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This CrossFit-Inspired Workout Is All About the Number 20

You can absolutely get a kick-ass, leave-you-breathless-on-the-floor, muscles-on-fire workout at home, and you don't need a ton of time either. This CrossFit-inspired workout can be done in about 15 minutes, and all you need is a pair of dumbbells and your own determination to push yourself hard …

Workouts

Airbnb-style rentals, for those who like a good toke

"Sometimes, we'll [put] out 50 rolled joints. It's like a candy shop in the house."<p>Deborah Button, B&B owner

James Martin

Is Google is tracking you? Find out here

I had location history enabled for Google Maps and didn't know it. I found it interesting to see which spots Google logged for me over the past week or month or year, and I don't plan on disabling the service. Google states that your location history map is private and visible only to you, but it's …

Google

5 YouTube secrets you should try

Want to know how popular YouTube is? Think how many conversations you've had lately that included the phrase, "I saw this great video on YouTube ..." News, instructions, cat videos, instant celebrities, music, humor, emotional stories and more are all within a split-second search.<p>But if you just go …

Tech tip: When you buy new laptop, always partition hard drive

When you buy a new laptop, there are a number of things you do. You install essential programs. You remove some unwanted and preloaded applications. …

Our massive new monopolies: Amazon, Google and Facebook have the power to move entire economies

Tech companies have amassed frightening economic power — and we handed over our data to make it possible<p>The world of data has its own economics. If you know one thing about one person, you don’t have much. If you know one thing about nearly everyone or nearly everything about one person, you have a …

Companies

<b>New Delhi:</b> Grocery delivery service PepperTaphas raised $10 million from SAIF Partners and Sequoia Capital, the firm said in a statement. It will use …

Google Is About to Optimize Search Results For Mobile–Prepare Yourself

If you’ve been putting off updating your website, now’s the time to act.<p>Google is the undisputed king of Internet search, accounting for 75% of searches in the U.S. and a staggering 90% of those in the European Union–so dominant that the EU is set to sue Google for allegedly prioritizing search in …

How OnePlus One's Marketing Strategy Made it So Desirable

It’s relatively new, and you can get it by invitation only.<p>It’s the smartphone that’s managed to dominate the market in a very short amount of time, an impressive feat accomplished largely due to a clever marketing plan. OnePlus One has earned the title as the new king of mid-range smartphones, and …

HappyFresh Is Bringing Instacart-Style One Hour Grocery Delivery To Southeast Asia

One-hour grocery delivery is coming to Southeast Asia after HappyFresh, a new e-commerce startup, launched its service.<p>Initially available in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Jakarta, Indonesia, the startup is promising to blow the current expectation of next-day delivery — a concept that is already …

Sequoia-Backed PepperTap Wants To Become The Instacart Of India

Ambitious new startup PepperTap wants to become the Instacart of India. Armed with $1.2 million in seed funding from Sequoia Capital, PepperTap already operates in Gurgaon and will expand to new cities starting this month.<p>It faces the challenge of India’s maximum retail price laws, which means that …

Where the Digital Economy Is Moving the Fastest

The transition to a global digital economy in 2014 was sporadic – brisk in some countries, choppy in others. By year’s end, the seven biggest emerging markets were larger than the G7, in purchasing power parity terms. Plus, consumers in the Asia-Pacific region were expected to spend more online …

6 Ways To Use Psychology To Boost App Engagement

<i>This post originally appeared on Sinch.</i><p>Everyone is different and so are your users and customers.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>More and more apps are starting to use psychology in their attempt to boost app engagement and …

Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.<p>But these spoons (don't call them spoogles) …

The Mysterious Book That Nobody Can Read Or Decipher

It's a book that contains 360 pages, is based on an imaginary world and comes complete with pages upon pages of hand-drawn illustrations that are …

Pixate Launches Its App Prototyping Service For Designers

Pixate, an Accel-funded Y Combinator alum, is opening the doors to its visual prototyping service today after a long private and public beta phase. When the company graduated from Y Combinator last January, it still focused mostly on allowing mobile developers to style their native applications …

Food-delivery start-ups are fattening up on technology

Cassandra Santana rarely has time to shop for food, let alone cook it.<p>The Venice social media manager gets groceries delivered weekly to her house. She also orders on a regular basis from trendy restaurants such as Gjelina for delivery to her home or workplace.<p>"Just a year ago, I would be running …

Startups

8-Year-Old Kid Makes $1.3 Million A Year With His Viral YouTube Videos

Father-son projects are a great way to bond with your children, teach them life lessons, and, apparently, make millions of dollars.<p>At least, that's the case with EvanTubeHD, the adorably fun YouTube channel that an 8-year-old boy named Evan started with his dad three years ago. In his videos, Evan …

Top 10 things UAE consumers are buying online

Consumers are increasingly moving away from bricks and mortar to online shops. Estimates from an eMarketer report show more and more people are …

Twitter rolls out analytics tools for everyone

Twitter says analytics are for everyone — not just advertisers and verified users.<p>Twitter engineer Ian Chan today announced that Twitter’s activity dashboard, a tool that gives select Twitter users insight into their feeds and followers, is rolling out to all users now.<p>The newly available dashboard …

Feedvisor Raises $6M Series A For Its Repricing Platform

Tel Aviv-based Feedvisor, an algorithmic pricing and business intelligence platform for online retailers, today announced that it has raised a $6 million Series A round led by Australia’s Square Peg Capital. Today’s announcement comes just under a year after the company announced its $1.7 million …

7 Ways to Validate Your Startup Idea

<i>Ariel Rosenthal is a co-founder at</i> <i>Xprt</i><i>, a new startup looking to save people the hassle and the headache of doing extensive research before buying a product.</i><p>I don’t know if you ever experienced a eureka moment – a second when everything comes together and an amazing idea pops into your head. As …

Four Ways We Fool Ourselves When Deciding, And How To Make Smarter Choices

Winners discount information about their lucky breaks and chalk up their choices to superior judgment. Losers tend to emphasize the role of bad luck — rather than bad judgment — when their predictions go wrong.”<p>In fact, Shankar Vedantam wrote this way back in 2007: “Our ability to blame fluke …

The Best Apps for the World's Biggest Cities

We all know that apps are a daily part of our lives. After all, 56% of people on the planet own a smart phone, and according to Flurry, people are …

Marketers Need to Think More Like Publishers

In 2010, Pepsi pulled its Super Bowl ads and invested $20 million into its Refresh project, which employed crowdsourcing to support good causes. It was an astounding social media success, with more than 87 million votes cast.<p>Unfortunately, as this Harvard Business School case study points out, it …

376 of the best one-liners on the internet

<b>One one-liner a day keeps the doctor away…so, here is a shortlist of the best one-liners you can find on the internet today. Have fun!</b><p>1. I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.<p>2. Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to …

5 Toxic Beliefs That Will Basically Ruin Your Life

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to</i> <i>entrepreneurs and business owners</i>. The article below was …

Research: The Emotions that Make Marketing Campaigns Go Viral

We’re all well aware of the fact that marketing is shifting from a landscape where marketers can utilize mass media to speak <i>at</i>consumers, to one where marketers are simply part of the crowd themselves. The bullhorn of radio, television, printand other one-way interruptive marketing approaches are …