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Goals are for losers: Why you should be building habits and systems instead

This post originally appeared on the Crew blog. Even if New Year’s Resolutions aren’t your thing, a new year is always a good (...)

2015-02-22
How I helped take a startup from 0 to 40M+ pageviews and got it acquired by Google

Dmitry Dragilev is the founder of growth hacking consultancy Criminally Prolific. He also runs JustReachOut, a service that helps (...)

2015-02-21
How to optimize blog design to better engage with readers

Brian Honigman is a marketing consultant, speaker and freelance writer. For more insights on how to be a better marketer, sign up (...)

2015-02-21
How I took a startup from 0 to 40M+ pageviews and got it acquired by Google

Dmitry Dragilev is the founder of growth hacking consultancy Criminally Prolific. He also runs JustReachOut, a service that helps (...)

2015-02-21
Collage artist Darrel Rees shares his top tips on mastering the craft

Alexander Huls is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Esquire and other publications. (...)

2015-02-21
Hiring a data-driven modern marketing team

Nick is the founder and CEO of Delmondo. He works with brands and startups improving their digital marketing and social media strategy, focusing (...)

2015-02-21
ZIIBRA’s online store promotes a personal link between artists and customers

Sometimes it takes all your energy to create a product worth sharing. More often, it’s even harder to get the word out when you’re (...)

2015-02-20
Superfish admits installing root certificate authority to show ads on secure sites

Earlier this week it was discovered that many Lenovo PCs released between September 2014 and January 2015 shipped with an adware (...)

2015-02-20
US government urges Lenovo users to remove Superfish, but the software maker denies security risk

It’s been a rough few days for Lenovo. Now even the United States government is urging users to remove the Superfish adware. (...)

2015-02-20
Twitch announces TwitchCon for September 25 – 26 in San Francisco

Twitch announced today during a livestream that it would be holding its own conference, TwitchCon, on September 25 – 26 in San Francisco. (...)

2015-02-20
Adobe’s ‘Dream On’ ad campaign fetes the Oscars and Photoshop

As part of celebrations around the 25th anniversary of Photoshop, Adobe has tipped its hat to the motion picture industry that has (...)

2015-02-20
Healthcare.gov sends 800,000 users the wrong tax information

It’s tax season in the United States. Whether you file your own taxes or use a service, it’s still a pain to round up all the (...)

2015-02-20
Oscar Pop! The 2015 best picture nominees in Pop Art poster style

Jordan Roland is a staff designer and illustrator for the Shutterstock blog. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock (...)

2015-02-20
Playmoss lets you mix SoundCloud, YouTube and Vimeo in one place

Playmoss is a new app and website that lets users stream music and compile playlists from numerous platforms, including YouTube, Vimeo (...)

2015-02-20
BlackBerry OS update brings Android apps to older devices

BlackBerry is rolling out an OS update that brings Android apps to its current line of devices through the Amazon Appstore. BlackBerry (...)

2015-02-20
Dropbox users can score 100GB of OneDrive storage for free

In an obvious attempt to lure users to switch to its OneDrive cloud storage service, Microsoft is giving Dropbox customers 100GB of (...)

2015-02-20
Buzzfeed acquires GoPop because GIFs

While Buzzfeed does more than just GIFs (really, they do some great national coverage), you’d be hard pressed to find someone that (...)

2015-02-19
23andMe has passed a big regulatory hurdle to getting back on the market

Back in 2013, the FDA asked 23andMe to stop selling DNA-testing kits as it was offering services that could cause customers to undergo (...)

2015-02-19
YouTube for kids is launching on February 23

USA Today says that YouTube plans to launch a new app called YouTube kids on February 23. It was reported as early as March last (...)

2015-02-19
Meet Atomic, the missing tool for interface design that’s entirely in the browser

Great interface design is quickly becoming a priority as companies everywhere start realizing that it’s paramount to their succeeding (...)

2015-02-19
Yik Yak updated with improved reporting process for abusive posts

Quasi-anonymous posting service Yik Yak is trying to make it easier to report abusive posts and let users change their minds while (...)

2015-02-19
Lenovo posts Superfish removal instructions, fails to acknowledge severity of problem

After reporting Lenovo was installing adware on user’s computers that contained a worrying security hole yesterday, the company (...)

2015-02-19
Mark Zuckerberg shows off Mandarin again in Lunar New Year greeting

Mark Zuckerberg is busting out his Mandarin skills again. The Facebook CEO posted a video message delivered entirely in Mandarin (...)

2015-02-19
Edward Snowden claims American and British spies hacked into the world’s largest SIM manufacturer

Edward Snowden is back at it with more claims about government security operations. According to documents he provided to The Intercept, (...)

