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How To: Scan Websites for Potential Vulnerabilities Using Vega in Kali Linux

Withstanding an attack from a motivated hacker is one of most important responsibilities a system administrator must undertake. This is especially …

Almost Half of Your Visitors Leave Your Website If They See 1 of These 3 Things

Your site is your front door for many of your customers. If old-school web design is holding yours back, follow these tips to make it inviting again.<p>Joey Rubin, a partner in the Los Angeles restaurant Neighbor, had a website for his business. But he realized it wasn't enough. He wanted something …

Web Design

Our Disgraceful Exit From the Paris Accord

Only future generations will be able to calculate the full consequences of President Trump’s incredibly shortsighted approach to climate change, since it is they who will suffer the rising seas and crippling droughts that scientists say are inevitable unless the world brings fossil fuel emissions …

Climate

Create a better web experience with this online typography course

Web users are bombarded by an overwhelming amount of text on a daily basis, so it makes sense that web designers understand the fundamentals of …

Real-time dashboards considered harmful

Walk into any startup office and you’ll see almost the exact same thing: a bunch of big televisions showing real-time dashboards. Traffic, tweets, …

17 Signs You'll Be Running Your Own Business By 2017

It's only a matter of time before you ditch your day job and pursue the ultimate dream of working for yourself. Are you truly ready to make the leap? Here's how you'll know.<p>There are plenty of would-be entrepreneurs (myself included!) who've tried to convince ourselves that we feel happy and …

Entrepreneurship

How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name

For years, Apple followed user-centered design principles. Then something went wrong.<p>Once upon a time, Apple was known for designing easy-to-use, easy-to-understand products. It was a champion of the graphical user interface, where it is always possible to discover what actions are possible, …

UX Design

16 Two-Ingredient Cocktails Anyone Can Make

Drinks so simple, even a BABY could make them! Not recommended for babies under 21.

Designing Websites Using A Mobile First Approach

Mobile is something that isn’t always designed for the first time around; however, it’s something that should always be considered depending on the …

How this entrepreneur turned a shipping container of bicycle parts into a $3 million business

<i>Steve Atkinson founded Just Ride It five years ago after deciding he needed to follow his true passion in life – bikes.</i> <i>The risk paid off. Today, Just</i> …

Meet the entrepreneur who built a $1.1 million manufacturing business from his garage

<i>Red Robot directors Phil Preston, Duncan Amos and Peter Walsh</i><b></b> <b>Name:</b> Phil Preston<b>Company:</b> Red Robot<b>Location:</b> CanberraCanberra-based Red Robot is the …

Android development is 30% more expensive than iOS. And we have the numbers to prove it!

For a while now, we've been aware that Android development takes longer than iOS. We have the metrics to prove it, and it's about time we show …

Steps to Starting a Small Business

So you’re thinking about starting a business? Terrific. About 543,000 small businesses are started each month in the United States according to data from DocStoc. However, for those thinking about starting one, it’s often the mental hurdles that prevent you from forging ahead.<p>Unanswered questions …

Small Business

This London-based online fashion startup abandoned a $25 million business — and became huge anyway

But about two years after launching online fashion company Lyst, CEO Chris Morton decided to kill off his original business model even though its gross merchandise volume had already reached $25 million (£16 million).<p>To understand why, you have to look at one of the biggest problems the online …

eCommerce

Destiny Brings Back Iron Banner, Trials of Osiris With Some Changes

Two special events in Destiny's competitive multiplayer mode, Iron Banner and Trials of Osiris, will return for the first time since the release of The Taken King expansion last month. While they'll mostly operate as they have in the past, there are some changes in store for their first appearances …

Destiny: The Taken King still hasn't gotten raid loot right

The more you play, the harder it gets<p><i>Destiny</i> has improved substantially with its <i>Taken King</i> expansion, but its endgame raid content is still the game's best feature. King's Fall sends a team of six players to fight the expansion's main villain and his top lieutenants in complicated encounters that …

Ammunition

Destiny is phasing out Commendations, will let you exchange them for reputation

Commendations are one of <i>Destiny</i>'s most underused currencies — and with the launch of <i>House of Wolves</i>, the game's upcoming expansion, they won't be used at all, Bungie revealed today.<p>When <i>House of Wolves</i> launches, <i>Destiny</i>'s 1.2.0 update will phase out Commendations, no longer requiring them to purchase …

Destiny: House of Wolves' multiplayer Trials of Osiris being revealed tomorrow

<i>Destiny</i> developer Bungie is adding the Trials of Osiris, a new player-versus-player setup, to the shooter with the <i>House of Wolves</i> expansion, and the studio released a teaser today with some snippets of footage of the multiplayer mode.<p>The brief video, which you can watch above, appears to confirm …

Adriana Gascoigne on how Girls in Tech can get women to infiltrate Silicon Valley

Adriana Gascoigne was eager to join the tech industry when she made her way to Silicon Valley. But she found herself all alone as the sole woman at her startup. That isolation inspired her to found Girls in Tech in 2007. The nonprofit group encourages the empowerment, engagement, and education of …

Silicon Valley

7 Podcasts That Will Make You A Smarter Entrepreneur

A year ago, I had never listened to a podcast in my entire life. They seemed like this weird thing that old people might do (if you’re old and that …

Top CEOs Reveal What It Takes to Start a Business (Infographic)

Self-sufficient, highly educated and willing to forgo a salary (for years) are just a few of the traits of this year's crop of Inc. 500 founders.<p>51% of Inc. 500 CEOs said they chose entrepreneurship because it suits their skills and abilities.<p>Recent research by Gallup and Inc. shows that those …

CEOs

The 10 Most Egregious Mistakes Entrepreneurs Continue To Make With IP

This week I met with our agency’s patent attorney, Jason Webb, in South Jordan, Utah (www.jpwebb.us) (I also know him as a fellow faculty member of CEO Space International). As an attorney, Webb is somewhat uncharacteristic. By his nature he is a “pattern thinker” (translate: entrepreneur) who …

How This Startup Is Helping Restaurants Be More Efficient About Delivery

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This story appears in the August 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Door-to-door delivery is a service plagued by a lack of reliability and consistency. “It is something that’s way harder than it actually looks,” says Tony …

Startups

17 Intriguing Books Entrepreneurs Recommend You Read

Looking for a long-read recommendation not suggested by an algorithm or off of the current best-seller list? After interviewing over 60 entrepreneurs, here's a list of intriguing suggestions to use to select your next read.<p>#Girlboss, anything by marketing guru Seth Godin and the Stephen Covey's …

Books

Mobile:2015

UI / UX Trends<p>Whether on an app screen, a web browser, or a wearable watch face, design is one of the most important drivers of consumer engagement. …

Airbnb was rejected by seven investors who could have had 10 percent of the company for $150,000 in 2008

The story of Airbnb, the home-rental service now valued at a whopping $25.5 billion, provides yet another example of why that trait is so important.<p>In 2008, the year Airbnb was founded, the company was looking to raise $150,000 at a $1.5 million valuation. The company approached seven prominent …

This on-demand service lets you plan your wedding via text

Wedding planning sucks. Soon-to-be marrieds are left reconciling the event they’ve carefully groomed on their Secret Wedding Pinterest board with the actual reality of budget and time constraints. You’re poor and you’re busy, and you’ve already agreed to throw a party for nearly everyone you know …