IBM and Indiana Jones

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Since Apple introduced the Siri personal assistant with the new iPhone 4S I have read several blogs how much better it is compared to Google Voice Search or to GPS and other voice recognition products. How about compared to IBM. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

We are the greed we protest against #occupywallst

This is going to be BIG.

If public sector pension plans earn 8% on their investments, four states - Illinois, New Jersey, Connecticut and Indiana - are predicted will run out of assets to pay retirees by the end of the decade.

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Would You Outsource Your Startup to a SaaS?

By Alex Williams / February 5, 2011 11:40 AM / 2 Comments Tweet Hacker News This post is part of our ReadWriteCloud channel, which is dedicated to covering virtualization and cloud computing.

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Turning 40

Will Price

High school in London and CT, college in LA, China, and Cambridge, banker in NYC, HK, and Singapore, teacher in Indiana, business school student in Chicago, and the last twelve years in venture capital and start-ups. Today, I am 40. I write this from a small village in Baja, where I am celebrating the milestone with my wife and best friends. 40 is an iconic birthday and an occasion for reflection.

More Innovation

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On the New Florence blog John Deere’s FarmSight Virgin Galactic seeking pilot-astronauts Mattel games and brain-machine interfaces Hamilton County, Indiana next-gen 911 Lexmark Genesis – printer for our social, mobile, cloud times. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

The Only Ethics Guide You'll Ever Need

Inc Startups

Abraham Lincoln was once asked about ethics and he quoted an old man he had once heard speak at a church meeting in Indiana. You can resolve any ethics dilemma you face by running through this series of questions"and only one of them really matters.

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One of the applicants that didn't make the initial cut and is re-applying is Intellitek Systems in Fort Wayne, Indiana; operating at break even with five employees selling SMB ERP packaged software.

Accounting education and clouds

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Purdue University; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Toronto; Arizona State University; Indiana University; Marietta College; University. NetSuite has announced that thirteen North American university accounting programs have adopted its software as a key component of their degree curricula. Industry Commentary

Justin Bieber: Incredible Teen Entrepreneur

Growthink Blog

I mean, this is a star talent that has impressed the likes of Usher, and he's doing small shows at middle schools in urban Indiana. If you would have told me I was going to spend last night watching the Justin Bieber documentary film "Never Say Never," I would have said you were crazy.

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: PVPower

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Driving through Iowa, Indiana or southern Illinois, they’re pretty hard to miss towering and turning on the horizon. Being from the Midwest, I’m pretty familiar with wind mills. In contrast, the only solar panel I’ve seen in real life was in Forest City, Iowa, a town I’d be hard-pressed to find a handful of people who have heard of it. The folks over at PVPower are trying to change this disparity.

Small Business Saturday Spotlight: Hoosier Cupcake?

Up and Running

Located in Crown Point, Indiana, Hoosier Cupcake? offers a decadent and delicious assortment of cupcakes ranging from the Vixen to the Tinsel Town to the Fighting Irish! . Hoosier Cupcake? is offering $2 off delivery on Small Business Saturday.

Venture Capital Deal Buzz - Stack Overflow

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Indiana-based ChaCha has raised $75 million form investors including from an investor pool including Qualcomm Ventures, Rho Capital Ventures, and VantagePoint Venture Partners. By Erin Griffith, Contributing Editor. You could call Stack Overflow a glorified message board. It's half Wikipedia-style user-generated information, half democratically promoted Reddit.

CouponCabin Raises $54 Million

Inc Startups

The Whiting, Indiana-based company's spin on the standard coupon model is that it verifies—and then continues to update—whether an offer still works. In 2011, the company has posted more than 100,000 offers from more than 3,500 stores. The company was founded in Chicago but recently moved to Indiana after the state of Illinois toughened laws on collecting sales tax from online merchants. Investors are hot on coupons.

How To Create And Communicate Performance Standards In Your Startup


The HR department at Indiana University suggests a helpful list of factors to consider: Are there behaviors that are expected in your department to promote teamwork, leadership, creativity, customer service? by Lior Levin.

The NBA's All-Too-Familiar Problem

Inc Startups

At the same time, the Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers couldn’t even break 14,000. Professional basketball is run by smart businesspeople. So why do they think they're exempt from the law of supply and demand?

Why Do Military Veterans Make Such Great Entrepreneurs?

Inc Startups

That was in early 2011. Liniger had dropped out of Indiana University after three semesters, enlisting in the military in the 1960s. Meet the veterans who bring their unusual discipline, perspective, and problem-solving skill to the world of game-changing start-ups.

Interview with Jamal Robinson, Founder and President of DESIAR Hand-crafted Eyewear

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Entrepreneur: Jamal Robinson Company: Desiar; [link] Age: 27 Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana Sales information: Average growth in sales is 365% to date over the last 3 years. This entrepreneur founded his eyewear company in 2011 and designs glasses for “style legends.”

Interview with Anton Babich, Founder of Anton Alexander Menswear

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Entrepreneur: Anton Babich Company: Anton Alexander; [link] Age: 28 Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana Anton Babich launched the Anton Alexander line in 2011 for men seeking an edgier look. What are the benefits of running a company like yours from a place like Fort Wayne, Indiana?

Save Some Time To Dream

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

Abby and I met at Indiana University, the heart of Mellencamp land, when he was at the height of his commercial career. . The other day I posted the below at my more personal online home. Abby, my wife, said it fitted within the scope of FoG and needed to be here. So here it is.

