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Best Free Classified Sites for Ad Posting

Best Free Classified Sites for Ad Posting 

Classified Sites :- is a form of online free advertising system. Classfied sites are two types free and paid so you can and should use both sites to your business and services. If you use the large number of paid and free classified sites then you can easily target the more different groups of people to whom you can advertise. Classified websites can boost your website traffic and this technique use by many webmasters to improve search engine optimization . Classified websites help people to promote small business online. Top high pr sites provides good backlinks that can improve your site rank in search engine results pages (SERP). Using below all free classified sites, you can easily post any type of ad on the internet without paying money(means completely free) & without registration.   - Alexa rank = 42   |  Similarweb rank = 45 world largest classified advertisements service. Carigslist founded by Carig Newmark 1995. According carigslist 60 million visitors use craigslist and 30 billion page views per month.   - Alexa rank = 752   |  Similarweb rank = 559
Backpage is another best classified service. This website is second largest classified site in the world. 3.2 million US monthly users use this site. 120+ employees work in this company.   - Alexa rank = 873   |  Similarweb rank = 843 is most popular in united kingdom. 20% UK audience use this site. was founded by Simon Crookall and Michael Pennington in may 2000. In march 2005 acquired by ebay corporation. this site can be used without registration.   - Alexa rank = 9,930   |  Similarweb rank = 16,615 was founded by ebay inc. in 2005. The world best consumer to consumer corporation, it was founded in 1994 by Pierre Omidyar. 100 million visitors use ebay and 33,500 employees work in this company. Ebay connect sellers and buyers globally.   - Alexa rank = 289   |  Similarweb rank = 1,254 india largest free classified ad posting site. Quikr was developed by Pranay Chulet in june 2008. It more successful in india.   - Alexa rank = 440   |  Similarweb rank = 1,554
OLX - newyork based online classified website. The olx was founded by Alec Oxenford and Fabrice Grinda in may 2006. The second most popular service in india.   - Alexa rank = 4,420   |  Similarweb rank = 7,696
1 million world wide visitors use this service its page rank 7 so its good for backlink. You can use this service without registration (sign up).   - Alexa rank = 6,691   |  Similarweb rank = 9,303 most popular service in the world. It was founded by Craig Donato, Faith Sedlin, Scott Kister and excite.   - Alexa rank = 11,247   |  Similarweb rank = 27,474   - Alexa rank = 29,958   |  Similarweb rank = 185,407

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Google launches Android for Work as it tries to integrate itself deeper into the business world

anks to BYOD, many Android users are already using their Android devices for work. Today, Google finally launched its play for businesses and filled in the gaps about its Android for Work platform strategy.
While Android for Work was announced at Google I/O 2014, director product manager Rajen Sheth shared more details about Google’s plan to make the Android devices you already own ready for a managed IT environment.
gfw device ui 2x 220x418 Google launches Android for Work as it tries to integrate itself deeper into the business worldThe largest news is that there will be two separate environments (personal and work) at the OS level for Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and beyond. But unlike BlackBerry’s secure work environment which has you switch back and forth between profiles, the Android for Work profile is integrated within a user’s personal profile.
Android for Work apps are signified with an app icon with a work badge that looks like a lunch box in an orange circle so users know whether they are launching a personal app or work-related app.
For users on older devices, an Android for Work app for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and later is available that offers many of the same features.
Within that work environment, IT departments can deploy apps and manage work data. This includes a Chrome for Work browser built specifically to work within the security constrains of many companies and allows users to to securely connect a business intranet.
0225 andforworkswitcher 220x391 Google launches Android for Work as it tries to integrate itself deeper into the business worldOutside the launcher, notifications and the app switcher also show the work badge. But while you’re in an Android for Work app, there is nothing that show you’re using a work related app beyond what information is available. For example, if you have Chrome for Work open, it looks just like regular Chrome until you try to do something your IT department doesn’t want you to do.
For the security conscious, the work environment is sandboxed down to the kernel with individual apps also managed based on the whims of the IT department. You can’t copy and paste between a work app and the rest of the phone. Sharing via a Work app is also controlled.
0225 andworkplay 220x350 Google launches Android for Work as it tries to integrate itself deeper into the business worldApp installation is managed as well with the Google Play for Work app. The app, like everything else in Android for Work, is controlled by a company’s enterprise department. The department determines what can be seen and installed via the app.
“Part of security is what’s at the core, but the other part of security is really control,” said Sheth. To that end, a lot of today’s announcement focused on what the IT department manages on these devices.
Google has also lined up partners for today’s launch that include Citrix, SAP, BlackBerry and others on the management side. Samsung, HTC are Motorola are just some of the partners on the device side, with Box, Adobe and Salesforce building apps for the system. Of course, there’s also Google’s own productivity apps.
Today’s launch pits Google against Microsoft in the war for your managed devices. If an IT department has already deployed Google’s email and productivity suite company-wide, it could be a no brainer to upgrade to Android for Work. But it’ll be interesting to see if companies see this more secure Android environment as a last piece of the puzzle that pulls them into the Google-centric work world.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Apple to spend $2 billion on clean energy data centers in Ireland and Denmark

