BUSINESS NEWS

How Do You Find Your First Customers?

How Do You Find Your First Customers?

As any business owner will tell you, finding those first ten or twenty customers is always the hardest. For one, you are not an established business – so there is no credibility to showcase.

How To Be Successful In Business (Without Being an Expert)

How To Be Successful In Business (Without Being an Expert)

There is one mantra that successful entrepreneurs often offer to aspirants – ‘Fail, and fail fast’. The premise is that you do not have to be an expert while launching a business. Rather, what matters is that you need to learn from your mistakes and pivot quickly.

5 Strategies to Make the Most of Your CFO

5 Strategies to Make the Most of Your CFO

When you’ve got a great CFO, it’s tempting to keep her siloed in the “money corner,” slaving away in Excel and making projections. You rely on her to monitor cash flow and paint an accurate picture of your company’s financial health — now and in the future.

FUTURE TECH

Mobile Gaming Advances Education, Health & Business

Mobile Gaming Advances Education, Health & Business

The serious gaming world was an insular one until advances in the mobile industry turned playing video games into a pursuit that transcends gender, age and race. As companies like Snapdragon gave more people access to the best mobile processors for gaming and indy developers started releasing titles at a breakneck pace, mobile gaming became ubiquitous.

10 Ways Bitcoin Could Survive and Succeed

10 Ways Bitcoin Could Survive and Succeed

We asked theYoung Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs: “With all the recent news around Bitcoin and Mt. Gox, what do you think the future really holds for digital currency and why? 

The Past, Present, and Future of Mobile Payments

The Past, Present, and Future of Mobile Payments

Perhaps the earliest form of mobile payments can be found in the barter system, when wealth in many locations was tied to forms of currency that were inherently mobile, such as cattle.

INFORMATION TECH

Modern Cybersecurity Concerns

Modern Cybersecurity Concerns

cyber security issues and challenges Like it or not, cyber attacks and malicious software are the dark side of computer technology, and probably always will be. More and more headlines carry the disturbing news of serious blows to reputations as well as bank accounts, for both individuals and organizations. A security gap is an open door to a cyber criminal, and they’re after big game, from technology secrets to just plain cyber terrorism. Any infrastructure that isn’t designed with cybersecurity as a priority could become vulnerable as the hacker camp expands and develops. International Data Corporation estimates that the world’s financial institutions spent over $27 billion in 2015 on information security. It’s becoming a bitter, and intense battle, albeit an invisible one. All too often victims don’t even realize it until it’s too late. But we don’t have to set

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The History of The Internet of Things

The History of The Internet of Things

At its annual 2011 developer conference, Google announced it had developed Android@Home. The technology was designed to connect household appliances, making nearly everything in your home controllable by your smartphone. It made news — not because it was a new idea, but because it supported an old one: The Internet of Things was one step closer to becoming reality.

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DEVELOPER NEWS

The Art of War Applied To Software Development

The Art of War Applied To Software Development

If you work in the software industry, it’s likely that you have heard about the divide and conquer design paradigm, which basically consists of recursively splitting a problem into two or more sub-problems (divide), until these become simple enough to be solved directly (conquer). What you might not know is that this paradigm originates from an old political strategy (the name is derived from the Latin saying divide et impera) that suggests it is possible to maintain control over one’s subordinates or subjects by encouraging dissent between them. This strategy has been used by countless politicians and military leaders throughout history, such as Julius Caesar (who used it during the Gallic Wars to defeat the militarily strong Gauls) and Napoleon (the French artillery expert would divide the enemy troops so no portion was stronger than his own troops, and then

Design Principles: Introduction To Hierarchy

Design Principles: Introduction To Hierarchy Popular

The need for technical skill in graphic design continues to grow as technologies and interfaces change. Yet, how have fundamental understandings of visual hierarchy, perception and composition changed along with new interfaces? The modern concept of human visual perception is rooted in psychological study. Thus, the way that we see and perceive graphic information will always be the same, despite continually changing graphic interfaces. So, how can contemporary interactive design consider and improve upon the foundations of graphic composition and visual hierarchy?   The foundational rules of visual perception are critical for any graphic design, as they instruct how information with embedded meaning is conveyed as quickly as possible. However, these rules were founded in print and have yet to be redefined for digital media. There has yet to be a sort of digital Bauhaus school to set these new

5 Tips for Hiring Developers

5 Tips for Hiring Developers

Developers! Developers! Developers!” Steve Ballmer made this chant infamous, but the fact remains that developers are the lifeblood of software companies. This is especially true for web startups, where a good developer can be the difference between success and failure.

MARKETING NEWS

Responsive Design Killed Desktop Revenues

Responsive Design Killed Desktop Revenues Popular

By Neil Capel, CEO and co-founder, Sailthru   Admit it, you’ve recently made a failed attempt at tapping or pinching your desktop’s screen only to remember that it’s not, in fact, a touchscreen or mobile device. Today, success for brands comes down to a screen factor. Companies should concentrate on more than developing for desktop or investing in a native mobile app, because those priorities are too narrowly focused to drive conversion. You may still have the urge to see desktop and mobile as separate realms, but that is simply no longer the case – adapting to this new screen reality (touch) is the key to market dominance, customer conversion, and internal sanity. Consumers are evolving and so must your business. This is not a merger of two platforms or even the emergence of a new one – desktop is

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Mobile Gaming Advances Education, Health & Business

Mobile Gaming Advances Education, Health & Business

The serious gaming world was an insular one until advances in the mobile industry turned playing video games into a pursuit that transcends gender, age and race. As companies like Snapdragon gave more people access to the best mobile processors for gaming and indy developers started releasing titles at a breakneck pace, mobile gaming became ubiquitous.

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