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Quick List of Things to Ponder In Entering the Startup World

The startup economy booms in 1999 and it makes it way again in 2014 making a lot of people decided to become an entrepreneur trying to reap fruits from startups and join the gold rush. Some of them even jump out of their companies and join this life and economic changing event. These folks usually take a look into starting their tech business and hoping for top tech companies to acquire them and earn tons of money from it.

They begin their journey with finding people with the common goal and discuss ideas, decide if which one of the ideas are plausible, execute it by building the product or service, put their money to work and then hope for the acquisition to roll in.”Idea” is important in beginning such journey however execution of it matters most. Here’s what Paul Graham said about successful entrepreneurs, “The verb you want to be using with respect to startup ideas is not “think up” but “notice.” At YC we call ideas that grow naturally out of the founders’ own experiences “organic” startup ideas. The most successful startups almost all begin this way.”

I found this infographic showing a quick steps on starting your own company.

Serzfus Startup Technology Quick Tips Infograph

If you really want to be part of the startup world and begin a journey of lifetime in the business world, you might want to check out this list of things to ponder.

  1. Be someone and be good at something. Everyone is good at something and creating a great company begins with people that are great with something. Become a great programmer, an engineer, a manager, marketer or a Sales representative. It is so difficult to begin or be part of a company if you are not great at a job that most startups need to be done.
  2. Go deep in an industry. Most of the great companies today begins with proprietary knowledge in a specific field, like ad technology, insurance, services, supply chain management, information security, or more.
  3. Be part of a great startup. Here’s you can do if you can’t find it yourself or doesn’t have proprietary knowledge or passion. Try following founders who do. Join them early, contribute anything on however you can, learn as much as as much as possible and this might lead you to founding your own company in the future as you get exposed to more people and ideas. You can also read more about this at “Great Startup Tips From Various Successful Entrepreneurs” or ideas and tips from Serzf.com,the official website of Serzfus Startup Technology which is a website dedicated for consolidating tech startup ideas.

 

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Sony Reveals PlayStation 4 One Week Before Release

PS4A week before it was scheduled for release, Sony already revealed its latest model of PlayStation 4 and it was very proud to announced that it is bound for launching the following week without even showing anyone the hardware, for the shot of surprise. It took us months to wait for E3 in Los Angeles to see the new black box and even hardware architect Mark Cerny was kept in the dark just to prolong the suspense but right now, it wasn’t that hard for anyone to see the sharp, angular new look of PS4. But the most interesting part of it was when the innards of the gadget was finally revealed.

Sony engineering director Yasuhiro Ootori both unboxes and tears down the new console, exposing its metallic internals for everyone to see. There’s a satisfyingly chunky heatsink and a predictably small fan, squeezed in alongside an integrated power supply and the usual circuit boards and components. You’ll also find some external details that may have slipped your attention so far, such as the tiny power and eject buttons nestled in the fissure that dissects the matte and glossy parts of the PS4.

Everybody is now counting the days before the one week target will finally arrive. With only a week to go until the PS4’s US release, this will likely be the best view the world gets of the new console before being able to stump up the $399 and take one home. Everybody is looking forward to it.

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Apple Launches New Product ‘iPad Air’

iPad AirThe mobile product drought that Apple Inc. has experienced for the last month has finally ended when the consumer electronics giant launched its new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c handsets, especially even if  pent-up demand is an understatement.

Apple’s early opening for their weekend sales records was crushed by new iPhone models and even if the company do not share the exact split between different models in a product line, it is likely safe to assume that the iPhone 5s is actually the fastest selling smartphone in the history of the category. But right now, Apple has came up with a new idea when it launched what it called its ‘iPad Air’.

The all new full-size iPad is thinner and lighter than any of its predecessors by a substantial margin. In fact according to Apple, the iPad Air 28% lighter than the fourth-generation iPad model — and at 7.5 millimeters thick, it’s also 20% thinner. Despite the slate’s smaller footprint, it still packs in the same 9.7-inch Retina display as well as a bigger battery that lasts an estimated 10 hours per charge.

