Tech.Co Top Stories: Web Design Trends That are Dead, Instagram’s First Hire Was a Community Manager

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Here are this week’sTech.CoTop Stories:

      1. Say Goodbye to These 5 Web Design Trends:Trust us, you don’t want to be caught using these trends from the past.
      2. 6 Ways to Raise Money for Your Tech Startup: Raising seed capital doesn’t have to involve outside investors.
      3. Instagram’s First Hire Was a Community Manager, and It’s Made All the Difference: The company did not build their team thinking product-first.
      4. 20 Productivity Apps to Be Your Most Efficient You: Check out these productivity apps to get you on top of your life – from email management to your everyday tasks.
      5. 4 Free Tools to Improve Online Collaboration: Collaborating with teams online doesn’t have to be complicated (and shouldn’t be expensive).
      6. Developing a Mobile App? 3 Frameworks You Should Know: If you’re a developer, make you sure you know about these app frameworks.
      7. 3 Ways to Dominate the Local SEO Game: Especially with Google having updated their algorithm, it’s important you know how to hack local SEO.
      8. Marketing is Much More Than Facebook Posts and Tweeting: Social media marketing involves much more than simple posts and tweets; it’s also about creating great content.
      9. Making the Decision: Web Designers VS. Site Builders: Should you stick you using a site builder to create your website, or hire an outside web designer?
      10. Don’t Raise Startup Capital from Friends and Family: While it’s a tactic used by many startups, what happens when/if your startup ultimately fails? Awkward.
      11. Why BetterBack Raised 9,000% of Its Kickstarter Goal: BetterBack claims to give you better posture by simply using it 15 minutes a day. Read how it’s managed to raise so much funding.

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Ronald Barba was the previous managing editor of Tech.Co. His primary story interests include industry trends, consumer-facing apps/products, the startup lifestyle, business ethics, diversity in tech, and what-is-this-bullsh*t things. Aside from writing about startups and entrepreneurship, Ronald is interested in 'Doctor Who', Murakami, 'The Mindy Project', and fried chicken. He is currently based in New York because he mistakenly studied philosophy in college and is now a "writer". Tweet @RonaldPBarba.
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