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Hiring hackers, how much is it?

In recent years the perception of the role of hackers is completely changed, in the past these high-skilled professionals were viewed as dangerous …

Accounting Firms And Data Security

Productivity seems down the drain. Unemployment is at historic lows yet real wage growth is pathetic. Why? Hard to believe ...<p>Cloud-based Video …

Free, cheap and easy security tools

When it comes to detecting, preventing and analyzing information security threats, security teams need all the help they can get.<p>Cyber attackers were …

Information Security

Open source for enterprise: MuleSoft, Alfresco, and Acquia under one Canopy

<i>This post is sponsored by Appnovation Technologies.</i><p>Finally. Free-as-in-beer and free-as-in-speech are together at last.<p>Open-source integrator Appnovation is sponsoring a free executive breakfast next week Tuesday in San Francisco, in which key leaders of the Mulesoft integration platform and the …

How To Effectively Manage an Outsourced Content Marketing Team

A vital part of running an outsourced content marketing team is hiring the right people in the first place. When looking to build your team, it is very important to reflect on your goals and match your organization with freelancers who will help you reach them.<p>Search through your personal network …

How to Craft a Compelling Storyline for Your Company

As mentioned in the beginning, the key to a consistent story about your business is that your entire team buys-in on what you’ve defined as your brand.<p>From the beginning, it’s important for the entire team to be involved in the process of creating your brand as well as providing their input on …

From A Rebuilt ’60s Motel In Vegas, OrderWithMe Tackles Big E-Commerce Challenges

Everyone who comes to live in Vegas has a story about how they got there. But while some of those tales may be prosaic, there are a few that stand out. OrderWithMe — a startup that started out aggregating small business so that they can order from bigger suppliers in bulk, thereby mimicking the …

Small Business

With Vyte.in, Schedule Meetings Without Long Email Threads

Scheduling a meeting usually takes a few emails. Add a third person, and you are now stuck in an email nightmare. French startup Vyte.in knows this too well, and will let you schedule meetings in a few clicks right in your browser.<p>“I’ve worked for 4 years in big companies and small startups — from …

Social Marketing Startup Tiger Pistol Raises $3.1M As It Plans For US Growth

Tiger Pistol, a startup offering social marketing tools for small businesses, is announcing that it has raised $3.1 million in Series A funding.<p>The company started in Melbourne, Australia, and I first covered it in 2012, when it left beta testing. Since then, Tiger Pistol (named after the tiger …

17 of The Best Tools to Get Your Content Its Largest Audience

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When you’re creating useful, actionable, epic content, everyone deserves to see it.<p>So how do you get your hard work and effort seen by the largest audience possible?<p>We’ve considered that question often at Buffer, as we try to maximize our content so …

Radical 4-in-1 piston engine promises hybrid-like efficiency

Over the past few years we’ve seen alternative combustion engines in various forms, from Duke Engines radical radial design to Volvo's450 hp …

Engineering

The 7 WordPress Plugins Your Site Needs to Succeed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At least one website you visited today is powered by WordPress. In all likelihood, most of your favorite sites utilize the world’s most popular content management system (CMS). Perhaps your business runs on it too.<p>According to WordPress, …

Web Design

365 Data Centers scores $16 million to expand its data center facilities

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: 365 Data Center Colocation Facility<p>365 Data Centers, a provider of collocated data centers for businesses wanting the …

Naked celebrity hack: security experts focus on iCloud backup theory

Security experts are warning that there could be many more compromised celebrity iCloud accounts after examining file data from pictures stolen from stars including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton.<p>One theory gaining ground is that many of the pictures had been accumulated by one hacker over a …

Web banking service Holvi tests API for integrating other services with its platform

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>The Finland-based web “bank” Holvi, which recently gained a license to operate across Europe, is testing an application …

Ting: Our average smartphone customer pays just $26 a month

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Ting<p>If you’re still not convinced that signing up for a mobile virtual network operator would save you money compared …

How To Build A Large Following On Google Plus (And Why You Should)

