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40 tech skills that will land you a $120,000-plus salary

Job site Dice.com recently published its 2016 Salary Survey, which named the highest-paying tech skills.<p>Dice surveyed 16,301 IT professionals in fall 2015 to come up with this list.<p>Of course, skills alone won't always guarantee a high salary. Work experience counts, too. But if you're considering …

Databases

22 engineering jobs that pay $110,000 or more

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the largest professional organization for engineers, conducts an annual salary survey.<p>In the one released in 2015, involving more than 12,000 of its US members, median compensation (salary + bonuses, etc.) across all types of engineering …

Robots

8 barriers to overcome when learning to code

While being a mentor for a JavaScript Web development course, I’ve seen many beginner programmers jump into learning with enthusiasm and then immediately hitting a wall.<p>Most of the students usually struggle with the same barriers. But once they learn to overcome them, they get instant benefits:<p>they …

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

Self-improvement

How Facebook is stealing vast chunks of YouTube's business

And most people don't know how YouTube has been sidelined on Facebook.<p>So Business Insider UK asked Socialbakers, the social media marketing management company, to put some hard numbers on the competition between the two platforms. Which one is bigger, which one is more effective, and which one is …

Seven Essential Strategies to Succeed at Demand Generation | Inc.com

Every generation has its iconic, must-have product. Though the products may have changed, the mission for marketers has not: How do we create fervent demand for our product or service in a heady, always-on, consumer-connected environment?<p>The good news is that consumers, in their quest to find the …

Marketing

The Best Big Data And Business Analytics Companies To Work For In 2015

InsightSquared, Paxata, Trifacta, Cloudera, Birst, Sumo Logic, Gainsight, Google, Ayasdi and Visier are the most recommended big data and business analytics companies by employees to friends.<p>These and other insights are from an analysis completed today comparing Glassdoor ratings by the companies …

Big Data

How The Facebook Bubble Is Driving Online Startups Into The Arms Of Offline Advertising

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Morgan Hermand-Waiche is the founder and CEO of e-commerce lingerie startup Adore Me.</i><p>I’ll be the first to admit it: Facebook advertising played a big part in my startup’s rapid growth. So big in fact that in our first two years of operations, all other online advertising platforms …

7 Web Design Trends You'll See in 2015

Whether you're a web designer by trade or you've been forced into the job as part of a startup that's strapped for resources, you find yourself having to stay in touch with trends in the industry.<p>This year, a number of new styles and layouts are trending. Your ability to keep these in mind when …

A literal SUNflower

A lot has been written about the flower blooming. Romantics have spent centuries penning ballads on the way a bud blossoms into a flower. The BLOOM …

Adorable Baby Chameleons are Small Enough to Sit on Finger Tips

If you think that kittens and puppies are cute, wait till you get a load of these baby chameleons! The Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, recently welcomed more than 20 newborns to their family. Each of the reptiles is about two inches long, and they're so small that they comfortably rest on …

Cute

Why 'cloud computing' is called 'cloud computing'

What the heck is "the cloud"?<p>Like "non-GMO," "part of a complete breakfast,"and "Intel Inside" before it, marketers have convinced us that "the cloud" is something we should want without ever really truly knowing why. When Microsoft airs TV commercials touting its range of cloud services and how it …

Be Human, Be Honest, Be Real: A New Era In Content

I am a big fast-forwarder. I almost never watch commercials. In fact I am not the only one. Eighty-four percent of millenials don’t trust traditional advertising at all.<p>But lately I admit I’ve been breaking my own “watch no commercial” rule. Did you see the #LikeAGirl piece at this year’s Super …

Media Industry

Java Makes Programmers Want To Do Absolutely Anything Else With Their Time

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: Why do many software engineers not like Java?</i><p><i>Answer by Michael O Church, functional programmer and machine learning engineer, on Quora</i><p>First, let’s cover the technical issues. It’s verbose, combines the worst of both worlds between static and dynamic …

Programming

Get Your Passion Project Moving Without Quitting Your Day Job

You’ve finally figured out what you want to do with your life — start a company, launch a website, design an app, or found a nonprofit. The only problem is that you can’t afford to quit your job (and lose your benefits) in order to pursue it fulltime. So, where should you start? What’s the best way …

