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Stop Blaming Spoofing for the Flash Crash, OK?

Yesterday Navinder Singh Sarao was accused of spoofing S&P 500 E-mini futures in a way that might have contributed to the May 2010 flash crash. …

A FREE Fresh Collection of Really High Quality Flat PSD UI Kits (April 2015)

Flat web design refers to a design form that does away with busy-looking patterned textured backgrounds, drop shadows around lettering and boxed …

Why Taiwan is right to ban iPads for kids

<b>(CNN) —</b> Being a parent has suddenly become a lot more stressful. At least it has if you live in Taiwan.<p>Lawmakers in the island have outlawed iPads and other electronic gadgets for children under the age of two, and demanded that those under the age of 18 do not use digital media for "a period of …

7 Strategies for Writing 3 Books in 3 Years

<i>Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of The Obstacle Is The Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials Into Triumphs and two other books. He is an editor-at-large for the New York Observer and his monthly reading recommendations are found here.</i><p>Writing a book can be a long, hard slog.<p>Hate spammy ICOs …

How to Build your Growth Machine, Part I

<i>Samir Patel is the President & CEO of GrowthMachines, TheGrowth.Academy and Mentor at 500Startups.</i><p>After driving growth for the world’s largest companies, producing millions of dollars of revenue, building automated trading systems like SearchForce and managing over $1B+ in online advertising spend, …

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Your Handy Tips and Tricks for Mastering OS X Yosemite

You’ve just downloaded Yosemite, Apple’s latest update to the Mac platform. There’s a lot that’s familiar, but a number of features still look, feel, …

7 Ways to Keep Customers (Really) Loyal

Make sure people do business with you because they want to, not for lack of another option.<p>Customer loyalty is critical to a business. Not only does it help control marketing costs, as you're less dependent on constant customer acquisition, but there's a pleasure in dealing with regulars, as you …

How baby boomers screwed their kids — and created millennial impatience

<b>Lena Dunham and Laurie Simmons in "Tiny Furniture" (Submarine Entertainment)</b><p>Ambitious but easily distracted, Gen Y wants to be good but can’t stick to anything. It’s their parents’ fault<p>Simon Sinek<p>January 4, 2014 2:45pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others …

Hands-On With Coin, The Electronic Credit Card That Hopes To Declutter Your Wallet

There are a number of startups seeking to make our financial lives better, whether it be Simple helping users set budgets and goals or BillGuard to make them aware of fraudulent charges that show up on their credit cards. Then there’s Coin, which wants to create a sort of “one card to rule them …

12 Strategies for Promoting Your YouTube Videos

Want to get the word out about your YouTube videos? Review these quick tips.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Jason R. Rich’s book</i> Ultimate Guide to YouTube for Business. <i>Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | IndieBound<p>When it …

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Retail versus e-tail: Here's who won the 2013 shopping season

Based on consumer-generated data on the Internet (read: your banal Twitter posts), the fine folks at Viralheat have determined the big winners and losers for the 2013 gift-giving season.<p>And while Walmart and Target still held their own and experienced huge surges around Black Friday and Christmas …

The Complete Guide to Getting Started with Facebook Ads

Here is something I realized pretty quickly: Getting started with any type of online paid advertising can seem overwhelming. Yet, there are two …

Software development isn’t just for coders anymore

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Decisions.com.</i><p>Consider the world of web design and development. Over the last decade, we have seen incredible growth from tools that make publishing web pages easier for the average consumer. Instead of living neck deep in HTML, CSS, and repositories, tools like …

Google Experience Launcher – Hands on

Along with the release of Android 4.4 KitKat and the Nexus 5, a series of APKs were pulled from the Nexus 5 and the biggest three were the new Google Play Services APK, the new search APK, and the much anticipated Google Experience launcher.<p>So to find out whether the launcher is worthy of the …

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5 Apps to Manage Your Social Media on the Go

Don't let the fact that you're never at your desk hurt your company's social media management. Dave Kerpen, CEO of Likeable Local, discusses the top apps for busy entrepreneurs.<p>Video Transcript<p>00:09 Dave Kerpen: The reality is that most entrepreneurs are way too busy to be sitting at their desk all …

Push.co: A Smart, Social New Take on Push Notifications

The clever folk at TNW Labs think a lot about how to help you receive new information fast, and share it fast too. That thinking has resulted in a new app that we’re launching today, Push.co.<p>This new iOS app offers a way to receive news and other notifications via push notifications, browse them …

Advanced Full-Body Dumbbell Workout

M&Fer’s are always looking for a solid dumbbell routine that is out of the ordinary. In this video, Mike Chang of Sixpackshortcuts.com presents an …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Top 10 Marketing Books of All Time

Essential books for entrepreneurs who really want to understand how and why their customers buy.<p>In previous posts, I've identified the best motivational books of all time and the best sales books of all time. Today, I've selected 10 books about marketing that I believe should be in every business …

How To Master The Art Of Self-Promotion

It’s possible to spread your content without cheapening your brand. Here’s how to make your message hot, without looking like a hot dog.<p>“Politics is a direct-response business,” declares the digital director of President Obama’s re-election campaign. “People do things if you ask them to do it, and …

Build Mass With Squats and Milk

An old time routine consisting of 20-rep squats has been successfully used to put on size and improve strength in a short amount of time, even for …

Fiber Fixes to Fight Hunger & Promote Health

1 of 7<p>Travis Rathbone<p>Fiber Fixes<p>On top of scrambling a dozen egg whites, grilling four chicken breasts, opening three cans of tuna and scheduling …

The Ultimate Bodyweight Workout for Bodybuilders

<b>Duration</b> 1 day<p><b>Exercises</b> 11<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>I absolutely love bodyweight training! I would choose some type of push-up over a barbell or dumbbell press …

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Online Video Advertising Now Up To 13.2 Billion Monthly Views

<b>Comscore</b> has released its monthly <b>Online Video Rankings</b>, with April’s report continuing to prove that there are a lot of online video viewers in the …

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5 Great Examples of How to Include Calls to Action in Your Facebook Cover Photo

Facebook keeps changing the rules.<p>Some of us will love them, others will tear their hair out and wring their hands. There will be those who complain …