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Top 10 Sites for Designers: November 2017 Edition

Welcome to the latest edition of the Top 10 Websites for Designers. Every month, the HOW editorial staff curates a list of inspiring websites (and …

Top 10

Banks are seriously worried about startups like TransferWise and are desperately trying to 'hedge'

One of the highest profile areas of attack on the banks has been in the international money transfer market.<p>London's TransferWise waged a huge PR campaign, bashing the banks for hidden fees and poor service, this year. In the process, it has earned a $1 billion (£640 million) valuation and reached …

Instagram Gets Newsy With Trends And Place Search For Exploring Anything, Anywhere

Instagram has real-time coverage of almost everything happening in the world. Now its unlocking that content with a revamped Explore tab featuring Trending Tags, Trending Places, curated content, plus a new Places Search. You’ll be able to see all the photos from Father’s Day or Coachella, scope …

The real reason banks are happy to help startups like Uber stay private

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Big startups are eschewing IPOs and Wall Street banks are happy to help them.<p>Instead of public stock offerings, raising money through private placements is all the rage right now. For banks, the higher percentage many are paid in deal fees for helping …

Online retailer experiments with junk mail you can't delete

Between promoted tweets, unduly specific banner ads and a never-ending onslaught of marketing emails, it's impossible to escape targeted advertising. Luckily, though, the white noise of the internet can largely be ignored or hidden by ad blockers and spam filters. But what if paper and ink letters …

Programmers are copying security flaws into your software, researchers warn

Many software developers are cribbing code, and its flaws, that someone else created. And the problem is only getting harder to keep up with.<p>It's easy to assume that hackers work way above our pay grade. Electronic intruders must be able to exploit vulnerabilities in the software we use because …

Cybersecurity

The Retail Loop: 3 Tips To Bring Your Customers Back Time And Again

In today’s competitive retail environment it is no longer enough to produce great products and advertise them well. Modern consumers are plugged in …

Growth Hack Your Company With These 8 Tricks | SEJ

Do you have an idea or a company, but just can’t seem to get off the ground? When you’re strapped for resources and low on capital, growth hacking is …

How to Engage Your Email Subscribers From the Moment They Sign Up (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You know what they say about first impressions. They’re a one-shot deal. Your initial outreach to people who subscribe to your email marketing campaign is no exception. The opportunity knocks once in an inbox. If you don’t hit your first …

60 Awesome Free Tools To Create A Visual Marketing Campaign On A Budget – Learn

<i>Creating a visual marketing campaign is not just about telling the story of your brand or product, but finding the right tools to do it.</i><p>The …

4 of the Top Reasons Your Startup May Fail | Inc.com

<i>Answer by Auren Hoffman, CEO of LiveRamp, started and sold 5 companies (and many more that failed), on Quora</i><p><b>While it is counterintuitive, many start-ups fail because they go after too big of a market.</b><p>Many start-ups try to be 0.1% of a fifty-billion dollar market rather than 50% of a $100 million …

Startups

Peter Thiel on How to Build a Monopoly | Inc.com

Billionaire Peter Thiel knows a thing or two about dominating markets: The 47-year-old entrepreneur and investor co-founded PayPal--one of the world's largest online payments systems--as well as Palantir Technologies, a secretive software company that federal agencies, state and local governments, …

Peter Thiel

These 26 Award-Winning Wedding Pictures Will Take Your Breath Away

When it comes to creatively capturing the perfect photos of their weddings, some couples really go all out.<p>Whether it's posing underwater in a …