In many ways, it was a match made in heaven. Mitchell Hashimoto taught himself programming at age 12; Armon Dadgar started college when he was 16. You get the picture. The two met in the University of Washington's computer science department in 2008. Dadgar says he knew immediately t...
Some facts are inconvenient. Some, though, turn out to be more annoying than getting a pedicure from a large hirsute drunk in a Motorhead t-shirt spouting invective about sci-fi movies.This may be one of those. You know those people at work who constantly network and send mountains of emails? Yes...
Most search marketers understand that it's important to understand your demographics before you can be successful in an SEO campaign. You need to understand who your customers are, why they might be searching for your business, and what kinds of things they want to see when they get to your site. A...
As Fractl's Inbound Marketing Manager, Kerry Jones is responsible for overseeinginbound marketing research initiatives for our brand. Ultimately, this research is used to further refine Fractl's approach to content creation and influencer marketing, which has enabled us to produce som...
In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee, English computer scientist and the creator of the World Wide Web, couldn't have predicted that people would be using his idea to spread the word about the Arab Spring uprisings, or raise thousands of dollars to create a product. His goal was simple: he wanted a way to help ...
One in four Americans don't have access to internet. Boggles the mind, doesn't it? The reason why some of us do not have access, according to ConnectHome, the public-private initiative responsible for addressing it, is a complex cocktail that boils down to the fact that providers don't go into poor ...
Microsoft has been in the operating system game for decades, but now it's making a move in the web browser wars. Microsoft Edge, the first new browser interface and engine of this decade, comes with every shipping copy of Windows 10. Microsoft says it has "tens of millions of users," but it's barel...
It is no secret that trade secrets are essential to the success of many businesses. Nearly all of us are aware of examples of highly treasured trade secrets, such as the recipe for Coca-Cola, the formula for WD-40 and the methodology for creating the nooks and crannies in Thomas’ English Muffins. ...
The world has changed since Biblical times, but only so much. (For starters, we’re back to using tablets.) Before, there was one Goliath and one David. Now, there are few a “Googles” and a few “Dropboxes” who are taking them on. But if not a sling and a handful of smooth stones – what s...
People are often surprised when they hear that I earned my master of business administration degree, or MBA, as a side-hobby while I was a tenured professor at MIT. Even MIT’s human resources department was perplexed that I’d want to apply for the employee benefit to partially support my tuition...

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