Dan Carr

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Stories Like This are Why Urbex Photogs are So Secretive About Where They Shoot

The world of Urbex (short for “Urban Exploration”) photography is a secretive one. In general, Urbex photographers keep purposely silent on the …

I just installed a tool which shows how popular websites are spying on me. The results are horrifying

Ever had the feeling someone is watching you? Of course you have, you paranoid weirdo.<p>Online, though, a feeling of being monitored isn't paranoia, …

The Most Romantic Getaways Under $100

Budget romantic vacations<p>Even when visiting the world's most romantic destinations, the cost of lodging doesn't have to break the bank.

How Pop Chart Lab Turned Trendy Infographics Into A Serious Business

Ben Gibson and Patrick Mulligan went from selling posters on the side to running a prolific infographics operation. Here’s how they did it.<p>Check out our slide show above for an exclusive look inside Pop Chart Lab’s Brooklyn warehouse. Photos: Celine Grouard for Fast Company<p>Halfway into 2014, Pop …

Instagram's Best Travel Photographers Will Make You Want To Explore The World

These 12 photographers, however, take some amazing travel photos that are bound to inspire feelings of wanderlust in anyone who sees them. With follower counts numbering in the hundreds of thousands, they're incredibly popular, too.<p>Niche, a startup that helps brands partner with popular social …

7,000 A Month! Look At The Incredible Salaries Summer Tech Interns Are Earning

Competition for talented engineers and scientists is so intense, that interns are commanding fantastic salaries, with most earning over $4,000/month and many earning over $6,000/ month, according to research from InternMatch, a site that helps students find paid internships, and job hunting site …

Meet The Real Hackers Of Silicon Valley (And NYC, LA, And London)

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of “the tech industry”? For many people, it’s a bunch of company or brand names, like Facebook and Microsoft. Maybe a couple of key identifying people come to mind, like Mark Zuckerberg wearing a hoodie or Sergey Brin walking about in Google …

Tech’s Toughest Battle Is Regulatory

For about a decade from Facebook’s founding in February 2004 to Twitter’s IPO last November, the tech industry’s most visible successes were in social networking, or purely web or mobile-based software products.”<p>But today, the most interesting late-stage companies intersect with real-life services …

What These Influential Leaders Want to Tell Today's 22-Year-Olds

Graduations are inherently bittersweet and a little terrifying. They also carry the promise of possibility.<p>In a series of original essays from LinkedIn's Influencer community, heavy hitters in the worlds of politics, media, business, fashion and technology, look back at their experience as …

Gmail Hacks to Score Your Business Extra Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As someone running more than one business, I spend a lot of time using Gmail. Bucking the whole "email is a waste of time trend," I have actually figured out how to make this popular email program do a lot of my dirty work for me, thus …

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4 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Do Before Meeting an Investor

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Almost all startups – whether they are in major hubs like Silicon Valley, Boston or New York or less metropolitan areas like Kansas City, Mo. – face the same problem.<p>Every Wednesday morning, I sit in 1 Million Cups Kansas City, an …

The Happiest Industries To Work In

Our list of the happiest and unhappiest industries to work in, compiled by career site CareerBliss.com, is based on analysis of more than 43,000 independent employee reviews. Employees all over the country were asked to evaluate nine factors that affect workplace happiness. Those include one’s …

Social Media Insights | Sprout Social

Featured Article<p>How to Master Facebook Ad Targeting & Zero-In on Your Audience<p>Read More<p>Team Sprout<p>Sprout Social Named One of Glassdoor’s Best Places …

Is Adding Live Video Mobli’s Last Throw Of The Photo App Dice?

Mobli, the social-mobile photo and video-sharing app which competes with Instagram and the like, has a major update out today that adds one, single important new feature: live broadcast streaming. The question is, will this be enough to attract the attention of the millions sharing images on …

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 …

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The Best Way to Ask Friends and Family for Seed Capital

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is no amount of lipstick that you can put on the problem: You need capital. And if you are like most entrepreneurs, you need capital quickly. It’s the people who have known you the longest who will likely be the first to bet on your …

The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding

A comprehensive look at the role color plays in marketing and how it impacts customer engagement.<p>This story originally appeared on Help Scout<p>The psychology of color as it relates to persuasion is one of the most interesting--and most controversial--aspects of marketing.<p><b>The reason:</b> Most of today's …

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Approaching an Investor

<i>Andrej Kiska is an Associate at Credo Ventures.</i><p>“All these investors claim that there are not enough opportunities out there to invest in, yet when I send them my business plan, I don’t even get a response.”<p>Considering that venture capital investors get tens of thousands of business plans, investor …

Using Data to Pick the Optimal Name for Your Startup

Don't choose a name that starts with the letter J or K or Q. So then what's left?<p>Naming your startup can be one of the hardest things to do when starting a company. Each founder must agree. The domain must be available to buy. Last and perhaps most importantly, investors need to like it. And the …

Don't Make These 10 Startup Mistakes

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is difficult. Launching a startup is even more challenging. Aside from facing the challenge of attempting to build a company from the ground up, many entrepreneurs have little prior experience in the business world. …

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7 Customer Acquisition Apps To Add To Your Arsenal

These tools will help you reach more people, in smarter ways, than going it alone.<p>Customer acquisition is a major priority for most startups, but that doesn’t mean that you have to do everything by hand.<p>Adding any of the following tools to the various stages of your company’s acquisition process …

When Designing a Web Site, Do Our Brains a Favor and Keep It Familiar

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When designing your customer-facing website, it may be tempting to think outside the box and create a unique and innovative online experience. But this may actually be the least effective and most alienating approach you could take. The …

8 Astonishing Content Promotion Tactics For Generating Massive PR Exposure

These simple content promotion tactics will help ensure that your stories get the big media attention it deserves.<p>You’ve slaved over your latest content project and you’re sure it’ll be a hit. It’s graphically interesting, packed with useful information and highly relevant to your audience. It’s …

Clock's Ticking: A Simple Tool to Pitch Your Idea in 15 Seconds

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A successful venture capital investor once told me that he challenges entrepreneurs to make their pitch in 10 words or less.<p>“If you can’t tell me what you do in 10 words, I’m not interested, I’m not buying and I’m not investing. …

The Basic Building Blocks of a Website, and Their Costs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Thanks to developments in technology, the vast majority of us don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on a website.<p>There are solutions even a tech neophyte can use to build a website easily and at an affordable price -- all without …

101 Different Types of Web Content For Building Your Site

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>We keep hearing it over and over again: “Content is King. Content is King.” And it’s true.<p>Content is the single best way to drive people to your website today. Various types of content, strategically connected to your brand, can work wonders in capturing …

How to Attract (and Keep) Your First 100 Customers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you’ve got a great product that you believe solves a major issue in your chosen niche. That’s great -- but running a successful startup isn’t just about you. The real question is, how do you go about getting others to recognize this …

4 Mistakes That Can Harm a Company's Social Media Campaign

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Anyone leading a corporate social media campaign would be wise to heed a few dos and don’ts.<p>Even the most savvy social media maven can at times become confused over the best activities to pursue. Yet many of the activities to avoid (or do …

Shortwave Shows Off Anonymous Chat As Another Consumer Use Case For iBeacons

Apple’s iBeacons are being trialled and demoed in retail settings all over the place, but they’re slowly becoming more interesting to average users, too. A new app called Shortwave offers up an everyday use case for iBeacon tech that could prove either terrifying or exciting, depending on your …