2015-02-19
Yahoo and Flurry introduce Yahoo Mobile Developer suite for app analytics

At its first mobile developer conference in San Francisco, Yahoo introduced its own mobile developer suite that ties together Flurry (...)

2015-02-19
Lifetime Subscription to Premium Responsive WordPress Themes – 51% off!

WordPress is one of the most powerful, versatile and flexible content management systems around, making it a great choice for every (...)

2015-02-19
Microsoft launches a preview for its Azure Mobile Engagement real-time analytics tool

Back in May, Microsoft acquired mobile analytics startup Capptain. The fruits of that purchase are now showing up: Microsoft has (...)

2015-02-19
The MacBook Pro Giveaway

Looking for the ultimate portable computing experience? You can’t do better than Apple’s MacBook Pro. It’s packed to the gills (...)

2015-02-19
Xbox One March update will add ability to take screenshots

The Xbox One is finally getting the ability to take screenshots of games, just like the competing PS4, next month. It’s as easy (...)

2015-02-18
Lenovo caught installing adware on new computers

It looks like Lenovo has been installing adware onto new consumer computers from the company that activates when taken out of the (...)

2015-02-18
Google releases an Android app for AdWords... but only in Canada

Google today launched a dedicated app for its AdWords advertising platform on Android… but only in Canada. The app is extensively (...)

2015-02-18
Facebook releases Stetho, a powerful debugging tool for Android

Developers often struggle with quickly discovering problems in large native code bases and figuring out how to fix them, particularly (...)

2015-02-18
Why are roaming fees still a thing? (Or, why I love the Kroes women)

Pep Rosenfeld is co-founder of comedy theater Boom Chicago and Boom Chicago Creative in Amsterdam. He loves both nerd chic and (...)

2015-02-18
This whiteboard clock will make you wish you had one too

You’ll never be jealous of anyone’s clock until you see this one that actually writes out the current time on a whiteboard. (...)

2015-02-18
Samsung gets serious about mobile payments by purchasing LoopPay

Today, Samsung has announced that it’s acquiring LoopPay, a mobile wallet provider that allows wireless payments to take place on (...)

2015-02-18
Astropad transforms your iPad into a full-fledged graphics tablet

Did you ever wish you could sync up your iPad’s drawing or painting app directly with your Mac? Now you can with Astropad, a brand (...)

2015-02-18
Bing predicts ‘Birdman’ will win an Oscar for Best Picture this year

If you’re plan to bet big on who will win at the 87th Academy Awards this year, Bing might be able to help. Search for ‘oscars’ (...)

2015-02-17
Trello releases giant iOS update with new design, widget and iOS sharing

Trello, a popular service for managing projects and to-do lists amongst teams, today got a big update for iOS users. The company (...)

2015-02-17
Hulu introduces Watchlist for better content recommendations

Serving up useful recommendations is important for any streaming service, so Hulu is rolling out a new tool called Watchlist to do (...)

2015-02-17
You Can Blame The New "Star Wars" Lightsaber On Jonathan Ive

Love it or hate it, the new Star Wars lightsaber was inspired by an idea from the same guy who designed the iPhone and iPad.Back in (...)

2015-02-17
Xbox One will reportedly get universal apps this year, open up a SDK for all

Big news for Xbox One owners! Microsoft’s universal apps framework which allows developers to write code once and run it on Windows (...)

2015-02-17
Amazon Prime 1-hour delivery service is now live in Manhattan

Amazon first introduced one-hour delivery for a small area of Manhattan in December. Now the company is expanding the service to the (...)

2015-02-17
Twitter is launching its Answers analytics tool as a standalone product

Twitter is super keen on being more than just a place for your random thoughts on current events. In addition to its Mo Pub ad platform, (...)

2015-02-17
Twitter introduces TweetDeck Teams to make managing accounts easier

TweetDeck launched a new feature for power users and brands on Tuesday called TweetDeck Teams. In a blog post, Twitter described (...)

2015-02-17
Facebook’s new ads help businesses show their products to the right users

Today, Facebook announced a new type of ad coming to the social network: product advertisements. The idea behind these new product (...)

2015-02-17
Win a VIP trip to TNW Conference Europe 2015 in Amsterdam!

The 10th edition of The Next Web Conference will be held on April 23 and 24 in Amsterdam, bringing together hundreds and thousands (...)

2015-02-17
Krispy Kreme apologizes after KKK gaffe on Facebook

LONDON — Doughnut-maker Krispy Kreme has apologized after scheduling an event called "KKK Wednesday" at a store in the UK. See (...)

2015-02-17
CASE Academy’s online CSI course wants to turn kids into forensics experts

The ‘C’ in CSI stands for ‘crime’ rather than ‘child’ but if you know kids who are interested in science and might one (...)

2015-02-17

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