Apple Inc says that the new A7 processor in the iPad Air provides up to 2 times better CPU performance and up to 2 times better graphics performance than the A6X-powered fourth-generation iPad model. It’s the same 64-bit chipset that powers Apple’s iPhone 5s, and we have seen just how powerful it is compared to the competition. Does it deliver in the iPad Air as well? You’ll have to wait for our full review to find out.

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Google Smartwatch to be Launched Soon

Adina Porter on True BloodSoon, after a few months, Google will finally launch its most famous smartwatch, following Samsung’s critically panned Galaxy Gear. Google has finally came up with an idea of launching something that is next in line with an answer to the nonexistent “iWatch” of Apple.

On Tuesday, a report came out stating that Google Inc. is planning to launch a smartwatch within the next few months and it is going to be better. It says there that Google’s intelligent assistant Google Now will play a key role on the device, but adds a few details.

“The smartwatch will be able to communicate with other devices such as a smartphone, and draw information such as travel schedules from a user’s email through Google Now,” a source tells in a statement. WSJ also says that Google has been working hard to provide decent battery life on its smartwatch, though the bar has not been set particularly high since Samsung’s Gear only lasts for about one day on a charge. We will let you know as soon as this newest gadget will finally come out in the market.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Might be Plastic: Bad News for Samsung Fans

Samsung Galaxy Note3After a thorough review of the new Galaxy Note 3 phablet of Samsung, we loved what we found out since the device marks the start of Samsung’s war on feature spam. We even called it our favorite Samsung phone ever and we wanted to grab more Samsung phones since we find them very promising in terms of features.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 seems quite very perfect because of its monstrous size compared to their rivals Apple and HTC  which use metals and other premium materials on its smartphones. Aside from the size advantage, Samsung also continues to opt for plastics and, in the case of the Note 3, pleather.

Rumors are coming out saying that the company decides to move away from flimsy-feeling plastics on next year’s flagship Galaxy S5 model, but some of its users do not like the idea of it. A report also suggest that this will not be the case and that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S5 handset will not feature a metal case as had been previously rumored. Instead, the site says Samsung will continue to use plastics for the device’s housing. Specifically, Samsung will supposedly carry the leather-look plastic from the Galaxy Note 3′s case over to the new Galaxy S5.

The report goes on to say that Samsung is indeed working on a new metal phone, but it will belong to a new premium smartphone line referred for the time being as to as “Galaxy F.” This is not the first time we’ve heard rumors of a new premium Galaxy F lineup that will feature metal casings. If you were to be asked, what do you prefer?

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Nintendo Shuts Down Wii Console Production for Good

WiiAfter almost seven years of production and with nearly 100 million units sold in just a matter of seven years, Nintendo has finally decided to shut down its Wii console production. Recently this week, Nintendo Japan made an announcement in a form of a short statement presenting the system’s product page that read simply “production over.” The statement signified a specifically subdued closure for a console that had such a dramatic impact on the gaming world. Many users of the unit are wondering if they could ever counter or take their decision back.

The Wii console production was officially introduced to the public last 2006 but before its formal debut, Nintendo used the codename “Revolution.” No one had any idea how descriptive that term would prove to be. While core gamers may mock it today as being too focused on a mainstream audience, the Wii was something we see all too rarely from console makers: an innovative risk.

The loss of Wii will also mean that there would be no Kinect or PlayStation Move as well. Game publishers will also be chasing the core gaming market without the Wii and will even throw nothing but cheap shovelware at the mainstream audience. There’s no telling where Nintendo would be today without Wii.

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Facebook Cancelled Restrictions on Teen Users Sharing with Public

Facebook teensFacebook Inc, one of the largest social networking site on the internet, has  lifted the restrictions placed on teen Facebook users, most especially ages 18 and below, that previously limited who could see their online postings from photos to musings on the world-social network.

The world’s no. 1 social network said that these teenage kids would now be able to manually alter the setting and share information with the public. Until now, a teenager’s postings on Facebook were only viewable to their friends, and to the friends of their friends. But just last Wednesday, Facebook said that the default setting would go out to a narrower group of people when teens do share information on the 1.15billion Facebook users all over the world.

“Teens are among the savviest people using of social media, and whether it comes to civic engagement, activism, or their thoughts on a new movie, they want to be heard,” Facebook said in an announcement of the changes.

