Networking

Use These 5 Crafty Social Media Tactics to Connect With Anyone (Even People as Famous as Elon Musk)

Trying to get a hold of a high-profile individual? These social media tactics might be the answer you've been looking for.<p>You can never have too many great connections. The only problem is that getting a hold of people, especially high-profile ones, can be tough. Oftentimes, very tough.<p>The good …

Watches

Can't Stand Networking Events? Pretend to Be Somebody Else

Here's an acting technique that can make your networking events more productive, profitable, and even fun.<p>Networking events have a decidedly mixed reputation in business. Lots of people can't bear them for all kinds of reasons: Introverts worry about clamming up, extroverts about being bored, and …

How to build a network, one friend at a time

Your network is your net worth. You’ve likely heard this cliché bounced around as gospel, usually from people who are well established and have been able to leverage their connections to expand their business.<p>You’ve also likely gone to an event and met that one person whose sole purpose seems to be …

How to make friends as a solo traveler when you don’t stay in hostels

Before I started traveling, I never thought of myself as an outgoing kind of person.<p>I mean, I’m friendly, polite, and nice (most of the time, <i>tooo</i> …

Inspiration

Google’s Cloud Platform gets a cheaper, lower-performance networking tier

Google is giving its Cloud Platform users a new, cheaper networking option. Developers can now choose between a premium tier, which routes traffic to their users over Google’s own high-speed networks for as long as possible to minimize hops and distance, and a standard tier, which routes traffic …

Cloud Computing

Forward Networks nets $16M to help prevent network outages

As IP networks continue to grow and become ever more complex, and people become ever more dependent on them staying up all the time, a startup that is building software tools to help administrators keep networks running has landed a round of funding.<p>Forward Networks — a startup that only emerged …

Business

Linksys’ new router puts your gaming needs before everyone else’s

You might not think twice about your router (unless it crashes), but gamers looking for every edge do. For those folks, Linksys has unveiled the $300 WRT32X Gaming Router, a model it developed in collaboration with Rivet Networks. It uses that company's "Killer Prioritization Engine" that -- when …

Linksys

Linksys’ $300 router lets gamers put their data before everyone else's

Linksys is trying to offer gamers an edge with a new router that prioritizes their internet traffic.<p>The elegantly named WRT32X router builds in the Killer networking tech that’s often found in gaming PCs from companies like Razer and Alienware. Like on those PCs, the software gives gaming data a …

Linksys

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At Gamescom today Linksys announced the WRT32X, a new router that the company is calling “the first true gaming router.”<p>Developed in collaboration …

Linksys

Linksys unveils first-of-its-kind router that prioritizes gamers above all

enLinksys is generally my first choice when I’m on the hunt for a new router. I’ve never been too disappointed with the connectivity, range, or speed my Max Stream EA7500 provides in my apartment. The 120MBPS that I experience is truly wonderful, it works with Alexa, and the Smart Wi-Fi app is …

Linksys

My crush connected with me — on LinkedIn

<i>Have a question for Meredith? Submit here.</i><p><b>Q.</b> I had a crush on a man at my college. We never talked, but we would see each other in the library, stare …

Boston

Why I Drove From LA to San Francisco For a Coffee Meeting -- Twice

Here's how to make the most out of in-person meetings.<p>As the founder and CEO of a growing startup, there are a lot of obstacles to overcome and challenges that arise with the added responsibility. The earlier the stage of the startup lifecycle, the more you have on your plate on a granular level. …

San Francisco

Is Blockchain The Silver Bullet For Attendee Experience?

Digital Cash<p>To boil that down even more, it’s just like digital cash. The person making the transaction takes an amount of Bitcoins from their …

Bitcoin

Ways To Boost Your Career | Times Square Chronicles

Ways To Boost Your Career<p>Boosting your career isn’t as daunting as it might initially sound. Sometimes, taking it to the next level involves a …

Online Learning

A Skier’s Guide to Couch Surfing

While ski town lodging options in this day and age may be seemingly endless—hotels, motels, hostels, van life, and Airbnbs—depending on location, …

Skiing

Traditional Networking Events Are Dead. Here's What's Replacing Them

A major shift away from traditional networking is occurring. Avoid getting stuck in the past as the new age of professional connecting is in full bloom.<p>You know those dreaded networking events? We've all been there. Awkward introductions, forced interactions, people just sitting around and counting …

Linksys Announces WRT32X Gaming Router with Killer Prioritization Engine

Linksys has announced a router that they say is 'built purely for gaming' with the WRT32X, an AC3200 router with a 1.8 GHz dual-core processor and …

Wi-Fi

New Skift Research Report: The State of Conferences and Events 2017

Today we are launching the latest report for our Skift Research subscribers, The State of Conferences and Events 2017.<p>Skift’s The State of …

Return on Investment

Dealing with IPv6 fragmentation in the DNS

Is IPv6 fragmentation a fixable problem in the DNS, and if so, how?

Ipv6

LinkedIn adds video support to become more of a social network

LinkedIn is primarily used as a business networking tool, or to find a job. While LinkedIn refreshed its entire site earlier this year, most users don’t use it for daily social networking updates like they might on Facebook or Twitter. LinkedIn is trying to tempt users to share more on the site by …

Microsoft

This Tech Business Holds Company-Wide, 15-Minute Standing Meetings to Keep Employees Connected

Skipio's CEO, Nick Greer, and CMO, Randy Garn, explain how keeping a positive, open company atmosphere is key to helping your employees grow just as much as your business.<p>Skipio's CEO, Nick Greer, and CMO, Randy Garn, explain how keeping a positive, open company atmosphere and holding 15-minute …

Entrepreneurship

Lufthansa Is Creating In-Flight Networking Opportunities for Events Like SXSW and Dmexco

Are airplanes the next big opportunity for branded networking events? Lufthansa hopes so.<p>After testing themed flights for South by Southwest and New …

Airlines

Elevator Pitch: Upwire

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This …

Elevator Pitches

7 Essential Tips for a Good Elevator Pitch

You've heard the usual good ones. Here are the extras that can make the difference.<p>You're talking to a potential investor, a client, a reporter, and you need a killer elevator pitch -- that brief summary to hook someone's interest and keep the conversation going. But how do you write and deliver …

Elevator Pitches

How to Add Unforgettable Value at Your Next Conference Without Being a Speaker

By Aaron Orendorff <i><br>Aaron Orendorff is a content strategist, copywriter, and blogger. He is a regular contributor at Mashable, Fast Company, Business</i> …

Digital Marketing

Networking and Play. A Powerful Mix for Event Attendees

<b>5 Ways To Encourage Relationships and Team Building at Your Events</b><p>There are a number of ways to encourage better team building and relationships at …

Team Building

7 Best RSVP Plugins for WordPress

Are you looking for an RSVP plugin for WordPress? RSVP plugins allow you to accept responses to your invitations directly on your website, so you can …

Event Planning

Why You Should Use LinkedIn When You Aren’t Looking For A New Job

I <i>probably</i> started using LinkedIn sometime in 2010 primarily as another place where I could post articles from one of my blogs. At that time I had …

Employment

Free Food and Networking: Apply for Our Diversity Mentorship Program at ONA

In March, we published what we’re doing in 2017 to foster diversity, both at ProPublica and within investigative journalism.<p>In support of those …

Journalism

What are the Benefits of Organizing Business Events | Times Square Chronicles

What are the Benefits of Organizing Business Events<p>If you are part of a company that has been in business for a while, you are probably aware of the …

Small Business