Lady Liberty Strikes Back! The Big Apple’s Silicon Alley is taking a bite out of the Silicon Valley, and emerging as another epicenter for some of the world’s hottest startups. The city’s social and artistic lifestyle has spawned beautiful websites like Vimeo, and interaction apps like Foursquare. Will the Big Apple grow into the next Valley? Here’s a look at where Silicon Alley has been and where it’s headed next.
Without a doubt, a positive online brand experience creates loyal customers. As several studies have discovered, the majority of consumers who engage with a brand in the digital space – whether by participating in a contest or by ‘liking’ a brand on Facebook – tend to not only purchase the products, but also make recommendations to their friends and family.
Alas, the next cycle of the Tour De France is sneaking up on us. The marathon of biking competitions is gearing up to get the spokes moving. Our associates at Column Five Media give us a look at a summertime tradition that captivates the entire world: Here is a look at the famous race by the numbers.
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One thing people have in common across the world is work. Whether a country specializes in manufacturing or service, people must make a living. Significant differences exist in the economic conditions affecting workers’ lives. Some countries stand out as having a culture of workaholics, vacationers, retirees, or an aversion to paying taxes (but really, who doesn’t?). From Japan to Brazil to the U.S.A., today’s #E2sday shows a glimpse at the economic factors affecting workers around the world.
Serious skill is required to navigate the galactic asteroid fields of employee management. Whether you’ve mastered the art of the Jedi Mind Trick — or your employees would sooner follow instructions from a Wookie — here are some specific ways in which your management skills can benefit from the ancient trials of Jedi training.
Inflation and You: Looking at the Consumer Price Index Market Basket [Infographic]
Does it feel like your groceries are getting more expensive? Well there’s a way to tell if they really are. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) market basket measures more than just the food in your grocery basket to capture inflation. It is developed from detailed monthly records kept by government officials who are hired to track and record prices of reselected items in stores. See how the CPI market basket works to measure inflation: