News Cellar - Making $$ on the Web

Teen Entrepreneur Creates His Own Web Design Company

by LaKecia Shockley / KLTV
12/30/07


7-year old Brandon Adams is an Oregon native, who recently moved to East Texas and at the age of 13 his love for web design took off.

"I was about 10 years old when I got my first computer. I can still remember it, it was a Dell. It's wasn't the newest thing but it wasn't the oldest thing either. It was ok and it worked perfect," says Brandon.  "When I was 13, I decided that I wanted to try to build a web site. I forced myself to read information on the Internet to build knowledge to be able to build a web site."

With help and money from friends Brandon started 3D Virtual Build, Inc., his own web design and development company with employees in India.

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News Cellar - Biz Models

Web users 'getting more selfish'

BBC News
12:04 GMT, Saturday, 24 May 2008 13:04 UK

Jakob Nielsen, Jakob Nielsen

Web users are getting more ruthless and selfish when they go online, reveals research.

The annual report into web habits by usability guru Jakob Nielsen shows people are becoming much less patient when they go online.

Instead of dawdling on websites many users want simply to reach a site quickly, complete a task and leave.

Most ignore efforts to make them linger and are suspicious of promotions designed to hold their attention.

Search rules

Instead, many are "hot potato" driven and just want to get a specific task completed.

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News Cellar - Startup / Entrepreneurship

Guy Kawasaki's latest startup a test for him - and for VCs

By Elise Ackerman / Mercury News
10/01/2007 05:54:29 PM PDT

Guy Kawasaki has founded a new website - Truemors.com. (Karen T. Borchers / Mercury News)

As managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, Guy Kawasaki funded all the really smart ideas he could find. None hit it big.

So earlier this year the guru of Silicon Valley startups decided to fund a really dumb idea that cost as little as possible.

In May, Kawasaki started Truemors, a site specializing in what it calls "true rumors" submitted by readers. It cost less than $13,000 to launch and was almost immediately dubbed "the worst site ever" by a leading European technology news site.

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Personal Growth - Psychology

Bad Habits by Sign and How to Correct Them

By Stephanie Dempsey
Provided by Tarot.com

When to Break It

Some times are better for breaking bad habits than others. The Personal Forecast tells you when big changes are underway.

Nobody's perfect -- every astrology sign has its vices. Fortunately, astrology provides valuable clues for breaking bad habits. Ending these patterns will help you realize your full potential. Here are some tips for conquering those negative behaviors that get in the way of your ultimate happiness.

Aries (March 21 to April 19)
Rams have a habit of pushing to the front of the line, both literally and figuratively. And while this quality has helped Aries get ahead, it can also compromise their relationships. Putting an animal, child or plant in their care can correct the problem. As soon as this sign's nurturing qualities are cultivated, their selfishness will diminish.




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