• Salt Lake City bank buys its new CFO's Atlanta house for $1.7 million

    Salt Lake City, Utah-based Zions Bancorporation (Nasdaq: ZION) reported Thursday that it has bought the former Atlanta residence of its chief financial officer, Paul E. Burdiss, for $1,662,500.
    Zions hired Burdiss in March 2015 to succeed its former CFO, Doyle L. Arnold, who retired. Before joining Zions, Burdiss was corporate treasurer for SunTrust Banks Inc., where he had served since 2011.
    Zions noted in a Jan. 28 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that buying Burdiss' home was...

     

    3 months ago - Biz Journals

    http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2016/01/28/salt-lake-city-bank-buys-its-new-cfos-atlanta.html

  • Facebook admits that it's worried about adblockers (FB)

    Facebook admits that it's worried about adblockers (FB)

    Facebook is starting to worry about ad blockers.
    For the first time, the social network highlighted ad blocking technologies as a significant risk factor in its annual 10-K filing, noting that they have impacted its ad revenue "from time to time."
    Although Facebook mentioned ad blockers in its 10-K last year, too, it did so only briefly as one of many things that could potentially impact its ads businesses, whereas it dedicated a whole section to the technology this time around.
    The warning about ad blockers comes as Facebook delivered blockbuster fourth-quarter financial results and as...

     

    3 months ago - Business Insider

    http://uk.businessinsider.com/facebook-admits-that-its-worried-about-adblockers-2016-1

  • The mobile marketing funnel — demystified

    The mobile marketing funnel — demystified

    Agents wanting to make an impact on mobile marketing should accentuate their local expertise, said John Thornton, the real estate lead at Google today. "Localization is probably the biggest piece that mobile unlocks. You have to get a bit more targeted," he said ...

     

    3 months ago - Inman

    http://www.inman.com/2016/01/28/mobile-marketing-funnel-demystified/

  • Microsoft is treading water when it comes to hardware, but it could take off next year (MSFT)

    Microsoft is treading water when it comes to hardware, but it could take off next year (MSFT)

    Microsoft's devices business, which includes Windows phones and the Surface line of tablets and laptops, is clearly in a time of painful transition.
    In the last quarter, Microsoft reported today , revenue the Devices business sank 22% in constant currency — mostly because revenue from the troubled smartphone business dipped 49%.
    Microsoft essentially wound down its phone business last summer , writing down $7.6 billion from the acquisition of Nokia, laying off 7,800 employees — mostly former Nokia people — and saying it would concentrate on a handful of flagship Windows phone models...

     

    3 months ago - Business Insider

    http://uk.businessinsider.com/microsoft-windows-phones-shrink-while-tablets-grow-2016-1

  • Guy sues 3M after a 40-year battle over who invented an everyday product

    Guy sues 3M after a 40-year battle over who invented an everyday product

    An inventor who says he has more than 35 patents to his name is reopening a battle with a major company over who truly invented an everyday product.
    It's the Post-it note. And the origins of this fight date back more than 40 years.
    Alan Amron claims that he, and not Minnesota-based 3M, invented the original sticky note, in a new lawsuit he filed in the US District Court in Florida Tuesday.
    The lawsuit calls for at least $400 million in damages from 3M.
    Amron claims that, in 1973, he invented the sticky note and called it the Press-on memo. He says he then showed two 3M stationery...

     

    3 months ago - Business Insider

    http://uk.businessinsider.com/post-it-notes-at-the-heart-of-a-40-year-battle-2016-1

  • Facebook is shutting down Parse, its effort to take on Amazon's cloud supremacy (FB)

    Facebook is shutting down Parse, its effort to take on Amazon's cloud supremacy (FB)

    Facebook is shutting down Parse, its tool for helping developers build and grow mobile apps, in a surprise move that comes a day after Facebook delivered blockbuster fourth-quarter financial results.
    Parse announced in a blog post on Thursday that it will be gradually shut down until it finally turns off completely on January 28th, 2017.
    When Parse was gobbled up by Facebook in 2013, it was reported that the social network spent somewhere around $85 million.
    At the time, a year after its IPO, Facebook's future was uncertain, and it was looking for additional lines of business that could...

     

    3 months ago - Business Insider

    http://uk.businessinsider.com/facebook-shutting-down-parse-2016-1

  • Guy sues 3M after a 40-year battle over who invented an everyday product

    Guy sues 3M after a 40-year battle over who invented an everyday product

    An inventor who says he has more than 35 patents to his name is reopening a battle with a major company over who truly invented an everyday product.
    It's the Post-it note. And the origins of this fight date back more than 40 years.
    Alan Amron claims that he, and not Minnesota-based 3M, invented the original sticky note, in a new lawsuit he filed in the US District Court in Florida Tuesday.
    The lawsuit calls for at least $400 million in damages from 3M.
    Amron claims that, in 1973, he invented the sticky note and called it the Press-on memo. He says he then showed two 3M stationery...

