Motorola’s Shatterproof Phone Seeks to Shatter Expectations

By introducing a screen with a shatterproof screen, Motorola has achieved a holy grail appreciated by anyone who has ever dropped a phone to find a spider web of shatter lines. The Droid Turbo 2′s message of durability may be a traditional benefit, but it should play well at Verizon.

Motorola’s Shatterproof Phone Seeks to Shatter Expectations

By introducing a screen with a shatterproof screen, Motorola has achieved a holy grail appreciated by anyone who has ever dropped a phone to find a spider web of shatter lines. The Droid Turbo 2′s message of durability may be a traditional benefit, but it should play well at Verizon.

[WATCH] Travel the World From Your Couch With 10 Movies of the African Diaspora

Idris Elba, Beast of No Nation (Image: www.teaser-trailer.com)

Thanks to Netflix, you can travel the world right from your couch. With the recent release of Netflix’s first original film Beast of No Nation, starring Idris Elba and young Ghanaian newcomer Abraham Attah, the on-demand Internet streaming platform continues to bridge the gap between cultures all over the world. Below, Patrick Peck of OkayAfrica.com compiled a list of 10 movies of the African Diaspora.

[Related: ‘War Room’ Producers Opt for Majority-Black Cast in Landmark Gesture to Diversify Christian Films]

Beast of No Nation
Starring: Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, Opeyemi Fagbohungbe, and Richard Pepple

Beasts of No Nation is based on the 2005 Uzodinma Iweala novel, which follows a young boy in a West African nation who is recruited by a group of guerrilla soldiers. Golden Globe winner Idris Elba plays a ruthless warlord who orders him into becoming a young killer.

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UnGagged LasVegas 2015UnGagged LasVegas 2015
November 9, 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada

Google now makes 1 to 2 algorithm adjustments each day. With change happening that fast, the best efforts on the planet won’t help you without the right knowledge of what’s working today.

Ungagged is an intimate setting limited to just a few hundred attendees. You’ll hear from some of the most respected speakers in the world in their specialties — people like Duane Forrester of Bing; Loren Baker, founder of Search Engine Journal; Ruth Carter, a lawyer who knows social media law; Kaspar Szymanski, formerly of Google; and many more.

They’ll be talking about topics like how to get PR for your startup, streamlining your content marketing, social media horror stories, how to launch a software-as-a-service (SaaS) business, how to scale your business to a multi-million dollar valuation in 12 months, SEO myths debunked, and lots more. Anita Campbell, founder of Small Business Trends will be there and invites you to attend with our special community discount.

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World Business Forum New York 2015World Business Forum New York 2015
November 12, 2015, New York, New York

In 2015 the World Business Forum will present two days of powerful stories; of individuals who face shocks – both personal and organizational – and who use those shocks to achieve the extraordinary. Speakers include Sir Richard Branson, Jim Collins, a former faculty member at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Walter Isaacson, once the 14th editor of TIME magazine in 1996 and named Chairman and CEO of CNN in 2001, Adam Grant, author of the New York Times bestseller Give and Take and Herminia Ibarra, Professor of Leadership and Learning and Professor of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD.


SleeterConSleeterCon
November 16, 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada

SleeterCon is the accounting solutions conference for professionals to learn and differentiate their practices, with in-depth education to prepare for the future.
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