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Making Product Hunt — on startups People seemed to like it but the email list was limiting. I wanted to build a site where I could chat about products with fellow enthusiasts. So, I asked my buddy Nathan for guidance. While Nathan was at his parents’ house over Thanksgiving break, we hopped on Skype and bounced around ideas, sharing sketches of what Product Hunt might look like. Cdr Blog: digital convergence, business strategy, innovation A great article on Wired Magazine, May 2013 on the hot topic of the Internet of things, WELCOME TO THE PROGRAMMABLE WORLD. It starts with an introduction to a vision on what to expect when all these sensors are around us: In our houses, cars, and factories, we’re surrounded by tiny, intelligent devices that capture data about how we live and what we do. Now they are beginning to talk to one another.

Using Google Charts - Google Charts Google Charts provides a perfect way to visualize data on your website. From simple line charts to complex hierarchical tree maps, the chart gallery provides a large number of ready-to-use chart types. The most common way to use Google Charts is with simple JavaScript that you embed in your web page. You load some Google Chart libraries, list the data to be charted, select options to customize your chart, and finally create a chart object with an id that you choose. Then, later in the web page, you create a <div> with that id to display the Google Chart. That's all you need to get started.

untitled BELATEDLY, Western politicians are waking up to the grave harm caused by mental illness. Justin Trudeau, Canada’s incoming prime minister, promises to spend more money on treating it (and on many other things besides). Before Britain’s general election in May, every plausible political party pledged to treat the mentally ill more generously. In America politicians look at a rash of mass shootings by deranged young men and draw the second-most-obvious conclusion: that psychological problems must be dealt with better. These are fine sentiments. Using the browser API - Web API Interfaces Non-standard This feature is not on a current W3C standards track, but it is supported on the Firefox OS platform. Although implementations may change in the future and it is not supported widely across browsers, it is suitable for use in code dedicated to Firefox OS apps. Summary

Examples We had turned to the city of Dallas to fix the potholes in our neighborhood for two years. With Tilt, we funded the project in two WEEKS. Sean Stevenson Dallas, TX Arkansas RV Rental Ok here is hopefully the final round of this. Liquidity hacking: Solving the chicken-egg dilemma with marketplace startups Marketplace businesses: they always seem great on paper, but it’s so insanely hard to solve the chicken-or-the egg problem. Every founder I meet who’s building a marketplace business basically says the same thing: “It’s so much harder than I thought to build a two-sided marketplace.

Text query parser (Oracle Search - Technical Tips) Oracle Text provides a rich query syntax which enables powerful text searches. However, this syntax isn't intended for use by inexperienced end-users. If you provide a simple search box in your application, you probably want users to be able to type "Google-like" searches into the box, and have your application convert that into something that Oracle Text understands. Then there's the issue of scoring. Given a query for "oracle text query syntax", it would be nice if we could score a full phrase match higher than a hit where all four words are present but not in a phrase.

Country Manager, UK job at Tilt makes it incredibly easy for groups of any size to collect money. Whether it's a get together with friends, community project, or humanitarian cause we help make it happen. Since 2012, over 300,000 groups have used Tilt to turn their ideas, large and small, into a reality. What’s more, we’re just getting started. Our goal is to bring this same boundless imagination to the UK in 2015 and that’s where you come in. We are looking for a passionate, ambitious, and driven leader to join us as our UK Country Manager based in London.

Growth Capitalism: Venture Capital in Mexico, Viva La Revolución By Patick J. McGinnis It’s not surprising that entrepreneurs and investors in Argentina and Brazil are at the forefront of the current wave of early stage ventures in Latin America. Building new businesses begins with people, and both Argentina and Brazil have established networks of proven entrepreneurs who contribute back into the system with capital, ideas, connections, and leadership. Given their entrenched bases of talent and capital, Brazil and Argentina will continue to play critical roles in the early-stage space in Latin America. But other markets in the region are commanding new attention. 1.1 Determine if you want a website - Webmaster Tools Help There are many ways to make a presence on the web and a website is just one of them. Other types of web presence include social media channels and sites that allow customers to review your business. Before you start making a website, make sure you understand what’s provided by the different types of web presence and the costs and benefits associated with each type.

The 10 minute growth hack that gave us our most signups in a week… in its first 2 hours — Content Marketing Edge We officially launched our product,, just under a month ago now to the public in a fairly subdued launch, since we wanted to make sure that everything held up as more people came on board. Even though we had a private beta period that we were satisfied with, we weren’t striving for some enormous launch parade and take the world by storm, we preferred to grow at a steady rate so we can help our customers as they come on board. Over the past four weeks, we did moderate marketing to attract new customers and make sure we gave them the help they needed, fast. At a point, we decided we were ready to take on more users in bulk, so we can increase the rate of feedback we are getting, and to get them to help organically spread the word.

crypto-js - JavaScript implementations of standard and secure cryptographic algorithms CryptoJS is a growing collection of standard and secure cryptographic algorithms implemented in JavaScript using best practices and patterns. They are fast, and they have a consistent and simple interface. If you have a problem with CryptoJS, if you want to discuss new features, or if you want to contribute to the project, you can visit the CryptoJS discussion group. CryptoJS is a project that I enjoy and work on in my spare time, but unfortunately my 9-to-5 hasn't left me with as much free time as it used to. I'd still like to continue improving it in the future, but I can't say when that will be. If you find that CryptoJS doesn't meet your needs, then I'd recommend you try Forge.