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Good news, international Apple fans, the iPhone 6 is coming sooner than you’d have expected

Source: bgr.com – Thursday, September 11, 2014
Just like with any other iPhone launch, Apple will release the phone gradually by starting with certain markets at first, followed by more and more countries in the weeks and months to come. Luckily for international Apple fans who want to buy the device, a second round of pre-orders is about to start, 9to5Mac reports . Continue reading…

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Good news for startups in India: the government is setting aside $1.6 billion to help you

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India has unveiled a Rs 100 billion ($ 1.6 billion) fund to support startups, as part of its Budget 2014 that was just presented (spotted by Tech in Asia). The Budget highlights state that the fund will primarily be used to provide “equity through venture capital funds, quasi-equity, soft loans and other risk capital specially to encourage new startups by youth to be set up.” Details are still murky at this point in time though, and it isn’t clear how the government will disburse the fund. The news comes as the tech startup scene in India is starting to heat up. Bangalore…

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Dram good: Distiller for iOS wants to be the ultimate whisky-drinker’s companion

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While drinking a lot of whisky can leave you dazed a confused, a similar state may also be attained simply by shopping for the stuff. And this is where Distiller hopes to help, with an iOS app that serves as your companion for all things, well, ‘whisky’. Here’s how it works.

Distiller delivers personalized whisky/whiskey recommendations from around the world, while letting you search manually too.

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The existing notes provide a little background on each malt or blend, while you can also throw your own ratings and opinions into the mix too.

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Distiller claims to analyze tens-of-thousands of data points across flavors, price, reputation, and even how well suited it is to ‘gifting’.

Based on our initial tests, Distiller has been beautifully designed, though we found the navigation slightly laggy, with several attempts often required to action a click. This could partly be explained by the fact it’s a mobile Web wrapper rather than a fully native app. It would also be great if Distiller could integrate an e-commerce function, letting you shop for bottles directly from within the app.

Distiller is optimized for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and is available for free globally now. Meanwhile, if tea’s more your ‘poison’, check out this instead.

Related read: Crowdfunding Israel’s first single malt whisky

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How to make friends, coworkers, and team members feel good about themselves

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David Spinks is the cofounder of Feast: Helping busy people build a habit of cooking at home. He also cofounded CMX SummitTheCommunityManager and writes about building startups and life experiments at WhatSpinksThinks.


Want to make friends and build a strong network?

Want to be the person that people want to spend time with?

Want to earn someone’s trust and respect?

Want to be that manager that everyone loves and enjoys working with?

There are a few people I’ve met in my life that I have a deep respect for, more so than anyone else I’ve met. They’ve proven their ability to do all of those things above time and time again. Everyone loves them, they’re incredibly successful and they just seem to live a good life.

Some time ago I noticed there’s something very consistent about what makes them all so successful and well thought of.

They make other people feel really good about themselves.

Every chance they get, whether with friends, strangers, in public, in private, whatever… they make you feel awesome.

There are a number of ways that I’ve seen them work their magic. Some are simple and very obvious. Others take a little more work and aren’t so obvious.

1. Compliment people even if it feels awkward

The simplest most obvious thing you can do it compliment them.

Complimenting can feel awkward and take some willpower sometimes. I catch myself wanting to compliment people but then feeling embarrassed and just keeping it to myself.

I learned from watching these people who are really good at complimenting how effective it can be.

If you like someone’s shoes, you think they’re funny, you respect them… anything good, tell them! By keeping it to yourself you’re missing an opportunity to make someone else feel really good about themselves. That in turn will make you feel good for making them feel good. And your relationship will strengthen.

Take Action: Think about someone you know and care for. What’s one thing you like about them? Have you ever told them that? What’s stopping you from texting it to them right now or telling it to them next time you see them?

2. Make other people successful

This one is harder but more powerful.

I haven’t been so great at this in my career. I remember the first time I was put in a managerial position, this concept didn’t even cross my mind. Instead of focusing on making others successful, I thought they were there to make me and the company successful.

It was a shallow understanding and one that resulted in a brilliant failure, but a memorable lesson.

I’ve tried to adjust my thinking to a new idea: I work for everyone else in my life. My job, is to make them successful. If I can do that, we all win.

Take Action: Look at your to-do list for the next week. Look at each item and think about who it’s helping. Is it making someone else successful or just you? Are there other things you can add in there that will make someone else successful?

3. Shine the spotlight on other people

Make sure credit is given where it’s due every chance you get. This is another thing I haven’t been so great at in the past. Turns out I’m decent at finding spotlights and I haven’t always thought about pointing it at the people around me.

There’s a difference between internal and external recognition as well. Just because you’re very grateful and tell the person that all the time, that won’t have the same effect as recognition in the public eye. If you can give them both, that’s ideal.

Take action: Look at your Twitter feed. When was the last time you bragged about someone else? When was the last time you put the spotlight on someone else? Who can you tweet about right now to put the spotlight on them?

If you focus on those three things, you’ll make people feel good about themselves. When they win, you win.

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Related: Why you should never send negative emails


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Open Wide and Say Moo!: The Good Citizen’s Guide to Right Thoughts and Right Actions under Obamacare

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Good news for entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia: JFDI Asia will run 3 accelerator programs in 2014

jfdia asia1 520x520 Good news for entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia: JFDI Asia will run 3 accelerator programs in 2014There’s good news for aspiring entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia, after Singapore-based accelerator program JFDI Asia announced that it will run three installments of its 100-day startup bootcamp this year.

That’s a first for the Techstars-affiliated organization — which is arguably the premier incubator in the region — and it means that we could see as many as 45 startups pass through its doors this year. Most come from countries in Southeast Asia, but JFDI Asia does open its doors to startups located elsewhere.

For those not aware of JFDI Asia’s program, it functions much like a traditional Western incubator: startups get 100 days of mentoring and coaching, receive S$ 25,000 (US$ 19,500) in funding, and pitch at a demo day that closes each ‘class’. The organization has an impressive record: it says more than 60 percent of its graduated startups move on to raise $ 500,000–$ 800,000 or more from angel and seed investors — that’s notable for Southeast Asia.

Related: Memes to offsite storage: meet the startups that vied for investors’ attention at JFDI’s Demo Day


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Buying A House In 2014 – LoanLove.com Weighs In On If This Is Still A Good Idea

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Purchasing A House In 2014 – LoanLove.com Weighs In On If This Is Even now A Good Notion
But mortgage loan costs are still reduced, as of November, 2013 common house loan rates were even now significantly less than five% for a thirty 12 months fixed charge. Historically, costs … The report says, &quotWith stiffer credit rating demands for getting a house loan in 2014, less residences …
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19-12 months Sentence For Fraud Upheld
In November 2010, Dashney pleaded responsible to two counts of theft and fraud. As part of that plea, she agreed to pay the court docket $ 5,000 at or … At the time, Dashney ran her very own business cleansing foreclosures houses. She was preserving far more than a hundred houses,&nbsp…
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Why do dems want to put millions of people out of work in good paying insurance jobs?

Question by Western European Mutt – WEM: Why do dems want to put millions of people out of work in good paying insurance jobs?
Dems, read the bill. Page 16 of Obamacare says anyone without insurance will automatically be enrolled in Obamacare. Once you’re in, you can’t get out. Change jobs and you’re in. Lose your coverage and you’re in. Within 10 years, most of the country will be enrolled in obamacare and millions of insurance jobs will simply go away as demand decreases.

Best answer:

Answer by Keith
Because they don’t work. They just hassle people

Add your own answer in the comments!