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Yo! Yeah I am Yo Matsuaki…

It seems so simple. So mindless. It’s only slightly less boring than “Hey” or “Hi,” if only because of some perceived aggression or excitement attached to it. But Yo is anything but simple.

Yo currently has over 50,000 active users, after launching as a joke on April Fools’ Day. Users have sent over 4 million Yo’s to each other. Without ever having officially launched, co-founder and CEO Or Arbel managed to secure $1.2 million in funding from a list of unnamed investors, except for co-founder, angel, and Mobli CEO Moshe Hogeg, who participated in the round.

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Amazon Announces The $199 Fire Phone, The First Smartphone With Head-Tracking Technology

The Fire Phone rocks a 4.7-inch IPS screen and is equipped with a 13MP rear-facing camera with image stabilization and a f2.0 lens. Inside is a quad-core 2.2GHz chip, Adreno 330 graphics and 2GB of RAM — not enough to stand tall against the latest Android flagships but enough horsepower to provide a good experience.

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Meet “Spire”, The Wearable Breath Tracker That Calms You Down

“You haven’t taken a deep breath in 30 minutes”. This is the smartest thing a wearable has ever told me. Most fitness trackers just pump out near-meaningless numbers. But Spire could actually make you healthier, happier, and more productive. Just clip the subtle little stone-looking device to your belt or bra, and it measures and visualizes your breathing in real-time on its companion app.

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12 Critical Homepage Elements

The homepage is the most important page on your website because this is where potential customers are most likely to visit first.

1. Headline
2. Sub-Headline
3. Benefits
4. Primary Calls-to-Action
5. Features
6. Customer Proof
7. Success Indicators
8. Navigation
9. Supporting Image
10. Content Offer
11. Resources
12. Secondary Calls-to-Action

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Mobile-First Predictive Sales Tool Clari Raises $20M More To Widen Its Big Data Net

It was just in April that Clari — a mobile-first sales tool that uses data science and predictive analytics to help sales people do their jobs — emerged from stealth with $6 million in backing from Sequoia. Today the company is announcing another funding milestone: a Series B round of $20 million.

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The Tesla Model X SUV Is Coming In Early 2015 With Gull-Wing Doors

Reservation holders for the Tesla Model X received notice today that the electric SUV will hit the production lines early next year. Best of all, Tesla confirms in this email that the gull-wing doors will make the production model and all models will feature all-wheel drive and there will be an option for a third row of seating. These are big updates, but they shouldn’t come as a surprise. Because, you know, Tesla.

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My ‘Friends’ Don’t ‘Like’ Me

The “like” is an interesting form of social currency.
Something funny = 140-150 likes
A fancy cocktail = 125-140 likes
A pretty view = 100-125 likes
Photos of me under age 8 = 100-110 likes
An obnoxious photo from a vacation = 90-100 likes
Obligatory “it’s after 2am and I’m drunk posting” = 75-90 likes
Anytime I try to self promote = 50-75 posts (I get it)
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6 Tactics To Spots Lies In Emails from lifehack.org

The problem with email is the removal of the person from his or her message. You’re given no body language, no facial expressions, no eye movements and no general feeling from the other person.
1. Switching Tenses
2. Limiting Phrases
3. Too Much Emphasis
4. Evasive Language
5. Creating Distance
6. Too Many Words

being lied to repeatedly could mean someone doesn’t respect you enough to tell you the truth, or think you’re smart enough to see what’s going on.

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Think it’s enough to launch your service in English only?

Map: Where Europeans speak English

It shows that though Europeans are very widely exposed to English, there’s a stark regional divide in how comfortable people are with really using it. In Northern Europe, most people can converse in English whereas in Southern Europe they can’t. One big difference is that in smaller countries, television shows imported from the United States tend to be subtitled into Swedish or Dutch whereas in Italy they are dubbed. Subtitling turns every day entertainment into a kind of subsidiary language lesson.

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3 Things Highly Successful People Want You To Know

1. “Always be authentic and true to yourself and your beliefs” – Kay Krill, president and CEO of ANN Inc

2. “Don’t wait for doors to open. Open them yourself” – Denise Morrison, president and CEO of Campbell Soup Company

3. “Follow your purpose and passion” – Kat Cole, president of

Pursue your passion with a passion! Be persistent and don’t let anyone or thing distract you from your mission.

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