95 billion, according to Forbes. It's hard to im...
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How To Optimize Your Google Map Listing For Maximum Conversions


by Tim Brown, owner of Hook Agency and author of “Growthhackathon: Digital Marketing on a Budget“ Did you know that online purchases account for only 8.3% of all retail sales in the US ? This data is good news for brick and mortar businesses because it means that customers are still making their purchases in person. What has changed is how we discover businesses. Increasingly, we use our mobile devices to find what we need, which means that being findable online — specifically on Goog...
Tags: Google, Startups, Budget, Nbc, Minneapolis, US, Seo, Google Maps, Tim Brown, Search Engine Optimization, Forbes, Tim, Professionalisms, SEO marketing, Hook Agency


How will Jeff Bezos' divorce impact Amazon's stock price?

Yes, it's a soulless, grotesque question. But it's all about money, and investors are wondering if Jeff Bezos getting divorced means they're gonna lose money. Shares in Amazon inc “seesawed” on Thursday as questions swirled around Jeff Bezos's impending divorce, and any potential effect on his control of Wall Street's most valuable company, which is expanding like crazy around the U.S. From Reuters: Bezos, whom Forbes lists as the world’s richest person, worth an estimated $136.2 billion, sai...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Business, Technology, News, Washington, Tech, Jeff Bezos, Forbes, Reuters, Jeff, Bezos, Doug Kass, MacKenzie, Picks, MacKenzie Bezos


If MacKenzie Bezos gets half of Jeff Bezos' fortune, she'd become the fourth-richest person in the world — and he'd fall from the No. 1 spot

Amazon   CEO   Jeff Bezos   and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, have said they will divorce. Their separation of assets could affect the Amazon CEO's ranking among the richest people in the world. If MacKenzie Bezos acquired half of Jeff Bezos' $137 billion fortune — a possible outcome of a divorce settlement — the two would be tied at No. 4 on the list with $68.5 billion each. MacKenzie Bezos would easily become the richest woman in the world. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos could find himself dropping a f...
Tags: Amazon, Washington, France, Trends, Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Amancio Ortega, Forbes, Jeff, Marie Kondo, Oreal, MacKenzie, Bernard Arnault, MacKenzie Bezos


If MacKenzie Bezos gets half of Jeff Bezos' fortune, she'd become the fourth-richest person in the world — and he'd fall from No. 1

Amazon   CEO   Jeff Bezos   and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, have said they will divorce. Their separation of assets could affect the Amazon CEO's ranking among the richest people in the world. If MacKenzie Bezos acquired half of Jeff Bezos' $137 billion fortune — a possible outcome of a divorce settlement — the two would be tied at No. 4 on the list with $68.5 billion each. MacKenzie Bezos would easily become the richest woman in the world. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos could find himself dropping a f...
Tags: Amazon, Washington, France, Trends, Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Amancio Ortega, Forbes, Jeff, Marie Kondo, Oreal, MacKenzie, Bernard Arnault, MacKenzie Bezos


How to Build a Skincare Routine: Dry Skin

Product suggestions and tips to help you build your very own skincare routine and take care of your dry skin. Building your own personal skincare routine can be a difficult task to do on your own. So, I am here to help you. This is the first post in our series on How to Build a Skincare Routine. Over the weeks ahead, I will be addressing different skin types and showing you exactly how to create a routine for your skin. First up is a dry skin routine.In this post I will be providing product rec...
Tags: College, Beauty, Skin Care, Skincare, Dry Skin, Sephora, Forbes, Skin, Burt, Beauty & Hair, Tony Moly, Peter Thomas Roth, Murad Hydrating Toner, Rose Toner, Beauty Routines, Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser


There are 2 types of contracts married couples can sign to protect their money — here's what it means if divorcing billionaires Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos never signed one

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie Bezos will file for divorce. It's unclear whether they ever signed a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. Both agreements cover financial issues and the future of assets in the event of a divorce. Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $137 billion, but he didn't found Amazon and earn most of his money until after marrying. Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon and the wealthiest person in the world, announced...
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Services Can Enhance Business Practices and Boost Your Hotel’s Bottom Line

