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Is there a bias against creativity?updated: Wed Mar 28 2012 08:25:00

Creativity has taken center stage in recent years, with a slew of books, articles and TED talks extolling the virtues of imagination and exhorting young and old to go out and exercise their creative muscle.

10 top road trip appsupdated: Tue Mar 13 2012 17:18:00

Spring breaks are starting up across the country, which means it's the beginning of road trip season.

CNNMoney: Yelp shares soar more than 60% in IPOupdated: Fri Mar 02 2012 17:18:00

Shares of reviews site Yelp soared more than 64% Friday, in its initial public offering.

CNNMoney: Wall Street's dead? Really?updated: Fri Mar 02 2012 12:49:00

Trading volume is anemic. Bonuses are down. Investment banking activity is sluggish. But instead of singing a requiem for Wall Street, investors are treating the big banks like they are rock stars.

CNNMoney: Stocks: Going for 3 straight up weeksupdated: Fri Mar 02 2012 08:11:00

A third straight week of U.S. stock gains is on the line Friday as investors turning their focus to developments in Europe.

CNNMoney: Yelp prices IPO above targetupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 21:12:00

Reviews site Yelp priced its initial public offering at $15 a share late Thursday, above the target set by the company.

Google search undergoes 'most radical transformation ever'updated: Tue Jan 10 2012 12:01:00

Google search is about to get way more personal.

CNNMoney: IPOs 2012: Friending Facebookupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 07:55:00

When it comes to IPOs, 2012 will be the year of Facebook.

CNNMoney: Project IPOVille: Michael Kors! Zynga!updated: Wed Dec 14 2011 16:35:00

Groupon, LinkedIn and Pandora may have all plunged from the prices they hit on their first day of trading.

CNNMoney: Yelp files for $100 million IPOupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 16:27:00

Yelp is the newest member of the Internet company IPO parade this year. The local business reviews site filed on Thursday afternoon to raise up to $100 million in a public offering.

CNNMoney: Silicon Valley's EEO-1 diversity dataupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 05:44:00

Every U.S. company with more than 100 employees is required to file a one-page form each year with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, an independent federal agency. Called the EEO-1, the form categorizes each company's U.S. workers by their self-identified race and gender.

CNNMoney: Yoga: the zooming business of Zenupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 17:53:00

For millions of Americans, yoga and Pilates keep the body toned and the mind on an even keel. For some, yoga and Pilates are also great business.

Microsoft launches Windows Phone Marketplace updated: Wed Sep 28 2011 07:35:00

Finally, the Windows Phone 7 operating system is starting to catch up.

Santorum asks Google to clean up search results for his nameupdated: Wed Sep 21 2011 15:56:00

Former U.S. Sen. and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has a well-known Google problem.

Only about half of smartphone owners use phone's GPS for directionsupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 13:23:00

Virtually all smartphones now include a built-in GPS receiver to enable location tracking, but only 55% of U.S. smartphone owners have used their phone's GPS to help get local directions or recommendations.

CNNMoney: Facebook and Yelp retreat from daily dealsupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 14:14:00

Groupon's success in the daily deals space spawned hundreds of copycat sites and inspired big companies like Google to hawk their coupon services. Skeptics said the near-immediate market saturation meant Groupon's business was easily replicated -- and therefore doomed.

How to write, and read, online reviewsupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 07:27:00

Critics are considered the authorities on taste, the owners of discerning palates who tell the less-refined masses what to eat, see and do.

New wave of location-based apps mark a 'paradigm shift'updated: Fri Jul 29 2011 09:46:00

As location-based apps go, Foursquare or Gowalla will work just fine if you're looking for the spot where all your buddies are having a beer.

CNNMoney: My expensive run-in with Zipcar's flawed damages ruleupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 05:31:00

Ken Ficara is a musician, writer and technology consultant based in New York City.

Eli Pariser: Beware 'filter bubbles'updated: Wed May 25 2011 16:32:00

As web companies strive to tailor their services to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence.

App-searching app Do@ reimagines mobile searchupdated: Tue May 24 2011 08:12:00

A small startup with a nearly unsearchable name introduced a new model for mobile search Monday.

CNNMoney: SecondMarket private stock deals decline as rules tightenupdated: Tue May 17 2011 15:19:00

As hot tech companies line up to test the IPO market, trading in restricted, private markets softened last quarter.

Drinking at work: It's not all badupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 05:10:00

At about 5:30 on a Friday afternoon a few weeks ago, I was running out the door to get home when I ran into several colleagues sitting in a circle and drinking some Scotch. They invited me to celebrate the end of the week with them, and after hesitating a bit, I joined the little group. Yes, I enjoyed the single malt they gave me, but I enjoyed the conversation much more. These are people I see all the time, but nearly all of our interactions are rushed and task-oriented.

CNNMoney: SecondMarket trading doubles in private company stockupdated: Sat Jan 22 2011 09:43:00

Investors spent $158 million snapping up shares of privately held companies like Facebook on SecondMarket's platform last quarter -- twice the volume the exchange had just one quarter earlier.

Urbanspoon launches full redesignupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 07:39:00

Popular restaurant recommendation app Urbanspoon has just launched a brand new version of its app, complete with a full redesign and the ability to rate and upload photos of your dishes.

