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A hot startup raised $89 million in 5 days using these 24 slides

Tech investors are throwing money at Front, a five-year-old startup that aims to change the way teams get work done. The startup makes a shared inbox …

Team Conflict: Four Ways to Deflate the Discord that’s Killing Your Team

It was supposed to be a simple web project. Our client needed a site that would allow users to create, deploy and review survey results. Aside from …

May says won't trigger EU divorce until UK-wide approach agreed

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that Britain would not trigger formal divorce talks with the European Union until a “UK approach” had been agreed, bidding to appease Scots who strongly oppose Brexit.<p>Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon (R), greets Britain's new …

Why the Future of Financial Advising Will Be Bionic

Robo-advisors are the latest trend in the world of personal financial advisory. These computer programs use algorithms to create smart, diversified investment plans. They’re easy to use, inexpensive and increasingly popular. Just as technology helps us to hail a taxi, watch television when we want …

Robo-advisors

LinkedIn details Gobblin, its best tool yet to get all relevant data ready for analysis

LinkedIn is back at it, sharing with the world its tools to work with lots of different types of data. Today it’s providing insight into new data ingestion software it’s cobbled together to aggregate its own data with sources from outside the social-networking company, into a single tube of …

Hands On With Yo, The Absurdly Simple Messaging App

In certain web-obsessed circles, the word of the day today was definitely “yo.”<p>Yo is a ridiculously simple smartphone app that allows you to contact friends with one word messages that say, you guessed it, yo. The app launched on April 1st (no joke) but only really started to pick up viral steam in …

Keith Rabois’ Homebuying Startup OpenDoor Raises $9.95M From Everyone

Well.<p>It seems like a lot of Valley investors want to see the process of buying homes become a lot more efficient.<p>After Khosla Ventures VC and former Square COO Keith Rabois teased that he was working on a project to make buying homes as simple as clicking a few buttons, a horde of Valley angels and …

Side Drawer Navigation Could Cost Half Your User Engagement

<i>Anthony Rose is co-founder and CTO of</i> <i>zeebox</i><i>, the social network for TV.</i><p>So, you have a mobile app where there are more pages or sections than can fit on a mobile screen at once. Your first thought might be to create a tabbed design, with a row of tabs along the top or buttons along the bottom.<p>But …

5 product feedback mistakes we all make

It rarely makes sense to take feedback from all users and it never makes sense to get it all at once.<p>At the outset of a new project, or especially if …

Product Management

Why More Entrepreneurs Than Ever Are Going To Business School

In the HBO series "Silicon Valley," for example, business school grad Jared completely lacks personality and serves as the caregiver of the quirky entrepreneurs, who initially have no idea how to draw up a business plan.<p>The idea of foregoing a formal education to pursue an entrepreneurial venture …

Entrepreneurship

Should You Listen to Your Customers' Needs or Do They Even Know What They Really Want?

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p><i>“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” - Henry Ford</i><p>Henry Ford famously said that he invented the Ford T without asking for any feedback from his potential customers. According to him, people were not capable of …

Product Management

5 Behavioral Economics Principles Marketers Can't Afford to Ignore

<i>This is a contributed article by my colleague, Mukul Patki. Mukul has 10+ years of experience in Analytics and is one of</i> <b>Aryng</b><i>‘s instructor.</i><p>————————————-<p>Understanding the consumer psyche and the irrationality of the human decision-making process is key to developing winning value propositions or …

Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

How does a sunset work? We love to look at one, but Jolanda Blackwell wanted her eighth-graders to really think about it, to wonder and question.<p>So Blackwell, who teaches science at Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High in Davis, Calif., had her students watch a video of a sunset on YouTube as part of …

Buy Experiences, Not Things

Live in anticipation, gathering stories and memories. New research builds on the vogue mantra of behavioral economics.<p>Forty-seven percent of the time, the average mind is wandering. It wanders about a third of the time while a person is reading, talking with other people, or taking care of …

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