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Font Fail: Pepsi Teams Up with Rape?

Font Fail: Pepsi Teams Up with Rape?

It’s hard to imagine an advertising error greater than this one: Pepsi partnered with Japanese clothing company BAPE (A Bathing Ape) to cross-brand Pepsi ... »

Hands on with the Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2

Hands on with the Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2

Ilan Nass is the Chief Marketing Strategist at Fueled, an award-winning mobile app design and development firm in New York City.  Microsoft today unveiled its n... »

5 Things VCs Want You to Know Before You Pitch

5 Things VCs Want You to Know Before You Pitch

A high-stakes pitch to a VC is generally a one-shot chance to sell your business, but wouldn’t it be great if you could have a couple of goes at it? Each time y... »

5 Tips to Enjoy Technology– Without It Taking Over Your Life

5 Tips to Enjoy Technology– Without It Taking Over Your Life

With a mind-blowing background in technology for someone so young — he worked with Fisker Automotive, the X Prize Foundation, and the Naval Research Labor... »

Company Culture: How to Keep Your Entrepreneurial Edge as You Grow

Company Culture: How to Keep Your Entrepreneurial Edge as You Grow

A company’s culture is like water: It’s an ecosystem that supports the life forms that occupy it. It adapts to those forms over time, and eventually turns into ... »

How to Get Your Team to Take More Risks

How to Get Your Team to Take More Risks

By now it’s a truism that if you want more creativity from your team you have to make sure they’re comfortable taking risks and failing. But, of course, most pe... »

The Business Plan that Always Works

The Business Plan that Always Works

Why is it that business plans never come to life? Why do almost all of them, once written, sit on a shelf and gather dust, while the futures they describe never... »

The Best Kind of Entrepreneur to Be

The Best Kind of Entrepreneur to Be

“Entrepreneur” is an awesome word. Many people, especially those for whom the corporate world is anathema, can’t imagine being anything but an... »

The First Version of Your Start-Up Should Embarrass You

The First Version of Your Start-Up Should Embarrass You

Once you’ve identified a real problem and done your research, start trying to solve it in the simplest way possible. Your first version should certainly e... »

10 Web Apps to Help You Plan and Promote a Great Event

10 Web Apps to Help You Plan and Promote a Great Event

This post comes courtesy of Fueled, a mobile design and development company based in New York and London. You can read more posts like it at the Fueled blog.  A... »

Google Analytics to Drop Internet Explorer 8 Support at the End of 2013

Google Analytics to Drop Internet Explorer 8 Support at the End of 2013

Google today announced that its Analytics service will stop supporting Internet Explorer 8 at the end of the year. As a result, Google Analytics users will only... »

Two Months Later, Yahoo Relaunches Ecommerce App Platform Lexity as Yahoo Commerce Central

Yahoo today announced it has rebranded and relaunched Lexity as Yahoo Commerce Central. The company is calling the new service “your one-stop shop for simple, a... »

Which Vodka Brand Has the Best Bottle?

Which Vodka Brand Has the Best Bottle?

The packaging of any product is important, but in vodka, it may be most important of all. After all, vodka is clear, and it’s designed to be tasteless. The perf... »

Footwear Origami That Could Save Millions of Lives

Footwear Origami That Could Save Millions of Lives

With an equal mixture of carelessness and deliberation, we choose our shoes. A pair of pumps might be picked because of the way they go with a certain dress, or... »

7 Habits of Highly Effective Salespeople

7 Habits of Highly Effective Salespeople

A staggering amount has been written on how to be a good salesperson. A lot of it is great, but there’s an easy way to cut through the clutter. Here are s... »

A Peachy-Keen Startup Scene: 10 Startups from Atlanta that You Need to Know About

A Peachy-Keen Startup Scene: 10 Startups from Atlanta that You Need to Know About

This post comes courtesy of Fueled, a mobile design and development company based in New York and London. You can read more posts like it at the Fueled blog. Br... »

China Mobile Already Has 42 Million iPhone Users, Without a Deal with Apple (yet)

China Mobile Already Has 42 Million iPhone Users, Without a Deal with Apple (yet)

A recent Sina Tech column (spotted first by Unwired View) has highlighted the importance of China Mobile to Apple — it is more than simply the fact that China M... »

How to Improve Your Site’s SEO: 4 experts share their priority checklist

How to Improve Your Site’s SEO: 4 experts share their priority checklist

SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is a pretty dry yet essential topic to most startups, so I’ve compiled some straightforward and easy to follow tips from variou... »

Soma, the World’s Most Beautiful Water Filter, Is Now for Sale

Soma, the World’s Most Beautiful Water Filter, Is Now for Sale

The Soma water filter was born out of an embarrassing moment. Founder Mike Del Ponte was hosting a dinner party at his San Francisco home for some design indust... »

How to Get Fiercely Loyal Customers

How to Get Fiercely Loyal Customers

Who wouldn’t want to have customers and clients that are fiercely loyal? Sarah Robinson, business strategist, speaker, and author of Fierce Loyalty: Unloc... »

12 Phrases to Avoid in Sales Emails

12 Phrases to Avoid in Sales Emails

If a prospective customer actually opens your email, the last thing you want to do is irritate or bore the customer.  Here are 12 very common phrases that shoul... »

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