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Roomi raises $11 million to find you a roommate | TechCrunch

Looking for a roommate on Craigslist can be cumbersome. And it can be difficult to determine what the person will be like in real life. A startup called..

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If You're Not Converting Visitors to Customers, Blame These Common Landing Page Copywriting Mistakes.

The time and effort you spend on site design and marketing is mostly wasted if you don't get your landing page right.

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Disney wants to make a huge shift in its business model — but it’s not ready to do it yet - Recode

Streaming movies to consumers is one thing. Streaming sports is something else. Bob Iger will wait on that one.

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How Two Brothers Turned Seven Lines of Code Into a $9.2 Billion Startup - Bloomberg

Now, Stripe’s Patrick and John Collison are teaming with Amazon to grab even more control over the global flow of commerce.

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Tackling Age Discrimination in Silicon Valley | WIRED

Companies can thrive without shunning employees of a certain age. Karen Wickre offers tech firms some advice for tackling age discrimination.

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WebMD confirms it will be acquired by KKR's Internet Brands for $2.8 billion | VentureBeat | Business | by Chris O'Brien

WebMD Health Corp. confirmed today that KKR’s Internet Brands has offered to pay $2.8 billion to acquire the health services company.

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Uber is overhauling its driver support systems in a bid to decrease turnover - Recode

Drivers can expect quicker fare fixes and protection from bad ratings for things that are out of their control.

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Boost Your Rankings With the Ultimate Local SEO Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

Local SEO isn't a game of chance. It's a step-by-step, predictable process that anyone can master -- including you.

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This Startup Wants to Take the Hassle out of Canceling Compromised Credit Cards | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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Sprint offers a free year of unlimited data. What's the catch? - CNET

No, it's not a joke, but it is a limited promotion. Here's how you can get access to the deal.

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What's Wrong with Apple's New Headquarters | WIRED

The architecture and design of the years-in-the-making Apple Park are brilliant. How it fits into the world around it? Not so much.

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Ballmer explains why he invested in Twitter | TechCrunch

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took the stage at Code Conference on Tuesday and talked about why he took a large position in Twitter. “There’s a real..

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How to Set Up 'Google My Business' for Your Small Business

One of the most important aspects of a small business is getting found by new customers.

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9 Podcasts to Make You a Better Marketer in 2017

Marketing's moving at such a rapid pace these days, but these podcasts will keep you ahead of the curve.

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9 Podcasts to Make You a Better Marketer in 2017

Marketing's moving at such a rapid pace these days, but these podcasts will keep you ahead of the curve.

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Top 9 E-Commerce Software for Your Small Business

Starting an ecommerce business is tough if you're not using the right software. Check out the following e-commerce software for your small business.

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Report: GM looked into buying Lyft, was denied - Business Insider

Lyft passed on the acquisition and decided to raise another round of funding instead.

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Is Apple Stronger Than Ever? Playing The Long Game Inside Tim Cook's Apple

iPhone sales have slumped, stock is down, and pundits insist Apple is a tech laggard. But the company may be stronger than ever.

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Nintendo can't count on Pokémon Go to pull itself out of the red | GamesBeat | Games | by Dean Takahashi

Nintendo reported net losses for the quarter that ended June 30, and it forecasted no change in its previous revenue projections, a clear sign as any that Pokémon Go isn’t a savior for its bottom line.

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Not Good at Sales? Here Are 5 Easy Ways to Get More More Clients.

Don't worry: You're not going to end up being like Leonardo DiCaprio's character in 'Wolf of Wall Street.'

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Apple fires back at Spotify over app update dispute

In a letter Apple accuses the music streaming platform of asking for special treatment while blasting it for "rumors and half-truths."

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One Unspoken Reason Behind the Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal - The New York Times

LinkedIn’s struggling stock price, and its reliance on stock-based compensation may be a factor in its sale to Microsoft.

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Apple Proposed Buying Time Warner and May Consider Netflix, FT Reports - Fortune

An Apple executive proposed buying Time Warner at a meeting last year but the idea didn't get far. Apple still may consider buying Netflix.