On a Mission to Make Sure You Never Run Out of Beer

Inc Startups

Hershberger is the CEO and co-founder of three-year-old Carmel, Indiana-based startup SteadyServ , which has developed a system that collects massive amounts of data on draft beer inventory and sales at bars and restaurants. One night in 2011, he went out to a bar with a friend to show off the latest beers from his brewery, Flat12 Bierwerks, only to find they were fresh out of stock.

The 30 Coolest Entrepreneurs Under 30

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Instagram, in turn, is led by 30 Under 30 alums Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, class of 2011.) Ziver Birg of Zivelo makes kiosks in Marion, Indiana and helps keep 200 metal fabricators employed at a local factory. s most promising young entrepreneurs, class of 2012, includes the founders of Pinterest, Spotify, and 28 other awesome, visionary outfits. You gotta meet them.

Polaroid Comeback? Meet the Entrepreneur Reinventing the Classic Brand

Inc Startups

Struhl has founded 10 companies in his career, among them the kettle corn brand Popcorn, Indiana, and the energy strip company Sheets Brand. Today, that brand, Popcorn, Indiana is sold in 100,000 stores and raked in $63.7 million in 2011, landing the company on our Inc.

Meet 9 Extraordinary Fast-Growth Companies

Inc Startups

297 2011 Revenue: $2.7 236 2011 Revenue: $5.3 49 2011 Revenue: $23.7 79 2011 Revenue: $7.1 305 2011 Revenue: $45.8 231 2011 Revenue: $2.5 When Daniel Smith took over Performance Indicator in January 2011, the research and development firm was languishing.

How These Internet-Famous Cats Made Bank

Inc Startups

After raising $30 million in 2011 and adding more employees, they "started more than we were making," he says, and Huh was forced to fire a third of his staff. Feline super stars, merchandise, movie scripts, book deals. The Internet''s cult of cats has turned into a very serious business.

Not a Nerd? There's an App for That

Inc Startups

On a ferry ride between New Zealand''s North and South Islands in the summer of 2011, Santiago Jaramillo was struck suddenly with an idea for a company. Santiago Jaramillo is bringing the benefits of mobile apps to not so tech savvy market segments with his start-up BlueBridge Digital.

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

In early 2011 an acquisition by a Fortune 500 company fell apart. based companies initially funded by venture capital between 2006 and 2011, 84% now are closely held and operating independently, 11% were acquired or made initial public offerings of stock and 4% went out of business, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. Indiana. Indiana. Facebook. Twitter. WSJ Live. WSJ Live. MarketWatch. MarketWatch. Barrons. Barrons. AllThingsDigital. AllThingsDigital. Factiva.

Tumi IPO: Meet the Man Behind Tumi Luggage

Inc Startups

Tumi's founder and former CEO, Charlie Clifford, told the story of how he did it in the May 2011 issue of Inc. I went to Indiana University and got my M.B.A. The iconic luggage brand is going public at $18 a share. Here's how Charlie Clifford parlayed his love of Peruvian crafts into one of the globe's top luggage brands. Update: The iconic luggage brand Tumi begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday.

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HOW TO: Build an App for Your Small Business

This directory was created by New York-based digital agency Kettle , “because it’s easier for Indiana Jones to recover the Sankara Stones than for someone with an idea for an app to find a decent app developer,&# according to the site’s creators.

Blue. In a Red State. Pete Buttigieg’s Outlook for America.

Both Sides of the Table

One of the most talked about Fireside Chat’s of the 2-day Upfront Summit was the talk between my friend Joe Green and Pete Buttigieg , the mayor of South Bend, Indiana aka “The Happy Warrior” currently in a bid to become the new head of the DNC ( you can learn more here ).

10 Standouts at Small Business Week

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million in 2011. Timothy Whicker, Electric Plus, Danville, Indiana. Ohio's Victoria Tifft was named the 2012 Small Business Person of the Year, but there were 51 other nominees. Here are 10 more stories of great entrepreneurs--and how they did it.

A Boom Time for Education Start-Ups | Chronicle of Higher Education | #Edtech #hackedu

Campus Entrepreneurship

From DeSantis : Investments in education-technology companies nationwide tripled in the last decade, shooting up to $429-million in 2011 from $146-million in 2002, according to the Na­tional Venture Capital Association. And Courseload, the Indiana-based digital-textbook enterprise.

Excessive IRS Targeting May Have Included Small Businesses

Inc Startups

It also follows a contentious episode in 2011, when debate in the House Small Business Committee helped squash an executive order that would have required small business government contractors to reveal their political donations.

'Made in the U.S.A.' Has Unexpected Cachet

Inc Startups

States that led the way were Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Texas, and Illinois, which combined added a quarter of a million of those jobs over the same period. Bucking a 30-year trend, more and more small businesses are manufacturing in the U.S., and exporting products abroad.

Whiskey Rebellion: A Serial Entrepreneur Fast-Forwards the Bourbon Aging Process

Inc Startups

In 2011, he received an additional $100,000 from the Innovation Fund. And because of a lack of production capacity, he''s getting these bourbon-filled barrels from Kentucky and Indiana producers, which make the distillate according to his recipe. It''s made in Cleveland. | David Shen's Blogs | Location Biases (or I'm a Silicon.


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