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Marketing By Numbers | Inc.com

Didn't you love those Paint-By-Numbers sets when you were a kid? You didn't have to be exceptionally artistic--you just had to know your colors and the guide told you which areas of a perfectly drawn picture to paint which color. By the end, you had a masterpiece that made you look extremely adept! …

Marketing

Loop Releases An Android App for Its Mobile Payment Tech

Mobile payment startup Loop has added Android support for making contactless credit card payments at retail outlets.<p>The LoopWallet app acts as a repository for your credit and loyalty cards. When you’re ready to make a payment, you queue up the card you want to use, type in your PIN and then hold …

Apple to Bolster iTunes Radio With Localized Ads, Content

Apple has plans to add both targeted local advertisements and broadcast radio stations to its iTunes Radio music service in the coming months, according to a report from <i>The Information</i>. The move will boost its advertising efforts and introduce new content on iTunes Radio, better positioning it to …

Talks with indie labels stall over YouTube music subscription service

Talks have broken down between independent music labels and YouTube over licensing terms for its upcoming streaming music subscription service.<p>The Worldwide Independent Network (Win), which represents indie music labels, claims YouTube is approaching labels directly attempting to strong-arm them …

12 Must Watch TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world.<p>TED is a circuit of highly popular conferences …

50 Websites to Waste Your Time On

Bored with your usual digital stomping grounds?<p>Don't fret! There are plenty of sites other than Facebook or Tumblr for you to waste countless hours. …

The payment revolution starts here

From 29 April you can use your mobile to make person-to-person payments. As phones with debit-card style chips are in the pipeline, cash, plastic, even wallets could be redundant<p>On 29 April, the end of cash will come a little bit closer. The major high street banks are launching Paym, which will …

Meet fashionable wearable tech: Cuff and Epiphany

In the growing world of wearable technology, most of what's come out so far is way more geek than chic. Sure, Google Glass has shown up on the runway, but we have yet to see a truly head-turning blend of high tech and haute-couture. Deep inside the hoodie-clad hills surrounding the Silicon Valley …

The era of Facebook is an anomaly

danah boyd’s SXSW keynote is sold out. When it’s over, a dozen fans rush the stage.<p>These fans aren’t young groupies hoping to get a closer glimpse at their favorite rock star, but full-grown adults hoping to hear one more word from boyd. She’s one of the world’s sharpest authorities on how teens …

How to Be Startup CEO - The Startup Guide - Creating a Better World Through Entrepreneurship

en_US<p>http://startupguide.com/entrepreneurship/startup-ceo/<p>The Startup Guide - Creating a Better World Through Entrepreneurship<p>article

Could Google Maps Help End Poverty?

Last year in the Indian city of Chennai, more than half a million people suddenly appeared from out of nowhere. These men, women and children weren’t rural migrants who had just moved to the city. Neither were they incomers from somewhere else in the world. They were slum dwellers who had lived in …

Launching a Startup? Plan Your Marketing Around These 3 Phases

Few words in startup marketing conjure up as much confusion as the word “launch”. For some, launch is a one-day event that is centered on the set of …

Marketing

You’ve Been Upgraded: Your Phone is Your Future Hotel Key

Let’s face it. When we’re talking travel, unless it’s a catamaran cruise around the world with our David Beckham clone of a boyfriend, we’re more into the destination than the journey. And as frequent fliers here at Brit + Co., we’re always looking for ways to make the not-so-fun parts about travel …

10 Tips for building a killer startup, according to Moshi Monsters CEO Michael Acton Smith

<i>The following is a guest post from Mike Sottak, President of Wire Island International. You can follow him on Twitter at @WiredIslandPR</i><p>Everybody …

Want to Be Truly Productive? End Each Day Like This | Inc.com

Recently, I wrote a column with tips on how to start a great day. What I neglected to mention is that the best way to make sure your day has a solid start is to have a great ending to the day before. If you finish your day stressed and worried with lots of loose ends, it will impact your time at …

Productivity

Why Should You Put Mobile First? To Level the Playing Field | Inc.com

<i>You've spent tons of time and effort building your website. So when you add content, features, or functionality, you naturally focus on your website first.</i> <i>Wrong move. Smart businesses now think mobile first.</i> <i>Here's another in my series where I pick a topic and connect with someone a lot smarter than</i> …

Customers

Talking Tech: Those 7 Minute Workout apps

PISMO BEACH, Calif. — I'm out of breath in a hotel room.<p>For the past 13 minutes, I've been doing jumping jacks, push-ups and squats, guided along by my iPhone. I feel terrific, and thrilled that I got a decent workout before starting my day out in the real world.<p>Welcome to the 7 Minute Workout app<i>.</i> …

Are We Ready For The Personal Web?

The modern world can be a dehumanizing place. Long gone is the sweet little old lady at the drugstore counter, replaced by big box retailers, brand logos and barcodes. We’re more often“handled” than serviced, calculated, rather than cared for.<p>That’s about to change in a big way. When I recently …

10 Startup Lessons You Won't Learn in School | Inc.com

It's incredibly tough to get accepted to a top business school. But that's okay, since the best startup school is the School of Hard Knocks, the institution where every applicant gets accepted (and no one ever truly graduates because there are always more lessons to be learned.)<p>Here are ten lessons …

Entrepreneurship

The 10 Most Important Metrics in a Startup's Financial Statements

Revenue growth indicates how quickly a company can grow under the current way of doing business. The top line shows whether the market affords steady …

Why Hiring Is Like Buying a Home | Inc.com

Small businesses are expecting to have a big year in 2014. According to a survey by the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> and Vistage International, 52 percent of small business owners said the economy improved in 2013, up from 36 percent a year ago, while 38 percent said they expect conditions to get even better …

Small Business

Are You a Hard Worker or a Workaholic? | Inc.com

Though society might tell us that working harder and working more hours is good, it's actually damaging both your employees and your company's success. That's why it's crucial to self diagnose your company to make sure it is made up of hard workers, not workaholics.<p>Here's the difference: …

The Workplace

5 Simple Ways To Harness The Power Of Gratitude At Work

Who wants to work for an ungrateful boss? Nobody, so start saying thanks.<p>We all know the good feelings that come with being acknowledged for something that we did. Those feelings result in wanting to do well, and we continue to look for ways to give our best effort.<p>While we often have no problems …

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Android News

New Research: You’re Doing Customer Experience Innovation Wrong

“Innovation” has become a buzzword in the customer experience field.<p>In a recent Forrester survey of 100 customer experience professionals, nearly half of respondents said that their executive team’s strategy for customer experience is market differentiation. And an ambitious 13% said that they’ll …

Does Your Social Media Drive Transactions?

Vision Critical’s recently published “From Social to Sale,” about how social media activity — particularly Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest — can drive transactions. (For a detailed discussion of this, see my earlier post “How Social Media Moves Consumers from ‘Sharing’ to ‘Purchase’” )<p>In an effort …

3 Things Your Startup Can Learn From Medium via @onboardly

3 Things Your Startup Can Learn from Medium<p>There’s a new platform in town and everyone is dying to get onboard. It’s called Medium.<p>But newsflash: …

How to Get Everything Done By Doing Less

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs subscribe to the philosophy: "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself." This mantra, accepted by many small-business owners as fact, is only half true. If you want something done right once and you …