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This guy saw his Microsoft coworkers struggle to manage their money, and it gave him the idea for a $150 million app

FutureAdvisor cofounder Jon Xu got the idea after building an "awesomely complicated spreadsheet" for his Microsoft colleagues to track finances.

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Silicon Valley startups are terrified by a new idea: profits

Silicon Valley is abuzz about a post by venture investor Bill Gurley that spells out how the tech bubble is bursting and says startups need to earn profits.

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9 Vital Customer Analytics Every Manager Should Know - Forbes

To succeed and grow, a business needs to be able to acquire, retain, satisfy and engage their customers effectively. Customer analytics are vital for assessing how well your business does this. Let’s look at some of the key customer analytics in use tod

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An entrepreneur who inked a $725,000 deal on 'Shark Tank' shares 4 steps she took to prepare - Business Insider

Kim Kaupe and her co-founder nabbed a deal with the Sharks. Here’s how she prepared for the live taping.

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Old Navy is making 2 huge mistakes that are killing business

A recent Wedbush Securities report highlights where the retailer is going wrong.

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Netflix: The Force Awakens | TechCrunch

I’ve argued in the past that Netflix will have the last laugh -- that its success with content production will soon rival and surpass traditional TV..

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Bill Gates remembered everyone's license plate at Microsoft so he could check when they came and went

In an interview for BBC Radio 4's "Desert Island Disco," Bill Gates revealed information about his time at Microsoft when he founded the company in 1975.

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Alphabet Passes Apple to Become the World's Most Valuable Company | WIRED

Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is now the most valuable company in the world.

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The Mistake That's Killing So Many Silicon Valley Startups

Why trying to scale your business before you're ready is actually the worst thing you can do

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Don't Fall for These 6 Deadly Myths of Startups

Some entrepreneurs forget that they need an innovative business model along with an innovative solution to have a successful startup.

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How to Elevate Your Customer Experience for the New Year | Inc.com

Investing in your customers is one of the best business decisions you can make.

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11 Free Blogging Tools to Help You Identify and Understand Your Audience

Blogging – do you love it or do you love it? For those converted to the church of blogging, you can’t deny the results it can generate for your business, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A blog pos…

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The $21.8-Billion Reason Ultra-Personal Online Ads Are Coming

Globally, $21.8 billion worth of ads wont make it to eyeballs this year because of ad blocking. A possible savior: hypertargeted ads.

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LinkedIn pays big after class action lawsuit over user emails

The company known for using reminder emails to get you to use its professional networking service will now have to pay a hefty sum for taking the tactic a bit too far.

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Why Blogging Matters for Small Business

April Fools, Facebook Style Image by william couch I logged into Facebook today (April 1) and I found something strange in my News Feed (see note). At first, I was weirded out, until I realized it …

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5 Breaks Every Single Entrepreneur Needs to Take!

When you own your own business, work never ends. There are always more calls to make, more emails to answer and more items in your in-box to sort through. Your to-do list never stops growing.

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10 Ways to Simplify Your Freelance Life

Want a simplified freelance life, with projects or assignments you love to do, but not so much that you are overloaded?

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4 Simple Reasons Your Blog Still Isn't Getting Traffic

Without a sturdy understanding of the blog basics, a business's content marketing may get derailed.

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Best Buy to begin selling Apple Watch in stores and online on August 7 | 9to5Mac

Best Buy announced today in a press release that it will become the first national retailer, aside from Apple, to sell Apple Watch in stores. The company says that the device will hit more than 100...

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5 Ways to Modernize Your B2B Branding and Marketing Online

Oftentimes, B2B organizations get the stigma of being out-of-date and slow to respond to what’s popular in technology and today’s market. If your organization is suffering from a case of the “olds” and you want to take your branding and marketing

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There's a new VC firm that only wants to fund billion-dollar 'unicorn' startups

Unicorn Capital Partners is a Chinese venture capital firm that's dedicated to finding and funding

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F-U-N-D-E-D: Startups for seniors raise cash to give grandpa options - CNET

The famously youth-focused tech industry has written big checks recently to companies built around the problems of aging.

