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How An Awful, Misspelled Presentation Launched The Most Important Startup You've Never Heard Of

The biggest names in tech have been calling it up and asking it to be their partner.<p>In the past few months Dell, HP, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, VMware and others have all asked to join forces with this 70-employee company.<p>On Thursday, Amazon got cheers at its customers when it announced it …

CloudCannon Raises $500K To Make Designing Static Websites Simpler

CloudCannon, a simple CMS for web designers and their clients aimed at offering simple visual editing without the need for an advanced technical skillset, is today launching globally from TechCrunch Disrupt: London’s Startup Alley. The company is also announcing $500,000 in new funding, and a …

7 Ways to Better Integrate SEO Across Your Marketing Channels

<i>Brian Honigman is a marketing consultant, speaker and a freelance writer. This post originally appeared on the Digital Current blog.</i><p>Search engine optimization is one of the most essential marketing functions to help drive qualified visitors to your website on a regular basis, but unfortunately many …

This Traffic Generation Strategy Made $100,000 on Indiegogo

<i>Johnathan Leow is the author of “The Crowdfunded Kit.” This post originally appeared on Crowdfund Insider.</i><p>If there’s one big lesson about crowdfunding I’ve learnt in the past eight months, it is that pre-launch marketing can make or break your campaign. I’ve gone from knowing next to nothing about …

This Is The Internal Grading System Google Uses For Its Employees — And You Should Use It Too

The OKR system came from Intel. Google took to OKRs pretty much immediately and has been using it ever since.OKRs are a simple way to create structure for companies, teams, and individuals. Even if your company doesn't use OKRs, they can be helpful in your personal life, or for yourself at …

Making An Impact At An Early-Stage Startup If You're Inexperienced And Don't Code

As a startup founder with many friends between 20-30 years old, I’m often asked for advice on how to break into the early-stage startup scene. If you’re an engineer or have a proven track record, you just put your resume out there and many startups will come to you. However, if you don’t code nor …

Entrepreneurs, here’s how to think about your valuation

A couple of discussions related to our portfolio companies last week led to me write this blog post. The timing could not have been better, since there have recently been some great posts related to this topic from Jamie McGurk and Stephen McDermid at Andreessen Horowitz, and from Fred Wilson at …

10 Fitness Tips Every Guy Should Read

Don't even give yourself the opportunity to stop by your apartment before you hit the gym. There are too many distractions there. When you look at how dirty your room is, how comfortable your bed looks, or how your television is just sitting there unwatched, it is easy to forget the fitness …

29 Free Internet Tools To Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Aren’t shortcuts just the best?<p>While everyone else takes the long way, you and your shortcut get to breeze right through, skipping a few steps and feeling pretty smart doing it.<p>Finding a good marketing shortcut feels especially great, considering all …

Weird Crystal Can Absorb All The Oxygen In A Room -- And Then Release It Later

This could potentially make fuel cells, space travel, and scuba diving a lot more efficient.<p>Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark say they’ve invented a crystal that pulls oxygen out of the air and even water. Apparently, just a spoonful of the stuff can suck up all the oxygen in a …

The 7 WordPress Plugins Your Site Needs to Succeed

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At least one website you visited today is powered by WordPress. In all likelihood, most of your favorite sites utilize the world’s most popular content management system (CMS). Perhaps your business runs on it too.<p>According to …

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6 Reasons To Start Working Out Outside

Autumn is the best season for exploring the outdoors -- hands down. With oppressive summer heat and humidity behind us, we're delighting in only semi-drenching our workout gear on these cooler mornings and crisp evenings.<p>But apparently some people remain unconvinced. Whether you're devoted to your …

5 Training Tips for the Last-Minute Runner

It's September, which means it's officially race season. And while many runners have been out pounding the pavement this summer, some runners are realizing just how quickly time can run away from them.<p>If you fell off the training wagon this summer, don't fret, there is still hope for a great race …

5 Reasons to Eat Healthier That Have Nothing to Do With Your Weight

While many clients come to me to slim down, in the long run, nearly all find themselves feeling far more motivated by the numerous benefits of …

