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Women in Tech: Shannon Turner with Hear Me Code

Hear Me Code

The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in tech leaders to highlight their group’s mission, culture and events. The… Read more »


Find Happiness Inside This Box

thrive box

Can happiness be found in material things? The common answer is no; modern-day gurus encourage us to favor experiences – a vacation or an afternoon with friends – rather than buying the latest gadget or car. (But do we listen? Hell no.) It turns out the truth is more nuanced than that, though. A study… Read more »


The State of Status Meetings [INFOGRAPHIC]

status meeting

Clarizen, a leader in enterprise work collaboration software, recently announced a round of survey results that show how status meetings actually undermine worker productivity. Released in the form of an infographic, three in five employed adults reported that preparing for status meetings takes longer than the actual meeting itself. “Survey results continue to show that… Read more »


5 Tools To Write a Winning Resume

write a resume

Writing a resume can be a daunting and time-consuming task, but it’s a necessary evil if you want to land a job. Whether this is the first or the tenth resume you’ve written, everyone can do with some help on resume writing. Short of hiring someone to write it for you, the resources available will make… Read more »



Boost Conversion Rates: 10 Content Marketing Strategies

content marketing

‘Do your work and do not think about the result’- This line does not work anymore in today’s world. One of the main reasons that low budget films do not become box office hits is because of the lack of promotion. Whether it is a movie or your company, you need to follow strict and… Read more »


Where is Social Media Heading in 2015?

monetize social media

With another year behind us, we can’t help but make predictions for the coming year. And while it’ll be interesting to see what new innovations await us in 2015, it’ll be equally interesting to see which existing technologies and trends evolve. Social media falls into the latter category, and is continuing to grow and react… Read more »


Optical Character Recognition and The Digitization Wave

OCR

Optical Character Recognition, popularly abbreviated as OCR technology, is very relevant to the concept of paperless office and the wave of digital revolution. The basic idea of OCR however is not new. Don’t you read and recognize characters? The OCR/ICR machine has evolved to from the same basic concept of tracking – matching and identifying…. Read more »


Facebook at Work: Enterprise Social Networks

Facebook at work

Efficiency and spending time on social networks may sound like two contradictory terms, but Facebook actually wants companies to believe its latest offering will be able to achieve this. Facebook at Work is the latest effort of the social network leader to completely dominate your time online. The product is quite similar to the original… Read more »


Creating a Website: Builder or Designer?

web design

For non-web designers, web builders are basically nothing but a magic toolbox. Something that was totally out of people’s reach can now be grasped with very little effort. However, there are things that web builders can’t do that web designers can. However, the question remains whether or not you should hire a web designer to… Read more »


Checklist: Prevent Hard Drive Failure

hard drive

The hard drive is a main data storage center for computers; when it crashes, you may lose your valuable data and information which could cost you a lot. There are a many contributors which may become a reason for hard drive failure ranging from virus attack, damaged block and sectors, corrupted operating system files, NTLDR, boot.ini, and… Read more »


It’s Simple: Complete Helps you Get Things Done

GTD simple

Complete is a new, crowd-based to-do app that puts a positive spin on your traditional to-do list. Using the power of motivation, knowledge, and social networks, Complete helps users overcome challenges and GTD (Get Things Done) rather than simply managing their tasks. The app lets users share tasks on their Complete feed and help each… Read more »


7 Tips To Find New Blog Topic Ideas

blog ideas

If you have been a blogger for any length of time, you come to realize that writing several articles every week can turn into hard work. Usually the most frustrating part of the whole writing process is coming up with original topics that haven’t been beaten to death by every other blogger in your field of… Read more »


My Invisible Girlfriend Totally, Definitely Exists

invisible girlfriend

Did Jan Brady suddenly get into the tech entrepreneur space? I ask because I came across a website, courtesy of the ever-bountiful Reddit, that lets users create an Invisible Girlfriend or Boyfriend. And if you don’t understand the Jan Brady reference here…well you should have watched more Brady Bunch. I always imagined that the George… Read more »