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How to maximise your health: Understanding probiotics and antioxidants

A pharmacist looks at the probiotics and antioxidants that can benefit your diet<p><i>Shabir Daya is a pharmacist and the co-founder of online health store Victoria Health.</i><p><b>Take probiotics.</b> Most people have only 50 per cent of the good bacteria we should have in our system. Without healthy gut bacteria …

Wellness

18 Malaysian startups poised to breakout in 2015

2014 turned out to be quite a mixed bag for Malaysia’s startup community. On one hand, homegrown online payment company MOL Global listed in the US, …

These are the top databases among devs who use Amazon’s cloud

Web applications need databases for storing and serving information. But not all databases are created equal — oh, no, far from it. The popularity of any particular database — be it SQL, NoSQL, key-value, or graph — waxes and wanes, and really, it depends who you ask.<p>Among developers who use Amazon …

Why Startups Should Only Hire Senior Developers (Hint: Life's Too Short)

Sometimes, there just isn’t time to learn on the job.<p>At least, that’s the attitude of one startup cofounder and CTO, Smartling’s Andrey Akselrod, who has been selective at building out his international team of developers. At his $250 million (last funding round valuation) New York-based startup, …

Where’s the profit in the internet of things? Hint: not in the things

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>If you’re in the internet of things arena, you probably have some sort of gizmo to sell. Good for you. But the real revenue …

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Android News

Required Reading: The Economist’s Special Report On Tech Startups

It’s not every day we here at TechCrunch just point to someone else’s work and say, “Here, you should go read this.” But today’s an exception, because The Economist has put together a 16-page Special Report on the rise of technology startups around the world.<p>The report, which is written for the …

Perfecting The Enterprise End User Experience

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Todd McKinnon is CEO of identity management firm Okta. Follow him on Twitter @toddmckinnon.</i><p>Everyone talks about user experience. It’s often referred to in terms of how “sticky” an app is: how easy it is to use, how engaging it is, how relevant it is to what users are doing, etc. All …

Monetizing your Android app

If I had a dollar for every time I was entrusted with the “next big app idea”, I would have about $48 — and I would have spent it already. This is not because some of these ideas weren’t very good. In fact, some were great! It is also not due entirely to the lack of time, funding, resources or …

Apps

Welcome to Forbes

Why developers choose Android

So you’ve got an idea for an app? For those aspiring to occupy a small portion of digital real estate in the pockets of countless smartphone users, this is an important step. But before the first line of code can be written or the IPO is filled, there is another equally important consideration …

Apps

Twitter Cofounder Dorsey Offers List of Dos and Don'ts for Success

As the co-founder of Twitter and Square, two of the most high profile tech companies in Silicon Valley, Jack Dorsey can claim at least some sage …

Do you need to be rich to start your own company?

<b>With a growing number of young people wishing to start up their own business on both sides of the Atlantic, how much easier is it to do so if you come from a wealthy background? Here a number of young entrepreneurs recount their experiences.</b><p>Utah native Austen Allred's life was changed by the …

Startups

25 Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter

The arduous experience of entrepreneurship often makes founders a fount of business advice. From billionaire Richard Branson to Garrett Camp, co-founder of transport startup Uber, both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs have tips to share through their Twitter feeds.<p>Branson regularly …

Engage with social networks, or be ignored by potential clients

Social media has changed the world; it has changed the way people communicate, and it has revolutionised the way that businesses seek to attract new …

Marketing

Why Founders Fail: The Product CEO Paradox

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ben Horowitz is co-founder and partner of Andreessen Horowitz. He was co-founder and CEO of Opsware (formerly Loudcloud), which was acquired by HP, and ran several product divisions at Netscape. He serves on the board of companies such as Capriza, Foursquare, Jawbone, Lytro, Magnet,</i> …

Five Things Entrepreneurs Should Never Do

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) came out on June 3. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>I’m breaking all the rules.<p>I’m at a silent retreat for the week. No …