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The Pitch Economy: Dealing With Swag

Last week I went to a tech conference that was relatively swag heavy. There was a check-in gift at the hotel, a couple of T-shirts, a book, and a Fitbit. Not a bad haul. I kept nearly none of it, but I held on to a laptop sticker from one of my favorite companies—thanks Mailchimp!

10 successful magazines you've probably never heard of

52 minutes agoTechnology / Social Media : Mashable

You've heard of Esquire, Marie Claire and Vogue, magazines with thousands of readers and subscribers. But you may not know that there are smaller publications out there that are also sustaining themselves SEE ALSO: Magazine industryShow More Summary

10 travel destinations Australians will flock to in 2015

Australians are obsessed with travel and these days it is rare to meet anyone who has not left the country for a sneaky trip. In the financial year ending June 2014, more than 9 million Australians travelled abroad, with another 383,000...Show More Summary

AMAs winners list: One Direction, Iggy Azalea and Katy Perry dominate

The men of One Direction snagged the biggest honor at Sunday's fan-voted American Music Awards, winning Artist of the Year over Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Iggy Azalea and Luke Bryan Taylor Swift opened the night with a fiery performance of...Show More Summary

Google to launch Time Square's largest interactive billboard ever

There is only one Times Square, New York, the place where the world rings in the new year, and now Google is set to take over the largest electronic billboard ever installed on the iconic, neon-laced strip The billboard, which covers...Show More Summary

Everything you missed at the 2014 American Music Awards

And thus ends another enthralling installment of the American Music Awards Sunday's AMAs was basically a three-hour long showcase of what music has to offer today — lots of butt shaking. Dozens of artists, from Jennifer Lopez to Lorde...Show More Summary

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 thisShow More Summary

Drone Beat: 500 strikes in 12 years, an animated history and more

The U.S. government uses them to bomb alleged terrorists in far-away places. Tech companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook are all toying with the idea of using them, and now they're a photographer's secret weapon. Drones are a big part of our lives, whether we see them or not. Show More Summary

9 artists who might join Katy Perry at the Super Bowl halftime show

Who will Katy Perry recruit, if anyone, to roar with with her during the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show on Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Arizona? Guest performers in recent years have included the Red Hot Chili Peppers (for Bruno Mars in 2014); Destiny's Child (for Beyoncé in 2013); Nicki Minaj, LMFAO, M.I.A. Show More Summary

NFL finally announces Katy Perry as next Super Bowl halftime performer

Katy Perry, as long rumored, will headline the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show on Feb. 1, 2015, following in the recent footsteps of Bruno Mars, Beyoncé and Madonna The NFL announced the news Sunday night on NBC, confirming that all eyes...Show More Summary

17 tips for surviving Thanksgiving travel

The airline industry expects 12.3 million roundtrip passengers this Thanksgiving holiday, and AAA predicts 46.3 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home. That's a 1.5% increase in air travel from last year, and a 4.2%...Show More Summary

Taylor Swift is Lorde's biggest fan again

Nothing says BFFs 4 eva n eva, more than fangirling over your your besties' American Music Awards' performance, amirite? During Lorde's head-banging AMA performance of "Yellow Flicker Beat," from the Hunger Games soundtrack, Taylor Swift...Show More Summary

This is the most insane touchdown catch of the season

Odell Beckham Jr. may be an NFL rookie, but the Giants wide receiver has already scored the most impressive touchdown of the season (or maybe beyond) with this one-handed grab: See also: St. Louis Rams Trick Play Is Fun for EveryoneShow More Summary

Lorde compares meeting Pitbull to meeting President Obama

Not sure we agree with you on this one, Lorde. While prepping for Sunday night's American Music Awards, teen pop queen Lorde met host Pitbull backstage for the first time, and shared a glowing tweet about their interaction. Lorde was so enamored with the Cuban rapper, in fact, that she compared meeting him to what she imagines meeting U.S. Show More Summary

Are you stuck in a political bubble? This site aims to help

While many online publishers live and die by page views and uniques, John McIntyre says he has no idea how many people are visiting his RealClear network of sites each month For co-founder McIntyre, a better metric is "core traffic growth," the people who are going to the sites every day. Show More Summary

Taylor Swift opens AMAs with fiery 'Blank Space' performance

Taylor Swift's American Music Awards performance just went down in flames... much like her past 10 relationships The biggest singer of the moment opened Sunday's AMAs with a quite literal fiery performance of her hit single "Blank Space,"...Show More Summary

Katy Perry goes off on 'perverted old men' in Australia

Pop star Katy Perry has been having a pretty rough time since arriving in Australia. It all went downhill when she tried to visit Obelisk Beach in Mosman, Sydney on Saturday. As celebrities of this calibre aren't a regular occurrence...Show More Summary

Egyptian Cyber Army: The hacker group attacking ISIS propaganda online

There's a new hacking group in cyberspace, and it's going after the Islamic State's online propaganda. Last week, less than 24 hours after ISIS social media accounts posted a threatening message from the group's leader, the audio recording...Show More Summary

The 3 fitness trackers to look out for on Black Friday

It was a huge year for fitness trackers: not only did we see sleeker, smarter wristband wearables surface from the major players in the space like Fitbit and Jawbone, big tech manufacturers like Samsung and Microsoft threw products into...Show More Summary

Tensions mount as Ferguson awaits grand jury decision

Tensions ran high over the weekend, as residents in Ferguson, Missouri, await word on whether a grand jury will indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown Anticipating large-scale demonstrations, authorities...Show More Summary

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