Ihsan Zainal

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How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

Marketing

Inside Telegram’s ambitious $1.2B ICO to create the next Ethereum

We have even more information about messaging app Telegram’s plans for cashing in on its popularity within the crypto community with the massive ICO for its proposed Telegram Open Network (TON) project (that we first reported), after obtaining the whitepaper and investor prospectuses in full.<p>From …

Blockchain

The Basic Elements of Visual Design

This past week in our The Starter League UX class, we dove right into the basic elements of visual design.<p>The purpose of the class wasn’t to go in …

30 Insanely Creative Typography Designs with Jaw-Dropping Effect

Typography is both beautiful and useful, no doubt about it. A good typography can give viewer a lasting impression and benefit whatever idea/brand it …

Experimenting With Colors And Concepts

Experimentation is a highly rewarding part of a creative process. When you execute an idea and give yourself enough room, you can come up with …

UI Design

The Future of Design: When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It

Design started out as a craft, primarily focusing upon the creation of beautiful objects to become a powerful force in industry. Today, design has …

Design

6 Ways Startups Can Build Productive (and Happy) Remote Teams

Putting together a solid team in your startup's early days can be challenging. Here's why you should consider remote work as an option.<p><i>By Karan Chaudhry, co-founder of Comnplus and DropThought.</i><p>One of the biggest struggles entrepreneurs face early on is building a strong team. Most have …

Project Management

Six Crucial Ingredients to Develop Awesome Messaging

In working with dozens of startups, messaging is one of the most challenging things to tackle.<p>Creating a core story that explains what a startup …

Improve Your Designs With The Principles Of Continuation And Common Fate (Part Three)

Continuation dictates how we interpret direction and movement through a composition. Our mind chooses the path of least resistance, perceiving lines …

UI Design

Bring Your Brand to Life on Flipboard

Flipboard has hit many amazing milestones over the last six months. But what does that mean for you? Here are two ways we’re helping brands come alive:<p><b>Flipboard is a platform.</b><p>Flipboard is the only platform for discovering premium content across a wide variety of topics—over 30,000 and …

Startups beware of the spreadsheet paradox (& what’s Paul Graham single survival rule for “first-year startups”)

• By Andreas<br>• 12 May, 2015<p><i>“The older I get, the less I listen to what people say and the more I look at what they do”</i> – Andrew Carnegie<p><b>Think for a</b> …

Facebook Launches In-App Purchase Install Ads

Facebook is combining its lucrative app install ads with deep linking so a specific in-app purchase page opens once the app downloads. The result is a powerful new tool for direct marketers that sell products and services through apps.<p>Direct marketing is popular on the web where users can see an ad …

Apps

HootSuite

Young women spend five hours a week taking selfies, says survey

Technically Incorrect: Women aged 16 to 25 years old take three selfies a day, according to a new UK study. And there's lighting, make-up and camera angles to consider.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>We've come to accept that social media …

Adam Levine

Facebook Is In The Middle Of The Biggest Media Shift Since The Internet

This week, Facebook launched Instant Articles, a feature that allows publishers to host their news stories and content directly on Facebook. For consumers, this is a much faster, richer, and easier experience for reading articles directly on their News Feeds and primarily on mobile. For Facebook, …

Digital Advertising

Virgin Atlantic Dreamliner comes with a place for selfies

Virgin Atlanticlast week launched its inaugural flight between Los Angeles and London on a 787 Dreamliner. The plane is chock-full of passenger amenities, including windows that dim with the touch of a button, a bar near the upper-class section and a wall of shelves near the middle of the plane …

Facebook's new video business is awash with copyright infringement and celebrities are some of the biggest offenders

Some of the biggest celebrities on the site are lifting viral videos created by others, sharing them with their fanbases, and then earning money on the clicks those views generate on links to their own work on iTunes or elsewhere.<p>Even when the videos are ultimately deleted, they can rack up tens of …

