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Here Are Nearly 1,200 Coursera Courses That Are Still Completely Free

Courses from 166 universities, including Stanford, Georgia Tech, Yale, Duke, and Michigan, are part of the list.<p>Are Coursera courses still free? At Class Central, we get that question so often that I wrote a guide to answer it. Generally speaking, Coursera courses are free to audit but if you want …

Online Education

The Five Best Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Website

Website traffic is the lifeblood of every online business. More visitors to your website means more potential customers seeing your products. The more people you get in front of, the more sales you can generate. So driving more traffic to a site is really a no-brainer for most businesses, but what …

Marketing

Your Strategic Plans Probably Aren’t Strategic, or Even Plans

It happens all the time: A group of managers get together at a resort for two days to hammer out a “strategic plan.” Done and dusted, they all head home. But <i>have</i> they produced a plan with a strategy?<p>At the start of my public seminars on strategic planning I ask attendees, who rank from board …

Management

30 Easy Ways to Make Money on the Side This Year

Whether it's starting your own business or working a part-time gig, here are a host of things you can do to earn the extra cash you need.<p>Why wouldn't a person want to have a little extra money in his or her bank account? I think most people would probably be happy to have that extra padded account …

Artificial Intelligence is Reshaping Life On Earth: 101 Examples

This month I’ve been tracking news headlines to get a sense for how widespread Artificial Intelligence applications have become. With a couple news …

Artificial Intelligence

7 Ways Smart Startups Tune In To Customer Feedback

<b>Forget selling while asking for customer feedback.</b> It’s easy to focus first on selling, and to treat all customer input as objections to be overcome. …

The Benefits of Outsourcing Business Procedures for Startups

Outsourcing has been given a bad wrap in recent years. While many believe it is the downfall of the US economy, the reality is that it can be a very …

The Startup That Hopes to Become the Uber of Digital Finance

Mogo hopes to disrupt the finance industry just as Uber did the taxi industry.<p>As a digital financial brand for millennials, Mogo aims to create a more Uber-like experience in finances by allowing consumers to get access to money online within three minutes from your phone in an easy and transparent …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. A report says it found routine abuse of overtime rules at one of Apple's suppliers in China.</b> China Labor Watch alleges that employees at Pegatron are working more hours than Apple allows.<p><b>2. Uber lost a whopping $1.27 billion (£960 million) in the first half of 2016.</b> It may be because of its …

Quality vs. Quantity: Choosing Your Back-to-School Apps

<i>Listen. Wait. Choose.</i><p>As you choose apps to bring into your classroom this school year, <b>listen</b> to different options (or read about what’s out there). …

Apps

Prototype Faster, Smarter and Easier with Mockplus

Creating wireframes and prototypes can be a tedious process – which is exactly why many designers choose to forgo it altogether. But, what if there …

Web Design

10 Fantastic iPhone Apps You Should Download Right Now

A guide to the best apps for your iPhone is far from an original idea, but that’s what you are (hopefully) about to read. And yes, there’s a method …

Apps

WhatsApp privacy backlash: Facebook angers users by harvesting their data

Facebook is being accused of backtracking on its pledge not to use the data of the 1 billion users of the WhatsApp messaging app it acquired two years ago<p>Stop us if you’ve heard this one: Facebook rolls out a new feature and/or acquires a new company, vowing to protect the privacy of its users’ …

Privacy

Did you know about this handy resource from Microsoft?

It sits on your desktop, you probably use it almost every day, it’s one of the most accessed tools in computing software, and yet you probably don’t …

Will your email get a reply? This tool will tell you

This new addition to Boomerang for Gmail and Outlook helps you craft messages that are more likely to get a response. Some features are free; others will cost you.<p>As Steve Martin put it: "Some people have a way with words, and other people, oh... not have way."<p>Not sure where you fall in that …

Communication Skills

Telegram ataca WhatsApp por compartilhar dados com o Facebook

O Telegram não perdeu a oportunidade de criticar o rival WhatsApp sobre a nova mudança nos termos de uso do serviço, que anunciou que passará a …

