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Build a WordPress website without learning a thing

Sometimes it’s nice to learn stuff and sometimes it’s nice to get around it.<p>Almost a third of the internet is run on <b>WordPress</b>. We call it home too. WordPress is a great option if you’re looking to <b>build a website</b>, but it requires some training to make a site look <b>professional</b> and keep it …

Noob to ninja in 10 steps: This C Programming bundle is just $39

Finding a <b>good way to break into C programming</b> can be tough. However, coding knowledge is fast becoming an essential part of many modern industries.<p>If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make your own programs, apps, and games, then we’ve got good news! <b>You don’t have to go to school for years</b> and get …

10 Excellent Pieces of Expert Advice for Entrepreneurs from VCs | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs, take note! Here are 10 excellent pieces of advice from VCs.<p>1. Understand Your Space<p>"If you are going to dedicate five to seven years of your life in a company, don't do it based on some tech article you read. Do your homework and strive to understand the space you are going into and …

Entrepreneurship

Walmart takes on Amazon's grocery pickups with automated kiosks

Walmart isn't letting up in its quest to one-up Amazon whenever possible, especially when it comes to in-person pickups. The retailer is testing a kiosk in Oklahoma City that lets you pick up your online groceries at any time of the day or week. Instead of parking and waiting for a staffer to bring …

Enterprise Tech

Citymapper bus goes where no bus has gone before

Citymapper is running a trial of a new ‘Smartbus’ that will identify the needs of its users and create a travel route in order to bridge the gap …

4 Lessons from 100’s of Startup PR Mistakes

<i>Written by</i> <i>Kyle Austin</i>// <i>Also shared on</i> <i>Startups.co</i><i>.</i><p>Over the past few years, we’ve helped hundreds of startups grow with PR and digital marketing. As …

Startups

Increase Employee Productivity With These 5 Fun Office Hacks

You can achieve a simultaneously productive and relaxed environment by giving your employees what they want.<p>An office that is simultaneously relaxed …

How to Send and Request Money in Gmail App on Android

Transferring money used to be a big headache earlier. Thanks to smart technology and apps, people have now begun to use Google’s Gmail app to send …

This website maps out job openings in tech startups around the world

Searching for job in tech might be pretty miserable activity. There are multiple job board websites but they are boring and often annoying. The new …

What's the Endgame for FinTech?

Amidst all the excitement and sometimes overinflation of financial technology startups’ disruptive potential, entrepreneurs often can't zoom out a …

6 Ways Startups Can Build Productive (and Happy) Remote Teams

Putting together a solid team in your startup's early days can be challenging. Here's why you should consider remote work as an option.<p><i>By Karan Chaudhry, co-founder of Comnplus and DropThought.</i><p>One of the biggest struggles entrepreneurs face early on is building a strong team. Most have …

Forget Silicon Valley: 5 Reasons Veteran Entrepreneurs Launch Startups In Unexpected Places

I recently read a list of the 10 best cities to launch a startup. It included the places you’d expect: Silicon Valley, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Tel Aviv, London, Chicago, Seattle, Berlin and Singapore.<p>My co-founder and I launched our startup, StreetShares, outside of Washington, DC, which was …

Startups

10 Must Have Tools for Startups

Creating a startup requires a significant amount of engagement. There are copious amounts of tasks that have to be handled in order for the whole …

ZTE likely to launch a Nubia Z11 Mini successor on October 17

China’s major smartphone makers are gearing up for a flare of big announcements next week, and ZTE is the latest OEM to send out press invites for an event that the company plans to hold on October 17.<p>As usual, the press invite is holding back details of what to expect from the event. But it’s easy …

Your App's Next Steps -- Calculate How Much Your Customers Are Worth to You

Your App’s Next Steps — Calculate How Much Your Customers Are Worth to You<p>Whether you are taking those all important first steps towards making a …

The Jungle Book: how the heck they did it

If you ever wondered how far visual effects has come since those pioneering days at ILM in the late ‘70s, take a closer look at Jon Favreau's …

Animation

How the Pros Use Snapchat

Marketing executives and social media editors for some of the country's biggest media brands explain their tips for using Snapchat at your company. Don't worry: Vomiting rainbows isn't mandatory.<p>Remember the first time you heard about Snapchat? Sarah Epler won't soon forget.<p>"The best day and worst …

Airbnb Co-Founder Shares the Email That Launched His Unicorn

"Brian -- thought of a way to make a few bucks."<p>The concept behind multibillion-dollar shared-housing startup Airbnb emerged from an episode that could have ended up with a kidnapping.<p>In 2005, Joe Gebbia, then studying at the Rhode Island School of Design and now the service’s chief product …

Alphabet Now Has Its Own Think Tank, as Google Ideas Becomes Jigsaw

Cool name!<p>Google now has a more cryptic, but certainly more badass, name for its internal think tank and policy organization.<p>Google Ideas, one of the pet projects of former Google CEO and current Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt, will now be called Jigsaw, becoming the tenth unit inside of Google’s …

Entrepreneurship in South Africa sucks

While 73% of adults in South Africa see entrepreneurship as a good career choice, and half believe they can start a business, only one in 10 (9.2%) …

What most people don’t understand about how startups are valued

And two big changes have happened that are widely known - in the past quarter the value of some very high profile companies such as LinkedIn and Twitter have fallen substantially plus Fidelity (usually a public market investor) has written down the value of many of it's later-stage private-company …

We Need To Stop Glorifying Startups

In <i>David And Goliath</i>, bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell explains how small upstarts often have surprising advantages over larger, more powerful opponents. “Giants are not what we think they are,” he writes, “and that often makes us fail to appreciate less conventional strategies that may be …

Innovation

8 African startups leading the way to ending poverty

South African tech writer and speaker Toby Shapshak says that “in Africa, necessity is the mother of invention”—and there is certainly a boom in …

6 New Tech Upgrades Helpful for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>LAS VEGAS</b> – Every year in early January a crop of shiny, new technologies is unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show, also known as CES. A handful of these new technologies will be very useful to entrepreneurs. The trick is finding them …

Jack Dorsey is willing to change everything about Twitter

One example of those fundamentals is the reverse-chronological timeline, which is being questioned with features like While You Were Away and Moments. But those features were created under Dorsey's predecessor, Dick Costolo.<p>Another fundamental feature of Twitter is its 140-character Tweet limit. …

The best tech startups you haven't heard of yet

By David Nield<p>The great tech giants of today were all startups once, and there are plenty of investors out there keen to splash the cash to find the …

The Most Important Design Jobs Of The Future

Designers at Google, Microsoft, Autodesk, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, Lunar, Huge, New Deal, and fuseproject predict 18 new design jobs.<p>Yesterday’s graphic designers are today’s UX designers. Will tomorrow’s UX designers be avatar programmers, fusionists, and artificial organ designers? Yes, according …

Startups Are Taking Over CES

The Consumer Electronics Show keeps on growing. Several years ago the show outgrew the massive Las Vegas Convention Center and started using part of the Sands Expo Center several blocks away. They called it Eureka Park and made the exhibit space less expensive in a bid to attract startups to the …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Year in Review: These were the 10 most important moves that Google made in 2015

2015 saw many announcements and developments within the Mountain View company. It was a big one. While we may not have seen as many of the flashy moonshot projects we’ve seen announced over the last few years, like Google Glass, Project Loon, Project Titan, and others, 2015 came with some big …