Quote Of The Day By Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda in 1893

Relying purely on luck has rarely yielded anything truly extraordinary. If you want to achieve something great, chances are you’ll need razor sharp focus and a lot of perseverance.

According to an Indian bloke who lived between 1863 and 1902, focus is crucial if you want to be successful. He didn’t mention a particular field or anything like that, but this memorable quote of his should apply just about anywhere.

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New VoipNow Product Management Policy

VoipNow 3.5.0 GA will be released on Monday, 20 Apr 2015. It has been a very long ride for our most impressive release yet. We are very proud of it:

  • more than 2,000 JIRA issues solved (improvements, bugs, general tasks)
  • over 10k commits in the code base
  • over 40k hours of work

You will get a lot more details on Monday about the technical stuff. Meanwhile, you can get hot news from @VoipNowUpdates on Twitter.

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How To Find The Perfect Location For Your Startup

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If you could pick any place on Earth to kick-start a venture, what would it be? Startups are almost synonymous with Silicon Valley, but that’s the media’s fault. In reality, startup companies aren’t typical to America at all. In fact, some of the most innovative ideas today are being brewed in Europe and Asia.

To give everyone justice, a community called Founded X offers this cool website where you pick a country and get instant stats about things that matter to a startup – ease of funding, expertise markets, internet coverage/speed, office rental, corporate income tax, etc. You also get some conventional info regarding the weather, the national dish, the average price of a beer (always a good lifestyle indicator), currency, and population density.

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Education Can No Longer Turn a Blind Eye To Unified Communications

School is mostly about students listening and teachers talking. In order to fill any missing gaps before moving on to the next lesson, we might need to pay closer attention to the student-teacher relationship beyond the classroom walls.

When the bell rings, any communication flow that does exist between tutors and tutees gets interrupted, making education one of the most fragmented processes we undergo as we develop into adults. In recent years, this problem has become easy to address.

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Quote Of The Day By Sheryl Sandberg

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For about $30 million you can hop aboard a Soyuz spacecraft and admire the vastness of the Cosmos thousands of miles above the Earth atmosphere. By all accounts, space tourism is out of reach for most people, and it’s not getting more affordable any time soon.

While some can’t be bothered to appreciate the grandeur that lies beyond our thin ozone layer, many would give an arm and a leg to go into orbit. Sheryl Sandberg surely is one of them.

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3 Things To Know Before Accepting A C-Level Job

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C-level is a term that business types like to toss around a lot. It describes high-ranking executive titles – the black suites – within an organization. C-level/C-suite positions are typically considered the most influential, and they are associated with high-stake decisions, high salaries, and very demanding work.

When a big company loses an executive, the hunt is on for someone to fill that chair. Executives aren’t irreplaceable, but they don’t grow on trees either. Which means that the job offer will be attractive as hell. In some cases, it’s so attractive that you might miss some important details. Details that actually matter more than a fat paycheck.

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Could Keyboards Detect Parkinson’s Disease Earlier?

Few conditions are as ruthless as Parkinson’s Disease. But what makes this one even scarier is that the wheels are set in motion long before the first symptoms emerge – sometimes as early as 10 years in advance.

New research done by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) heralds a new diagnosis technique that might help identify early onset of the condition.

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Facebook Launches Fun Video Collaboration App, Riff

As of this year, Facebook decided to maximize the potential of its (our?) content by prioritizing video to make up almost a third of the News Feed. For the first time ever, Facebook videos now exceed the number of YouTube clips shared through the social network. Not the type to rest on their laurels, the Menlo-Park company made another push in the video department this week and released a brand new app called Riff.

Originally developed as a side project by Facebook Creative Labs – the same inventive group who made Slingshot, Paper and Facebook Groups – Riff is here to play catch with Vine, Snapchat, and Hyperlapse. However, unlike other Facebook endeavors, Riff stands to gain some momentum.

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Study Finds Wearable Tech Is Poised To Explode In Office Environments

Like desktop computers and smartphones before it, wearable tech now promises to mark a paradigm shift in the way we juggle daily affairs, both personal and at work, and even tackle health-related matters.

People today aren’t flocking to buy smartwatches or tech-infused glasses, but it won’t be long before they do, according to Harris Interactive, a market research firm owned by Nielsen Holdings. The New York-based company polled 9,100 people to determine potential benefits in workplace efficiency, productivity, and safety. They discovered that the number of believers was considerable: 75% of the respondents saw wearables as potentially life-changing in work environments.

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Quote Of The Day Is NOT By Mark Twain

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One of the first rules of journalism is to get your facts straight before sitting down to write. Sadly, even the biggest publications fail to do that sometimes.

Sifting through the interwebs to find a new catchy quote for our audience, I came across this inspiring piece of writing that most sites attribute to Mark Twain, the famous 19th century author and humorist.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

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