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9 Useful Apps for Product Managers

If you are a product manager, you know just how important great tools are for planning and managing your team’s progress on a daily basis. If you’re …

3 steps to creating an online business that earns $1,000 a month, from an entrepreneur who did it

While 99% of the population is going to work every day, trading their time for money ... there's a special group of in-the-know people who are waking up to a world of financial potential that most people don't know is possible.<p>Imagine what it would be like to get emails like this every single …

Small Business

15 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter about business

The online movie and TV service has a vast cache of business and tech documentaries that anyone with a subscription can watch instantly. The topics range from profiles of great innovators like Steve Jobs and Henry Ford to the psychology behind human behavior.<p>Each of these 15 documentaries offers an …

James Franco

6 Assumptions That Kill Your Mobile App Design

User interactions have evolved so rapidly during the last few years that designers can barely keep up—making it tempting to use interaction design …

UI Design

A CEO shares the framework he uses to hire the best employees possible

<b>Hiring Principles:</b><p><b>Hiring Heuristics:</b><p>Hi everyone. As you know, I have opened 27 new headcount for department heads to fill by end of year. If they succeed our headcount will be 74 in in January. <i>Of our 74 employees, 37% will have been at eShares less than three months and 79% less than one year.</i><p>Many …

Team Building

Here's How You Develop a Successful Business Idea

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

What Startups Should Never Say During A VC-Pitch

<i>Category:</i><p><i>Tags:</i><p>Dec 31<p>I’ve been listening through a number of startup pitches in Silicon Valley, both as observer, and to give feedback as pretend …

Venture Capital

The Art and Science of Effective Dashboard Design | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BI

<i>By Jen Underwood and Jaimie Fox</i><p>Dashboards can be a powerful way to communicate insights. All too often dashboard potential is not fully realized as a …

Data Visualization

6 SaaS Marketing Techniques That Will Instantly Make a Difference In Your Revenue

As SaaS marketers, we’re always on the hunt for something that will boost sales and improve revenue. Who wouldn’t? After all, that’s kind of the goal …

Marketing

'Don't Write Business Plans': Advice For Startups From One Of Silicon Valley's Top Seed Investors

“Don’t write business plans,” warns venture capitalist and angel investor, Dave McClure, of 500 Startups. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, McClure and many of his colleagues has a pedigree from Facebook and PayPal. His firm employs a “cast a wide net” approach, with a particular focus on emerging …

Venture Capital

43 lessons growing from $0 to $1+ million in revenue, twice

<i>Image credit: dskok</i><p>23. Annual plans are amazing. Implement them ASAP.<p>You offer your users a discount for the year and in exchange, you get approximately 10 months worth of revenue right away (depending on how you discount), rather than one month of revenue each month. That can easily make the …

Product Management

Don't Pitch A Venture Capitalist Without This Checklist

I’m surprised at how many funding pitches I get which lack some of the basic information which investors require before funding. I think this stems from two causes:<p><b>1.</b> <b>Lack of basic knowledge of the information investors require.</b> I would hope that a competent founder could easily educate herself …

Venture Capital

Here Are The Best Startup Pitches We've Ever Seen

Google's Larry Page: The most ambitious CEO in the universe

There’s a joke about Larry Page that’s been making the rounds at Google X, the “moon shot” factory where Google is developing self-driving cars, …

Apple, Google, others agree to $324.5 million settlement in wage case

The dollar amount is now on the record. Apple,<p>Googleand other tech giants accused of artificially suppressing wages by conspiring not to poach each other's talent have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by their employees for $324.5 million.<p>The approximate dollar amount, stipulated in settlement …

Corruption

I Heart My National Park: Yosemite

Both the solitude of the alpine ridge and the throngs of the valley are part of the experience when you visit <b>Yosemite National Park</b>. “No temple made with human hands can compare with Yosemite,” wrote John Muir, whose crusading led to the creation of the park.<p><b>Kari Cobb</b> has been a ranger at the …

National Parks

Exclusive: Apple, Google to pay $324 million to settle conspiracy lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to pay a total of $324 million to settle a lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to hold down salaries in Silicon Valley, sources familiar with the deal said, just weeks before a high profile trial had been …

25 Creative Packaging Designs That Practically Sell Themselves

We often consider the products we use and their packaging to be two separate things – the product is the thing we want, and its packaging is a piece …

Product Design

Airbnb And NY Attorney General Prepare To Meet In Court This Week

Airbnb will finally have its day in court in New York this week, as the first oral arguments related to a subpoena filed by the state’s Attorney General are expected to be heard on Tuesday.<p>Last fall, the Attorney General filed a subpoena for thousands of records related to hosts in New York in an …

AdRoll Raises $70M Led By Foundation As Ad Tech And Retargeting Hit The Big Time

AdRoll, a pioneer of online advertising retargeting (the technology that pushes you ads for products that you have viewed online previously), is today announcing a major round of funding: $70 million, which AdRoll plans to use to capitalise on the current surge of interest in ad tech as a way of …

Office for iPad: It's arrived!

Microsoft has released its highly anticipated Office suite for iPad, a freemium app that lets everyone view documents but grants Office 365 …

Satya Nadella

Now Gmail Encrypts Messages Sent to Google Servers

Starting Thursday, Gmail will always use an encrypted HTTPS connection for sending and receiving email.<p>Gmail has supported HTTPS since 2004 (an …

Priceline Buys Israel’s Qlika For $15-20M To Boost Global Expansion With Rocket Science-Powered Ad Tech

Qlika launched out of UpWest’s fourth batch of Israeli-American startups in March to tackle a big problem in online marketing: Localization. In other words, what’s the point of spending millions of dollars on marketing campaigns — across search, social and display — if those campaigns look exactly …

Facebook to Host F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco on April 30

Facebook will hold its F8 developer conference in San Francisco on April 30, offering a host of workshops and best practices guidance to the more than 1,500 developers expected to attend. In a post to his Facebook page, Ilya Sukhar — founder of the Facebook-owned developer tools startup Parse — …

SMG’s Lead on P&G Wants to See a Shift From Social Media to Commerce

<b>Specs</b> <b><br>Who</b> Lisa Hurwitz <b><br>Age</b> 37 <b><br>New gig</b> Evp, managing director, SMG, overseeing the Procter & Gamble North American communications planning business <b><br>Old …

Leo Burnett

Brooklyn Photographer Makes $15,000 in a Single Day Selling Prints on Instagram

Still think Instagram isn’t for you? If you’re a professional photographer, you might want to reconsider, because there’s some serious marketing …