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Data Science Skills Needed in a Big Data World

Last month, I wrote about the three skills needed to practice data science. Based on a factor analysis of many different skills, data science skills …

6 Free Online Classes for Digital-Marketing Beginners

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A business needs to have a strong online presence these days if its leaders want to be competitive -- there is no way around that rule. Yet, not every startup and small business can afford to hire a digital marketing agency. So, how can …

Marketing

The Best Ways to Workout Without a Gym

It’s a universal truth: The fewer stumbling blocks on the way to a workout (it’s raining; the class is booked; I’m just a beginner), the more likely …

The 15-Minute Bodyweight Boot Camp Workout

By now you should know that you don't need equipment to get a great workout. There are seemingly endless possibilities when it comes to bodyweight …

The 18 Best Analytics Tools Every Business Manager Should Know

The goal of any business analytic tool is to analyze data and extract actionable and commercially relevant information that you can use to increase results or performance. But with so many tools available it can be difficult to know what to use and when.<p>I thought it might be useful to look at some …

Big Data

How to Grow Your Instagram using Analytics

Join powerhouse social media strategist and co-author of the best-selling book “The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Powers Users” Peg Fitzpatrick and Michael Patterson of Sprout Social for tips on:<p>• How to create an Instagram strategy<p>• Track your biggest supporters<p>• Manage conversation for …

The Most Moving Personal Essays You Needed To Read In 2015

In no particular order, here are just a few of the many fantastic personal essays we published across BuzzFeed in 2015.<p>Jenny Zhang responded to a white poet’s use of a Chinese pen name with a deeply personal and far-sighted look at the publishing industry’s failure to see excellence when it comes …

Is China exploiting Africa? | Africa

President Xi Jingping is in South Africa reassuring leaders from across the continent with hard cash.<p>The trip will be welcome after the economic downturn forced China to slash investment in Africa by more than 40 percent earlier this year.<p>The theme for the summit in Johannesburg is "Africa-China …

South Africa

France Has A Powerful and Controversial New Surveillance Law

The law authorizes the government to tap phones and computers of terrorism suspects without much oversight.<p>As it plans its response to a series of six terrorist attacks Friday night that killed 129 and injured 352, the government of France will likely step up its efforts to keep tabs on the …

Surveillance

A New App Called Soon Organizes Your Everyday Bucket List

Your friend tells you about a great new TV show they’re watching on Netflix, or a new restaurant that you <i>just have to try</i>. If you’re like me, you tend to pop open the Notepad app on your phone and jot down this information for later…And then you promptly forget about it.<p>A new mobile application …

Apps

Back up iPhone photos with new share sheet for Google Drive

The Google Drive app for iOS received an update lets you backup photos without leaving the iOS Photos app.<p>Both the Google Drive and the Google Photos app for iOS have an auto backup feature. I take so many screenshots and useless photos, however, that I prefer an ad hoc approach where I upload only …

Apps

The Money Spent Selling Sugar to Americans Is Staggering

Why do we eat what we eat? Three experts attempt to answer.<p>There are new Pop Tarts, and they are Limited Edition. I know this because it says “Limited Edition” in bold red lettering inside a yellow banner that circumscribes the box. For an unspecified but finite amount of time only, Pop Tarts are …

Selling

Free Online Project Management Guide for New Project Managers

If you’re taking your first steps as a project manager and feel like you’re in way over your head with all the terms, acronyms, and best practices, …

Project Management

M. Martin Brings American Sportswear Into The 21st Century

Industry veterans Jennifer Noyes and Alex Gilbert go for elegance, versatility and comfort in their new womenswear line.<p>When American sportswear emerged in the 1920s, it was the first fashion movement that sought to meet the needs of women’s increasingly fast-paced lifestyles. Chic yet comfortable …

Sportswear

The Mothers of All Disasters

Massive hurricanes striking Miami or Houston. Earthquakes leveling Los Angeles or Seattle. Deadly epidemics. Meet the “maximums of maximums” that keep emergency planners up at night.<p>For years before Hurricane Katrina, storm experts warned that a big hurricane would inundate the Big Easy. Reporters …

