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7 Data Points Proving What Works on Instagram

Shiny new social media toys come and go, however Instagram has come into its own as a mainstay for the digitally savvy. As Instagram grew in …

This Is The Definitive Definition Of A Startup

The dictionary defines it as "the action or process of setting something in motion."<p>Okay. That's not very clear.<p>So is Uber, which has a $40 billion valuation but is only five years old, a startup?<p>Is that mom and pop shop that just opened on your block a startup?<p>There's no definition any two …

Startups

Five of 2014’s weirdest mobile apps

Most South African companies take too long to develop mobile applications, research has found. (Duncan Alfreds, Fin24)<p>Johannesburg - From navigating …

Statistically Speaking, What Does the Average Startup Look Like?

New data about young companies confirms some old assumptions.<p>The word “startup” evokes an image of a bunch of highly-paid twentysomethings, long on technology skills, and short on loyalty.<p>But how true is the stereotype of the startup?<p>Using a dataset of more than 20,000 companies and their employee …

The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2015

Gadgets and Ideas With the Best Chance of Making an Impact … and What You Can Do to Prepare for Them<p>This was a year of big technology promises—2015 is the year we find out how many live up to the hype.<p>We looked into our crystal ball for the gadgets, upgrades and ideas we think have the greatest …

Gear & Gadgets

Dezeen's most popular interior design projects of 2014

We published hundreds of projects from all over the world in 2014 – from tiny apartments to technology firm offices, cafes and luxury penthouses – …

20 Small Space Hacks to Make Your Studio Apt Seem HUGE

Whether you’ve just landed your first apartment (hoorah!) or are wrestling with what to do with all your stuff <i></i>now that you’re living in a smaller space, studio apartments present some unique challenges. With only one room to decorate and everything out on display, distinguishing the kitchen from …

Home Decorating

Make This: How to Transfer Your Photos to Wood

I've seen plenty of tutorials out there detailing how to transfer prints onto wood. This simple project will turn your prints into something uniquely …

Tutorials

25 Creative Bedroom Workspaces with Style and Practicality

Adding a workspace to your bedroom can be a tricky affair, and some homeowners prefer to keep any electronic distractions away from the bedroom. …

Photoluminescent resin makes this wooden table look like something out of Tron

To most people, beetle kill pine is practically useless as anything other than firewood. Pockmarked and rotted from an infestation of the dastardly …

Woodworking

From Start To Finish, This Is How Beacons Send Ads To Your Phone While You're Shopping

But to those who suddenly see a message from a brand pop up when they are looking at their mobiles inside that same brand's store, it can be confusing as to how the store knows you're in there.<p>We asked inMarket, a mobile marketing agency, exactly how much planning goes into a beacon campaign and …

eCommerce

Hipster Business Models

We wrote a book! Priceonomics has released our second book, Hipster Business Models.<p>This is a book about people who come up with new ideas and, …

World Leaders Hilariously Re-Imagined as Hipsters

In his original painting series, designer Amit Shimoni's <i>Hipstory</i> portraits re-imagine iconic world leaders as members of the youthful hipster subculture. The subjects are seen against solid pastel backgrounds with classic facial features and expressions that distinguish the historical figures. But …

Winston Churchill

Top 10 Marketing Books of 2014 | Inc.com

My previous posts have identified the Top 10 Business Books of 2014 and the 7 Most Thought-Provoking Books of 2014. In this post, I turn to marketing, where it's been a <i>very</i> good year, with numerous groundbreaking titles. Here are the year's best:<p><b>Subtitle:</b> <i>Power Tips for Power Users</i><p><b>Authors:</b> Guy …

Marketing

DIY Air Conditioner From a 5 Gallon Bucket for Under $25

It can be expensive both in price and in energy to cool your RV when the weather warms up. Many smaller RV’s receive very little in the way of A/C …

10 startups to watch in 2015

Facebook agreed to acquire WhatsApp for $19 billion. Uber raised more than $1 billion at an $18 billion-plus valuation, then reportedly went out to …

2014’s Best Housewares For Money-Conscious Design Snobs

Here, eight beautiful housewares, from Brutalist architecture-inspired textiles to easily assembled tables and shelves, for under $200.<p>Furniture and housewares that are easy on the eyes aren’t always easy on the wallet. But there are exceptions. Here, eight products we came across in 2014 that are …

Furniture

Tip of the Day: Unlock Your iPhone by Writing Your Passcode With Your Finger

Apple’s VoiceOver feature is designed for those who are visually impaired. When the feature is turned on, a voice will let users know what is on the screen and allow them to navigate their iDevice. However, VoiceOver can also be used by anyone to unlock their iPhones by drawing their passcodes with …

Accessibility

Want a free startup booth at Tech in Asia Singapore 2015?

We at <i>Tech in Asia</i> are finishing 2014 in a good way, having just concluded our signature conference series in Indonesia with a record 2,202 global …

Product Management

5 Reasons to Hire Slow and 5 Reasons to Fire Fast

As an entrepreneur you have to be incredibly careful about who you hire, and who sticks around<p>The "hire slow, fire fast" mantra doesn't necessarily mean you have to take months to bring someone on board, or that you fire team members based on knee-jerk reactions. But as an entrepreneur, the …

Team Building

30+ Amazing Paint Color Ideas for Every Spot in Your House

No regrets, guaranteed.<p>Skip the do-overs and pick the perfect paint color the first time around. What's the secret? Ask the pros. Here, expert designers shared dozens of their favorite hues for every space, shade and season. It's our best paint color advice, all in one place.

Home Decorating

The pilots of Instagram: beautiful views from the cockpit, violating rules of the air

The pilots of Instagram are internet famous. Their stunning photos of the skies, captured from their unusual perspective inside the cockpit, garner hundreds, sometimes thousands of likes from fans.<p>But taking photos, or using most any electronic device, while piloting a commercial aircraft is …

Aviation

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.<p><b>GMAIL HACK #1 UNSEND</b><p>Have you ever pressed send only to regret it moments later because of a …

Apps