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Infographic: How to create a website that users fall in love with

It takes only seconds for visitors to decide whether your website is worth their time.The internet is teeming with digital destinations where …

5 tips for mastering the role of product manager

As a product manager, you may have unknowingly signed up to become a professional juggler. While no two days are alike, we constantly find ourselves juggling multiple balls and doing our best to keep them up in the air. We move between various product features and release cycles while keeping every …

Brooklyn’s Latest Craze: Making Your Own Electric Grid

Using the same technology that makes Bitcoin possible, neighbors are buying and selling renewable energy to each other.<p>When Michael Guerra, a blunt-talking Brooklyn real estate broker, installed 24 solar panels on his Park Slope rooftop in 2012 during a home renovation, all he knew was that he …

Are microframes the future of wireframing?

Wireframes are dead! Interactive prototypes are everything! We’ve heard these shouts for at least the past seven years. If the popularity of these …

The future of ad agencies has never been more in doubt

A few years ago, Booking.com, a hotel e-commerce site owned by Priceline, worked closely with a media-buying agency to figure out where to allocate its ad budgets.<p>"We'd have meetings where we'd sit down and say, 'We should put this much on YouTube, this much on other sites,' et cetera," Pepijn …

Tech’s best barometer? Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends report has ballooned from 25 to 213 slides

Once upon a time, there was a humble Wall Street investment bank analyst named Mary Meeker.<p>Yes, I’m aware this is the first time in history that “humble” has been used in a sentence with “Wall Street” and “investment bank.” But stay with me.<p>Way back in 2001, Meeker was working for Morgan Stanley …

Mary Meeker

22 Things From Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Presentation That Marketers Need to Know

Venture capitalist Mary Meeker's annual presentation always gets the tech industry's attention as a gauge of where digital trends and marketing are …

The 5 Biggest Trends Affecting the Internet, According to VC Mary Meeker

A few lessons from the VC's much anticipated (but massive) annual presentation.<p>It's hard to imagine a data-filled presentation of more than 200 slides being "eagerly anticipated." But each year since 1995 Mary Meeker, a partner at VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has managed to get Silicon …

How To Develop An Effective Marketing Strategy

In business, some entrepreneurs view success in its most basal format. All they want is the ability to earn a living while working for themselves. For others, success takes on far more grandiose terms. It involves the erection of colossal empires that spans the globe with droves of customers and …

Marketing

7 Lessons From 100+ Failed Startups, Funding Timeline Trends, and More — Mattermark Daily

7 Lessons From 100+ Failed Startups, Funding Timeline Trends, and More — Mattermark Daily<p>Optimize Sales Ops by Integrating Data-Driven Tools …

Startups

The World's Most Important Financier Bet On MENA Startups. Here's What Happened Next.

Back in 2014, the IFC decided to take a new and somewhat controversial approach to helping economic development in the Middle East: venture capital.<p>In 2015, it invested $14 million in a $70 million 10-year Wamda Capital fund, launched by Aramex founder Fadi Ghandour.<p>The IFC also continued to invest …

Dubai's Alabbar to Weigh Buying Into Venture Capital Firms

Dubai-based business-tycoon Mohamed Alabbar is weighing buying into venture capital firms in the Middle East to help kick start his $1 billion …

Netflix’s Use Of Big Data: Lessons For Brand Marketers

AdExchanger |“Data-Driven Thinking” is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. Today's …

Inside Netflix: we reveal how brain scans and bots help shows go from lens to your living room

Netflix first launched in the UK in 2012 and, along with catch-up services like BBC iPlayer and streaming rivals like Amazon Prime, has completely …

Living Rooms

16 Things Entrepreneurs Should Stop Doing (to Avoid Looking Like Amateurs)

You look ridiculous<p>Entrepreneurs are the rock stars of the modern era.<p>Pioneering new business ventures and building tech start-ups is the contemporary equivalent of tight leather pants, big hair, and sold-out concerts of the 1980s. Even if you disagree with the idea that Gary Vaynerchuk shouting …