Who needs a website? Media companies ponder becoming content providers for Facebook

Go to where the audience is — that’s the common refrain of 21st century media. Consumers are fragmented, and its up to journalists and editors to …

UI Designs for the Web

Web has changed so much in the last 10 years, be it the end of the Flash era with the historic Steve Jobs post proclaiming why Flash wasn't good, Web …

The Future of Crime: Smartphone Tracking, Neurohacking, and AI Assisted Murder

The world Marc Goodman outlines in exhaustive detail in his forthcoming book, <i>Future Crimes</i>, is as real, gritty, and frightening as life outside the Matrix. Indeed, Goodman opens his book by quoting the classic sci-fi epic. Do you want the red pill or the blue pill? “Remember, all I’m offering is …

Singularity

The 20 Most Romantic Movies on Netflix Streaming

Why go out on Valentine's Day?<p>Instead of dealing with crowded, overpriced restaurants, you and your honey can just stay in and stream your favorite romantic movies like "Moonstruck," "An Affair to Remember," "Pretty in Pink," or "Dirty Dancing" on Netflix. Or, if you're flying solo, your date can …

Entertainment

New payments startups face an uphill battle to disrupt the massive, entrenched credit-card processing industry

But the credit card processing industry isn't going to change over night. These startups are entering into an extremely complex and entrenched space.<p>In a new report from BI Intelligence, we look at the complicated series of interactions among different legacy players that powers each credit card …

FinTech

A Simple Way to Measure How Much Customers Love Your Brand

How do you measure love? Beyond the supermarket magazine or social media “quiz” that we’ve probably all taken, you really can’t. It’s a feeling. You just <i>know</i>.<p>But when thinking about a brand’s relationship with consumers, the marketer in me needs something more concrete. I need to know how many of …

How Can The Collaborative Economy Create New Local Job Markets

Do services like Uber, Sidecar, Angie’s List, and others in the Collaborative, Sharing, or On-Demand economy really create jobs? Or do they shift work within the same population? Is there benefit for all involved: the workers, the service company, or the economy?<p>To date, most of these are based on …

Resource Planning

What Is Community Solar? It's Coming To California

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. just received regulatory approval to offer its customers an option to buy enough solar energy to account for 100% of their electricity needs. It’s part of a statewide effort to provide clean energy to Californians who aren’t able to own or lease their own rooftop solar …

Solar Power

How Do You Guarantee You Are Paying The Lowest Price For Goods Online? Try Flubit

This week I am writing about 5 London start-ups that I believe will enjoy success in 2015. Today I am focusing on Flubit, the site that guarantees to create you a lower price than the one you were about to pay to purchase goods online.<p>Bertie Stephens is one of Flubit’s founding partners, and he …

eCommerce

How to Craft an Agile Marketing Campaign

Meticulously designed marketing campaigns are a relic. As research on disruption and market transitions suggests, you’re better off these days if you can quickly identify and adapt to changes in your environment. Sure, you can anticipate multiple outcomes, with branching if-then plans and …

Measuring The Impact Of Social Media On Your Business

<i>This post was co-authored with Becky Ross and Shannon Gorman, both MBA students at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.</i><p>Spending on social media continues to soar, but measuring its impact remains a challenge for most companies. When The CMO Survey asked marketers how they show the impact …

Public Relations

The 14 Principles Of The Future Organization

Over the past few months I’ve been sharing a series of posts on the 7 Principles of the Future Employee and the Evolution of the Employee. This was followed by the 10 Principles of the Future Manager followed by the Evolution of the Manager. Today I want to introduce the 14 Principles of the Future …

The Workplace

Employee Engagement Depends on What Happens Outside of the Office

Companies spend over $720 million each year on employee engagement, and that’s projected to rise to over $1.5 billion. And yet, employee engagement is at record lows — 13% according to perennial engagement survey leader Gallup. What’s wrong here? Perhaps human resources leaders are spending their …

Discover | TeamKnowhow

Want A Powerful Customer Experience? Make It Easy For The Customer

We live in the period of options. Today there are more options for customers than at any point in history. For executives who understand today’s business reality of customer options customer experience is an emergency, not an afterthought. However today this is predominantly not the case.<p>In fact …

Customer Experience