San Francisco

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Ad tech stocks are taking a battering.</b> YuMe stock was down 24.35%, and Millennial Media's shares tumbled 24.71% on Tuesday.<p><b>2. Facebook is struggling to sell ads in India.</b> Facebook earns just 15 cents per user in India every quarter, compared to the $7 to $8 it makes on each US user, according to …

Advertising

A billion-dollar startup earns its stripes

Patrick Collison never answers his phone when the caller ID says it’s an unknown number. The exercise is always a waste of time: a telemarketer, a …

FinTech

Stunning Photos Capture the Dreamy Beauty of Rolling Lavender Fields

Is there anything lovelier than the sight and scent of a lavender field in full bloom? All around the world, from France to England to India, gently rolling pastures of lavender are treasured by both tourists and farmers for the flowering plant's alluring beauty, sweet fragrance, and refreshing …

Beauty

From Japan, a Brilliant Notebook Hack for Organizing Your Notes

A simple trick to easily index and find the information you need<p>My notes are a mess. I desperately wish I could carry just one notebook, but every …

Google’s Free Website Builder Makes It Dead Simple To Implement Material Design

No taste? No problem. Google’s got you covered.<p>By now, we’ve all heard of Google’s enticing pitch on Material Design–their design language that re-imagines the pieces of user interface as real, physical objects. But while Google offers tools for any Android developer to build an app that adheres to …

Web Design

Apple’s Beats 1 Radio Starts Broadcasting At 8 AM PT On June 30

Apple is set to begin broadcasting its Beats 1 24-hour live radio station at 8 AM PT on June 30, according to Apple Music Senior Director and former Beats Music CEO Ian C. Rogers, who posted the following to Twitter today:<p>The debut of the streaming radio station, which is hosted by a trio of DJs …

Apple Music

On the Red Couch with Todoist Founder and CEO Amir Salihefendic

<i>When Amir Salihefendic was a student, he took on several side jobs and craved an organizing tool beyond his text files and Palm Pilot. So he created Todoist, a paperless to-do list and task manager that helps break big, overwhelming projects into manageable pieces. On Flipboard, the Todoist</i> …

Crowdfunding Advice From the Kickstarter Consultant with an Amazing 100-Percent Success Rate

We talk to Alex Daly—aka the "Crowdsourceress"—about the biggest dos and don'ts for running a successful online funding campaign.<p>Crowdfunding is no …

9 ways project management software can simplify complex projects

When you’re building your business, you want to make sure everyone is on the same page. But that can be most difficult when large-scale, complex technical projects with multiple teams or stakeholders involved are underway. That’s why I asked nine members from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the …

Jay Electronica Talks Kanye West, Young Rappers, and More in Nigerian Radio Interview

<b>Jay Electronica</b> has come out of his shell to give a rare interview in Nigeria of all places. The hermetic rapper spoke with The Beat 99.9 in Lagos, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

These Printable Tests For HIV And E.Coli Will Bring Diagnosis Anywhere In The World

The paper and plastic strips can be produced anywhere and administered by anyone.<p>Cheap, simple diagnostic kits have the potential to revolutionize health care in the developing world. If we can put non-technical tests in the hands of normal people, we can test for diseases more efficiently without …

10 Millennial Women Who Are Making History

The most difficult part of choosing “10 millennials making history today” was kicking people off the list. The fact is that there are <i>so many</i> inspiring women out there making waves in the world, it’s impossible to mention them all. But the way I see it, that’s a good sign.<p>The women listed below are …

Diane von Furstenberg

Ventoura App Combines P2P Guiding And Traveler Matching

Meet Ventoura: the latest startup seeking its fortune by building a peer-to-peer platform. This one is playing in the travel space, and has just launched an app where travelers can connect with others headed to the same destination so they have some drinking buddies when they land — a la Tinder …

Tourism

Twitch Lines Up Deal To Stream The Ultra Electronic Music Festival

Credit: Jim Urquhart, Reuters<p>Live-streaming service Twitch continues to explore the opportunities available in the music scene, today announcing that it is partnering with the Ultra Music Festival to stream three days of electronic dance music to those who can’t be there in person.<p>It’s a big step …

Music Festivals