Stian Johansen

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10 innovative agency websites to inspire you

Whether you're designing a website for a client or yourself, it's very easy to create something that looks like every other site. And sometimes …

Be Prepared: We're Entering A Post-Device Era

The new frontier in personal computing may be cloud services that run on less powerful devices.<p>One of the most famous tech-related commentaries expressed in the past 10 years is Steve Jobs’s declaration of the “post-PC era.” While the Apple founder’s quote in early June of 2010 referred …

Silicon Valley Legend Creates Pitch Deck Template For Entrepreneurs

Peter Thiel cofounded Paypal with Elon Musk and Max Levchin in 1998. They sold this company to eBay in a deal worth over $1B. He then founded several …

The ultimate guide to iPhone and iPad password managers

As we store more and more of our information digitally, it becomes more important than ever to make sure our data is safeguarded. To ensure security, you should <i>always</i> use strong and unique passwords.<p>Password manager apps aren’t hard to use, and once you get started, they actually offer you <i>more</i> …

Why My Crowdfunding Campaign Failed

Crowdfunding has a reputation as an accessible way to secure funding for startups and small businesses. It’s quick and easy; just throw up your …

Must-have Apple TV apps of 2015

The Apple TV’s App Store is still so new, odds are you might be having trouble figuring out which apps are the best.<p>The holidays are just around the corner, so for the sake of the friends and relatives who will soon be swarming your living room, you might want to populate your new set-top box with …

Misused mobile UX patterns

If you are an experienced designer, you probably agree that being inspired by others is not stealing in UI design. It’s best practice research. It’s …

UI Design

Messaging apps: From counting users to counting bots

Back in 2008, Nokia sold 468 million phones making the company the undisputed king of the mobile phone market with over 40% market share. This same …

Users Pummel YouTube’s iOS Update With One-Star Reviews

YouTube has rolled out a notable – and clearly, divisive – update to its iOS application which introduces Google’s now-familiar “Material” design style to the application alongside a handful of new video editing features. The latter, which is somewhat reminiscent of the tools found in iMovie, allow …

The case against Dropbox looks stronger with each passing day

Files sinking<p>I first met Drew Houston four years ago, when Dropbox, the file storage and synchronization company he founded in 2007, reached 25 million users. Dropbox was in the midst of a growth spurt that has carried it to more than 400 million users, and a valuation of $10 billion in private …

What Marketers Need To Know About The Future Of Media

YouTube

Is It Time to Forget Big Data and Focus on Real People?

Big data is all the rage. It’s discussed at heavily conventions all over the world and written about on blogs across industries. Big data is starting …

5 TEDTalks Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m a big fan of TEDTalks -- they’re full of insights on everything from human nature to scientific breakthroughs to trends in design. They’re inspirational, informative and eye-opening in ways that can help you become a better person and …

6 Mistakes That Can Kill A New Business Before It Starts

For entrepreneurs, there's a rush that sets in when an investor signs on, the first customer bites, or passion kicks into high gear. At some point, a surge of momentum signals it's finally time to start that new business. How exciting! Dreams are about to become reality!<p>Well, maybe.<p>Dreams are …

Steal My App, I Dare You

I don’t have the time to finish my app, so it’s yours if you want it.<p>Good artists copy;<p>great artists steal.<p><i>-Pablo Picasso</i><p>In this post I’m going to …

Home - Negosentro

Lessons from the Mavericks<p>May 17, 2018<p>Walter Bodell, Negosentro | Staff training and employee development is an important concern, one that is too …

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The Essential Guide to Crowdfunding | Inc.com

Last December, Nur-E Farhana Rahman sat in an Uber car in New York City, tears streaming down her face. Her months-long project to raise $30,000 on Kickstarter, to expand production at her jewelry company, was about to end in failure.<p>Rahman had thought she was prepared to crowdfund: After she and …

How to take over the app store in 48 Hours

<i>Gilad Bechar is the co-founder & CEO of Moburst, a global mobile marketing agency helping first tier startups and brands grow their mobile business.</i><p>It’s obvious enough that a newly launched app can’t really take off on its own – vast marketing efforts are vital to accomplishing any kind of exposure …

Why Product Thinking is the next big thing in UX Design

<i>Life’s too short to build something nobody wants…</i><p>When thinking of User Experience, we often think of a simple, beautiful, and easy to use feature-set …

Product Management

Can't get Family Sharing in Apple Music to work? Here's the fix!

Next to iTunes Match, Apple Music's Family plan seems to be the big point of confusion surrounding Apple Music. How do you set it up? What log ins do …

Apple Music

The importance of in-app messaging

In-app messaging is exactly what it sounds like: an easy way to communicate with users who have a certain app open. This communication can include …

Dropbox for Android gets Material Design, ability to take photos in folders, easier searching and sharing

Dropbox today released a major new version of its Android app. You can download the new Dropbox 3.0 from Google Play (if you don’t see it yet, don’t worry; the company says it’s rolling out “over the next few days”).<p>The first thing you’ll notice is that the app has been redesigned, although Dropbox …

Technology Will Disrupt - Why, What and How?

Why, what and how? Understanding the future by looking at the building blocks of business, technology and people. “The future is only complex if you fail to understand it from the point of view of what is driving the change.”

How To Raise Money For A Startup

The Problem With The Color Blue

Blue may seem like a safe bet for a brand’s identity. The data suggests otherwise.<p>In brand design, the color blue is everywhere. Roughly 60% of Fortune 500 companies feature dominantly blue brand identities. Nearly half of Major League Baseball’s 30 teams sport a blue signature color. The “Big …

Design mockup resources

Showing your designs in context — in other words, as they’re more likely to be seen by others — is key to helping your client visualise the outcome …

Google Photos behind the app -- scanning makes it special

If you’ve been using the new Google Photos app announced yesterday at Google I/O, you may be impressed with how smooth the interface is, or how easily the service indexes your photos.<p>There’s a lot happening behind the scenes to make the magic happen; things you’re never supposed to see, but will …

Mobile First, But What’s Next?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Peter Wagner and Martin Giles are partners at Wing Venture Capital.</i><p>The ascendance of mobile devices, cloud computing and big data is having a profound impact on the lives of workers. Yet many of the business applications that run on their smartphones and tablets still fail miserably …

Product Management: New Tools and Technologies

Although product managers historically have been forced to rely on general business applications and legacy project management tools, technology …