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How a tweet turned Uber's Ryan Graves into a billionaire - Business Insider

Ryan Graves landed a job at Uber through a tweet. Now the early Uber employee is worth more than a billion dollars.

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Seven Skills You Need to Land a High-Paying Digital Marketing Job

Career Management - Looking for a lucrative digital job? Here's a look at the top-rated skills you'll need, according to our recent study at Digital Professional Institute.

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This Pizza Hut box turns into a movie projector | The Verge

Pizza Hut thinks it can do more than just bring food to your front door. It wants to deliver your entertainment for the evening, too. At least, that's the case in Hong Kong, where the pizza chain...

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The reason Disney CEO Bob Iger loves working with startups

Disney is always looking for the next big thing. That's why the company is gearing up for the second annual Disney Accelerator program, a startup farm to connect founders with Disney money, Disney intellectual property, and perhaps best of all, access to Disney's team as executive as mentors, up to and including Disney CEO Bob Iger.

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Comcast, investor in Vox Media and Recode, could end up buying them both

Comcast has been engaged in halting negotiations to acquire Vox Media, according to several people close to the talks.

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Your Massive Guide to Small Business Marketing on a Budget

In this guide, we walk you through the key components to small business marketing on a budget, and the tips here won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

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How Successful People Work Less and Get More Done | Inc.com

A new study found that productivity per hour declines sharply when the workweek exceeds 50 hours, and productivity drops off so much after 55 hours that there's no point in working any more. That's right, people who work as much as 70 hours (or more) per week actually get the same amount done as people who work 55 hours.

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The attitude adjustment that leads to entrepreneurial success

A Quora user explains the one mindset that sets apart successful entrepreneurs.

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13 Podcasts for Growing Your Business | Inc.com

As podcasts rise in popularity, it's hard to know which ones to spend your precious time with. There are literally hundreds of thousands of business podcasts you can access from your phone at any given moment.

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14 Marketing Skills to Add to Your Resume in 2015

Digital marketing moves very quickly, and as a modern marketer, you’re probably gaining new skills by the handful. But what marketing skills capture an employer’s eyes in 2015? What sets their he…

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Ways Content Marketing is Going to Change in 2015

When you look at internet marketing, there is perhaps no single area that evolves faster or changes more frequently than content. From what you write and where you publish to how you disseminate that content and engage with readers, the ideology behind wh

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5 Marketing Mistakes I Made as a New Entrepreneur | Bplans

After years of working for micromanaging bosses, working ten-hour days, and feeling completely drained at the end of a workweek, my husband and I decided to call it quits. We left our jobs in the media world and started our own business, McEwen’s Media.

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The Right Way to Think About Content Marketing - Millennial CEO

The dream of hordes of customers flocking to business blogs in search of educational content to supplement their buying decisions fuels the content economy. Powered by storytelling, eye-catching visual elements, and favorable statistics, content marketing

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RadioShack Bankruptcy Auction May Include Customer Data - Fortune

More than 13 million e-mail addresses and 65 million customers' names and addresses are included in the RadioShack bankruptcy auctions.

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Entrepreneurs Can Pay It Forward Through Angel Investing

Small businesses play a vital role in fueling the economy, making critical contributions that help to keep our country alive. They’re crucial for job creation, responsible for two out of every three net new jobs in the country and pay for more than 44 percent of the U.S. private payroll.

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Getting People to Believe in Something They Can’t Yet Imagine - HBR

What would you do if you had a working prototype of a revolutionary tablet computer that was receiving rave reviews well before Apple came out with its iPad? Cancel further funding for the project in favor of developing an updated version of an existing company product? In hindsight that seems crazy, but it’s exactly what Microsoft did with its prototype “Courier” tablet.

