How To Market A Franchise Using Social Media

By Steve Olenski Today, social media marketing is a must in order to stay competitive in the global, digital market. Using social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google Plus, can be a unique challenge for franchise owners who may have more restrictions on their marketing than traditional businesses. There are a few things to consider before jumping in to social media as a franchisee, and it’s vital to understand your unique situation and what you’re able to do. …read more

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How the Swasthya Slate is Revolutionizing Healthcare, and Why It Steers Clear of the USA

By Stephen Wunker The Swasthya Slate is a remarkable device. Crammed into the footprint of an Android tablet, the Slate’s electronics monitor electrocardiogram measures, blood pressure, blood sugar, urine protein, and several other biometrics. The data is reported to be within 99% of the accuracy of far more complex machines. Furthermore, the Slate collects data input by users and communicates this to a central server, both creating a reliable record of patients’ health and enabling download of recommended therapies. With all of its sensors included, the Slate is being manufactured for $800, a cost that its creators expect to drop to perhaps $150 with volume. …read more

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Rehabilitation Or Redemption: What Does Henry Blodget Want Most?

By Andrew Cave Remember Henry Blodget? How could anyone forget? Isn’t this the man who made headlines in the dotcom boom of late last century by making a ridiculous share price prediction for the then heavily loss-making Amazon.com, only to see his prediction come true just three weeks later? …read more

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Elizabeth Warren Grills William Dudley Over ‘Cultural Problem’ At New York Fed

By Antoine Gara William Dudley, the former chief economist of Goldman Sachs Group and the long-serving president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York was grilled by a handful of senators in Washington. …read more

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Obama Pulls out Five Rhetorical Stops

By Jerry Weissman President Obama’s presidency has been fraught with controversy and conflict over many issues from his Affordable Care Act to his foreign policy on Syria, none more so than immigration. His leadership skills have also come under fire, none more so that his ability to take decisive action. Some of his strongest early supporters have taken him to task on this issue, none more critically than the New York Times’ Maureen Dowd. …read more

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One Thing Missing From The J.C. Penney Store Floor

By Panos Mourdoukoutas Anyone who has visited a J.C. Penney Company (NYSE:JCP) store recently will probably have noticed that the shop floor is well stocked with the right stuff– Liz Claiborne, J. Ferrar, Stafford, and the like — and sale signs that are placed everywhere. …read more

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The Silicon Valley School for Latino Angels

By Giovanni Rodriguez Earlier in the week, I heard a story about angels – angel investors, that is – that got me thinking about that lovely little moment at the conclusion of “It’s a Wonderful Life” when a bell on the Bailey’s Christmas tree rings miraculously, seemingly on its own. One of the Bailey kids reacts: “Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.” The angel in this story – Clarence – indeed had just earned his wings, because he had helped George Bailey, father of the family, pull the community together to save the bank. …read more

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