Nikky Khaos

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51 Ways to Acquire Your First 100,000 Customers Without Any Marketing Budget

Most startups are strapped for cash and the majority of them don’t have the budget to dedicate any serious funds to marketing.<p>So I’ve compiled a list …

Marketing

Why Figuring Out Your Best Career Is A Spiritual Endeavor

<b>Part of a new series on</b> <b>Spirituality and Success</b><p>As a career success coach and leadership developer, I spend some portion of every single day helping people “dig deep, discover their right work, and illuminate the world with it.” That’s my mantra and my passion. Why? Because for a good part of my 18 …

Windows 10’s Xbox app ‘is just the beginning’ on PC, according to research firm

Microsoft is mashing up the capabilities of the Xbox One with Windows when the company pushes out the next major upgrade for the operating system. And this is potentially the start of something bigger for the corporation’s gaming division.<p>In the United States, 58 percent of people who play games on …

Image Comics Is Going Old School With A New Mail-Order Subscription Service

In the world of digital comics, all things are basically equal to the consumer since nearly everything is available to them. However, if you’re still into paper comics — and most comic book fans are — then Image’s 9% slice of the retail comic book market matters because it means that their titles …

Graphic Novels

20 Things All Entrepreneurs Should Know About Angel Investors

Angel investors invest in early stage or start-up companies in exchange for an equity ownership interest. Angel investing in start-ups has been accelerating. High-profile success stories like Uber, WhatsApp, and Facebook have spurred angel investors to make multiple bets with the hopes of getting …

Venture Capital

Significant Google Search Algorithm Update Yesterday

It looks like there is an algorithm update taking place at Google search now - it is hard to say if it is Panda, Penguin or something unrelated - …

SEO

Tip: Signs of a healthy Twitter account

Peter Bray (@petebray) did a great data rich post over on the Moz blog last month about what factors relate to an increase in Twitter followers. It …

How an indie studio is working to define mobile gaming in Asia

From our jaunt into Taipei Game Show 2015, it looks like there are two types of Taiwanese indie developers: those who develop for the international …

Carnegie Mellon University

The Print Designer’s Bundle (Best-Selling Fonts, Effects, Vectors and More)

The Print Designer’s Bundle (Best-Selling Fonts, Effects, Vectors and More) <b>Just $29</b><p><b>Deal Expired</b> $29<p>Who this deal is for:<p>Graphic designers …

Top 12 Best Digital Marketing Tools For 2015

Did you ever get the sneaky suspicion that your days could be “so much easier” — if you only had the right tools? Truly, these days, there is …

14 Ways To Make Your Blog Get Real Attention

Free, user-friendly blogging software has turned the Web into a virtual soapbox. But for everyone from lone individuals to small business owners to chief executives, writing a successful blog is about getting the word out there and actually being seen by people--and that means serving readers, not …

Forget Facebook, Dark Social Is What Rules The Internet

The title might seem a little harsh but it is nonetheless a big truth that you will have to accept as a marketer. Most brands invest most of their …

If you want your own tech company, forget an MBA—and learn to code instead

The best way to participate in the internet and mobile revolution is by learning to code. The future is written in software. You can write it or be programmed by it. As a proficient software developer, you can implement your own ideas, or you can help other people implement theirs.<p>And the best part …

Tech Industry

Veerle's Blog

A meticulously curated place of repose, a wellspring of inspiration<p>Nurture your creativity! Please sit back and soak in all the design goodness I …

'Shark Tank' Winners Over 50: How To Hook Investors

If you’re one of the 8.5 million TV viewers hooked on ABC’s <i>Shark Tank</i> as I am (Fridays at 9 p.m.), you may have noticed something interesting about it.<p>Although many of the entrepreneurs seeking money from the show’s millionaire “sharks” are eager-beaver, twentysomethings hatching techy businesses, …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>Find a toothpaste that suits your specific needs.<p>By Adam Hurly3 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair swerve …

How To Become A Thought Leader And Win The PR Game

How would you like to have the media beating a path to your door, citing you and your business any time a story gets written about your industry or the products and services your organization provides? How would you like to be featured in print magazines, online publications, on blogs, in social …

Forever Young: Meditation Might Slow the Age-Related Loss of Gray Matter in the Brain

<b>New brain research findings suggest long-term meditation may lead to less age-related gray matter atrophy in the human brain.</b><p>Since 1970, life …

Ayah Bdeir, founder of littleBits

<b>"</b>I think the first measure for a startup is: is it something new -- a process, a product, a category, a business model, an ecosystem. No matter what it is, it has to have not existed before. Obviously other factors come into play: restrictions around resources, finances, size of teams, etc., but I …

Making a Single Page App Without a Framework

The idea behind single page applications (SPA) is to create a smooth browsing experience like the one found in native desktop apps. All of the …

Why Legal Cannabis Is 2015's Best Startup Opportunity

Every entrepreneur dreams of discovering an untapped market where they could start with a low investment and build a huge business. If that’s you, consider the developing legal marijuana industry.<p>This sector is growing faster than ganja under grow lights.<p>The best part is, it’s early days for this — …

How to Publish Short Fiction

<b>A.) Write a story.</b><p><b>B.) Revise the hell out of it.</b> Like twenty times. Revise like a poet. Test every word to make sure it is needed. Read it aloud. Revise again.<p><b>C.) Read short stories.</b> You want to read the journals and magazines that publish short fiction to see where your work would fit. You want to …

Ultimate Recap: Top new social media tools of 2014

For several years now we have been pulling together our annual list of top new social media tools from the year before.It is always a fan favorite …

Mummified monk isn't actually dead, says Buddhist expert

A mummified monk thought to be more than 200 years old is "not dead," but actually in a state of "very deep meditation," according to Buddhist monk …

IBM Watson Is Giving Developers Five New AI Tools To Play With

After opening its impressive artificial intelligence tools to developers last year, IBM Watson has today added five new APIs for developers to take advantage of.<p>The new tools available in the Watson Developer Cloud include speech recognition, synthesizing natural-sounding language from text, image …

Easy Does It: 5 Web Design Principles for Effortless Interaction

By Neill Harmer<p><b>Designers should want the websites they create to inspire user interaction. Whether a site sells goods or offers content, the goal is</b> …

The World’s Email Encryption Relies on a Guy Who Is Going Broke

The man who built the free email encryption software used by whistleblower Edward Snowden, as well as hundreds of thousands of journalists, …