Monthly Archives: October 2018

Why Buy 1 House In California When You Can Get 6 In Texas? | Forbes

It’s becoming obvious, if it wasn’t already, that California real estate is uniquely expensive compared to the rest of the country. According to Zillow’s September index, the median price for a single-family home in the state — $549,000 — is high, but house prices are even higher in its four biggest cities:

  • Los Angeles: $898,949
  • San Diego: $848,500
  • San Jose: $1,099,990
  • San Francisco: $1,400,000

In the majority of major American cities, you’d pay less for a house. And in many, you could buy several houses for the cost of a single home in a California city.

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10 Must-Read Email Newsletters for Small Business Owners |

With the wealth of information the internet offers, there simply isn’t enough time to sort through all of it. Newsletters, however, can send you smart, targeted information and stories on the topics that are important to you, directly to your inbox.

When you’re running a small business, I know your time comes at a premium, and you can’t waste a moment searching for the best content—or by extension—the best newsletters. So here’s a list of 10 newsletters that are worth subscribing to—and maybe they’ll even inspire you to start sending out emails of your own.

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Retargeting Ads for Small Business: The Basics | Small Business Trends

When a business is just starting out, the early, personal relationships result in the first customers, partners, and employees. The most successful companies in the world never lose sight of relationships as the foundation of their business.

You might not think of digital marketing for your business in relationship-building terms, but it’s an effective way to gain clarity on what your strategy should be.

Digital marketing can be intimidating for small business owners, rife with uncertainty over which platforms and tactics will deliver the best value. Coming up with a clear strategy seems like a never-ending puzzle.

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OnePlus 6T Review: All of the Good Stuff, None of the Bad | Digital Trends

Like changing the clocks for daylight savings, the biannual OnePlus launch has become so regular that we almost take it for granted. Despite this clockwork-like frequency, we still find ourselves caught up in the hype and excitement — much of it generated by the masterful OnePlus marketing team — and full of anticipation for the new model.

This is the OnePlus 6T, and like previous T models it’s not a giant leap over the product it replaces. Does that mean our anticipation has been quelled? Has the seemingly endless wave of new OnePlus phones become so much that we’re now not all that bothered by a new one? It has to happen at some point, right? Well that day hasn’t come yet. The OnePlus 6T is so good, it doesn’t need the hype

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Cheap but Effective Marketing Strategies for Startups |

The most powerful marketing can be cheap or even free. One of the best ways to get the word out is collaborating with other businesses.

Implementing an in-house marketing plan can feel daunting. Thankfully, not all marketing tactics require hiring a dedicated staff or shelling out thousands of dollars to contractors and freelancers. Spoiler alert: It’s completely possible to snag a piece of that “customers wanna buy my products” pie without breaking the piggy bank.

There are three particularly effective yet inexpensive (or free!) marketing strategies that might come in handy during your campaign for market domination

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IBM strikes deal to buy Red Hat for $34 billion | Business Insider

IBM has struck a deal to acquire cloud software company Red Hat for $34 billion.

IBM will pay $190 per share for the software company, which it described as the world’s leading provider of open source cloud software, a more than 60% premium to Red Hat’s closing stock price of $116.68 on Friday. Shares traded upwards of $175 in June, but disappointing earnings combined with a volatile market had seen the price drop sharply.

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Beijing office beats workday blues with running track, herb garden and “mini-mountain” | New Atlas

Perhaps going to work in the morning wouldn’t be such a drag if the workplace was designed by People’s Architecture Office (PAO). The firm is responsible for off-the-wall ideas like a pedal-powered RV and ventilation shaft dwelling, and has now revealed an unusual office complete with running track, garden and a seating area meant to resemble a mountainside.

The office serves as the new Beijing headquarters for the Leping Foundation, a non-profit. It measures 1,100 sq m (11,840 sq ft) and, most notably, includes a running track available to any employees who want to stretch their legs. Above it is a suspended planter full of greenery. Staff are encouraged to partake in the gardening, and its vegetables and herbs, as well as produce from other hydroponic gardens nearby, are harvested and prepared on-site for lunch each day in an open kitchen.

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GO2SLEEP: AI-Powered Device for Restful Sleep | Medgadget

The Go2Sleep Home Sleep Test is a revolutionary device on monitoring and improving your sleep quality. It elevates comfort while maintaining almost the same detecting accuracy of a pulse oximeter, but with a lot more key information. The precise data gathered would then help generate a comprehensive sleep report, just for you.

Based on the data, the smart App would come up with personal tips and recommendations for you on how to improve your sleep quality. By synchronizing with our smart App, you can conveniently keep an eye of the sleep quality of yourself and your family.

The device is magnetically charged in its cradle, and it needs only two hours to fuel up to be able to work for three full consecutive nights. There is enough storage onboard the device to hold up to seven nights worth of sleep data.

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Tesla delivers $311m quarterly profit | BBC News

Tesla has reported a quarterly profit for just the third time in its 15-year history.

The electric car-maker made a record $311.5m (£241m) in the three months to 30 September, as the pace of car deliveries accelerated.

The result is a victory for chief executive Elon Musk, who had promised a profit to investors earlier this year.

Tesla’s last profitable quarter came in 2016 and it had faced mounting questions about its finances.

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Make Your Restaurant Successful | The Startup Magazine

Starting a restaurant may seem like a huge leap of faith, but there are some very simple guidelines you can follow to make your restaurant a success. Food is a universal joy throughout most religions, cultures, and nations, so if you have the desire to work hard and create some amazing food then why not have a go? Below are some tips to starting a restaurant:

Design the Perfect Menu

Before you begin you need to decide on the type of food your restaurant is going to serve. You may decide that you want to serve healthy food or maybe you want to serve Indian food. A good idea would be to conduct some market research to find out what type of food the customers would like. Find out as much information as possible. For example, ask people about their favourite restaurant dishes, what foods they dislike, etc. You want to make sure that your restaurant appeals to the target audience, so market research can really help here. Most successful restaurants only offer a small selection of meals each day; this not only cuts down on the cost of food waste to the owner, but it also stops the customer feeling overwhelmed by the size of the menu.

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