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I started a business with less than $600 in just two weeks and it's already profitable after week one

As a reporter at CNBC Make It who's covered some of the most incredible ways people have made money online — including a 28-year-old whose company …

9 Signs You Are Genuinely Confident, Without Seeming Cocky at All

The best confidence is quiet confidence. Here's how to know if you have real confidence -- and if not, how you can develop it.<p>Like most people's, my confidence level ebbs and flows. I'm what I call situationally confident. Depending on the setting, sometimes I'm extremely assured. Other times I'm …

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It just got far easier to manage an Airbnb rental

One of the things preventing the sharing economy from swallowing traditional operators is professionalization and standardization of services.<p>There’s …

Xerox—Yeah, Xerox—Has Found a Way to Bust Carpool Lane Cheaters

Joseph Averkamp collects stories about how people break the law. He keeps them in a Powerpoint presentation, dragging the grainy local news photos …

Transportation

How Jessica Alba inspired a change at $4.5 billion software company Atlassian

For most of those 14 years, the company, and Jira in particular, were very much focused on the software programmer market. This led to a curious oversight: Atlassian never made an official Jira app for smartphones.<p>"We were focused on software developers, and they were in front of their computers," …

Good Practices for Managing Microsoft Azure Subscriptions

We’ve published some updated guidance for Service Admin account management based on the new RBAC access control techniques now available in Azure. …

ScottGu's Blog - Azure Updates: Web Sites, VMs, Mobile Services, Notification Hubs, Storage, VNets, Scheduler, AutoScale and More

It has been a really busy last 10 days for the Azure team. This blog post quickly recaps a few of the significant enhancements we’ve made. These …

Skout Launches Fuse, An Ephemeral Messaging App That Makes Group Chats Explode

Call it engagement hacking.<p>But mobile developer teams from the one that built Facebook Slingshot to that guy behind the app ‘Yo’ app are tinkering with unconventional ways of making people interact.<p>With ephemerality and anonymity, it’s getting weirder. Maybe a little more conceptual. Maybe a little …

Google’s New Web Starter Kit Is A Boilerplate For Multi-Screen Web Development

For a long time now, Google has offered developers a set of what it believes are best practices for modern web development. Today it is going beyond just providing this information by launching the Web Starter Kit, a boilerplate kit similar to HTML5 Boilerplate that includes templates and tooling …

Finding the way to Design Patterns : SOLID

In my previous post on design patterns I discussed about why it’s a challenge for developers / organizations to adopt patterns as part of their …

Google’s Products Are Just By-Products Of Its Quest For Tomorrow

Google isn’t about search, apps or devices. Those are just vehicles, and there’s no destination. That’s because Larry Page’s Google is on an unending pursuit of the future, not just next quarter’s earnings. The scattershot of projects Google revealed today at I/O had just one unifying factor: They …

Google’s Three-Hour I/O Keynote Boils Down To These Highlights And One Theme: Foundation

Today’s three-hour-long Google I/O keynote came with plenty of announcements, but the company mostly assured us that it is focused on building frameworks that can benefit developers and consumers.<p>We saw a more unified company that needed three hours in one session to get their message across. …