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I just started a business with less than $1,000 and I have no idea what I’m doing

There's a seemingly endless list of ways to make money online. Most of them seem too good to be true.<p>As a reporter at CNBC Make It, I've covered some …

Small Business

18 Effective Ways to Grow Your Business with Facebook

With over 2.13 billion active monthly users worldwide, Facebook remains the most popular social media platform year after year. And while the …

Marketing

Google is always listening: Live Test

YouTube

60 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018

As 2018 approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to: the end of a hellish 2017, the Winter Olympics, “The Bachelor: Winter Games,” 2017 being over, midterm elections, and 2017 finally drawing to a close.<p>More than anything, though, we’re eagerly anticipating the flood of new 2018 books ― and the …

Books

Learn something new this year with these free online courses

Whether it’s a love for education, the drive to succeed, or just genuine curiosity, the hunger for knowledge and learning is what keeps us moving …

Photoshop

Amazon’s best-selling dash cam is under $100, and it can save you thousands

In this day and age, it seems crazy that anyone would be willing to drive around without a dash cam. Think about it — if you get into an accident and …

Tech Trends

This startup doesn’t want you to wait in line to fill your gas tank—so it’s bringing the fuel to you

For those who find it too inconvenient to pump their own gas, a new startup called Booster has quite a solution for you. Instead of you driving to …

Employment

12 Social Media Tools Necessary for Content Marketing Success

The biggest secret to content marketing is the promotion.Yes, great content helps increase sales and traffic. But if the right people don’t see that …

Marketing

Here Are the iOS 11 Features You Should Be Excited About

Set to arrive on your iPhone and iPad this fall, Apple iOS 11 brings a number of new features to the platform. Below are the ones we think you'll love the most.<p>The next version of Apple iOS is set to deliver a number of groundbreaking features, especially for iPad users. We spent some quality time …

After a short hiatus, BLU phones are back on Amazon

Earlier this week Amazon took some of the low-budget manufacturer BLU's phones off the retailer's digital shelves, following allegations that BLU had …

Mobile Technology

Google employee's anti-diversity screed enrages coworkers (updated)

For all the talk of improving diversity in technology companies and getting employees to treat each other with respect, it's clear that there's still a long way to go. <i>Motherboard</i> has learned that a Google staffer infuriated many of his coworkers after publishing a viral document attacking the …

Feminism

20 Slack Communities For Tech Entrepreneurs You Want To Be A Part Of

Slack, just a 2-year-old messaging platform, is raising $200 million at nearly a $4 billion valuation led by Thrive Capital, reports Business Insider. Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It’s real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams.<p>While Slack is originally …

Startups

7 'lazy' shortcuts that will make you more successful at work

Maybe you'd catch up with a friend over coffee, take your kids for a bike ride, try out a new dinner recipe or heck, just grab 60 more minutes of shut-eye.<p>Whatever you'd choose, your plans would probably bring you significantly more satisfaction than staring at a spreadsheet and writing status …

Productivity

Understanding the Importance of E-mail Subject Lines [Infographic]

Email subject lines are the bedrock of your email marketing campaign. Invesp has released an interesting email subject line stats infographic that …

Marketing

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This week in patents: Facebook, Apple, Boeing and more

Boeing patented as awesome technique to 3D print objects while levitating in space.<p>Current 3D printing techniques employs a “bottoms-up” building method in which the part is built layer by layer on a supporting platform that moves down as individual layers are formed. A single print head is moved …

Here are the tools Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella uses every day

During his 40-minute speech Nadella laid down the products, and services, he uses daily, all of which (unsurprisingly) revolve around Microsoft's offerings. As the head of a company with more than 100,000 employees, Nadella is continuously busy, and having tools to help him stay on top of his …

Augmented Reality

21 simple household tips that could save you thousands of dollars every year

We rounded up 21 household savings tips that aren't time intensive or complicated, but can reap great rewards in the long run.<p>Try these out if you want to shave down your monthly bills and potentially save thousands of dollars over the course of a year.<p><i>Mandi Woodruff contributed to an earlier</i> …

Personal Finance

Apple made the iPhone 6s nearly waterproof and didn't tell anyone

Leave it up to Apple to downplay a surprisingly useful engineering feat: A water-resistant iPhone. It turns out the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sport a combination of new technology that makes them far more resistant to liquid damage than past iPhones, iFixit reports. Apple packed in a new gasket around …

The inside story of how $1 billion Evernote went from Silicon Valley darling to deep trouble

That year, Evernote passed 30 million registered users, brought its total funding to $270 million, and seemed like a sure-fire candidate to hit the public market in the coming years.<p>Fast forward three years, and the tables have turned.<p>Despite reaching 150 million registered users this year, …

Startups

Amazon Fire 7 tablet gets slight specs bump, keeps $50 price - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Amazon Fire 7 is inexpensive, runs Amazon's user-friendly operating system and houses a microSD card slot expandable up to 256GB. This 2017 edition is slightly lighter and battery life has been improved. Amazon Prime members can access the bevy of free TV shows, movies and games …

Gear & Gadgets

Leaked barge video shows SpaceX rocket landing up close

Another day, another video angle looking at the almost-landing of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. This time, the video is from the barge itself, although there's no word on exactly how it got from there to a post on Reddit. Whatever its provenance (SpaceX has not commented yet) it certainly appears to be …

Google Makes it Easier to Search on Your Phone

It’s hard enough to conduct a Web search on a smartphone without the results being at best, irrelevant or at worst, indecipherable. But so often they are both.<p>Today, Google announced that it is rolling out a fix to improve how people view mobile search results. Specifically, it is updating the …

Oh, no. Samsung's new phone bends just like an iPhone?

Technically Incorrect: Stress tests on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge show that it not only bends, but the glass shatters too. Does it matter?<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>In the annals of great disasters, Bendgate has its place.<p>Surely you …

Mobile Technology

You can now run Android apps on a Mac or PC with Google Chrome

Google’s convergence of Chrome and Android is taking a big step forward this week. After launching a limited App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) back in September, Google is expanding its beta project to allow Android apps to run on Windows, OS X, and Linux. It’s an early experiment designed primarily for …

Apps

Android malware installs decreased by nearly 50% in 2014, says Google

Security isn’t to be taken lightly, especially when it comes to dealing with sensitive consumer information. To shed some light on its recent efforts, Google released a whitepaper earlier today that explains what exactly the Android security team has been working on in the past year. The report, …

Android News

TrueCrypt security audit is good news, so why all the glum faces? | Ars Technica

No fatal flaws found but troubling questions about TrueCrypt's future remain.<p>The ongoing audit of the TrueCrypt whole-disk encryption tool used by …

Information Security

Your next iPhone might be waterproof

Aside from better battery life, a waterproof iPhone has to be one of the most-requested upgrades Apple could make to its smartphones — a feature that H20-defying rivals like the Xperia Z1 haven’t wasted a moment bragging about possessing.<p>But a new patent application published today suggests a …

Lenovo faces huge backlash over Superfish adware

Lenovo has been forced to remove pre-installed software that coated browsers in adverts and made computers vulnerable to attack.<p>The software, called …

Cybersecurity

How Yello Mobile Ate 61 Startups In One Year

So many eyeballs, so little growth. Or so Yahoo’s recent performance under Marissa Mayer could be summarized. Joining Yahoo as its head in 2012, Mayer quickly made a splash with a rapid series of acquisitions, from the billion dollar purchase of Tumblr to the $30 million acquisition of Summly.<p>The …

Startups