Keith Nellesen

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Why Your Current Social Media Strategy is Wrong

<i>Piers Cooper is CEO of Addvocate, a startup that created a platform to let brands harness the trust and breadth of the people who know their companies best.</i><p>Some of the biggest brands in the world are spending big bucks in the hope of turning paid likes and followers into measurable ROI. Guess what: …

8 Things You Should Never, Ever Include in a Pitch Deck

You have perfected your pitch and are feeling confident. But before you step into that big meeting, there are a few common stumbling blocks you should be aware of.<p>We asked eight YEC what you should never, ever include on those slides (no matter how tempting).

Intel reveals world's smallest wireless modem for the Internet of things

Intel is revealing what it calls the world’s smallest standalone wireless modem for connecting the Internet of things, or everyday things that are connected to the web like coffee machines that you can turn on with a mobile app.<p>The Intel XMM 6255 3G modem is a chip that connects a device to a …

This Wallet Connects With Your Phone So You’ll Never Lose Either Of Them Again

SmartWallet is a Bluetooth LE-enabled leather wallet that doubles as a backup phone charger. By wirelessly connecting our smartphones with our …

Wearable Tech

Nest Is Partnering With A Smart Fan Company To Take The Internet Of Things To The Next Level

On Tuesday morning, a company called Big Ass Fans, which sells ceiling fans that learn from their owners to adapt to their preferences, announced it is collaborating with Nest.<p>Nest's smart thermostat will work with Big Ass Fan's SenseME fan, which senses motion and changes speeds to maintain the …

Internet of Things

These high-tech gym clothes look inside your muscles to analyze your workout

Expensive technology long confined to the doctor's office is making its way into affordable fitness gear<p>When Dhananja Jayalath and Christopher Wiebe were students at the University of Waterloo, working towards degrees in electrical engineering, they were also gym buddies who liked to pump iron …

Peq smart home aims to take on SmartThings

Another day, another smart home system, with Peq believed to be Best Buy’s attempt to jump on the home automation bandwagon. Peq – pronounced “peek” …

Home Automation

Home Depot wants every connected gadget it sells to be Wink compatible

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>With over 2,000 stores, and $79.38 billion in revenue from the last twelve months, Home Depot has the potential to be a giant …

Huge Toxic Dam Burst in Canada Could Threaten Millions of Salmon

Canada

Best smart lighting: Philips Hue, IKEA, Osram and more - Pocket-lint

Having a smarthome isn't just about clever appliances or smartphone-controlled heating, you can also get clever lights too and that doesn't just mean …

Home Automation

Amazing Social Selling Infographics You Need to Know About Now

It’s 2014 and the sales game has changed drastically. Welcome to the age of social selling.<p>For sales people, this means cold calling is not as …

Infographics

Betting on the Ponies: non-Unicorn Investing

<i>Twenty fucking five to one</i> <i><br>My gambling days are done</i> <i><br>I bet on a horse called the Bottle of Smoke</i> <i><br>And my horse won</i><p><i>– The Pogues</i><p><b>I have decided to angel</b> …

10 Things Only Extraordinary Bosses Give Employees

Good bosses have strong organizational skills. Good bosses have solid decision-making skills. Good bosses get important things done.<p>Exceptional bosses do all of the above — and more. (And we remember them forever.) Sure, they care about their company and customers, their vendors and suppliers. But …

Employment

40 Best Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Sometimes, all you need is a little push. A little nudge. A little burst of inspiration.<p>Here are 40.<p>Tweet 'em. Share 'em.<p>But most important, pick the one that makes your skin tingle, your heart race, your motor rev, and place it somewhere you'll see it every day: your monitor, your screen saver, …

Motivation

Why your dysfunctional family belongs in the Mormon Church

I once showed a picture of my brother’s family to a friend at work: happy couple<p>,three beautiful children, adorable outfits, all smiles. The reaction …

Ryan Smith: Welcome to the Magic Pony Ride

Ryan Smith, CEO and co-founder of Qualtrics: There’s no getting around it. Startup life is tough. If you’re not ready for the nearly singular focus and passion that it takes to build a business, then you’re not ready for this magic pony ride. My brother and I coined this term to describe the …

Nest is Already Using all That Data From its Army of Smoke Alarms

Nest has released their first report on data culled from the alarms of hundreds of thousands of users. It's a glimpse at how Nest (and Google) can …

The 7 Keys to Inspiring Millennials at Work

As the CEO of a multi-generational organization heavy on Millennials, of one thing I am certain. This generation of six-second Vine videos, Facebook News Feeds and Instagram selfies is not satisfied getting feedback only once a year during annual performance reviews.<p>That process needs to be …

Employee Engagement

This Smart Cup Can Identify Any Beverage You Pour Into It

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Vessyl is the smartest cup you didn't know you needed. There's nothing tech people love as much as …

The High Road to Building an Enterprise SaaS Company

<i>Yoav Leitersdorf and Ofer Schreiber of are partners at</i> <i>YL Ventures.</i><p>Developing an enterprise-grade SaaS product is not easy. The keys are maintaining capital efficiency, launching early versions to the SMB market and constantly applying customer development methods.<p>B2B companies, often due to the …

Apple’s Home Automation Success Rests With Hardware Evangelism

At its WWDC conference this week, Apple unveiled a scaffolding of sorts that allows developers to control smart home devices like light switches, thermostats, garage doors and more. This is called HomeKit, and it promises to be flexible and powerful — but its success will lie in hardware …

Why We Need Infographics (and How to Make Them Great)

<i>Alexander Huls is a freelance writer who has been writing about pop culture for over five years. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, National Post, Film School Rejects, and more. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with</i> …

Groupon Goes After Square Register With New Gnome Point-Of-Sale Hardware

Groupon is expanding its footprint beyond daily deals yet again this morning, with an announcement of an iPad-based point-of-sale solution called Gnome. The platform includes an “all-in-one” cash register that can accept traditional payments as well as Groupon vouchers, integrated customer …

Groupon Introduces Gnome, an iPad-Powered Point-of-Sale System

Groupon today announced Gnome, a new point-of-sale system that integrates with the company's network of daily local deals. The iPad-based system provides a payment processing system as well as customer management tools for merchants that offer Groupon deals.<p>In addition to serving as an all-in-one …

10 ways Wall Street skims $100 billion of your money

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Wake up America, you’re wasting your money paying big advisory fees for hot tips on the stock-market casino. …

Investing

Why Hootsuite is the Best App for Social Sharing

There are a lot of different applications available on the internet to optimise your social sharing. Hootsuite is our personal favourite, and here I …