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How to make your app a new habit for users

About a year ago, a video titled “the transformation of the desk” showed how nearly every task we execute has moved to mobile. And yet, as app marketers, you know how incredibly hard it can be to get users to adopt a new mobile habit — namely, your app.<p>So how do you catch people’s interest and then …

How I went from 0 to 8-figure revenue in 18 months

As you’re sitting down and reading this article, you’ll be both shocked and inspired by the roller coaster we went through to hit #646 in the Inc 5000 list.<p>Before I get into the nitty gritty of how we went from zero to 8-figures in revenue in 18 months with our flagship product, I need to give you …

THE PAYMENTS INDUSTRY EXPLAINED: The trends creating new winners and losers in the card-processing ecosystem

The way we pay is changing dramatically. For example, people are beginning to use their smartphones for every kind of formal and informal transaction — to shop at stores, buy songs online, and even split their rent.<p>At the heart of these changes in how we pay are thousands of companies competing and …

FinTech

The 50 Most Essential Kitchen Secrets

These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money.

Simple Dessert Recipe: Russian Tea Cookies

Russian tea cookies or, as some may know them, Mexican wedding cookies, are yummy, buttery cookies that are light as air and melt in your mouth. …

Crispy Shredded Sprouts, Cider Short Rib and Caramelized Shallot Pizza

<b>cider braised short ribs</b><br>Heat a large dutch oven over medium-high heat and add olive oil and butter. Season the short ribs with salt and pepper. Add …

Baked Acorn Squash Recipe with Butter and Brown Sugar (with Video)

Always a favorite at our Thanksgiving table is baked acorn squash. They’re so easy! The hardest part is cutting the squash in half—you need a sharp …

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Smart Shopping Tool PoachIt Scores An Additional $1.8 Million

One of the challenges with online shopping is worrying that you’re not getting the best deal. Customers abandon shopping carts regularly, thinking they’ll spend just a few more minutes researching the product in question, but then never return. A company called PoachIt, which has now closed on an …

Avocado Toast Advice, From a Few Professionals

<i>In our Phone a Friend column, we'll be asking some of our friends around the food world about how they cook and eat. And we want you to join the conversation, too.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>In honor of Avocado Toast Week, we're polling some of our favorite people on how they customize this universally loved snack.</i><p>In …

Shrimp and Okra Stew

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: Develop a loving, long-term relationship with okra -- starting with this easy, almost-one-pot recipe.</i><p>Some lucky people grew …

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New “TCP Stealth” tool aims to help sysadmins block spies from exploiting their systems

System administrators who aren’t down with spies commandeering their servers might want to pay attention to this one: A Friday article in German …

The Rise of Polish Startups

<i>Borys Musielak is the founder and CEO of Filmaster.</i><p>When we raised a seed round for Filmaster from a German fund HackFwd in Spring of 2011, we were one of the first Polish startups to work with a foreign investor. Traditionally, Web companies in Poland were focused on the local market of 40 million …

Groupon Introduces Gnome, an iPad-Powered Point-of-Sale System

Groupon today announced Gnome, a new point-of-sale system that integrates with the company's network of daily local deals. The iPad-based system provides a payment processing system as well as customer management tools for merchants that offer Groupon deals.<p>In addition to serving as an all-in-one …

With New Food App Square Order, Square Wants A Bigger Bite Of The Restaurant Industry

Square, by many accounts, is hungrily in search of new revenue streams to feed its expanding ambitions in e-commerce, and today we are getting another glimpse of where that strategy is taking it. The company has launched a new mobile app called Square Order, which lets you order from nearby …

Google App for Android Adds Nearby Shopping Alerts

Google Now for Android has unleashed a powerful new advertising feature: The predictive service will now alert you when you’re near a store that …

Meet Swarm: Foursquare's ambitious plan to split its app in two

Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley has spent the last year trying to convince the world that Foursquare isn't what it used to be. The company emerged back in 2009 with a novel app that let people “check in” to a location. That vision, and the local information that followed, propelled it to amass tens …

Why Apple has stopped growing

Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer predicted in January that Apple will generate the same amount of revenue this past quarter—the company releases its financials today—as it did a year ago. Analysts agree with him. Apple generated more revenue than ever in the the first fiscal quarter of 2014, which …

Tablets

Shopping: Is there an app for that?

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Ramneek Bhasin, VP & GM, Product and Mobile, TheFind.</i><p>Our fascination with the smartphone is in full swing. We now live in a world where more phones are activated daily than there are babies born, and they seem to be just as demanding. We check our phones every six …

Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing

Turns out, something as simple as tweaking the color of a button changes user behavior or endears people to your product. Buffer’s Leo Widrich explains the importance of color in website and brand design.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the</i> …

Social Media

How Huawei became the NSA’s worst nightmare

The NSA's global spy operation may seem unstoppable, but there's at least one target that has proven to be a formidable obstacle: the Chinese …

Greek-Style Shrimp in Tomato Sauce (+ 10 Steps to a Better Sauté)

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: Master the art of the sauté -- starting with shrimp.</i><p>There is something wonderful about a one-pan sauté. Sure, a quick dinner …

TownSquared quietly picks up $5.26M to create local business communities

Nextdoor gave people a way to stay informed about the happenings in their neighborhood, and Townsquared is doing the same for businesses and their communities. It also just nabbed a sweet $5.26 million to do so.<p>We noticed that the company filed a Form D today to the U.S. Securities and Exchange …

The Rise of OpenStreetMap

<b>om·ni·pres·ent</b>adjective \-zənt\: present in all places at all times<p>This definition of omnipresent sums up many facets of society. Fast food chains? Everywhere. Reality TV shows? You know the answer. And what about Google? Yup, right again.<p>What started as a simple search engine back in 1998 is now …

Apple Explains Exactly How Secure iMessage Really Is

Millions and millions of people use iMessage every day. But how many people know <i>exactly</i> what’s going on behind the scenes, or what happens to a message once you send it?<p>Maybe a handful. Up until now, the vast majority of what we knew about iMessage’s inner workings came from reverse engineering and …

42, An Online Platform Bringing Big Data To Brick-And-Mortar Retailers, Makes Its Debut

Y Combinator-backed online retailer platform and former TechCrunch Disrupt participant, 42, is today making its official debut. The company, founded only a year ago, is working to turn raw point-of-sale data into actionable insights for brick-and-mortar businesses that can help them boost their …

Inside DuckDuckGo, Google’s Tiniest, Fiercest Competitor

By John Paul Titlowlong Read<p>When Gabriel Weinberg launched a search engine in 2008, plenty of people thought he was insane. How could DuckDuckGo, a …