Keston G. Smith

88 Flips | 6 Magazines | 11 Likes | 2 Following | 8 Followers | @Mastamyynd | Keep up with Keston G. Smith on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Keston G. Smith”

Flipboard 4.0 completely redesigned for a more personalized experience

Flipboard, one of the most popular news aggregator apps on the market, has received a major update that brings a whole new design along with a few interesting features to the table. The biggest change is the introduction of the “Smart Magazine”, which changes the way you organize stories and topics …

Work From Anywhere But Home: Startups Emerge To Turn You Into A Globetrotting Digital Nomad

As digital workers freelance from around the world, startups are popping up to offer them housing, advice, and a place to log on.<p>While he was a university student in the Netherlands in 2009, Pieter Levels started an electronic music channel on YouTube that he says became popular enough to pay the …

Digital Nomads

7 SEO strategies to implement in 2015

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) sounds a bit like rocket science. With the right combo of this widget and that module, add in time, subtract theory and maybe the equation will produce a solution better than the last.<p>Like most technology, what was applied last year in online marketing efforts may …

The Everything Guide to Twitter Cards

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Here’s a riddle: When is a tweet more than a tweet?<p>We’re all pretty familiar with Twitter’s 140 characters—and of course, a photo is always an eye-catching addition. But what if your Twitter audience could sign up for your email list without ever …

Design a Mobile Career Site That Candidates Will Love

<i>This post originally appeared on the LinkedIn Talent blog.</i><p>It’s hard to imagine that iPhone and Android devices are less than a decade old. In a few short years, smartphones have transformed how digital audiences communicate, stay productive and access information — but mobile recruiting experiences …

59 Free Twitter Tools and Apps for Marketers

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Twitter is a fascinating adventure of relationships, entertainment, education, and fun. Now imagine layering on a few dozen powerups.<p>That’s how it feels sometimes when you find just the right Twitter tool. And there’s a tool for practically every …

#Urbane Fred...

#Urbane Fred...

What is the Business Value of Your Company's Mobile Technology?

We talk a lot about the mobile enterprise and the different elements that define it -- security, device management, business processes and more. But …

This is Why Your Personal Branding is NOT Working

Everyone today is a brand. We have to be, because personal branding is vital to the way people treat us, pay us and follow our ideas.<p>Despite what …

You Get What You Pay For: Divesting from Youth Incarceration

<b>Congress, States Should Invest in Alternatives</b><p>Taxpayers, families and kids are paying for a juvenile justice system that incarcerates tens of …

Crime

9 Foundational Software and Services for Startups

The <i>following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young</i> …

5 Key Attributes to Look For in the Perfect Startup Hire

<i>Josh Tolan is the CEO of Spark Hire, a video powered hiring network that connects job seekers and employers through video resumes and online interviews. Connect with him and Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter.</i><p>Hiring for a startup is much different than hiring for a large company or a …

Wealthfront Launches Wealthfront.org To Give Web-Based Investment Tools To Non-Profits

Automated investment services company Wealthfront has made its name as an alternative to traditional financial advisory services for individuals, especially “Generation Y” techies just starting to pull their nest eggs together.<p>Today, the company is looking to expand its user base in a different …

Colleges give largest grants to wealthiest students

August 21, 2013 | 4:42 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/08/21/education/colleges-give-largest-grants-wealthiest-students/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

How to Take Advantage of the Summer Slump

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Dog days of summer slowing you down? Smart business owners use the summer slump to move their companies forward, says Chris Ruisi, leadership expert and author of <i>Step Up and Play Big</i> (Advantage Media Group, 2012).<p>"When the …

Marketing

Ten Ways for Bootstrapped Students to Finance Their Business Ideas

You’ve learned it the hard way: <i>college is your wallet’s biggest nightmare.</i><p>You juggle student loans, housing payments, meal plans, textbooks, and all …

Boundless textbooks get paid study guides, iOS apps

Free-textbook service Boundless is delving into paid services this week, all designed to more fiercely compete with textbooks from major publishers.<p>On Tuesday the Boston-based company rolled out what it considers the second phase of its service: textbooks that can very nearly mirror the titles …

How Open-Access Scholarship Improves the Internet

Good for scholars, better for anyone who uses Wikipedia<p><i>Updated August 6, 2013.</i><p>After a college professor writes an academic journal article, it usually has a long but vivid transit to publication. The professor sends it to a journal, where it endures rounds of reviews and edits by other academics. …

LinkedIn wants you to apply for jobs from your phone

Today, LinkedIn is giving its millions of mobile users the ability to apply for jobs from directly within its iOS and Android apps with just a few quick finger-taps.<p>The company said around one third of all its traffic comes from mobile devices right now, and those users aren’t just browsing through …

Will shutdown of online education program scare off other colleges?

In an effort to reach new students, more schools are partnering with companies that enable online education options. But the recent closure of Ivy …

Teachers' Tech Tools for Physics

Electrons<p>Electrons (by Urban Sedlar) is a charged particle simulator which allows you to observe particle interactions, simulate a lightning rod, …

Natalie Baumgartner: Cultivating Company Culture

I never fit in with the other people in my marathon training group. They cultivated this high-pressure culture that was dependent on immediate …

Employee Engagement

Engineering Education in a Not-Too-Distant Day

<b>In the year 2023.</b> The year is 2023, and engineering has become the education of choice for an increasing number of college-bound high school seniors. Where once top students aspired to business, law, or medicine, engineering is now seen as both a prestigious and balanced liberal education in a …

Online degrees offer a better return on investment but little chance of getting rich

For the first time since the 1990s, college enrollment in the US is falling. Suddenly, everyone’s skeptical about the value of a degree. But the debate has mostly centered on the value of brick-and-mortar campuses.<p>That’s a shame because 7 million Americans are enrolled in an online course, or about …

College & University

Mobile is ‘the new IT’: 5 reasons to spend more on enterprise mobility

The old saying goes you have to spend money to make money. While this notion might seem antiquated in today’s ultra-budget conscious business environment, it wasn’t always that way. Think back to the early 80s—companies invested millions on desktop computers knowing it would make their employees …

Forbes top schools list highlights debt, costs

Forbes' magazine's list of America's Top Colleges for 2013 is notable for what's not in the top slot: an Ivy League school.<p>The distinction of being number one this year goes to Stanford University (alma mater of Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer). The number-two school is Pomona College, a small liberal …

School seized by parents to open

A grand experiment in letting parents seize control of their neighborhood schools is unfolding in an impoverished Mojave Desert town — and lawmakers as far away as Pennsylvania, Florida and Michigan are watching, and pondering the implications for troubled schools in their own states.<p>Desert Trails …