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There Are Now At Least 14 Digital Currencies Worth More Than $1

Bitcoin prices on the Mt. Gox exchange have climbed back up to $800. Litecoin, which bills itself as the "silver" to Bitcoin's gold and is often accepted by retailers taking Bitcoin, surpassed $1 months ago and now stands at $24.<p>But many lesser-known currencies have broken through the $1 …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin Gets Valued: Bank Of America Puts A Price Target On The Virtual Tender

Virtual currency Bitcoin has no central authority, no national allegiance and no easy tracking mechanism. While enthusiasts have lauded it as an escape from the man (aka. the banks and government), detractors have argued that the system opens the door for money laundering, drug trading and even …

How To Strategically Invest In Your Startup's Technology

No matter how you slice it, launching a startup is a major expense. It can be tempting to cut corners by paying less for certain business necessities. But don’t go too crazy with the budget blade, especially when it comes to technology and your website’s infrastructure. Experience shows that …

New App Keeps Your Sales Team More Productive On The Go

Sales teams have gained the reputation as road warriors – and rightfully so. In most sales organizations, chasing down opportunities requires good old-fashioned hustle from city to city, or time zone to time zone.<p><b>CRM Has Become Part Of The Problem</b><p>For many sales people, the CRM system has become a …

5 Thoughts to Make You a Better Salesperson | Inc.com

Does the thought of hearing "no thank you" one too many times slow you down? Getting your products and services into the hands of future customers has its challenges, but when we add a fear of rejection to the mix, the challenge becomes monumental. What if you could see no as the magic word that …

Self-improvement

5 Easy Ways To Use Video To Improve Your Business

I started “producing” my own videos when I was 8 years old. From the time my sister and I were deemed old enough to hold the family camera without breaking it, we were hooked on the wonders of video. Back then, polished videos were still a luxury. I never would have guessed that consumer-level …

10 Questions to Ask When Creating Your First Kickstarter Project

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have a standout idea for a new product but need to raise money for it. So, you wonder whether you should consider a campaign on the popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter. After all, Kickstarter's results have been impressive. Since it …

Crowd Funding

10 Things Every Customer Wants | Inc.com

Why does a customer buy from one vendor rather than another? According to research recently conducted by The Rain Group (detailed report here), customers tend to buy from sellers who are superlative at the following tasks:<p><b>1. Bring New Perspectives and Ideas</b><p>If customers could diagnose their own …

Customers

How to Build an Entrepreneurial Team | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs are highly motivated, risk-taking individuals. Despite their risk profile, they aren't necessarily risk-seeking individuals. Many "solopreneurs" yearn to build a team around them and share the risk as well as the upside benefits of building a company.<p>We recently heard from Cecilia …

Entrepreneurship

The Truth About Startup Fundraising

Chris Kelly, the co-founder of Convene, a meeting company, explains why you'll probably give away more equity, and get less money, when you bring on investors.

Investing

Google introduces the biggest algorithm change in three years

New 'Hummingbird' algorithm will make core search better at answering longer, more complex and spoken queries<p>Marking Google's 15th birthday, Hummingbird is the biggest change to the inner workings of the world's most popular search engine since Google's "Caffeine" update in 2010, which sped up …

German startup wants to help game developers make more money (interview)

<i>A recent graduate of the Berlin Startup Bootcamp incubator program, 1SDK has one goal: To help mobile gaming providers win over more paying users. Founder Anil Kutty told us how. …</i><p>Who are you, and what do you do?<p>Hi, I’m originally from New Delhi in India. Throughout my career, I have worked all …

You Won’t Believe This iPad Fingerpainting Of Morgan Freeman Isn’t A Photo [Video]

Fingerpainting on an iPad isn’t taken too seriously by most the world but iPad artist Kyle Lambert has blown us away with some us his creations, and now he’s back with one of the most detailed iPad finger paintings we’ve ever seen.<p>Kyle’s incredible painting of Morgan Freeman took over 200 hours of …

Improve your CSS with the Sass @extend directive

Watching a CSS veteran discover Sass for the first time is always entertaining. Concepts like nesting, variables and mixins seem so natural and, once …

From search to security: the five most important algorithms in tech

Algorithms such as those run by Google are the brains of the internet, encrypting data and helping us navigate online<p>Algorithms, simple functions that hover between mathematical problems and computer programs, are everywhere.<p>Whether dealing with lost packets when using Wi-Fi, or getting your …

Aligning sensors with your app’s orientation

The sensors supported by Windows Store apps offer a powerful way to spice up your app’s functionality. Sensors let your app know the relationship …

Android Design in Action: New in Android 4.4

Michael Feathers

Control structures have been around nearly as long as programming but it's hard for me to see them as more than an annoyance. Over and over again, I …

iOS Programming Tutorial: Creating a Universal App

A universal app is a single app that is optimized for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad devices. From user’s perspective, this provides the best user …

Create Stunning Homepages using Photo Backgrounds

Treehouse recently received a massive redesign and part of that included a new homepage. Our design team hired a photographer to shoot beautiful …

What Is A Software Architect’s Job Today?

It was 2001 when a project manager first put my job title as architect on a statement of work. A lot has changed over the last twelve years. The …

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<i>Every C++ programmer is familiar with the terms lvalue and rvalue. It’s no surprise, since the C++ standard uses them “all over”, as do many</i> …

From Busy To Effective Developer

New technologies, web frameworks or newborn languages are very important for every developer and crucial to improve developers’ skills. However, …

10 facts about the brain that will help you design better websites

It all started with a book I found on my mum’s bookshelf when I was 15. It was called How To Read People Like A Book. It covered the basics of body …

New Book - Virtualizing and Tuning Large Scale Java Platforms

More than 55% of the world's server systems are now virtualized, and 50-60% of today's critical business applications are built with Java. …

30 web design tips to make your life easier

Every web designer has a secret or two. Hard-won workflows, hidden hacks, and insider knowledge that are the mark of true experience and the stuff …

Udacity | Udacity

Master job-ready autonomous flight software engineering skills as you tackle advanced challenges, write real code for real aircraft, and develop a …