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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10 recommended AI, Data Science and Machine Learning Podcasts

 

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The Data Skeptic

Website | iTunes

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Linear Digressions

Website | iTunes

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Website | iTunes
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The O’Reilly Data Show

Website | iTunes

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The O’Reilly Bots Podcast

Website | iTunes

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Concerning AI

Website | iTunes

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This Week in Machine Learning & AI

Website | iTunes

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Data Stories

Website | iTunes

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Learning Machines 101

Website | iTunes

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Partially Derivative

Website | iTunes

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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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14 inspiring startups trying to make a difference in the world

Changing the world

Exygy -Design, engineering and social impact consulting for mission-driven organizations including Google.org, the Skoll Foundation, Unicef, USAID and the city and county of San Francisco. (San Francisco)

Enevo -Collect and analyze data from refuse containers across the world in order to create efficiencies, cut the cost of waste collection, and incentivize recycling. (Finland and Distributed)

Khan Academy – Provide free personalized learning resources in math, science, programming, history and more for learners of all ages

Crisis Text Line – Offer free, 24/7 text-message counseling for people in crisis. (New York)

Spoiler Alert -Offer a collaborative, online platform and value-added services that enable food businesses, farms, and nonprofits to create or recover value from surplus food and organic waste. (Boston)

GiveDirectly – Allow governments, foundations, and individual donors to provide direct cash transfers to the extreme poor. (East Africa and New York City)

HandUp – HandUp makes giving to nonprofit organizations and their clients easy, secure and transparent — and your donation goes directly to the cause (San Francisco)

DonorsChoose -Empower public school teachers from across the country to request and get funding for much-needed materials and experiences for their students. (New York)

ArtLifting – Offer artists living with homelessness or disabilities the chance to secure their own income through the sale of original paintings, prints, and products. (Boston)

Bayes Impact -Solve pressing public interest problems such as delivery of government services or health risk prediction by building open source software products that leverage data. (San Francisco)

OkHi -Enables the 4 billion people who do not have a physical address to, “Be Included” (Kenya)

Change.org – Allow users to create campaigns to mobilize supporters around issues they care about. (San Francisco)

Countable – Make it easy to understand the laws Congress is considering and streamline the process of giving your opinions lawmakers. (San Francisco)

Crowdpac – A political crowdfunding startup that makes it easier for citizens to learn about politicians, and to find and support political candidates that match their priorities and beliefs. (San Francisco and Washington D.C.)

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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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5 brilliant female coders who made history!

Women that changed the tech world

The daughter of British poet Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace was a Victorian mathematician. She worked with Charles Babbage on his calculating machines – he called her the “enchantress of numbers”.

 Joan Clarke worked alongside Alan Turing at Bletchley Park – the British codebreaking centre during World War Two.

• Margaret Hamilton

Margaret Hamilton was director of software engineering for the project that wrote the code for the Apollo Guide Computer (AGC).

Rear Admiral Dr Grace Murray Hopper pioneered the development of accessible computer programming languages written in English.

A group of six young women (Kay McNulty, Betty Jennings, Betty Snyder, Marlyn Wescoff, Fran Bilas and Ruth Lichterman) who developed the first all-electronic, programmable computer as part of the US Army’s World War Two effort. When the ENIAC was first unveiled, the women received no recognition.

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20 great tools for entrepreneurs and startups

Entrepreneurs and Startups, you are welcome!

Asana – Asana lets you have excelling access over your work platform from web as well as mobile. The workflow has never been as convenient as is now due to this project management tool.

Board Management -Board Management is a web application designed to help you manage your board of directors and non-profit organization more effectively.

Buffer – Buffer, is a social media management app that allows you to tie your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to one place. One of its greatest features is the ability to plan and post updates on your accounts at specific times.

Canva -Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so on

Dropbox -Dropbox simplifies the way you create, share and collaborate. Bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and keep your files safe.

Edgar – Instead of publishing your social media updates just once and throwing them away, he carefully catalogues them in a library that you build over time.

EmailOctopus – EmailOctopus allows you to manage and email your subscribers for far cheaper by connecting your Amazon SES account. Powerful analytics, bounce/complaint tracking and more.

Hootsuite – Manage and schedule posts to multiple social media profiles on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare and more, all from one app

Intercom – Intercom offers a way for every team in an internet business to see and talk to customers, with products for live chat, marketing, feedback, and support.

Kissmetrics – Kissmetrics is a person-based analytics platform for your whole team. It all starts by reviewing your sales funnel and building profiles on your best kind of leads.

Mailerlite – MailerLite is a very simple email marketing tool for Small Businesses.

RescueTime – Free software program that helps you understand your daily habits and as such make the best use of your time every day.

Trello – Trello gives a perspective over all your projects, at work, and at home. Whether it’s managing a team, writing an epic screenplay, or just making a grocery list, Trello is your sidekick for getting things done and staying organized.

Pipedrive – Sales pipeline is a popular sales management tool designed to help small businesses master the selling process.

Podio – This project management tool is extremely beneficial for all the companies which are startups for handling the projects which are of complex nature.

Teamwork -A suite of online collaboration tools designed to maximize your team’s productivity, communication and overall customer happiness.

Timely – Use a time-tracking tool like Timely to create schedules for each of your employees. You can break down their workload by specifying one task at a time and manage everyone’s workweek all in one place.

Toggl -A simple online timer with a powerful timesheet calculator. Syncs with iOS & Android app.

Xero – Xero is a simple-to-use (with mobile apps) accounting website, with revenue and expense reporting system.

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10 Websites useful for job hunters

Looking for jobs lately?

  1. LinkedIn (Web & App) – The largest professional social networking site
  2. LinkedIn Job Search (App) – LinkedIn job app, where you can search for jobs and create alerts
  3. Switch (App) -Apply or decline for jobs in a swipe just like Tinder
  4. Glassdoor Job Search – The job search app from Glassdoor  which calls itself the Tripadvisor of career sources
  5. Internships.com – Largest Internship marketplace
  6. Stack Overflow Jobs – (IT jobs)
  7. CareerBuilder – One of the biggest online job boards
  8. Freelance.com – Plataform for freelance jobs
  9. Pocket Resume (App) – allows you to create, maintain, and email your resume from an Apple device
  10. KickResume – simple, easy-to-use resume maker with templates (Freemium)

 

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