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EU proposes flat rate for calls as mobile roaming saga rumbles on

The ongoing struggle to eliminate mobile roaming charges in the EU will see new legislation put forward next week, proposing a flat rate for calls …

Telecoms

Gigaom | Condé Nast gets deeper into e-commerce, leads $20M round in French luxury resale site

Advertisement<p>Publishing giant Condé Nast, already a supporter of fashion startups like Rent the Runway and Farfetch, is upping its investment in …

Augment Makes Augmented Reality Useful For Salespeople With Its New ‘Business Catalog’

While augmented reality has been around for a while, Augment is trying to monetize it with its platform. The company just released its Business Catalog feature, targeted toward salespeople. For $30 per month and per user, you can carry around all your catalog on your iPad and show how it would look …

Does it matter which site you use to crowdfund?

When a startup company needs money to complete a project, does the place its chooses to raise funds matter? While conventional wisdom indicates a …

Ceton Echo Windows Media Center extender won't support Android after all

Around nine months ago Ceton unexpectedly announced plans to support the Android operating system and apps on its $179 Echo Windows Media Center extender, but now that's not happening. According to the company, Android is "up and running" on Echo hardware in its labs -- we saw screenshots back in …

Google implements local business AdWords to Maps on Android and iOS

Love 'em, ignore 'em or pay a buck to get rid of them, mobile ads are more than just a waste of space, they're almost a necessary evil. To that effect, Google Maps is populating its search results with local -- and hopefully relevant -- AdWords starting today. Let's say you're looking for a …

How Do You Raise Your Kid To Be An Entrepreneur?

As a guy who exclusively works for tech start-ups, I have had a unique perspective to observe a bunch of entrepreneurs in action. Some of them were more successful than others, and I’d say some of them wore it better than others.<p>With some of them, you could see it was very difficult. Maybe they …

Duolingo for Android review: Free and fun language learning on the go - CNET

<b>The Good</b> <b>Duolingo</b> is completely free and turns language-learning into a game, broken down into short lessons. Progress is stored in the cloud and can be synced between devices.<p><b>The Bad</b> The app could use a wider variety of question types and support for more languages. Also, in-depth lessons on …

Language Learning

Is Your To-Do List Freaking You Out? Try a 'Pressure Calendar'

If you're stressing out about a crunch period and it's impacting your productivity, try this low-tech but effective solution.<p>It’s ironic but true: some days the biggest impediment to getting things done is <i>how much</i> you need to do.<p>You know the feeling. Your to-do list is as long as your arm, the …

Productivity

Google Ventures tops the list of most active corporate VCs since 2012

Plenty of companies want to build venture capital arms to invest in the hottest technology trends and find the best new companies: The number of …

Crushing the “1% rule”: How to convert content consumers into creators

One of the more persistent topics of debate for content sites is how we define creators versus consumers. But that argument is no longer relevant and …

Five of Australia's treasured islands

Ah, Australia. Partying the night away amid the bright lights of Sydney. Exploring the undersea extravaganza of the Great Barrier Reef. Watching the sun rise over wind-sculpted Uluru. A visit Down Under is never short of do-before-you-die moments.<p>But did you know that there’s a whole lot more to Oz …

Australia

How Health Trackers Could Reduce Sexual Infidelity

I wear a health tracking watch that monitors minute-by-minute my heart rate, calories burned, steps taken, and if I’m sleeping. Anyone who had access to my data, like a spouse, could tell when I was exercising. Most importantly, they would know if I was having sex — and how intense it was.<p>Indeed, I …

Top 20 free things to do in Dublin

Dublin may not be the cheapest destination in Europe but don’t let that stop you; some of the best stuff to see and do here is completely free.<p>From walking tours to tranquil gardens and Oscar Wilde to Samuel Beckett, here's our guide to enjoying Ireland's capital without reaching for your bank card.<p>…

Square Market launches, provides easy online storefronts for small businesses

We've come to know Square for its efforts in making it easier for small -- and not so small -- businesses to get paid in real life with card readers, iPad registers and apps, but its latest project is trying to help them sell online as well. Square Market has just opened up, and features …

Meet Highway1, a hardware incubator that wants to take startups to China and back

Hardware incubators are popping up like daisies in the Bay Area, so the launch of Highway1, a an incubator backed by Chinese fulfillment company PCH, …

No hiding place

IN AMERICA alone, people spent $170 billion on “direct marketing”—junk mail of both the physical and electronic varieties—last year. Yet of those who …

Psychology

Who needs investors! Why many startups should bootstrap instead

With 500 Startups Accelerator’s new class introduction video and its notorious chant, you can’t help but wonder if the current system for funding …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Secret Spaces: An Illegal NYC Watertower Nightclub

In New York City there are plenty of places to get drunk, starting with my kitchen. But most crave a more glamorous experience, and in a city of …

Water

How To Take Professional Quality Portrait Photography

Portraiture can be one of the most satisfying forms of photography for an enthusiastic amateur. The tips below can be of use whether you are using a …

Landscape Photography

Search me: online reputation management Past scandals, bad photos, critical comments: the internet has a long memory. As the EU considers the 'right to be forgotten', we investigate the growing business of online reputation management – and learn how you can airbrush your own past http://bit.ly/14HGppY Photograph: Manuel Vazquez for the Guardian

How to become a first-class negotiator

The word “negotiation” evokes connotations of difficulty. We assume that negotiations are difficult and require a special innate talent, or that …

Learn to Pitch Like Mad Men’s Don Draper

You are busy. I am busy. Everybody is. Let me tell you why you should spent the next five minutes <i>reading</i> me. I have pitched to friends, family, …

In an era in which best-laid plans are quickly disrupted, the need for new tactics is constant. And that creates a need for constant inspiration. Our 100 Most Creative People in Business come from all industries around the globe; as they share their experiences, we hope they inspire yours. Here, the 100 Most Creative People in Business right now: http://trib.al/aqmyZU3

Learn How to Use the Sharpening Tools in Lightroom

There’s no question that Lightroom is a powerful piece of photo processing software, but due to that power sometimes it’s not as easy to wrap our …

Tutorials