“While only a small fraction of teens using Facebook might choose to post publicly, this update now gives them the choice to share more broadly, just like on other social media services,” the company said. This is definitely good news to out teenage Facebook friends as they can post anytime, anywhere and whenever they wanted to.

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Twiiter Pays $10 million for Engineer Christopher Fry

Twitter Engineer PryYou can probably say that among Twitter Inc’s highest paid executives, Engineer Christopher Pry’s name definitely stands out. The company is said to be paying $10million for their engineer, and this is obviously a great deal.

Pry is said to be the senior vice president of engineering and he raked in $10.3 million last year, just a few bucks behind Twitter Chief Executive Dick Costolo who ears around $11.5 million. Reviewing the compensation of these two, it is more than the paychecks of executives such as Chief Technology Officer Adam Messinger, Chief Financial Officer Mike Gupta and Chief Operating Officer Ali Rowghani.

“The number of A-players in Silicon Valley hasn’t grown,” said Iain Grant, a recruiter at Riviera Partners, which specializes in placing engineers at venture-capital backed start-ups. “But the demand for them has gone through the roof.” Silicon Valley is where a shortage of top engineering talent is inflating paychecks amid an explosion of venture capital-backed start-ups. This might be too much, but Pry deserves such pay because of the success of Twitter in becoming one of the world’s largest social networking site along with Facebook. However, some of Facebook’s executives doesn’t seem to have the same compensation.

Some might call that underpaid. Facebook Inc’s VP of engineering, Mike Schroepfer, took in $24.4 million in stock awards the year before the social network’s 2012 initial public offering. He also drew a salary of $270,833 and a bonus of $140,344. But Facebook that year posted revenue of $3.71 billion, 10 times more than Twitter’s $317 million.

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LG Display to Launch Curved Handset Display on November

LG Curved DisplayAs mobile users, we often look for a mobile phone that does not only have wonderful and promising specs, but also an appearance that could sink a thousand ships. Something that is unique and adorable, that is what we are looking for in a mobile phone. And looks like LG Electronics Inc. made way for a more enticing appearance for their smartphones and it is bound to be launched next month.

On Monday, the display unit of LG Electronics Inc. said that the company will start the mass production of their newest curved smartphone displays as the South Korean phone maker plans to launch a smartphone with the new screens next month to catch bigger rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.

Last month, Samsung said that it will be introducing a smartphone with a curved display this October. Samsung is considered to be the world’s top handset maker and it seeks to set the pace of hardware innovation amid the slowing growth in the high-end smartphone market.

It was just one of the mainstreams of the early stages of development to create curved displays and it seems to be working as it allows bendable and foldable designs in order for the users to have mobile and wearable gadgets that has taken new forms and have radically changed the high-end smartphone market.

LG Display Co Ltd said on Monday it has started production of a six-inch display curved top to bottom. LG Electronics plans to launch a smartphone with the curved display in November, a source familiar with the matter said. Watch out for its scheduled launch on November and be the first to grab one.

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Facebook Expands Ad Services

Facebook AdsIn favor of the App Developers online, Facebook is expanding its advertisement services. The largest social networking website online is expanding an advertising service for the purpose of serving best the users of smartphone and tablets and  at the same time considered as the way to bolster its fast-growing mobile business.

Facebook is calling it “mobile app ads” and these advertisements allow companies to promote their mobile apps to the more than 1.15billion users of Facebook. On Tuesday, the company said that this new application will also include new capabilities that are designed to boost the amount of time that consumers use the third-party apps. How cool is that?

Since the start of the year, more than 145 million third-party apps have been installed by Facebook users, said Deb Liu, Facebook’s director of platform monetization, providing the company’s first public data about that portion of its business. Roughly 8,400 advertisers used Facebook’s mobile app ads in the second quarter, Liu said.

One more thing, this new mobile app ads on Facebook is also said to allow the maker to make a travel app to offer to promote an airfare or hotel room service. For example, while a music app like Spotify could promote a band’s new song. Previously, Facebook’s mobile app ads were designed only to entice its users to install a third-party app on their smartphone or tablet, but not to encourage repeat visits to the app. As the company increased its mobile advertising revenue, the shares of Facebook have already been doubled since the month of July and it is expected to still expand and gain more profit after this app is installed.

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