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5 inspiring reads for aspiring entrepreneurs: top tech CEOs tip top books

The best books you’ll read are typically recommended by people you like or admire. Which is why we’re partnering up with bookshelf.tips to do a monthly roundup of short book recommendations from the apex of the tech world. Bookshelf.tips asked entrepreneurs, CEOs, and other visionaries share …

Atlassian acquires Trello for $425M

Atlassian today announced that it has acquired project management service Trello for $425 million. The vast majority of the transaction is in cash ($360 million), with the remainder being paid out in restricted shares and options. The acquisition is expected to close before March 31, 2017.<p>This …

8 Elements of a Successful Business Plan

Perhaps you’ve heard the old saying that failing to plan is the same as planning to fail.<p>It’s commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin, the 18th …

A laser printer without ink or toner

Lasers that ‘softly’ burn paper could be the next evolution in printing. Former students of the University of Technology in Delft, Netherlands, have developed a technology that can print on any kind of paper without consumables, such as toner or ink.<p>This technique is not unlike burning paper using …

The Ultimate Web Design and UX training bundle is your ticket to launching an exciting new career in 2017

Anyone can build a website with the right training. However, a truly great site is one that’s not just stunning to look at, but also seamless to use. With the Ultimate Web Design and UX Bundle, you’ll be on your way toward bridging that gap from adequate coder to real web artist.<p>Let 2017 be the …

How to Annotate and Document UX Deliverables

You just won a big new piece of work. The schedule is tight and so is the budget. Luckily, the project proposal defined the deliverables and …

UX Design

Goodbye Google Keyword Planner, Hello Keyword Research Using PPC

Did you sigh when you heard Google is revoking free full access to its Keyword Planner? Your first reaction was probably like mine: Google is …

The 50 best books for Christmas 2016

2016 has been a fantastic year for literature, from tales of post-punk rebellion and fish-out-of-water detectives to politically incorrect satire and secrets from the Hollywood studio system. Here our top critics count down the year's best, from 50 to 1.<p>50. <b>The Making of Donald Trump</b> by David Cay …

Books

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Pinback's Rob Crow Isn't Quitting Music After All, Announces New Band, New Album, and Tour

<i>Photo by Bill Perrine</i><p>Earlier this year, Pinback's Rob Crow announced that he was planning to quit music. He's not done just yet. His new band Rob Crow's Gloomy Place will release their album <i>You're Doomed. Be Nice.</i> March 4 via Temporary Residence. Listen to "Business Interruptus" above.<p>The album was …

#MagentoMonday Community Digest 2015.11.16

Happy #MagentoMonday!<p>Coming to you live from <b>php[world]</b> in Washington D.C., USA, where <b>Joshua Warren</b>, <b>Mathew Beane</b> and <b>David Alger</b> are presenting on …

10 New Artists You Need to Know: May 2015

Kamasi Washington<p><b>Sounds Like:</b> Jazz fusion that rockets everywhere from electric Miles groove to Sun Ra sputter, from velvety smooth to hardcore …

New Social Commerce Tool Lets You Sell on Facebook By Asking Fans to Comment ‘Buy’

As experts look for ways to spread their content, make more money, and gain in popularity, this trend toward social commerce will grow exponentially.<p>Authors, experts, and influencers sold $10 million dollars worth of eBooks in 1995 almost exclusively through Amazon. In 2014, they sold about $1.6 …

9 Daily Habits of Exceptional Entrepreneurs

<i>“The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.”</i> – Samuel Johnson<p>What you do is important, but what …

Optimize Your Website for Mobile Commerce

It looks like it’s going to be a big year for mobile commerce (or M-Commerce) – the numbers don’t lie! Around the globe, the number of smartphone …

eCommerce

More Compelling Reasons to Use Facebook Ads

With 86% of adults using the internet and 77% of them on Facebook, Facebook is quickly becoming an important place to spend advertising dollars. Over …

Social Media

The Digital Gridiron XLIX: Brand Engagement Stats From Super Bowl Ads [INFOGRAPHIC]

Sunday's Big Game was as much about football as it was about brands. As advertisers battled to be the most memorable, the most eye-catching and the …

Brand Management

Microsoft HoloLens won't be the next Google Glass, and that's a good thing

Microsoft stunned audiences of Wednesday's Windows 10 event by unveiling HoloLens, the company's augmented-reality headset and platform.<p>Not only is …

Why drop-down lists are bad for the user experience.