Read Nikola Tesla's Drone Patent... From 1898

The inventor believed unmanned machines would end all wars<p>Nikola Tesla, the inventor, electric car company namesake, and beloved darling of the internet, had a great many visions in his mind. Among the more obscure: a patent for killer robots. And not just killer robots, but killer robots he …

Tesla

Microsoft will pay you to use its new Edge browser

But you also have to make Bing your default search engine to earn points in its revamped rewards program.<p>You couldn't pay me to use Microsoft's new Edge browser. Or could you?<p>Almost three-quarters of Windows 10 users are not using the new operating system's default Edge browser. So Microsoft is now …

Software

MySQL founder tries a new software licensing model

When it comes to open-source licenses, developers have their fair share of choices (GPL, BSD, MIT, Apache, etc.), all of them with their own pros and cons. The same goes for commercial licenses. MySQL founder Michael “Monty” Widenius and his co-founder David Axmark, however, came up with a …

Microsoft brings Outlook mail and calendar to HoloLens

You can't get a Microsoft HoloLens yet unless you pony up $3,000 for the developer edition. But when a consumer version does become available -- either through Microsoft itself or through companies that choose to use the Windows Holographic platform -- you'll easily be able to access your emails …

Startup Secrets: Starbucks Started with $4,050

What do WalMart, Apple, Microsoft, and Starbucks have in common?<p>Much like your neighborhood mom and pop businesses, they, too, were startups at some point. They didn't just appear out of thin air.<p>When Apple first began as an idea, Steve Jobs had to sell his VW bus for $750 to develop working …

Vysor allows you to mirror multiple Android devices

Google developer, Koush, announced an update to his popular device mirroring app Vysor on Thursday that will enable users to share multiple Android screens to a PC, Linux or Mac simultaneously and then grant remote access to the device farm. The new "Share All" feature works just like the original …

These new Google products work with your iPhone, too

Here are Google's new apps and products that will work with iPhone -- and which ones won't.<p>It's hard to care about Google I/O when you own an iPhone.<p>But it turns out that more than one new product announced at the conference supports iOS. A handful of Google's new apps and products will work with …

Android News

Spotify is now available on Android TV

Spotify has released its first app for Android TV, letting subscribers browse their music collection on a big screen. The app is available on the Play Store right now, but requires Android TV 5.0 or above. Spotify says the software works with Android TVs including those built by Philips and Sony, …

Google's Duo is another video chat service taking on Facetime, Skype

The search giant's newest app is a stripped-down video chat service that lets you peek at who's calling before you pick up.<p>Google's new video chat app has an interesting quirk: You can see a live video feed of who's calling you, even before you pick up the call. Think of it as a digital peephole, …

Apps

Uber's big China rival: 'The market will pick the best'

Jean Liu is in the thick of the battle for supremacy among China's ride-hailing apps.<p>She's the president of Didi Chuxing, the startup that dominates the Chinese market. Didi claims 300 million users and 14 million registered drivers across 400 cities. Uber, its rival from the U.S., is in around 50 …

China

5 Telltale Signs You Don't Understand Big Data

I’ll admit it: Big Data is not my favorite term. It really trivializes and summarizes the trend too far, creating misconceptions and misperceptions of what this incredible shift in our technology, culture and world actually is.<p>Despite the fact that I bill myself as a “big data” expert, I wish we …

Big Data

Microsoft just sold Nokia to Foxconn

After making a big splash in 2014 by acquiring Nokia, Microsoft has effectively sold it off to Apple supply chain partner Foxconn for $350 million.<p>The actual buyer is listed as FIH Mobile Ltd., which is a subsidiary of Foxconn. In the deal, FIH will also get Microsoft’s phone manufacturing facility …

Samsung Pay now supports loyalty and membership cards

US-only for now<p>Samsung Pay users can now now add membership and loyalty cards to the mobile wallet service in the US. Users will be able to scan the loyalty cards when they checkout, and Samsung Pay will also be able to store insurance and personal identification cards alongside their credit cards. …

Samsung Pay