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6 Simple Steps to Improve User Experience | Convince and Convert: Social Media Strategy and Content Marketing Strategy

These tips for optimizing user experience will help you avoid common mistakes and provide an engaging experience for visitors to your site.

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5 Ways To Keep Customers Engaged Before They Slip Away

Generating buzz around your product or service is great, but how do you keep hold of your customers? Shannon Byrne gives her top five tips.

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Apple's deal for HBO Now reminds us why cord cutting remains a misguided fantasy | VentureBeat | Media | by Chris O'Brie

Over a VERY long time, the cable bundle model will get disrupted. But over the next decade, even as streaming options continue to explode, these services will only nibble away at the edges.

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Conferences That Will Keep You Ahead Of Marketing Trends This Year - Forbes

Here are 15 conferences that allow entrepreneurs, marketers, and business owners at every level to learn from the best.

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3 Things Entrepreneurs Must Learn About Digital Marketing and PR

Running a lean startup doesn't mean ignoring the essentials of promotion in the online age.

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Samsung ordered to pay $16 million to a guy who admits he didn't invent Bluetooth

It's a mixed-up crazy world when it comes to US patent law.

The most recent case is a $15.7 million verdict against Samsung over Bluetooth — even though the winner admitted in court that he had nothing to do with the invention of Bluetooth.

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Adopt or Fail, 3 Essential Marketing Benchmarks - The Social Media Monthly

The following article has been made possible by a sponsorship from Marketo. Download the special ebook “Social Media for Lead Generation” here.

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How to transform your resume and cover letter for the better

A personality-pumped resume and cover letter can catapult someone's career.

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RadioShack Cuts The Cord After 94 Years, Files For Bankruptcy

RadioShack, after years of puzzling bottom-seeking stock investors on how it managed to stay in business, filed for bankruptcy on Thursday evening.

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How to rebrand without sinking the ship

Does your company need a fresh look and name? Check out these helpful tips to rebrand your company with ease.

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Mistakes To Avoid In Your Video Marketing | Social Media Today

One of the best ways to capture interest is video. Look around at all the people watching something on their phones! Who knew that one day we could do that? But those videos that folks are watching usually are ones that avoid these mistakes.

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10 Digital Marketing Templates for Lightning-Fast Execution | Liz O'Neill Dennison

Creating a steady stream of content that speaks to buyers and propels them toward purchase isn't always easy. Even if you have processes in place for understanding the content topics that resonate with your audience, it can be hard to craft them in a...

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SkyMall, known for kitschy in-flight catalogs, files for bankruptcy protection - LA Times

SkyMall , the company behind the ubiquitous in-flight catalogs known for  kitschy items , filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday following struggles to reach passengers who are now immersed in their smartphones and tablets.

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Google to become wireless provider with Sprint and T-Mobile – reports | Technology | The Guardian

It’s still unclear when service will launch but offering discounted data plans would bring more customers online and pose a threat to major carriers

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How to Craft an Agile Marketing Campaign - HBR

Meticulously designed marketing campaigns are a relic. As research on disruption and market transitions suggests, you’re better off these days if you can quickly identify and adapt to changes in your environment. Sure, you can anticipate multiple outcomes...

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3 Ways Brands Are Marketing Nostalgia in the Age of Throwback Thursday

You know you're a '90s kid if companies are trying to win you over through memories of your childhood.

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The San Francisco Startup That Wouldn't Bite on $30M 'Shark Tank' Tease - ABC News

The three sisters who rejected the biggest "offer" ever on Shark Tank say they don't regret their decision to sell their dating app.

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What Your Business Should Learn from Shark Tank | Inc.com

Pitching your ideas to investors isn't the only thing you can learn from the hit show. Here are other best practices you can make your own.

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Top Brand Marketers Share What They're Gearing Up for in 2015

Marketing Strategy - Need some marketing inspiration for the new year? Check out what these top brands are focusing on in 2015.

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5 Questions to Help You Build a Strong Personal Brand | Inc.com

There's no separating you from your business, and you have to brand yourself accordingly.

