Stacy Johnson

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Four Ways To Earn Extra Money While Keeping (Or Preparing To Quit) Your Day Job

Earning a passive income takes some upfront effort but not much energy to maintain. Here are a few options.<p>Imagine lying on a beach, sunlight hitting your face and sand between your toes. You grab your phone and check your bank balance to find that it’s increased $500 since sunrise. This may seem …

Git Commands and Best Practices Cheat Sheet

Given the success of both our Java 8 Best Practices Cheat Sheet and our Java 8 Streams Cheat Sheet, it looks like cheat sheets are going to become ‘a …

SCM

Android SDK tutorial for beginners

Android development starts with the Android SDK (Software Development Kit). While there are many different programming languages and a host of IDEs (Integrated Development Environments) you can use to create an app, the SDK is a constant.<p><i>Read Next</i>: Java tutorial for beginners<p>SDK provides a …

Android News

Stationery Startup Minted Raises $41M for Larger Crowdsourced Design Push

A few years ago on the crowdsourced design site Minted, an unknown designer from Galena, Ohio, asked for feedback on a wedding invitation design that …

Wall Art

Revolution in Progress: The Networked Economy - MIT Technology Review

No question about it: The Networked Economy is the next economic revolution. In the coming years, it will offer unprecedented opportunities for …

Innovation

Pitfalls Emerge In The Analysis of Mobile Phone Datasets - MIT Technology Review

Mobile phones have become one of the most important tools for anthropologists hoping to uncover the secrets of modern human behaviour. Every mobile …

University of Washington

3 Gmail Tricks That'll Save You Hours Every Week

<i>Vik Singh is CEO and co-founder of Infer, a provider of data-powered business applications.</i><p>It’s totally unbearable and massively inefficient to process countless emails every day. And yet, to have any chance of success in today’s information world, you must communicate via email.<p>As you succeed, you …

Clay Bethune - Co-founder of 9th & Elm

Most ideas sound good in theory — until you mention them to others. So I like to bring my team together a couple of times each week to throw out new …

How To Turn A Mid-Life Crisis Into A Million-Dollar Business

Aihui Ong left her cushy job as a software engineer to backpack around the world. Good move.<p>Everyone thought she was crazy.<p>Aihui Ong was a successful financial software engineer consulting for companies like Accenture and taking home a handsome six-figure salary. But Ong wasn’t happy with just a …

Jason Halstead - Founder of Gist Brands

[quote style=”boxed”]In fact, in my job it’s hugely more important to ask the right questions rather than have all the right answers. I’m an innately …

Susan Taing - Founder and CEO of bhold

[quote style=”boxed”]Prioritize. Over and over again.[/quote]<p>Susan Taing is the founder and CEO of bhold, a design house using new technology to …

David Hassell - Founder and CEO of 15Five.com

[quote style=”boxed”]Sleep. Exercise. Meditate. I admit that I don’t always do them regularly, but when I keep up with these my ability to do what …

Out of the picture: why the world's best photo startup is going out of business

One day last month, the seven employees of Everpix gathered at their co-working space in San Francisco to discuss the company's impending shutdown. Wayne Fan, one of the co-founders, opened a mock-up of the screen that the photo storage service’s customers would see once the company announced the …

Three Things that Actually Motivate Employees

The most motivated and productive people I’ve seen recently work in an older company on the American East Coast deploying innovative technology products to transform a traditional industry. To a person, they look astonished when I ask whether their dedication comes from anticipation of the money …

Hands on with Flipboard for Web: A good start, but missing the mobile app’s polish

On Tuesday, Flipboard expanded its horizons and started offering Web access, so if you don’t have your tablet or phone handy but you still want to …

Rethinking The Seductiveness Of Mobile-First

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah works on product for Swell, is a</i> TechCrunch <i>columnist, and an investor. He blogs at Haywire, and you can follow him on Twitter at @semil.</i><p>For the past few months, my weekly column here has been focused on some aspect of “mobile.” There’s no denying the scope of the platform …

Don’t Start a Job Search Without Answering This One Question

I love when people quit their jobs. Ok, that’s probably a bit strong. Let me clarify. I love when people leave a job because they’ve made an impact …

500 Startups Confirms $44 Million Second Fund, Plans To Invest In 200 Startups Over The Next Year

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been just three years since 500 Startups started making investments in early-stage companies. But in that time, the firm has put money in at least 500 companies, and it will keep investing in more, thanks to the closing of its second fund and the continued growth of …

A Visionary CEO Changes The Face Of Pet Care And Commerce

When Brock Weatherup arrived at PetFoodDirect.com four years ago, it was a struggling pure play e-commerce company. His vision was to turn the site into a pet food subscription business “before subscriptions were sexy” — but he quickly discovered he was going to need to do more than that in order …

6 Smart Ways To Grow A “Brand You” Business

How scaling a company can make you psyched, not scared.<p>Recently, my friend Anandi Raman Creath sent me a proposed business plan. This former Microsoft project manager has long created scrapbooks as a hobby. She realized she might be able to create them professionally as heirlooms for people too …

Outsourcing

Yes, Apple Is Back In The Disruption Business

Today’s superstar businesses are device companies, integrating hardware, software, services and connection. We don’t get much chance to stop and think what that new product model means to how you do R&D, product development and innovation. But Apple is showing us. While we were fixated on hardware, …

News Curation Platform Paper.li Raises Further $2 Million

Smallrivers, the Swiss startup behind news curation platform Paper.li, has raised further funding: $2 million from Debioinvestment, and Polytech Ventures (co-founded by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technologies where SmallRivers is based), along with existing investors/shareholders, including …

Why Touch ID is bigger news than any of us appreciated

Touch ID is far, far more important than most people have realised – the core message behind a <i>Quora</i> post by the CEO of a card payment service. We can expect to learn far more “in the next few months, and that’s likely to eventually include both Touch ID Macs and use of the fingerprint system for …

The No. 1 Reason Business Ideas Fail and How You Can Avoid It

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I have a friend who has a steady stream of ideas -- both great and hair-brained. A lot of times he comes up with viable new product ideas, but only occasionally stays the course required to bring the good ones to market. As a professional …

Entrepreneurship

Five Reasons 8 Out Of 10 Businesses Fail

Breaks my heart.<p>According to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months. A whopping 80% crash and burn.<p>But why? What can we learn from the colossal amount of failure with small business that we can apply to our own business aspirations?<p>In my 30 plus …

Intel announces new Quark SoC for the internet of things

<i>This story was updated and rewritten with information from Intel at 11:55 pm.</i><p>At the Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco on Tuesday, Intel’s CEO …

Using the Business Model Canvas to improve Salesforce.com Designs

There is much conversation around how to use the Business Model Canvas (BMC) for new product development and business model iteration. However, less …

Adobe Makes Life Easier For Web Designers, Adds Easy Export From Photoshop To Edge Reflow

Adobe is launching the latest update for Photoshop CC today. Besides numerous smaller feature additions, this new version adds a tool called “Adobe Generator” that is, among other things, deeply integrated with Edge Reflow, the company’s tools for creating responsive web designs. Using Generator, …