World’s Best Places to Start a High-Tech Business

World’s Best Places to Start a High-Tech Business

You’re ready to launch your startup: you’ve got the unique solution to a problem your highly-targeted niche never knew they had. You’re ready to put down your roots and open up office, and while you can picture every detail of your booming new business in your mind’s eye, one piece remains blank: the background. Think Beyond […]

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<thrive_headline click tho-post-20608 tho-test-321>Chatbots for WordPress: How to Turn Browsers into Buyers</thrive_headline>

Chatbots for WordPress: How to Turn Browsers into Buyers

Dreaming of a way to automate interactions with your website visitors and customers? Say hello to chatbots. And don’t be surprised when they talk back. A chatbot is a computer program or service that sends automatic replies to people’s messages or inquiries. Chatbots can be powered by a set of predetermined rules for delivering responses […]

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50 Plugins to Improve Your WordPress E-Commerce Site

50 Plugins to Improve Your WordPress E-Commerce Site

Running an e-commerce website can be hard. It’s necessary to be aware of all the ways you can make it easy for your customers to find what they’re looking for and make purchases. Although there are various e-commerce providers out there, building a store on WordPress gives you access to its countless themes and plugins, […]

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<thrive_headline click tho-post-11645 tho-test-198>39 Ways to Learn to Code for Free</thrive_headline>

39 Ways to Learn to Code for Free

Even if you don’t plan to become a developer, you will benefit from being able to code. With basic knowledge, and a little practice, you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve. From web development to creating applications, knowing how to code can save you time and money. You can fix your own site, automate tasks, […]

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<thrive_headline click tho-post-11650 tho-test-154>26 Inbound Marketing Resources for Beginners</thrive_headline>

26 Inbound Marketing Resources for Beginners

Inbound marketing brings visitors to your website and lets you market to people without hard sell techniques. This is a huge advantage for new businesses, because consumers increasingly view outbound marketing as a nuisance that should be avoided. By using inbound marketing, you can avoid having to cold call, and you don’t have to pester people to buy. Instead, […]

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Are You Plagiarizing Content Without Knowing It?

Are You Plagiarizing Content Without Knowing It?

Writing isn’t necessarily the easiest of tasks — as a professional or as a student. There are a number of competing priorities to constantly contend with, clients that come through with vague details about assignments, unexpected revision requests, and too many new (and fun) ways to distract yourself from getting your work done. With so […]

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You Too Can Become A Hacker Today – Here’s How

You Too Can Become A Hacker Today – Here’s How

Do you want to be a hacker? “No!” you answer. “I’m an honest person! I don’t break into computers and steal private information!” Calm down. The word “hacker” once had an honorable meaning — at least mostly honorable — before the media turned it into “computer criminal.” It still does for many people. Origins of […]

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Brexit Unintended Consequences: Internet Edition

Brexit Unintended Consequences: Internet Edition

Britain voted to leave the European Union on June 23, 2016. Before the vote, various experts warned of unintended consequences. Professor Michael Dougan warned of legal complexity. Bertie Aherne, former Irish Taoiseach, warned that Brexit may result in new borders. And unintended consequences will also affect both the UK and the EU’s IT industry, and the way UK […]

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Google Docs Masterclass: The Infographic

Google Docs Masterclass: The Infographic

About a year back, the Boston Globe wrote a piece on the history of word processing machines with the assistance of Matthew Kirschenbaum, a professor who currently teaches English at the University of Maryland. The focus of their discussion was on how a computer, generally seen as something cold and impersonal, could actually improve the […]

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Where Does Donald Trump Stand On Net Neutrality?

Where Does Donald Trump Stand On Net Neutrality?

Despite his use of Twitter, Donald Trump is not a big internet user. He “very rarely” emails anyone, according to a 2013 testimony, and dictates his tweets to his aides. He’s referred to the internet as “the cyber” during the 2016 presidential debates, suggesting that he isn’t completely au fait with the modern web and related […]

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Know Your Rights at the Border

Know Your Rights at the Border

With the rise of terrorism and other law-breaking (eg, human trafficking), there has been a great increase in border checks — and the power that governments exercise at their borders. This has resulted in law-abiding citizens seeing their privacy rights erode. What was once a simple validation of a passport and quick look at the […]

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