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24Nov/14

New Mexico lawmakers concerned about Spaceport America's future

New Mexico lawmakers concerned about Spaceport America's future

New Mexico, which has invested $218.5 million into the future of space tourism, is concerned about the viability of Spaceport America.
Lawmakers grilled New Mexico Spaceport Authority executive director Christine Anderson on Thursday about how it plans to deliver on the promise of the Spaceport, especially now since commercial flights by Virgin Galactic are postponed indefinitely following a deadly crash last month that killed one pilot
See also: SpaceShipTwo pilots, one killed and one injuredSee Original Article

Successful businesses use Google Analytics to super-charge their marketing

Google Analytics is the Ferrari of analytics platforms. It’s fast, sexy, and can super-charge your marketing. However, most entrepreneurs and small business owners are just sitting in the car, afraid to leave first gear. A recently released white paper from Formstack pulls together some interesting stats about how marketers are really using (or not using) Google Analytics. One that stood out to me is that only 33% of marketers track ROI via Google Analytics. Perhaps that’s because itSee Original Article

24Nov/14

U.S. tourism industry excited about visa change for Chinese visitors

U.S. tourism industry excited about visa change for Chinese visitors

NEW YORK — A rule change allowing Chinese visitors to return to the United States multiple times over a 10-year period is being hailed as a boon to American tourism, with the federal government predicting the economic impact could be $85 billion by 2021.
Chinese visitors are already familiar faces in major U.S. destinations such as New York City, San Francisco and Las Vegas, but other parts of the country could also see a boost.
See also: The Outrageous Chinese Theme Park Coming To AustrSee Original Article

This is your chance to win free tickets to Mashable’s Media Summit

What does the future of storytelling look like to you? Make a prediction for what you expect in the next year, five years or more, and you could win a free ticket to Mashable’s Media Summit, which takes place on Dec. 5 at the Hudson Theatre in New York City.

This year’s Media Summit focuses on the future of storytelling, and examines the impact new digital tools have had on the practice. On Dec. 5, influencers such as Orange Is The New Black author Piper Kerman, ABC News anchor DaSee Original Article

24Nov/14

Going global: 6 opportunities to take advantage of when working abroad

Going global: 6 opportunities to take advantage of when working abroad

Young Americans are a shockingly mobile workforce. A recent large-scale study revealed that 59% of Americans between 21 and 30 years of age are willing to work overseas — and while Americans’ willingness to relocate still ranks low compared to the global workforce, U.S. millennials are significantly more adventurous than previous generations.
So what’s the appeal? In the U.S., many young people entered the workforce during the financial crisis, when jobs back home were scarceSee Original Article

4 tips to lift employee morale during the busy holiday season

The holidays can be an incredibly busy time for small business owners and those in the retail space. A recent report by Forrester Research predicts that consumers will spend $89 billion shopping online during the holiday season this year, and Deloitte’s 2014 annual holiday survey revealed shoppers plan to spend a little more than half of their holiday budget in-store.
See also: 5 tips for landing a seasonal job
Because the holidays are a busy time for employees in their personal lives, tSee Original Article

17Nov/14

Why Zuck and other successful men wear the same thing every day

Why Zuck and other successful men wear the same thing every day

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took a bit of gentle ribbing during a Q&A session that was live streamed earlier this month
One person asked a question that evidently has been on the minds of quite a few people: Why does he seem to wear the same gray T-shirt every day?
See also: 5 Things Managers Should Never Say Aloud
Zuckerberg took the question in stride, even tossing the attention to COO Sheryl Sandberg, who acknowledged that her boss does indeed have more than one of his signature shirts. BuSee Original Article

17Nov/14

Why Zuck and other successful people wear the same thing every day

Why Zuck and other successful people wear the same thing every day

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took a bit of gentle ribbing during a Q&A session that was live streamed earlier this month
One person asked a question that evidently has been on the minds of quite a few people: Why does he seem to wear the same gray T-shirt every day?
See also: 5 Things Managers Should Never Say Aloud
Zuckerberg took the question in stride, even tossing the attention to COO Sheryl Sandberg, who acknowledged that her boss does indeed have more than one of his signature shirts. BuSee Original Article

Think your job's stressful? Talk to these 5 people

Every job can be stressfulBut certain career paths, however, are more likely to turn your hair grayMashable tracked down a few individuals with the most stressful professions and asked them about the inner workings of their day-to-day life.
See also: 8 Steps to a Successful Career Change
From an NYC-based event planner to a sergeant with the Seattle Police Department, these champs gave us the dirt on what it takes to succeed in these exceedingly challenging careers.
Read on for an inside glimpSee Original Article

17Nov/14

Now you can book boutique hotels on Twitter

Now you can book boutique hotels on Twitter

Hotel booking services are sometimes able to negotiate better prices for mobile consumers. Now online hotel bidding company Stayful is featuring those prices with a new Twitter-based booking process.
The company launched a service Tuesday called “TweetStay” that matches mobile users with independent boutique hotels via Twitter.
See also: Study will make you question prices on travel websites
Twitter users can start a request by tweeting at @Stayful with the hashtag #tweetstay and their destinaSee Original Article

Fuel prices keep dropping, but don't expect that to translate to cheaper airfares

