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5 Big Mуthѕ Abоut Whаt Millennials Truly Wаnt

In some wауѕ, it’s fооliѕh tо mаkе brоаd generalizations аbоut any generation, еасh оf whiсh numbеrѕ intо thе tеnѕ оf millions of people. Nonetheless, demographers, mаrkеtеrѕ, аnd wе in the media can’t hеlр but want tо drаw соnсluѕiоnѕ аbоut thеir mоtivаtiоnѕ and desires. Thаt’ѕ еѕресiаllу truе when it comes to thе young реорlе whо conveniently саmе оf age with thе Internet аnd ѕmаrtрhоnеѕ, making it роѕѕiblе for thеir рrеfеrеnсеѕ and реrѕоnаl dаtа tо be trасkеd frоm

Right Now, the Only Capital That Matters Is Social Capital

Working for others — instead of merely for oneself — is what keeps employees motivated in the wake of tragedy. Randy Scott’s home phone rang at about 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11. His parents wanted to know if he was home in the San Francisco Bay Area or on the road, as he often is. They told him what was happening in New York, and he turned on the television. “I just stood there and

Five Questions with Martin Cooper

Father of the cell phone. Martin Cooper invented the first commercial cellular phone in 1973 at Motorola. Today, billions of tiny descendants of Cooper’s off-white, football-sized prototype bleep the world over, for better or for worse. Now 72, Cooper is CEO of ArrayComm, a wireless-technology company based in San Jose, Calif. Why is the wireless industry in such disarray? The entire telecom industry is on the reverse side of a pendulum swing. Last year, the dot-com

Take a Seat – Gimme that chair!

Never underestimate the power of a good chair. Yes, a chair–that stiff, cheap thing in your sad cubicle on which you rest your weary rear for eight hours every day. A chronic sloucher who has suffered near geriatric soreness caused by a catastrophic setup at work, I am drawn to chairs. This is why our gadget editor, Jeremy’s, sleek black chair was so alluring. We all eyed The Chair when the slick salesman from a company

Five Questions with Michele Thompson

BMD Media Consulting’s CEO wields an analogy-laden vernacular to describe her firm’s Web services strategy. Web services firms such as BMD Media Consulting have long attached adjectives like “revolutionary” and “disruptive” to business webs, or the concept of breaking down your company’s products and services into chunks, combining them with other assets and reselling them as entirely new products. Given current market conditions, revolution and disruption are possibly the last things on the minds of most

Five Questions with Radha Basu

Some of the biggest names in business use Support.com’s automated IT support software. DLANDROID24 checks in with the firm’s CEO, a two-time Mt. Everest climber. After 20 years within the relatively stable confines of Hewlett-Packard (HWP, info), Radha Basu jumped ship in mid-1999 to take the CEO slot of startup firm Support.com. Since then, the company, which allows businesses to automate their technical support through its virtual diagnostic and treatment tools, has landed heavyweight clients including
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