Author Archives: Kristin Johnson

Hack Your Week: 7 Time Management Tips for Optimal Productivity

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Hack Your Week: 7 Time Management Tips for Optimal Productivity

Everyone has 24 hours available in a day. However, some people just get more done. What’s the secret? Organizing time into a productive daily schedule. In other words, it’s important to get good at time management. Having a clear plan for your day ensures you can find time to accomplish both short-term projects and long-term goals.

If you’ve been feeling like you just don’t have enough hours in the day, here are seven tips for organizing your day more effectively. With them, you’ll be able to find time for those back-burner goals that you always intend to work towards (but never actually get to).

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We’ve Got You .COvered

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Data protection and security are hot topics these days. Quite understandably, people want to know whether and to what extent their personal data is being collected, used and shared. As a global domain Registry with over two million domain names under management, it is our responsibility and top priority to safeguard the personal data of our domain registrants.

Currently, when you register a .CO domain name, your Domain Name Provider collects certain information, including your name, address, contact information, and the IP address of the servers on which your domain name is hosted. As a Registry Operator, we collect this information from providers, and make it publically available online in the WHOIS database. We use this information to comply with legal regulations, enforce policies and respond to abuse complaints, among other things.

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.CO’s Icons and Innovators: Jennifer Yang

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Who is Jennifer Yang?

My name is Jennifer Yang, and I am a serial entrepreneur. I am the founder of Co.media and Grit Founder. Co.media serves Chinese companies seeking to enter the overseas market and American companies trying to reach the Chinese market by providing a one-stop service including marketing research, brand localization, media exposure, promotion channel establishment and sales channels establishment. Grit Founder is a platform bringing together cross-border entrepreneurs in China and the United States through online and offline events. Before starting my own businesses, I had been working in cross-border marketing for six years. I once developed and executed the marketing plans targeting China market for iRobot, Rethink Robotics and many other high-tech companies. We have team members from both China and the United States, who have worked for 4A advertising companies, Big Four consulting firms, Fortune 500 companies and domestic listed international brands. Read More >

What’s the Best Way to Nail Your Pitch? Tell a Great Story

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What’s the Best Way to Nail Your Pitch? Tell a Great Story

Every day, worthy business ideas don’t get funded because startups fail to inspire investors with their pitches. Bogged down with details or lacking a clear explanations of critical concepts, presentations often don’t communicate an overarching vision. Without hearing that passion, investors struggle to understand why they should care.

To avoid giving a lackluster pitch, it’s important to learn how to tell a really great story. Analogies, metaphors, and examples all serve to illustrate how your solution meets customer needs and fills a gap in the market without inundating listeners with facts and figures. Here are some pointers for telling your brand’s story so that you can stand out from the crowd, engage investors, and win them over.

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7 Organizations Working on Closing the Tech Gender Gap

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7 Organizations Working on Closing the Tech Gender Gap

Being a woman in technology has its challenges. While progress has been made, the statistics are stacked against you. Women hold 59 percent of the professional jobs in the U.S., but they comprise only 18 percent of technical jobs at Google and 16 percent at Facebook. Industry-wide, women hold only 25 percent of tech jobs. Recent research commissioned from Accenture by Girls Who Code estimates that if current trends continue, the total number of women in computing will fall to 22 percent by 2025.

With the tech gender gap garnering so much attention lately, it’s nice to know that there are organizations dedicated to helping provide educational opportunities for beginners, professional development for women in tech, and information and strategies for organizations looking to improve their gender diversity. These seven organizations are helping to solve the gender gap in computing and STEM by providing women with the opportunities they need to succeed. Read More >