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Preview Art On The Wall With Curioos Augmented Reality App

Unless you’re really committed to decorating your home with museum posters, acquiring and hanging original art can be a risky and expensive undertaking. It’s hard to know exactly how a print or painting will look once it’s hanging on your wall, and sometimes you find out you don’t like something …

Augmented Reality

Whatsim

Whatsim Card is an ingenious idea, what it does is quite amazing, it´s the world´s first card that lets you chat around the world. For only $10 you …

Startups Anonymous: 17 Things Investors Say When Really What They Mean is, “No”

[<i>This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are</i> …

The 7 Elements Investors Look for in Your Funding Pitch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: How can we work to land a successful investment?</b><p>-- Shaba Shams<p>Here’s the short answer: start with a great pitch deck. The pitch deck is arguably the most important single document you will generate in the life of your company. It is …

High Level

Better Networking: How to Build Rapport With Anyone | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs have a long list of reasons why they set out on that difficult, yet rewarding path. For many, though, nonstop networking is not on that list.<p>If frequent social interactions with strangers in the name of doing business are not your cup of tea, then you're not alone. About 30 people, …

Networking

Design An Engaging Layout For Your Daily Deals Site

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's Second-Quarter Startup Kit which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.</i><p><i>In Start Your Own Online Coupon or Daily Deal Business, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and</i> …

Web Design

7 Design Tweaks That Send Conversions Through the Roof

There are many elements to an online business. There is the website and a regularly updated blog. There’s a sales funnel, marketing, social media, …

On the Red Couch with Quartz Publisher Jay Lauf

Inside Flipboard / April 17, 2014<p>The future of journalism lies in code. That’s the mantra Jay Lauf uses inside the sleek Lower Manhattan offices of …

La Dolce Vita - Over 80,000 Images of Wealth and Luxury

<i>La Dolce Vita - Over 80,000 Images of Wealth and Luxury</i>

Believe it or not, these people actually use Bing - and here's why

We all knew that Bing would have a tough time taking on the titan that is Google, but having now served a full five years on this planet just how …

4 Countries That Are Leaving Silicon Valley In Their Tracks

The U.S. tech industry would be wise to keep an eye on these countries’ innovations–and learn a thing or two about thinking big.<p>Every few months there seems to be another region somewhere in the world that claims to be the next Silicon Valley. Sometimes the new high-tech hub is hyped up, but other …

Silicon Valley

Rustic minimalist setup here.  I have that same laptop stand and love it.  All I need is that Cinema display too!

Rustic minimalist setup here. I have that same laptop stand and love it. All I need is that Cinema display too!

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Are Brain Training Games A Valid Way To Become Better At Your Job?

Game-oriented brain training is a growing area, but does it help build leaders? The experts weigh in.<p>Can video games make you better at your job?<p>It may seem like a hopeful adolescent idea, but researchers are finding that quality time with games could help build some important skills.<p>A 2013 Duke …

University of London

13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

Creativity

10 Reasons Customers Will Pay More | Inc.com

Customers always want to pay as little as possible, right? Not so fast. Customers often willingly pay more for a product even when they can get a functionally similar (or even identical) product elsewhere for less. Here's why:<p><b>1. Your product is easier to buy.</b><p>Customers hate futzing around with …

Customers

Amazon Will Sell You Things Before You Know You Want to Buy Them

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Amazon is considering a new phase in it quest for global commerce domination. They're working a plan …

30+ Retail Experts Reveal The Biggest Opportunities in Ecommerce Right Now (Part 1 of 2) - Nerd Marketing

Part 1 of the 30 experts revealing the biggest opportunities in eCommerce right now. Part one contains answers from those in the commerce ecosystem – …

Four Online Brands That Are Building Their Reputations Offline, Because It’s Called Street Cred For A Reason

As a consumer, online-native luxury brands mess with my feelings. On the one hand I tell myself, “Hey, I’m a modern woman. I believe in the power of minimizing overhead!” But when push comes to shove, I want to feel the quality of that leather or wool in your hands. Check the stability of the heel. …

5 Ways to Add Personality to Your Product Descriptions

<b>If you’re doing business online, chances are you know</b> other companies selling similar, if not identical items. With that in mind, how can you …

How Same-Day Delivery Can Give Brick-And-Mortar Retailers an Edge

<i>With more consumers shopping online, fast and reliable delivery is becoming a key differentiator for retailers with a brick-and-mortar footprint.</i> …

How to Get Publicity for Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In her book</i> Cash From the Crowd<i>, Sally Outlaw, founder and CEO of crowdfunding website peerbackers, reveals the secrets of funding your business with help from colleagues, peers, family, friends and even perfect strangers through a</i> …

Public Relations

Online retailers move into bricks and mortar stores

<b>With the inexorable rise of online shopping, there have been gloomy predictions about the future of the bricks and mortar, High Street store.</b><p>Yet it seems that reports of its imminent demise may have been exaggerated.<p>In a new twist, established e-commerce businesses are increasingly opening physical …

eCommerce

Psychology Behind Conversion Optimization

<b>Conversion optimization</b> – the definition is as complicated or as simple as you would like it. You could trace it back to lead generation or …

Control a dSLR camera with your Android phone or tablet

Augment your dSLR camera with an Android app that offers advantages like better focus, time-lapse photography, and even the option to share photos the moment they're shot. Sharon Vaknin shows you how.<p>That Android phone or tablet you've got? Consider it your dSLR's best new accessory. With the help …

Shutter Speed

Influencers Answer

When it comes to product design, we tend to take a holistic approach at ZURB. From marketers to the folks who actually write the code, we are all …

For $15, This Service Will Deliver A Quick Design Fix

Design crowdsourcing website 99designs is launching a new service called Swiftly. And $15 buys any quick design fix that an entrepreneur, marketer, or even your mom might need.<p>A chef from a small restaurant wants to update a few items on their seasonal menu. But it’s a PDF, and he doesn’t have the …

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