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10 Mistakes Newbies Make with Paid Facebook Ads

According to research compiled by Hubspot, Facebook ad revenue grew from just under $2 billion in 2010 to $12.5 billion, with ads on the popular social platform accounting for “more than 9% of total digital ad spending and 18.4% of global mobile digital advertising.”<p>The platform’s success is due, …

Marketing

Words in your ears: the 10 best books podcasts

You can’t read books all the time; trust me, I’ve tried (and like I said to the officer, at least I wasn’t texting and driving). The next best thing is a good books podcast. There’s plenty out there so here are 10 of the best:<p>1. KCRW Bookworm<p>I’m quietly obsessed with Michael Silverblatt, the host …

Books

Using design theory to create beautiful, high-converting landing pages

Conversion-optimized design results in happier users and more profitable businesses.The post Using design theory to create beautiful, high-converting …

Profit

Looking For a Freelancer? Here are 10 of the Best Websites to Find What You Need

Hiring a freelancer is a great way to get great work done in an affordable way.<p>As a business owner I often outsource jobs from editing to design. Hiring a freelancer is a great way to get great work done in an affordable way. I've used and know people who have used lots of these sites so here are …

15 Extremely Underrated Films That Every Movie Buff Needs to See

The brilliant films of the last three decades that have fallen through the cracks of time.<p>There are so many films coming out at any given period that's it's impossible to keep track of them all. That's why we're always on the lookout for those diamonds in the rough, those films that speak to us and …

Entertainment

Magento to Shopify: How to move your money-maker

We also spoke with a couple of other local firms that we had personal connections with, and ultimately, Foundry won our bid. Things that are important for you to consider are:<p>Their exposure to the Shopify setup and API – this will determine how quickly they can work on your site. If they’re still …

What Should You Sell in Your eCommerce Store? — SitePoint

I recently did a Reddit AMA on dropshipping eCommerce, and the most frequently asked question was <i>“What should I sell online?”</i><p>So I decided to write a …

From an Elon Musk Bio to Malcolm Gladwell's 'Blink', These 9 Books Are Must-Reads

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s so much valuable business content clouding the blogosphere that it’s hard to choose what to keep up with.<p>Each year, I try to enlighten myself in a traditional way -- by selecting a few novel, relevant business books to put on my …

9 Deadliest Rocks And Minerals On Earth

Lead found in Flint, Michigan water is an unfortunate example of negligence leading to the mass exposure of elemental lead found naturally in iron ore. Much in the same way humans communicate warnings of deadly plants and animals, it’s important to communicate the risks and exposure of deadly rocks …

Hot Springs

5 Top Indicators for Startup Success, According to This TED Talk | Inc.com

Bill Gross is a smart guy. Twenty years ago he started Idealab. They have started over 100 companies. They have had some successes and many failures.<p>Bill Gross loves startups. He believes the best ones can unlock human potential. Bill wanted to pin point what factors or factor accounts the most for …

Startups

Bob Dylan's 25 musical heroes, including Guy Clark

<b>Bob Dylan once said that when Hank Williams died "it was like a great tree had fallen". As a new film about Williams called I Saw the Light, starring Tom Hiddleson, comes out we look at Dylan's 20 favourite musicians and songwriters.</b><p>HANK WILLIAMS<p>"Even at a young age, I identified with Hank …

9 Smart Reasons You Need to Be Using Facebook Ads Now

Here's why Facebook ads will make your business extremely successful in 2016.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the First 90 Days count by joining the conversation on social media with the</i> …

7 eCommerce Site Mistakes to Get Rid of in 2016

Featured products on the homepage. Rotating banners. Backgrounds that add “personality.”<p>Most of those in the online marketing field understand why …

Review: TarDisk doubles your MacBook's storage and never looks back

On launch, the TarDisk Pear promised the moon for MacBook users running out of space on their hard drives. The small flash drive uses your SD Card slot to double your existing drive, but there are compromises.<p>As hardware goes, TarDisk is nothing fancy. It slips into your open SD Card slot and stays …

MacBook

The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

Books

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

<b>1. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678)</b><p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.<p><b>2. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)</b><p>By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had …

Literature

9 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Ever since he was a child in South Africa, Elon Musk has been a big reader, of everything from science-fiction novels to historical biographies.<p>The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has said that reading books taught him how to build rockets.<p>We combed through years of interviews with Musk to find out which …

How Wal-Mart hired 2,200 developers and made 'magic'

Consider this:<p>In addition to all the web traffic that a company like Wal-Mart has to deal with, there's all kinds of complex wizardry that goes into wrangling a tremendous amount of data — millions of items, their prices, customer recommendations, warehouse availability — into a website that you …

eCommerce

Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains

A roadmap of the Internet's darkest alleys<p>You thought you knew the Internet. But sites such as Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram are just the surface. There’s a whole other world out there: the Deep Web.<p>It’s a place where online information is password protected, trapped behind paywalls, or requires …

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All 3 of Elon Musk's companies are in MIT's list of the 50 smartest businesses

The Review gives Tesla props for its new line of batteries "in service of a big goal: remaking the energy grid for industry, utilities, and residences."<p>Xiaomi gets credit for its growing line of affordable Android smartphones and tablets, as well as for its ecommerce business, which expanded into …

Peek Inside The Gorgeous Notebooks Of Professional Soccer Broadcasters

Any sports fan can yell at the TV whilst drunk for a few hours. But it takes a researched professional to do play-by-play commentary well, while adding stats and insight to every moment.<p>Nowhere is this more clear than the meticulous notebooks of BBC Radio Newcastle’s Nick Barnes. Before each match, …

The 10 best iPhone widgets you should be using

We've collected the 10 best apps that use widgets creatively to keep you up to date and entertained — all from your iPhone's lock screen.<p>From alerting you to when you've only reached your data cap to showing you the best headlines from The New York Times, these widgets pack some power.

Pixie's new Bluetooth beacons make it harder for you to lose your stuff

Whether you've left a wallet in a cab or misplaced something at home, losing your things is a real annoyance. What's worse is that it feels like a problem we shouldn't have to deal with in the age of smart devices. Sure, sometimes you can use Find my iPhone, but what about objects that don't have …

BLOOMS: Strobe Animated Sculptures Invented by John Edmark