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Spotlight: Pocket Marketing Manager Simran Thadani

MagMaker / February 17, 2015<p>(Photo credit: Christopher Stark)<p><b>My name is</b> Simran Thadani, and I’m part of the team at Pocket. My work in Marketing …

Tips for Sharpening Your Images the Right Way

Just so you are not misled in any way, let me make it clear that this won’t be a Photoshop tutorial on using any particular sharpening method. It …

Are Farmers Market Sales Peaking? That Might Be Good For Farmers

After more than a decade of explosive growth, sales of local food at U.S. farmers' markets are slowing. A January report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that while more farmers are selling directly to consumers, local food sales at farmers markets, farm stands and through community …

10 Valuable Lessons I’ve Learned About Street Photography

Introduction<p>First things first. My name is Marius Vieth and I’m a 26 year old fine art photographer from Amsterdam who loves nothing more than street …

7 smart questions to ask at the end of every job interview

Most people know they should ask questions at the end of a job interview, but what do you ask? We found some answers.<p><i>Produced by Matt Johnston</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

Shazam Is Now A Billion-Dollar Company

The music discovery startup has closed a new round of funding for $30 million, the Wall Street Journal is reporting , with a valuation of around $1 billion. It's double what the company was valued at a year ago.<p>The investors now own 3% of the company — but their identities haven't been disclosed. …

Wall Street

Apple Acquires London Music Startup Musicmetric

Musicmetric owner Semetric changed its registered address to 100 New Bridge Street in London, home of Apple Europe Ltd. On the same day, it also filed documents to detail the appointment of a new director. He's called Gene Daniel Levoff and up until now has been based at Apple's global HQ.<p>Apple …

Alibaba's Jack Ma Is Named Businessman Of The Year By Forbes China

The entrepreneur who for much of the world personifies China’s Internet boom has been named “Businessman of the Year” for 2014 by the Chinese-language edition of Forbes.<p>Alibaba Group’s record listing at the New York Stock Exchange last year was among the factors behind the selection of company …

China

Sorry, Email Won't Die In 2015 (Or Any Time Soon)

Some of these apps, like Slack (which we use at Business Insider), take a chat-room approach.<p>There are enterprise messaging apps that work like Snapchat, like Cotap and TigerText.<p>Some mobile-first productivity apps like Quip imagine that we'll communicate directly in the documents we're working …

Apps

Updated Office for Windows Phone coming soon, Microsoft hints

Lately, Microsoft has focused mobile software efforts on the platforms it competes with. It’s part of a cross-platform “going where the users are” …

The Day Marissa Mayer's Honeymoon At Yahoo Ended

Nearly 4,000 Yahoo employees sat and waited for Marissa Mayer to explain herself.<p>It was around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.<p>Some of the employees, those in Yahoo's Santa Monica and New York offices, sat at their desks watching a video feed on their computer monitors.<p>At Yahoo's headquarters …

Advertising

10 Mind-Blowing Hacks for Making Your Leftover Pizza Taste Better the Next Day

Three words: pizza grilled cheese.<p>Gone are your days of eating cold leftover pizza in your pajamas, leaning against your open refrigerator. Make pizza better the next day with these easy tricks.<p><b>1. Reheat cold pizza face down in a pan.</b> Slap your slice of pizza face down on a preheated skillet on …

Tech companies are hiring ‘perks managers’ in a fight to woo talent

The fierce competition for top talent in Silicon Valley is giving rise to a new job category — the perks manager — as tech companies scramble to be …

Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs' secrets to success

By and<p>Warren Buffett<p><b>Chairman and CEO—</b><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Advice for young women: “You do the same thing a male will do. You follow your passions. You …

What Some Of Google's Most Elite, Entrepreneurial Employees Are Doing Now

Mayer started the two-year rotational training program to home-grow managers who would be "Googley." The program has since become rather legendary, and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt told Steven Levy that he expects an APM alumni to run the company someday.<p>When you pick people who are leaders and …

Startups

Content Marketing Trends Your Business Should Implement

<i>JT Ripton is a business consultant and freelance writer.</i><p>Through proper content marketing, businesses can build their brand, raise awareness, and engender trust. This type of marketing positions businesses as credible and reliable information sources. Sharing and promoting content related to your …

How Microsoft Appointed Itself Sheriff of the Internet

It was 7 o'clock in the morning when the knocking on Dan Durrer's front door woke him up. His dog started barking, and Durrer thought he was getting …

The Untold Story Of How Steve Jobs Reintroduced His Signature Design Style To Apple

Skeuomorphism is an ugly, confusing word.<p>According to Techopedia, its definition is, "a design principle in which design cues are taken from the physical world. "<p>Basically, remember how the Notes app on the iPhone used to look like a yellow legal pad or how the iBooks application on the iPad used …

Breitling

2008 Was The Worst Year Of Elon Musk's Life

But just 6 years ago, things looked very different.<p>Ross Anderson from Aeon writes:<p>It was 2008, a year Musk describes as the worst of his life. Tesla was on the verge of bankruptcy. Lehman had just imploded, making capital hard to come by. <b>Musk was freshly divorced and borrowing cash from friends to</b> …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

5 Bootstrapped Startup Tips to Survive the First Year

<i>Brian Casel is a designer and founder of a few bootstrapped startups. Connect with Brian on Twitter @CasJam.</i><p>Bootstrapping a startup is no easy task. …

Yes, You Can Become a Better Entrepreneur — Here’s How | BusinessCollective

If you ever took an entrepreneurship course in business school, chances are you’ve heard your professor ask, “Can entrepreneurship be learned, or is …

And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 Is…Alfred!

After three days and incredible pitches from our 26 Battlefield companies (plus two Audience Choice winners), it’s now time to name the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 Battlefield champion. This year’s finalists included Alfred, Partpic, PatternEQ, Shipstr, Stack And Vinli – all amazing startups. But …

What I Wish I'd Known About Running a Startup

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>I knew building a startup would be hard. I knew it would be slow. I knew we had to do lots of customer development and build something people want.<p>But there were things I didn’t know.<p>A lot of the work is actually email<p>Someone asked me recently what a …

Snapchat Authorizes Mystery Share Sale

Amid reports that Snapchat is entertaining a major investment from Chinese web giant Alibaba, the company appears to have quietly agreed to sell a sizable chunk of itself.<p>Snapchat authorized the sale of 17.4 million preferred shares in a Delaware filing made Monday, according to documents seen by …

Google begins displaying “Listen Now” ads for streaming music services (including Beats) in search results

Google appears to be experimenting with new “Listen Now” ads in search results for streaming music services including its own Google Play Music and competitors like Apple’s Beats Music. The Wall Street Journal first noticed the ads and confirmed the new format with Google:<p>The ads appear in searches …

4 Reasons Why Your Startup May Never Be Successful

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a company is one of the hardest things you can ever do – and often the outcome isn't a billion-dollar exit or even a company deemed successful. The high failure rate that occurs in the startup world can be attributed to many …

Startups

The Morning Routines Of The Most Successful People

Does your morning look like Margaret Thatcher’s, or Ben Franklin’s? These routines might inspire you to create your own.<p>Whether you’re a morning person or a night owl, we all start our day at some point. And we all seem to start it differently.<p>Some of us hop online to check social media, others …