Apple is investing €1.7 billion ($1.93 billion) in two data centers in Europe, both running on 100% renewable energy, the company announced Monday.
The new facilities, each measuring 166,000 square meters (545,000 square feet) will be located in Athenry, Ireland, and Viborg, Denmark. Apple expects the data centers, which will power several of Apple's online services, including iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Maps and Siri, to become operational in 2017.
“This significant new investment represents Apple’s biggest project in Europe to date," said Apple CEO Tim Cook in a statement.
The most interesting aspect of the two new data centers is Apple's focus on clean energy and the protection of the environment. The facility in Ireland, for example, will provide an outdoor education space for schools in the area, as well as a walking trail, while the one in Denmark will capture excess heat from the equipment located inside and redirect it into the district's heating system.
The investment in Ireland comes after the Government there decided to phase out the tax arrangement known as the “double Irish” that allowed companies like Apple, Facebook and Google to substantially reduce their tax liabilities.
In the press release accompanying the announcement, Apple also dropped a few interesting figures regarding its operations in Europe. According to the company, Apple now directly employs 18,300 people in 19 European countries (2,000 of those were added in the last 12 months alone), and supports nearly 672,000 European jobs.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Where's the Best Place to Launch Your Startup?

SaaS and app startups can literally be anywhere in the world. With the cloud, both sales and support functions are virtual — a top-notch software company no longer needs a large local sales force to sell its product via tons of in-person meetings. This opens up the possibility of launching your startup anywhere from Bozeman, Mont., to Tampa, Fla.
To find the best entrepreneurial hotspot these days, you might look at the top locations for venture capital investments or where the cost of living is lowest. But where’s the best place for you to launch your startup?

You aren't necessarily going to depend on a list. You’ll probably factor in where you’re already living, where your current support network is and other personal matters. Maybe you prioritize cost of living, specifically the affordability of owning a home.
If you’re thinking about launching a new startup and aren’t sure where you want to land, here are a few factors to consider:

1. Your Personal Support Network

Lists of the top startup hotspots aren’t going to take into account your personal situation: where your friends and family are, what your interests are, etc. Building a business involves hard, often stress-inducing work. You may want an established support system of friends and family nearby.
Likewise, if there’s a particular climate or activity you’re drawn to (like skiing, museums or kayaking), make that a factor in choosing a location. Your goal is to build a happy, well-rounded life that includes being an entrepreneur — don’t sacrifice personal happiness to focus solely on a startup.

2. Cost of Living

Popular spots such as San Francisco, Menlo Park and New York City come with a price tag.For instance, the median rent in New York City tops $3,000 per month, compared to the national average of about $1,000 per month.
There’s no question that monthly expenses can make a big impact in a young entrepreneur’s ability to bootstrap his or her business. NerdWallet offers a cost of living calculator with which you can compare salary needs, housing, transportation and food costs between two cities. However, you shouldn’t necessarily make a decision based solely on where things will be the cheapest; expensive areas such as Silicon Valley have more to offer in terms of mentors, talent, meetups and other resources.