An industry standard that makes no sense at all.<p>Over the time working with user interfaces and usability, especially when I do user input forms, I …

Teaching Language Quicker, Smarter, Better: Innovation Through Adaptive Learning, Testing

“The number of English learners is going to go from 1 billion now to 2 billion in 2020,” says Bernhard Niesner, CEO & Co-founder of busuu.com, the online language learning platform. “And for sure, there will be several online players, several mobile players who will succeed in this market. We are …

New Ways Of Working: The Way We Work is Changing Forever

The way we work is changing forever. Workforces, workplaces, the work we do and the organisations we do it for are undergoing an unprecedented …

The Most Important M’s In M-Commerce

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Phil Carter is an associate at Trinity Ventures, where he focuses on early-stage consumer technology investments particularly in mobile-enabled marketplaces and services.</i><p>A few customer groups are driving a disproportionate share of growth in smartphone use and mobile transactions. For …

16 Must-See Documentaries At The 2015 Sundance Film Festival

On Tuesday, HuffPost Entertainment previewed the Sundance Film Festival's impressive lineup, but we omitted the documentaries because, frankly, there are so many excellent titles that deserve your attention. Films about the Church of Scientology, Tig Notaro, Kurt Cobain, campus rapes and urban …

Film Festivals

The 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read, or Read Again, in 2015

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Time is perhaps the rarest and most coveted asset an entrepreneur has in their life. The time to read is a crucial but often challenging feat to tackle on every entrepreneur’s to-do list. So when you take the time out of your hectic day …

Self-improvement

4 Email Marketing Goals To Set In 2015 (And How To Make Sure You Actually Achieve Them)

No matter what time of year it is, it’s always a good idea to set marketing goals.<p>Setting goals makes it easier to measure the results of your different marketing activities, and also provides the focus and motivation you need to stick with them.<p>Here at Constant Contact, our team is kicking off the …

Marketing

An avocado a day is good for you - so try our top recipes

An American study suggests that an avocado a day can lower your cholesterol. What's the best way to eat them?<p>Forget having an apple a day – if you want to stay healthy, it might be worth introducing a daily avocado into your diet.<p>Fans of the creamy green fruit have long preached about avocados' …

50 Free eBooks for Web Designers & Developers

There are thousands of books available for web designers and developers online. There has been no language, no point of discussion, or no trend that …

The Five Most Disruptive Innovations At CES 2015

Once again, we scoured the edges of the 2.2 million square feet of exhibit space at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show looking for what we call Big Bang Disruptors.<p>Those are the innovations that enter the market both better and cheaper than existing products or services, creating the greatest …

Social Marketing Platform SocialBro Adds Twitter Monitoring

Social media campaign management platform SocialBro has just launched a monitoring tool that harnesses the power of Twitter data, enabling deep data mining across available Twitter content in real-time.<p>With this addition to its arsenal, SocialBro is able to provide its users with full real-time and …

Happy Singles Day! China's Anti-Valentine's Festival Is The World's Biggest E-Commerce Holiday

<b>Update at 11:15 a.m., November 11 (EDT) /12:15 a.m., November 11 (Beijing time):</b> Alibaba’s Singles Day hit a record this year: $9.3 billion (RMB 57.1 billion) in gross merchandise value. That’s 60% increase from last year’s $5.8 billion.<p><b>Update at 9:30 a.m., November 11 (EDT) /10:30 p.m., November</b> …