Mircea Scarlatescu

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Top 10 Business Ideas You Can Start for Free With Barely Lifting a Finger

Successful entrepreneurs recognize and seize every opportunity that comes their way.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a successful businessperson and entrepreneur is about taking advantage of every opportunity that comes your way. You have to be creative and find …

Small Business

6 Google Analytics Data Points You Can Use to Drive Content Campaign Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s a lot of reasons why content marketing is becoming such a popular tactic to connect with audiences. For one, content marketing leaders experience 7.8 times more site traffic than non-leaders.<p>But how do you know your content …

Marketing

Announcing the All-New Flipboard, the Place for All Your Passions

Most people are interested in lots of things, but true passions run deep. The all-new Flipboard is built around those obsessions that define your work, life and play.Flipboard 4.0 is a response to our ever-growing ecosystem of publishers, Flipboard Magazines, topics and more. With over 30 million …

Social Media

10 Free Online Marketing Courses to Try Today (Infographic)

Boost your marketing skills with these online resources -- for free.<p>An abundance of free resources are available online today, especially when it comes to marketing. Although sometimes it can be tricky to weed through them and get to the good stuff.<p>Look no further, because marketing software …

Marketing

Read the adorably confused ways people struggled to describe the first iPhone in 2007

When Steve Jobs stood on the stage 10 years ago today at the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco’s Moscone Center, he started out by saying he was launching three new devices: “An iPod, a phone, and an internet communicator.”<p>In fact, of course, they were a single device—the iPhone, which would lift …

Tim Cook

A Look Back at Pebble's Rise and Fall

After record-setting Kickstarters, Pebble found popularity wasn't everything.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

10 Bad Habits You Must Eliminate From Your Daily Routine

When it comes to productivity, the little things make all the difference. Quit sabotaging yourself with these bad habits.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You are the sum of your habits. When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to …

Time Management

I just tried the iPhone 7 Plus on the California coast and will never take a high-end camera on vacation again

As a part-time photographer and full-time foodie, I always struggle in deciding which camera to take on vacation: my high-end but clunky Canon 5D or the iPhone that slips into my pocket.<p>That's why the iPhone 7 Plus caught my attention. The camera's marquee feature, called Portrait Mode, blurs the …

IPhone 7

Your brilliant Kickstarter idea could be on sale in China before you’ve even finished funding it

Shenzhen, China<p>Yekutiel Sherman couldn’t believe his eyes.<p>The Israeli entrepreneur had spent one year designing the product that would make him rich—a smartphone case that unfolds into a selfie stick. He had drawn up prototypes, secured some minimal funds from his family, and launched a …

Intellectual Property

How Facebook, Snapchat, YouTube, and Twitter count a video view

But with Facebook recently being caught out inflating one of its video view metrics, the debate around what should actually count as a video view has grown in volume.<p>Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, Twitter, Vine, and Instagram all use slightly different methods to measure their video views, which …

Facebook Shows Us The Future of Social VR

<b>Oculus introduced Avatars and social Rooms with friends.</b><p>During Oculus’ developer conference keynote, Mark Zuckerberg introduced us to Facebook’s …

Virtual Reality

How To Remember Most of What You Read Online

There’s so much information available to us right now that it’s very easy to overlook or simply <b>forget</b> about things that could actually help us get to …

5 Things You've Probably Done Today That Destroy Your Productivity

How to work smarter instead of working harder<p>There's a widespread and mistaken belief that lazy people don't get stuff done. In fact, many lazy people are highly productive, and even efficient. Turn and look around you... There may be a highly effective slacker lurking nearby.<p>If not all slackers …

If Macs don’t need cleaning, why does macOS Sierra come with cleaning tools?

<i>This is a guest post by Vera Tkachenko, a software team lead at MacPaw.</i><p>For the first time, the Mac operating system comes with cleaning tools. The new Optimized Storage feature in macOS Sierra might not sound like much at first, but its very presence in the new Mac operating system undermines the …

The Huge Mistake People Are Making on LinkedIn's Mobile App

This little-known feature could help you connect with more people on LinkedIn through your phone.<p>I was recently speaking to a group of 700 project managers at a conference. The title of the presentation was, "Your Network is Your Net Worth: The Power of Super-Connecting." My goal was to teach …

10 Helpful User Experience Tools for Every Designer

User experience designer is the person who responsible for improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction between th …

We're in the age of the wordless logo

With increasing frequency, MasterCard said, it would do away with using its name in the logo entirely. The focus would be more on the symbol than the words.<p>MasterCard's move reflects a wider shift among some of the most widely recognized global brands to de-emphasize the text in their logos, or …

Advertising

Reach vs Impressions: What’s the Difference in Terms?

Is your business working toward better brand awareness? Are you doing everything possible to grow and influence your audience on social media? If so, …

Social Media

Tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki's letter to her 11-year-old self: 'Dad was right.'

Dear 11-year-old Caroline,<p>Let me just start off by saying, Dad was right.<p>He just was. Point blank. And now, finally, you realize it.<p>Ever since you were three, you spent hours and hours playing sports other than tennis — first it was gymnastics, then swimming, then handball and then … soccer. You …

Bush family hacker 'Guccifer' gets 4 years in prison

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The hacker famous for revealing family photos and paintings of the Bush family and emails from a Hillary Clinton associate was sentenced Thursday to more than four years in federal prison.<p>Marcel Lazar, 44, a Romanian who went by the name "Guccifer" in his cyber exploits, had …

Government

Roger Federer x MB: Timeless Legends

Roger Federer has had a long and successful career, but Mercedes-Benz imagines him having one that lasted six decades. Watch him adapt to the ever …

We don't understand AI because we don't understand intelligence

Artificial intelligence prophets including Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Raymond Kurzweil predict that by the year 2030 machines will develop consciousness through the application of human intelligence. This will lead to a variety of benign, neutral and terrifying outcomes. For example, Musk, …

How to Create a Social Media Marketing Strategy in 8 Easy Steps

A social media marketing strategy is a summary of everything you plan to do and hope to achieve on social media. It guides your actions and lets you …

Social Media

Promote your local businesses reviews with schema.org markup

Since the launch of critic reviews last year, we have been focused on supporting more types of reviews, like restaurant reviews, cafes, or any other …

Data Modeling

Dropbox's answer to Google Docs is now available on iOS and Android

Dropbox Paper is now available on iOS and Android, allowing users to collaborate on documents in real time. The software first launched in private beta last year as Dropbox's answer to Google Docs, but is now available for anyone to try. You can join the beta at dropbox.com/paper and download the …

Comment: Microsoft just demonstrated why Apple was right to stand up to the FBI

<i>Update: Steve Gibson has taken issue with the ‘golden key’ term used by Ars, arguing that it overplays the significance of the vulnerability.</i><p>I wrote an opinion piece predating the San Bernardino shootings on why Apple was right to stand firm on encryption even in the face of terrorist attacks, and …

Privacy

5 Steps to Determine ROI From Social Media Campaigns (Infographic)

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How Cat People Differ From Dog People on Facebook

Cat people and dog people: <i>so</i> different, right? Cats, after all, are a bit emotionally opaque and pretty wishy-washy about their need for human …

Google is making its Inbox email app more powerful with new integrations

Starting with Trello and GitHub<p>Google is adding new third-party integrations to its Inbox email app for project management service Trello and code repository GitHub. Now, when users receive emails related to projects from either of those companies, Inbox will format the messages as it does with …

The 2018 Instagram Hashtag Guide—How to Use Them and Get Results

If you include the right Instagram hashtags on your posts, you will likely see higher engagement than you would if you didn’t have any.Why?Because …