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These Kitchen Gadget Makers Want to Avoid a Juicero-Level Fail

With the very public demise of Juicero, smart kitchen appliances are getting a bad rap. From “interactive centerpiece” SMALT (i.e. a salt shaker with speakers) to Tovala, a glorified Easy-Bake Oven with subscription meal kits, smart cooking fatigue may be setting in. At this year’s Smart Kitchen Summit, a new wave of kitchen gadgets went beyond the gimmicks of single-use hardware. Granted, there are still ... Read More »

Microsoft Surface Devices Fail on Reliability, Finds Consumer Reports Survey

HIGHLIGHTS Consumer Reports surveyed 90,000 tablet and laptop owners Breakage rate for Surface devices is worse compared to other brands Microsoft devices were found to freeze, unexpectedly shut down The breakage rate for Microsoft’s Surface devices is significantly worse than for other manufacturers’ laptops and tablets, Consumer Reports said, adding that it was removing its “recommended” designation for Surface products. The non-profit publication surveyed ... Read More »

4 Ways Real Estate Agents Fail at Social Media

Everyone has been told to jump into social because it is so good for their business. I know for a fact that Realtors hear it all the time. Sadly, many people don’t really know how to use social effectively and they don’t understand what drives different social platforms. The people I see wasting their time, and money, the most on ... Read More »

Why B2B Startups Fail – And How to Prevent It

Why do startups fail in the B2B world?  Any number of reasons.  Today we’re going to take a look at some of the main reasons, and more importantly, what you can do about it. The numbers are daunting.  Startup failure rates indicate 50% of small businesses are out of business within five years. However, rather than focus on the negatives, ... Read More »

4 Ways Real Estate Agents Fail at Social Media

Everyone has been told to jump into social because it is so good for their business. I know for a fact that Realtors hear it all the time. Sadly, many people don’t really know how to use social effectively and they don’t understand what drives different social platforms. The people I see wasting their time, and money, the most on ... Read More »

Did In-House Testing Fail to Detect Samsung Note 7 Battery Problems?

Samsung (KRX:005930) tested the batteries for the exploding Galaxy Note 7 in a self-owned lab. It is the only manufacturer of smartphones allowed to test their phone batteries in-house, according to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). The rest of phone makers must analyze their phone batteries at one of the 28 labs certified by the Cellular Telephone Industries Association (CTIA), ... Read More »

Why B2B Startups Fail – And How to Prevent It

Why do startups fail in the B2B world?  Any number of reasons.  Today we’re going to take a look at some of the main reasons, and more importantly, what you can do about it. The numbers are daunting.  Startup failure rates indicate 50% of small businesses are out of business within five years. However, rather than focus on the negatives, ... Read More »

4 Ways Real Estate Agents Fail at Social Media

Everyone has been told to jump into social because it is so good for their business. I know for a fact that Realtors hear it all the time. Sadly, many people don’t really know how to use social effectively and they don’t understand what drives different social platforms. The people I see wasting their time, and money, the most on ... Read More »

Over 99 Percent of Fake Apple Chargers Fail to Pass Basic Safety Tests: Report

HIGHLIGHTS 400 chargers were tested for sufficient insulation Only three chargers were able to pass the test Users have been advised not to overcharge their appliances Among smartphone manufacturers, Apple might be the most popular name around the world. However, along with this privilege, the company has to deal with the added burden of imposters who try to benefit by ... Read More »

4 Ways Real Estate Agents Fail at Social Media

Everyone has been told to jump into social because it is so good for their business. I know for a fact that Realtors hear it all the time. Sadly, many people don’t really know how to use social effectively and they don’t understand what drives different social platforms. The people I see wasting their time, and money, the most on ... Read More »