Shawn Matthews

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How to Use Slides to Create Impressive Landing Page Designs

Suppose a client wants you to create a website for his business. He needs to have one up and running quickly, and he naturally expects to be fully …

Web Design

Autonomous retail startup Inokyo’s first store feels like stealing

Inokyo wants to be the indie Amazon Go. It’s just launched its prototype cashierless autonomous retail store. Cameras track what you grab from shelves, and with a single QR scan of its app on your way in and out of the store, you’re charged for what you got.<p>Inokyo‘s first store is now open on …

YC-backed Mutiny helps B2B business personalize their website for each visitor

Mutiny, which is part of the current batch of startups at accelerator Y Combinator, helps business-to-business, software-as-a-service companies present a message that’s customized to each visitor on their website.<p>Co-founder and CEO Jaleh Rezaei said this concept is alive and well in the analog …

Here are the 63 startups that launched today at Y Combinator’s S18 Demo Day 1

From “cheese 2.0” to connecting flights for satellites, Y Combinator showed off a wide array of early-stage startups fresh from its YC Summer 2018 batch. A total of 63 companies took to the stage in front of a full audience at the Computer History Museum today in Mountain View to pitch on-off …

Comfort Food

10 startups that caught our eye from day 1 of YC Demo Day S18

From new wearables that detect breast cancer to creating the industrial supply chain for the meat replacement industry, the latest crop of Y Combinator companies showcased the breadth of entrepreneurial innovation that encapsulates the waning days of 2018. While the entire batch of 63 companies was …

Breast Cancer

Latch raises $70M for its apartment smart lock system

Latch announced this morning that it has raised $70 million in Series B funding.<p>The round was led by Brookfield Ventures, the investment arm of Brookfield Asset Management. As part of the deal, Brookfield Properties will also be installing Latch systems in its multi-family properties that are …

Brookfield Asset Management

Crater rebrands as Shyft to focus on helping global nomads move

After finally settling on a new apartment, packing your last box and rushing out to pick up your moving van for the measly three hours you could book it — have you ever taken a moment to think, “Wow, this is so easy?”<p>Nope, and neither has anybody else. But Shyft, a logistics platform company based …

Employment

ConsenSys details the first cohort of companies to enter its new accelerator, Tachyon

Tachyon, the accelerator of the blockchain powerhouse ConsenSys which launched earlier this year, has announced the first cohort for its 10 week accelerator program which is aimed at taking early stage blockchain projects from idea to a viable product. Sixteen companies were selected from around …

Blockchain

A New Facebook Guide to Creating Video, The Shift to Instagram Stories Ads and Messenger, and 5 YouTube Facts You Can’t Miss

Looking to catch up on the latest social media news, but short on time? We have you covered! This week (episode #110) we’re chatting about all of …

Social Media

How To: This Tweak Gives You Free YouTube Premium Features on Your iPhone for Nothing, Including Background Playback

If you want the ability to play YouTube videos in the background as you multitask on your iPhone, you'll have to shell out $11.99 a month for the …

YouTube Premium

Look Inside the New Food Hall on the Strip

The food hall to end all food halls now dishes out hot chicken, pork sandwiches, Vietnamese chicken wings, doughnuts, and sushi and hand rolls. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ new dining hall <b>Block 16 Urban Food Hall</b> takes over the second level of the resort, near Marquee, with a roster of dining …

Sandwiches

The Best Workouts That Don't Require Any Equipment, According to Personal Trainers

Airports. Conferences. Deserted islands? You just never know when—and where—you might need to get in a quick sweat.<p>Here's some quick physics fun: A body at rest tends to stay at rest. That's the fitness version of Newton's First Law, and it means that humans will find literally <i>any</i> excuse to not …

Workouts

Garlic Noodles

Garlic noodles with double the garlic! Made with oven roasted garlic and black garlic (for it’s umami-ness), these noodles are packed with garlicky …

Oven Spit Pork al Pastor

This show-stopper of a dish will have everyone impressed: from the giant stack of tender pork chops perched atop a pineapple platform, to the juicy …