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The most hated and loved tech companies of 2014, according to science | VentureBeat | OffBeat | by Gregory Ferenstein

Amazon rocks, according to science. Time Warner Cable — not so much.

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11 tips that will land you a job at a small company

If you’re hoping for a job at a business like the one I cofounded — Of a Kind, where a team of four sells the pieces and tells the stories of emerging designers — then here’s something you should know: The hiring process is very different from that of a company with a massive human resources division. So how do you get yourself noticed and employed? Below are 11 things that will make you stand out.

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Oops, I'm an Entrepreneur! 12 Signs You May Be an Accidental Entrepreneur | Melissa Escaro

I didn't think I wanted to be an entrepreneur; that was for other people. But it turns out that a lot of the values that were important to me were a huge part of that entrepreneurial spirit that had always been inside of me, just waiting to burst out...

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Five Ways to Make Holiday Marketing a Year Round Activity

Here are five ways that you can focus on improving business during the holiday season, and tips on how to continue these activities even after every gift has been opened and the leftovers are gone....

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7 ways to instill work-life balance at your startup

Building a startup culture with good work-life balance. When I started AppLovin, creating a strong family culture that instilled a good work-life balance was a priority for me and my co-founders. I have three young daughters, so balance and family is of the utmost importance to me, and I want to ensure that my employees are able to create the same balance.

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Top 25 Business Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

Podcasts are as easy to use as old-school radio but as specialized as blogs. Listening to them is one of the few examples of effective multi-tasking.

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Using Google Analytics to Measure Word of Mouth - SEO'Brien

One of the most difficult channels to effectively measure is the word of mouth marketing that exists on behalf of your brand. Influenced by

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Tasks Startup CEOs Should Always Outsource

It’s “go, go, go” in startup land. And whether you’re just beginning to bootstrap or hustling to get funded, your time is your most valuable asset.

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Selling Your Business at Your Price

No matter what valuation method you choose, plan your exit strategy for your company far in advance.

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The Death of Retail--And Perhaps A Resurrection

This article is by Oscar Yuan, VP at Millward Brown Optimor. In the business world, we often speak of disruption. Traditional businesses being shaken to their cores by factors like technology, being forced to rethink their businesses, approaches, or produ

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Apple admits iPhone 5 manufacturing flaw, launches sleep button replacement program

iPhone 5 owners experiencing issues with their device's sleep button can now get a free replacement from Apple.

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    What Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Apple employees have in common

    Recently, Google has emphasized that when hiring, it's putting less weight on where a graduate went to school. But for those who want to end up in Silicon Valley, going to school in California might be a boost. Using LinkedIn data, we took a look at

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        Exclusive: The Rags-To-Riches Tale Of How Jan Koum Built WhatsApp Into Facebook's New $19 Billion Baby

        Jan Koum picked a meaningful spot to sign the $19 billion deal to sell his company WhatsApp to Facebook earlier today. Koum, cofounder Brian Acton and venture capitalist Jim Goetz of Sequoia drove a few blocks from WhatsApp’s discreet headquarters i

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          Restaurant's healthcare surcharge draws strong responses

          I had breakfast at Republique on La Brea Avenue on Tuesday, and here's how the tab broke down:

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            How to Start a Business With Student Loans and Not Go Broke

            Launching a business when you have thousands of dollars in debt is a tricky move. Here's what you should know before you take the leap.

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              Your Startup: The First 100 Days

              Entrepreneurs are bound to make a few mistakes in the beginning, and some of those business owners are willing to share the valuable lessons they've learned along the way.

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                Small Firms Are Making Big Bucks In The Analog Economy

                Imagine if Tim Cook fired up the production lines and started churning out the Apple II instead of the latest Macbook Pro. The world would think he had gone barking mad. After all, what company in its right mind would decide to start rebuilding technology

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                  10 Startup Founders Tell Us: The Best Advice I've Ever Received

                  We asked 10 founders to weigh in on the best advice they received as new entrepreneurs. Take note of these (sometimes surprising) lessons for your own venture.

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