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Dev & Design

Apple Watch: New Possibilities For App Developers

By | May 26, 2015 at 9:00 pm

While buyers anxiously wait for official sales to get started in June, app developers are equally anxious about the next Apple Watch update, rumored to provide them with more tools and options when it comes to displaying content. Watch OS 1.0.1, released on May…

Marketing

Email Marketing Breakthroughs: 9 Insights to Drive Clicks

By | May 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm

According to Smart Insights, on an average, only about 22.87% of your email subscribers – the people who actually said they want to hear from you – open what you send. Even worse, only 3.26% click your calls-to-action. This means that 96.74% of your…

Programming education

Portland

Don’t Have a Programming Bootcamp in Your City? This One’s Online

By | May 26, 2015 at 11:00 am

Programming bootcamps, which teach you to code in a matter of mere months, are hailed as an alternative to college education. The prices are cheaper, the education is more practical, and graduates are almost guaranteed jobs. But many of them share a limitation with most colleges:…

Productivity

Paving the Way to Success with OKRs

By | May 26, 2015 at 8:00 am

Objectives and Key Results is a strategy that is widely used by forward-thinking companies (and individuals, even!) all over the world to set goals, monitor progress, and evaluate results. Bizdaq, an online platform that makes it easier to buy and sell small businesses in…

Dev & Design

20 Point Pre-Launch Checklist for your New Website

By | May 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Launching a new website can be exciting, nerve wracking, and frustrating – all at once. With easy drag and drop website makers available dime-a-dozen, you’d think it would be different now than it was just a handful of years ago. But there are a…

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Entrepreneur

4 Traits Successful Entrepreneurs Have in Common

By | May 25, 2015 at 5:00 pm

So you want to be a successful entrepreneur? Excellent! Successful entrepreneurs are well respected in our American society for their independence, go-get-‘em work ethics, and the way that they drive the economic engine. But what’s the difference between a successful entrepreneur, and an unsuccessful…

Tips & How To’s

Chicago

6 Uses of Beacon Technology for Nonprofits

By | May 25, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Large businesses, service companies, and retail stores have begun to adopt bluetooth beacon technology. A beacon is a small sensor that senses when a smartphone or other device is within a certain range. Targeting marketing and sales can benefit from this technology by sending real-time, geo-located offers and…

Productivity

Mammoth is for Productivity Junkies

By | May 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Working on a team often means tracking down communication through emails, chats, bookmarks, and other tools. That’s why the folks at Mammoth decided to create a tool to help centralize these communications. Having just graduated the AngelPad accelerator, Mammoth is looking to increase user engagement and…

HR and Recruiting

Searching for Talent through Social Media

By | May 25, 2015 at 12:30 pm

It is well recognized in the recruitment sector that the way people search for a job has been changing since the arrival of digital and social media channels to the mainstream way back in 2000, the use of social tools is no longer just…

Productivity

5 Ways BYOD Can Increase Productivity

By | May 25, 2015 at 11:00 am

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a technology trend that has been floating around in management circles for the last couple of years. A lot of managers still either choose to ignore it or undermine its importance. BYOD is a policy where employees are…

Entrepreneur

Is It Really Still Possible to Be an Innovator?

By | May 25, 2015 at 10:00 am

Everybody wants to be an innovator. And thanks to companies like Facebook and Twitter, there’s a huge pool of entrepreneurial Millennials who dream of creating the next big thing that will make them world-famous billionaires. But the industry doesn’t work like that. It’s not…

Marketing & Social Media

How to Use Celebrities as Part of Your Marketing Plan

By | May 25, 2015 at 9:00 am

Celebrities and commercials have usually been a match made in heaven for decades. On one side, you’ve got a household name – the top film star, the loveable athlete or the up and coming pop sensation. On the other side, there’s the brand –…

Tips & How To’s

A Guide to Sound Editing for Corporate Videos

By | May 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Whether you’re creating a corporate video to impress potential clients, promote your new service, or just give your team a little extra cheers, you want your production to sound as good as it looks. A combination of commissioned filmed footage, stock video footage with…

Tips & How To’s

5 Ways to Tempt Passive Tech Talent and Build Your Dream Team

By | May 24, 2015 at 4:00 pm

As an established employer, you’re used to being the one in demand. Résumés are thrust in your face, you get countless requests for introductions, and you have enough business cards to build a house with. But you’re also used to the crazily competitive climate…

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