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8 Tips for Dealing with Holiday Stress

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In a cruel twist of fate, the “most wonderful time of the year” can also be the most stressful. Holiday stress is insidious. Suddenly, a list of to-do’s materializes out of nowhere: buy gifts for every single relative, bake an exquisite home-cooked meal, and spend large chunks of time where obsessively checking your email would… Read more »


Tips to Prepare for a Successful Mobile App Launch

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The mobile applications market is not just about making an application and launching it on the respective app store. The growth in this industry has made mobile applications business more critical so as to make it more dynamic and revenue ensuring. Marketing indeed comes into the picture once the business starts to develop at any… Read more »


mxHero Integrates Citrix ShareFile For Better Email Management and Cloud Storage

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San Francisco-based startup mxHero announced that their Mail2Cloud product suite now supports Citrix ShareFile, a secure file sync and sharing solution, for better email management, security, and collaboration. Those using ShareFile users can now seamlessly connect and integrate their email and cloud storage services using Save & Share, Retriever and Fusion. “We’re thrilled to bring… Read more »


This Startup Could Be The Final Credit Card Change You Make

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If you are reading this now I would wager you probably have a credit card. I would wager you probably have multiple credit cards. I would wager you have probably used those credit cards throughout this festive holiday season to purchase gifts, gas, a warm hot chocolate, and many other day-to-day purchases people never generally… Read more »


Scrum Methodology Is for Everyone — Not Just Engineers

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In “Silicon Valley,” there’s a scene where Jared, the uptight business adviser, attempts to extoll the virtues of scrum methodology to his pack of misfit programmers. The two engineers stare blankly at Jared as he manically shows them his carefully aligned wall of Post-it note tasks. It’s a funny scene, but it also accurately depicts… Read more »


How Public Is Your Private Information? [Infographic]

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We share way too much personal information online. Sometimes, information that is not meant to be public is made without us even noticing. Even when we think we are being careful with our online data, but even some basic searches can piece your private life together. Want to know how? Check out this infographic:  … Read more »


5 Employee Metrics Vital to Growing Your Startup

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Your organization is growing fast. If you’re going to keep up with the changes, you’ll need the right employee data and metrics to measure success. Startups can use a variety of employee metrics to measure business growth. Metrics such as peer reviews and employee engagement levels provide valuable data to help identify current areas of… Read more »


3 Surefire Ways to Spook an Angel Investor

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Looking for funds to boost your startup company is not an easy job. You might feel enthusiastic about the whole plan and confident about giving it a concrete shape, but do your investors feel the same way? Are you knocking the right door while seeking venture capital? And most importantly, are you saying the right… Read more »



A Career Guide to Becoming a Computer Programmer or Engineer

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In a recent ranking of the highest-paying starting salaries per college major, lines of study connected to engineering or computing dominated most of the top spots. While this information is certainly useful for those wanting to get into some pretty lucrative fields post-college, it’s not particularly helpful for anyone whose considerations include whether they have… Read more »


9 Journalist Pet Peeves for Pitching

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In November, Fractl and BuzzStream released a study on how journalists like to be pitched, based on talking to 500 writers and editors. Now, they’ve collected 50 journalist pet peeves. Reporters from sites like TechCrunch, Mashable, and Wired all weighed in, and the results are clear: we’re a cynical, frustrated, and unforgiving bunch. Here are 9 of… Read more »


9 ways to Attract Visitors with Your Web Design

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Web design has a wide scope encompassing different aspects, from the basic website development to the more advanced maintenance and update. Every aspect of a good web design strategy synchronizes itself to produce a user-friendly website that attracts ample traffic and has a low bounce rate. Therefore, the basic goal of a website designer and… Read more »


Why Your Own Internal Business Apps Can Boost Productivity

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When a lot of businesses think about getting their own mobile apps made, they often consider this as a means of customer engagement. Apps can be very effective marketing tools, and can also allow your customers access to your services on-the- go, so it makes a lot of sense to consider them for these purposes…. Read more »


Regex: What it is and 3 Sources to Learn More

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Regular expression, also known as regex, regexp or even rational expression, is something that many people might not know but can actually be very useful. regex is a sequence of characters that forms a search pattern or, in more colloquial terms, wildcards on steroids. For example, the most used expression to search all text files in… Read more »