Internet

The Void wants to offer fully immersive virtual reality games

Ken Bretschneider dreams of a virtual reality experience that will have you literally running, jumping around and chasing digital villains. That's why this fall, he'll start building The Void: a virtual reality gaming center with 60 x 60 foot rooms where people can physically play while immersed in …

Facebook taking on eBay, now showing all second-hand goods

Facebook is testing out a new option in news feed that shows a unified view of items on sale across user groups and adds the ability to search public groups.<p>We reported earlier this year that the company has begun allowing users that are a part of ‘buy and sell’ groups to attach prices, locations, …

Selling

This Crazy Camera Rig Takes Wildly Realistic 3D Pictures

Welcome to the (almost) holodeck<p>We've all seen basic 3D pictures before. There are those distorted picture-globes you can take with your phone, or Google's Street View photospheres. They're impressive in their own way, but they're just 2D images arranged in a slightly 3D-ish manner. Pretty, but not …

Virtual Reality

United to unveil new website

United Airlines this week will open to the public a functioning preview of its main website, united.com, which the carrier says will offer customers more information, greater flexibility and robust searching for flight booking.<p>Starting as early as Tuesday morning, users can go to beta.united.com …

MikMak Is The Smartphone-Based Reinvention Of The Infomercial

The word “infomercial” likely doesn’t inspire a lot of excitement out of you. But whether you’ll admit it or not, you (just like me) have been sucked into watching an infomercial or the Home Shopping Network (perhaps hosted by Mariah Carey) at least once.<p>That’s because the idea of shopping via …

Mobile Commerce

This $169 Computer Is Designed For The World’s Emerging Middle Class

Your TV screen is your monitor, and an Internet connection isn’t necessary.<p>On a trip to India, entrepreneur Matt Dalio noticed something about the country’s emerging middle class: While many families owned TVs, few could also afford to have a computer. He had an epiphany. Why not make TV screens …

Sustainable kettle brews up a Kickstarter storm

Aiming to save power and water, the Miito induction kettle is now seeking crowdfunding to bring it to market.<p>Sleek, chic and streamlined: that's the James Dyson Award-winning Miito, a new kind of kettle that looks nothing like a kettle at all. The rod-and-plate ensemble uses induction technology to …

Crowd Funding

How to create a HTML signature and add it to your email accounts on your iPad

File this one under something I’ve thought about many times, but never actually looked into how to complete. I came across this tutorial from our friends over at iDB from last week, and thought that it was such a useful feature, I wanted to share it with everyone here. I don’t know about you, but …

Safari (Browser)

New York's getting 500 solar-powered food carts this summer

Street food is an celebrated (and inescapable) facet of New York City culture but many of those gas-fired mobile food stalls aren't exactly environmentally friendly. "I breathe it in, I get the fumes, I get the smell of the food," Don Ward, a Manhattan shoe shiner who works next to a cart, told the</i> …

Hands-on: The Touchjet Pond projector is like a giant Android tablet you can take anywhere

Remember pico projectors? A few years ago, the idea of being able to carry a tiny projector anywhere with you was one of the most popular visions for the future of tech. Even your phone would have one baked in so you could easily give presentations or watch a movie with your friends …

U.S. Mobile Users Spend The Most Time In Facebook And Instagram, Elsewhere Messaging Apps Dominate

Messaging apps are becoming the most heavily-used type of app in a majority of key markets worldwide, based on both smartphone sessions and time spent in apps. However, according to new data from App Annie, the U.S. is an exception to that trend. Here, Facebook still dominates in terms of …

Apps

All developers can now access the App Analytics beta

Patient iOS developers haven’t had long to wait for their time with Apple’s new App Analytics tool; the beta is now open to everyone with an iTunes Connect Admin, Finance, or Sales account.<p>The new platform appeared earlier this month, but those interested had to file a request for access. It aims …

Facebook now lets you call a business right from its News Feed ad

Facebook is making available some nifty features aimed at local campaigns for small businesses.<p>A Call Now button on ads lets people immediately contact a business if they see something interesting. This joins the previously available “Like This Page” and “Get Directions” buttons.<p>Also notable: you …