3. Access to VC Funding

If you’re looking for angels or venture capitalists to fund your startup, then geography does matter. The top five cities for VC investments are San Francisco, San Jose, New York City, Boston and Los Angeles (see the full list of fifteen here).
Investors tend to be attracted to locally based startups, as it enables them to be more involved and draw from their local network of resources. Of course, few startups will actually get their seed funding or Series A, so it’s important to consider other options for capital, such as a business loan, grant or self-funding.

4. Healthy Startup Ecosystem

By basing your startup in an established area like Silicon Valley, Boston or New York, you can more easily tap into an exciting ecosystem of peers, mentors and visionaries. You’ll find weekly meetups and co-located offices serving as the staging ground for startups. You can learn from others who have succeeded or failed, as well as find unique opportunities to collaborate with other startups.
Keep in mind that you can find pockets of startup activity outside of Silicon Valley and New York, including Reston, Va., Vancouver, B.C., and Austin, Texas — to name just a few.

5. Local Talent Pool

In the very early stages, you may not be thinking about hiring and expansion, but in order to grow a successful business, you’ll need employees, and strong employees at that. By being close to other startups and established companies, you can tap into talent, and won’t have to pay for relocation costs.
In addition, you can benefit from being nearby a strong academic center, as you’ll have a pool of young graduates to pull from; they’ll be more likely to take a risk on a new startup than those who are further along in their careers.

6. The Legal Perspective: Where to Incorporate

Beyond the question of where to physically set up shop, you’ll need to decide where you’d like to establish your business from a legal perspective. In other words, you need to pick the state where you’ll incorporate or form an LLC (limited liability company) for the business.
You often hear of companies incorporating in Delaware, Wyoming or Nevada.That’s because Delaware offers flexible, pro-business statutes, while Wyoming and Nevada offer low filing fees, in addition to no state corporate income, franchise and personal income taxes. But this doesn’t necessarily mean that these three states are right for your situation.
The general rule of thumb is that if your business will have five shareholders or less, you should incorporate in the state where you actually live or have a physical office. That’s because whenever you incorporate in a different state than where you're located, you’re considered operating out of state and will have added fees and paperwork. And the benefits of incorporating in Delaware, Nevada or Wyoming won’t be as strong for a small company to counterbalance the added fees and hassle.
Let’s say you’re physically located in California, but decide to incorporate in Nevada. You’ll still have to pay state taxes to California because you do business there, in addition to forking over extra fees for being out of state (because California will see you as a Nevada company doing business in the state).
But, if you will have more than five shareholders, then it makes sense to speak with a lawyer or tax expert to determine if incorporating in Delaware or another state will be advantageous.

The Bottom Line

No article or top-ranked list can tell you what specific location makes the most sense for your business and personal situation. If you’re thinking of moving across the country to set up shop, it’s wise to take a few trips out there first.
Attend several meetups. Talk to some entrepreneurs and investors who make up the local community there. Weigh all the factors carefully and decide what’s most important to you.

6 Creative Cover Letters for Job App Inspiration

Your cover letter is supposed to catch a prospective employer's eye, but that's easier said than done when it's buried under a pile of applications. As a result, nearly every professional has his or her own advice when it comes to writing one of these formal introductions and bids for employment.

There's a typical formula many follow, but some job hopefuls have tried more inventive techniques to get their applications noticed. While success isn't guaranteed, these individuals chose more creative paths on the road to employment.

Whether you're looking for ideas to improve your job search, or you just want to see what people are willing to do to get an interview, here are six impressive cover letters that can inspire you to up your application game.

1. The Direct Approach

Lindsay Blackwell wanted to be social media director of the University of Michigan. Instead of typing up a typical cover letter, the tried and (sometimes) true method, she created a website with a video directed at Lisa Rudgers, the university's vice president for global communications and strategic Initiatives.
While Blackwell didn't ultimately get the job, she did land an interview for the position — an impressive feat on its own.

2. Using the Changing Communication Landscape

A PR practitioner looking for a job, uploaded his professional information to YouTube rather than creating a traditional cover letter and resume. Anthony's interactive video application included a breakdown of his skills and timeline for potential employers. It showed his video-producing and editing knowledge as well as his ability to use online resources.
In the end, it helped him land a job at Manc Frank. If a simple series of videos is enough to get you noticed, the sky's the limit.

