Zipcar Founder: Having a Social Mission as No.1 Is Not Enough to Make You a Success (Video)


Robin Chase says that to make positive change on a large scale, social entrepreneurs need to make sure they are first and foremost catering to the needs of their customer.


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Nike Fires FuelBand Team in Move to Ditch Wearables

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Nike made an abrupt exit from the crowded wearable technology market Friday. The sportswear giant fired much of the team responsible for the development of its FuelBand and shelved plans for a new version of the fitness tracker, CNET reports

Up to 55 people from Nike's 70-member hardware team were let go from the company Thursday. In an email to CNET, a Nike spokesperson confirmed "a small number of layoffs." But added: "We do not comment on individual employment matters."

News of the impending firings appeared on the anonymous social app Secret last week Read more...

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Michaels Confirms Security Breach Affected 3 Million Debit, Credit Cards

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Michaels Stores, largest arts and crafts chain in the United States, has acknowledged that a security breach first reported in January affected up to 3 million customer credit and debit card accounts.

The security breach occurred as a result of an attack using malware that the company says had not been previously encountered by security firms. The breach has been identified and contained, Michaels said in a press release on Thursday.

Brian Krebs originally reported the breach on his Krebs on Security blog.

There were some reports of fraudulent charges on cards that had potential connections to Michaels or Aaron Brothers, a subsidiary of the company, the company added. It said it has worked with debit and credit card companies to limit the damage and is offering 12 months of identity protection, credit monitoring and fraud assistance to any customers affected by the breach. Read more...

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Shakespeare and Shatner Go Head-to-Head in Lego Film

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Beam me up, Shakespeare! This Lego stop-motion adventure pits the famous playwright against an actor who isn't quite up to Shakespearean standards — William Shatner

Action Bill follows the Star Trek star as he travels back in time to destroy Shakespeare for ruining his career. But Shatner finds that his futuristic technology can't hold a death ray to Shakespeare's smarts

Texas-based production company AMAA Productions is the team behind Action Bill. It took them 14 days to shoot the five-minute film, which they animated using only Lego pieces. Check out behind-the-scenes photos on the company's blog, as well as a visual effects breakdown in the clip below. Read more...

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Lending Club’s New Front: Loans for Braces and Your Kid’s Kindergarten Tuition

The peer-to-peer lending site announced today that, with its acquisition of Springstone Financial, it would be expanding its reach in consumer finance.


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Look Out: Joe Biden Is Now on Instagram

Fingers crossed for stylized brunch photos, artsy sunset shots and lots of selfies.


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Stop Delaying: 3 Surefire Ways to Do Employee Reviews Properly

Performance evaluations are critical. They can engage employees deeply to deliver their best effort to a company.


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Ex-NFL Star Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson Scores a Touchdown for Bitcoin Awareness on Twitter

The hot-tempered former NFL wide receiver wonders how 'easy’' the complicated cryptocurrency is. Don’t even get us started.


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78% of Organizations Experienced a Data Breach in the Past 2 Years

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When Target publicly confirmed that the credit and debit accounts of 40 million customers had been compromised in December, many consumers received a rude awakening to the real danger of entrusting businesses with so much data.

If the recently exposed Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability didn't make the state of data security even more horrific, odds are you don't fully understand it.

For businesses and organizations, especially those of the small-to-medium variety, the need for security vigilance and data protection is as vital as it's ever been. It's estimated that cybercriminals steal $ 1 billion every year from small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S. and Europe Read more...

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NASA Tweets More ‘Cosmos’ Photos for Space Lovers

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The universe is full of unseen elements, but the sixth episode of Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey helps viewers visualize things they'd likely never see without a microscope or top-of-the-line telescope.

From entire ecosystems that exist in a droplet of water to the atoms that make up the center of a star, "Deeper, Deeper, Deeper Still" explains how tiny particles may hold the key to understanding how the universe has expanded from the size of a marble into what it is now.

Cosmos is a revamped version of astronomer Carl Sagan's 1980s series by the same name, and aims to teach viewers about the universe. It is hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist and director of the New York-based Hayden Planetarium, who was mentored by SaganFamily Guy creator Seth MacFarlane serves as executive producer of the show, which is slated for 13 episodes, and airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on Fox Read more...

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