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Gamification World Congress 2014 - Gamified UK - #Gamification Expert

Wow, what an amazing couple of days.<p>Last week was Gamification World Congress 2014, the biggest Gamification event in Europe and I think in the world …

A potentially disruptive electronics startup you should know about: Transphorm

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Companies that work on the building blocks of electronics don’t really get the kind of attention as ones that, say, build …

PointGrab will let you control devices and appliances by pointing at them

The future of motion and gesture control is quickly approaching, and a few companies are already working hard to make this kind of a tech not just a reality, but also practical for general consumers. One such company, Tel Aviv-based PointGrab, has maintained radio silence for nearly three and a …

'Rock Band' creator's new iOS rhythm game creates levels around your own music

The studio behind <i>Rock Band</i> has a new rhythm game out for the iPhone and iPad that creates its levels around each player's own music collection. <i>Record Run</i>, which was released last week, is a fairly simple game as far as those that come from developer Harmonix go: the game involves swiping up and …

SEO, Social Media, and Inbound Marketing Blog

Natalie Severt<p>Improve your Real Estate Social Media Strategy in 7 Days<p>Natalie Severt<p>The good news: Most home buyers still need the help of a real …

Marketing

The First Step In Talent Management: Finding the Best Supply Chain Talent

<i>Editor’s Note: Mike Burnette is Associate Director at The Global Supply Chain Institute University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business</i> …

Human Resources

5 Tricks Advertisers Use To Make You Buy Their Products

We're being manipulated all the time by the stuff we see on TV and in magazines, here's how the advertisers do it.

Freemium Is The New Shareware, As In-App Purchasing Matches Traditional Conversion Rates

San Francisco based Swrve has released their first ‘Mobile Games Monetization Report’, looking at volume and percentages of in-app purchasing in freemium games. While the numbers and conversion rates seem low, they match up closely with the historical data for the shareware model that has been the …

China's WeChat Focuses on US-Based Users

WeChat, the popular messaging app that claimed Facebook’s mantle in China, is sharpening its focus on the US market, after quietly launching a campaign to reward users for recruiting their friends.<p>The Wall Street Journal first spotted the scheme that rewards users who connect their Google account …

Facebook is Stronger Than Ever in the Emerging World

Barely a week goes by without Facebook facing one crisis or another, according to the media — usually relating to the fact that US teenagers are using other services more regularly.<p>Most recently, boffins at Princeton used data to suggest 80 percent of users will leave Facebook by 2017. Facebook …

WeChat Integrates LinkedIn In Its Latest Update

It looks like LinkedIn has progressed one more step in China after a WeChat update over the weekend revealed that the wildly-popular messaging service has integrated profiles from the career-focused social network.<p>The latest update to both WeChat and Weixin, the version available in China, lets …

Nielsen: Internet Display Advertising Grew 32% In 2013, But It’s Still Only 4.5% Of Spend Vs. TV At 57.6%

Nielsen put out its latest figures on the state of the advertising market across old and new media platforms this morning. One big takeaway is that Internet advertising continues to be the fastest-growing medium, but it remains a small player. Global display advertising across the web, mobile …

How the 'Netflix of books' won over the publishing industry (Q&A)

Oyster has grown its library of books available to its all-you-can-eat subscribers to more than 100,000 titles. CEO Eric Stromberg told CNET how it happened, and how the company is changing the world of reading.<p>The world in which people have to rent movies one at a time from a video store, or buy …

Books

Whatever Happened To The War On Piracy?

It’s been a long time since the days of SOPA and PIPA, and the period when I published what remains my most popular piece to this day, “You Will Never Kill Piracy, and Piracy Will Never Kill You.” In the face of legislation that threatened the very freedom of the internet in the name of “ …

13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

The Complete Guide to LinkedIn Etiquette

LinkedIn has developed a killer resource of 225 million users, one you absolutely should take advantage of when it comes to your career. But you'll …

The Positive Power of Saying 'No'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why is saying no so hard? In my personal and professional relationships, I have a difficult time turning people down, even when there are good reasons I should. I'm not completely sure why so many of us feel this way, but I think it has …

100 LatAm Startup Founders

Startups

Bitcoin’s Future Foretold By Developer Momentum

If you think developers predict the future then there is more reason to believe that Bitcoin is the real deal. The crypto currency is a hit with developers, according to data collected on GitHub by the founders of Bitcoin Pulse, a service recently launched that tracks Bitcoin adoption.<p>Bitcoin Pulse …

Watch Out Google, AddSearch — Like Swiftype — Wants To Stop In-Website Search From Sucking

The in-website search space is hotting up. Because well, let’s face it, most site search still sucks. The reason for that is that firstly search is a hard, expensive problem to crack. And secondly Google, the dominant search player offering an in-website search product, hasn’t got a huge incentive …

Why Philips Flattened The Light Bulb

Introducing the SlimStyle, a pancake-shaped light bulb that represents the LED industry’s latest attempt to court skeptical consumers.<p>Yesterday, a federal ban on production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs went into effect, forcing consumers to switch to more efficient (if less aesthetically …

This headband promises to help you take control of your dreams

Andrew Smiley was sitting inside a huge, ornate dining hall when he began to notice the lights pulsing overhead. That’s weird, he thought. He stood up to get a better look, drawing the eyes of those around him. Suddenly, he knew what was happening, and what to do next: he bolted, diving through a …

7 Huge Tech Trends to Expect in 2014

Major innovations and tech sea-changes were few and far between in 2013. Unfortunately, what usually follows major advancements are refinements. …

10 Hiring Tips for Your Small Business

Hiring is one of the most important things an entrepreneur will do to grow her company. For a small business, each new hire has a tremendous impact …

How Tesla Batteries Are Powering an Energy Revolution

Those Tesla Motors lithium-ion battery packs aren’t just powering electric luxury sports sedans for the 1% any more.<p>They’ve started appearing in a …

8 Tech Companies That May Go Public in 2014

This has been a busy year for IPOs. In total, 222 companies went public in the U.S. in 2013, raising nearly $55 billion, which represents the most …

10 Startups to Watch in 2014

If you only focus on the multi-billion dollar valuations of young companies like Pinterest, Uber and Snapchat, you might assume 2013 has been a very …

Helmet Haute Couture: The Invisible Helmet Revolutionizing Bike Safety

Biking is the perfect form of transportation, until you factor in clunky helmets that ruin your ’do. But a new fashionable—and largely …

12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

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