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4 Entrepreneurs Share Which Social Media Outlet Garners The Most Business

Social media represents 30% of the total time spent online. Preceding the internet, if a marketer knew of any physical place that consumers spent 30% of their time, it would be an advertising goldmine. Social media is that goldmine in today’s digital world, and that’s why entrepreneurs, and …

Marketing

How to identify the perfect social influencer for your business

Using the right social influencer also depends on using the right social media platform to create awareness of your brand. The heavyweights like Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube, are some of the best options to choose from.<p>Facebook is believed to be the most influential of the bunch. It’s not hard …

By 2020, 30% of search is voice-conducted. Here’s what that means for your business.

Bought an Amazon Echo last Christmas? You were not the only one.<p>According to a statement released by Amazon, “millions” of Echo Dots — the manufacturer’s smart home devices featuring voice assistant Alexa — were sold during the holidays, making it the best-selling item on their website.<p>Indeed, …

This engineer created a fool-proof plan to overcome shyness — and it led her to jobs at Apple, Google, and now Microsoft

A couple of months ago, Sophia Velastegui was approached with an exciting job offer: To become the general manager of Microsoft's artificial intelligence product unit.<p>She began the job in December. It was another pinnacle career move for the star engineer, named to Business Insider's list of the …

Georgia Tech

The 32 most fun, friendly, and affordable cities in the world

Time Out's City Life Index, a survey of 15,000 people in 32 global cities, has been released, and it shows which ones promise the most fun and excitement in 2018.<p>The survey, conducted by Tapestry Research, questioned residents on a variety of aspects of city life.<p>It ranked cities in categories …

Mexico City

How To Become An Influencer: 10 Tips For Success

With the rise of ad blockers, DVRs, and streaming music we don’t see as many ads as we used to; which is why influencer marketing is now the most effective form of advertising. Influencers have a loyal following, authenticity and trustworthiness making them so effective in persuading consumers to …

Marketing

100 Marketing Skills That Build Great Marketing and Sales Careers | Inc.com

Marketing has become incredibly complicated: Different methods, different outlets, different ways to accomplish goals... most marketing professionals must be Jacks and Jills of many trades.<p>Why skills do you need to add to your marketing toolkit? Good question -- so let's ask someone who knows for …

Marketing

How to Become a Digital Marketing Expert Through Blogging

List building and blogging go hand-in-hand and any successful blogger will focus on it<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Almost a decade ago, I started a blog. It was a blog about …

Here are 200 Excel shortcuts that'll make your life a lot easier

Each workbook acts as its own separate window on your PC or Mac, while each worksheet acts as a tab within a workbook with separate cells.<p>This section of the Excel Guide offers all shortcuts you need to open, navigate between, and control all of these options.<p><i>Courtesy of GoSkills.</i>

Analytics

5 hacks to save money on all your video games this year — and pay hundreds of dollars less

Video games aren't cheap. With crowd favorites like <i>Mario Kart 8 Deluxe</i> listed at $60 a pop, it's no surprise that the gaming industry raked in $91 …

Personal Finance

Disney Afternoon Collection Review

Solve a mystery, or rewrite history.<p>Originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System, most of the games included in the Disney Afternoon …

Retrogaming

Bethesda Promises ‘Fallout 4 VR’ Will Be The ‘Most Incredible Thing You’ve Ever Seen In Your Life’

If there’s one thing <i>Resident Evil 7</i> in virtual reality has taught us — being inside a video game isn’t always the most satisfying thing in the world. Actually living — and dying — in a virtual world can be downright horrifying. Such is the impressiveness of the technology we hold in our hands these …

Virtual Reality

The one thing you should do when searching for flights online to get cheaper deals

<b>• Websites employ something called "dynamic pricing," which means they can change prices based on your search history.<br>• Clearing your cookies, which store the details of your web browsing, can help get around dynamic pricing.</b><p>Entire novellas have been written on how to score cheaper flights, and the …

Cookies

Meet Headspace, The App That Made Meditation A $250 Million Business

In 2008, 27-year-old Londoner Richard Pierson was burned out from his career marketing Axe deodorant at a major agency. He switched to freelance, but felt so much anxiety he struggled to go out in public.<p>A friend knew just the cure: an energetic, amiable “Jeeves” for taking care of your brain. It …

Meditation

Mark Carney: 'Every technological revolution mercilessly destroys jobs well before the new ones emerge'

