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This new analytics tool for Gmail is actually really impressive

So how can typical Gmail users leverage email analytics data?<p>These are some of the most common applications:<p><b>Employee tracking and monitoring</b> — In some ways, Gmail Metrics belongs in the same ranks as Toggl and TimeCamp, apps that actively monitor employee time expenditure and performance. The app …

10 best new web design tools for January

If you work in the world of web design, whether that be in a studio or working from home, it's vital to keep up-to-date with the latest industry …

Web Design

How to stay focused and make good decisions

Humans are clever creatures.<p>We thought up outer space travel, penicillin, and the internet. We’ve come a long way in the past hundred years and consider ourselves the most intelligent beings around. And yet, we make irrational decisions to this day.<p>We’d rather stay at a job where we’re unhappy than …

15 minutes – apparently enough to fully charge an OPPO Find 9

Multiple factors come into measuring good battery life. Of course, we all consider energy consumption, battery size and all those technicalities, but charging technology is also a salient part of a pleasant experience. We care if the phone has wireless charging or quick charge support, for …

Mobile

Airbnb's "Stolen" Logo: Successful Design Isn't Always Original, and That's OK

Designers hit back at Spencer Chen’s unoriginal "Nothing is original" tweet.<p>Originality has never been an ally to the 21st century, as music, movies, fashion and even art consistently come under fire as being nothing but recycled ideas. Spencer Chen, "startup personality" and marketing and business …

Uh-oh, some publishers see a drop in Facebook traffic

Some publishers saw their Facebook traffic nosedive last month, even as Facebook pushes initiatives designed to get users to stay in its app.<p>A …

Even when told not to, Windows 10 just can’t stop talking to Microsoft

Windows 10 uses the Internet a lot to support many of its features. The operating system also sports numerous knobs to twiddle that are supposed to …

This Steve Jobs quote perfectly sums up the key to success

Jobs held a staff meeting and explained the role passion would play in revitalizing the brand:<p>The simple phrase — "people with passion can change the world" — holds the secret to entrepreneurial success.<p>Nearly a decade later, in 2005, Jobs returned to the theme in his famous commencement speech at …

What Makes Great Salespeople

What behaviors drive successful salespeople? Last year, research by my people analytics company VoloMetrix identified three things that were highly correlated with top performing reps: More time spent with customers; larger internal networks; and more time spent with managers and senior leadership. …

Management

Disciplines Of Future-Proof Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are a passionate bunch. We see things that others don’t and go after building solutions. A decade ago, you could conceive of an idea that meets a market need and feel secure that you had a few years of cushion before others encroached on your space. Today entire industries can come …

Entrepreneurship

How Bill Gates, Andy Grove, And Steve Jobs Found Success Without Business Training

The CEOs of Microsoft, Intel, and Apple were famously flawed leaders, so how did they manage to transform their companies?<p>Strategy without execution is as worthless as execution without strategy.<p>Getting both right is a challenging task, but one that Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs all …

CASE STUDY: Grab’s Growth Hacks

<b>Grab (formerly GrabTaxi)</b>, part of the 500 Startups portfolio, is a leading taxi hailing app covering Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, …

Natural Gas

Go Die MotherF***** : The changing relationship between investors and entrepreneurs.

[Mahesh Murthy brings an interesting perspective on the recent Housing/Sequoia saga]<p>Some of you may get the allusion in the headline. For others, …

Google's beautiful new Calendar app is now available for the iPhone

Last fall, Google released a redesigned calendar app for Android, and said it was working on bringing it to iOS, as well. That day has come: for the first time, iPhone users have a full-fledged, official Google Calendar app. While Google's calendaring system has always been supported by the default …

The new MacBook isn’t for you, it’s for the future 

The new MacBook is one of the most impressive pieces of technology Apple has unleashed in five years. It boasts a Retina display, USB-C, butterfly-hinged keyboard, Force Touch trackpad and terraced batteries. All crammed inside a body that’s smaller than the MacBook Air, made possible by a new …

