Friday, February 27, 2015
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:03:00 -0600

The actor and philanthropist known the world over for his portrayal of Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek' indeed did live long and prosper. Here are words to remember him by.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:00:00 -0600

For one startup founder, the fitness platform with a cult-like following provides a physical, mental and emotional challenge.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:30:00 -0600

Email providers and readers are raising the standards for what content makes it into the inbox and what lands in the junk pile.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:15:00 -0600

Balance functionality and design or risk drowning in the crowded marketplace.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:00:00 -0600

A funny thing happened when one woman gave up email. She found better ways to be productive.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:45:00 -0600

Check out these essential qualities for success and ways to keep a top performer.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:30:00 -0600

For brands, video creation is an essential component of existing in the virtual ecosystem. Here is how to ensure your videos are seen.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:15:00 -0600

Mobile and web innovations can make managing public relations in the digital age faster and easier.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:12:00 -0600

For example, as you are reading through Facebook, you can press "j" to get to the next post.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:00:00 -0600

When it comes to communicating with your customers, just a few minutes of planning will save you time, energy and possibly, trouble, later down the line.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:45:00 -0600

Attackers are exploiting flaws in Google's popular operating system.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:30:00 -0600

Steer past the canned response to create a more authentic dialogue with job seekers.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:14:00 -0600

With more than 1,100 former RadioShacks now open for new businesses, franchises are finding opportunity in the brand's bankruptcy.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:00 -0600

The perpetual grind of performance improvement can be overwhelming, so seek an external party.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:45:00 -0600

The reason may be due to uncertainties caused by the financial crisis and how home values have fallen so much.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:30:00 -0600

Creating a MAP will take no more than an hour of your time every month and will keep the lines of communication open, ensuring relationships with investors remain strong, and ultimately helping early-stage startups succeed.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:00:00 -0600

While a key aspect of his plan changed, City Winery founder Michael Dorf achieved his original goal: to build a place where people could eat, drink and enjoy an intimate concert experience.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:00:00 -0600

Co-working space AlleyNYC recently raised $16 million in a round we participated in. Here's our reasoning.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:39:00 -0600

Failing to do so will result in a cold shoulder from Google.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:32:00 -0600

Earth's biggest e-tailer could one day 3-D print your purchases from the back of a high-tech delivery truck.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:30:00 -0600

You need to seek an amount that is just right, based on your real needs, and consistent with the capabilities and interests of the investors you are addressing.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:15:00 -0600

The groups are betting on a very musical future.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:06:00 -0600

Black and blue or white and gold?

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:00:00 -0600

It's an incredibly important and extremely specific role.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:45:00 -0600

Reaching out for help when you need it is crucial when you've taken on the grueling and often lonely work of building a business.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:30:00 -0600

You could learn a lot by working your way to the top of a well-established company, but who has time for that?

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:17:00 -0600

Kira Wampler is the new chief marketing officer of the San Francisco ridesharing company Lyft. She is also a mother of two. Here's how she manages both roles.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:04:00 -0600

The taco chain plans to add 1,300 new locations internationally by 2023.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:00:00 -0600

The big event kicks off March 2 in Barcelona.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:45:00 -0600

The Swedish mobile telecom gear maker is suing over patents related to the 2G and 4G/LTE standards.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:30:00 -0600

The Miller brothers have created a technology platform that is transforming real estate investment.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:15:00 -0600

Check out which little-known startups and sectors landed major funding in 2014.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:00:00 -0600

Google's latest moves in the mobile payment market and Apple's plans to expand across the pond.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:00:00 -0600

Social-media marketing for a business is one thing. Now imagine achieving social success when the brand you're trying to promote is you.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:30:00 -0600

Spending money on a beautifully designed, fully capable website is no longer a luxury if you're looking to launch or grow any ecommerce business in 2015.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:18:00 -0600

The FCC now has oversight of the Internet. But there is one thing it can never change.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:15:00 -0600

Stone and co-founder Evan Williams teamed up because they resonated and trusted great things would follow.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:00:00 -0600

It's a truism that 20 percent of your efforts yield 80 percent of your results. Now consider what, or who, is causing 80 percent of your problems.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:30:00 -0600

Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, the Newmans were more than willing to relocate to open a Two Men and a Truck location.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0600

Follow these three tips to help make your early hours beneficial.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:30:00 -0600

While these cornerstones can be hard to live by, they are what makes entrepreneurs successful.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:00:00 -0600

The tools you use can either help or hinder your employee's drive and creativity, so think critically about what your goals are.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:30:00 -0600

