It takes courage and dedication to start your own business, but not much cash. Murray Newlands Published 1:05 pm CST, Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Photo: Fancy | Veer | Corbis | Getty Images Photo: Fancy | Veer | Corbis | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Fancy | Veer | Corbis | Getty Images 75 Ideas for Businesses You Can Launch for Cheap or Free 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Today, many people today are looking to leave the daily grind for something that feeds their passion. People do not want to retire at the age of 60 (or older) to look back on life and feel they have wasted it. Related: Need a Business Idea? Here are 55 Luckily, it is now increasingly … [Read more...] about 75 Ideas for Businesses You Can Launch for Cheap or Free
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Convoy, a Seattle-based trucking startup, announced on Tuesday that they can now match truck drivers and loads without human intervention in top markets. Completely automated matching was one of the leading aims of the app, which was recently valued at $US1 billion. Convoy allows trucking and shipping companies to connect over an app, rather than the traditional way of using a phone broker. Automated freight brokerage can match truckers with better loads and ensure that they’re paid in a timely fashion. For a trucker to get in touch with a retailer who needs their goods moved, the process is traditionally cumbersome. It’s even more frustrating for a small trucking company or a trucker who owns their own vehicle. In those cases, they will contact a “voice brokers,” who call up warehouses and ask if there’s anything that they can carry. About 15% to 25% of the time, trucks end up carrying nothing. And then there’s the cut that brokers take from … [Read more...] about A four-year-old trucking startup achieved a major victory in fixing one of transportation’s biggest inefficiencies — and it’s a huge win for truck drivers
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Amazon Knows What You Buy. And It’s Building a Big Ad Business From It. Supported by ByKaren Weise Jan. 20, 2019 SEATTLE — When a chain of physical therapy centers wanted new patients, it aimed online ads at people near its offices who had bought knee braces recently on Amazon. When a financial services provider wanted to promote its retirement advisory business, it directed ads to people in their 40s and 50s who had recently ordered a personal finance book from Amazon. And when a major credit card company wanted new customers, it targeted people who used cards from other banks on the retail site. The advertisers found those people by using Amazon’s advertising services, which leverage what the company knows better than anyone: consumers’ online buying habits. … [Read more...] about Amazon Knows What You Buy. And It’s Building a Big Ad Business From It.
Google is looking at Becker to locate a new $600 million data center, a major development that would be powered by two dedicated wind farms. The data center, essentially a giant building full of servers, was disclosed Thursday in a regulatory filing by Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy, which is playing a big role in the project. The Google server farm would create about 50 full-time jobs and around 2,000 construction jobs over a multiyear period, said Aakash Chandarana, Xcel’s regional vice president for rates and regulatory affairs, in an interview. The center would be located on roughly 300 acres owned by Xcel. Data centers consume a lot of electricity, and Google would become one of Xcel’s five largest electricity customers in Minnesota if the project goes through, Chandarana said. “The computing horsepower for supporting all of (Google’s) products and services are housed in buildings like the one they are contemplating for Minnesota,” he said. … [Read more...] about Google looking at Becker to build a $600 million data center
If you’re a creative person living in the world today, people will expect to be able to find some examples of your work online. How you choose to put it there, though, is completely up to you. I got started on the web in the early aughts when I created a gallery for my creative work. I call it a gallery because it was just that: a blank space with images in a row that linked to some projects I wanted to share with friends. Since then my site has evolved, disappeared, come back, and spawned other sites that express my ideas and identity online. Each evolution was a chance to share new work in a way that reflected how I wanted people to experience it. I work on the web everyday. I help designers, artists, and galleries discover and create their online presence. And for seven years, I designed and led teams at Etsy, a platform that helps millions of creative humans around the world use the web to make an income from their craft. In all of my work, I’ve learned that every … [Read more...] about How to make a website for your creative work