MacBook Air

Stampsy: A Creative Medium Between a Blog and a Website

Here’s the scenario: A website is overkill and poorly aligned with your artistic vision, and relying on Facebook or Tumblr doesn’t quite cut it either. What you want is a socially oriented vehicle that caters specifically to visual storytelling and moodboard-type output.<p>Stampsy aims to fill that …

Remixes

How to develop a laser-like focus on building your new business

If you want to build a successful business, you're going to do battle with the demons of distraction. The world's most successful people are those who have streamlined their lives to a seamless flow of productivity and focus.<p>What's their secret?<p>It's a matter of focus, and it's critical to business …

7 Ways To Visualise Data Without Excel

If you’re at all familiar with Microsoft Excel, chances are you’ve used it at one point or another to organize and present critical data. And chances …

Data Visualization

10 Experiments to Test Your Startup Hypothesis

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You know that a new idea has gained dominance when it becomes practically a cliché.<p>This is what I’ve seen happen with the “lean startup,” a philosophy of viewing your startup as a scientific experiment in search of a business model. This …

Product Management

New Technology Will Triple Smartphone Battery Life

The brilliance, power and sheer innovative genius of your smartphone is always balanced by the terrorising and ever present ‘low battery’ sound. At every smartphone launch, every time I get my hands on a new handset, my childlike awe is immediately tempered by the crushing reality of how much power …

Clean Energy

How to Manage Equity in Your Startup | Inc.com

While the majority of your focus should be spent strengthening and growing your business, you also need to focus on equity. This is especially true as your startup matures and you begin bringing on investors.<p><b>Think Like an Investor</b><p>When building a startup, you have to think like an investor. In order …

Small Business

How I Helped Polar Get to 40M+ Pageviews

<i>Dmitry Dragilev is the founder of growth hacking consultancy Criminally Prolific. He also runs JustReachOut, a service that helps startups get featured by the press.</i><p><i>Before I start this article I want to say that LukeW, Jeff Cole and the entire team at Polar have done an incredible job building and</i> …

Online Dating

Spring Festival Gala sets record for most online views of a live stream in China ever

Although it has only been around for a few decades, CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala has become as big a part of the holiday as dumplings or firecrackers …

Asia

The 6 Key Components Of Writing A Business Plan

Having prepared a good business plan before starting your venture can often be the difference between startup success and failure. I am not saying you need a 50 page detailed report, as investors don’t typically have the time to read them anymore. But, it is more about taking the time to think …

Small Business

How to make ecommerce work for Southeast Asia tomorrow (report)

Global management consulting firm AT Kearney and the CIMB ASEAN Research Institute recently published a report about removing barriers in Southeast …

Meet the Mercedes tech guru who defected to Apple

Johann Jungwirth is a new Apple employee with one of the world’s most unbelievable job titles.<p>Until the middle of last year, Jungwirth headed up the big Mercedes-Benz R&D facility in Silicon Valley that, among other things, is responsible for the futuristic self-driving car you see below. (The …

Mercedes-Benz

Lyft’s Logan Green Discusses How to Maintain Your Corporate Culture as You Grow | Inc.com

Logan Green is a nice guy. So nice, in fact, that investors were initially hesitant to put their money into his business. But instead of battling that image, Green has fully embraced it, striving to spread that nice image throughout everything his transportation network does. It's a strategy that …

Transportation

Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh on fears, leadership, and ‘the greatest lie that’s told to entrepreneurs’

Viral, shareable content is Ben Huh’s bread and butter. His business is predicated on the notion that when we see an adorable kitten, a funny meme, …

Entrepreneurship

Google's adorable new Android ad tells us to be 'friends furever'

Google's latest Android ad is simply adorable. Called "Friends Furever," the spot is little more than a collection of cute videos showing animals working together, but it ends with a message: "Be together. Not the same."<p>That same motto runs at the end of its previous spot, highlighting that while …

Cute

8 Insights for Attracting Angel Investors

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs have found by now one or more of the many popular crowdfunding sites, and have the name and contact information for at least one of the big venture capital firms. But many have no insight or connections to the ethereal …