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Nine Simple Questions I Learned To Ask That Transformed My Career

The true mark of expertise is knowing when you need to learn more before deciding how to act.<p>Early on in your career, you’re focused–quite reasonably–on skill acquisition. To get ahead, you need to get good at something. But once you’re an expert in a certain area, something funny happens: You may …

Employment

A pair of London VCs are on a mission to get pension funds to put their billions into European tech startups

A pair of London investors are on a mission to get more venture capital money flowing into European startups.<p>Joe Schorge and Chris Wade, the duo …

Venture Capital

Tutors App: Flexible Tutoring Whenever You Need It

We talk a lot about college entrepreneurs here at Tech.Co, but what about the younger generations? That’s right, I’m referring to high school …

Best- And Worst-Performing Cloud Computing Stocks Of 2014

The highest performing cloud computing stocks of 2014 when measured by share price gains are Zendesk (NYSE:ZEN) up 82.95%, Qualys (NASDAQ:QYLS) up 50.75%, F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) up 48.05%, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) up 43.79%, Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) up 41.99%, and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) up …

Investing

What Makes A Killer Business Pitch For Branson And Other Top Investors

Business angels and venture capitalists and business angels play a vital role in new business creation, providing capital and access to a powerful resource network and enabling thousands of entrepreneurs to realise their dreams of creating and growing new ventures.<p>But they don’t make investment …

Google sets aside $100 million for promising European startups

Genius can flower anywhere, you know, that's why Google wants to give promising startups outside Silicon Valley a chance to explore their ideas. Mountain Valley's particularly eyeing up-and-coming companies from Europe at the moment, so it launched a $100 million venture fund in the region. In an …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?<p>Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has …

Carbon Fiber

Strategic Minimalism to Boost Instagram Engagement

<i>Eric Dahan is co-founder and CEO of InstaBrand, the Web’s premier Instagram/Vine influencer platform.</i><p>The recent release of Instagram 6.0 and its array of 10 new advanced photo editing features gives users more control over the look and feel of their photos with increased customizability.<p>Now, in …

TouchOfModern raises $14M to prove that the era of men's commerce has finally arrived

Popular wisdom states that women make better target consumers than men. And for this reason, the bulk of ecommerce innovation – including categories …

Extreme sports drone follows you for gnarly aerial filming

An autonomous drone for filming extreme sports has smashed its $50,000 (£30,000) Kickstarter target in less than 24 hours, raising over $250,000 …

The 5 Video Platforms Your Marketing Team Must Be Using (Infographic) | Inc.com

Let’s face it, online marketing without video will soon be a thing of the past.<p>Video traffic is expected to account for more than two thirds of all consumer web traffic by 2017. The infographic below from Brandwatch highlights the essential video platforms you must be using for successful marketing …

Marketing

How a tiny startup partnered with 100+ celebrities to get to 25M pageviews in 4 months

How do you go from nowhere to 25 million pageviews in about four months?<p>If you’re Mobio Insider, you do it by partnering with celebrities like Kim Kardashian, soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, model/actress Pamela Anderson, and dozens of other celebs, including approximately half the Kardashian …

Insight

Welcome to Insight, your place for cutting-edge research that will help you navigate the marketing landscape. Learn More<p>What customers are saying<p>“I am generally not the kind of guy to drop $499 on research of any kind, but in truth I had multiple industry connections suggest VB research. I made the …

300M downloads and $600M in revenue say Google is the ‘loser’s choice’ in mobile games monetization

Smart game developers are choosing startup ad companies like Vungle and AdColony when monetizing their mobile games, according to a new survey by VentureBeat. At least, if they want to make significant amounts of money.<p>They are most certainly <i>not</i> picking Google.<p>176 game developers with 1,100 …

10 Battlegrounds to Watch As Native Advertising Marches On

My first sales trip for FORBES was a stop in Detroit in August 2010, memorable for the heat, humidity and a chilly reception. I was pitching BrandVoice, then called AdVoice. The ad agencies and clients we visited didn’t quite get what we were talking about. Still, we pressed on with a solution for …

Jerry O’Connell Mocks Shia LaBeouf’s Art Installation By Launching His Own Art Installation Next Door

In 2012 and most of 2013, Shia LaBeouf was largely known for his eagerness to disassociate from the <i>Transformers</i> franchise via nudity-packed artistic endeavors. Since December of 2013, though, he has been known for making a short film that plagiarized a Daniel Clowes graphic novel, nearly …

Shia Islam

12 Of The Best Ideas From CES 2014

The Consumer Electronics Show is a boring affair, but if you look closely enough, it offers a taste of tomorrow. Behold, the future!<p>I’ve been to the Consumer Electronics Show more times than I’d like to admit. And while it’s considered a showcase of technology to come in the next year, it’s a …

Televisions

Kickstarter Loves This Camera That Lets You Take Street View-Like Panoramic Photos

Anyone who’s ever seen a Google Street View car has noticed the orb camera hoisted on top of the vehicle. Though such technology has been used primarily in mapping, one company is hoping to bring it to consumers. Roughly the size of a baseball, the Bublcam is capable of shooting panoramic photos …

Mobile Photography

Great balls of data! 2 sports devices you need for the holidays

When you think sports, the first word that comes to mind is likely not “sensors,” but two startups are using sensors to make some of the coolest products in data-focused sports training we’ve seen.<p>You hear about industries that are being “disrupted” by data: finance, education, healthcare, and …

Your Ultimate, Ridiculous, Insane, Essential 2013 Holiday GIF Guide

There’s a week of Kwanzaa, eight nights of Hanukkah, and 12 days of Christmas. And we have 21 amazing GIFs to help you celebrate! Math!<p>As you may have heard, selfie is the word of the year.<p>That’s cool–some of us here at FC really like selfies.<p>Meanwhile, we <i>all</i> love GIFs. (Smooth transition, right?) …

GIF Animations

Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

Architecture

Signpost helps smaller businesses get more out of online marketing

Signpost closed $10 million in funding to help small businesses automate marketing like the big boys.<p>Small and medium businesses don’t have the huge marketing budgets of large corporations. Signpost says it software can close that gap by taking care of all their marketing needs for just $150 a …

Small business and Twitter: How 4 small businesses are rocking social today

While large companies have been tweeting their way to social media success for years now, too many small and medium businesses have been late to the Twitter party.<p>Whether this reluctance stems from confusion over Twitter parlance and conventions (“what is a retweet??”) or a nagging suspicion that …

Gigaom | Google’s chief economist understands media better than some industry executives do

Advertisement<p>Hal Varian, the chief economist at Google (s goog) and a former MIT professor, isn’t a practising journalist and has never run a media …

Daily Roundup: MakerBot Digitizer eyes-on, BlackBerry's bad news, iPhone 5s goes on sale, and more!

<i>You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on</i> …

Securing a Linux Server

It is a rarity to watch someone secure a freshly installed server right off the bat, yet the world we live in makes this a necessity. So why do so …

Do you need to be rich to start your own company?

<b>With a growing number of young people wishing to start up their own business on both sides of the Atlantic, how much easier is it to do so if you come from a wealthy background? Here a number of young entrepreneurs recount their experiences.</b><p>Utah native Austen Allred's life was changed by the …

Entrepreneurship