While there's still a long way to go before the final pairing is set for the 2016 presidential election, after Bernie Sanders' remarkable run in Iowa, and with Donald Trump expected to rebound in New Hampshire and beyond, it looms as a very realistic possibility that these two men could [...]
Video My review forDeadpoolwill drop in the morning. The embargo dropped last night at 9:00 pm but I got tied up with "life" and decided not to rush it to make the opening rush of pre-release reviews. But since the embargo is up, I can say that you should immediately cease-and-desist [...]
Are gig economyworkers victims who are being denied good jobs -- or free agents living the good life? That depends on which on-demand workers you ask, according to a newsurveyof4,622 on-demand workersconducted forIntuitQuickBooks Self-Employed, a provider of cloud-based financial software for free agents, by Emergent Research, a firm in Lafayette, Calif., [...]
You can’t swing a stick and not hit an accelerator these days. That’s good and bad for entrepreneurs and business. For startups competing for attention and resources, it may be difficult to tell where they’ll get the most lift. And lift isn’t defined strictly in dollars. Increasingly the emphasis on domain expertise resources and real world applications (customers) to test ideas on are a greater factor in entrepreneurial acceleration than just capital. Time is money too, and time spent with the right people can equate to better money and better business.
Video Well, I guess we did end up with a Captain America: Civil War Super Bowl commercial after all, even if it's before the big game. We got one for Captain America: The Winter Soldier back in 2014, which in turn led right into the second trailer for the film, but [...]
What is the worst possible thing you could say to a customer? Customer service experts Danny Meyer, Micah Solomon,Bill Quiseng, Colin Taylor, and Jeff Hargett with their votes for phrase most likely to make a customer want to throttle you.
VideoAgainst the backdrop of Super Bowl 50, some of the world's top brands are angling to impress live television's largest audience of the year with their most dynamic and creative commercial spots. How are they doing? I'll be using real-time metrics from iSpot.tv, a Bellevue, Washington-based firm that tracks engagement [...]
Video The Super Bowl spot for Gods of Egypt doesn’t seem to have changed the minds of the cynics and doubters who have already decided Lionsgate’s fantasy action- adventure will suck, judging by a lot of comments on social media. Director Alex Proyas, who has a large and loyal following on Facebook, [...]
Like all great pro-athlete breakthroughs, Julian Edelman embraced the drive and determination to carry out his goals. What Edelman has achieved by entering into new territory from college quarterback to New England Patriots wide receiver- has enabled him to expand as a player while focusing on details of the teams [...]
The ongoingtension between Turkey and Russia makesTurkey's dependence on foreign energy perhaps the country's biggest concern. And this begins with natural gas, which passed oil in 2012 to becomeTurkey's main source of energy.Turkey imports 99% of its gas, andRussia pipes in nearly 60% ofTurkey's total gas use. Turkeyis the second largest [...]
Progressive Insurance is trying to have it both ways this weekend: tap into the excitement around Super Bowl advertising without ponying up the reported $5 million for 30 seconds of TV time during the Big Game. The company believes the way to do it is to grab the attention of the [...]
VideoBollywood actors Akshay Kumar (R) and Nimrat Kaur pose during the media interaction of their Hindi film 'Airlift' directed by Raja Krishna Menon in Mumbai on January 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images) After less than three weeks in cinemas Airlift is set [...]
Our vision to be the #1 producer of our product worldwide meant enacting both market and product development strategies, but we were still an incredibly small startup! How could we ramp up operations to grow globally very quickly and with limited resources? The answer was in developing solid strategic alliances with great partners.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) It’s a good thing to stay on message until it’s not. That’s the lesson we can draw from Senator Marco Rubio’s performance in the last Republican presidential debate before the New Hampshire primary. Rubio has long been praised for his message discipline; coupled [...]
VideoThere was no way I could pass up US District Court Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove's decision in the Ark Encounter LLC case. I'm going to go out on a limb here and make the bold claim that I have covered Young Earth Creationism better than any other tax blogger. [...]
Really Australia? That is all that I could say when I became aware of dramatic cuts to the climate science and weather enterprise. Announced cuts have created a well-deserved uproar around the world. On the heels of one of the most significant climate actions in history (Paris), these actions represent [...]
More people will have mobile phones (5.4B) than electricity (5.3B), running water (3.5B) and cars (2.8B) by 2020. By 2020, over 75% of the world’s mobile data traffic will be video, making this category the highest growth rate of any mobile application. By 2020, 4G connections will account for 72% of total [...]