IMGRIND - Posts from May 2015

  • Never Stop Learning – LinkedIn Buys Lynda.com For $1.5 Billion

    We’ve been saying it for years here at IMGrind. When you stop learning you stop progressing. When you stop progressing you start falling behind. Today, LinkedIn announced they were acquiring educational site Lynda.com for approximately $1.5 Billion: The transaction is valued at approximately $1.5 billion, subject to adjustment, in a combination of approximately 52 percent Continue reading...

    Ryan Gray/ IMGRIND- 7 readers -
  • Fighting The Battle Against Adult ADHD

    As a disclaimer, I’m not a doctor, so I’m not trying to provide medical advice. I’m simply trying to point out something I see in a lot of Entrepreneurs, including myself, and some tips to become more focused and productive. Wikipedia helps define Adult ADHD: Adult ADHD is typically marked by inattentiveness, difficulty getting ...

    Ryan Gray/ IMGRINDin Affiliate- 5 readers -
  • Amazon Files Lawsuit Against Fake Reviewers

    A lot of buzz recently about fake reviews. A positive one can flood a business with leads / customers, while a bad one can sink them. Yesterday, Amazon filed suit against Jay Gentile of California and websites buyamazonreviews.com, buyazonreviews.com, among others, of trademark infringement, false advertising and violations of the Anticyber­s ...

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  • Google Chrome To Allow Push Notices From The Mobile Web

    User engagement is something we all struggle with on the mobile web. It only takes one tap for the user to disappear out into cyberspace to enjoy something more spectacular. In a world full of ADHD this can make a marketer’s job quite daunting. However, it looks like Google Chrome is stepping up to the Continue reading...

    Ryan Gray/ IMGRINDin Mobile Google- 11 readers -
  • Why I Always Bootstrap My Companies

    I’m a bootstrapper. Always have been, always will be. The second you depend on other people to fund you business is the second you hand over control. And who wants to do that? For me, the main driving force behind starting my own businesses, is being able to work for myself. As long as I Continue reading... The post ...

    Ryan Gray/ IMGRIND- 5 readers -
  • Always Be Closing – The Keys To Lead Generation Success

    In my downtime I like to watch movies about Entrepreneurs or business. They inspire me and often give me ideas for new businesses or strategies that will separate me from the rest of the herd. One of the most motivating segments comes from the 1992 movie, Glengarry Glen Ross. Blake, played by Alec Baldwin, is an alpha dog Continue reading...

    Ryan Gray/ IMGRIND- 8 readers -
  • Helpful Resources To Create Your Own Mobile Apps

    Since the Internet is now in everyone’s pocket, there are multiple opportunities to market to them. As I pointed out in my post yesterday, you shouldn’t just focus on an app or mobile web, you should do both. For my friends out there that are ninja coders; congratulations you’re ahead of the curve! Code up Continue reading... ...

    Ryan Gray/ IMGRIND- 14 readers -
  • Google-backed Buttercoin Folds

    Last year I was freaking pumped to hear that Google Ventures had backed Bitcoin wallet Buttercoin. With all the drama over at Mt. Gox I felt a sense of relief when I saw that a wallet had secured funding from not only Google but also Y Combinator and Alexis Ohanian (founder of reddit). This past Continue reading... The post Google-backed Butterc ...

    Ryan Gray/ IMGRINDin Google- 7 readers -
  • Is Sitting The “New” Cancer?

    Four years ago when we started IMGrind I was the type of person to sit at my desk for 18 – 20 hours at a time. It was nothing for me to get started working at 9:00 a.m. and go until 6:00 a.m. the next day. I thought this was the norm! To make things Continue reading... ...

    Ryan Gray/ IMGRIND- 5 readers -
  • Google’s New Wireless Service Leaked?

    Google offers Internet (using it now), television (on in the other room), why not wireless? Android Police is reporting that a potential leaked app shows Google’s plans for their upcoming wireless service. While it’s not possible to be certain the leak or ...

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  • Make Money This Baseball Season Selling Tickets

    After a long cold winter, spring is finally here! With that comes baseball season! There is a lot of hype here in Kansas City from the Royals making an unbelievable run last year to the World Series. I’ve never been a big baseball fan, but I really started to take an interest last season as Continue reading... The ...

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