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Startup hopes to make you care about all of your notifications again

Wouldn't it be great if notifications were useful and not annoying?<p>One of the most important features of mobile platforms is notifications. Our …

Silicon Valley is obsessed with these two VCs who are giving out great advice via Snapchat

Oh, and, most important, giving entrepreneurs a continuous stream of advice, ranging from how to tips on how to pitch on stage to his musings about money.<p>"Someone told me, 'Watching your Snapchat is like a never-ending episode of 'Silicon Valley,''" Kan tells Business Insider, laughing, in …

4 reasons you should believe the fintech hype

Over the past year, the fintech industry has transformed from a hypothetical hotspot to an actual one.<p>Fintech’s obituary has been written many times, but it’s thriving. In 2012, the sector was simply called “financial innovation” or “financial online services” and only in 2013 did we first hear the …

Machine Learning and Cognitive Systems, Part 2: Big Data Analytics

In the first part of this series, I described a bit of what machine learning is and its potential to become a mainstream technology in the industry …

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The Simple Technique That Will Instantly Win Over Customers | Inc.com

It was a hot day at Minnesota's Target Field ballpark, so my family decided to scope out the best ice cream shop in the stadium. At the checkout, before I could pay the cashier said, "Ma'am, what is your Izzy?"<p>"I beg your pardon," I said<p>"Your Izzy," she explained, "Every customer gets an extra …

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How To Master Copywriting

Google Ventures partner John Zeratsky offers four tips for seamlessly integrating text into your design process.<p>After publishing an essay on five principles for great interface copywriting, I heard from hundreds of entrepreneurs, designers, and product managers who wanted to learn more about …

Hitched to viral content, wedding startup Loverly arrives on Android

Wedding inspiration startup Loverly launched on Android and updated its iOS app today with new features designed for the viral content craze.<p>So far, Loverly chief Kellee Khalil tells us, the company has seen a “456 percent increase in uniques” over the last 90 days. These new eyes were brought in …

Beyond China and the U.S.: Finding the next gaming growth market

Do you know which markets you should go after, once you’ve already launched your mobile game in the U.S. and China? The answer may lay south.<p>Beth Kindig, the senior manager of developer relations at the global mobile ad network Vserv.mobi, has a good idea based on data from hundreds of millions of …

5 Bootstrapped Startup Tips to Survive the First Year

<i>Brian Casel is a designer and founder of a few bootstrapped startups. Connect with Brian on Twitter @CasJam.</i><p>Bootstrapping a startup is no easy task. …

Mobile Advertising Rockets In India, World's Fastest-Growing Smartphone Market

Mobile advertising volume in India grew the fastest in the world, climbing a record 260% since July 2013, even as the larger Asia-Pacific region where ad impressions delivery rose 70% this year, emerged the fastest-growing region globally.<p>India has the world’s fastest-growing smartphone market. The …

4 Ways DJ Skrillex Dominates At Content Marketing | Inc.com

You may know him as a six-time Grammy Award-winning musician, or the guy with the weird haircut that your kids are into. Or maybe you don't know him at all. No matter what you knowof Skrillexand his work, there's one thinghe does betterthan almost anyone else and it's worth your attention. Simply …

The Most Painless Way to Develop a Business Model | Inc.com

The big idea behind the map--and the arrangement of the blocks--is that it helps users to see which elements of their business model will influence others.<p>"It's like a balloon--when you push on one side, it will affect the other side," Osterwalder said during a recent Stanford Entrepreneurship …

5 Ways Incredibly Productive People Master Their Inner Procrastinator | Inc.com

Napoleon Bonaparte said, “Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.”<p>This is a great lesson to remember when we’re at war with ourselves, when we know what we should be doing but can’t seem to help putting it off.<p>Maybe we put if off for an hour. Maybe …

