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Ireland Becomes a Major Destination for European Founders

With dozens of millions of Irish people living outside the country, it totally made sense to turn to them and make them useful. It turned out however that at the time many of non-Irish founders were also interested in starting their business on the Emerald Isle.<p>“It came to a point when we were …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

iBeacons in retail stores blowing up app usage, ad engagement

One of the big debates regarding iBeacons, the tech that allows iOS apps to receive location-aware notifications over Bluetooth LE, is whether or not the experience will become intrusive for users. Imagine having your local grocery store’s app installed. Once the store has installed a few beacons, …

Apple's crackdown on incentivizing app installs means marketers need new tricks

Following the initial buzz surrounding Apple’s WWDC event earlier this month, brands and mobile agencies are starting to come to terms with the impact Apple’s significant app store changes could have on them.<p>One of the biggest questions the new developments give way to surrounds the future of …

Despite Deal, Netflix CEO Blasts Comcast

RANCHOS PALOS VERDES, Calif. — One day after Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said Netflix wants to push a huge amount of Internet traffic through the cable …

HasOffers just discovered the holy grail of iAds, thanks to a hidden gem in iOS 7.1

HasOffers, a mobile analytic outfit based in Seattle, has a neat little trick in its new SDK: the holy grail for tracking iAds.<p>“We were excited to discover it and get it out to our clients as quickly as possible,” HasOffers CEO Peter Hamilton told VentureBeat late Thursday.<p>“Now, developers can …

Apple so rattled by ‘Next Big Thing’ ads, it almost changed ad agency, claims Samsung

Apple senior VP of marketing Phil Schiller was so concerned about Samsung’s <i>Next Big Thing</i> ad campaign, in which the company poked fun at Apple customers, that he emailed Tim Cook to suggest a change of ad agency to fight back – according to a claim by Samsung lawyer Jon Quinn.<p><i>The Verge</i> reports that …

Why You Should Always Under-Promise and Over-Deliver

<i>Andrea Ayres-Deets is the Lead Writer at ooomf, an invite-only network connecting short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Andrea writes about psychology, creativity, and business over on the ooomf blog.</i><p><i>“</i><i>Sure boss, I can have that article to you in two hours.”</i><p>That’s an …

There’s Just No Getting Around Apple Buying Yahoo

Apple should buy Yahoo.<p>This is neither a new idea, nor one acceptable to the Apple fan base. But since people briefly talked about it last year, it’s become an increasingly good idea — maybe a necessary one for Apple’s continued growth and success — and I’m going to tell you why.<p><b>Apple’s Missing</b> …

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New Berlin incubator aims to foster ‘deep tech’ in the heart of Europe

How will the incubator model continue? The past years in Berlin have not been very encouraging, especially since Xing Founder Lars Hinrichs’ decision to end his incubator HackFwd.<p>Masoud Kamali und Alexander Kölpin, the founders of the VC firm WestTech Ventures, which launched in 2013, still believe …

Leadership Lessons from Young Female Entrepreneurs

Watch out world, there is a new breed of entrepreneur.<p>Millennial female entrepreneurs are disrupting industries, creating innovative products and ultimately, changing the world. The thing that I admire most about my fellow female entrepreneurs is that they are really doing it by their own rules. In …

7 Facebook Statistics You Should Know For An Engaging Facebook Page

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>One of the things we focus on most at Buffer is the best time to post to Twitter and Facebook. This is because we want to help you get more engagement with your audience, which is beneficial for everyone.<p>While the best time to post is definitely …

Cambridge's leading tech startups

We meet the founders and executives at 16 of the most exciting tech startups in Cambridge to find out what attracted them to the city and where they are heading<p>Jing Zhang (1), director of operations,<br>and Roger Coulston (2) CSO<br>Aqdot<p><b>Company launched: 2012</b><p><b>What it does</b> Aqdot has developed and patented …

How Snapchat Plans To Make Money

Predictably, the cat-calls and howls of indignation began.<p>Snapchat and its investors were obviously delusional idiots, Twitter pundits agreed. And arrogant! How else could they pass on a crazy offer from a "desperate" Facebook? Snapchat doesn't even have <i>revenue</i>. Even a <i>one</i> billion dollar offer for a …

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Apple hires Burberry CEO to spruce up its retail operation

Cupertino's latest hire is an interesting one, especially when we think that about all those cool wearables that could one day take pride of place in Apple's online and physical stores. Angela Ahrendts, currently CEO of Burberry, has been recruited to fill a position that will be created just for …

IGN Presents the History of Final Fantasy

We take a look back at 26 years of crystals, chocobos, and guys named Cid.<p>Final Fantasy is the longest swan song of all time. It was never meant to …