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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 »


How to Create a WordPress Blog [Infographic]

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Have you ever come across a really breathtaking WordPress blog? Chances are, you’re probably subscribed to at least one of them. If you’re like most people, you’ve probably always wanted to have your own WordPress blog site, but the typical one-click install may seem a bit too generic for you. However, installing the full WordPress… Read more »


On-Demand Parking App SpotHero Launches in San Francisco

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Chicago-based startup SpotHero announced this week that  San Francisco drivers are now able to use their on-demand parking app when looking for a parking spot in town. SpotHero helps drivers find parking anywhere in the city, and whether it’s self-park or valet, drivers can reserve a spot in advance using the app. On top of that, they can get discounted… Read more »


4 Startup Tips from Constant Contact’s Alec Stern

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This Thursday, December 11, we are holding our Tech Cocktail Week: December Sessions in downtown Las Vegas, where we will hear about the experiences of successful entrepreneurs, investors and other industry experts. Get your ticket now. Alec Stern is the VP of strategic innovation and the executive-in-residence for the Small Business Innovation Program at Constant Contact, the… Read more »