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Inside the 'DarkMarket' Prototype, a Silk Road the FBI Can Never Seize

The Silk Road, for all its clever uses of security protections like Tor and Bitcoin to protect the site's lucrative drug trade, still offered its …

How to Find Stock Photos That Don't Suck

Gone are the days when using stock photography meant cheesy smiles of people in suits or sub-par clip art style photos. There’s been a growing trend …

Web Design

What Are People Really Complaining About?

Look deeper into seemingly shallow grievances to get to the root of workplace complaints.<p>Not long ago, I was in Las Vegas doing a panel discussion at a conference for HR managers. One of them asked why so many employees seem to have a sense of entitlement. If a small perk (like free lunch on …

Become a Top Networker: 4 Ways Anyone Can Build Bonds Faster | Inc.com

Do you like networking? Me neither. I often want to run screaming from cocktail parties. Yet I do like people; they are endlessly fascinating. And this, my friends, is how you can learn to love networking.<p>Here’s the key: The more you help people get what they want, the more they’ll help you. When …

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Jobs

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Top Ideas

Feel free to say hello, give feedback, ask questions, add more, go execute them, be inspired or make tons of money. :) Execution is the name of the …

With A Voice Interface API For Any App, Wit.ai Wants To Be The Twilio For Natural Language

Last year, voice technology giant Nuance quietly acquired VirtuOz, a developer of virtual assistants for online sales, marketing and support — a “Siri for the enterprise” that counted the likes of PayPal and AT&T as customers. Now, Alexandre Lebrun, the founder and CEO of VirtuOz, has taken a dive …

The 7 Secrets to Shareable Content

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The effectiveness of social media comes from its ability to tap into the most intrinsic desire among us -- the desire to share.<p>People share for different reasons. Here are the specific triggers of human psyche that motivates one to do so, …

Google

What Happened When our OSS Project Stayed on Front Page of Hacker News for 24hrs

2 Weeks ago, on January 31st, we launched VoiceChatAPI.com. It was our first open source project since Plivo Open Source and we’re embarrassed to say …

Mission Impossible

The Ultimate Guide To Successful Email Marketing - Vero

en_US<p>article<p>What’s this guide about? We’ve written The Ultimate Guide To Successful Email Marketing to give you a framework for …

Marketing

A simple improvement to product announcements

Sending product announcements without considering your audience is like writing a love letter and then addressing it “to whom it may concern”.<p>Every …

Product Management

Ribbon Takes On Square Cash, PayPal & Others With A Peer-To-Peer Payments Service That Lets You Send Money For Free

Payment company Ribbon, which to date has offered a merchant-facing tool that allows its users to set up a quick-and-easy checkout page on their own sites or share checkout links via social media, is today getting into the business of peer-to-peer payments, too. We first spotted this service while …

Personal Productivity - A Stack Exchange Proposal

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This post gave me the motivation to give it another try: https://medium.com/business-startup-development-and-more/e0937c7f0951<p>Previous years: …

Motivation

Small Business Website Design: Don't Forget About Copywriters | Inc.com

Last week, I talked about all of the people involved in designing a website that drives business. A number of readers were up in arms because I had failed to include copywriters as key members of the design team.<p>Mea culpa!<p>While I was thinking of the design and development efforts needed to create a …

Republican Primaries

100 growth hacks 100 days | 21 to 30

This is the third SlideShare adaption of Timothy E. Johansson's 100 Growth Hacks in 100 Days. The growth hacks that's included in the slide are 21 to 30. Timothy is the front-end developer at UserApp (www.userapp.io).

Hacking

Out in the Open: An NSA-Proof Twitter, Built With Code From Bitcoin and BitTorrent

When mass political protests erupted throughout Brazil in June, Miguel Freitas did what countless others did: He followed the news on Twitter. Tweets …

Where to find the best free photos and graphics

This is my collection of the best websites to find free photos, icons and patterns. If you’d like to suggest a resource, send me an email.<p>Photo</i> …

Engines

A Soft Murmur

Back of a Napkin aims to get the specifics of building a startup out of the way

A common mistake that many startups make from the beginning is not discussing what’s ultimately important down the road; money and how the company will make decisions in the future.<p>Often, startups fail because founders are afraid to talk about the hard things such as what happens if the company …

How to Go from Dev to PM

You’ve got the technical skills, but that’s not enough. You’ll need to also acquire:<p><b>Customer Focus:</b> Reflect on the prior products you’ve worked on. …

Close More Online Sales: Why Customers Abandon Web Shopping Carts | Inc.com

<b>1. Your Checkout button is hard to find.</b><p>The Fix: Don’t be subtle with your call-to-action buttons-;that is, the Add to Cart and Start Checkout buttons. Boost their size, and make their color stand out. Shopping-cart abandonment drops 33 percent with large and direct call-to-action buttons.<p><b>2.</b> …

eCommerce

Hot Coffee Club

We believe in quality, in people and in products that are tailored to them. Because we know that one size does not fit all, we want to join you in …

A Simple Trick to Quickly Grow Your Email List | Inc.com

Perhaps you’ve heard this famous quote from painter Pablo Picasso:<p>"When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine."<p>What on God’s green earth could turpentine have to do with expanding your …

Small Business

8 Strategies to Ignite Your Passion | Inc.com

Passion is not just the way to happiness--it's also the fuel that ignites success. Having passion for a particular goal, whether personal or professional, provides the energy and motivation to take the actions necessary to achieve that goal. It's the intangible component that explains why some …

Motivation