Category: Business News

SMART-HOME ROCKSTAR TROUBLES boil over

In 2014, Google bought Nest, a connected-home startup, for $3.2 billion. As is often the case when a startup “makes it,” many in the company believed that the purchase was the start of something wonderful. However, since that time, Nest has been dealing with a set of inner problems that could indicate big trouble for […]

February 19, 2016 | 3 Comments More

WORST PASSWORDS EVER

If you can’t keep your own private data safe, it’s unlikely that your clients are going to feel very good about entrusting you with theirs. As a result, if you are using certain surprisingly common, hugely problematic passwords to protect your computer or your email, the time has come to change them. According to SplashData, […]

January 22, 2016 | More

How to LEVERAGE THE HOLIDAYS in your marketing

It’s the “most wonderful time of the year,” and your marketing should reflect that holiday joy. However, if you’re not careful, holiday promotions can end up being cheesy and annoying instead of effective generators of goodwill. Here are three recommendations from Forbes columnist Mike Templeman on how to “add holiday pizzazz to your marketing” and […]

December 3, 2015 | More

“Rich Dad” author: SAVERS ARE LOSERS

The author of the famous book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad, has some startling advice for millennials. Robert Kiyosaki recently wrote in a second book specifically for young adults that they need to throw out their parents’ rules for money. “The old rules were you go to school, you get a job, you work hard, you […]

December 3, 2015 | More

HOLIDAY CYBER CRIME targets YOUR biz

We all know that cyber criminals are particularly active during the holiday season when shoppers are more likely than ever to punch their credit card numbers into their computers, swipe with abandon at stores, and generally spread their personal and financial information all over the place. However, you may not realize that even if you […]

November 19, 2015 | More