3. The Power of Being Honest

Sometimes employers appreciate sheer honesty above well-written prose and assertions of dedication and passion. An unnamed applicant applied for a summer internship on Wall Street with a short but honest letter.
Whether the lack of embellishment helped secure the position for the student is unknown, but it made quite a splash online and proved that honesty really can be the best policy.

4. A Little Design Goes a Long Way

With a company as geared to the visual as Instagram, it can take more than a well-worded letter to catch the team's attention.
Twenty-year-old Alice Lee used her design skills to create an interactive website, complete with an Instagram stream with the social network's API. Instagram didn't end up hiring Lee, but she did get to speak to CEO Kevin Systrom, and Lee's site eventually led to an internship with another company.

5. Using the Product Itself

If the company you're interested in makes a specific product, integrating it into your cover letter will show that you're not only familiar with the company, but also that you're resourceful.
For Hanna Phan, the product she needed to use was a slideshow creator. Her imaginative cover letter for SlideRocket incorporated their technology and her style to create an engaging cover letter. If anything, Phan proves that all it takes is a little extra effort and knowledge of a product to make a lasting impression on potential bosses.

6. Using Ads to Your Advantage

Most of us have Googled ourselves at least once or twice, if only to make sure that nothing strange turns up with our names. With that in mind, Alec Brownstein decided to buy ads that would appear when specific people searched for creative directors' names, or more importantly, when said directors Googled themselves.
The ads led to Brownstein's site with a message that simply read, "Googling yourself is a lot of fun. Hiring me is fun, too." Brownstein now works at Y&R New York, and the ads only cost him $6. It isn't exactly a cover letter, but it isn't a bad strategy.

Most Businesses Still Don't Budget for Mobile Technology

The use of mobile technology has likely helped to improve your business in many ways, but are you saving room in your budget for it? Probably not, according to a new study from accounting solutions provider Sage North America.

Businesses in the construction, food and beverage; and manufacturing and distribution industries overwhelmingly agreed that mobile technology has positively impacted their businesses, the study reported. However, the vast majority of those businesses are simply purchasing mobile solutions when they need them, without setting an annual budget for them.
In the manufacturing and distribution sector, 74% of those surveyed said they do not set a budget for mobile technology, even though 51% of business owners in the industry reported using mobile devices and applications to access work-related materials while they're away from the office. In addition, 72% of manufacturing and distribution businesses felt that mobile technology positively impacts customer service.

Seventy-three percent of food and beverage industry businesses also reported that mobile technology positively impacts customer service, but 76% of companies reported not setting a budget for it.
In the construction industry, despite 77% of companies reporting that smartphones have had a positive impact on their organizational productivity, a mere 14% set a budget for mobile technology.
So why aren't more businesses budgeting for mobile technology?
Joe Langner, executive vice president and general manager of mid-market solutions for Sage North America, noted that more than 40% of the businesses they surveyed reported that they have a BYOD (bring your own device) policy in place. Since their expenses in this area are relatively small because they're not providing devices to their employees, many business owners don't feel the need to budget for mobile tech, Langner said.
"[It's] clear that businesses are seeing the productivity gains, proving that it's worthwhile to suggest that companies plan for mobile — whether it's a specific line-item expense or it's an official BYOD policy," Langner said.
The study surveyed businesses in both the United States and Canada.
This article originally published at BusinessNewsDaily here

Old Coders: When Programming Is a Second Career

Liz Beigle-Bryant took her first programming class, BASIC, in 1973. At the time, computers were part of the math departments instead of the engineering departments, she recalls. And because she had a background in family art, everyone at her high school discouraged her from doing so.
Beigle-Bryant, now 57, didn't revisit coding again until a couple of years ago, when she signed up for Codecademy's free online tutorials. Though there was no immediate payoff, she found learning the skill helped ease the inevitable discouragement that comes during a job hunt.

"I felt like I was accomplishing something instead of wasting time on Facebook or [playing] phone games," she says. "It helped me feel better about myself so I could project a better image."
In 2011, Beigle-Bryant was part of a round of layoffs at Microsoft, where she had worked as an administrative assistant. That career path was, by her estimate, her fourth one. Others included a job as a costume designer on the short-lived series Hypernauts in 1996, which at least got her a mention on IMBD.

