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Any Startup Can Blow Up Their Website Traffic for Free With a Single Blog Post. Here’s Exactly How To Do It

Here’s the situation. You run a startup. You have a website. And your website has basically no traffic. Except your mom. (Thanks, mom.) Like any …

Marketing

Best Original Anime Series and Movies

Not From a Manga Series, Not From a Novel, Just Straight From the Imagination<p>While a lot of anime series and movies are based on novels, comic books, …

Alphabet's Eric Schmidt: 'Big data is so powerful, nation states will fight' over it

This is what Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google parent company Alphabet, suggested in a speech at the company's Google Cloud Next conference on Wednesday.<p>"I think big data is so powerful that nation states will fight over how much data matters," he told attendees.<p>"He who has the data can do the …

Artificial Intelligence

Databricks raises $60 million to be big data’s next great leap forward

Looking to be the next leap forward in data organization, computation, and delivery for big data Databricks, the business built on top of the popular Apache Spark open source project, has raised $60 million in new financing.<p>Taking the route mapped by so many big data companies before it, Databricks …

How algorithms rule our working lives

A few years ago, a young man named Kyle Behm took a leave from his studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He was suffering from bipolar disorder and needed time to get treatment. A year and a half later, Kyle was healthy enough to return to his studies at a different university. …

Middle School

21 Business intelligence and analytics terms you should know

Business intelligence (BI) and data analytics give tech decision makers a clearer idea of how well their companies are running, and if they are …

Big Data

6 Baby Steps To Become A Data Ninja Entrepreneur

<b>By Dayna Sessa</b><p>If analyzing numbers makes you anxious, relax. A majority of the value you gain from data comes from things you already do as a savvy business person.<p>I waited eagerly for my daughter to turn six months old and sit independently so my husband and I could begin bringing her to a …

Automate Google Sheets: An Introduction to Google Apps Script

Google has built some of the most effective productivity tools on the planet. With Gmail, Hangouts, Chrome, Docs, Sheets, and more, odds are you use …

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Tutorials

What Motivates People to Share on Facebook? (Infographics)

More than one-half of all adults in the U.S. use social media, and 84 percent of internet users worldwide between the ages of 16 and 64 use Facebook …

American Capitalism’s Great Crisis

A couple of weeks ago, a poll conducted by the Harvard Institute of Politics found something startling: only 19% of Americans ages 18 to 29 …

Biggest Problem With Big Data Management in 2016 | Inc.com

Last week, Experian Data Quality released The 2016 Global Data Management Benchmark Report, and I found it to be incredibly insightful. "The biggest problem organizations face around data management today actually comes from within," says Thomas Schutz, SVP, General Manager of Experian Data …

Data Warehousing

The ultimate guide to leveling up your coding skills

No matter what your job is these days, it’s always helpful to have coding knowledge in your toolbox. But if you’re not interested in going back to school and you have very little time to dedicate towards picking up a new skill, choosing what, when and how to develop your programming chops is a task …

This Is the No. 1 Ritual You Need to Do Every Day

You read a lot on the internet about rituals that can help you be better in the morning or leap over tall building with a single bound. Maybe some …

Downwell is an H.P. Lovecraft story turned into a retro action game

In many of H.P. Lovecraft's stories, an adventurer stumbles across something he shouldn't have — a mysterious cavern, an ancient city under the sea, a strange cave full of secrets. And though these hidden places are always filled with terrors, curiosity pushes the adventurer onwards into darker, …

Indie Gaming

For first time, company owner faces life sentence for food poisoning outbreak

<b>(CNN) —</b> Even after his mom died, Jeff Almer bought a Mother's Day card splashed in pastels and bearing the sweetest of words. He tucked a photo of his mother inside the card and addressed it to Stewart Parnell, the man who owned and ran Peanut Corporation of America.<p>Inside, Almer wrote: I did not …

Environmental Health

Marketing's Next Big Thing: The Internet Of Things

Recently I wrote about how marketing executives need to be both entrepreneurial and tech-savvy. It might be enlightening to look more closely at the “tech” that marketers need to be savvy about.<p>The ubiquity of digital technology offers a level of interaction with consumers that yesterday’s …

Internet of Things

Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the …

This Super Simple Google Docs Trick is Life Changing #edtech #gafe

A few months back, I discovered through Twitter a super simple Google Docs trick that changed how I share Google Docs links with staff that I work …

'From Atoms to Bits': A Brilliant Visual History of American Ideas

A new paper employs a simple technique—counting words in patent texts—to trace the history of American invention, from chemistry to computers.<p>One night in the the spring of 1983, the scientist Kary Mullis was driving with his girlfriend along Highway 128 from Berkeley to Mendocino, California. As …

Content Promotion Tools: The Ultimate List for Marketers

The promotion required for all the content marketers create now can easily exceed the hours in a day. But with the content marketing tool landscape …

Betting machines: How one man lost everything, £1,000 at a time

Gambling addict tells of destruction wrought in a terrifyingly short time by fixed odds betting terminals – and battle to change his life<p>It took Tony Franklin just 59 minutes to squander £3,500 on high-speed, high-stakes gambling machines in his local Coral bookmakers. Losing the money was …

Codes of Conduct

What U.S. Intelligence Predicted the World Would Look Like in 2015

Shortly before 9/11, officials foresaw a fundamental shift in the nature of power.<p>Nine months before the September 11 attacks—and just days after the Supreme Court halted the Florida recount, handing the presidency to George W. Bush—U.S. intelligence officials published an 85-page prediction for …

Can Brain Drain Be Beneficial?

Three years after the start of its new Science Without Borders program, Brazil isn't the only country benefitting.<p>Vinicius Munaldi Lube is from Vitoria, Brazil, a small city on the southeastern coast, about 300 miles north of Rio de Janeiro. He studied wood engineering, the discipline of using wood …

Scribble cancels Kickstarter campaign: Is it a hoax? (updated)

Mixing the perfect color is hard enough with real paint. Getting the exact shade of blue you’re looking for in a painting app is almost impossible. …

Go paperless with Dropbox-connected apps

<i>Paperwork</i>. If you’re like most people, the mere mention of that word sends a chill up your spine. Not only does it represent the kind of work we …

Color, Value, and Evolution of Logos

Logos are very important to a business. A good logo can sell itself, especially if the colors match the product correctly. Color, Value, and …

Smart Ways to Combine Content Marketing With SEO

The Smart Ways to Combine Content Marketing With SEO infographic is essentially a big list of the most popular online services in a number of …