10 awesome websites to find background music for your videos

Find great background music for your Youtube videos

Free Music Archive – Free Music Archive lets you search by the type of Creative Commons license you’re willing to work with, or you can filter out only background music in the public domain.

GerryMusic – Gerry Music offers free background music for personal use with Creative Commons attribution.

Incompetech – Incompetech offers background music with different styles like jazz, rock, classics, macabre and more and tracks are available free of charge with proper attribution.

Internet Archives NetLabels – Internet Archives NetLabels offers tracks produced by independent virtual record labels.

TuneTrack – TuneTrack Commercial is a collection of royalty-free tracks with one-time license fees.

Opsound – Opsound offers free to use the music for any purpose, but commercial users should request permission from the creator.

BeatPick – BeatPick allows you to license a song indicating what you’re using it for, which dictates the cost of the license.

Jamendo – Jamendo offers different tracks for different types of video ads, including Facebook, YouTube, radio and TV.

MagnaTune – MagnaTune works directly with artists and states that 50% of the license fee goes directly to the music’s creator.

IMATunes – The German IMATunes offers royalty free tracks without costs “now and in the future”.


Source: Larry Kim

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Awesome tools to help you create your online shop immediately

Start today!

  • BIG CARTEL – Big Cartel is a simple shopping cart for clothing and tee designers, bands, record labels, jewelry makers, crafters, and other artists.
  • CELERY – Celery helps new product companies setup pre-order ecommerce or custom reward-based crowdfunding campaigns.
  • GUMROAD – Gumroad enables creators to sell directly to their audience — so that they can make a living doing what they love.
  • HIGHWIRE – Highwire Commerce allows you to create your own online store in just minutes!
  • TICTAIL -Tictail is a social shopping destination for shoppers to discover emerging designers around the world
  • SHOPIFY – Build your online store with Shopify’s ecommerce software and easily sell in person with Shopify’s iPad POS.
  • NEAR ME – Near Me is a peer-to-peer commerce solution enabling anyone to setup their own branded marketplace.
  • SQUARESPACE – Squarespace lets you easily create a fully integrated ecommerce website and accept payments instantly.
  • LEMONSTAND – Grow beyond the limits of shopping carts built for part-time merchants with LemonStand’s eCommerce platform.
  • SPACES – Create landing pages integrated with payments in no time, with Spaces, for free.
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Killer services that will help bring your idea to life

MVP, prototypes, landing pages…

QUICKMVP – A simple tool that helps you test any new business idea in just 5 minutes. MVP = Minimum Viable Product.

GENERATOR – Generator is the easiest way to make a landing page for your startup.

PROTO.IO – Proto.io is a web platform enabling users to create fully interactive mobile app prototypes.

LAUNCHROCK – Use LaunchRock to Start Now and Launch Your Landing Page in Minutes. Acquire, engage and grow your audience with powerful social sharing tools & analytics that drive user growth.

INSTAPAGE – Instapage makes building and A/B split testing landing pages simple.

MARVEL -Turn sketches, mockups and designs into web, iPhone, iOS, Android and Apple Watch app prototypes

UNTORCH – A fully automated referral program for email signups

STRIKINGLY -Strikingly is a website builder for anyone to build a gorgeous, mobile-friendly website easily. Quick, simple and stylish

BLOCS APP – Build beautiful websites without touching a line of code with Blocs app.

POP – POP helps you transform your pen + paper ideas into a real working prototype.

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Most powerful women in Europe, Middle East and Africa

They got the power!

