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Threaded messaging is coming to Slack

In an interview with Walt Mossberg, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield said threaded messaging — perhaps one of the service’s most important missing components — is finally coming.<p>Butterfield told Mossberg that Slack had been using threading internally for months while testing what the best version of …

Messaging

How to Start a Freelance Business and Keep Your Day Job: 10 Steps

A comprehensive guide to starting a successful side business before you make your startup dream a full-time reality.<p>You want to start a business. You need to start a business. But you're not quite ready to quit your job and take the plunge.<p>Don't feel bad--here's one reason you should feel that …

From Uber driver to venture capitalist

Jason Shuman Contributor<p>Jason Shuman is a venture capitalist at Corigin Ventures.<p><i>How did you get into venture capital? And why did you decide on that versus another startup?</i><p>These are two questions aspiring VCs often ask. While I usually hop on 15-30 minute calls with those looking to learn more, …

Venture Capital

Someone is posting images of dead unicorns in the heart of Silicon Valley

Palo Alto, California<p>Taped on multiple lampposts on University Avenue in the downtown district is a directive for employees of Palantir—which is headquartered here in the heart of Silicon Valley—to “stand up for startup employee rights.” It is accompanied by an illustration of a slain unicorn …

Silicon Valley

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

6 business technology trends for 2016

Nearly every business uses the cloud for all or some of its business software. Roughly 93 percent to be exact. The cloud enables connectivity with other systems and reduced maintenance and mobility among other benefits.<p>The past few years have seen widespread adoption of cloud computing, but 2016 is …

Tech executives launch $100 million fund targeting software startups

(Reuters) - A group of technology executives have launched a $100 million venture fund targeting a range of business software startups across North America.<p>Leaders Fund, based in Toronto and Atlanta, is in discussions with several potential portfolio companies and plans to announce a few …

The 25 hottest startups that launched in 2015

Take live-streaming app Periscope.<p>It was acquired before even launching to the public, then capped off the year being named Apple's iPhone app of the year. Meanwhile, Jet had a splashy debut that aimed to chip away at Amazon's ecommerce empire.<p>We narrowed down the list of startups which launched …

Livestreaming

Microsoft expands and updates Windows 10 IoT, supporting more hardware and development tools | On MSFT

Windows 10 runs on all kinds of devices, including desktops, notebooks, hybrids, tablets, smartphones, and even the Xbox One. However, one of the …

What we learned from scaling a product team

Lots has been written about how Internet businesses <i>should</i> build software, from books like The Lean Start-Up, and posts from Google Ventures, but not …

Get Faster at Responsive UI Design

Mobile devices like Apple’s latest iPad Pro was released with a larger screen size in hope to compete with the most portable of laptops. The overtake …

Wireframing

4 books every aspiring startup founder should read

To be a successful entrepreneur, you need to be able to juggle several hats at the same time. Identifying a problem and developing a scalable …

How I built a seven-figure business without employees

There is a lot to be said for those rare few that possess the ability to create huge companies with hundreds or thousands of employees that are all just ecstatic to be at work. It is exceptionally difficult and equally as impressive, which is why they end up taking up space on the front page of a …

Sketch iOS 9 UI Kit

An Awesome Library of Material Design Icons Get your hands on this awesome icons pack and get access to over 6000 Material Design icons, the pac...<p>An …

Learning Fluency

<i>Adapted from a talk at the 2015 Burlington Ruby Conference and reworked in November 2016 for RubyConf 2016.</i><p>Hi, I am Sara. That’s me in the hat.<p>I like …

IFTTT just released a bunch of open source mobile frameworks

IFTTT, a service that triggers actions between your favorite apps, launched its own suite of productivity tools this year. It’s now open sourced five frameworks for mobile developers, which were used to build the company’s Do range of apps.<p>There are a couple of keyframe-based animation frameworks …

Articles about grid prefab cabin completely tune surroundings on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dramatically wrapped in dark spruce panels, this self-sustaining tiny home in North Slovakia is the ultimate escape.<p>A small prefab cabin in Norway is offering an alternative view on the concept of luxury.<p>Airlifted into place via a helicopter, this energy-efficient alpine shelter adds a vibrant pop …

Off-grid

Paperwork Prevents Small Business Growth – 12 Tools to Recoup Time

Did you know that small business owners spend one day per week doing paperwork? In fact, according to research by YourTradeBase, more than one out of …

Microsoft Offers the Visual Studio Emulator for Android as a Stand-alone App

As part of Microsoft's recent launch of Visual Studio 2015, it has also included a separated emulator for Android development. This is a unique …

A Mike Lynch-backed startup that uses machine-learning to detect hackers valued at $100 million in new funding

The investment comes just four months after the company raised $18 million to expand in Asia-Pacific, and Lynch said the additional funds were needed to fuel growth.<p>The company was one of Lynch's first investments after he left Hewlett-Packard Co in 2012 in an acrimonious split over the $11 billion …

Machine Learning

Google buys Pixate to ease the pain of designing mobile apps

While few will probably contest the technical capabilities of Android, the platform and its apps has traditionally been criticized for its less than …

Google acquires Pixate – mobile app prototyping platform now free

Google’s never-ending shopping spree continues as the company tries to expand its reach anywhere possible. Their latest acquisition has just been announced and developers will be especially fond of it. The Search Giant is now welcoming the Pixate crew and integrating them right into their design …

Prototyping

Ten entrepreneurial must-read books to kick off your summer reading list

An entrepreneur's work never ends, so many of you might not be taking summer vacations this year. But if you <i>do</i> have a chance to escape to the beach, pool or campground this summer, you're in luck. With input from Erik Gordon and Josh Botkin (also professors affiliated with the University of …

Start A Fire

How to build a killer app and other ways to make money online

by John McDuling<p>Here’s something to think about. Venture capital funds in the United States poured $US12 billion ($16 billion) into internet-related …

Top Netflix Open Source Projects You Must Know

Netflix both leverages and provides open source technology focused on providing the leading Internet television network. Their technology focuses on …

Customer Invoicing System/Applying Visitor Design Pattern using ASP.NET MVC5 and C#

Background<p>Recently I published here an article on Observer design pattern. My purpose was to show application of Observer design pattern in real life …