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    Entrepreneurs: Delegate now, before it’s too late

    A business’s growth is hinged on an entrepreneur’s ability to delegate effectively. You may have the brightest ideas, the best offering in the market — but without getting the work done, these will mean nothing. It’s no secret how the day-to-day management and running of a business soon becomes the only thing you do, and the business growth takes a...
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    The app trap: How children spend thousands online

    For many parents who caved into the pressure and splashed out on a new tablet computer for their children this Christmas, the not inconsiderable initial purchase bill may almost be a distant memory. Yet the increasingly dollar driven nature of the app marketplace will ensure the pain continues to be applied squarely to the hip pocket. Deliberate marketing to young...
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    The new technologies needed for dealing with big data

    While much focus and discussion of the so-called “Big Data revolution” has been on the data itself and the exciting new applications it is enabling — from Google’s self-driving cars through to CSIRO and University of Tasmania’s better information systems for oyster farmers — less focus has been on the underpinning technologies and the talent driving these technologies....
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    How marketing is out-innovating sales in tech

    Marketing is in the midst of the most significant, technology-fueled transformation in its history. As traditional sales processes like cold calling have become passé, more power and responsibility have shifted to marketing. In fact many companies are attaching revenue goals to marketing, which is paving the way for a whole host of new technologies that address earlier stages in the...
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    Why copycats are the best thing to happen to your company

    No matter where you went to high school, I’m willing to bet there was one constant. When it came time to take a test, eyes had the frequent habit of wandering where they shouldn’t have. Maybe you were the target, or the one taking a peek. Regardless, the end result was that when it came time to turn in the...

    What startup traction (aka hype) feels like

    [This is the first story in a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are anonymous, allowing them to share openly without fear of retribution. More stories can be found on StartupsAnonymous, a place for startups to share, ask questions, and  answer them in story-length posts, all anonymously....
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    Study: Videogames may help dyslexia

    Action-packed videogames might help dyslexic adults learn to read, according to a study published today. Dyslexia is a reading disability that occurs when the brain does not properly recognize and process certain symbols. It is estimated to affect some 10 perecent of the Australian population and between 10- and 15 percent of Americans. The study, conducted by
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    The NFL Workplace Bullying Report by the numbers

      New York attorney Ted Wells, the primary author of a textured investigative report into allegations of pervasive bullying involving Miami Dolphins players, probably never envisioned penning a document that included some forth of the word “bitch” 23 times. But that is just a sample of what readers will absorb when perusing the 144 page document officially titled...
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    Giant leap for nuclear fusion as lasers blast new route to ultimate energy source

    Researchers in the US have overcome a key barrier to making nuclear fusion reactors a reality. In results published in Nature, scientists have shown that they can now produce more energy from fusion reactions than they put into igniting nuclear fuel for an experiment. The use of fusion as a source of energy remains a long way off, but...
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    What’s the state of LinkedIn’s economic graph?

      In 2010 Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, coined the term ‘Economic Graph’ to show that Linkedin, similar to Facebook with its social graph, had a valuable and differentiated social network where relevant, 3rd party news content should live. Back then, however, LinkedIn only had transactional content, such as notifications of new network connections. There wasn’t even much congrats-ing and liking,...

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