In the past year, jet fuel prices in North America have dropped about 11%, according to the International Air Transport Association. Globally, prices have dropped about 14%.
As a result, airlines are doing well: Profits in the third quarter of this year are on the rise for major carriers, and the industry is expected to see $8.3 billion in profit for 2014 — a huge increase from $5.8 billion last year.
See also: The Internet Goes to War Over Reclining Airline Seats
Since fuel costs can coSee Original Article

17Nov/14

Stealth mode: The case for product first, marketing second

Stealth mode: The case for product first, marketing second

This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital and management.
Press and marketing might accelerate businesses, but product builds the foundation
Nearly every entrepreneur gets tempted by the media’s spotlight, but when startups go to press too soon, they find themselves pivoting and iterating a not-quite-there-yet product in that same sought-after spotlight
With the combined experienSee Original Article

Suspended Kickstarter project Anonabox resurfaces on Indiegogo

Anonabox, the plug-in Internet router that claims it makes your online activity anonymous, is back from the dead after Kickstarter suspended the controversial project last month. The developers are attempting to capture the attention of crowdfunders once again, this time on Indiegogo.
The project has raised about $16,500 since Nov. 8 on Indiegogo, already surpassing a modest goal of $13,370. Anonabox is supposed to cloak your digital identity by plugging in or connecting to your computer and rSee Original Article

17Nov/14

9 game-changing career tips for women, from women

9 game-changing career tips for women, from women
The communications industry is changing every day.
Technologies come and go, social networks rise and fall, and trends are here and gone in the blink of an eye.
In a field still in the process of defining itself, the need for strong female leadership is something New York Women in Communications strives toward. By providing education and promoting professional growth, the group is dedicated to supporting the next generation of female leaders in the field of communications.
See also: 9 Women toSee Original Article

55% of recruiters reconsider job candidates after seeing their social profiles
In 2014, 93% of recruiters will use social media to evaluate job candidates
Competition is increasing in the head hunting industry as well, and recruiters are primarily investing more in social recruitment to beat their competitors, beyond referral and mobile recruitment. They report that social tactics increase candidate quality and quantity in 2014, and improved the time it took to hire candidates.
See also: 10 Reasons Why I Ignored Your Resume
The pressure on job candidates to boost their sSee Original Article

17Nov/14

Big Data Could Mean Big Savings

Big Data Could Mean Big Savings

Is your business looking to save money? Chances are the answer is a resounding yes. Look no further than big data. The current darling of the business world offers many advantages to businesses of all shapes and sizes, including yours. So just how can big data save you money? And what can you do to give your businesses the biggest chance of succeeding with big data? Big Data and How to Use It Businesses these days have access to huge amounts of data, from sources such as website metrics, customeSee Original Article

5 tips for landing a seasonal job

The holidays — and all the credit card debt that accompanies them — are right around the corner, and companies are ramping up their seasonal hiring. If you’re wondering how to balance your budget during holiday spending, a part-time seasonal job may be just the solution. And while retail still dominates the seasonal job market, there’s more of a variety in seasonal and holiday jobs than ever before — the trick is knowing how to find and land the best seasonal job See Original Article

17Nov/14

Real World Marketing Tips for a Digital Generation

Real World Marketing Tips for a Digital Generation

By Diana Gomez There are some serious advantages to networking exclusively online. You have full, thoughtful control over your image. You can create content according to your calendar—even posting things on social media through a third party, right on time. These things carry over into your personal approach. You feel more confident, more at ease with your marketing strategy. After all, no one is rejecting you to your face. And this would be all well and good… if your business is alreadySee Original Article

5 Productivity Hacks for Bloggers

By Abby Perkins A blogger’s time is one of the most important aspects of their profession. The slightest distraction can be incredibly costly to their productivity – especially if those distractions are persistent. There’s no question about it – wasting time prevents bloggers from performing at their highest level. However, there are productivity hacks that can help bloggers manage their time more effectively. 1. De-clutter your workspace The best thing any blogger can do is set up aSee Original Article

17Nov/14

How to Get Your Buyers to Stop Objecting to Price

How to Get Your Buyers to Stop Objecting to Price

By Scott Dailey Imagine this scenario: You just finished making your product presentation and yes, it went as you planned – as you hoped even. Your buyer now knows the costs, and was sincerely engaged throughout. As for the other stakeholders in attendance, they leaned forward often and peppered you with good questions. Things looked good. As you were shaking hands with everyone, you even made sure to ask if you could field any lingering questions. After all, you’re not new to closing and “See Original Article

Do you have what it takes to be free?

In my opinion, these four endowments from Steven Covey form the cornerstone of our progression to independence and autonomy as human beings. Each component interacts with the others to support and strengthen our individuality. No one is perfect, and at any given time, one component will be more defined or developed than the others. However, through regular and periodic review and assessment, we can take responsibility for each attribute as it relates to our independence. “Every human hasSee Original Article

10Nov/14

Facebook Messenger now has 500 million monthly active users

Facebook Messenger now has 500 million monthly active users

Facebook now has another app with more than half a billion users.
Facebook announced Monday that its Messenger app has 500 million monthly active users. On recent earnings calls, top execs at Facebook had said the app had “hundreds of millions” of users
See also: A year after IPO, Twitter is figuring out what it needs to be
“This is an exciting milestone but with a half billion people relying on Messenger to communicate and connect, it is also a reminder that there is so much left for us to doSee Original Article