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21 Simple and Free SEO Tools to Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Whenever I dream up a home improvement project for my place, I end up working smartest and fastest when I have the right tools at my disposal. It’s amazing the difference a good tool can make – and the extra time it takes to get work done without a …

There is no magic formula for small-business success – only this

I've been asked many times to lay out my magic formula for building a successful small or medium-sized business. I usually respond by saying there's no magic, only hard work and experience.<p>While this is certainly true, the success of a small or medium-sized business depends on dedicated execution …

Small Business

Transforming Healthcare Using An E-Commerce Model

<i>A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape: Girish Navani, CEO, eClinicalWorks…</i><p>Girish Navani wants to do for healthcare what Amazon.com did for e-commerce.<p>His company, eClinicalWorks, develops information technology to connect doctors, patients and …

How To Optimize Your Retirement Accounts: A Case Study

Are your investments allocated properly between your various retirement accounts? If you’re like many investors, at best you might manage your 401(k), IRAs, and taxable accounts separately and at worst, you have no idea what you even have in those accounts. If either of those sound like you, you’re …

Dave Ramsey’s 7 Tips for Paying Off a Mortgage Faster

The amount you have to finance through a mortgage loan and the long-term commitment you’re making to real estate can be overwhelming. Completing a …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

LED Concrete Patio Table with Built-in Beverage Cooler

Cast the tabletop and trough in one piece, then make it shine.<p>Concrete, LED lights, and a built-in beverage cooler. What more can a guy ask for? Well, a cold beverage in that cooler I’d suppose! Check out this step-by-step tutorial and video to see exactly how you can create your own LED-lit …

Andreessen Horowitz On Why It's Betting On Drones, Bitcoin and 3D Printing

One of Silicon Valley’s best known venture capital firms, Andreessen Horowitz explains why it thinks drones, 3D printers, big data and Bitcoin will be even bigger in 2014, as well as why it’s never been easier to start a company.<p>Margit Wennmachers, a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz said the firm is …

Wait, What? Holiday Gift Cards Brand Says Bitcoin Was More Popular Than Credit Cards on Black Friday

Bitcoin’s ups and downs in terms of marketplace prices have been well documented in recent weeks. But more interestingly, this holiday season, …

Credit Cards

Inside a $4 million Icelandic bitcoin-mining consortium

In Dealbook, Nathaniel Popper takes a look at a bitcoin-mining business called Cloud Hashing, that's moved its computers to Iceland in search of easy cooling and cheap, renewable power. The current set up requires over 100 computers, designed specifically for cracking the obscure algorithms that …

You Can Now Buy Victoria's Secret Lingerie With Bitcoins

And now, you can use bitcoin to buy Victoria's Secret lingerie via a gift card from Gyft, the app that replaces physical gift cards.<p>The Gyft app is an interesting take on gift cards because it does a couple of cool things. It lets you buy gift cards from about 200 retailers using conventional …

Shopping

The Bitcoin Pizza Purchase That's Worth $7 Million Today

This is a fable for the Bitcoin bubble (or not?) that we’re living through this year. Back in 2010, Florida programmer Laszlo Hanyecz talked someone into accepting the 10,000 Bitcoins he’d “mined” on his computer in exchange for two pizzas.<p>“It wasn’t like Bitcoins had any value back then, so the …

Bitcoin

That Swedish Bitcoin Mining Company Has Sold $28 Million-Worth Of Its New Mining Hardware

Background: Bitcoins are mined by computers unscrambling blocks of "hashes" or complex strings of numbers and letters. This tends to be an expensive and labor-intensive proposition — the fastest miners now cost thousands of dollars, and they eat up lots of electricity and manhours of setup.<p>We …

Bitcoin

Tech | Uncrate

What autonomous cars will do for the road, autonomous machinery will do for the farm. At least that's the expectation behind the DOT Autonomous …

Driverless Cars

Litecoin 101: A Software Guide To Mining With Windows

<b>Update: Some changes in the cryptocurrency mining space have rendered this guide outdated. I’m currently preparing a new guide using different software, for both AMD and Nvidia miners.</b><p>If you have spare AMD Radeon graphics cards lying around, and energy rates that aren’t stratospheric, mining a …

Massive surge in Litecoin mining leads to graphics card shortage - ExtremeTech

By on December 10, 2013 at 10:40 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The era of Bitcoin mining on …

Miners spend $17 million a day for a shot at $4.4 million of bitcoin

The price of a single bitcoin, now sitting at $899, is derived from many mysterious sources: supply and demand, potential future business value, animal spirits. One factor is less widely understood: The price of bitcoin depends on the price of electricity.<p>Bitcoin are produced by “mining,” having …

Bitcoin

Fiverr launches its first iOS app to help mobilize the up-and-coming gig economy

Fiverr, the self-pronounced leader of the “gig economy,” is going mobile.<p>Fiverr CEO Micha Kaufman says the new app is a big first step for the newly mobile Fiverr, which has been desktop-focused since its launch in 2011. With the app, users have a much more effective way to connect with others, …

Bitcoin Startup Coinbase Gets $25 Million In Funding From The Most Influential Venture Firm In Silicon Valley

Coinbase does a little bit of everything with bitcoin. It's a bitcoin wallet for consumers, it allows merchants to take bitcoins as payments, and its working on a way for developers to integrate bitcoin into applications.<p>This brings Coinbase's total money raised to $31 million. It says it has …

Bitcoin