We understand that there’s a never-ending stream of content being published online and that it can be hard to keep up. In that spirit, each month we gather together the best content from the worlds of small business, web hosting, and development to share with you.
There have been a number of new web tools that are allowing for a new user experience, and we look at how you can take advantage of a couple of these new technologies. We offer advice on which hosting solution is best from you and gather advice from different CEOs on how they made their little startup into a big success. In news of general interest, the web passed one billion websites recently, Microsoft purchased a “game” for $2.5 billion, and there’s a new security flaw that has a lot of people worried. To catch up on all the rest of the major happenings from September, check out the rest of the roundup below. If you enjoy this collection of industry news, feel free to follow us over on Facebook and Twitter. Enjoy!
Small Business and Startup
A by the numbers look at what inspired CEOs of the fastest-growing private companies to take the leap, where they made mistakes, and where they were able to get startup funding.
Now you’ve raised the funds – now you have to make sure your backers are happy with the investment. Entrepreneur Andrew Thomas suggests 4 ways to keep your newly funded project successful and accountable to the many people who pumped money into your startup.
Responsive design, which allows designers and developers to build websites that adapt to every screen size, is one of the most empowering web tools created in the last decade. But adapting to the screen is only the first frontier, and today, users expect online experiences that not only respond to what device they’re using, but also their location, time of day, what they’ve already read, and events happening in real time.
Mashable interviewed five business leaders who have gone through the process of getting a startup off the ground. There success, and their mistakes, should help you on how to approach roadblocks with poise, a steady mind, and healthy expectations.
If you’re going to be creating a new website, or updating your old one, it’s important to think about SEO first, rather than waiting until the website is already created. Here are 9 tips that will make sure your website is SEO ready from day 1.
A recent Dell survey shows that 80% of business executives polled say they’re turning their attention to IT issues — particularly those involving rapidly expanding data resources, the analysis necessary to grapple with them and the process of putting tools in place to leverage information in pursuit of new ideas and better performance. Here’s how you can keep up.
Scott Elser has some advice for new business owners: Stop telling yourself that no one can do things as well as you can. By working with people whose strengths complement your weaknesses, you can redefine your own role to focus on areas you are best suited for.
In this post we looked at three of the most widely-used hosting options on the web – virtual private servers, dedicated servers, and cloud servers – to make sure you understand the different paths available to you. Making the wrong choice isn’t likely to kill your business, but it might end up costing you a tidy sum to correct your mistake.
Cloud computing is becoming widely used, however, many people still don’t completely understand what the term “cloud” really means. That’s partly due to the term “cloud computing” being used for a broad collection of services, delivered at many different layers (infrastructure, application platform, software, and business process), and implemented in a variety of different ways (public, private, hybrid, on-premises, and off-premises). This piece by Forbes looks into the different ways you can use cloud and the pros and cons of each.
The internet hit a major milestone this month, passing 1 billion websites — and counting — according to the real-time Internet tracking site Internet Live Stats. It’s incredible to think that just 23 years ago, there was 1. How long until 2 billion?
After 3.7 million public comments and an orgy of lobbying, do we know what the FCC will decide on net neutrality? No, but here are five things we’ve learned so far.
The software giant wrapped up a $2.5-billion deal to buy Mojang AB, maker of the popular “Minecraft” videogame. They are hoping this move will help lure more people to the company’s smartphone system, and draw into its orbit a younger crop of users and software developers.
Proof that even though things sometimes feel like they will never change, they always do. Yahoo was the Google of it’s nice, but this month they released this statement: “our business has evolved and at the end of 2014 (December 31), we will retire the Yahoo Directory. Advertisers will be upgraded to a new service; more details to be communicated directly.”
A new vulnerability has been found that potentially affects Linux and Unix operating systems, in addition to Mac OS X (which is based around Unix). It is allowing attackers to gain control over a targeted computer if exploited successfully. In other words, it allows the user to type commands into a simple text-based window, which the operating system will then run.
An incredibly powerful and useful tool for educators. We just want to say congratulations to them. It is well deserved.
And To End On A Fun Note
In this mesmerizing video, the hands of 288 analog clocks dance and twirl, animating themselves into a digital watch face.