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A Roadmap To The Pitch Deck I Used To Raise $14M In Venture Capital

Last year VCs invested over $58B in companies at various stages of growth. The average check size was about $12M. So, do the math, that’s approximately 4800 companies getting funded by investors making one to two new investments each year. You don’t need to read more cliches on it taking hard work …

Here's What Makes Content High-Quality, According To Google

You want your site to earn higher rankings and more traffic in Google, and you know there are dozens of ranking factors that will actually help get you there, from earning more inbound links to optimizing your site for mobile devices.<p>But one of the most important factors is the quality of your …

Communicator of the Future Could Be Onyx

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>The Onyx is a one-button wearable device that makes keeping groups connected simple. The two-inch diameter disk (only .63 inch …

The Brave Startup Improving Its Best Budget Smartphone

Last year saw the newly formed British smartphone company Wileyfox launch its debut handsets. Focused on the lower end of the market, and working with a SIM-Free direct to the public marketing strategy, the Swift and the Storm proved to be two of the strongest budget handsets in the marketplace. …

Scientists Reveal The World's Ultimate Spy Camera

Smartphone cameras are so small you can carry them anywhere, but what if you want a really small camera? Small enough, perhaps, to be injected into the human body with a syringe…<p>Timo Gissibl, Simon Thiele, Alois Herkommer and Harald Giessen, researchers at the University of Stuttgart, have recently …

Meet OurMine, the 'Security' Group Hacking CEOs and Celebs

Black hats hack for espionage, crime, and disruption. White hats hack to defend, digging up security vulnerabilities so that they can be fixed. And …

You Are What You Read: The Books That Inspire Successful Entrepreneurs

Everybody has a favourite book, a tome that has been a source of inspiration or influence, and entrepreneurs are no different, except that their top reads tend to be business books that have often helped guide them through their start-up journey.<p>Dale Carnegie’s ‘How to Win Friends & Influence …

Four Common Pitfalls Of Influencer Marketing And How To Avoid Them

Influencer marketing is yesterday’s word-of-mouth marketing on steroids. The internet now makes it possible for regular people like you and me to attract thousands of followers. Blogs, social media, and new live-streaming services like Facebook Live and YouNow have opened the door for brands to …

Ethical Hacker Professional Certification Package

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>With all the data theft going on these days, wouldn’t it be great to have the know-how to keep your company secure? That’s …

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Here's What's Inside Those Magical Stain-Erasing Pens

It’s inevitable: After a wine tasting, spaghetti dinner, or spirited rib-eating contest, your white shirt will look like the fledgling stage of a …

IBM's Big Data University: Free Online Learning With Over 400,000 Students

It is widely forecasted that a shortage of skills in data science and analytics will mean a great deal of money is wasted through missed opportunities in coming years.<p>Traditional academic establishments have begun to move to fill the gap. However, most courses teaching the hot topic skillsets such …

New Low-Priced Moto G Is Primed for International Stardom

For a long time now, cheap phones have been excellent. Many reasonably priced phones have the cameras, screen sizes, and battery life of last year's …

With Allo and Duo, Google Finally Encrypts Conversations End-to-End

Allo, the messaging service Google announced today at its Google I/O conference, is designed to allow a new style of communication, in which a clever …

How To Advertise Your Startup Without Actually Advertising It

Your startup needs to be advertised in order to sell products and land those first sales. The problem is that banner blindness is rampant, particularly among the younger generation, with click-through rates of 0.06%. This means that they are not going to spend any time on straight …

Apps That Will Make You A Better Designer Even If You Are Not One

Without a doubt, mobile phones dominate the world. In 2014, nearly 60 percent of the population worldwide already owned a mobile phone. This phenomenon changed the way people work, live and design.<p>Mobile apps became so powerful and efficient that in most cases it’s better to work on your mobile …

Bots Must Die Yet Instant Messaging Is The Biggest Opportunity Ever In Business.

It’s weird how businesses largely consider advertising an investment a worthwhile expense in building brands, yet see customer service as a cost to reduce. If we’ve spent years hoping that “people want a conversation with brands”, why hide behind “no-reply” emails or worse still, outsource talking …

Big Data: Will We Soon No Longer Need Data Scientists?

The job of data scientist — the quintessential big data job, and the job that was just voted the best job in America for 2016 — is at risk.<p>Data scientists have been called “unicorns” because finding the right person with the right set of skills — including coding, statistics, machine learning, …

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5 Steps To Perfecting A Pitch And Selling With Purpose

We’ve all heard or seen a sales pitch. It goes something like, “look at my this, you need this, let me tell you about this, you should want this, you should really buy this,” etc.<p>But, that’s the trouble with the traditional sales pitch – it is often unsolicited, immediately putting the other person …

Your phone number is all a hacker needs to read texts, listen to calls and track you

Weaknesses within mobile phone network interconnection system allows criminals or governments to remotely snoop on anyone with a phone<p>Hackers have again demonstrated that no matter how many security precautions someone takes, all a hacker needs to track their location and snoop on their phone calls …