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How One Startup Is Training Engineers To Handle Real-World Tech Disaster Scenarios

David Smothers February 19, 2014

Most engineers never learn to keep a website running during a “denial of service” attack or a massive security breach until one happens. And by then it is usually too late, with each passing second in these very real scenarios potentially costing companies millions upon millions of dollars. Enter payments startup Stripe, which runs an… Continue Reading »

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How King built one of the strongest businesses in gaming — and what we learned from its IPO filing

David Smothers February 19, 2014

King disclosed its financial results today as part of a filing to raise $500 million in an initial public offering. The disclosure gives a real picture of the financial state of the European company behind the smash mobile gaming hit Candy Crush Saga. King said that it had profits of $568 million on revenues of… Continue Reading »

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Knowing When to Raise Money for Your Mobile App

David Smothers February 13, 2014

It’s tough raising outside capital for your startup. Often entrepreneurs who have gone down this route compare it to having a full-time job. But it doesn’t have to be this way. The trick is timing. Because running a startup leaves limited hours in the day to focus on outside financing, you need to maximize returns… Continue Reading »

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5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

David Smothers October 15, 2013

Rise and shine! Morning time just became your new best friend. Love it or hate it, utilizing the morning hours before work may be the key to a successful and healthy lifestyle. That’s right, early rising is a common trait found in many CEOs, government officials, and other influential people. Margaret Thatcher was up every… Continue Reading »

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The 5 Common Characteristics of Ideas That Spread

David Smothers October 7, 2013

Your success as a creative depends not only on coming up with great ideas and making them happen, but also with getting those ideas adopted by your target audience. Whether it’s the buying public, an art dealer, or just your direct supervisor, getting your work off of your hard drive and into the world is… Continue Reading »

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10 Things Jon Taffer of ‘Bar Rescue’ Wants You to Know About Running a Business

David Smothers October 4, 2013

Who knew that so many business lessons could be learned from running a bar? Award-winning hospitality expert Jon Taffer knew it early on in his career. After revealing his business revamp process on Spike TV’s Bar Rescue, the nightlife consultant is divulging his brick-and-mortar business secrets in a new book, Raise the Bar: An Action-Based… Continue Reading »

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Jane ni Dhulchaointigh: The Magic Is in The Process

David Smothers October 1, 2013

About this presentation Inventor Jane ni Dhulchaointigh recounts the roller coaster journey from having a crazy idea about being able to hack everyday objects to the creation and launch of Sugru, an incredible self-setting rubber. Or, as Jane puts it: the six-year process of going from “hmm” to “yay” via “eureka” and “wow.” Her takeaway?… Continue Reading »

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Start Small: Why Tinkerers Get Things Done

David Smothers October 1, 2013

It’s easy to feel intimidated at the thought of starting a big creative project. Whether it’s an ambitious commission from a client, a challenging assignment from your boss, or the book/album/movie/website you’ve challenged yourself to produce, you picture the whole thing like a huge monolith looming over you… and feel overwhelmed. — So you find… Continue Reading »

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Twitter Tweets That It’s Going Public

David Smothers September 12, 2013

Twitter has announced, via Twitter, that it has filed the paperwork for its long-anticipated initial public offering: We’ve confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale. — Twitter (@twitter) September 12, 2013 Neither the news, nor how it was announced,… Continue Reading »

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How to Make Your Media Strategy a Success

David Smothers September 6, 2013

Editor’s Note: College Treps is a weekly column that puts the spotlight on college and graduate school-based entrepreneurs, as they tackle the tough task of starting up and going to school. Follow their daily struggles and this column on Twitter with the hashtag #CollegeTreps. As the person in charge of marketing and PR at startup… Continue Reading »

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