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15 best Android games of 2018!

Gaming on mobile has been improving at a far greater rate than any technology that came before it. Android games seems to hit new heights every year. With the release of Android Nougat and Vulkan API, it only stands to get better and better over time. It won’t be long before mobile sees some even …

Google Play

IGN Plays Micromon: How to Train the Best Micromon - IGN Video

IGN Editors explore how the popular iPhone/iPad Pokemon clone differs when raising your Micromon.

Breastfeeding photos are now safe for Facebook

The social network reverses its stance on the controversial issue<p><i>Karlesha Thurman and many others are trying to change the public perception of breastfeeding. (BuzzFeed)</i><p>Facebook, which has often removed breastfeeding photos posted to the site at users' requests, has reversed its controversial …

5 Reasons Why Pay Per Click Ads Work for Small Budgets

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Few young businesses have piles of cash for marketing but I’ll take the challenge of thinking hard about where to spend marketing dollars any day. One way we’ve had success is with tightly run, highly measured pay-per-click …

Pay Per Click

"Dragon Quest VIII" Unexpectedly Now On iOS and Android

In a bit of totally out-of-left-field news, the PS2 classic <i>Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King</i> has been released for iOS and Android to …

Want Hard Proof that LinkedIn Works? Ask a Lawyer

This is the story of an old friend and new convert to social media marketing, a lawyer in Northern California named Mark D. Poniatowski who runs a small practice with just a handful of partners.<p>They suffer from the traditional business development issue most small professional services firms …

10 Ways To Deliver A Remarkable Presentation

Presentations are one of the most effective ways to present your ideas to your boss, clients, management or colleagues. The success of any …

Need a small business idea? Find a niche, fill it

NEW YORK (AP) — Jumping on the latest hot trend seems like a sure-fire way to strike entrepreneurial gold. But while yoga studios and gluten-free bakeries may be popular, investors and business consultants say take a broader view.<p>Trends in society, including changing demographics and technology are …

Write A Killer Resume In Seven Easy Steps

If you are looking for a job then your resume (or CV) is the key document which will either get you an interview or put you on the reject pile. Most …

Lean Startup: Business On A (Smart) Shoestring

Launching a business is the dream of many of this year’s college graduates. But the road to success can be fraught with frustrating roadblocks. Some studies show that as many as three out of every four business startups flop.<p>The failure rate has many causes, but entrepreneurs often cite three …

Marketing, Meet Tech. 4 Tips for Hiring a Data-Obsessed Team.

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As the field of marketing grows beyond artistic and creative tasks to include more technical requirements like data analytics, it has become increasingly more challenging to source high-quality marketing candidates.<p>Marketing …

Marketing

Conquest of Elysium 3 bound for Android (and maybe iOS)

Doctorate in cold rocking it.<p>About once a year, the Platform Exclusivity Gods look down upon Android with great pity and --in their benevolence-- …

Proto.io Lets You Create Mobile App Prototypes And See Them Run In A Native App

Proto.io, a mobile prototyping platform that’s been organically growing its footprint over the last couple of years, is now offering a fairly notable new feature: In addition to being able to easily build mobile app prototypes using its service, it has just launched native iOS and Android apps that …

Expert Explains What Makes the Best Logos So Good

7 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Every day consumers are confronted with countless logos, mostly unaware of how these icons are constantly transmitting a slew of messages aimed at the subconscious.<p>"A company's logo is its shorthand, a visual cue that tells a story of the …

Graphic Design

4 Unconventional Ways to Turn Customers Into Brand Advocates

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As businesses become more consumer oriented, competition grows fiercer. This lanscape makes establishing mindshare and developing brand advocates increasingly difficult tasks. (Consumers, too, have set their standards higher.)<p>To …

Marketing

Confessions of a Facebook Marketing Addict

5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>My name is Kevin, and I’m a Facebook marketing addict.<p>Starting in 2012, I worked with brand managers who paid for fans and paid for their brand’s content to be seen. It gave me great joy to report back to those brand managers that our fan bases …

Social Media

Curing cancer or AIDS could be the next frontier in Silicon Valley innovation

Y Combinator is known for backing highly successful technology startups such as Airbnb and Dropbox. Now the incubator is looking for opportunities in biotechnology, an industry that was considered unfit for the model as recently as 2008. And with a new wave of bootstrapped biotech companies, we can …

Startups

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg on helping small businesses

Chief operating officer of Facebook Sheryl Sandberg has been speaking at the company's first European "SME client council" in Dublin.<p>The initiative was set up to help Facebook executives and small businesses cooperate in improving links with social media and advertising.<p>Speaking to business …

Weebly races WordPress around the world, takes $35M

The website-making space is hot: Last week alone, Squarespace announced a new $40 million round, and WordPress parent company Automattic was reportedly raising up to $100 million, and just today, Brandcast grabbed $1.5 million from Salesforce founder and chief executive Marc …

Software Is Dominating Venture Capital Investments In 2014

Just over $4B was invested in software deals by venture capitalists (VCs) during Q1, 2014, four times as much as biotechnology.<p>Software deals netted out 42% of all dollars invested in the first quarter, with biotechnology receiving 11%. VCs invested $816M in IT Services or 9% of all dollars, making …

Incredibly Creative Stop-Motion Film Made with Only Rubber Bands & Thumbtacks

It’s been a while since we’ve shared a stop-motion film, but ‘A Girl Named Elastika’ by French filmmaker Guillaume Blanchet was a no-brainer. At once …

These Intergalactic Travel Posters Look Like They Were Designed By Don Draper

If you could fly to Pluto on a 1950s-era Pan Am flight, this is what the advertisements would look like.<p>How do you get average non-nerds interested in learning factoids about the solar system? If you’re celebrity astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, you host a multimillion-dollar relaunch of <i>Cosmos</i>. …

Posters

How I Went From Zero to 380,000 Twitter Followers Without Spending a Dime

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As social media is becoming more engrained in our everyday lives, it is becoming imperative for businesses to get on board. And Twitter is huge for companies, as it provides a place to share news, engage with loyal customers and …

Social Media

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5 Ways to Make Your Brand Thrive in the Sharing Economy

Success in this climate requires listening to your customers, establishing their trust, and changing your relationship with them in fundamental ways.<p>Top-down business is dead. People are now bypassing established brands entirely to get what they need from each other. Welcome to the sharing economy, …

Innovation

7 Statistics That Can Raise Your Facebook Engagement (Infographic)

1 min read<p>This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>With organic reach and engagement numbers plunging on Facebook, marketers are doing everything they can to stay ahead of the game before the social platform goes to an exclusively pay-to-play model.<p>A recent Ogilvy & Mather study found that brand …

Infographics

3 Tricks to Create Premium Video Content on a Budget

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re a startup trying to grow on a shoestring budget, you probably know two things about video marketing: (1) you’ve got to have them to get noticed among your competitors, and (2) they can be incredibly expensive to …

Marketing

3 Social Media Marketing Plans for Every Startup Budget

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A solid marketing plan is key for any successful entrepreneur’s product, business and service. One great and cost-effective strategy for getting the word out is to utilize social-media marketing. While there still needs to be a …

Social Media

New Business? Here Are 5 Tips on How to Craft a Great Brand.

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: How'd you know marketing was for you and what advice do you have for first timers crafting a brand?</b> <i><br>Huong Nguyen</i><p><b>A:</b> This is a fun one because I honestly didn’t think when I was young that I would end up in marketing. I did …

Marketing