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PieSync around the web
Teach me Tech: “How to get started with PieSync”
PieSync has been featured in an episode of Teach me Tech, a leading business webcast. Download the BRiN app to watch the episode in full.
Made in Oost Vlaanderen: Drie Gentse startups halen samen 5,5 miljoen euro financiering op
Read all about how PieSync is a part of the start-up wave, here in Belgium. (Dutch text)
It’s pretty difficult to make digital marketing sexy, but crystal is going at it with both barrels. Launched in public beta today at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Alley, the product features beautiful dashboards, smart AI and Siri-like voice control. Its self-learning algorithms can learn when a company’s audiences are most likely to respond to marketing messaging and much more.
Schaefer Marketing: How to create a winning strategy with crappy content
The conventional wisdom is that quality beats quantity in content marketing but that is not always the case. Sometimes cheap and crappy content can win
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Smashing Magazine: Boosting your rates with psychologically validated principles
In this article, John Stevens analyzes seven psychology studies that date as far back as 1961 that will help you boost conversions on your website. Some of the experiments are so controversial that they will make you cringe, but the lessons are fundamental.
InVision Blog: Innovators thing in terms of verbs, not nouns
Powered by empathetic product managers and designs, companies of any size can meaningfully and continuously innovate.
Work/life balance in startup culture is total BS. And you are probably part of the problem. Until you say “enough” — and fight back, stand up and resist — you’re perpetuating a culture of burnout in which no one wins.
Under the radar, slowly and steadily, and without ever taking a dime in outside funding or spending more than it earned, MailChimp has been building a behemoth. According to Ben Chestnut, MailChimp’s co-founder and chief executive, the company recorded $280 million in revenue in 2015 and is on track to top $400 million in 2016.
We all deal with inbox overload every day, whether it's messages from work or suspicious salutations about a surprising inheritance. But you can categorize all the emails you receive into seven basic categories to more easily process them without taking all day.
The Verge: The best ways to cope with a noisy office
I’m an indiscriminate eavesdropper. If there’s a conversation near me, I listen — on the train, in restaurants, on the sidewalk, and especially at work. But in our open-plan office, there are a lot…
The Lighter Side
Kokatu: Japan has a Kit Kat museum
Of course it does! Clearly the country that has an array of Kit Kat flavors needs a museum to show them off.
The dark web—the portion of the deep web only accessible through specific software—exists to serve the needs of hackers-for-hire, hitmen, internet drug kingpins, child pornographers, and their inevitable customers. That’s the public consensus.
Atlas Obscura: The bonkers story behind the first bulletproof vest
Men shot each other all the time, it seems, for publicity photos in the 1920s.