Tumblr Debuts Its First Desktop App On The Mac App Store

On the heels of the release of Apple’s new Mac OS, OS X Yosemite, blogging platform Tumblr has just rolled out its first official desktop application with the launch of a Tumblr app for the Mac App Store. The app allows users to post to their personal Tumblr blogs from anywhere on the Mac, whether that’s content like links, images or videos you stumble across online, or files you have saved locally to your computer.

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Chobani Founder: ‘Elevate Yourself’ Above Common Sense

How did Hamdi Ulukaya go from being the owner of a decrepit yogurt plant in upstate New York to the CEO of billion-dollar behemoth Chobani?

Here’s a hint: Sometimes, Ulukaya said, common sense is no help. “You have to find a way to elevate yourself to be above common sense,” he said, speaking to an audience of entrepreneurs at the Inc. 5000 conference in Phoenix on Friday. “We cannot do what we have done through the mirrors and lenses of common sense. We have to think something different.”

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How YouTube’s Biggest Star Got His Start

Felix Kjellberg, better known by his online gaming alias “PewDiePie,” has one of the fastest-growing channels on YouTube–a sign of some serious entrepreneurial juice.

PewDiePie posts videos of himself playing video games, along with humorous commentary for viewers. The gamer hit an impressive 30 million followers in September, making his channel the most subscribed and the most viewed on YouTube for the month. His videos also have caused spikes in sales of games he’s featured, such as Slender, Goat Simulator, and Flappy Birds, showing an influence he himself describes as “scary.” But how did he get to where he is today?

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Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai Urges Girls To Participate In Code.org’s Hour Of Code


Young Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has thrown in her support for Code.org’s Hour of Code program to get young women and girls into computer science.

Just days after becoming the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner in history, Yousafzai took to YouTube to implore young women and girls in every country to do one hour of code. “You can do it, even if you don’t have a computer,” she tells the audience.

The program was backed with support from President Obama and a slew of other politicians, celebrities and tech giants such as Microsoft and Google through a grass roots campaign last December. The idea was to get every student to try their hand at coding.

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18 Quotes to Boost Your Productivity Right Now

We all need a boost sometimes.

These quotes provide a little extra push to help you get through the day. Apply them, and you’ll be surprised how your work changes for the better.

1. “In trying to find who you are, be less destructive and more constructive. Look at art or whatever your passion is and be productive.” Nirrimi Joy Hakanson

2. “While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.” Henry C. Link

3. “Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” Peter Drucker 

4. “The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity. Thomas J. Peters

5. “When you waste a moment, you have killed it in a sense, squandering an irreplaceable opportunity. But when you use the moment properly, filling it with purpose and productivity, it lives on forever.” Menachem Mendel Schneerson

6. “So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear. That there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.” Milton Friedman

7. “I have a lot of nervous energy. Work is my best way of channelling that into something productive unless I want to wind up assaulting the postman or gardener.” Ben Stiller

8. “Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” Warren Buffett

9. “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” Paul J. Meyer

10. The productivity of a work group seems to depend on how the group members see their own goals in relation to the goals of the organization.” Ken Blanchard

11. “Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.” Thomas A. Edison

12. “Don’t allow idleness to deceive you, for while you give him today, he steals tomorrow from you.” H. Croccoquill

13. “You need a plan to build a house. To build a life, it is even more important to have a plan or goal.” Zig Ziglar

14. “Happen to things, don’t let things happen to you.” Stephen Covey

15. “In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity, the necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the desire to create.” Raoul Vaneigem

16. “Productivity growth is the only possible way to achieve prosperity.” Mario Draghi

17. “Are your office policies in sync with employee needs and desires? Knowing what keeps your employees happy will not only increase productivity and morale, but will also make employees less likely to quit.” Neil Lebovits

18. “A worker without genius is better than a genius who won’t work.” Leopold Auer


-Courtesy: Inc.com

Why Your Boss Wants You to Make Friends at Work (Infographic)

Strong office friendships don’t just create a more enjoyable work environment. They also pay dividends in the form of higher productivity.

Employees with a best friend at work have a higher commitment to quality and are more likely to say they have the opportunity to do what they do best every day, according to Gallup Business Journal.

The infographic below from OfficeVibe shares 11 reasons why office friendships help build better businesses.

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Adobe Acquires Photo-Editing Platform Aviary

Aviary just announced that it has been acquired by Adobe.

Aviary offers a software development kit to developers who want to add photo-editing capabilities to their apps. Aviary has also created apps of its own, which it says have been downloaded 100 million times, as well as options for advertisers to turn filters and stickers into ads. At the beginning of this year, Aviary announced that the platform had been used toedit 10 billion photos — partners include Yahoo/Flickr, MailChimp and Walgreens.

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