Reports & Rankings

73 Startups Valued at $1 Billion or More

By | Feb 20, 2015 at 9:00 am

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones VentureSource announced the Billion Dollar Startup Club, their updated list of startups who are valued at $1 billion or more. To be considered for the list, companies must be private, have at least one venture capital investor,…

Productivity

5 Time Management Tools to Tame Distractions

By | Feb 19, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Image credit: Flickr/edgeplot We’re no stranger to daily distractions and frequent interruptions that constantly make us feel pulled in different directions. While it’s difficult to take out those interruptions, it’s much easier to control how much time you spend on interruptions, and analyze the time you have to spend on…

Dev & Design

Austin

Masonry: Making Websites as Unique as Their Founders

By | Feb 19, 2015 at 9:00 am

Ross Brandon built Masonry, a digital design agency, on a strongly held dogma that websites are mere replicas of monotonous designs and unimaginative templates. He sees that there’s more to custom websites than simply showcasing distinctive displays. “To truly make a mark, a website must…

Programming education

Miami

Flatiron School Brings Coding to High School Students in Miami

By | Feb 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm

New York City’s coding school for web and mobile development, Flatiron School, is partnering with Palmer Trinity School to offer courses to local high school students. Flatiron Pre-College Academy at Palmer Trinity will be the first program of its kind in Miami, providing students aged…

Reports & Rankings

The Top 33 Coding Bootcamps

By | Feb 18, 2015 at 7:00 am

Last night, Switchup released a list of the top coding bootcamps around the world in 2014. The list takes into account factors like reviews on the Switchup platform, price, location, and job support. You’ll also find helpful information there on how to choose the…

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Profiles

London

3 London Entrepreneurs Take Their Hobby to Profit

By | Feb 17, 2015 at 8:17 pm

According to recent statistics published in the Guardian, the past three years have seen more entrepreneurs embroiled in the small business journey than ever. Unfortunately, few would question the likelihood of the future steering them through choppy waters. Right now, the gloomy talk around…

Reports & Rankings

Working Remotely Will Improve Your Sex Life

By | Feb 17, 2015 at 11:00 am

One of the benefits of working remotely is that you tend to be on your own schedule. You can take breaks when you want, have a snack, go take a walk, and…have sex? FlexJobs recently released a survey on how flexible jobs affect health, happiness,…

Trends

I Talked to Thai Monks About Our Technology Addiction

By | Feb 17, 2015 at 8:00 am

“I love Justin Bieber,” a 29-year-old Buddhist monk tells me, robed in orange, holding up his smartphone. But he thinks listening to Justin Bieber is evil – an example of “craving mind,” a Buddhist mindset of wanting and desire that ultimately leads to pain. Somehow,…

Marketing & Social Media

Building Brand Advocacy: It’s More Than a Facebook Strategy

By | Feb 17, 2015 at 7:00 am

Creating brand advocates is an established goal of social media strategy for businesses, and with good reason. Advocates are 50% more influential in driving sales than other customers, with one study showing that 17.5% of sales were attributable to brand advocates. Frequently organizations target…

Dev & Design

Respect the Programmer’s Arc: The Care and Feeding of Developers

By | Feb 16, 2015 at 3:05 pm

There is inherent value in communicating respect, especially in early startup teams. A recipe for failure, but one so often repeated, looks like this: Wantrepreneur has a great idea. Starts a company, becomes CEO. Hunts for someone to build the idea. Hires CTO. Doesn’t…

Tips & How To’s

5 Ways to Increase Conversions Using User Personas

By | Feb 15, 2015 at 10:00 am

Creating a new paid search campaign is quite easy, but did you know how difficult it is to identify your target audience? Buyer personas are vital in any marketing campaign, even though they have not been given the attention they deserve. More often than not, marketing…

Tips & How To’s

Essential Home Office Hardware for Freelancers

By | Feb 15, 2015 at 8:00 am

A lot of people think the set up costs for an online freelancing business are virtually none. After all, you already have a computer, internet access, and a phone – and that is enough to do your job, right? Well, if you have to…

Productivity

How the Agile Approach Drives Innovation

By | Feb 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm

The workload of any project manager is rather heavy, but this is particularly so in the IT industry, where dynamic decision making and innovation is critical to product development. This makes the traditional “Waterfall” project management style unsuitable for such an environment. So how…

Marketing

Your Book’s Website Is Useless without Basic SEO

By | Feb 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm

The only thing that’s constant is change, especially when it comes to SEO. For the past few years, the buzzword for online marketing is the so-called Search Engine Optimization. The process was a bit simple. Marketers will optimize the client’s site to achieve greater…

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