Almost half of a brand's customers will soon be proverbially "up for grabs" to anyone with an effective mobile marketing strategy.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:15:00 -0600

Business leaders can empower employees to be entrepreneurial, test out new ideas and spread a culture of innovation.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:00:00 -0600

Hiring is a notoriously tricky process. Finding the stars you need requires knowing what to look for, and how to spot it.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:45:00 -0600

Morgan Stanley analysts don't see a love connection for investors.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:30:00 -0600

Never mind the old-school cocktail party. Be a digital player: Join online professional groups. Or better yet start your own.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:24:00 -0600

The social-media platform has made it easier for users to reach out to their connections whose activity on Facebook indicates they are at risk for self-harm or suicide.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:15:00 -0600

'The robot doctor' sounds like the title of a sci-fi movie. But it's just one future trend that entrepreneurs should know about in this changing industry.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:00:00 -0600

For firms with global clients, expanding services into new markets is the logical next step. But actually taking that step will require careful planning, research and patience.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:45:00 -0600

Every company needs to invest in cybersecurity but your first line of defense is being aware.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:32:00 -0600

A Texas company is again suing the tech giant, this time over the same patents' use in devices introduced after the original case was underway.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:30:00 -0600

With billions being poured into the medical field, the status quo is no longer an option. It's time for entrepreneurs to enter the fold.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:15:00 -0600

Encountered anyone in this category lately? Learn how to tell if someone is a genuine entrepreneur.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:10:31 -0600

This time, a company wants to build it over a five-mile stretch in California.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:00:00 -0600

Some of us feel like we were just made to do something more with our lives. Some of us know what that something is. But some don't.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:30:00 -0600

One company's innovative product could cause waves in the $30 billion financial data services market.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:27:00 -0600

A raucous debate that has unfolded over the past year has concluded with what appears to be permanent protection of the Internet as open platform for entrepreneurs and free speech.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:15:00 -0600

To remain optimistic, discipline your mind to stay clear of catastrophic, bogged-down thoughts and the "what if" slippery slope of anxiety.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:00:00 -0600

Images are more likely to gain attention, entice your community to take action and inspire brand advocacy if they accomplish one or more of five key goals.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:56:00 -0600

Industry analyst Jan Rezab said that a tide shift will occur about four months after Facebook offers users the opportunity to sell ads against their videos.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:45:00 -0600

Heat up your cold calling by focusing on the companies that most need your product.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:34:46 -0600

The tech giant sent out invitations reading 'Spring Forward' for a media event to be held on March 9, the day after Daylight Savings Time begins.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:30:00 -0600

If your product is thriving with one customer base, it's time to grow past the comfort zone.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:19:00 -0600

Google may be vying for a slice of the fitness wearables pie.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:15:00 -0600

Making little changes to your posts, such as adding a description or hashtags, can bump up users' engagement with your brand. Give these tactics a try.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:07:00 -0600

For the first time, Dunkin' is selling K-Cups in grocery stores and online – and franchisees are reaping the rewards.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:00 -0600

Marketing your first book, a new product or a catchy feature? Build an online following first. Say, you could even spread the word via rappers.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:30:00 -0600

When it comes to failure, entrepreneurs should be taking healthy and educated risk that may yield a setback, rather than failing just to fail.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:27:05 -0600

When coming up with your own marketing and press materials, remember to be creative while also keeping your audience in mind.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:24:00 -0600

The white chocolate and wafer cup is 100 percent edible – and has the power to get people talking about coffee at a chain better known for chicken.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:15:00 -0600

NBC's Brian Williams and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald were caught in misstatements, awakening a discussion about workplace ethics.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:00:00 -0600

Microloans can mean mega profits.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:45:00 -0600

Entrepreneur Lynette Kucsma is bullish on the idea.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:30:00 -0600

Leadership is not a popularity contest or the thrill of being in charge but a commitment to the team and the organization.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:15:00 -0600

Writing a book while running a company is exhausting. But if done correctly, it can help build both your personal and business brand.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:00:00 -0600

Our VC 100 coverage breaks down exit activity in 2014 and what the market anticipates this year.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:45:00 -0600

There are a number of behaviors that founders often find themselves entangled in that, without question, make starting a business harder.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:30:00 -0600

Creating a brand strategy doesn't have to be complicated. Here's where to start.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:00:00 -0600

Actions you can take to ward off desk job weight gain and corresponding health risks.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:45:00 -0600

While it's universally recognized that Buffett has exceptional investment acumen, his fearlessness and willingness to go against traditional business norms should be an inspiration for organizations to do the same.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:30:00 -0600

