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13 Tech CEOs And Founders Reveal Their Favorite Productivity Hacks To Help You Get More Done

It's a difficult task though, because thinking about becoming more productive and actually setting things in motion are two different things.<p>In an excellent post on Quora, a bunch of CEOs, tech entrepreneurs, and startup pros share their favorite hacks for getting things done more efficiently.<p>There …

10 Public Speaking Insights with Jeremey Donovan

Listen to the full interview at www.33voices.com/jeremey-donovan-pt-ii/audio<p>Jeremey Donovan joined Toastmasters in 1998 following a job change that prevented him from remaining an introvert. He earned his Distinguished Toastmaster accreditation in 2012. Jeremey is the author of three books, …

Javelin: the lean startup app that's a product of lean startup methodology

Conventional wisdom holds that most big companies are not capable of innovating. They’re too fat and bureaucratic, too resistant to change, good at …

Expect More From Product Managers

I talk to a lot of startups, and I've noticed a really troubling trend at some of them. A huge percentage of Product Managers at startups suck.<br>Not …

The Truth Curve

I wanted to share one of the slides from my talk at QCon last week. I call it the truth curve.<p>On the X-axis is your product sophistication. On the …

Yes, but who said they’d actually BUY the damn thing?

This is Part 3 of the series: 5 lessons from 150 startup pitches.<p>Of hundreds of startup pitches at Capital Factory, <i>almost none</i> had unearthed 10 …

Applying Lean to existing teams and other lessons learned @ Lean Startup Machine London

Google is about to spend half of Apple’s annual marketing budget promoting a single phone

Google’s forthcoming, Samsung-killing Moto-X Android “superphone” is also going to have a super-size advertising budget of up to half a billion dollars, reports the Wall Street Journal. That’s half as much as the $1 billion Apple spent advertising all of its products in 2012.<p>So why is Google—or …

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STOCKS RALLY, S&P CLOSES AT ALL-TIME HIGH: Here's What You Need To Know

First, the scoreboard:<p>Dow: 15,460.9, +169.3, +1.1%<br>• S&P 500: 1,675.0, +22.4, +1.3%<br>• NASDAQ: 3,578.3, +57.5, +1.6%<p>And now, the top stories:<p>BI Intelligence, a new subscription research service from Business Insider, provides in-depth insight, data, and analysis of the mobile industry.<p>Access all reports, …

Tata Consultancy's Slow Growth In China Is 'One Of Those Sad Stories'

During a meeting to prepare for Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit in May to the Mumbai software development center of Tata Consultancy Services, the Chinese government representatives noticed the absence of the Chinese flag in the facility, where a series of colorful national flags–American, …

This is Nokia's Lumia 1020, a 41-megapixel Windows Phone camera (updated)

Nokia is holding a press event in New York on Thursday to "reinvent zoom," but here's the star of the show: the Lumia 1020. <i>The Verge</i> understands that Nokia will unveil its Lumia 1020 Windows Phone complete with a 41-megapixel camera and PureView branding. We're told the Lumia 1020 will come …

How to Make Your App Stand Out in the Crowd

What’s that? You have a shiny new app you want to tell people about?<p>Join the club: There are more than 900,000 apps in Apple’s App Store. Google’s …

How Did Dropbox Scale To 175M Users? A Former Engineer Details The Early Days

Ladies and Gentlemen, we interrupt our normal programming about crazy entrepreneurs and even crazier VCs to bring you a little learning from the world of Engineering. Remember that? Recently Dropbox was in the news for revealing they’d hit 175 million users, and daring to say they could replace the …

Microsoft doubles support lifecycle for Windows Phone 8, outlines enterprise feature update

Considering Microsoft's history of supporting desktop operating systems past their expiration date, learning that Windows Phone 8 would be cut off from updates after a short 18 months was a bit of a slap to the face. Thankfully, Redmond has come to its senses: as of this week Microsoft has doubled …