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11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

The (Not So Difficult) Trick To Get Your Emails Read

To stand out in a flooded inbox, you need to begin with the end.<p>We spend hours sorting through the 150 billion or so emails that ricochet around the Internet every day. So which ones get the click?<p>Popular email clients like Gmail show the first 50 or so characters of the body copy in the inbox …

5 PR lessons from Viber’s rise from zero users to a $900M exit

Anyone reading VentureBeat has probably dreamt at some point of becoming the next big startup success story. In fact, a handful of VentureBeat readers may have already achieved this dream. But for most, the dream to build a successful tech company will remain just that — a dream. So it’s a special …

How We Got 1,000+ Subscribers from a Single Blog Post in 24 Hours

We had content, but no readers. Here are the exact steps we took to build relationships with influencers and find an audience...<p><i>This is part seven in</i> …

Marketing

3 Time Management Tips That Will Improve Your Health And Productivity

This is especially true with your health, where the important issues almost never seem urgent even though your life ultimately hangs in the balance.<p>No, going to the gym today isn't urgent, but it is important for your long-term health.<br>• No, you won't die from stress today, but if you don't get it …

Time Management

Why I Left Advertising To Become A Software Designer

There’s a war for design talent between technology and advertising companies, with tech quickly gaining ground. Marc Scibelli of Infor explains why he left the ad industry after 18 years to focus on the UX of business software.<p>Last year, I surprised my friends, my colleagues, and myself when I left …

Before You Quit Your Job, Do These 10 Things

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his new book, Smart People Should Build Things (HarperBusiness, 2014), the "recovering lawyer" and founder of Venture for America Andrew Yang offers up his opinion on how our country can rectify our current economic problems – have</i> …

Why free games are increasingly the most profitable apps

With the possible exception of Pou, every one of the 10 most downloaded apps worldwide, when you include downloads on both Apple and Android devices, is a game. (Pou is a virtual pet, which is not strictly a game, but it’s also not not a game, depending on how you look at it.)<p>There’s no ambivalence …

Apps

Developer Behind “Flappy Bird,” The Impossible Game Blowing Up The App Store, Says He Just Got Lucky

Flappy Bird, a game you can barely play for more than a few seconds without throwing your phone across the room in frustration, is dominating the App Store and Google Play.<p>In an App Store first, an indie game developer from Hanoi, Vietnam, Nguyen Ha Dong, has 3 apps in the top 10 rankings right …

Socratic raises $1.5M to build open online community for teachers

Socratic has raised $1.5 million to create the “world’s best learning resource.”<p>Socratic is an online open community where teachers share educational video content. Anyone can add or suggest videos, and the best videos for each topic can rise to the top, Reddit style.<p>“The best teachers have the …

Soma Founder Interview: On Building The Best Eco-Friendly Water Filter and How He Raised $150K On Kickstarter

Being an avid water drinker (as I hope everyone reading this is as well), I’ve always hated the typical water filtration device. They are alway so …

Catching Up With Quick Key, The App That Helps Teachers Grade Faster And Better

Back in February, we wrote about a smartphone app for school teachers called Quick Key, the low-fi demo video that had just gone viral. The app’s optical scanner quickly grades SAT-style bubble answer sheets, uploads the results to teachers’ electronic grade books, and runs analytics on the data. …

Slick mobile e-mail app Boxer closes $3M

Boxer, a mobile e-mail client for iOS, just finalized a $3 million round of funding, the startup revealed to VentureBeat today.<p>Boxer’s app is built for people who have high volume inboxes. It enables you to quickly and easily get through a ton of messages via its simple touch navigation — meaning …

Ping, Now Called Hop, Launches An App That Makes Email Feel More Like Real-Time Mobile Messaging

Ping, a mobile messaging app that turns emails into real-time conversations, is relaunching today under the new name of “hop.” (It seems that PING Golf may not have cared for the original name too much). But the name isn’t the only thing getting a makeover since the app’s reveal only a month ago – …

Inside GitHub’s Super-Lean Management Strategy–And How It Drives Innovation

Comedy is central to a lot of our video content. I think that just to strip it down to the fundamentals, I think that comedy is fun and people like …

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human evolution.<p>Anthropologists unearthed the skull at a site in Dmanisi, a small town in southern Georgia, where other remains of human …