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19 tricks stores use to make you spend more money

From supermarkets to department stores, retailers employ clever techniques designed to get you to spend more.<p>Stores are carefully engineered, and every aspect of the design has a highly specific purpose — from the background music to the interior wall color.<p>To become more of a savvy shopper — and …

Lessons Learned From My First Startups

Peter Godman Contributor<p>Peter Godman is the co-founder and CEO of Qumulo.<p>I was born an engineer and an introvert. The rest is pretty predictable.<p>When I was three I obsessed over jigsaw puzzles. At five, LEGO. I showed whatever I built to my mom, and she gave me a stream of positive, non-objective …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Time Management

Why Trying to Build a Billion-Dollar Startup Is One of the Biggest Mistakes You Can Make

You're constantly told to think big, but that's terrible advice. Here are 3 reasons you should build a $1,000 startup, not a billion-dollar one.<p>Entrepreneurs dream about building the next big billion-dollar company. You're constantly told to think big. And it's easy to get caught up in envisioning …

Startups

5 amazing gadgets you won't believe exist

If you haven't noticed, the "Age of Technology" is upon us. Real versions of yesterday's dreams are popping up like Orville Redenbacher kernels in a 3,000 watt microwave. Not a day goes by, it seems, that we are not blown away by a new technology product or service that would have seemed stranger …

Copywriting Tips for the Novice Blogger

Write.<p>That’s right. Write something. Anything. It might be awful. It could be truly amateurish. It doesn’t matter. Write. Right now.<p>Let me talk you through this, a fictitious, but real enactment. I’ve done it many times before and it usually goes something like this…<p>I ask the obvious question, …

Modern Residence in Silicon Valley, California

The OZ Residence in Silicon Valley, California by Swatt Miers Architects.<p>The team of Swatt Miers Architects has completed this modern residence in …

Huawei To Launch A Smartwatch in 2015

Huawei is becoming a big name in the smartphone industry, and it seems the company may be gearing up to enter the wearable technology market as …

Wearable Tech

12 Things Product Managers Should Do in Their First 30 Days

<i>Ken Norton is a product partner at Google Ventures where he advises startups on product management and also helps organize workshops.</i><p>Congratulations, a product has found its product manager. Perhaps you’re joining a small startup, or maybe you have a new project in a big company. How you approach …

How We Redesigned Our Product in Less Than a Week

<i>Bastiaan Janmaat and Mike Dorsey are co-founders of DataFox, a predictive intelligence company reinventing the way investors, analysts, and business development professionals research and track technology companies.</i><p>Time is often the scarcest resource for a startup. When you’re building a complex …

Sony Brings E-Mount Lenses and 30X Optical Zoom to Your Smartphone with New QX1 and QX30

People have been questioning the wisdom of the Sony QX so-called ‘lens cameras’ since before they even arrived. CNET mocked the news when it was …

Shaquille O'Neal Applies to Be Police Officer in Doral, Florida

NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal has long had an interest in law enforcement, and the future Hall of Famer put that to good use Wednesday in Doral, Florida.<p>According to Monique O. Madan of the <i>Miami Herald</i>, Shaq applied to become a Doral reserve police officer amid much fanfare. This isn't his first …

Basketball

“Why I Want to Switch to Nikon, But Can’t”: Tony Northrup Throws Gas on the Canikon Debate

Photographer and educator Tony Northrop is stirring the pot again, offering a bit of education on a hotly debated topic. Don’t worry though, this …

Uzo Aduba Is Basically Nailing Fashion Week

Uzo Aduba at the Emmy's (left) and the Honor spring/summer 2015 fashion show. Photos: Getty Images<p>There was a scrum of selfie takers in the Honor front row, and it was kind of amazing. Editors, models, and It Girls—the kind who normally float above the Fashion Week fray—all scrambled for Instagrams …

uzo

Tasks Startup CEOs Should Always Outsource

<i>Mikita Mikado is the co-­founder and CEO of electronic signing software PandaDoc. This article was co-written by Christy Delehanty, the Content Manager at PandaDoc.</i><p>“There isn’t enough time.”<p>It’s a common complaint. A familiar refrain reverberating through the startup world, picking up volume as it …

Data Marketing 101: How Startups Can Put Their Data to Work

<i>Shannon Byrne is the Content & PR Manager at Mention, where she crafts words, creates strategies, and recruits loyal advocates. This post originally appeared on the Geckoboard blog.</i><p>Whether your startup is a SaaS company, a product, or a more traditional service, you’ve likely been collecting a …

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