  1. Ana Botín – Executive Chairman (Banco Santander)
  2. Alison Cooper – CEO (Imperial Tobacco)
  3. Annika Falkengren – President and CEO (SEB Group)
  4. Güler Sabancı – Chairman and Managing Director (Sabancı Holding)
  5. Ornella Barra – President and CEO of Global Wholesale and International Retail, EVP (Walgreens Boots Alliance)
  6. Patricia Barbizet – CEO and Chairman, Christie’s International; CEO, Artémis (Groupe Artémis)
  7. Carolyn McCall – CEO (EasyJet)
  8. Véronique Laury – CEO (Kingfisher)
  9. Moya Greene – CEO (Royal Mail)
  10. Dominique Senequier – President (Ardian)
  11. Maria Ramos – Group CEO (Barclays Africa)
  12. Dominique Leroy – CEO (Proximus)
  13. Nancy McKinstry – Chairman and CEO (Wolters Kluwer)
  14. Shelley Broader – CEO and President, EMEA (Walmart)
  15. Serpil Timuray – Regional CEO, AMAP (Vodafone)
  16. Lubna Olayan – Deputy Chairperson and CEO (Olayan Financing)
  17. Elizabeth Corley – Global CEO (Allianz Global Investors)
  18. Isabelle Ealet – Global Co-Head of Securities (Goldman Sachs)
  19. Isabelle Kocher – Deputy CEO and COO (Engie)
  20. Pascale Witz – Executive Vice President, Global Divisions and Strategic Development (Sanofi)
  21. Margarita Louis-Dreyfus – Chairperson of Supervisory Board (Louis Dreyfus Holding)
  22. Marina Berlusconi – Chairman, Mondadori Group; Executive Chairman, Fininvest (Fininvest Group)
  23. Rakefet Russak-Aminoach – CEO and President (Leumi Group)
  24. Emma Walmsley – CEO, GSK Consumer Healthcare (GSK)
  25. Ann Cairns – President, International Markets (MasterCard)

Source: Fortune

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10 powerful websites to help you make beautiful presentations

The best presentations ever!

  1. Prezi – The presentation software that uses motion, zoom, and spatial relationships to bring your ideas to life and make you a great presenter
  2. Slidebean – Presentation software that designs the slides automatically. Just add your content, our online presentation tools will create a professional design
  3. SlideCarnival – Find free presentation templates and focus on communicating your ideas. Use these free template designs to give your audience a memorable experience.
  4. Swipe – With Swipe, you can quickly create and share beautiful, interactive, online presentations on any device.
  5. FlowVella – Create stunning presentations from your Mac or iPad – share them with anyone.
  6. Silk – Silks contain data on a specific topic. Anyone can browse a Silk to explore data and create beautiful interactive charts, maps and web pages.
  7. SlideShare – Discover, Share, and Present presentations and infographics with the world’s largest professional content sharing community.
  8. ChartBlocks – Build charts online with the easy to use ChartBlock chart designer interface. Upload your data then set to work designing your chart.
  9. infogr.am – Create infographics and interactive online charts. It’s free and super-easy!
  10. Haiku Deck – Haiku Deck makes it a snap to create beautiful presentations that will wow your audience

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The “Unicorns”: Startups valued valued $1 billion or more

Rich Startups!

