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Top 10 Free Business Plan Templates For Small Businesses

If you are struggling to transform your startup ideas into action than it’s a wonderful thought to start an entrepreneurial career. All you need to …

Design Thinking vs Lean Startup

At a recent Lean Startup Circle in SF, the room was packed for a spirited conversation entitled Design Thinking vs Lean Startup.<p>I am rather biased in …

How Philippine startups fund their product development

I have been organizing meet ups on product management here in Cebu, Philippines. We visit startups in their offices, and we do a conference-type …

The Lean Research Sloppy Joe

Doing design research when you need to ship.<p>I‘ve never met a product team that doesn’t believe user research is important. Actually getting that …

The Secret of The FinTech Unicorns

As the density of FinTech unicorns club grows over years with amazingly innovative solutions being democratized, there is a legitimate question …

Venture Capital

This wearable walkie-talkie could change the way we experience outdoor sports

<i>(The Bridge) –</i> A product that might completely change the way we have fun outdoors has come onto the scene. The Bonx wearable transceiver started its crowdfunding campaign in October and will be ending soon, a huge success, having raised over $180,000 surpassing their initial funding target of …

Wearable Tech

How Viber’s CMO Is Transforming the Mobile Messaging App Into a Lifestyle Brand

Unless you're a teenager, you probably haven't heard of Viber. That's likely about to change. The Tel Aviv, Israel-based messaging app has 664 …

15 more cartoons that perfectly describe life in Silicon Valley

Liz Fosslien is a freelance designer who previously worked at Genius. Now she runs a cartoon blog that jokes about Silicon Valley's unique culture.<p>People seem to like her work — we published some of her cartoons in August— and now she even has her own online store.<p>Here are 15 more of Fosslien's …

Research reveals 9 of 10 websites leak user data to third parties

The idea of websites tracking users without their knowledge or permission isn’t new, but you might be surprised at just how big a problem it really is.<p>Tim Libert, a privacy researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, published new peer-reviewed research that attempted to quantify just that. His …

This Is The #1 Ritual You Need To Do Every Day

You read a lot on the internet about rituals that can help you be better in the morning or leap over tall building with a single bound. Maybe some …

Virtual pickpockets steal money from contactless bank cards by bumping into victims claims Londoner

Thieves are stealing money from the contactless bank cards of commuters on busy trains. One victim, who works for a computer security magazine, …

Smart screen protectors give your iPhone superpowers

Perhaps as we continue to evolve, our thumbs will grow longer so future generations will be able to reach the back menu arrow at the top of the iPhone. But we can’t wait hundreds of years for that.<p>We either need to lift an extra finger, god forbid, or purchase a glass screen protector that …

A £4 billion part of the fintech boom is 'reminiscent of the dotcom bubble'

The company, which lets investors lend directly to people looking for short-term mortgages, made a £3.1 million ($4.7 million) profit in the year to March, up from £1.2 million ($1.8 million) in 2014. Revenue rose from £5 million ($7.6 million) to £15 million ($23 million).<p>But LendInvest CEO …

Dot-Com Bubble

Internet advertising does work — here are 9 of the most effective campaigns of this year to prove it

The average click-through-rate on display ads in the US is just 0.06%, according to Google. But many creative digital marketing campaigns do manage to break the mold.<p>To celebrate digital ad creativity and effectiveness, US trade body the Interactive Advertising Bureau has released its second annual …

Digital Advertising

Rephone lets you hack a cellular radio into anything

Give a dog a phone<p>Yesterday at the Maker Faire in New York, we had a chance to check out the Rephone, a clever little project that comprises a bunch of modules that let you cobble together your own tiny little cell phone. Actually, making a cute little cardboard-encased phone is the least …

Fast in-flight WiFi is coming to Europe

While in-flight WiFi is now pretty common in the US, connectivity in Europe is a little harder to come by. But that could soon change if a new joint-venture between UK satellite company Inmarsat and operator Deutsche Telekom gets off the ground. The two companies today announced the launch of the …

Why PayPal launched a new mobile peer-to-peer payment platform

The results of PayPal's newest Money Habits Study substantiate the use case for the new service. The survey findings indicate that small debts between peers add up fast in both amount and in impact, and paying them back is challenging and problematic:<p>Most adults don't like to ask people to pay them …

FinTech

How a Marketing Agency Broke All the Rules to Become a Lifestyle Brand Beloved by Stars

You may have noticed celebrities such as Jay Z, Beyoncé, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and UFC champ Ronda Rousey wearing apparel emblazoned with the …

App marketers, here’s why you need a product manager on your team

Marketers love to complain about mobile developers who fail to understand the importance of proper marketing. And yes, some developers are so infatuated with their creation that they believe it will immediately and independently become a hit. But recently I have encountered the opposite phenomenon, …

Marketing

Hardware Incubators Are Critical To The Future Of Making Things

Mike Geyer Contributor<p>Mike Geyer is the director of evangelism and emerging technology at Autodesk.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>3 pitfalls that can sink any crowdfunded hardware startup<p>Hardware is hot — and poised to get hotter. Venture capital investment in connected device hardware startups …

What we learned from marketing to 2 million teenagers

<i>Ashley Ryon is the Marketing Manager at Frankly, a publicly traded mobile messaging company.</i><p>The Fresh Prince was right: parents just don’t understand. When I was a teenager, all I wanted was to be treated and respected like an adult. No one “got me.”<p>Fast forward to adult life, and I don’t know what …

Social Media

Periscope for iOS adds Handoff support, ability to mute notifications, more

The popular live streaming app Periscope today announced a much-welcomed update to its iOS app. The update, which bumps the app to version 1.1.3, includes a couple of new features and tweaks. For one, users now have the ability to mute notifications on a user-by-user basis. For instance, if you …

Apps

How to Start a Business Without Quitting Your Day Job

And meet a bunch of folks who pulled it off.<p>Bill and Lauren Elward both held demanding full-time jobs when they started their online business, Castle …