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3 Follow-Up Techniques Your Customer’s Need From You

<b>By Jeff Shore</b><p>Hello. I’m a prospect and I need your help.<p>That’s it, your help. Not your begging or your pleading, or your endless justification as to …

An Occupy-Inspired App That Helps Groups Make Actual Group Decisions

There are no great tools for making decisions collaboratively online. Inspired by the hand gestures used at Occupy protests, Loomio aims to fill that gap.<p>If you’ve ever tried to make a tough decision with a group of people online, then you’ve most likely done one of two things. You may have had a …

Income Inequality

A $35 Computer The Size Of A Credit Card Can Be Used For All Kinds Of Amazing Things

Originally conceived as an educational product for removing as many barriers as possible for teaching people to program, the Raspberry Pi has been popping up in various home-brewed tech creations, acting as the brain that makes all kinds of electronic doodads come to life.<p>Despite its low price and …

Raspberry Pi

How Pandora’s 40 Engineers Nabbed 70 Million Monthly Users

The Pandora Prioritization System brought users to their company in droves. How can their approach apply to your company?<p>When it went public in 2011, over a decade after the company’s founding, Pandora employed fewer than 40 engineers. With this skeleton crew, the company built products for 70 …

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Meet The Tech Entrepreneur Bringing The Digital Revolution To Africa

<i>By Natalie Burg</i><p>As Juliana Rotich explained in a June 2013 TED video, in some ways, the digital revolution has rippled through the world much like the scientific and industrial revolutions before it: inequitably.<p>“These revolutions have not been evenly distributed across continents and nations,” she …

This $44 smartphone isn’t as good a deal as it sounds

South Africa’s—and indeed Africa’s—biggest mobile operator, MTN, this month released the “Steppa,” an Android phone for 499 South African rand. At present exchange rates that is a few cents over $44, and is “unlocked,” meaning the purchaser doesn’t have to buy a mobile contract. It comes with full …

Mobile

North Carolina has morphed into a solar power leader this year

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Courtesy of Apple<p>Yes, North Carolina is home to Apple’s two recently finished massive (40 MW total) solar panel farms. …

Solar Power

Startup Utilidata’s algorithms could make the power grid smarter

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Picture an electric grid as streets that connect power plants to your home: if you aren’t familiar with the landscape, traffic …

How to Take Your Publishing Brand International in 2014

<i>Mick Rigby is the CEO Yodel Mobile, where he brings more than 20 years of experience as a strategist in advertising and marketing.</i><p>We’ve almost reached the tablet-to-PC tipping point where the cheaper, more portable tablet form factor is becoming the de facto device for browsing and consuming online …

This Graph Tells You When Fruits And Vegetables Will Taste The Best

Summer brings a bounty of mouthwatering fruits, including juicy peaches, plump blueberries, and sweet cherries.<p>And while fruit may seem sweetest during the summer, you can enjoy a variety of ripe produce throughout the entire year.<p>So when is the best time to load up on melons and when should you …

Handy

Apple Acquires Nigerian Owned Public Transit App, HopStop [REPORT]

Apple has acquired city transit app, HopStop. The brainchild of Nigerian, Chinedu Echuoruo, HopStop shows you how to get where you want to go using …

Associated Press News

Nigerian Minister Suggests Death Penalty For Convicted Rapists

A female Nigerian government minister has proposed imposing the death penalty on defendants convicted of rape.<p>Hajiya Zainab Maina, the Minister of …

President of Malawi in war of words over Madonna's 'bullying'

She has sold more records than any other woman, enthralled fans at the Super Bowl and starred on the big screen as Eva Perón. As a result, one word …

12 Useful 'Easter Eggs' Hidden In Your iPhone

iOS

BlackBerry 7 Destined for Emerging Markets

Just because BlackBerry bet its future on the next generation BlackBerry 10 operating system doesn’t mean it’s ready to abandon its predecessor, …

Mobile Technology

Raspberry Pi $25 model sells out soon after U.S. debut

The $25 version of the small Linux computer is already out of stock in the U.S. after going on sale just yesterday.<p>U.S. consumers unable to grab a $25 slice of Raspberry Pi yesterday are now out of luck.<p>The so-dubbed Linux PC on a stick hit the U.S. market yesterday morning. Both the $25 Model A …