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How to Succeed at Building Your Own Product in 2014

How to Succeed at Building Your Own Product in 2014

When you’re trying to build your own product, it’s easy to get in a rut. Stuff happens, and it affects your momentum: failed launches, procrastination, fear, no... »

Are App Developers Enabled Enough in the Internet of Things Era?

Are App Developers Enabled Enough in the Internet of Things Era?

“The world of smart devices is dazzling, the potential is there but what’s holding us back isn’t technology but our ability to know what to do with it.” – Scott... »

How to Optimize and Properly Use Images in Marketing Emails

How to Optimize and Properly Use Images in Marketing Emails

Optimizing images in emails for your intended audience: so seemingly-straightforward, but oftentimes elusive. What gives? How do you get noticed among a sea of ... »

How to Tastefully Use GIFs to Bring Your Marketing Emails to Life

How to Tastefully Use GIFs to Bring Your Marketing Emails to Life

Filtered photos may be all the rage in the past, but you can’t deny the undying popularity of GIFs. In case you haven’t been on the Internet for the past two ye... »

How to Design Banner Ads that People Actually Want to Click

How to Design Banner Ads that People Actually Want to Click

Banner ads are the most ubiquitous form of marketing on the Internet. Since the days of Geocities and MySpace, banner ads have peppered the World Wide Web, adve... »

What Salary Does the Founder of Your Favorite Startup Get? Probably Not a Very High One

What Salary Does the Founder of Your Favorite Startup Get? Probably Not a Very High One

If you’re a startup founder, how much should you pay yourself? Not very much, according to data that Compass has shared with The Next Web. The company collected... »

Why 2014 Will Be a Tough Year for First-Time Tech Entrepreneurs in Europe

Why 2014 Will Be a Tough Year for First-Time Tech Entrepreneurs in Europe

The last twelve months have been very good to the European tech scene. Berlin has been at the epicentre of a tech wave on continental Europe that has led invest... »

Mind Reading 101: The 10 Questions You Need to Ask Your Team Every Week

Mind Reading 101: The 10 Questions You Need to Ask Your Team Every Week

I am not a mind reader, but I’ve tried playing one at work. I think we all have. I used to imagine that I could peer into the silent void of a discussion with a... »

5 Effective Networking Strategies in the Digital Age

5 Effective Networking Strategies in the Digital Age

Networking will forever be the lifeblood of a professional’s career. No matter how old you are, what year it is and what technology is used, networking will con... »

How to Break Out of the ‘Female Entrepreneur’ Trap

How to Break Out of the ‘Female Entrepreneur’ Trap

As the lone female founder of a bustling incubator, I’m approached by women who feel dispirited, restless, confused, and insecure about their ability to j... »

10 Simple Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

10 Simple Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

As a small business, you may think it’s impossible to get the word out about what you do. That’s no excuse. And you don’t need fads or gimmick... »

6 Tech Must-Haves for International Business Trips

6 Tech Must-Haves for International Business Trips

Business travel can go wrong in any number of ways. You could, say, spill coffee on the dress shirt you were planning to wear to an important meeting. Or you co... »

How Google Taught Itself Good Design

How Google Taught Itself Good Design

“I had just assumed that Google was hostile to designers,” says Matias Duarte one afternoon this summer. We’re in a drab Google conference roo... »

Apple Rolls Out iOS 7.0.2 to Fix Lock Screen Passcode Security Flaw

Apple Rolls Out iOS 7.0.2 to Fix Lock Screen Passcode Security Flaw

A minor update to iOS 7 was released today, fixing a bug that allowed those in the know to bypass the lock screen without entering a passcode and access some of... »

16 of the Best Mobile Apps Released in September

16 of the Best Mobile Apps Released in September

As September draws to a close, we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of the more notable mobile apps to hit our radar over the past month. Without f... »

10 Ways that iPads Are Transforming Retail

10 Ways that iPads Are Transforming Retail

Andrew Yates is the head of iOS at Buffer, a smarter way to share your Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn posts. You can contact him on Twitter, where he is @ay8s. ... »

A Dutch Bookshop Goes Goth, In a 15th-Century Cathedral

A Dutch Bookshop Goes Goth, In a 15th-Century Cathedral

“Not much is really sacred,” Bob Dylan raspily mourned, citing “flesh-colored Christs that glow in the dark” and other choice bits of consumerism as evidence. A... »

BlackBerry Looks Set to be Acquired by Fairfax Financial for $4.7b

BlackBerry Looks Set to be Acquired by Fairfax Financial for $4.7b

What a way to start the week! BlackBerry announced today that it has signed a letter of intent with a group led by Fairfax Financial, a shareholder with a 10 pe... »

NBC’s Iconic “Today Show” Rebrands, with a Cheerier Sunrise

NBC’s Iconic “Today Show” Rebrands, with a Cheerier Sunrise

For over 60 years, as certain as the rising of the sun that marks its logo, NBC’s Today show has risen along with America. So how do you go about redesign... »

iPhone 5s and 5c Sales Top 9m Over Apple’s Opening Weekend

iPhone 5s and 5c Sales Top 9m Over Apple’s Opening Weekend

With two new smartphones to show off this year, it’s not surprising to hear that initial sales for Apple’s next-generation iPhones have skyrocketed. A staggerin... »

3 Core Principles of Great Leadership

3 Core Principles of Great Leadership

A good leader makes inspiring speeches and has exciting ideas. But a great leader takes action. Joel Peterson, chairman of JetBlue Airways and founder of Peters... »

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