CNNMoney: Groupon walks away from Google takeover talks - reportupdated: Sat Dec 04 2010 07:45:00

After weeks of negotiations about a potential takeover, Groupon appears to have walked away from would-be suitor Google.

Holiday shopping goes mobile, socialupdated: Mon Nov 29 2010 09:36:00

One of our Twitter followers put it best:

Will you sit and surf or dash for deals?updated: Mon Nov 29 2010 09:36:00

CNN's John Sutter and Lisa Respers France duke it out over whether to shop online or hit the mall this holiday season.

CNNMoney: New Black Friday twist: 'Check in' and save bigupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 11:02:00

Major retailers are entering the location game, offering users discounts for "checking in" on location based services like Facebook Places, Foursquare, and Gowalla during the busiest shopping day of the year.

CNNMoney: Your smartphone will run your lifeupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 10:27:00

Editor's Note: This is part of a five-day CNN.com series about smartphones and their impact on our lives and culture.

5 ways to stay fabulous on a budgetupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 15:07:00

I admit I'm pretty much a walking gender stereotype. I like shopping, getting pedicures, grabbing drinks with the girls after work, obsessing about my hair, and lusting over other women's awesome boots.

How the web can help us know who to trustupdated: Tue Jun 08 2010 10:52:00

We continuously make decisions every day, from which restaurants and dry cleaners to patronize to who to vote for. Sometimes we know enough to make those decisions ourselves, but often we rely on friends, or on friends of friends, or even on strangers.

Hotels connecting dots to online reviewersupdated: Mon Jun 07 2010 07:54:00

Hotels want to know who you are, especially if you're reviewing them anonymously.

Amid backlash, Facebook tries to save faceupdated: Wed May 12 2010 13:36:00

Facebook's latest modifications make it pretty clear that the company is eager to spread its brand even further across the Web -- and that's left some privacy advocates a little freaked out as they look at the vast amount of personal information that Facebook has on hand.

Is voice becoming the new text (again)?updated: Mon May 10 2010 11:56:00

On a recent episode of the TV show "Modern Family," a character named Mitchell gets in his car and does something that's frustratingly familiar for early adopters of technology:

Facebook plans to add 'place' featureupdated: Fri Mar 26 2010 17:13:00

Facebook on Friday proposed creating a way for people to add their locations to Facebook pages but released almost no details about how the feature will work.

What hotels will do for a good reviewupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 09:33:00

Oh, the things hotels will do for a good review.

Big cities prove apt for appsupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 09:22:00

It's a good time to have an iPhone, be moderately geeky and live in New York.

CNNMoney: Luring local traffic to your Web siteupdated: Mon Jul 20 2009 11:59:00

As a small business in a small town, we rely heavily on phone-book advertising for our law firm. We have recently expanded to create a Web site. We have tried to keep it informative to draw in potential clients. We currently use Google AdWords and are listed as a member of the AARP Legal Services Network. Can you make any suggestions as to how we can improve our Web site to attract people who are using the Internet to search for an appropriate attorney in this area?

FSB: Help for the Yelpedupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 09:45:00

If your business serves consumers and hasn't been reviewed on Yelp, chances are it's only a matter of time.

Fortune: Yelp jumps the pondupdated: Fri Jan 09 2009 10:28:00

People gotta eat. They need plumbers and carpet cleaners and attorneys and dentists. And not just in the United States. These are global necessities, and now more than ever, we all have to be careful about how we spend our money on such things.

Five ways to stay fabulous on a budgetupdated: Tue Nov 11 2008 10:53:00

I admit, I'm pretty much a walking gender stereotype -- I like shopping, getting pedicures, grabbing drinks with the girls after work, obsessing about my hair, and lusting over other woman's awesome boots. I also hate when models brag about how they can eat anything without gaining an ounce, and I have an unhealthy addiction to gossip sites, but that may be taking it a bit too far.

Time.com: Maligned Online? How to Retaliate Against Web Attacksupdated: Fri Sep 19 2008 20:00:00

If you've been slandered on the Web, your bad reputation may follow you offline too. Here are some tips for burnishing your online image

FSB: Track what your customers say about youupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 09:10:00

In his new book, web analyst Pete Blackshaw hails the rising influence of customer-opinion Web sites and blogs, and argues that small-business owners can profit from joining the online discussion.

Dealing with jerks at your gymupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 09:09:00

Every gym has its share of grunters, groaners, heavy sweaters and hygiene queens. And then there are the aerobics assailants.

Fortune: Business paradigm shifts and free tequila shotsupdated: Tue Jul 10 2007 03:30:00

"I'm making a ton of money from Yelp, and it's freaking me out." Woe is Christopher Hall, the 34-year-old owner of Splitends, a hair salon in Orange County, Calif. Its chic décor is more architectural firm than beauty parlor. He has appeared on a reality show, in the L.A. Times, and on TV news segments. He's photogenic and has a quick wit. He serves beer to customers. So business, unsurprisingly, was decent as soon as he opened the place last December. Until March 6. That's when things got crazy.

Business 2.0: 7 Youtube Meets the Yellow Pagesupdated: Thu Mar 01 2007 00:01:00

What if you could flip through a virtual phone book looking for, say, a good dentist—but instead of just ads, you saw user-generated videos of the practitioners doing root canals? That's the idea b...

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