Wisdom for Startup Growth, From 5 People Who’ve Been There


Running a mid-sized business or managing a team of employees requires unbelievable patience, understanding, forethought and vision — and some of the most successful leaders will tell you that acquiring these traits does not come easily. Problems are bound to arise.

It's inevitable for business leaders to be faced with questions: "How should our business adapt through expansion?", "How can I be a better manager?" and "How do I move on from mistakes that I've made?" Mashable spoke with five business leaders who have, through little and large tumbles alike, learned how to approach roadblocks with poise, steady minds and healthy expectations Read more...

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Gatorade’s Pitch for Derek Jeter Will Give You Goosebumps


Few things represent New York City better than its hometown heroes

As though Derek Jeter's name weren't already carved into that list, Gatorade's newest ad will have any naysayers tipping their hats to No. 2

Filmed in black and white and set to Frank Sinatra's anthem of masculine defiance, "My Way," the spot taps into New Yorkers' hearts — regardless of their team alliance.

The ad, titled "Made in New York," features Jeter, who is in his 20th and final season with the Yankees. Jeter steps out of a car and walks the final blocks to Yankee Stadium while chitchatting with local residents in the Bronx, signing baseballs for children and stopping into a nearby pub to say hello. Read more...

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How ‘TwoDots’ Balances Fun, Skill and Luck


A few weeks ago I swore off TwoDots. The free-to-play game is the successor to the highly acclaimed and highly addictive Dots, changing up the formula by adding levels, characters and objectives, and one of those levels had completely flummoxed me.

The mobile puzzle game had me completely stuck at level 95. The level seemed insurmountable, asking me to break an impossible number of ice blocks while waves of fire kept consuming the board. Even after what felt like a few hundred tries, I was no closer to the goal

A couple weeks later on a subway ride home, I decided to try TwoDots again. I was completely delighted to see the level that plagued me had been slightly redesigned. It wasn't a walk in the park, but the challenge was no longer insurmountable. Read more...

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iOS 8 Adoption Off To A Slower Start Than iOS 7, Say Multiple Usage Trackers

adoption8v7-6 The iOS eight set up spike is excessive, however decrease than that for iOS 7 ultimate yr, in line with numbers from various cellular OS utilization monitoring systems. Chitika, Tapjoy, Mixpanel and Appsee all express adoption numbers that, whereas excessive, fall in need of the rocketing choose-up fee we noticed when Apple launched its main visible overhaul of iOS simply beforehand of the iPhone 5s launch in 2013. Mixpanel… Read More

PayPal Here Arrives On Android Tablets

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 2.23.33 PM PayPal Right here, the corporate’s dongle-based totally cell funds answer, is now on hand for Android drugs, the corporate introduced this afternoon – a transfer so that it will tackle a huge and rising swath of the pill market. Consistent with Gartner, PayPal notes, sixty two p.c of capsules bought closing yr run Android. The PayPal Right here software permits customers to simply accept bank card and debit… Read More

Apple’s iPhone 6 Has Finally Convinced Me To Ditch My Compact Camera

iphone-6-plus-camera It used to be certain to occur in some unspecified time in the future: a smartphone would persuade me that I not wanted to hold round an impressive compact digicam, regardless of a common hobby in taking photographs that straddles each my skilled and private lives. The iPhone 6, and the much more picture-pleasant iPhone 6 Plus is that tipping level. Whereas on paper the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cameras don’t seem to… Read More

Facebook Tweaks News Feed to Surface Fresher Content


A new tweak to Facebook's News Feed aims to address the common problem of seeing days-old posts on the platform.

In a blog post published Thursday, company software engineers Erich Owens and David Vickrey acknowledged that the News Feed often isn't as fresh as it could be:

Our goal with News Feed is to show everyone the right content at the right time so they don’t miss the stories that are important to them. We’ve heard feedback that there are some instances where a post from a friend or a Page you are connected to is only interesting at a specific moment, for example when you are both watching the same sports game, or talking about the season premiere of a popular TV show. There are also times when a post that is a day or two old may not be relevant to you anymore. Our latest update to News Feed ranking looks at two new factors to determine if a story is more important in the moment than other types of updates. Read more...

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I Drove Toyota’s Car Of The Future And It Was Boring

Toyota fuel cell car Whereas Tesla is getting everybody enthusiastic about the speculation of attractive electrical automobiles in each driveway, Toyota has been engaged on a distinct technological roadmap: the carmaker that made the hybrid class with the Prius thinks that the subsequent era of automobiles might be fueled by means of hydrogen, and it’s going to beat everybody to market with a edition coming subsequent yr. Read More