In this day and age, Hotel’s need every tool at their disposal to get ahead.  Thankfully, there is a wide range of services available to help optimize your business practices, ultimately boosting your Hotel’s bottom line.  Here’s how to make the most of your efforts by using third parties that really pack a wallop. Update your technology The internet makes the world far smaller, and the technology and connection it puts at your fingertips mean Hotels and other businesses can turn available be...
Tags: Facebook, Hotels, Social Media, Seo, Hotel, Forbes, SBA, Google Alerts, Social Media Community, Morch, Money Inc, Business Practices, Founders Media Click Here, Social Media Mastery for Hotels, Social Media Mastery for Hotel, Hotel Social Media Community


20-year-old who lives with his parents and 'is not a computer expert' confesses to data hack that snared Angela Merkel and hundreds of Germany's elite

A German student who lives with his parents, and received no formal computer training, admitted to hacking and releasing the personal details of hundreds of public figures like Chancellor Angela Merkel. The 20-year-old stole photos, phone numbers, and credit card data from nearly 1,000 politicians and journalists, and published the information on Twitter last month. Police arrested him on Sunday, but has since released him. He is now cooperating with investigators, the force said. The student ...
Tags: Germany, Angela Merkel, Trends, Bbc, New York Times, Merkel, Jeff Bezos, Cnbc, Forbes, Reuters, Bundeskriminalamt BKA, BKA, Georg Ungefuk, Hesse central Germany, Ungefuk, Germany s Social Democratic Party


2019 Forbes Flatlands

Vicki Cain writes: Keeping the dream alive... Hang gliding competitions in Australia have always had the reputation of the being more than herculean, Forbes Flatlands 2019 held true to that reputation.This year we were able to set 6 tasks from 8, one of which was stopped because of a storm on course. The 5 completed tasks totalled 853.4 km averaging over 170 km per task! We had lots of pilots in goal most days.With super consistent flying Jonny Durand took the competition win, his 8th For...
Tags: Indonesia, Australia, China, Sydney, Bill, Forbes, Vicki, Forbes Flatlands, Vicki Cain, Molly Moyes, Jonny Durand, Attila Bertok, Olav Opsanger, 8th Forbes Flatlands, Yadi Wu, China Yadi


Gary’s Book Club Features 2018’s Best Tech Books on CTA Stage at CES 2019

Welcome to the New Year. 2018 was a pivotal year for GigaOm with significant growth in both our research and new media initiatives, and as we kick-start 2019 I’m excited to attend CES. There I will join nine notable authors who are invited to share their books as part of  Gary’s Book Club at the CES event. Each year CTA president/CEO Gary Shapiro promotes what he considers the best technology-related books published in the previous year. This year’s authors include Mark Mueller-Eberstein and Ph...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Books, West Virginia, Blog, Seo, Cta, Ces, Scott Brown, Chambers, Gigaom, Forbes, Gary, Frances, Fink, Consumer Technology Association, Gary Shapiro


10 Influencer Marketing Advancements That Need to Happen in 2019

This article originally appeared on Forbes.com, on December 28, 2018 By most accounts, influencer marketing is now a multibillion-dollar industry. It’s an impressive feat until you consider that the social networks will rake in $26.95 billion in ad sales in the U.S. only this year, according to eMarketer. If influencer marketing wants to move from a line item in the “experimental” budget to a line item in the media budget, the industry will need to continue to mature in 2019. Based on my experi...
Tags: Seo, Influencer Marketing, Forbes, Times Square, Carusele


Apple’s trillion dollar market cap was always a false idol

Let’s face it, we love large numbers. We are obsessed with them, whether it’s Forbes list of wealthiest individuals or tech unicorns, if it’s a big number we can’t get enough. Such is the case with the somehow magical trillion dollar mark that Apple briefly reached last summer. We splashed the headlines and glorified it as though it mattered…but it didn’t. It was just a number. Sure it showed the tremendous value of the Apple stock, but it was a moment in time fueled by an overheated stock ma...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, TC, Finance, China, US, Tech, Bloomberg, Economy, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Forbes, Reuters, Market Cap, US China, Horace Dediu


What is Southern California’s most valuable pro team among 9 franchises valued at $18 billion?