  1. Uber (San Francisco, United States) – Transportation services – $62 billion
  2. Xiaomi (Beijing, China) – Consumer electronics – $45 billion
  3. Airbnb (San Francisco, United States) – Lodging services- $25.5 billion
  4. Palantir (Palo Alto, United States) – Data analytics software- $20.5 billion
  5. Snapchat (Venice, United States) – Social media- $16 billion
  6. Didi Kuaidi (Beijing, China) – Transportation services – $16 billion
  7. Flipkart (Bangalore, India) – E-commerce- $15 billion
  8. China Internet Plus (Beijing, China) – Internet services- $15 billion
  9. SpaceX (Hawthorne, United States) – Aerospace- $12 billion
  10. Pinterest (San Francisco, United States) – Social media – $11 billion
  11. WeWork (New York, United States) – Coworking – $10 billion
  12. Lufax (Shanghai, China) – Financial services – $10 billion
  13. Dropbox (San Francisco, United States) – Cloud storage – $10 billion
  14. Theranos (Palo Alto, United States) – Health care – $9 billion
  15. Spotify (Stockholm, Sweden) – Streaming media – $8.5 billion
  16. Zhong An (Hong Kong) – Insurance – $8 billion
  17. DJI (Beijing, China) – Robotics – $8 billion
  18. Lyft (San Francisco, United States) – Transportation – $5.5 billion
  19. Intarcia Therapeutics (Boston, United States) – Biotechnology – $5.5 billion
  20. Stripe (San Francisco, United States) – Mobile payments – $5 billion
  21. Stemcentrx (San Francisco, United States) – Cancer treatments – $5 billion
  22. Snapdeal (New Delhi, India) – E-commerce – $5 billion
  23. Ola (aka Olacabs; dba Ani Technologies) (Bangalore, India) – Transportation – $5 billion
  24. Coupang (Seoul, South Korea) – E-commerce- $5 billion
  25. Zenefits (dba YourPeople) (San Francisco, United States) – Business Software – $4.5 billion
  26. Vice Media (New York, United States) – Media & entertainment – $4 billion
  27. Social Finance (aka SoFi) (San Francisco, United States) – Financial services – $4 billion
  28. Tanium (Emeryville, United States) – Business software – $3.7 billion
  29. UCar (dba Shenzhou Zuche) (Beijing, China) – Transportation  – $3.6 billion
  30. Credit Karma (San Francisco, United States) – Financial software – $3.5 billion
  31. Global Fashion Group (London, United Kingdom) – E-commerce – $3.4 billion
  32. Meizu (Zhuhai, China) – Consumer electronics – $3.3 billion
  33. Jawbone (dba AliphCom) (San Francisco, United States) – Consumer electronics – $3.3 billion
  34. CloudFlare (San Francisco, United States) – Web publishing – $3.2 billion
  35. Machine Zone (Palo Alto, United States) – Video games – $3.1 billion
  36. Delivery Hero (Berlin, Germany) – Food delivery – $3.1 billion
  37. Wish (dba ContextLogic) (San Francisco, United States) – E-commerce – $3 billion
  38. Vancl (Beijing, China) – E-commerce – $3 billion
  39. Sogou (Beijing, China) – Search engine – $3 billion
  40. Moderna Therapeutics (Cambridge, United States) – Biotechnology – $3 billion
  41. Legendary Entertainment (Burbank, United States) – Film – $3 billion
  42. Fanatics (Jacksonville, United States) – E-commerce – $3 billion
  43. Ele.me (Shanghai, China) – Food delivery – $3 billion
  44. DocuSign (San Francisco, United States) – Business software – $3 billion
  45. Bloom Energy (Sunnyvale, United States) – Alternative energy – $3 billion
  46. Slack (San Francisco, United States) – Business software – $2.9 billion
  47. HelloFresh (Berlin, Germany) – Food delivery – $2.9 billion
  48. Powa (London, United Kingdom) – Mobile payments – $2.7 billion
  49. Klarna (Stockholm, Sweden) – Mobile payments – $2.5 billion
  50. InMobi (San Francisco, United States) – Advertising – $2.5 billion

Source: Fortune

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The most powerful women in USA

Girl power!

