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  1. SageOne: When micro-businesses can't use your software, maybe you need to build new software

    Our month-long special report on micro-entrepreneurship is drawing to a close, so we sat down for a Q&A with the sponsor of the series SageOne. SageOne was interested in sponsoring this section, because their product is aimed specifically at companies with nine or fewer employees. Everyone who builds a product for small businesses likes to cite what a huge market it is and how much of the US economy it dominates.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the News desk

  2. The Prince of Lyft: How one micro entrepreneur is ridesharing his way to stardom

    Late at night, a red Honda Civic drives through the darkness in San Francisco. At the front hangs a trademark pink mustache, a familiar sight these days as rideshare startup Lyft takes off. But this isn't any old pink mustache. It has a golden trim around it, with LED lights shining against the car silhouette.

    By Carmel DeAmicis , written on

    From the News desk

  3. From postman to profit: A one-man startup goes the alternative route

    Like any industry, the tech world has a way of reinforcing its own tunnel-vision view of How Things Are Done.

    By Erin Griffith , written on

    From the News desk

  4. Reach out and touch me: The marketing model of the YouTube micro-celebrity

    Wendy modeling in their digital magazine The Frame

    By Carmel DeAmicis , written on

    From the News desk

  5. Palomar aims to take the pressure off homeschool parents

    Homeschooling, once an option reserved mostly for religious zealots, has arrived for members of the general public. There's the beloved Khan Academy, which offers open course videos for teaching your children math and science. There's the rise of the cyber public school, where children "go to school" from home. There's Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), for advanced learners who want to see what higher-ed has to offer. And there's the flipped classroom, where kids watch videos for lessons and go to class to do homework. The Internet and YouTube have enabled any child to finish K-12 without ever leaving the comfort of their couch.

    By Carmel DeAmicis , written on

    From the News desk

  6. “Work is no longer a place” -- oDesk launches Private Workplace to better manage freelance talent online

    The workplace is changing and with it the needs of companies to manage their personnel. Flexibility and efficiency are the buzzwords of the moment. This shift has been a boon for online talent-as-a-service (TaaS?) platform oDesk, which recently announced that it has crossed $1 billion in total wages paid through its platform since its founding in 2005. In 2012, the company booked more than $360 million dollars in services and processed a total of 35 million hours worked.

    By Michael Carney , written on

    From the News desk

  7. Get your gateway drug to the hardware revolution here

    There's a lot of things you can learn on the Internet. How to make play-dough. How to plie (plee-yay) in ballet. How to bake a sloth cake. And now, how to wire a power supply so you can geek out and build your own connected devices. The Maker Movement is upon us. It's only a matter of time before someone burns their house down in an attempt to make their own Nest thermostat.

    By Carmel DeAmicis , written on

    From the News desk

  8. The future of enterprise hiring: Humans are the new cloud

    The cloud cuts out waste and that's why people love it. Companies and individuals call upon storage space in the magical ether as they need it, without spending a penny more than they use. Gone are the days of servers idling half empty in a building, barely used hard-drives cluttering up desks. Everything becomes more efficient, organizations get leaner, the fat is trimmed.

    By Carmel DeAmicis , written on

    From the News desk

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