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How to Sync Your E-Commerce Store with Your Offline Business

When possible, target the content related to specific store locations to ensure only certain members of your audience see this information.<p>Facebook allows businesses to target members of their audiences based off of a few different demographics, one of which being geographic location.<p>This is an …

Google And 5 Other Big Cap Standouts

This month and next you’re sure to hear raucous claims regarding how treacherous these months are. Yes, on average September and October are among history’s three worst (February being in between). September actually has an overall negative S&P 500 history.<p>But market averages often mislead. Remove …

Hearsay Social Raises $30 Million For Social Media Sales Tools

Hearsay Social, a startup that provides social media sales and marketing tools, has raised $30 million in Series C financing led by existing investor Sequoia Capital with participation from existing investor New Enterprise Associates.<p>Founded in 2009, Hearsay provides tools for companies that have …

As Subscription Economy Grows, Zuora Raises $50 Million More

Zuora, which provides technology for subscription businesses, has raised $50 million in new Series E financing.<p>Next World Capital and Vulcan Capital led the round, with participation from Northgate Capital and existing investors Benchmark Capital, Greylock Partners, Index Ventures, Redpoint …

What The Gurus Bought This Week

The following information is a highlight of the real-time guru activity we saw this week. To view more information on these gurus, check out their guru portfolios. The “Real Time Picks” reports the stock purchases and sells that Gurus have made within the prior two weeks. If a Guru makes a purchase …

Five Cringe-Worthy Design Mistakes That Cost Websites Money

It’s been fifteen years since Yahoo bought GeoCities as a popular site for do-it-yourself web pages and we are still trying to figure out how to make a website. Part of the problem can be attributed to the shift to HTML5 and responsive websites that re-position your site for the limited screen …

Australia's Economy Is Cracking

Global mining giant Rio Tinto has said more job cuts are coming to Australia, thanks to slack demand for commodities.<p>Meanwhile, the latest data is poor.<p>Retail sales unexpectedly fell 0.4% for the Month of March, significantly worse than the 0.1% rise that analysts had expected.<p>A measure of …

The Three Elements of Successful Data Visualizations

Now that we’ve discussed when data visualization works — and when it doesn’t, let’s delve into what makes a successful data visualization. Although there are a number of criteria, including ease of comprehension and aesthetics, I’d like to explore the three that designers most often overlook.<p><b>1. It</b> …

Three Pitfalls Startup Founders Must Avoid