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The best way to manage your photos online in 2015<p><b>In August 2013,</b> we reviewed the best services for storing your photos in the cloud. Nearly two years later, much has changed. Everpix, our pick for average users, went out of business. Picturelife, our choice for power users, sold itself to …

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10 Coolest Cars For The Man Who's Made His First Million

Making your first million is a milestone many aspire to in life. Of course that saying of the old has waned a little considering $1 million doesn’t …

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The music industry's best-known production app will soon be free

You've probably heard the output of Avid's Pro Tools audio production software, even if you don't know what it's like -- it's virtually a staple of the music industry, and spawned now-famous (or infamous) effects like Auto Tune. There hasn't been a cheap way to try it for nearly 15 years, however, …

Oculus gives Sundance attendees a literal bird's-eye view

"People dream about flying." That's what Max Rheiner, creator of <i>Birdly</i>, a virtual reality experience that lets you feel what it's like to fly as a bird from a first-person perspective, said about the inspiration for his project. Rheiner, who's head of the masters program in interaction at the …

Box Opens At $20.20, A 44% Pop

Its IPO was priced at $14.<p>For the day, it closed at $23.23, up 66%.<p>It's a nice pop for a company that had a lot of negativity surrounding its IPO.<p>Box's revenue growth has been slowing down. In the third quarter of 2014, revenue was up 70%. But that's down from 81% in the prior quarter. And that's …

Walmart starts selling its Vudu Spark streaming stick for $25

Remember Walmart’s very own HDMI streaming stick, which I spotted in the FCC’s online database two months ago? Turns out Walmart already started …

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Jawbone: The trials of a 16-year-old can’t-miss startup

The first thing you notice about Hosain Rahman, CEO of the much-buzzed-about gadget maker Jawbone, are his wrists. A big, hirsute, 38-year-old bear …

50 Awesome Resources to Help You Be a Better Writer (and Content Marketer)

An epic list of resources, and something for everyone, regardless of experience or role.<p>Content. Every business wants content. Every business needs content (especially those that embrace content marketing to find and engage potential customers).<p>But that means you have to create content, and that …

Infographics

Windows 10’s new browser will have the most advanced features ever

This is Spartan<p>Microsoft is planning to radically overhaul its web browser in Windows 10. Sources familiar with the company’s Windows plans tell <i>The Verge</i> that the new browser, codenamed Spartan, will include a host of new features not found in rival browsers. Chief among the plans for Spartan is …

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How Sleeping Too Little Is Ruining Your Cognitive and Emotional Performance

The impact of 'burning the midnight oil' is more far-reaching than you think.<p><i>Firas Kittaneh is the CEO and co-founder of One Mall Group, a group of specialty e-commerce brands including Amerisleep, an eco-friendly luxury mattress company. His award-winning team is focused on bringing housewares</i> …

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Google Calendar 5.0 now available for download

Earlier this week Google pulled the curtains off the biggest update to the Calendar app in a long while. Now the update is rolling out to users, and the APK file is available for download.<p>Calendar 5.0 brings lots of visual changes, with the app receiving a complete Material makeover. The iconic …

Android News

The 5 Biggest Email Mistakes You're Making

A survey from MailTime points to the importance in keeping your emails short and sweet.<p>Trying to breakthrough the inbox clutter and send an effective email can be incredibly difficult.<p>Just ask Jon Youshaei and Shane Snow who sent 1,000 cold emails to top business executives and received a paltry 17 …

Entrepreneurship

30 Most Unforgettable Vacations

Remember your best trip ever? We asked Budget Travelers to share their most memorable experiences and were touched, surprised, and delighted with the …

We've Created A Monster: Toxic Employees Aren't Born, They're Made

When it comes to workplace morale, one bad apple can poison the environment for everyone else. But what happens when that bad apple is also your golden goose? Enter a seemingly innocuous NYT piece about how small business owners can diagnose and deal with high-performing employees who are also …

How Your Employees May Be (Unintentionally) Sabotaging Your Business

Are your employees causing customers and potential customers to walk away from your business? They very well may be.<p>To explain the headline, let me tell you a couple of stories involving me.<p>Virtually no one is loyal to a brand of gasoline, but I was.<p>I bought nothing but Exxon for years. Why? …

Business Strategy

Why IBM Gives Top Employees a Month to Do Service Abroad

“Eight out of 10 participants in the Corporate Service Corps program say it significantly increases the likelihood of them completing their career at IBM,” Stanley Litow, VP of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs, told us.<p>Recognizing that corporate responsibility can offer a company a …

4 Ways to Handle Toxic Employees

You must not let this corporate cancer into your startup. And you may be its leading source.<p>If you have ever promoted one of your employees to a manager, you may have unwittingly contributed to a corporate cancer that will destroy your startup.<p>How so? Your new manager may have won that promotion …

Employment

Why should I care about customer experience marketing?

Source: 1st Financial TrainingThere are three ways to grow your business:1. Get more customers2. Sell more to existing customers3. Keep customers …

How Hackers Are Getting Your Dropbox and Snapchat Passwords

Many third-party apps created by amateur developers are easy targets for password theft.<p>Last night an anonymous hacker claimed to be in possession of 7 million passwords to Dropbox accounts. While that claim was probably false, it demonstrates the increasingly common way that hackers are using to …

Information Systems

Google appears to be working on an AirDrop competitor codenamed 'Copresence'

There may soon be a new way to share files, messages, directions, music, and more between devices. A new leak suggests that Google is working on a service codenamed "Copresence" that will be some sort of cross between Apple's AirDrop local file transfer service and the NFC-based Android Beam …

An Almost Foolproof Way to Achieve Every Goal You Set

Step One: Stop focusing on the actual goal.<p>I love setting goals.<p>Unfortunately, my goals don't always love me back.<p>I've tried using silence to accomplish a goal, and I've tried to sneak up on big goals, and although those strategies work, they're hardly foolproof.<p>Fortunately James Clear, an …

Motivation

Suffering and the Successful Entrepreneur

Integrating suffering is key to the experience of a healthy entrepreneur.<p>Friedrich Nietzsche famously said that to live was to suffer. Most entrepreneurs have had to learn to work through personal business suffering. I believe that it is a specific and important resource that can and must be …

Entrepreneurship

Be Nice to Everyone. It's Worth It

When you're nice to others, it pays back in spades. Just ask airplane designer Devon Schuler.<p>Devon Schuler is an airplane designer. He spends a great deal of time thinking about ways to improve flying and he loves sketching airplane designs. There is just one problem: Devon is only 9 and no one is …

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How to Find the Customer Pain Point

Having trouble with customer interviews? Finding the pain point could be your problem.<p>When interviewing customers, finding their pain point, or problem, is key: It will enable you to craft your solution, pitch, and brand. Valuable as finding the pain point is, a surprising number of entrepreneurs …

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Four reasons I switched to Safari after years of using Chrome and why I’ll probably switch back

After upgrading to OS X Yosemite last week, I got an interesting notification when booting up Chrome for the first time. Apple wanted me to give …