Monthly Archives: January 2022

Coding vs. Programming: What’s the Difference? |

It seems that the entire world has decided to begin developing apps, web pages, and web apps. The Apple App Store and Google Play Store host millions of apps, and the number continues to grow. On top of that, more than 250,000 new websites hit the internet every day.

Each new page, app, or web app may involve developers, designers, programmers, and coders. While many people rapidly swap back and forth between these terms to describe the same functions, they actually have distinct differences.

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Time May Be Running Out on Backdoor Roth IRAs | Small Business Trends

The passing of President Biden’s Build Back Better (BBB) legislation could mean the scrapping of a loophole referred to as the backdoor Roth Individual Retirement Account (IRA). The Roth IRA unlike traditional IRAs is funded with after-tax dollars making contributions not tax-deductible. But once account holders start withdrawing funds, the money is tax-free. It gives them an edge over traditional IRA deposits which are generally made with pretax dollars and income tax is charged when money is withdrawn from the account during retirement

Critics of the backdoor Roth say that it allows individuals a loophole to get around the income limits that normally prevent high earners from owning Roths.

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How to watch Super Bowl 2022 on your phone | Digital Trends

After some of the most exciting NFL playoff games we’ve ever seen, the field for Super Bowl 2022 is getting narrower! The tension keeps building for one of the winter’s biggest events, so who can blame you if you’re already thinking about how to watch the big game?

If you don’t have cable, the answer might not be obvious! Fortunately, there are many streaming services and streaming devices that make watching the Super Bowl easy. (You could even watch it for free with an over-the-air antenna.)

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How Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra can beat the Galaxy S21 Ultra | Digital Trends

How is Samsung going to surpass the Galaxy S21 Ultra? I ask this in all seriousness, as the 2021 flagship has remained one of my favorite Android phones alongside the Google Pixel 6 Pro. I’m using it again as I write this, and it’s as spectacular and capable as it was when I first reviewed it at the end of January 2021.

The Galaxy S22 Ultra will almost certainly launch alongside other members of the S22 range on February 9, and perhaps more than any other year before, Samsung really has to go all-out to make the new phone markedly better.

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Qualities of a Successful Entrepreneur | The Startup Magazine

Business Qualities of an Entrepreneur

The business qualities of any successful entrepreneur should be in the first place. It is thanks to them that you can achieve success in business. Let’s look at the five most important ones.

1. Practicality

A synonym for practicality can be called prudence. Successful startup entrepreneurs will invest money only in the business that brings income. That is why really rich people try to dress inconspicuously, do not use provocatively expensive accessories. After all, buying these things will only satisfy whims and will not pay off in any way.

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Amazon’s Alexa returns after morning snooze | BBC News

Users of Amazon’s Alexa complained that the voice assistant was not working on Friday morning.

According to the website Down Detector, the problem appeared to affect the UK and parts of Europe and lasted about an hour.

Some users posted on social media that they had been unable to get Alexa to respond or help with their morning routine.

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How a Day of Apple-Picking Led to a $2 Billion Startup on a Mission to Feed the Hungry |

Abhi Ramesh had expected to return with only fresh fruit the first time he went apple-picking with his future wife in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. But he also brought home a business idea.

“There were apples all over the ground,” says Ramesh, a serial entrepreneur who had earlier founded a coding school and an e-commerce startup. “I saw just firsthand how much food goes to waste at the farm level. I was shocked at the time.”

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Google gets hit with a new lawsuit over ‘deceptive’ location tracking | TechCrunch

Washington DC, Texas, Washington state and Indiana announced the latest lawsuit against Big Tech Monday, alleging that Google deceived users by collecting their location data even when they believed that kind of tracking was disabled.

“Google falsely led consumers to believe that changing their account and device settings would allow customers to protect their privacy and control what personal data the company could access,” DC Attorney General Karl Racine said. “The truth is that contrary to Google’s representations it continues to systematically surveil customers and profit from customer data.”

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The US Refuses to Fall in Love With Electric Cars | WIRED

IN DECEMBER 2021, sales of electric vehicles overtook sales of diesel cars for the first time in Europe, as 176,000 EVs rolled out of car dealerships across the continent. At the same time in China, the country’s automotive industry announced that EV sales for the year had ballooned by 158 percent compared with 2020, as more than 3.5 million vehicles took to the roads.

These sales figures were not a blip. In Europe, EVs made up an estimated 14 percent of all new vehicles sold in 2021, according to the banking and financial services company ING. In China, it was 9 percent.

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3 Cold-Calling Secrets From Sara Blakely, Founder of Spanx | Entrepreneur

There’s a reason why Spanx founder Sara Blakely can teach us so much about cold calling, and it has nothing to do with how great she is at creating inventions. Before becoming an entrepreneur herself, she sold fax machines in Florida for seven years, where her insight into this specific skill set became invaluable when starting up.

It was her knowledge of cold calling that turned out to be pivotal in landing her first sale of Spanx, as she cold-called the buyer for Neiman Marcus and landed her first large order of Spanx. She also used cold calling to find her patent lawyer and apparel manufacturer, which were both critical to her ultimate success as an entrepreneur.

Here are three specific cold-calling lessons we can glean from her experiences on her entrepreneurial journey.

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