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The Future Of Online Video

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We live in a world and age where the rise of video-on-demand services is all but complete. This surge is complemented by a stronger relationship between physical products, such as home cinema and TV, and the world wide web. Online video marketing has become one of the most important means of promotion and advertising. Moreover, thanks to the technological improvements, such as better home TVs, 4K technology and Google Glass, consumers can…

How Bestseller Lists Actually Work — And How To Get On Them

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Image credit:Shutterstock One of the most common questions we get at my publishing company, Book In A Box, is this — "How do I get my book on a bestseller list?" Our answer — you probably don't want to be on a bestseller list, especially if you're an entrepreneur. We encourage our authors not to chase bestseller lists, but instead focus on their business goals for their book. This confuses them initially, but once we explain…

Why Technology Disruption Is Not Better for Entrepreneurs

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We live in an era of unprecedented technological change. Common wisdom says that entrepreneurs should be disruptive. The popular meme is that you’re either a disruptor or you’ll end up being disrupted. That’s nonsense. In many fields and industries, you’ll be far better off going old school.   Driving down a residential street the other day, I ended up behind a newspaper delivery van. “How quaint?” I thought. Who reads newspapers…

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Why You Should Scrap Your Cable Subscription

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“Cord cutting” is a new buzzword that means scrapping cable and going Internet only – and it is catching on fast. Online streaming services are getting better and including more and more of what viewers want. Consequently, the cable is getting cut shorter and shorter and payed TV subscribers are increasingly migrating online. Americans under the age of 35 are unsubscribing from cable at an incredible rate, or never even get…

Russian comedians say played ‘Putin’ in prank Elton John call

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British singer-songwriter Elton John performs with his band during a concert in Gijon, July 17, 2015. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso MOSCOW (Reuters) – A pair of Russian comedians say they impersonated Russian President Vladimir Putin in a prank phone call to British singer Elton John, Russian media reported on Wednesday. Vladimir Krasnov and Aleksei Stolyarov, known in Russia for targeting celebrities and politicians with their audacious stunts, say they called the British…

TV’s new ‘golden age’ bodes well for exciting Emmy Awards

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Cast members (from L-R) Sophie Turner, Natalie Dormer, Liam Cunningham and Carice van Houten from the television series “Game of Thrones”, pose during the 2015 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego, California July 10, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni By Jill Serjeant (Reuters) – Egotistical politicians, conflicted advertising executives, a prison full of devious women and the bloodthirsty nobles of warring kingdoms. Welcome to the Primetime Emmy Awards, the biggest honors in…

Dragons and deaths may lead ‘Game of Thrones’ to Emmy victory

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Cast members (from L-R) Sophie Turner, Natalie Dormer, Liam Cunningham and Carice van Houten from the television series “Game of Thrones”, pose during the 2015 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego, California July 10, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Game of Thrones,” HBO’s wildly popular medieval fantasy series, may have served up gory beheadings, scintillating sex scenes, fire-breathing dragons and an ever-expanding battle for the…

‘Maze Runner 2’ sprints past Johnny Depp’s ‘Black Mass’ with $30.3 million

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Cast members Kaya Scodelario (L) and Dylan O’Brien from the film “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials”, pose for pictures in Beverly Hills, California August 28, 2015. REUTERS/Phil McCarten By Brent Lang LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – Mobsters, mountain climbers, and teenage racers piled into multiplexes this weekend, lifting the overall box office, but preventing any one film from dominating ticket sales. “The Maze Runner: Scorch Trails,” a sequel to last year’s…