In a wide-ranging speech on the economy in Liverpool on Monday, the governor said the world is "in the midst of a technological revolution that is once again changing the nature of work." He highlighted a past speech from the Bank of England's Andy Haldane in which he said 15 million British jobs …

The 21 countries with the best quality of life in the world for expats

The countries with the best quality of life in the world have a good work-life balance, access to quality healthcare, education, and infrastructure, as well as cost of living and career opportunities.<p>Great weather helps.<p>In a new survey by InterNations, the world's largest network for people who …

A practical guide for learning meditation through the art of gaming

Gaming and meditation have more in common than you think. These seemingly unrelated pursuits both offer important self-development lessons that use similar parts of our brains to mold us into better humans.<p>Both also suffer from public perception problems: Gaming is often seen as a potentially …

Meditation

9 Things Virtual Reality Will Change Other Than Games

Virtual Reality has been on the horizon for a long time, but the tech is finally catching up to our imaginations.<p>A long time ago, I was on vacation …

Virtual Reality

The 'Tesla of buses' just made a big move to eliminate diesel buses forever

Chances are, you haven't heard of Proterra.<p>The Silicon Valley-based start-up has one focus: to eliminate the need for a diesel bus, <i>forever</i>. It's something the company has been working quietly on since 2004, and has made moderate progress since. It sold its first three, all-electric buses in 2009, …

Meet the Man Who Raised Millions Crafting D&D Dungeons

Stefan Pokorny walks us through how he makes dungeons for Dungeons & Dragons.<p>If you build it, they will play.<p>For Stefan Pokorny, said buildings are castles and caverns, cities and sewers. But he's not building them for people to walk through or to have displayed in museums. He's crafting them for …

Mobile order-ahead apps are finding success in the US

Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) apps, such as Starbucks and Chick-fil-A, dominated the food service app category for downloads in the US during the first half of 2016, according to App Annie.<p>On average, app downloads in this category grew at an average annualized rate of 35% between the first half …

14 useful computer tricks

If there's one thing Reddit users are good at, it's coming up with clever tricks — especially on computers.<p>And in one post, a Redditor asked fellow users what computer tricks everyone should know. People submitted a wealth of tricks for Macs, PCs, web browsers, specific sites like YouTube, programs …

Netflix is now letting you create video mixtapes to send to your friends

Netflix is going right for your nostalgia, and will now let you make mixtapes out of videos, in an initiative dubbed "Flixtapes." You can then send them to your friends or romantic interests you are trying to impress with your superior taste in movies and TV shows.<p>Here's how it works, according to …

Corsair's Lapdog confirms lapboards are the hottest thing in PC gaming

Hot trend alert: laps.<p>So, Razer just started shipping its Turret lapboard, which combines a wireless keyboard, mouse, and mousepad into one slick slab for gamers who like couches. Not to be outdone, Corsair has now released its own lapboard, and it's kind of crazy. Instead of having a built-in …

Meet the Snapchat stars who quit their day jobs and now make eye-popping amounts of money

"<i>And</i> we're breaking the record for most Snapchatters at one event!" 26-year-old Cyrene Quiamco cheered into her smartphone camera, as a group of banana-clad social-media stars hooted and bounced behind her.<p>The clip, of course, showed up in @CyreneQ's Snapchat Story as she took her followers behind …

Social Media

HSBC is letting customers use their fingerprints to sign into their bank accounts

The bank is introducing biometric tests for its customers, it announced on Friday — letting users access online banking using their fingerprints or their voice.<p>With the former, the scheme is compatible with Apple's Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Customers will be able to scan their fingerprint to …

Banking

19 things keeping you from getting rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

Journalist Napoleon Hill set out to uncover the key to wealth around 80 years ago. He studied more than 500 self-made millionaires over a span of 20 years, and his research culminated in what would become a timeless personal-finance classic: "Think and Grow Rich."<p>In addition to boiling down the …

The debate over genetically modified foods is missing one simple thing

But a YouTube video made by the channel Piffle does an excellent job of explaining what a GMO is, and breaking down the science behind it.<p>Humans have been breeding plants to have desirable traits for thousands of years. As the video explains, these traits are due to the tiny molecular machines in …

This photographer takes $150,000 portraits of Silicon Valley's most powerful people, and he sold a picture of a potato for over $1 million

But he isn't a tech executive running a Fortune 500 company or a multi-billion dollar startup. He isn't even based in California.<p>Instead, Abosch splits his time between Ireland and Boston, and the power connecter is actually an artist, best known for his photography. His claim to fame is snapping …