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  Opinion: Top 5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started My Own Business


1. However much money you think you'll need to start a business, you should take that number and double it I thought I had strategically planned every penny when I first started, but I had no idea that there would be so many unanticipated costs. Since we have a home office, I use temporary commercial office space and conference solutions for meetings and demonstrations. We always like to buy lunch for our clients, and we like them to lunch well. By the time everything is factored in, depen...

   startup,own ownership,business,care     2011-08-22 12:10:18


  Skype wins its position in Windows 8.1


According to The Verge, Skype finally wins its position in Windows 8.1 after acquired by Microsoft. Microsoft will drop the existing communications applications on existing Windows and replace it with Skype. Skype and Windows 8.1 will be more closely associated and this is what Microsoft expects. On Windows 8.1, users can still use Skype for voice or video calls even it's in lock screen mode.In February, Microsoft announced that Windows Live Messenger users would be forced to upgrade to Skype, ...

   Skype,Windows 8.1,Build 2013     2013-06-27 23:49:13


  Innovation Works CEO Kai-Fu Lee is diagnosed with cancer


Innovation Works CEO Kai-Fu Lee is diagnosed with lymph cancer. He posted one weibo(Chinese version of Tweet) which indicates that his health in a bad condition at 10:17pm on 5 September Beijing time.   Later Innovation Works spokesman Zhaohui Wang confirmed this news. And Mr Lee is currently receiving treatment following doctor's instructions. But now we still don't know how severe it is. Post Mr Lee's weibo, many Chinese netizens expressed their concerns for his health and wished hi...

   Kai-Fu Lee,Cancer,Innovation works     2013-09-05 10:57:39


  YOU'RE A DEVELOPER, SO WHY DO YOU WORK FOR SOMEONE ELSE?


As a developer, you are sitting on a goldmine. Do you even realize it? No, seriously, a @#$% goldmine!Never in modern history has it been so easy to create something from scratch, with little or no capital and a marketing model that is limited only by your imagination.Think about the biggest websites you visit or use on a regular basis: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Foursquare, or even Google for that matter -- all of them were created by developers who created something from little more than an id...

   Developer,Work,Startup,Money,Idea,Time     2011-11-06 14:35:48


  Making Your Tech Conference Presentation, and Experience, Not Suck


Tech conferences are incredibly expensive, and not just in dollars. Even free conferences like BarCamps incur the expense of the attendee’s time. Taking time off from work or family is a hassle at the very least, and it’s time that isn’t billable. The draw of the conference boils down to those 45 minute sessions, and speaker and attendee alike should make the most of it. Speakers often start off by wasting time. They front-load the presentation with worthless information. If you are a...

   Soft skill,Tech presentation,Advice,Highlight     2011-12-20 08:50:00


  Vine video sharing drops significantly


According to Sina Tech, social media analytics site Topsy data shows that Vine's short video sharing has dropped significantly since Facebook's photo sharing service Instagram launched the video sharing feature.Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom announced on Thursday that Instagram supported short video sharing. Vine was once called the Instagram in video sharing world, but now, Instagram has launched its own 15-second short video sharing feature for its 130 million users.Vine, was acquired by T...

   Vine,Instagram,Twitter,topsy     2013-06-24 00:16:32


  Can API be copyrighted? At least Oracle hopes so


  The result of the lawsuit case war between Oracle and Google is clearer now. The court said that 9 lines of code of Android has violated intellectual property right, these 9 lines of code can be ignored relative to the number of codes for the whole Android system. But just like LinuxToy points out that the reasons why this case catches so much attention are : 1). The amount of money Oracle asked from Google is $1 billion; 2). The statement says Java language itself doesn't violate the int...

   Oracle,Google,API,Copyright,Lawsuit case     2012-05-11 00:47:58


  7 Resources Every JavaScript Developer Should Know


A web developer today is expected to be an expert in every aspect of their craft and JavaScript is no exception.  Years ago JavaScript seemed to be more of an annoyance, producing those trailers at the bottom of the browser.  This has changed and JavaScript is a first-class citizen as a functional programming language and what seems like an unlimited number of resources covering the language. I have been doing more and more JavaScript lately, both on the front-end and some node.js...

   JavaScript,Resource,Study,Website     2012-03-15 12:54:40


  Make Magento 2 Faster: Five Quick tips


In this post, you will learn from Magento development company experts about speeding up the Magento 2. We hope these tips will help you in making Magento 2 faster than before. Magento 2 is a powerful platform. Once installed and with no customization it is a fully functional store. They even give you a well-designed, responsive storefront. However as you add products and your own content things will incrementally begin to slow down. To combat that there are some things you can do to increase spe...

   MAGENTO,MAGENTO TUTORIAL,MAGENTO DEVELOPMENT     2016-07-14 00:17:45


  How does CSDN dare to use plain text as password?


Recently, the China's largest Chinese IT community website named CSDN leaked its user's account information. Later today CSDN made an announcements to its users on their website. The announcement said that some user account information was leaked and the passwords of the accounts were stored as plain text in their database before 2009, and after 2009, they adopted an encryption algorithm to encrypt user password. They urged all users who registered the account before 2009 to change their passwor...

   Security,Information leak,CSDN,Plain text     2011-12-22 09:10:01