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Ethereum founder warns cryptocurrencies 'could drop to near zero at any time'

The founder of Ethereum, the second most valuable cryptocurrency in the world, has warned that cryptocurrencies "could drop to near zero at any time."<p>To those interested in investing, 24-year-old Russian-Canadian programmer and writer Vitalik Buterin also suggested: "Don't put in more money than …

Cryptocurrency

In 10 Years We Won't Have Blockchains

Instead, we may have something that does what a blockchain does, only faster, cheaper and scalable. It'll look more like a graph than a linear chain.

Blockchain

Top Blockchain Startups to Watch in 2018 | Investopedia

The more blockchain-based startups there are, the more difficult it can be to separate out the ones that truly stand out. Essentially, every startup …

Blockchain

10 Social Media Tools You Need in 2018

Brands are turning to social media platforms to reach target audiences through paid and organic means. Here is a list of 10 tools that social media marketers should leverage for maximum results.<p>Last month, I wrote about <i>How to Leverage Social Media In 2018: A Video Marketing Guide for Brands</i> and the …

Evidence mounts that laptops are terrible for students at lectures

Time to reconsider the notebook and pen<p>Do you use a laptop or tablet to take notes during school lectures or meetings? If so, you might want to reconsider pen and paper; there’s increasing evidence that using laptops during lectures decreases learning, which can result in lower grades, reports <i>The</i> …

10 Beautiful Examples of Motion Design in Mobile Apps

Interactions are a smaller detail of mobile design but can make a tremendous difference to the overall user experience of an application.In the past …

UI Design

How Content Marketing and SEO Work Together

ar130405 / Pixabay<p>These days, it seems content marketing is often touted as an alternative to SEO. However, it is possible to create content that not …

Marketing

10 Open Source Calendar UI Layouts Built With CSS

Building a full calendar interface is tough work. There are major differences between calendars on the web and calendars for mobile apps, so it’s …

Web Design

10 Free Pixel Perfect Icon Sets for Web Designers

Share!<p>Using <b>free icons</b> can be a real time saver! The same situation applies for fonts, as it is also good to have a large collection of fonts sets to …

How to find things online even Google doesn't know

Research like an expert.<p>The internet is a big place overflowing with information—which makes it a great place to do research. However, as good as your Google skills might be, even the most well-known search engine doesn't always cut it. Sometimes, you just don't get the results you want—or any …

Wolfram Alpha

Dynamic video retargeting can improve CTR by 74%, and ROI by 49% when using video

Video retargeting has become more standard for enterprise businesses today, with an overall increase of 74% across industries, and an ROI boost of …

Charter Yachts With An Onboard Spa

My first experience with a true onboard spa was more than a decade ago, aboard the 325-foot Canadian Vickers <i>Christina O</i>. I remember touring the yacht …

Microblogging: quick blogging made easy

Microblogging: a new way to blog<p>What is microblogging?<p>In contrast to traditional blogging, microblogging is distinguished by condensing the …

5 Tangible Ways to Generate Leads With Instagram

How to Use Instagram as a Lead Generation Machine<p>When compared to social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter, it's easy to look at Instagram like a newcomer. However, when you study the trends and look at the numbers, it's pretty clear that Instagram is a great place to invest your lead …

Marketing

8 graphic design trends for 2017

So we’re already into 2017, in case you haven’t noticed. That means you probably have already broken one of your New Year’s resolutions. Don’t worry, my resolution to get better sleep has already been dashed.<p>But one of my resolutions that I will not be breaking is to become a better graphic …

Graphic Design

16 Things Entrepreneurs Should Stop Doing (to Avoid Looking Like Amateurs)

You look ridiculous<p>Entrepreneurs are the rock stars of the modern era.<p>Pioneering new business ventures and building tech start-ups is the contemporary equivalent of tight leather pants, big hair, and sold-out concerts of the 1980s. Even if you disagree with the idea that Gary Vaynerchuk shouting …

Gary Vaynerchuk

5 Social Media Predictions for 2017 [Infographic]

As we near the end of the first month of 2017, we're also nearing the end of the period of predictions and prognostications of what's coming next.<p>But …

Marketing

4 Internet Marketing Tips to Increase Online Traffic and Revenue in 2017

Start the new year off right by using these tactics and strategies to improve your business.<p>It's 2017, and it's likely that most business owners have the same resolution for the new year; increase revenues and profits for their business. However, just like that plan to lose 20 pounds, turning goals …

Marketing

10 Social Media Predictions for 2017 (and Where You Should Be Spending Your Time)

Get the most out of your strategy.<p>Let's get the credibility stuff out of the way: I know social media. I know it because I don't just preach about it, and share posts like, "Be engaging! Tell your story!" There is an art to using social media the right way, and I've done so for big brands and small …

Marketing

Here's Why Your Sales Reps Are Losing Deals

If your sales team is struggling, chances are it is making one or more of these blunders.<p>I've spent a good portion of my career in B2B tech sales and business development. I believe my background in sales and lead generation has made me a better marketer and entrepreneur today.<p>Throughout my years …

Sustainability

3 Psychology Hacks to Increase Brand Engagement

Ever wanted to know what gets people to engage with your brand? Take a deeper look into the human mind.<p>You may have a loyal fan base. People who absolutely love your brand. But most of the people who follow what you do are stragglers. People who may have bought something once or just joined your …

Marketing

How to Find Social Media Micro-influencers for Your Small Business

Want to promote your small business on a budget? Have you considered partnering with less famous influencers? Highly targeted micro-influencers can …

Small Business

8 New Stats About Whether Influencer Marketing Campaigns Actually Work

Whether influencer marketing works can be controversial among brand practitioners. Linqia is an influencer platform, but in spite of the company's …

Marketing

7 Things You're Doing Wrong on Social Media

Sprout Social asks 1,000 users what annoys them most.<p>When it comes to social media, it's hard to do things right. Really, really hard. But it's worth the effort, because social is a powerful marketing tool. Three-quarters of respondents in a Sprout Social survey of 1,000 Facebook, Twitter, and …

Public Relations

Super Easy Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

There's not much time left before the nation partakes in the great American tradition of eating turkey and cranberry sauce until we're pinned to the …

Dessert

35 Retro Fonts to Perfect your Vintage Style Inspired Design

In this post, we bring to you a collection of high-quality vintage and retro fonts to add a touch of nostalgia to your work.<p>When designing influenced …

Typography

"Glitter cranberry mimosas" are about to be your new favorite sparkly holiday drink

If there’s one thing we can never have enough of, it’s delicious drink recipes — particularly those that produce something pretty and simple like …

10 Ways How to Build Lifelong Customer Loyalty

It's expensive to convert and attract new customers so work to make them stay with you.<p>The biggest challenge facing any new business is how to attract customers. As businesses grow, this challenge grows into a slightly different equation - how to attract new customers, while encouraging brand …

Five personal branding strategies every creative needs to know

Submit your work<p>Send us your latest projects, which we will review and consider to be featured on our website or in print.<p>Access our full archive<p>This …

Graphic Design

How to Get Google to Index Your Blog Content Quickly

If you’ve been reading up on site promotion tips and techniques, you’ll know there are many ways to improve the traffic you’re getting to your site. …

Google Analytics