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How To Sell Yourself In 30 Seconds And Leave People Wanting More

Whether you're at a job interview, networking at a cocktail party, or run into Warren Buffett in the elevator, quickly persuading others to think you're the most interesting person they'll meet is no easy task.<p>"Most people can't present what they've done effectively," Paul McDonald, a senior …

Coin, The Electronic Credit Card, Reaches Its Pre-Order Goal In 40 Minutes

We are, I believe, in an interstitial zone when it comes to payments. Credit cards are still king – just ask Square – and NFC is just a dream in most countries. That’s why Coin is so interesting. It’s a credit-card-sized device that holds other credit cards, allowing you to swap from card to card …

'Hexacopter' changes the way TV reporters work

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1023000/1023316_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524701225_ebad78a07456fd30922b5ec92716df85<p><b>I am not old, but I accept that this could be an old man thing to say. I cannot believe how things have changed since I first started work.</b><p>When I …

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Cover Is An Android-Only Lockscreen That Shows Apps When You Need Them

You have more apps than you know what to do with, but Cover could fix that. It’s an Android lockscreen replacement launching (invite-only) today that adapts to show your top productivity apps at work, favorite chill out apps at home, and driving apps in the car. With a $1.7 million seed led by …

First Tizen tablet launches in Japan, caters exclusively to developers

Despite absorbing MeeGo, learning to run Android apps and pushing through a significant UI overhaul, devices running Tizen are notoriously hard to come by. Developers eyeing the platform in Japan, however, just got one more option: the Tizen build kit, from Systena. It's a package that includes …

Why Responsive Email Design is More Important than Ever

_This post is brought to you by GetResponse.<p>The numbers speak for themselves: 47% of emails are now opened on mobile devices, according to a study of over 250 million opens worldwide by email analytics providers Litmus. That statistic speaks volumes not only about mobile device adoption, but also …

Shopular raises $6.4M to make coupons cool again

The days of clipping coupons from newspapers — and spending 20 minutes in a store checkout line rummaging through dozens of bits of paper to find said coupons — are over.<p>Mobile apps like Shopular are making coupon-clipping obsolete by notifying shoppers of personalized sales and coupons when they …

One iOS ebook publisher snaps up another: SF’s Inkling acquires NYC’s Open Air

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>iOS publisher and interactive publishing platform Inkling has acquired the nonfiction iOS publisher Open Air for an …

How can I search US suppliers on Google?

Try adding a NoCountryRedirect code to the .com address, suggests Rick Maybury.<p><i>I am from the USA but I have been living in the UK since 1982. I spend a considerable amount of time in America and frequently want to research products on sale in the US. Even though I put US in Google I still get</i> …

China says US has 'responsibility' to resolve debt ceiling row

A senior Chinese government official on Monday publicly warned Washington about the dangers of the current row over the US’s debt ceiling.<p>In the Chinese government's first public comments on the deadlock Zhu Guangyao, the vice-finance minister, told reporters in Beijing: “The United States is …

New device for GoPro takes advantage of hardware revolution underway Check t...

+Moritz Ulrich if parts are $200 in low volume, then $550 sounds like a reasonable retail price for a ready to use product that needs packaging, …

How to Grow Adoption and Engagement for your Mobile App

<i>Sangeet Paul Choudary analyzes business models for Internet startups at his blog Platform Thinking. You can follow him on Twitter where he is @sanguit.</i><p>It’s never been easier to build an app. Conversely, it’s never been more difficult to gain adoption for one.<p>There are several challenges that mobile …

I’ve raised $6.5 million to build and grow my new company

During the last decade, many popular new media properties have launched, most aiming to attract men, like Politico, Bleacher Report, TechCrunch, …

Ebooks gone global: Report suggests less resistance, more legal sales and importance of Apple

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Mr. iMaax<p>The growth of the ebook market outside the U.S. and U.K. has been slow — but 2013 may be a turning …

The Winners Of Our 2013 Innovation By Design Awards

1,200 submissions. 54 finalists. 9 winners. It all came down to one night.<p>Winning isn’t everything, but it’s certainly a perk. Today, <i>Fast Company</i> threw its first-ever Innovation By Design Conference, held in downtown New York. It culminated this evening at the Innovation By Design Awards …

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Windows Phone crossing double digit market share in parts of Europe

Kantar's numbers have always been relatively kind to Windows Phone. Well, at least as kind as any numbers can be, we suppose. That trend continues with the recent report that Microsoft's smartphone platform has crossed the double digit mark in market share in parts of Europe. Specifically, it has …

Any entrepreneur trying to raise cash for their startup should examine the most polarizing case study from this year, Exhibit A: Jason Goldberg, the CEO of Fab.com. http://f-st.co/FC3vVzt Goldberg is, depending on how you see it, either the next Jeff Bezos or the smoothest hustler to take on Silicon Valley since Color's Bill Nguyen. Since the design e-commerce site launched two years ago, Goldberg has managed to raise $325 million in venture capital at a $1 billion valuation, despite the company's frenetic pivots, unnatural growth, and distance from profitability. "If you have tens of millions of dollars it can create hundreds of sins," says the CEO of a design company that is rooting for Fab but thinks it's a house of cards. "To get the kind of organization that functions at that scale [Fab wants] can only be done with slow sedimentary layers. It's like an old redwood tree versus a hormone-injected tree in the first windstorm. One has a disciplined foundation, the other is just jacked with stuff."

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The Mad Billionaire Behind GoPro: The World's Hottest Camera Company

Nick Woodman is 37 years old. His constantly tousled sepia hair and permanent, mischievous half-grin make him look 27. And he acts 17, as I learn 30,000 feet above the Rocky Mountains, after Woodman packed me, his wife, Jill, and a dozen of his favorite colleagues and buds into a chartered …

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Helpful e-commerce app Slice snags $23M from Rakuten, Lightspeed, and others

We’ve all been there before. It’s the moment when you realize a package is probably sitting on your doorstep right now, and you’re not there to pick it up before someone else does. It’s unsettling.<p>The designers behind the ecommerce-focused app Slice set out in 2011 to not only make sure that …

Belly Gets $12.1 Million From NEA And Others In A Bid To Take Its Loyalty App To The Next Level

Dozens of customer loyalty apps have emerged over the past several years, looking to bring the relationships between brick-and-mortar shops and their customers from the times of paper punch cards into the digital era. But the space has thinned out lately, with several startups being acquired (or …

Visualead Raises $1.6M For QR Codes That (Kind Of) Blend In

QR codes (you know, those square images that can be scanned by your phone and point you to mobile websites) have never quite taken off with a mass audience, but some startups aren’t giving up the technology. For example, there’s Tel Aviv-based Visualead, which just raised $1.6 million in Series A …

The Work Revolution Summit: Creating a Cure for Doing Work You Hate

Brilliant ideas may help entrepreneurs launch startups and grow companies, but at the end of the day the tedium and toils of the job can wear on most …

Who is Kansas City's Hottest Showcasing Startup? [POLL]

Tech Cocktail has traveled the country, from Dallas to DC, Boise to Boston, uncovering the hottest startups in more than 20 cities. Now, the word is …

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Build Your Customers' Businesses, Not Your Own: 4 Steps | Inc.com

It's easy for both business owners and salespeople to get lost in the numbers of selling. Did a customer add $50 dollars or only $5 to his order? Was his order total today more than the one last week? Did the customer order 12 times this year or only seven? And while I definitely believe in …

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