Category: Small Business

Why Apple Should Buy Nokia

Why Apple Should Buy Nokia

Journalist and technologist Tristan Louis has a reasonable argument here for why Apple should buy Nokia, now that the former has driven the latter to thebrink of dissolution. His case is built on several points: Apple needs more...

What’s Next for Celebrity Homes? A Boutique In Your Closet

What’s Next for Celebrity Homes? A Boutique In Your Closet

Hollywood director Colin ( Skyline ) Strause’s bedroom closet resembles a designer boutique: a private, wenge-wood-paneled space where shoes are displayed in backlit cubicles, perfectly spaced sport coats hang on illuminated rods, and plush chairs provide...

Eight Ways to Motivate Employees

Eight Ways to Motivate Employees

Looking for ways to motivate your employees? Consider some tips from a recent book on how to motivate software professionals. They might not work for everyone, but Mickey W. Mantle and Ron Lichty, authors...

4 Key Financial Moves After Landing a New Job

4 Key Financial Moves After Landing a New Job

The job market remains difficult. But mobility is better than it has been in a few years. If you are switching employers, here are 4 financial moves to help you stay on tack. The...

Executive Pay: Is “I’ll Have What He’s Having” Really the Best Approach?

Executive Pay: Is “I’ll Have What He’s Having” Really the Best Approach?

Anyone who’s ever watched When Harry Met Sally will remember the line “I’ll have what she’s having” as the perfect punchline to that memorably obscene deli scene. As a justification for CEO pay, though,...

We Finally Have Slightly Better Credit, Not That It’s Doing Us Much Good

We Finally Have Slightly Better Credit, Not That It’s Doing Us Much Good

Americans’ credit scores finally appear to be inching back up after taking a beating during and after the last recession. But for a whole host of reasons, this might not have as much practical...

I Chose the iPhone, You Chose an Android Phone — So What?

I Chose the iPhone, You Chose an Android Phone — So What?

Readers, let’s have a conversation. First, some basics: I am an industry and market analyst who studies personal technology. I am not a journalist. I write an opinion column here for TIME’s Techland section....

Labor Department Finds U.S. Economy 386,000 Jobs Stronger

Labor Department Finds U.S. Economy 386,000 Jobs Stronger

The Labor Department is constantly refining its estimation of the U.S. Labor Market as new data comes in. Each month, when it releases its employment situation report, it also issues revisions of the previous...

Pandora: Bullet Dodged? Report Apple Radio Plan Hits Snag

Pandora: Bullet Dodged? Report Apple Radio Plan Hits Snag

‘ Back in early September, Pandora Media shares took a 22%, two-day tumble after the Wall Street Journal reported thatApple was planning to jump into the streaming music business where Pandora has been the dominant player. Apple (natch) didn’t...

How Americans Spend Their Number

How Americans Spend Their Number

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