Majority of US women living without spouse

Majority of US women living without spouse Tue Jan 16, 10:26 AM ET For the first time, a majority of American women are living without a spouse, media reported. The New York Times, which based its report on an analysis of census results, said 51 percent of women in 2005 reported living without a... »

Want the public to like your product better? Raise the price.

Want the public to like your product better? Raise the price. Associated Press Article Launched: 01/14/2008 09:47:23 AM PST WASHINGTON – Want people to like your product more? Raise the price. That seems to be the lesson from a new study in which people were asked to taste wines marked with different prices. Researchers scanned... »

Five Lessons From the Netflix Startup Story

Five Lessons From the Netflix Startup Story

Five Lessons From the Netflix Startup Story by Jim Cook with Suzanne Taylor April 11, 2006 When we began building Netflix in 1997, most people thought we were nuts. DVD players had just started selling in the US in March, and by October we started executing our billion-dollar business plan with only $2 million... »

Web startup reinventing Wiki? Well, sort of

Web startup reinventing Wiki? Well, sort of  Techno File: Erika D. SmithJuly 8, 2007 People seem to have a visceral reaction to Wikipedia. They either love it or they hate it. The haters have good reason to hate. The online encyclopedia with content supplied by tens of thousands of anonymous users isn't always a... »

‘Not a Site, but a Concept’: Tapping the Power of Social Networking

‘Not a Site, but a Concept’: Tapping the Power of Social Networking

‘Not a Site, but a Concept’: Tapping the Power of Social Networking Published: July 09, 2008 in Knowledge@Wharton Mini USA, the American branch of BMW’s Mini Cooper line, tracks everything being said about its brand everywhere on line — in blogs, discussion groups, forums, MySpace pages and much more — then uses what it... »

Valuating A Web 2.0 Startup

Valuating A Web 2.0 Startup

Valuating A Web 2.0 Startup By: Dan Morrill 2007-04-23 Getting any kind of value on a startup is difficult to begin with, but the CEO of eSnips, Yael Elish had a great idea, and created an incredible graphic to give it a start, based on those companies that have already been bought and their... »

Eyes lock on different letters when reading

Eyes lock on different letters when reading By Michael Kahn / Reuters Sun Sep 9, 7:14 PM ET When we read our eyes lock on to different letters in the same word instead of scanning a page smoothly from left to right as previously thought, researchers said on Monday. Using sophisticated eye tracking equipment,... »

Inside Entrepreneurship: Tips to ID a healthy in-home startup

Inside Entrepreneurship: Tips to ID a healthy in-home startup By SUSAN SCHRETERSPECIAL TO THE P-I Q: Am I crazy to consider taking a job in a startup that is operated out of someone's home? The job seems to be interesting and has some career upside if the company catches on. Still, I'm concerned. Is... »

Online, everyone’s a restaurant critic and chefs pay attention

Online, everyone’s a restaurant critic and chefs pay attention

Online, everyone’s a restaurant critic and chefs pay attention 10:00 PM PDT on Saturday, July 14, 2007  By SETH SUTEL The Associated Press NEW YORK – Picky eaters used to have few choices about expressing their delight or disappointment over a restaurant meal: Say something to the waiter, tell their friends or fill out... »