The government has a wealth of information that could help your business. You just have to ask.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:28:32 -0600

The aim is to make smartphones running Android software more appealing to corporations.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:06:00 -0600

The world's most successful investor stays youthful by drinking at least five Cokes a day. Turns out, the Berkshire Hathaway CEO's bizarre diet is highly strategic.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:00:00 -0600

For our series, 'If I Knew Then,' the Twitter co-founder and Jelly Industries CEO says that while success isn't guaranteed with emotional investment, you're more likely to fail without it.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:30:00 -0600

To be successful, you've got to learn when to trust your own ideas and when to let go to gain a broader perspective.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:00:00 -0600

Leaders don't succeed by barking orders and imposing their will but by delegating, trusting and taking responsibility.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:30:00 -0600

Tired of corporate America, Frank and Susan Mullen decided to open a Liquid Capital franchise.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600

Running a lean startup doesn't mean ignoring the essentials of promotion in the online age.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:30:00 -0600

Writing from the Boston area after several huge snowstorms, a Babson College lecturer shares what entrepreneurs should do when Mother Nature throws normal operations off-kilter.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:52:00 -0600

Last week, investors reacted negatively to the minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting, but confidence levels improved early this week after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified before the Senate Banking Committee. Share prices of the country’s largest banks gained in particular on Tuesday after JPMorgan announced that trading activity has been strong over the first two months of 2015. The KBW Bank Index remained at the same level this Thursday as it was at the close of last Friday – mirroring the change seen in the S&P 500 over the same period.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:09:00 -0600

How will the FCC use (abuse) its new power? Is net neutrality a good thing?

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:02:00 -0600

If you have been job-hunting lately, you've probably heard many or most of these ten ridiculous job interview questions. They are silly and pointless for reasons I'll describe in a moment, but you still have to answer them! Here are non-traditional answers to ten common job-interview questions. Your answers will make [...]

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:53:00 -0600

Think your business wouldn't be a target of hacking? Think again and explore some ways to minimise the risk.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:38:00 -0600

Education is not some soporific idly proclaimed by those seeking to ease their conscience about income inequality, as Paul Krugman contends. It empirically works in eradicating inequality. In fact, it’s the only long-term solution that ever has.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:31:00 -0600

Whether you're a manager or just starting out, use these methods to get colleagues to do what you want—without making enemies.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:09:00 -0600

Who needs $100 oil? Texas still has more jobs, more manufacturing, lots of high tech, light regulation, no state income tax - and lots of room to spread out.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:00:00 -0600

For the first time, a team of researchers led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory directly measured the contribution of increasing atmospheric CO2 to heating of the Earth by 0.2 ± 0.07 Watts per square meter per decade. The researchers presented “observationally based evidence of clear-sky CO2 surface radiative forcing [heating] that is directly attributable to the increase, between 2000 and 2010, of 22 parts per million atmospheric CO2”.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:30:00 -0600

"What color is this dress?" It's the question that divided the Internet on Thursday — after a woman posted a photo of the dress on Tumblr earlier this week — and for such a black-and-white issue, there's a surprising amount of gray. To be clear, the dress is blue, with black stripes. But [...]

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:19:00 -0600

Gun-rights groups are in an uproar over an ammunition ban proposed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The ATF says it wants to ban M855 ball ammunition, a .223 (or 5.56 mm) rifle bullet that has been used by American citizens for decades. The ATF says [...]

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Electronic Disposal Group Free e-waste Rcycling Eent This Weekend in El Cajon
By Neda Ayar :: Thursday, August 21, 2008 :: 25777 Views :: Article Rating :: Health & Fitness, Business & Finance, Government & Society

California, USA  – The event is planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the southwest parking lot of the El Cajon Wal-Mart, 605 Fletcher Parkway.

The event is free and open to all county residents. E-waste includes old computers, TVs, stereo equipment, phones and other items that can't be thrown in the trash.  Household appliances and batteries will not be accepted.

Also on Saturday at the El Cajon Wal-Mart, San Diego Gas & Electric is partnering with Electronic Disposal Group for a light bulb exchange.

The light bulb exchange is for SDG&E customers only. SDG&E will accept up to five incandescent bulbs and two halogen lamps in exchange for energy-star lighting products. For the light bulb exchange, people are asked to bring a copy of their SDG&E bill and a photo ID. The addresses on the bill and ID must match.

For more information, contact Electronic Disposal Group at (858) 271-1616 or go to electronicdisposalgroup.com.