In her mid-50s, Beigle-Bryant decided on a fifth career. During her unemployed period, she spent up to eight hours a day on Codecademy learning HTML and, later, Python. Eventually, she accrued the skills to land a job at the University of Washington (where she has held various roles, including migrating data), though she wound up falling back on her business administration background. Though it wasn't exactly what she had in mind, Beigle-Bryant says she's thankful. "As you get older, you're an expensive commodity [to an employer]."

Faced with similar situations of unemployment, many bemoan their fates and even give up looking for work. Others, like Beigle-Bryant, learn new skills such as programming to make themselves more attractive job candidates. 

The U.S. unemployment rate in July was 6.2%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The rate for programmers, meanwhile, is 1.3%, and the segment is projected to grow 8% over the next decade or so. Some recruiters believe there are as many as five jobs open for every applicant. As a result, the median salary for a programmer is $76,140, versus a median of $46,440 for all jobs.

The shortage of qualified applicants has led employers to lower their standards. A computer science degree is now a bonus rather than a requirement. Oftentimes, successful hires aren't even college graduates.

"I would say [we're looking for] anybody that can program," says Nicole Tucker, a recruiter for iCIMS, a New Jersey-based SaaS provider. "It's definitely the ability to be a problem solver. They have to be intellectually curious." Tucker adds that iCIMS has hired people who have learned to program via Codecademy or Coursera, another tech company that offers open online courses.
Stephen Babineau opted for something a bit more rigorous. Earlier this year, Babineau, who is a comparatively young 27, was accepted into Code Fellows, a Seattle-based company that provides intense boot camp-like courses that promise programming proficiency — even if you've never coded in your life.

Babineau, a former production assistant on Breaking Bad, among other projects, grew tired of 14-hour workdays. He also envisioned himself having a hard time with the physical demands of the job as he got older, which led him to try out for Code Fellows. Despite a lack of any programming knowledge, he was accepted and moved to Seattle for an eight-week program in the spring.

It was hard work. Babineau says he studied at Code Fellows 12 hours a day, five days a week — and then did homework on nights and weekends.In about the sixth week of the program, I got horrific eye strain," he says. "I talked to the teacher and he said take a night off, your sanity will much improve." Babineau took the advice and made it through the final leg of the program.
But it wasn't all drudgery. "I actually found that I enjoyed programming," he says.
Tucker says she looks for that passion in potential hires. The problem is, mid-career switchers aren't necessarily motivated — at least at first — by a love of coding. Inevitably, the lure of a higher salary and job stability have trumped their initial passion. That's why people are switching in the first place.

A recent study shows that switching careers solely for money and stability is a bad choice. Amy Wrzesniewski, an associate professor of organizational behavior at the Yale School of Management, and Barry Schwartz, a professor of psychology at Swarthmore College, who led the study, looked at 11,320 cadets in nine entering classes at the United States Military Academy at West Point. They found that those with strong internal motives for success did better than those who were highly internally motivated but also strongly influenced by "instrumental" motives like the ability to secure a job later in life.

"Remarkably, cadets with strong internal and strong instrumental motives for attending West Point performed worse on every measure than did those with strong internal motives but weak instrumental ones. They were less likely to graduate, less outstanding as military officers and less committed to staying in the military," the professors wrote in the New York Times.
In other words, if you like fixing things and solving puzzles, you'll probably be a better coder and enjoy work more than someone who is merely doing it for the paycheck. But that goes for many lines of work.

It's not always clear, however, if you'll enjoy coding. So you might try Ryan Hanna's method.
Hanna, now 30, spent his first seven years in the workforce in IT. He had a very limited knowledge of coding, so he started teaching himself via Codecademy in 2012. Starting with HTML, he moved on to CSS and JavaScript. "I've been through every one of their things," he says. Eventually, he was putting in 16 hours a week. "Sometimes I forced myself to do 30 minutes. Other times, I picked my head up and three hours had gone by." After five months of this, Hanna began working on building an app called Sworkit, which generates random exercise routines to meet your schedule.

