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Smoke-Testing your Apps 101: A Guide for the Non-Techie

<i>Denis Duvauchelle is CEO and co-founder of Twoodo, helping you organize everything and anything using #hashtags.</i><p>It’s doubtful that if our team collaboration startup had as many bugs as iOS7 did that the reaction would be to write a nice article on Lifehacker explaining how to solve the problems …

Why Startups Seeking Funding Should Use Content To Build Their Credibility

Today, venture capital (VC) is more democratic than ever. Investors are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and geography is no longer a constricting factor.<p>Lower barriers, however, create stricter filters. With so many startups jockeying for funding, the Internet also enables investors to make …

Life is a game. This is your strategy guide

Real life is the game that – literally – <i>everyone</i> is playing. But it can be tough. This is your guide.<p>Basics<p>You might not realise, but real life is a …

Why Bill Nye Debated Creationist Ken Ham

We've summarized the main points Nye made in the debate, and we think he crushed it.<p>The debate rose from some controversial statements that Nye made to Big Think about how creationism isn't appropriate in schools. Pleading with parents not to force their faulty world views on their kids, he said:<p>I …

The Back to the Future Musical Is Coming, and These Should Be the Songs

In a world that includes <i>Evil Dead</i> and <i>Rocky</i> stage musicals, it’s frankly embarrassing that it’s taken <i>Back to the Future</i> so long to get here. Screenwriter Bob Gale confirmed (via Reuters) that the musical will open in London next year, in time for the film’s 30th anniversary. (And, of course, the …

Layer Like A Pro: 10 Fashion Essentials For The Perfect Winter Outfit

This winter is turning out to be an extra chilly one, which means that copious layers are a <i>must</i>. Luckily for us all, layering is a huge trend for the year and there are lots of...

Celebrity Trainers Share Their Favorite Fat-Burning Move

If "lose weight" is on your to-do list this year, then don't waste time with moves that won't make a difference. Top trainers shared their favorite workout moves to burn fat and...

The Complete Quantitative Guide To Judging Your Startup

Raising capital from investors is often a frustrating experience. While part of that frustration will always be present when working on high-risk projects, a lot of the aggravation comes from the lack of clear signposts that allow founders to judge their company’s performance. The reality is, most …

To Succeed, Growth Hacking Has To Focus More On Product Development Than Marketing

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Justin Caldbeck is a partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners and invests primarily in the Internet and mobile sectors with a focus on social media, e-commerce and enterprise software. Follow him on Twitter @caldbeckj.</i><p>I can’t think of a buzzier phrase in the tech industry these days …

25 Quirky Bouquets Better Than Flowers

The old "flowers and candy" tradition is so cliché. If you are planning on sticking to this so-called "tried and true" standby gift for Valentine's …

Looking for a New Job? Steal These PR Strategies

Finding the right job can be frustrating –- you know that you have what it takes to do well at a brand new gig, but your dream company may take some …

Why Some People Become 30-Year-Old Virgins

Of people who don't have any sexual experience at age 18, <b>3% still didn't have any sexual experiences by age 24 to 32</b>, a new study, published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, found.<p>The study was the first of its kind to delve into the reasons why these people stay virgins into adulthood.<p>We …

The 5 most important things I’ve learned working for a startup (and watching Anchorman)

Two years ago, I joined a startup. I was the first employee, actually. I had absolutely no clue what to expect and even less of a clue as to what I was doing.<p>The truth is, joining a startup kind of feels like joining a crazed gang. You aren’t entirely sure what’s going to happen next and how you’re …

Can tech innovation curb gun violence? Smart Tech poses 4 million-dollar challenges to find out

SAN FRANCISCO — The Smart Tech Foundation is calling on the tech community to solve one of America’s most pervasive and tragic problems — gun violence.<p>It is posing four $1 million challenges to motivate entrepreneurs to apply their talent and ingenuity towards reducing gun death and injury.<p>The …

Cosmetics startup Julep whizzes by rivals with its crowdsourced approach to making makeup

Julep is challenging the traditional consumer-goods industry, one beauty product at a time.<p>Today, this Andreessen Horowitz-backed cosmetics startup launched a community forum called Idea Lab that turns the product-development process on its head.<p>“Idea Lab is trying to do two things — speed up …

When an Uber driver kills someone, who is responsible?

New lawsuit over a young girl's death exposes a gray area in the nascent regulations around ride-sharing apps<p>On New Year's Eve, 2013, a cab driver named Syed Muzzafar struck a mother and her two children in the crosswalk of San Francisco's Tenderloin district, killing the six-year-old Sofia Liu. …

Watch this: Hungarian music video shows dramatic powers of retouching

Dubious Photoshop has never sounded so good. In December, artist Boggie released a music video for her song "Nouveau Parfum" (sung in both French, below, and Hungarian) that shows her transformation from a makeup-free face to a gussied-up, glamorized version of herself.<p>There is a VFX credit with …

Why marketing isn’t marketing anymore

<i>Bruno Aziza is a big data entrepreneur and author.</i><p>When it comes time to hire a head of marketing, many of the tech entrepreneurs I’ve worked with and advised imagine bringing on someone who’s a master of SEO and A/B testing, who will drive millions of new visitors to their website. They may see a …

The Past, Present and Future of Crowdfunding

If you’ve been following digital trends over the past few years, you’ll probably be aware of the hockey stick-growth of crowdfunding as a ‘thing’. It’s everywhere.<p>From smartwaches and ad campaigns, to mobile phones and Google Glass apps, seemingly every industry has taken to the Web’s myriad of …

Analyst Report: How LinkedIn is evolving its media business

Two years after the debuts of the largest IPOs the markets have seen since the first dot-com bubble, two networks dominate: LinkedIn and Facebook. …

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New Intel CEO Says Intel TV Sounds Great in Theory. But …

Erik Huggers<p>Since February, Intel executives have been promising to launch a Web TV subscription service sometime this year. And they’re still making …

Skip Silicon Valley: Why Smart Startups Start In Europe

Despite having studied at Stanford University, worked for start-ups in Silicon Valley like Linkexchange and Tellme networks, spent four years at eBay in California in product management, and been an investor at Accel Partners, a venture capital firm with roots in Silicon Valley, I made the …

How to Use Google Plus

While Google Plus isn't quite in the same league as Facebook, it's growing fast—in May 2013, Time reported that Google Plus had approximately 190 million active members. Ready to sign up? Learning how to use Google Plus is easy, especially if you already have a Google account.<p><b>Adding Yourself to</b> …