     

    3 months ago - Business Insider

    http://www.businessinsider.com/post-it-notes-at-the-heart-of-a-40-year-battle-2016-1

  • This map shows the job Googled more in each state than anywhere else in the US

    Google Trends, which lets you input a search term and see how popular that term is relative to other places.
    All we had to do was put several hundred search queries into Google Trends to find ones that were searched more in, say, Texas than any other state.
    [...] like magic, the map [below] was born, writes Chris Kolmar, Zippia's head of marketing, in a blog post.
    A Google exec shares the 4 things he 'tests' every job candidate forA Google exec shares one of the most important leadership lessons he's ever learnedHow one company is fixing the most annoying thing about applying for a...

     

    3 months ago - Chron

    http://www.chron.com/technology/businessinsider/article/This-map-shows-the-job-Googled-more-in-each-state-6791223.php

  • Every Damn Imaginable Startup Podcast Reviewed

    Every Damn Imaginable Startup Podcast Reviewed

    As a long-distance commuter, I listen to a LOT of podcasts. And given the explosion in podcasts on tech startups, it's hard to keep track of them all. There really isn't a good discovery source, although Product Hunt and The Podcast Wire come closest. So here's the survey we've been missing. I have left out general business podcasts and most of the podcasts for small business (although I kept those few specializing on women entrepreneurs, whose focus is mostly on small bootstrapped companies,) and focus on the ones relevant for the founders of VC-backed startups who are looking to go big...

     

    3 months ago - Tech Stars

    http://www.techstars.com/content/blog/every-imaginable-damn-startup-podcast-reviewed/

  • Here's exactly how Google's parent company will report its first broken-up earnings (GOOG, GOOGL)

    Here's exactly how Google's parent company will report its first broken-up earnings (GOOG, GOOGL)

    Next Monday, Google parent-company Alphabet will break out its earnings for the first time.
    The company just published an explainer about how it will report "Google" vs "Other Bets."
    Here's how it will work.
    The company's reporting won't change for Google — it will still disclose advertising revenues and traffic acquisition costs in terms of Sites and Network, and will report metrics like clicks and cost per click.
    It will also still list the "Other" category that contains revenue for its app store, Play, and its hardware and cloud businesseses.
    This category also used to contain the...

     

    3 months ago - Business Insider

    http://uk.businessinsider.com/google-alphabet-earnings-description-2016-1

  • Here's exactly how Google's parent company will report its first broken-up earnings (GOOG, GOOGL)

    Here's exactly how Google's parent company will report its first broken-up earnings (GOOG, GOOGL)

    Next Monday, Google parent-company Alphabet will break out its earnings for the first time.
    The company just published an explainer about how it will report "Google" vs "Other Bets."
    Here's how it will work.
    The company's reporting won't change for Google — it will still disclose advertising revenues and traffic acquisition costs in terms of Sites and Network, and will report metrics like clicks and cost per click.
    It will also still list the "Other" category that contains revenue for its app store, Play, and its hardware and cloud businesseses.
    This category also used to contain the...

     

    3 months ago - Business Insider

    http://www.businessinsider.com/google-alphabet-earnings-description-2016-1

  • Alphabet to report results in two segments: Google, Other Bets

    (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc, the new holding company for Google, said it would report its quarterly results in two segments, Google and Other Bets.

     

    3 months ago - Reuters

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-alphabet-results-format-idUSKCN0V62X7?feedType=RSS&feedName=businessNews

  • Netflix, Inc. (NFLX): Why You Should Be Worried About This Stock

    Netflix, Inc. (NFLX): Why You Should Be Worried About This Stock

    Tony Daltorio: How times have changed for Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX).
    Just five years ago, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings pooh-poohed international expansion for the company. Now he's reading from a different script.
    At the recent Consumer Electronics Show , Hastings proudly proclaimed that Netflix's streaming video service would now be available in nearly every country - with the notable exception of China. Netflix shareholders applauded, sending the stock to about $117 a share.
    But now Netflix is trading at $91 and still falling. It looks to me as if at least some shareholders are sobering up...

     

    3 months ago - ETF Daily News

    http://etfdailynews.com/2016/01/28/netflix-inc-nflx-why-you-should-be-worried-about-this-stock/

  • Talking Tech on Main Street: A Conversation with Annette Anthony

    Talking Tech on Main Street: A Conversation with Annette Anthony

    After our deep dive into the world of Google and Intelligent Ads over the past few months, it's time to get back out on the street. Luckily, I had the good fortune to catch up with one of the best and brightest in our industry, Annette Anthony, VP of Technology Engagement for EXIT Realty Corp., [...]

