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The APIs That Secretly Rule Your Life

April 18th, 2014 . by Admin

Modern life is, for many, an online one. And every click, every tweet, every Facebook like or product review, becomes part of a larger data pool (along with our emails, online purchases, GPS information and more) just waiting to be skimmed and sorted by a utility known as the application program interface (API). The ubiquity [...]

Do Interns Secretly Run the World’s Largest Tech Companies?

April 17th, 2014 . by Admin

We’re all familiar with the narrative conventions surrounding the intern: long hours, little pay, and even less respect. Many of today’s tech and business leaders spent their early years competing for, and suffering in, internships where they gleaned bits of know-how and experience in between java runs and making copies. Modern internships, however, have undergone [...]

Secrets of a Killer Blog Post: Images

April 1st, 2014 . by Admin

You already know that well-researched, high-quality content is the backbone of a killer blog post. But don’t underestimate the importance of a strong visual component when you’re composing your latest and greatest update for your audience The human brain processes images in as little as 13 milliseconds—less than the blink of an eye. A post [...]

Secrets of a Killer Blog Post: References

March 12th, 2014 . by Admin

You might think the most important part of a successful blog post lies in killer content, or a compelling tone, or even a click-bait-laden title. And while these tools are used by countless bloggers around the Web to draft outstanding posts, an oft-overlooked aspect that’s just as essential is the quality of the resources used [...]

Double Your Twitter Followers in Just Five Minutes a Day

March 4th, 2014 . by Admin

Whether you use it for business, pleasure, or both, Twitter is likely a large part of your social media life. With nearly 650,000,000 users, sending more than half a billion tweets every single day, the Internet’s water cooler is also overflowing with opportunities to attract hordes of new followers ripe for conversion into new customers [...]

Who Owns All the Bitcoins?

March 3rd, 2014 . by Admin

Humanity has spent their relatively brief time on this planet chasing a variety of wealth—gold, spices, cocoa beans, even bricks of compressed tea—and modern humans are no exception. The monetary wealth of our planet is higher than it’s ever been, and with 2013 estimates clocking in at about $241 trillion, every one of earth’s seven [...]

Double Your LinkedIn Connections in Just Five Minutes a Day

February 27th, 2014 . by Admin

Facebook and Twitter might get the lion’s share of the press compared to other forms of social media, but when it comes to professional networking, LinkedIn is the uncontested champion. The site’s more than 260 million members tend to leave the funny cat videos and goofy eCards to other, more informal sites, preferring to focus [...]

50 Insane Bitcoin Facts

February 26th, 2014 . by Admin

Ever since its creation in 2008, virtual currency Bitcoin has been the subject of endless rumor, review, and speculation. But despite a steady stream of naysayers and problems with theft, the Little Crypto-Currency That Could continues to chug along. Like many phenomena that capture the public’s attention, Bitcoin is surrounded by characters straight out of [...]

Double Your Instagram Followers in Just Five Minutes a Day

February 26th, 2014 . by Admin

Instagram may have a reputation as the app of choice for hipsters snapping photos of their every meal, but the popular photo app is growing in both audience and influence. If you’re interested in connecting with more than 150 million consumers (many in the enviable under-35 demographic), you may want to consider making Instagram a [...]

Double Your Pinterest Followers in Just Five Minutes a Day

February 26th, 2014 . by Admin

As a business owner, you may be asking yourself whether you need to worry about adding Pinterest to your social media strategy. The answer depends on whether you’re interested in tapping into a global network of more than 70 million consumers (up from 25,000,000 in 2012) who not only create and share on the site, [...]

A Beginner’s Guide to Domain Auctions

February 25th, 2014 . by Admin

Finding the perfect domain name might be getting easier thanks to hundreds of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) rolling out in 2014, but if you’ve ever set up a website for personal or commercial use, you’re probably familiar with the frustrating feeling that comes with finding out the domain name you want isn’t available. There’s [...]

Keeping it Simple with Responsive Web Design

February 25th, 2014 . by Admin

Responsive Web design—the creation of Web content that works across platforms and formats, including smartphones, tablets, and PCs—has become something of a buzzword on the Internet lately, and with good reason: the mobile Web’s becoming an indispensable commodity. Ninety-one percent of all Americans (as of 2013) own a cell phone; 55% own a smartphone; and [...]

Internet Censorship Around the Globe

February 20th, 2014 . by Admin

Depending on where you live, free and open access to the information and entertainment found on the Internet might seem like more of a right than a privilege. But for folks who live in some of the world’s more restrictive societies, some or even most of the Internet remains tantalizingly out of reach, blocked by [...]

Seven Insane Employee Perks at Tech Companies

February 20th, 2014 . by Admin

When it comes to improving productivity and enhancing the bottom line, emerging research suggests that keeping your employees happy can lead to huge boosts in both areas. Some companies, however, go beyond such life-enhancing benefits as free health insurance and the occasional motivational luncheon. For employees of leading tech companies such as Twitter, Dropbox, and [...]

Secrets of a Killer Blog Post: Content

February 19th, 2014 . by Admin

Few things are more satisfying than crafting a truly killer blog post. Connecting with your audience and providing fresh, useful, and captivating content are fantastic ways to boost interaction and help convert curious visitors into loyal followers and customers. Regardless of industry or topic, the true foundation of any amazing blog post is the content. [...]

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