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LinkedIn founder and billionaire investor Reid Hoffman: 'I'm optimistic' about the next 100 years

After an executive stint at online payments innovator PayPal, Hoffman turned that insight into LinkedIn, which launched in 2002 and has since become the default online venue for job hunting and making professional connections, fetching a price tag of $26.2 billion when it was bought by Microsoft …

Silicon Valley

When Algorithms Give Orders: The Ethics Of Fulfilling Our Desires Vs Saving Us From Ourselves

As the capabilities of artificial intelligence have advanced exponentially over the last several years, a growing chorus of voices has warned of the dangers as AI begins to make more and more decisions on our behalf. Many of the concerns cited, such as intelligent killer robots, are still at least …

Data Breaches, Psychological Profiling, Voter Modeling: Inside The Big Data World Of Campaign 2016

American campaigning in the 21st century is all about data. The 2008 and 2012 Obama campaigns are often held up as the models that remade the modern political campaign into the data-driven behemoth that it is today. In the place of the coarse demographically-defined geographic boundaries of the …

Choose Your Own Startup Funding Adventure

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Vincent Bradley is co-founder and CEO of online equity funding platform FlashFunders.</i><p>During April, the nation will observe Financial Literacy Month – meaning it’s time to revisit the diverging roads to funding early-stage startups.<p>The rise of non-traditional routes for raising …

Startups

The SaaS Adventure

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Neeraj Agrawal is a general partner with Battery Ventures in Boston.</i><p>“What does it take to build a billion-dollar SaaS enterprise-software company?” I hear this question a lot in my work as a tech investor, and it’s incredibly tough to answer. I bet mountain climbers feel the same way …

Jawbone: The trials of a 16-year-old can’t-miss startup

The first thing you notice about Hosain Rahman, CEO of the much-buzzed-about gadget maker Jawbone, are his wrists. A big, hirsute, 38-year-old bear …

Forecast: Workplace Trends, Choices and Technologies for 2015

We gotta wear shades.<p>What’s in store for 2015 when it comes to technology advances in the workplace?<p>Box growth in a number of nascent technologies accurately describes 2014. This next year will see these technologies broadly deployed, but with that deployment will come challenges and choices to …

Four Ways To Innovate Using Big Data And Analytics

When it comes to big data, organizations are feeling the need for speed. Using the cloud as a platform for innovation, companies are rolling out big data and analytics technologies not simply to transform how they engage with customers, but to change how their businesses do business.<p>This …

Content Marketing Made Simple: A Step-by-Step Guide

Do you know what this is?<p>This, my friend, is one of the greatest examples of <b>content marketing</b> of all time.<p>I bet that when you hear “content …

Marketing

How to Easily Double Your Traffic from Social Media

Many businesses are publishing content as a way to build their audiences and increase traffic to their websites. However, they may not be getting …

How to go from $0 to $75,000/mo. without taking on an investor or hiring a single employee

In case you didn’t know, we (Talkroute) declined our acceptance into a well-known accelerator, and a lot of people thought we were stupid. Even after I published a ridiculously long blog post explaining why we said “no thanks,” the skeptics remained, well, skeptical.<p>But today, right here on …

How to Capture More Email Leads With Social Media Contests

Do you want to capture more email leads?<p>Are you running social media contests to grow your email list?<p>Whether they’re run on Facebook, Twitter, …

5 Justifiable Ways Great Leaders Are Ruthless in Business

Want to get to the top? You can't be nice all the time. Here are 5 ways you need to be tough. See if you can be ruthless when needed.<p>It's often said that even the most respected leaders are considered by many to be ruthless, even brutal at times. Of course, often when leaders are perceived as …

The Ultimate Guide to Using UTM Parameters

A while ago, I wrote a post on how to find the most profitable social media platform for your business.<p>Today, I want to extend that conversation to …

Social Media

Neil Patel: Helping You Succeed Through Online Marketing!

Advanced: The Simple Process That Works To Turn Ice Cold Prospects Into Happy Customers (w/ Automated Conversion Funnels & Sequences).

Thousands Can Fact-Check The News With Grasswire

We all know you can’t believe everything you read on the Internet. But with Grasswire, you can at least “refute” it.<p>Austen Allred’s new venture allows news junkies to confirm and refute posts about breaking news. The “real-time newsroom controlled by everyone” divides posts into popular news …

Blog

The Future of Work is Already Here

<i>Sean Kim is an entrepreneur, new-born writer, and striving life-hacker. This post originally appeared on the Sketchfab blog.</i><p>It’s a beautiful afternoon as I write this post at the Dineen coffee shop in Toronto.<p>We don't shill.Check out TNW's Hard Fork.TAKE ME THERE<p>I’m also instant messaging a …

No Russian

Many people in Silicon Valley inquired over the years why I was not coming back to Russia often (I visited once in two decades) or why I’m not …

Russia

Unbabel Raises $1.5M To Expand Translation Service, Grow Customer Base

In the interconnected world, machines are too rigid in understanding the nuances in translating languages and humans are too slow for on-the-fly translation. That’s why Unbabel brings robots and humans together to deliver a faster and affordable translation service.<p>Launched in March and backed by Y …

9 Small Business Twitter Marketing Examples to Study

Are you debating whether your small business should invest time on Twitter?<p>Do you wonder how Twitter can help your business?<p>By being an active part …

Epic Fails of the Startup World

We live in the age of the startup. It’s never been easier to build a product and start a company. And, thanks to the boom in angel investing and crowdfunding, it’s never been easier for startups to raise money. The analytics firm CB Insights logged more than seventeen hundred seed-investment deals …