Google Plus is the Rodney Dangerfield of social networks: “it don’t get no respect.” I used to have little interest in it myself until I started experimenting with it earlier this year, and now I am duly impressed. In my case, I don’t use it for personal purposes, but as another unique social …

ClassWallet Is Bringing Classroom Money Management To A School Near You

When it comes to keeping track of money for classroom expenses, collecting cash for field trips is just the tip of the iceberg. There are several common issues that every teacher faces when it comes to money, or lack of money, in the classroom. And most stem from how it’s managed.<p>Today, ClassWallet …

3 Psychological Traps that Keep Your Startup in Sorrow

<i>This post originally appeared on the iDoneThis blog.</i><p>You’re stuck in the trough of sorrow. No matter what you do, nothing in your company is improving.<p>You look around you, and everyone you know is crushing it. Their companies are getting acquired, they’re raising huge funding rounds, and they’re …

Hasbro to Let Fans Design 3-D Printed My Little Pony Art

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As 3-D printing technology edges steadily towards wider implementation, one industry likely to be disrupted is that of toys. If consumers can simply print out their own dolls, curios and figurines, the thinking goes, then why need they …

Die Hard

Forget Google Analytics, FullStory lets you 'replay' any visitor's interaction with your website

Web developers can find it challenging to fix bugs that users report if they can’t recreate the problem themselves. But FullStory, a company started by a group of ex-Google employees, is building a product that can help with that.<p>FullStory, which is announcing today that it has raised a new $1.2 …

Dell starts Founders Club 50 for tech entrepreneurs

Dell this week announced Founders Club 50, a two-year program designed to give 50 startups a significant boost. According to Joyce Mullen, Dell’s vice president, eligible companies must use technology as an essential component of thier operations and be fully prepared for growth.<p>Getting into the …

Which Social Media Accounts Really Matter and Why

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>I think social media is really important. I doubt anyone would argue with me about that. But social media is also misunderstood in some ways. One of those misunderstandings is <i>which social media sites a business or individual should be on.</i><p>If you read this …

Marketing

Amazon expands middleman role in latest online payments push | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc will start managing subscription payments for start-ups and other companies - the latest in a series of quiet moves the e-commerce giant has made into PayPal’s turf over the past year.<p>A box from Amazon.com is pictured on the porch of a house in Golden, …

Minbox Chrome Extension: Send large Gmail Attachments

It’s been more than a year since we last looked at San Francisco-based Minbox, a (then) new-entrant to the busy file-transfer space that had just raised $800,000 to “take on the establishment with its ‘freaking fast’ service”, as we wrote at the time.<p>To recap, Minbox is a Mac file-transfer and …

Analyze & Troubleshoot Your Wi-Fi Network w/ NetSpot Pro | Cult of Mac Deals

• Reach maximum Wi-Fi efficiency<br>• Easily assure that hotspots are placed correctly & radio channels are assigned properly<br>• Visualize your wireless network w/ maps so you can see where to best increase connection strength<br>• Point your location on the map to starts collecting Wi-Fi data around you<br>• See dead …

Netskope Brings In $35 Million More As Cloud Security Competition Heats Up

When it comes to understanding the profusion of applications employees are using to conduct business, IT departments are increasingly lost in the cloud.<p>Over the past several years a number of startups have cut through the fog created by this proliferation of tools to help workers do their jobs more …

CloudBolt Software administers your IT, no matter where it runs

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Cloudbolt Software<p>Repeat after me: cloud computing is a huge, transformative thing, but not every company runs …

TechStars Alum AdYapper Raises $1M, Receives Accreditation From The Media Rating Council

AdYapper, a startup allows marketers to see how often their online ads are viewed, has raised $1 million in new funding from angel investors, including movie producer Jack Giarraputo. The company says it will use the new funding to expand into new markets and explore emerging media.<p>The TechStars …

Metacloud banks $15M to push its private OpenStack cloud vision

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Rashevskyi Viacheslav<p>OpenStack player Metacloud has $15 million in new funding, which it will use to …