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    Fire In The Hole. The New Amazon Phone – 10 Facts

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    The gadget world and basically the entire tech-sphere is in turmoil over the announced Amazon `Fire´ Phone. I’m not going to cover the story in great detail, as there is plenty of information out there already. You can read reviews and comments about the phone here (TechCrunch), here and here. Instead I want to show you 10 quick facts you should know about the latest contender on the phone market:

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    Inside The Cockpit Of The 1,000 mph “Office”

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    The recently released pictures of cockpit of the new Bloundhound SSC are a thing of beauty. You can see a detailed version of the cockpit here. The driver of this futuristic “car” Andy Green plans to break the land-speed record of 1,000 mph. But this goal is still a few years away as he plans to break his old record of 736mph on August 2015.

    I think the technology behind this insane land-speed is very interesting and if you want to know more about it, just hit the continue button. Continue Reading

    The Business of Gamification – Infographic

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    New technology and software is the reason behind quite a few new, modern “words”. To “google” something is probably the most famous example, but there are a lot of other examples as well. “Gamification” is one of them. It grew to popularity mostly through mobile apps. The term describes the use of elements of game play in non-game contexts and it provides rewards and engagement for customers.

    One of the best examples are fitness apps like Runtastic, which reward you with points and bonuses if you achieve certain goals.

    The Infographic posted below shows you the details behind the idea of “Gamification” and how you can use it to grow your business and increase engagement with your visitors or users:

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    The Online Marketing Industry’s Biggest Problem

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    What you’re about to see in the following video produced by anti-fraud specialist Spider.io is pretty mind-blowing. It shows how a malware infected PC opens a ton of browser windows, simulating a real visitor who scrolls and clicks on ads. Of course all this is happening without knowledge to the user of the affected PC.

    If the user opens his taskmanager he sees only one active task open – in this case the task is called “WinLister”. Everything else happens in the background. But see for yourself:  Continue Reading

    Tetris turns 30. Collection Of The Most Crazy Videos

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    30 years ago Alexey Pajitnov created the most popular game of all times. He was an employee of the Soviet Academy of Sciences in Moscow during that time and this is also the reason why he didn’t earn a significant amount of money for his historic development.

    Tetris sold over 33 million copies on the Game Boy alone, with over 100 million copies combined to date.

    To celebrate this historic day I’ve put together a collection of videos of crazy Tetris records. I know most people (including myself) usually struggle after a few levels to keep up with the speed of the game, but this doesn’t stop some crazy guys to beat the game without actually seeing what’s going on. You don’t know what I’m talking about? Hit the continue button and prepare for your hat to fall off! Continue Reading

    Better Blogging – Fail Quickly, Improve Faster

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    I’m very happy to announce that the following article is the first guest post on our website. It’s been written by Simon Cocking. He runs his own blog under Sarah Paddle Swim. In case you wonder, it’s the name of his dog! He’s somewhat new to the blogging business and wrote a post focusing on what he learned about blogging after he wrote his first 40 posts. He did learn some valuable lessons, which he’s going to share in the article below. Let’s get this started! Continue Reading

    Determination – Learn From This 9-Year-Old Skateboarder Girl

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    While this website has nothing to do with skateboarding I was really impressed by the sheer determination this young girl has for her sport. And I think everybody who starts a new business, blog or other venture can learn a bit from this girl when it comes to motivation, dedication and the right mindset.
    We all have these days, where you just don’t get anything done and you’re not motivated enough to work on your dream even though deep down you know it’s more often than not pure laziness. And I believe most really successful people have very few of these “bad” days. That’s why they made it to where they’re now.

    So if you’re having one of these “unmotivated” days, watch this video and see for yourself what this girl went through in order to achieve her dream. Hit the “continue” link to see the video. Continue Reading

    The 20 Most Successful Kickstarter Campaigns

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    The idea behind Kickstarter is just brilliant. I personally think it’s one of the most unique and “best” websites to hit the Internet in the last years. What I like the most about it, is the fact that it gives power to the people as well as money towards projects people really want.

    Some of the projects launched with the help of Kickstarter would have never made it past prototype level but still managed to create a whole new genre of products. Like the Pebble Watch or the Oculus Rift headset. I put together a list of the 20 most successful Kickstarter campaigns to date. Maybe you’ll stumble across a product you just have to buy: Continue Reading

    Baby “Wolf Of Wallstreet” Scammed Facebook For Over $300k – Got Busted

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    Every time I read about a story like this one, where a person sets up a Ponzi scheme or some kind of other fraud I’m surprised how easy it was to trick the affected company or individual into shelling out the big bucks. I mean it would be  understandable  if the victim was an 70-year old gradma who thought this young man was such a nice person and would never do something bad. But in this case the victim was Facebook and they still fell for it. But let’s get to the beginning.

    Martin Grunin a 22-year old St. Francis College graduate thought it was a good idea to scam Facebook for a couple hundred thousand of dollars and somehow get away with it. This wannabe “Wolf of Wallstreet” probably should have spend more time on thinking about how to get away with his scam, rather than doing what scammers like to do the most – flash their stolen cash and post with expensive (in this case rented) cars. Continue Reading

    Focus On Long Post Or Go With Shorter And More?

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    In this post I want to talk about the “struggle” I’m currently in, when it comes to the content of this blog. I’m sure a lot of other webmasters are in a similar siutation, esp. when they’re just starting out and haven’t found the perfect solution for them. It all boils down to the question: Should I focus on very long, very in-depth articles or rather try to cover more topics (also something I personally prefer) and keep the posts shorter and more frequent?

    When people ask me if they should start a blog or what kind of topic they should pick I always tell them: “Go with what you like, what you’re best at, what you know the most about“. And I also tell them, that it doesn’t matter how tiny the niche is they might cover as long as they’re devoted to the topic it is going to work out at some point. It doesn’t matter if you pick soccer as the main topic of your blog (a huge, famous sport) or if you go with “Magic the Gathering” – a not so well-known trading card game. If you know a lot about the topic you’re going to write about, people are going to notice it and come back to your website. Continue Reading