The Lakers are SoCal’s MVP — Most Valuable Property — worth $3.3 billion, a value that’s No. 5 among all pro sports teams and second in the NBA. That valuation was up $300 million in a year or 10 percent. Los Angeles Lakers’ Tyson Chandler (5) dunks the ball in front of Brooklyn Nets’ Jarrett Allen (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in New York. The Nets won115-110. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) The return of the Rams to Los Angeles was good for busine...
Tags: Business, California, Sports, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Brooklyn, Nba, Mlb, Chargers, Melvin Gordon, National Football League, National Basketball Association, NHL


Getting Started With Earning Multiple Income Streams

by Brian King, Marketing Director for Compass Offices It’s always nice to have a little more money to spare. Whether it’s to finance your next getaway, upgrade your car, or to fund your new startup. Yet there are only so many hours in a day you can put in for work. Unless you’re in the kind of job that pays by the hour, it’s hard to earn more just by working longer hours. Most of us who work 9 to 5 jobs feel that it doesn’t offer us enough freedom, which is why the idea of earning a passive inc...
Tags: Startups, Asia, Hong Kong, UK, Instagram, America, Bank, Brian, Making Money, Kylie Jenner, Forbes, Kylie, Brian King, Lending Club, Side Income, Passive Income


Elon Musk reportedly deleted a tweet linking to a story which incorrectly said Tesla was the best-selling luxury automaker in the US (TSLA)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk deleted a tweet that linked to a Forbes story that incorrectly stated that Tesla outsold every other luxury automaker in the US during the fourth quarter of 2018, Bloomberg reports. The story was later updated with a correction which clarifies that the Tesla sales numbers it cited included both international and US deliveries, while the BMW and Mercedes-Benz sales numbers it cited only included US deliveries.  Tesla and Forbes did not immediately respond to requests for com...
Tags: Elon Musk, New York, China, US, America, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Bmw, Musk, Forbes, Mercedes Benz, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Gene Munster


Forbes is developing AI that writes first drafts of articles

Forbes publishes 300 stories a day, and is developing AI software that writes first drafts of articles. From Digiday: With Bertie, a contributor who writes regularly about the automobile industry might open up the tool to find the makings of an article about Tesla, complete with links to relevant, related articles published both on Forbes and elsewhere. The tool will surface images that might improve the story as well. ... Bertie adds Forbes to the list of publishers using artificial intellige...
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How Small Businesses Can Leverage Social Media to Rock up Sales

Running a small business is not easy, but these days having a social media presence is the best marketing tool which can make it easier for small businesses to increase customer footfalls and sales. There are many reasons, why you should use social media to cultivate your small business. the most important reasons why you should use it because it will help you increase your brand presence and win you more customer than your traditional customers. As we know that social media networking is increa...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Facebook Pages, Sales, Social Media, Linkedin, Retail Store, Forbes, Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest, Facebook Twitter Instagram, Influence Marketing, Influencer Marketing Strategy, Marketing For Small Businesses, Advertising On Social Media, B2C social media marketing, breaking the rules on Facebook


Elon Musk is back on his weird tweets again

I regret to inform you that Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk is back on his inappropriate for a CEO tweets again. The two weird tweets were sandwiched between two other seemingly normal tweets about favorable coverage of Tesla, the electric car maker under earnings scrutiny in the new year. Why. Why, Elon. Here's what Elon's Thursday afternoon on Twitter looked like. • 2:31 PM - 3 Jan 2019: “Model 3 mid-range EPA rating is actually 264 miles, slightly higher than prior estimate of 260.” •...
Tags: Post, Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Technology, News, America, Tech, Tesla, US news, Epa, Neil Armstrong, Forbes, Elon, Xeni Jardin, Picks