Make 2018 the year you become a great photographer

If you’re going to take pictures, you might as well do it right — which is why the aspiring photographer should engage the services of the Hollywood Art Institute Photography course and certification to get the most out of their shots. Right now, the entire training is on sale at the massively discounted price of just $19.99 from TNW Deals.


Startups, please don’t buy my email address

One of my resolutions for 2018 was I wouldn’t write about the fraught relationship between technology journalists and the startups and publicists that pitch to them. Partially because nobody cares. It’s such a niche subject that’s relevant to only a handful of people. The punters at home aren’t interested; they just want to read about cutting-edge tech. But New Years resolutions exist only to be broken, and here I am writing yet another piece about article pitching. Sorry about that, but trust me, I’ve got a good reason to. Yesterday, a friend pointed me in the direction of a product…

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This new blockchain-based platform wants to make sports betting less dodgy

According to a Statista survey, almost 50 percent of people 18 years and older in the United States have placed a bet on a sports event at least once in their life. The United States, arguably the world’s largest sports betting market, is also getting closer to completely legalizing sports betting throughout the country. However, the channels for which to place sports bets online haven’t evolved in terms of usability and customer experience. A sports bettor could incur commissions of up to 10 percent per bid, experience lack of transparency, suffer unfair account blockages and risk their financial information being…

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This much-needed research shows how to effectively launch your product on Product Hunt

Product Hunt is an essential venue for whoever wants to showcase products to an audience of investors, journalists, and tech fanatics in general. Launching on PH at the right time and in the right way can determine the success of a product. For this reason, social media analytics startup Popsters conducted a thorough statistical research on how to effectively launch your product on the popular website. We’re happy to share the insights of this research. Methodology The data was gathered thanks to Product Hunt’s API between August and October 2017. In total, the researchers analyzed 32,657 products that appeared on…

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Only President Trump can halt the NSA’s warrantless mass surveillance

One of the biggest news stories of 2013 came from a US government contractor, who blew the whistle on the country’s National Security Agency (NSA) spying on citizens’ communications. The story sparked outrage over American intelligence agencies’ methods, and drew the world into debates about whether national security should come at the cost of privacy. Nearly five years on, the NSA is set to receive renewed permission to continue its warrantless internet surveillance program for six years with minimal changes, thanks to a bill that was just passed in the US Senate. Now, all that’s left to enforce it is…

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Want to sell on Amazon? 15 strategies for success

There’s no question that Amazon is the go-to e-commerce destination for many consumers. It makes sense, then, that retailers looking to expand their reach would want to get their products listed there. But successfully selling on Amazon requires more than simply uploading your products. You need a strategy to optimize and market your Amazon offerings, just like with any other platform. We asked members of YEC for their advice on selling with the retail giant. What’s your best tip for brands looking to sell on Amazon? Their best answers are below:  1. Make sure your audience is actually there Many assume everyone uses Amazon when, in…

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Rising Thunder’s free PC robot brawler is here

Radiant Entertainment has made good on its promise to deliver a free Community Edition of its 2.5D fighting game, Rising Thunder, so you can duke it out with your buddies online at no charge. The game features a bunch of robots that you can choose from for your fights. Each has a unique design, personality, and special moves, which are easy enough to learn even for novice players – and that’s pretty much it. The developer had to abandon Rising Thunder after the company was acquired by Riot Games, but promised to release a build based on the alpha, so…

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