Can't Complete a Sale? Try Asking These 5 Questions

There is nothing more frustrating than having a hot prospect turn down your offer on a sales call and knowing they just slipped through your fingers. You lose out on acquiring a new customer and they lose out on the amazing product or service that could benefit their life or their business. As a start-up […]

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7 Business Travel Essentials You Didn't Know You Needed

As someone who makes a living doing travel for business, I have a few items that I would highly recommend for any business trip. Most of these items are small and lightweight, perfect for fitting into a suitcase. After a few mistakes and mishaps over the years, I won’t travel without them. Whether you’re traveling […]

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3 Simple Steps A Small Home Builder Used To 'Datafy' His Business

trait2lumiere / iStockphoto Home building doesn’t have to be inefficient and based mostly on guesswork–one builder figured out how data could drive it forward. In 2009, Jason Adams wasn’t sure what he was going to do. The thirtysomething entrepreneur based in Bend, Oregon had built up a successful land development business. Real estate was in […]

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Facebook users unite! 'Data Labour Union' launches in Netherlands

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Activists in Amsterdam on Wednesday launched the ‘Datavakbond’ or “data labor union”, which hopes to elect leaders to negotiate directly with Facebook and Google over what they do with users’ data. FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken […]

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Cyber researchers, Ukraine warn of possible Russian attack

TORONTO/KIEV (Reuters) – Hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices in dozens of countries, some of the world’s biggest cyber security firms warned on Wednesday, in a campaign that Ukraine said was preparation for a future Russian cyber attack. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said it was investigating the malware, which […]

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Bill Gates: Skip the Page Turners This Summer and Read These 5 Provocative Titles Instead

Bill Gates is known not only for his voracious appetite for books, but also for his eclectic taste. The billionaire founder and philanthropist has recommended everything from young adult romances, to weepy memoirs, to hefty tomes on the state of the world. Given the breadth of his interests, you’d think that when he heads off […]

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Never Get Lost Again, Promises Google. Here's How They're Using AI To Deliver.

You step out of a Lyft or Uber, looking for which building your appointment is in. You can’t tell which way to go. You might be running late now. This happens to millions of people millions of times a day. Google knows–they see you jogging back and forth on the block trying to self-orient. If the blue […]

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Taiwan exports orders beat forecast as tech sector growth picks up

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan’s export orders growth beat forecasts in April, as the island’s technology sector recovered from a weak first quarter, with goods such as auto electronics driving growth although communications products remained a soft patch. FILE PHOTO: People fish in front of an Orient Overseas Container Line container ship, at Kaohsiung Port, Taiwan […]

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Weighing The Week Ahead: Will Higher Interest Rates Lead To Lower Stock Prices?

The economic calendar is light, and the market week will be shortened. There is no holiday this week, but expect many participants to take off early for a long weekend. If interest remain above 3% on the ten-year note, that will be the focus. Pundits will be asking: Will higher interest rates lead to lower […]

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Britain to tackle 'Wild West' internet with new laws

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will tackle “the Wild West elements” on the internet from cyberbullying to online child exploitation by introducing new laws for social media companies, digital minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday. Britain’s Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Matt Hancock, appears on the BBC’s Marr Show in London, Britain, […]

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