Hanna thought 100 downloads sounded like an exciting number. But after the website Lifehacker ran a story on Sworkit, he got 10,000 downloads in the first month. This year, Hanna sold Sworkit to Nexercise, which hired him as well. He now has a whole new career.

It doesn't always turn out that way. Zach Sims, cofounder of Codecademy, says a minority of students finish Codecademy course — which is what you might expect since anyone can start one. Either way, since the courses are free, it can't hurt to try. "There is this common misconception that programming involves deep math knowledge, Sims says. "But it's gotten easy and abstract enough for most people."

At the very least, spending a few hours on Codecademy will offer a better understanding of some of the technologies that largely pervade our lives in 2014. "It's never going to hurt to understand or demystify the technology," Tucker, the iCIMS recruiter, says. "Even if you don't ever land a programmer job."

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Top 10 Tech Companies for Culture and Values

Some companies know exactly how to make their employees happy, and Twitter is at the top of the list.
The social media giant ranked No. 1 out of 25 companies with the best culture and values, according to a new report from job community site Glassdoor.
From Google to Facebook to Apple, 11 tech companies managed to make the list — more than any other industry.
Results were based on feedback from people who know these companies the best — their employees. Culture and value ratings were based on a five-point scale, with "1" representing "very dissatisfied," "3" meaning "OK" and "5" standing for "very satisfied."
Here, we've highlighted the top 10 tech companies for the best cultures and values.

1. Twitter

The social network won the overall top spot for culture and values. It received a 4.5 rating out of 5 on Glassdoor.
"Team meetings on the roof are the best, [and there's] great teamwork and a lot of smart people. I love how the 10 core values drive the company to always be better," a Twitter software engineer said for the survey.

2. Google

Google actually earned the No. 3 spot in the overall company list, but ranked number 2 among tech companies. It received a 4.4 rating.
"Each employee does not mind helping the other out if [he is] stuck. I feel it is encouraged to reach out to others," a Google software engineer said.

3. Riverbed Technology

Riverbed Technology came in at number 4 in the overall company list, but landed in the third spot among tech companies. Employees gave the company's culture and values a 4.3 rating.
"It is a great culture where employees are encouraged to take responsibility and are empowered to innovate," a Riverbed Technology employee said. "The company is moving in the right direction with respect to vision and shareholder."

4. Facebook

Facebook landed in fifth on the top 25 list, but ranked No. 4 among tech companies. It earned a 4.3 rating.
"Facebook truly values the important things in life — to me, at least," a Facebook user operations associate said. "The culture and dialog is open about everything. Whether it's with your manager, on your team or concerning a company-wide issue."

5. National Instruments

ational Instruments came in eighth on the original top 25 list, but made it to the fifth spot on the tech list. Employees gave the company a 4.2 rating.
"The company culture is fantastic. People are approachable, the attitudes are positive, there's a lot of energy in every department," a National Instruments employee told Glassdoor.

6. Intuit

Intuit claimed the 11th spot out of the top 25, but jumped to No. 6 among tech companies. It received a 4.1 rating.
"Intuit values their employees and has the best attributes of Silicon Valley companies, while being committed to diversity and 'we care and give back,'" an Intuit employee said.

7. CDW

CDW came in 13th place on the overall list, but ranked No. 7 on the tech list. The company received a 4.1 rating on Glassdoor.
"[The people] really want to help you. The culture truly promotes the coworker and you do have a say in a large company,” said a CDW corporate account manager.

8. Apple

Apple took the 15th spot on the overall top 25 list, but landed in the eighth spot among tech companies. The corporation received a 4.1 rating.
"Everyone shares a common goal to make the best products for the consumer, and it shows in most conversations you have," an Apple software engineering manager said.

9. Citrix Systems

Sitting at No. 19 on the overall list, Citrix Systems earned ninth place among tech companies with a 4.0 rating.
"There is an ongoing commitment to improve the customer journey and ensure our product strategy is well-defined," a senior manager at Citrix Systems said.

10. Adobe

Adobe landed at No. 20 on the overall culture and values list, but climbed to tenth place in tech with a solid 4.0 rating.

"Great perks, benefits. Adobe strives to be a good corporate citizen, fosters innovation and creativity," an Adobe employee said.

Wondering which other companies made the list? Check out the full report from Glassdoor below.

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