Jim Makos

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Investing in Bitcoin. Why?

Bitcoin is for me just another vehicle among the thousands that exist to invest a part of my capital. Who knows, maybe it ends up the most profitable …

Cryptocurrency

10 of the most-funded startups to fail in 2017

Startups rise and startups fall. 2017 has seen some prominent startups go under. From Jawbone to Beepi to Yik Yak, these companies raised major cash before they ultimately shut their doors.<p>What follows are 10 of the best-funded companies to close in the first nine months of 2017. Together these …

AMD GPUs Sells Out in 5 Minutes, Gamers Livid at Crypto Miners

Advertisement<p>Computer processor producer AMD released a new graphics card (GPU) earlier this week, and within 5 minutes the product was sold out on …

The first ICO unicorns are here

It was always likely to happen, but the speed in which the first ICOs worth more than $1 billion have arrived is surprising.<p>Today both OmiseGO (OMG) and Qtum passed a $1 billion market cap today, according to coinmarketcap.com, a site that tracks the value of crypto tokens. In doing so, they became …

Finding Entry Points to Invest in the Bitcoin Rally on its Pullback

Bitcoin is pulling back. Great timing to enter the rally. The question is WHERE exactly? Here are some potential entry points.

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoins, Blockchains and the next stage of online betting

Over the next few years you are going to be hearing more and more about Bitcoin and blockchain technology in particular. I hope to give a very brief …

10 Reasons Why Influencer Marketing is the Next Big Thing

As the world has shifted to social media, consumers look at fellow consumers to inform their purchasing decisions. Instead of looking at companies, …

6 Reasons Influencer Marketing is Beneficial

2016 will be known as the beginning of the rise of influencer marketing. In a world where everyone is a minor celebrity through Twitter, YouTube, and …

Marketing

These 3 things could trigger another financial crisis

Last weekend the International Monetary Fund made its second cut to global growth forecasts this year. Many economic commentators have begun asking what would happen if the next recession hit while interest rates were still far below pre-2008 levels.<p>Despite these issues, the regulatory foundations …

Interest Rates

A Global Thriller

The story of copper illustrates perfectly just how interdependent and volatile the global economy is. China’s economy slows, so miners in Chile fret …

Mining

US Election Betting Trends Ahead of Super Tuesday 3

US election enjoys yet another Super Tuesday today. This time the hot states are primarily Florida and Ohio for the Republicans, as Trump’s rivals …

Government

Some very special startups are still raising millions of dollars. Here's why.

With just two sentences, Jon Stein can make you question everything you thought you knew about the startup world in 2016.<p>"It was a good market to be …

6 Tips for Improving Content Marketing for Entrepreneurs

During their first few years running a business, most entrepreneurs are trying to keep their heads above water. When you’re busy landing your first …

Workfront Blog

By Heather Hurst, Senior Director of Corporate Marketing *** Do you sometimes wish you had a user’s manual for each of your colleagues, so you knew...<p>…

Innovation

How to Create an Effective E-Book

When you want to stand out as an expert in your field, a great e-book can make your brand shine. To position yourself or your business as an industry …

Why You Need The Perfect Domain Name

Share<p>Share<p>Tweet<p><i>– Follow Alan Dunn</i> <i>on Twitter</i> <i>or</i> <i>Facebook</i><p>Building a brand is something every entrepreneur dreams of. Whether it’s the next unicorn, a …

The Google Plus Settings You Need to Change Immediately

I have a love/hate relationship with Google+. Maybe you do too.<p>Google+ is not just an ordinary social network. It shares some features with Twitter …

Social Media

Advanced Conversion Tracking For Your Blog

Tracking conversions within a blog is a lot different to that of e-commerce websites. With an e-commerce website you will be generally looking at …

Analytics

How free VPNs could return privacy to a social norm

SEATTLE – Companies have long used Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs, as Internet-enabled tunnels designed to let workers securely access corporate networks from computing devices in remote locations.<p>Now two VPNs designed for consumer use are gaining rapid adoption. AnchorFree's Hotspot Shield and …

Improving Your Outreach - Lessons from the Travel Niche

Outreach is definitely the buzzword of the year. Whether it’s used for acquiring guest post opportunities, mentions on social media, or product …

Marketing

Mesocolumn - Responsive Free WordPress Theme for Community

Like or Dislike the theme, please let us know by submitting your rating<p><b>Mesocolumn</b> is a blog, magazine, community and eCommerce free WordPress theme. …

Web Design

Creating unique perspectives using colour and composition - Canon Europe

<b>Creating unique perspectives using colour and composition</b><p>The colour of images is heavily influenced by the colour of the available lighting. Some …

30+ Outstanding Adobe Lightroom Tutorials & Tips

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is an awesome tool for photographers, professionals and amateurs alike. One of the biggest benefits to using Lightroom is …

Tutorials

Real-Time Data Validation with Google Tag Assistant Recordings

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: great analytics can only happen with great data. That's why we've made it a priority t...

How to Drive and Convert Web Traffic

In today’s world, most businesses live or die by their website. Gone are the days where companies can neglect their web presence and still drive …

How Average Writers Can Create Highly-Readable Articles - Copybot

You don’t have to be a great writer to turn dull topics into compelling articles. You just have to know what to do.<p>Exhibit A …<p>Robert Smith (not the …

Arcane

Subscribers.com

Have you considered allowing guest posts on your blog? We grew the KISSmetrics blog to over 400,000 visitors a month, publishing blogs which mainly …