     

    3 months ago - RIS Media

    http://rismedia.com/2016-01-28/talking-tech-on-main-street-a-conversation-with-annette-anthony/

  • This map shows the job Googled more in each state than anywhere else in the US

    This map shows the job Googled more in each state than anywhere else in the US

    Looking for a new job?
    If you live in Arkansas, you're more likely to be searching for a meteorologist position than people in any other state. If you're in Nevada, there's a better chance you're looking for bus driver role than job seekers anywhere else.
    To figure out which jobs are Googled more in each state than any other, Zippia , a career website, used a tool called Google Trends , which lets you input a search term and see how popular that term is relative to other places.
    For example, when you search for "Meteorologist " and click on the map of the US, you'll see that people in...

     

    3 months ago - Business Insider

    http://uk.businessinsider.com/this-map-shows-the-job-googled-more-in-each-state-than-anywhere-else-in-the-us-2016-1

  • The Hard Truth About Making Money on Social

    The Hard Truth About Making Money on Social

    Just for kicks, I typed "make money social media" into Google to see what would happen. Here are the top four articles that came up:
    1) 15 Easy Ways For Everyone To Make Money With Social Media
    2) 10 Easy Ways To Make Money Using Social Media at Home
    3) 4 Social Media Sites That Will Make You Money
    4) Can You Actually Make Money With Social Media?
    If you're trying to do online research on social media's marketing viability, you'll be greeted with a tsunami of articles telling you that you're ten steps away from (in the words of the late Alan Rickman ) "...sitting on a beach, earning...

     

    3 months ago - Business 2 Community

    http://www.business2community.com/social-media/hard-truth-making-money-social-01435122

  • Kids May Not Be Ready For The World They'll Inherit

    Kids May Not Be Ready For The World They'll Inherit

    The fourth industrial revolution is underway, and Boston Consulting Group CEO Rich Lesser wants to make sure our children are prepared for it.
    In a conversation with The Huffington Post last week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Lesser stressed the importance of education in laying a foundation for future success. And that means a very different thing now than it did 50 years ago.
    "The learning of our generation was, you learn a skill, and for most people you apply that skill, and that was your career," Lesser explained. "That's not today's world. The world is changing so fast. We...

     

    3 months ago - Huffington Post

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rich-lesser-fourth-industrial-revolution_us_56aa45a0e4b0016489228fd5?ir=Business§ion=us_business&utm_hp_ref=business

  • Insider Reveals What Investors Look for in Startups

    Insider Reveals What Investors Look for in Startups

    These Questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights .
    Answers by Josh Kopelman , Managing Director, First Round Capital, on Quora .
    Q: What do you look for in a founding team?
    A: There have been dozens of amazing blog posts and Quora answers about evaluating founding teams. And, of course, I look for the typical stuff (intelligence, drive, credibility, integrity, market understanding, learning curve, etc). There are also a few things I look for that I haven't seen many people write about, and...

     

    3 months ago - Huffington Post

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/quora/insider-reveals-what-inve_b_9102910.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business

  • Apple gets serious about education, buys student data startup LearnSprout (AAPL)

    In recent years, Apple's traditional stronghold in the U.S. educational market has been eroded by low-cost laptops running Google's Chrome operating system.
    According to data from Futuresource Consulting, a research firm that studies the educational market, over half of all devices sold to schools are now Chromebooks.
    CNBC reported in December that Apple had planned to win over schools with an app developed in partnership with IBM that provides real-time student data analytics, which sounds a lot like the product that LearnSprout makes.

     

    3 months ago - Chron

    http://www.chron.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Apple-gets-serious-about-education-buys-student-6790927.php

  • Google reveals how much it paid the guy who bought Google.com for one minute — and it's hysterical (GOOG, GOOGL)

    Ved thought he was just being cute, but Google decided to give Ved a financial reward anyway.
    In 2015, Google parent company Alphabet bought back a bunch of stock for $5,099,019,513.59 — the square root of 26, the number of letters in the alphabet, times a billion.
    In 2011, Google bid $3.14159 billion, or pi billion dollars, for Nortel patents.
    Google rewarded the guy who bought Google.com, and he donated it all to charityThis guy bought 'Google.com' from Google for one minuteHackers claim they're able to remotely take over any iPhone running the latest softwareSEE ALSO

     

    3 months ago - Chron

    http://www.chron.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Google-rewarded-the-guy-who-bought-Google-com-6560090.php