Rule of 3: The Secret to Explosive Growth | Inc.com

I advise companies on how to overcome their barriers to meaningful growth. As I perform my assessments on what's holding the company back, I purposefully seek out inefficiencies in handoffs and gaps between systems. Identification of these issues is often the key to improved profitability and …

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Deciphering The Economics Of Venture Capital

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Matt Oguz is managing director of Palo Alto Venture Science.</i><p>When Nassim Nicholas Taleb developed his popular theory to explore way-out-of-the-norm surprising events, he outlined three characteristics of a black swan event:<p>The event has a huge impact<br>• The event is very hard to explain …

Viral Video of the Day: Charlie Day's Graduation Speech

'It's Always Sunny' actor gives hilarious, heartfelt address<p>“You will get to receive wisdom, life lessons, knowledge… from a man who has made a …

HackerRank Wants To Build A One-Stop Shop For Technical Phone Interviews

When it comes to hiring engineers, many companies now use a real-time web platform like TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield and Y Combinator alum HackerRank to see how candidates write their code. That way, interviewers see not only the code candidates write, but also get an insight into the thought …

50 Websites to Waste Your Time On

Bored with your usual digital stomping grounds?<p>Don't fret! There are plenty of sites other than Facebook or Tumblr for you to waste countless hours. …

3 Questions You Must Ask to Build a Great Sales Team | Inc.com

You can't have a successful company without steadily growing sales. But so many entrepreneurs struggle with developing scalable sales beyond their own efforts. But now, master sales coach Jack Daly has finally shared his insights for building a killer sales team in his wonderful new best-selling …

This Japanese startup handles over 1 trillion bid requests every month

Geniee is an ad tech startup founded by former Recruit employees Kudo Tomoaki (pictured above), Hiroshi Hirose, and Takuya Yoshimura in April 2010. …

A peek into the future of India’s fast-growing ecommerce market (SLIDESHOW)

Global VC firm Accel Partners has been an active player in India for awhile now, including investments all across the country’s ecommerce spectrum. …

Adtech firms want to open up Asia’s advertising black box

As Chinese companies and brands aggressively seek higher retention and traffic volume from overseas, purchasing highly-targeted ad space quickly is …

This Lenovo-funded startup connects English teachers with learners in China

The worldwide language learning market is worth in excess of US$60 billion right now. As an increasing number of people take courses online rather …

Harvard-Backed Experfy Wants To Create A McKinsey In The Cloud For Big Data Talent

There is a scramble to find the right big data talent, especially for short-term data projects currently being outsourced to big consulting companies such as Accenture, Deloitte apart from several niche suppliers. According to this McKinsey analysis, the U.S. alone faces a shortage of 140,000 to …

Vend brings in $20M to simplify in-store sales

Cloud-based point-of-sale startup Vend has a lot of new cash in its war chest.<p>The fast-growing New Zealand startup has raised $20 million (NZ $25 million) in new investment, the company announced today. Vend intends to use the funding to expand internationally, particularly in the U.S. and Europe, …

PayPal’s secret weapon: A Silicon Valley success story you’ve never heard of

Stan Chudnovsky might have a classic Silicon Valley story, but he’s anything but a typical tech exec.<p>Chudnovsky landed at San Francisco International from his home in Moscow in 1994 with $20 in his pocket.<p>Twenty years later, the affable and intensely intelligent Russian emigre finds himself …

EngageClick launches to unify and simplify ad creation, delivery, and optimization (exclusive)

EngageClick launched out of stealth mode today to provide a simpler solution for brands who are looking to create ads, deliver them, manage them, optimize them, and do it across all the big and small screens we watch — including smart TVs.<p>That simpler solution? Do it all on one platform.<p>“Device and …

Five Up-And-Coming Tech Trends For Entrepreneurs

Business is evolving online with breakneck speed. Enterprising and forward-thinking entrepreneurs will follow the hottest trends and find ways to capitalize on them. Every great tech company in existence today is there because someone saw an opportunity and capitalized on it, and the future …