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5 Common Strategic Mistakes to Avoid When Using AdWords

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Creating successful AdWords campaigns is not only about making things the right way but also avoiding mistakes that might cost your business a lot on the long term. Here are five mistakes you should definitely avoid:<p><b>1. Overly</b> …

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How to Craft a Compelling Storyline for Your Company

As mentioned in the beginning, the key to a consistent story about your business is that your entire team buys-in on what you’ve defined as your brand.<p>From the beginning, it’s important for the entire team to be involved in the process of creating your brand as well as providing their input on …

Enrique Olvera Wire

With his hotly anticipated NYC restaurant opening soon, celebrated Mexican chef <b>Enrique Olvera</b> talks to the <i>New York Times</i> about managing expectations, his ongoing "reconnaissance missions" at some of the city's best restaurants, and potential menu surprises at <b>Cosme</b>. Among them: "Maybe I do a …

Eggs, Bacon, and Brioche: LA's 10 Best Breakfasts

<i>by Bun Boy Eats LA, LA City Guide for the Menuism Blog photos by Bun Boy Eats LA</i><p>In the wee morning hours, Los Angeles offers many ways to gorge oneself: You can roll out of bed and stumble to your local nondescript corner restaurant for something involving eggs (Kings Road Cafe comes to mind), you …

How Daniel Boulud, America's Greatest French Chef, Grills a Hot Dog

Fourth of July hot dog grilling tips from Daniel Boulud, America's greatest French chef<p><b>We're always looking for ways to make our hot dogs even better.</b> So we caught up with America's greatest French chef, <b>Daniel Boulud</b>, at his sausage-centric DBGB in New York City, to see how he does his dogs. We …

Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Makes 2 dozen<p>If a fudgy brownie and chewy chocolate chip cookie had a baby, it would be this decadent creation.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups gluten-free powdered sugar<p>¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 large egg whites<p>1 large egg<p>4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped<p>3 …

The Beginner's Guide to Facebook Ads for Small Businesses

Rewind the clock a few years and you’d frequently hear people suggesting that Facebook is a great marketing channel because it was free to have a presence. If you built a good Facebook page for your business and attracted lots of fans, you’d have a valuable platform to talk to potential and …

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Makes 12 Servings<p>Prep Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 6 min<p>This recipe calls for baking one giant cookie, a way to ensure even, consistent ice cream sandwiches.<p>August 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour<p>1/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1/2 tsp. baking soda<p>1/2 tsp. kosher …

Kevin Smith Wept Openly On A Visit To The Set of Star Wars 7

<i>Editor’s Note: If you’ve been reading this site long, you already know how much Chareth hates Kevin Smith, and how much I like provoking him. So when Mr. Smith posted the above picture of himself crying on Instagram after visit to the set of Star Wars: Episode 7, along with the caption…</i><p><i>“Visited</i> …

PeerIndex + Brandwatch

Find the people that matter<p>Explore the largest database of Twitter users of its kind to find and understand the communities that matter to you.<p>Locate …

Recipe: Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Line a plate or container with parchment paper and set it aside. Combine the cashews, oats, salt and cinnamon in a food processor. Pulse together …

Dan Leader's 4-Hour Baguette

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: You can make baguettes at home -- in 4 hours, from nothing -- and they'll disappear faster than your favorite bakery's.</i><p>Raise your hand if you've always wanted …

Microsoft Research Songsmith

What is Songsmith?<p>Songsmith generates musical accompaniment to match a singer’s voice. Just choose a musical style, sing into your PC’s microphone, …

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Enter The Blockchain: How Bitcoin Can Turn The Cloud Inside Out

Drop whatever you’re doing and go read Maciej Cegłowski’s absolutely magnificent essay <i>Our Comrade The Electron</i>, an astonishing history of the amazing Russian engineer Lev Sergeyevich Termen. Make sure you read right down to its punchline, “the most badass answer imaginable.” But if time is short, …