This is the Jeff Bezos playbook for preventing Amazon’s demise

It’s Day 1 forever because Day 2 is death.<p>Once a year, in his letter to Amazon shareholders, Jeff Bezos gives us all a glimpse into his business world view and management philosophy. This year’s version did not disappoint.<p>In it, Bezos explains how he thinks about preventing Amazon from slipping …

Why Everyone's Talking About 'Initial Coin Offerings'

For early stage companies, venture capital isn’t the only name in town these days.<p>Startups built on blockchain technology—distributed ledgers that …

The 4 Traits Every Good Project Manager Needs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I did not set out to be a product manager. That seems strange for me to write, considering I have led product and strategy at six companies now. When I started my career, though, I was happy just finding great market opportunities and …

'We sat drinking beer, flinching at gunfire': recalling Lebanon's 'little war' of 2008

Travelling through Beirut as the Hezbollah seized parts of the city, Carl Shuker’s New Zealand passport allowed him to pass across borders like a ghost. Nine years on, he remembers glimpsing a political shift that reverberates today<p>From the balconies in east Beirut we looked toward the west, …

Hello, Westworld: Sex Doll Brothel Opens In Barcelona

Industry edges closer to "realistic, robotic" sex partners.<p>In the first known brothel of its kind, a Barcelona establishment is offering erotic sessions with sex dolls only.<p>Clients of the “agency” will have to pony up $127 an hour for a sex session with one of four big-breasted Lumi Dolls: blond …

Eagle Armed With A GoPro Hunts A Fox, And It's Intense

You don't want to be a fox when a golden eagle's around.<p>It’s clear from this video that eagles do <i>not</i> mess around.<p>Watch as a golden eagle with a GoPro hunts a fox. “Hunt” might even be too generous a word. The eagle is like a fox-seeking drone missile, homing in on its prey.<p>The clip comes from a …

Here Are the New 4Ps of Modern Marketing

<b>By Christi Olson – Bing Ads Evangelist at Microsoft</b><p>Remember the 4 Ps from your intro to marketing class? Price, product, promotion and place have been used over the past century by marketers as an organizing framework for the core elements of marketing. The 4 Ps were created in the 1940s against a …

10 Essential Questions to Ask Before Launching Your Product

Here are the top 10 fundamental questions that you and your product launch team must answer to assure a great new product lift-off!<p>Launching a new product can be quite the challenge. It often comes with great trepidation. Will our product succeed in the marketplace? Will our customer's like it? …

Product Management

Artegra Sans Font Family

Artegra Sans – one of the most complete font families ever made!The Artegra Sans font family has been designed over a period of almost 3 years by …

Three VCs on What’s Next in Technology

Steve Herrod, Peter Levine and Rich Wong predict the coming wave of emerging technologies<p>What is the next wave of emerging technologies going to look like? The ones that chief information officers should be paying attention to?<p>The Wall Street Journal’s Rolfe Winkler spoke with Steve Herrod, …

Venture Capital

How to Successfully Clone Your Best Employee

We all have someone at the top of the pack, an outstanding employee we can entrust with virtually any project or situation. The one we are terrified will leave. The one we wish we could clone.<p>It's not exactly cloning, but you wish you could create a new generation of employees instilled with your …

Leadership

This Crazy Gorgeous Font Evolves As You Type With It

Oh, and it's inspired by cockroaches.<p>This being a digital age, our lives are suffused with fonts. Just about every word we read is set in a font crafted by an artist, a team of them, or even multiple generations of designers. But for the non-graphic designers among us, who mostly interact with font …

Nike uses Twitter to promote women's sports in the Middle East

The recent debate over Under Armour and its CEO's apparent support for President Trump pushed the politics of the leading sports apparel brands into …

Middle East

These are the four questions Y Combinator uses to identify the next unicorn

Over 12 years, Silicon Valley accelerator-turned-seed-fund Y Combinator has invested in more than a thousand companies. Its success stories include Dropbox, Airbnb, and Stripe, and recipients of its investments are altogether worth an estimated $100 billion today.<p>Y Combinator accepts dozens of new …

Google ditches 30-second unskippable ads on YouTube

Google will no longer force YouTube viewer to watch 30-second unskippable ads, saying that as of 2018 the ad product will be ditched.<p>However, the …

Advertising