Monthly Archives: June 2017

Work Off Summer Flight-Delay Rage Without Leaving the Airport Gym | Bloomberg

America’s airports are where long lines, crowds, and the TSA combine to make life miserable. But once the metal detectors, explosives-sniffers, and pat-downs are behind you, suddenly all is transformed into boutiques, bars, and restaurants.

Why not gyms, too?

The airport terminal has long been lucrative commercial real estate, thanks to a captive audience. For those who have hours to wait, there’s not much else to do except shop, drink, and eat. So two graduate business students at the University of Oregon started wondering whether an airport gym could thrive in such a setting. After researching the airport and fitness industries, Cynthia Sandall and Ty Manegold concluded that the only obstacle is mainly cost—not because air travelers consider it ridiculous. Thus, a business model was born.

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Sony to produce vinyl records again after 28-year break | CNN Money

One of the world’s biggest record labels is going retro.

Sony Music Entertainment said this week it will begin pressing vinyl records again, ending an almost three-decade hiatus.

A dramatic increase in demand for vinyl music in recent years prompted the move, a Sony spokeswoman said. Interest is coming from younger customers who have never used records before as well as older fans, she added.

Sony whose artists include Adele, Beyoncé and Daft Punk — ended production of vinyl in 1989 after CDs cornered the market.

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Finding The Right Company Car |

Purchasing cars for you employees can be a huge expense, especially if you aren’t a large corporation that can make deals with car manufacturers. But, it is sometimes necessary. If your employees travel often, it is important to provide them with means of transportation. I am here to give you some quick and easy ways to find the right cars for your company.

  1. Do your research.

One of the most important things you can do for you and your company is to do research on the cars you are buying. I recommend doing this for a number of reasons. The first is that there are thousands of cars out there. Finding the right brand, make or model can be very overwhelming. One of the websites I often use before making a car purchase is They are a great resource to see a huge selection of cars in one place. Additionally, I love to utilize their review features to see the pros and cons of popular vehicles. Another reason I suggest performing research is to get the right price on your car. Because car prices are often negoitable, it pays off to be educated on your potential purchase. This is especially important if you are shopping for used cars. Performing research will help you know the impact the number of miles has on the price of a car.

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How to Perfect Your Lead Generation Follow-up | Duct Tape Marketing

Today we tackle Step #4 – How to Perfect Your Lead Generation Follow-up

The current infatuation of the internet marketing set is complex automated lead funnels. Go on Facebook, and you’ll likely be hit with ads offering to show you how to make it rain thousands of leads on autopilot.

While I’m not opposed to teaching lead generation techniques, I do think there is an issue with just thinking about the lead funnel as a standalone. After all, you don’t just want leads—you want new and returning customers on a consistent basis.

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Credit Karma touts $500 million in revenues | TechCrunch

It turns out that you can make a lot of money by giving stuff away for free. That’s the lesson from Credit Karma, which today is announcing that it’s running its business profitably after earning $500 million in revenues last year.

Credit Karma launched to help consumers better understand their finances and to provide access to better financial products. Its flagship product is a free credit report and credit monitoring service, which it launched five years ago. Since then, the company has signed up more than 70 million users, which includes about one half of all millennials in the U.S.

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‘Vaccine’ created for huge cyber-attack | BBC News

Security researchers have discovered a “vaccine” for the huge cyber-attack that hit organisations across the world on Tuesday.

The creation of a single file can stop the attack from infecting a machine.

However, researchers have not been able to find a so-called kill switch that would prevent the crippling ransomware from spreading to other vulnerable computers.

Experts are still unsure about the attack’s origins or its real purpose.

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Mistakes That Big Companies Make So Yours Doesn’t Have To | The Startup Magazine

Barely a week goes by without another major, global brand being hauled onto the front page of the paper and ripped apart for various misdemeanors. From losing customer data to treating employees terribly, brands suffer huge setbacks; sometimes ones that prove fatal to their success. Luckily for those of you who run start-ups or SMEs, these businesses are making mistakes on a huge scale, and showing you how not to do business. You can use their mistakes to ensure that your company runs like clockwork – and you’ve got extra incentive to do so, and to avoid the awful consequences that come with doing the wrong thing.

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Google promises to stop digging through your email inbox to target ads (which it was totally doing) | Mashable

Google will no longer scan your emails to steer the ads it shows you—a longstanding controversial practice that you may not have even been aware the company was doing.

The surprise announcement seems to be an effort to appease paying users of Google’s office email software. The search giant has never shown those customers ads or skimmed their emails as it does with its free Gmail service, but some were confused about that point, according to Google Cloud SVP Diane Greene.

“This decision brings Gmail ads in line with how we personalize ads for other Google products,” Greene wrote in a blog post.

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How People Make Illogical Judgments Every Day | Life Hack

Are windmills machines used to produce wind? The faster windmills are observed to rotate, the more wind is observed to be. Therefore, wind is caused by the rotation of windmills.

This is an example of reverse causality, which happen when we illogically infer causation from correlation. Often times, we mistakenly imply a strong correlation means causation. Let’s look at another example of this mistake. U.S. spending on science, space, and technology correlates with suicides by hanging, strangulation and suffocation.

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Everyone Secretly Hates Your “Friendly Reminder” Email | Fast Company

How many times have you gotten this type of message? “Just sending a friendly reminder to please . . .” And how many times have you sent it?

You might think that “friendly reminder” emails are a nice attempt to be professional while disguising your actual annoyance at whoever’s holding you up from finishing something. In other words, it’s just a non-confrontational way to ask for something that’s late.

Well guess what? That’s all a misguided fantasy and it’s making everybody you email with secretly resent you. You need to stop doing it–immediately. Here’s why, and what to write instead.

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