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  • Why you should fire your CIO

    28 July 2014, 2:00 am by: Dean Fischer, West Monroe Partners & Eric Dean, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co

    Guest Post: CIOs still hold a valuable spot in most organizations, but businesses would be wise to start planning their approach toward building an IT-capable executive team.
  • Here’s how to find your secret Uber passenger rating

    28 July 2014, 12:54 am by: Gregory Ferenstein

    You have been graded.
  • Use your competitors’ products all the time

    28 July 2014, 12:00 am by: Brad Feld, Brad Feld

    Guest Post: I was sitting with the founders of a company we’ve funded the other day talking about their competition. I love this product and I use it every day. It doesn’t yet have widespread adoption, but it as extremely actively used by the early…
  • Amazon reportedly targets Square with its own credit card reader

    27 July 2014, 11:03 pm by: Devindra Hardawar

    NOTE: GrowthBeat is less than 2 weeks out! VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and point the way to success. Get the full scoop here, and buy…
  • Hootsuite & Get Satisfaction to share strategies on how to keep customers coming back

    27 July 2014, 9:00 pm by: VentureBeat Staff

    Ninety-three percent of human interaction relies on non-verbal queues, so how can brands communicate effectively via social and mobile technologies?
  • 3 reasons why Tesla can scale where others have failed

    27 July 2014, 4:30 pm by: Mira Inbar, Mira Inbar Consulting

    Guest Post: NOTE: GrowthBeat is less than 2 weeks out! VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and point the way to success. Get the full scoop…
  • Enterprises will benefit the most from wearables, says Motorola Solutions’ senior maverick

    27 July 2014, 3:02 pm by: Devindra Hardawar

    With a title like “senior maverick,” it’s no surprise that Motorola Solutions’ Nicole Tricoukes has an optimistic vision for the future of wearables. Even though wearables today are mostly targeted at consumers, Tricoukes, the head of Motorola…
  • Good news for electric cars: New battery tech uses peroxide to boost energy density by 7X

    27 July 2014, 1:40 pm by: Antony Ingram, Green Car Reports

    All electric vehicles currently in production use some form of lithium-ion chemistry in their battery packs. Finding ways of improving that chemistry is therefore very important — the aim being to make future electric car batteries cheaper, more stable and…
  • Is responsive design killing mobile?

    27 July 2014, 12:14 pm by: Cezar Kolodziej, Iris Mobile

    Guest Post: Is it better to build a site that's purely mobile -- or one that adapts to mobile and desktop viewers?
  • Hello’s Sense sleep tracker is wary of the wearable

    27 July 2014, 10:22 am by: Ross Rubin

    You may love your wearable, but you shouldn’t take it to bed. That’s the argument made by James Proud, the founder of Hello who recently created a runaway success on Kickstarter with the launch of the Sense sleep coach. Proud knows something about…
  • How brands are completely missing the point on anonymous social site Secret

    26 July 2014, 11:00 pm by: Andy White, Sprout Social

    Guest Post: NOTE: GrowthBeat is less than 2 weeks out! VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and point the way to success. Get the full scoop…
  • 7-Eleven & Medallia to open up on how to create fierce customer loyalty

    26 July 2014, 9:57 pm by: VentureBeat Staff

    Savvy brick and mortar retailers are using some of the Internet’s own tools — and customer feedback -- to fight back against online competitors.
  • Silicon Valley VCs don’t like to travel. Here’s why they should reconsider

    26 July 2014, 9:00 pm by: Zach Finkelstein & Martin Gedalin, Lumia Capital

    Guest Post: By shying away from foreign startups, U.S. tech investors may miss the next wave of major exits.
  • Cell phone unlocking bill could be a historic step in Internet politics

    26 July 2014, 7:00 pm by: Gregory Ferenstein

    The bill began as a surprisingly viral petition on the White House's experimental direct action website, WeThePeople.
  • Jawbone exec: here’s why it’s better to buy a fitness tracker without a screen

    26 July 2014, 5:30 pm by: Lisa Eadicicco, Business Insider

    Jawbone's UP bands don't have small screens on them, which means you can't glance down and look at how many calories you've burned, check the time, or see if you've missed any calls.
  • Snowden: “If I end up in chains at Guantanamo, I can live with that”

    26 July 2014, 4:32 pm by: Richard Byrne Reilly

    Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden tells interviewers he is resigned to his fate and that he wasn't a Russian spy
  • Almost half of Kaiser Permanente members book appointments, request refills and send messages online

    26 July 2014, 3:45 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    Members visited the My Health Manager site 131 million times in 2013.
  • Amazon’s Fire Phone is a nice piece of gear, with some not-very-useful parlor tricks

    26 July 2014, 2:00 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    NOTE: GrowthBeat is less than 2 weeks out! VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and point the way to success. Get the full scoop here, and buy…
  • Fixed fights parking tickets on your behalf, raises $1.2M

    26 July 2014, 1:00 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    An app that fights your parking tickets for you. What’ll they think of next? The San Francisco-based company, Fixed, with an app of the same name, asks only that you take out your iPhone and snap a pic of your parking ticket. Then the company checks for…
  • Marc Andreessen takes a walk down memory lane with Facebook doubters

    26 July 2014, 12:00 pm by: Mark Sullivan

    One can forgive early believers like Andreessen for taking a few of victory laps, even if those laps are just short trots to the bank and back.
  • Meet the 12-year-old boy who makes games instead of going to school

    26 July 2014, 11:19 am by: Dan Crawley

    Editor's Pick: Sam Smith has been home-schooled for three years. He's now getting his education by making games, and Spacepants, his first published effort, has been a great success.
  • Apple has acquired BookLamp and its book recommendation engine

    26 July 2014, 10:15 am by: Mark Sullivan

    NOTE: GrowthBeat is less than 2 weeks out! VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and point the way to success. Get the full scoop here, and buy…
  • Google Docs now works with uploaded tracked changes from your Word documents

    25 July 2014, 8:30 pm by: Larry Zhou

    NOTE: GrowthBeat is less than 2 weeks out! VentureBeat is gathering the best and brightest in modern digital marketing to help declutter the landscape, simplify the functions, clarify the goals, and point the way to success. Get the full scoop here, and buy…
  • Shareholder report lays out why Alibaba should buy Yahoo

    25 July 2014, 8:00 pm by: Richard Byrne Reilly

    Wall Street investors are pushing Alibaba founder Jack Ma to buy Yahoo
  • Sorry, data hogs: Verizon to soon throttle LTE speeds for unlimited data customers

    25 July 2014, 7:30 pm by: Tom Cheredar

    Unlimited data plans are officially dead for Verizon customers.

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