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27 of the Best Chrome Extensions You Should Check out Today

We love the Web. Seriously, we do. But sometimes, achieving what you want is a little harder and takes a little longer than you’d really want. It’s for that reason that we’ve put together a list of 27 of the best Chrome extensions you can find around.<p>We’ve broken them down into groups of a few per …

Head Back to School Via Flipboard’s Virtual Classroom

It seems early, but here in California many kids are already back to school. And while we don’t really miss the days of homework and gym class, we do …

Ginger launches student-friendly pricing for its writing coaching app (update)

<i>Update at 12:21 p.m. PT: Updated to reflect the accurate name of the new version, that it has a separate pricing structure, not a separate product release.</i><p>Two months ago, the Ginger Page app launched to help people improve their writing skills by correctly spelling and suggesting synonyms, better …

Google Launches Website Call Conversions for AdWords

Google today launched a new AdWords tool called Website Call Conversions, which lets advertisers identify and measure calls from their website that occur after an ad click. The company explains that many customers only call a given business after clicking through an ad and learning more about the …

Google has one essential test when it thinks about buying a company

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Facebook Now Tells Whether Mobile Ads Lead to Desktop Purchases

Facebook is trying to show advertisers how powerful its mobile ads can be when it comes to driving sales.<p>The social network announced on Wednesday …

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Focus on the Big Picture, and Your Website Will Thrive

Despite your well-manicured corporate Facebook page and compelling Twitter background, a big chunk of your traffic -- nearly half -- is still coming from old-fashioned search.<p>Search has rapidly changed since business dove head-first into the social-media world. Best practices have gotten more …

The 7 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Launching an Ecommerce Startup

Co-Founder, CEO UGallery<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As we continue to rely on technology for its simplicity and convenience, everything from books to cars are now available online. And many entrepreneurs are jumping on this wave, because when done correctly, …

eCommerce

Top Mobile Apps of Business Executives

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At Apple University, studying Picasso helps with product design

78-button Google TV remote is an example of what not to do<p><i>The New York Times</i> has published a rare look inside Apple's secretive training program known as "Apple University." New recruits are encouraged to sign up for courses in the program, which was conceived by Steve Jobs in order to ensure that …

StudyBlue Founder Chris Klundt Steps Back Into CEO Role, Revamps Site Design, Preps For Pro

Just in time for students to head back to school, crowdsourced flash card study platform StudyBlue announced a new site design, search navigation capabilities, a lifelong learning feature, a new pro version of the platform and that co-founder Chris Klundt would be stepping back into the role of CEO …

Airbnb tweaks review system so guests don't fear retaliation from hosts

Microsoft reignites Mac vs. PC conflict for new Surface Pro 3 ads

Microsoft is bringing the Mac vs. PC battle back with full force today. While the company targeted the MacBook Air at the launch of the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft’s latest ads place both devices head-to-head. It’s a style that’s similar to how Microsoft has targeted the iPad and even Siri recently, …

Apple's Secretive Internal Training Program Detailed in New Profile

A new profile of Apple's internal training program published by the <i>New York Times</i> has shed new light on how the company teaches its vision and practices to select new employees. Originally established by Steve Jobs and Apple's Vice President of Human Resources Joel Podolny, the-so called "Apple …

Coursera Launches Android App

Online learning company Coursera has finally come to Android after launching an app for the Google-owned mobile platform. The launch comes just over three months after Coursera debuted its iOS app, its first native mobile app, and will help the company towards its goal of providing access to free …

Rocket Internet-Backed Zencap Provides Financing for SMEs In Germany

Well-known incubator Rocket Internet has launched a new venture in Germany — Zencap, a digital credit marketplace for small and mid-sized enterprises to get financing without having to go through banks.<p>Zencap essentially forms a bridge between entrepreneurs and private investors, allowing SMEs to …

Crowdfunding Site Medifund Relaunches As Non-Profit To Help Med Students In Developing Countries

Medifund, a crowdfunding platform for medical students, has relaunched as a non-profit. The site, which is based in the Philippines but open to students around the world, was first covered by TechCrunch last year.<p>Its mission is to increase the number of doctors in countries with a critical shortage …

How to Get Started With Microsoft Office On iPad

Now that Microsoft Office is available on the iPad, it’s a runaway hit: The three apps in the mobile productivity suite are sitting solidly at the very top ranks of Apple’s App Store.<p>Here’s how to get started.<p>First, Make Room For Office<p>All of the apps are sizable, running between 215 and 259 …

Square Debuts New Software Partner Platform, Integrates With Xero For Seamless Merchant Accounting

After announcing a partnership with Intuit QuickBooks last Fall, Square is debuting a new integration with rival accounting software Xero. Similar to the announcement with QuickBooks, this API deal allows for the mobile payment service to feed data from transactions into their financial books on …

New report examines MIT and JSTOR’s roles in the Aaron Swartz prosecution

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Wikimedia Commons<p>New details have emerged about the events leading up to Aaron Swartz’s prosecution for downloading …

Corruption

PasswordBox Partnership Lets The Nymi ECG Wristband Log You In Anywhere On Mobile

The Nymi armband from Toronto-startup Bionym is edging closer to reality, and a new partnership announced today helps make it more clear how it’ll be useful to everyday consumers. Bionym is teaming up with PasswordBox to make it possible to authenticate your mobile logins using your heart rate …

ExactTarget, Responsys, meet your newest nemesis: Sailthru, on track for a $50M year & an IPO

You’ve probably never heard of Sailthru. But it knows where you live.<p>In fact, it’s probably sitting inside your inbox.<p>If you pay a little more attention to email newsletters from media companies such as Business Insider and Huffington Post or commerce companies such as Alex and Ani, you will find a …

The 12 Biggest Art Collectors In Tech

As tech entrepreneurs have seen their companies grow and become financially successful, many have turned to art collection as a pastime and form of self expression.<p>"An engineer will look at a photograph or video art in a way a banker couldn't — we think in ones and zeros, we think in terms of …

Art

How Sonos Completely Changed My Music Listening Habits

Almost everyone uses some form of music streaming service these days and there’s a never-ending list of options: Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, Rdio, Google Play Music and 8tracks are just a few among the ton of services out there. However, you probably have little time to actually listen to all the …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

How Fab Fired Everybody, Started Selling Steaks, And Then Turned Itself Around

With the firing of over half their workforce, the last year was a tough one for Jason Goldberg and company. Here’s his vision for a slimmer, more nimble Fab.<p>Last July Fab raised $150 million at a billion-dollar valuation, but by the fall the flash sale company cut itself from 700 to 300 employees. …