Recipes

Spocket raises $1.2M for platform that allows anyone to become an e-commerce retailer

This week, Spocket closed a $1.2 million fundraising round to double the Vancouver, B.C., startup’s team and push further into social media …

Online Life

This childhood game could be blockchain's killer app - Rock, Paper, Scissors

It’s the blockchain use case we didn’t know we wanted (and probably don’t need). We can now play the fabled playground game of our childhood, Rock, Paper, Scissors on blockchain.<p>Reddit user, ikirch, has released a version of the popular game – only this time, it requires a wallet, some Ether, and …

Blockchain

15 Podcasts You Should Be Listening to Every Week

A list of podcasts that will educate, inspire, and empower you to be the best you can be.<p>A growth mindset is one of the qualities that separates successful people from others. When you believe you are always learning and growing, you are free to take action, make mistakes, and evolve. Successful …

Self-improvement

Welcome To The Access Economy (And Why It Matters To Entrepreneurs)

This week I spoke to two Salt Lake City entrepreneurs: The husband and wife cofounders of Parachut. Like me, their alma mater is Brigham Young University. The husband, Philip Niu, played BYU Football in 2003-2006. He’s an extreme wellness advocate, like I am, but unlike me, he stands 6’5”. Wife …

Entrepreneurship

Tai Lopez Shares 7 Steps to Launch a Business With No Money or Experience

How to go from idea to paying customers in one to eight weeks.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, 310 out of 100,000 people on average created new businesses each month in the U.S., according to the 2017 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity. Most entrepreneurs …

WinMiner brings cryptocurrency mining and passive income to the masses

There are many ways to make money in the cryptocurrency world. Trading crypto is one way, but another is mining the currencies created through blockchain technology.<p>Mining involves two distinct functions: adding transactions to the blockchain and also releasing new currency. But mining needs a …

Google location tracking: Turn it off for real

Google is watching you. That's what everyone says half-jokingly about the search giant, which has often been accused of Big Brother-style monitoring of your searches, voice activity and location.<p>Now it appears that even if you manually disable Google Location History, Google Maps and other apps may …

The 7 Best Steakhouses in Las Vegas

Steakhouses are where deals are made, winnings celebrated, expense accounts deployed and decadent appetites indulged—much like the city of Las Vegas …

Steakhouse

1 hour per day doing this mental exercise will exponentially increase your success

<b>“Remember, dreams without goals are just dreams and they ultimately fuel disappointment. Have dreams, but have goals, life goals, yearly goals,</b> …

How to Make a Quick Pickle–and Why You Should

Consider the quick pickle the next time a dish needs more color, acid, salt–or all three.<p>A truism among chefs is that often something doesn’t need …

The Summer Elixir My Sister Drinks on the Hottest of Days

For two summers in a row now, my younger sister has come to visit me in New York City. She arrives at my apartment, tanned, in dusty work boots and always, always, some kind of frayed denim. We hug and kiss, and almost immediately she’s pulling from her backpack: firm, jubilant green beans; tight …

Cider

Facebook introduces video monetization tools to lure creators away from YouTube

<i>(Reuters) —</i> Facebook launched a matchmaking system Tuesday to cultivate partnerships between advertisers and video creators as the world’s largest social media company tries to quickly parallel the variety of commercial opportunities offered by its video rival YouTube.<p>Some advertisers have tested …

Why Everyone Missed the Most Mind-Blowing Feature of Cryptocurrency

There’s one incredible feature of cryptocurrencies that almost everyone seems to have missed, including Satoshi himself.<p>But it’s there, hidden away, …

Your Guide On Bitcoin's Lightning Network: The Opportunities And The Issues

Bitcoin has been around long enough that cycles in the market are starting to emerge. There was a spike in the value of Bitcoin at the end of 2017, reaching almost $20,000 at its peak. A huge rush of people entered the market to see how they could get in on it. A rush of new coins, smart contract …

Bitcoin

How to Optimize Your Instagram Profile for Business

Want to make a stronger first impression with your Instagram profile? Wondering how to add branding and personality to your Instagram bio? In this …