  1. Mary Barra – CEO (General Motors)
  2. Indra Nooyi – CEO and Chairman (PepsiCo)
  3. Ginni Rometty – CEO, Chairman, and President (IBM)
  4. Marillyn Hewson – CEO, Chairman, and President (Lockheed Martin)
  5. Ellen Kullman – CEO and Chairman (DuPont)
  6. Abigail Johnson – CEO and President (Fidelity Investments)
  7. Meg Whitman – CEO, Chairman, and President (Hewlett-Packard)
  8. Sheryl Sandberg – COO (Facebook)
  9. Irene Rosenfeld – CEO and Chairman (Mondelez International)
  10. Phebe Novakovic – CEO and Chairman (General Dynamics)
  11. Carol Meyrowitz – CEO and Chairman (TJX Companies)
  12. Safra Catz – Co-CEO (Oracle)
  13. Lynn Good – CEO and President (Duke Energy)
  14. Helena Foulkes – President, CVS/pharmacy; EVP (CVS Health)
  15. Rosalind Brewer – CEO and President, Sam’s Club (Walmart)
  16. Angela Ahrendts – SVP, Retail and Online Stores (Apple)
  17. Ursula Burns – CEO and Chairman (Xerox)
  18. Marissa Mayer – CEO and President (Yahoo)
  19. Susan Wojcicki – CEO, YouTube (Google)
  20. Pam Nicholson – CEO and President (Enterprise Holdings)
  21. Cathy Engelbert – CEO (Deloitte LLP)
  22. Heather Bresch – CEO (Mylan)
  23. Debra Reed – CEO and Chairman (Sempra Energy)
  24. Denise Morrison – CEO and President (Campbell Soup)
  25. Susan Cameron – CEO and President (Reynolds American)
  26. Ruth Porat – SVP and CFO (Google and Alphabet)
  27. Carrie Tolstedt – Senior EVP of Community Banking (Wells Fargo)
  28. Sandra Peterson – Group Worldwide Chairman (Johnson & Johnson)
  29. Mary Erdoes – CEO, J.P. Morgan Chase Asset Management (J.P. Morgan Chase)
  30. Judith McKenna – EVP and COO, Walmart U.S. (Walmart)
  31. Marianne Lake – CFO (J.P. Morgan Chase)
  32. Kathleen Murphy – President, Personal Investing (Fidelity Investments)
  33. Margaret Keane – CEO and President (Synchrony Financial)
  34. Barbara Rentler – CEO (Ross Stores)
  35. Bridget Van Kralingen – SVP, IBM Global Business Services (IBM)
  36. Carolyn Tastad – Group President, North America (Procter & Gamble)
  37. Ann-Marie Campbell – President, Southern Division (Home Depot)
  38. Michelle Gloeckler – EVP, Consumables and Health and Wellness; U.S. Manufacturing Lead (Walmart)
  39. Shari Ballard – President of U.S. Retail and Chief Human Resources Officer (Best Buy)
  40. Crystal Hanlon – President, Northern Division (Home Depot)
  41. Jane Fraser – CEO of Citigroup Latin America (Citigroup)
  42. Kathleen Kennedy – President, Lucasfilm (Walt Disney)
  43. Diane Bryant – SVP and General Manager, Data Center Group (Intel)
  44. Lynne Doughtie – CEO and Chairman (KPMG U.S.)
  45. Ilene Gordon – CEO, Chairman, and President (Ingredion)
  46. Debra Crew – President and Chief Commercial Officer, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco (Reynolds American)
  47. Kim Lubel – CEO, Chairman, and President (CST Brands)
  48. Beth Mooney – CEO and Chairman (KeyCorp)
  49. Sheri S. McCoy – CEO (Avon Products)
  50. Beth Comstock – Vice Chair (General Electric)

Source: Fortune

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The 30 world’s biggest companies in 2016

The Chineses are doing very well!

  1. Walmart – $482,130 (United States)
  2. State Grid – $329,601 (China)
  3. China National Petroleum – $299,271 (China)
  4. Sinopec Group – $294,344 (China)
  5. Royal Dutch Shell – $272,156 (Netherlands)
  6. Exxon Mobil – $246,204 (United States)
  7. Volkswagen – $236,600 (Germany)
  8. Toyota Motor – $236,592 (Japan)
  9. Apple – $233,715 (United States)
  10. BP – $225,982 (United Kingdom)
  11. Berkshire Hathaway – $210,821 (United States)
  12. McKesson – $192,487 (United States)
  13. Samsung Electronics – $177,440 (South Korea)
  14. Glencore – $170,497 (Switzerland)
  15. Industrial & Commercial Bank of China – $167,227 (China)
  16. Daimler – $165,800 (Germany)
  17. UnitedHealth Group – $157,107 (United States)
  18. CVS Health – $153,290 (United States)
  19. EXOR Group – $152,591 (Italy)
  20. General Motors – $152,356 (United States)
  21. Ford Motor – $149,558 (United States)
  22. China Construction Bank – $147,910 (China)
  23. AT&T – $146,801 (United States)
  24. Total – $143,421 (France)
  25. Hon Hai Precision Industry – $141,213 (Taiwan)
  26. General Electric – $140,389 (United States)
  27. China State Construction Engineering – $140,159 (China)
  28. AmerisourceBergen – $135,962 (United States)
  29. Agricultural Bank of China – $133,419 (China)
  30. Verizon – $131,620 (United States)

Source: Fortune 500

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