Warren Zhong

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The 10 Most Popular Leadership Stories Of 2014

A look back at 2014, through the stories you loved and shared the most.<p>In 2014, we tried to keep our work and lives in balance, find stillness in the chaos, and keep our personal brands shiny and optimally effective. We worked the social media scene, rearranged our office spaces, and discussed the …

Finding Balance Between Unconventional Tech Funding Routes

<i>Derek Schoettle is the CEO of Cloudant.</i><p>There seems to be a never-ending stream of news and opinion about startups’ shocking valuations, the latest multi-million dollar rounds of funding for companies yet to turn real profits, and the potential for another tech bubble. Just to name a few recent …

Why Asia's Messaging Apps May Be Worth More Than $19b

<i>Thomas Clayton is the CEO of Bubbly, a social media startup backed by Sequoia Capital, SingTel Innov8, and JAFCO.</i><p>It’s clear that the Messaging Age is among us. As Facebook becomes more of a place for parents, potential employers and schools, coaches, etc. to check up on people, young users no …

How to Create Magical Framed Portraits

I have shot implicit nude before, and one of the things that I find to be hard on this type of shoot is how to hide the parts that you do not want to …

Photography

Tutorial: How to Effectively Remove Color Casts from Your Photos in Seconds

There are many ways to remove color casts from your images in Photoshop, but this tutorial by photographer and retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz offers …

The Rags-To-Riches Tale Of How Jan Koum Built WhatsApp Into Facebook's New $19 Billion Baby

<i>Click here for our magazine cover story on the Facebook-WhatsApp Megadeal: The Courtship, The Secret Meetings, The $19 Billion Poker Game</i><p>Jan Koum picked a meaningful spot to sign the $19 billion deal to sell his company WhatsApp to Facebook earlier today. Koum, cofounder Brian Acton and venture …

23snaps, The Facebook For Families, Adds Multimedia “Stories” To News Feed

23snaps, an iOS, Android, Web and Windows app that we’ve previously likened to a ‘Facebook for families‘, has added a neat feature that lets you tell better stories by combing text, photos and video in a single update posted to your news feed. It’s an iteration the UK startup says was inspired by …

New Concepts Imagine the iWatch as a Lifestyle Device, Traditional Timepiece

While earlier iWatch concepts were inspired by the wearable's health-tracking features, a new set of renderings from Argentine design student Tomas Moyano imagines the iWatch as a device that'll produce "a further and deeper interaction between human beings and technology."<p>Moyano pictures a …

Trusper Raises $6.17M For Tips Based Social Networking App

New mobile app developer Trusper has just launched with $6.17 million to bring the knitting circle and the farmers almanac into the age of the iPhone.<p>The Los Gatos based company is the brainchild of Jack Jia, a serial entrepreneur and investor with ties to GSR Ventures, and the Sino-U.S. …

Splash, The Party Scientists Stealing Big Business From Eventbrite

People don’t want ads, they want memories. To shift from spammy marketing to providing experiences, companies like Anheuser-Busch, Spotify, NPR, and Wired promoted 80,000 events in 2013 with a little startup called Splash. In co-founder Ben Hindman’s first in-depth interview, he tells me how …

Offline Magazine opens up its slick iOS platform to publishers — starting with Brooklyn Magazine

Be honest, how often do you actually open up Apple’s Newsstand on your iPhone or iPad? Chances are, probably not much.<p><i>Offline Magazine</i>, a hip new mobile publication for iOS ($1 per issue, $10 per year), is working to change your perceptions of the Newsstand. The company (which has the same name) …

Lenovo challenging Samsung, Apple in smartphones

Pandu, a 25-year-old mobile phone salesman at Oke Shop in a mall in central Jakarta, has noticed a change in his customers' tastes. Indonesian consumers who used to prefer BlackBerry or Samsung Electronics devices have started asking for products made by Lenovo.<p>The world's No. 1 PC maker is …