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10 Movies Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch

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Are you an entreprener? No one ever said being an entrepreneur would be easy. A million obstacles seem to stand in the way each and every day. The naysayers and budget woes can be enough for the average person to start waving the white flag.

But you are not an average person: You’re an entrepreneur. That means that even when times are tough, you’re still going to march forward.

Yet when this whole entrepreneur thing becomes overwhelming, take a break and look for some much needed motivation. And what better way to find inspiration than watching movies?

Here we put 10 movies you must to watch (referenced from entrepreneur.com):

The Social NetworkGlengarry Glen RossPirates of Silicon ValleyCitizen KaneThe Pursuit of HappynessMoneyballRockyWall StreetJerry MaguireOffice Space Well, you can rent on Google Play or Amazon Movies, or if you have a Netflix or Hulu these movies should be in list. Don't forget comment us.

Check out how Twitter users waked up on #CRCvGRE

Look at the penalty time. CDNs and server worked fine.


SQL or noSQL for my Startup?

Bueno, el tema de comprar motores SQL y noSQL me recuerda un poco los inicios del 2007, donde aún comparábamos los diferentes tipos de Antivirus, según su capacidad, color, peso, etc. Todo depende para qué lo quiera usar y dónde (arquitectura/plataforma) lo quiera usar.

En SQL existen tablas, y se relacionan entre sí (RDBMS); y por el lado de noSQL existen documentos.

SQL fue pensado y creado en los años 70, mientras que noSQL tiene sus inicios cerca del año 2000. A desarrolladores jóvenes les puede gustar más noSQL básicamente porque aprendieron con este tipo de tecnologás, pero, ¿al resto?

Para que se hagan una idea, MySQL, Oracle, MSSQL, Postgresql y Sqlite pertenecen al grupo de las bases de datos relacionales. Cassandra, MongoDB, Google Datastore y CouchDB son sistemas de bases de datos no relacional.

Bueno, se puede hacer complicado seguir tratando de explicarlos, por eso, en el evento Google I/O 2012, Ken y Alfred, estuvieron discutiendo y hablando de sus diferencias. ¿Saben qui…

How to Configure a Digium Phone with Switchvox

The easy installing every device on Switchvox is one of most loved feature. So, in this video (8 minutes) you will learn how to config a Digum Phone with Switchvox.

Check it out, and if you want help or if you are looking for a complete IP Phone Solution for your business, please  please write us.

Why Move To Google Cloud Platform

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Google Cloud Platform is a set of services hosted in the same infrastructure where Gmail and YouTube are located.

A lot of companies around the world are choosing GCP to build their apps because low lateency, easy APIs, pricing, one-dashboard. For example, the Angry Birds game run over GCP.

GCP includes:
* App Engine
* Compute Engine: Linux and Windows Virtual Machines.
* Cloud Storage: Unlimited space for storage files, pictures, programs, or whatever kind of  extension.
* Cloud Datastore: it's a non-relational database, like MongoDB.
* Cloud SQL: relational databases instances with auto backups.
* BigQuery.
* Cloud Endpoints

We are experts building on Google Cloud, please feel free to contact us for receiving more information.

Building your own cloud with OpenStack

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OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface.

OpenStack is invented by Rackspace and NASA. Sounds cool, right?

Others companies like HP, IMB, Red Hat and Dell are using OpenStack for serving cloud computing. Ubuntu, for example, offers Ubuntu OpenStack for build custom cloud ready to go.

OpenStack can manage compute, storage and networking from a simple dashboard. Check out the following image. Also, we can config and manage all the resources throw the complete API. Feel free to get SDKs libraries and test yourself.


Check out the dashboard working on this video demo:



You can download and run OpenStack for free, install it on your own datacenter (for public or private clouds), and build the next IaaS.

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business From Home

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When you try to starting a business from home, is normal find some troubles/issues that disallow you to grow.

"Doing your business on your own from home can get stale. It's hard to keep feeding the imagination all on your own" says Carolina Daniels on this article.

Well, here are eight mistakes to avoid when starting a business from home. Is important try to identify and looking for a solution as soon as possible:
Spending Too Much Time at Home.Keeping a 24-7 Work Schedule.Allowing Interruptions.Depending Too Much on Loved Ones.Failing to Create a Separate Work Area.Letting Employees Abuse Your Home.Getting too Busy to Stay Organized.Starting the Day Without a Plan. Read the source post for get more info. Don't forget share with your friends.

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12 Ways To Be a Rock-Star Boss

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Google and Facebook Will Update Us About World Cup 2014

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Is football time!, and Google will update us every match and goal, from the browser and mobile phone app.

Well, you just need to type "Word Cup 2014" on Google, or click on this link. The content is scraped from FIFA.com. (thanks data mining!)

Also, you can download the Google Search app for keeping updated from the mobile. Here I put the link to iOS and Android.

Facebook also is sharing the  trending topics about this event. Check it out.

Costa Rica plays on Saturday.

Anunciando sociedad 4Geeks y CAMTIC

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CAMTIC, es la Cámara de Tecnologías de Información y Comunicación en Costa Rica, de la cual pertenecen las mejores compañías del sector en cuanto a tecnología de información y todo el ecosistema que encierra.

Nos sentimos sumamente orgullosos de anunciar que 4Geeks es ahora socia de CAMTIC, proceso mediante el cual nos permite tener una mayor cercanía con todos ustedes y una mejor comunicación.

En este link le pueden dar un vistazo al perfil. Ya estamos listos para ayudar, siéntase libre de ponerse en contacto en cualquier momento.

Muchas gracias a todos nuestros clientes, amigos y socios. Vamos con todo!

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¿Huye Latinoamérica De La Nube?

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En Costa Rica, al igual que la mayoría de países de Latinoamérica, la nube llega en todos sus sabores, colores y tamaños. Diferentes tratados comerciales en los países, permiten la inversión extranjera y con esto emergen nuevos proveedores de servicios de Internet (en la casa, oficina o teléfono móvil).

Los esfuerzos, tanto políticos como técnicos y comerciales han sido bastantes, sin embargo, no estamos sacando su mayor provecho en el día a día. ¿Por qué?

A mí, se me vienen muchas posibles respuestas a la mente, y una de ellas es que tenemos miedo al cambio. Y es una reacción natural del ser humano, pero las empresas proveedoras de servicios debemos buscar la forma de educar y convencer; es un proceso lento. La otra vez, una recepcionista me dijo que para completar el proceso debía enviar por fax el documento firmado.

Por otro lado está que aún no existe la información necesaria, al alcance. Aquí tenemos, talvez, un poco de culpa todos los que hacemos de proveedores, ya que esperamo…

Build Your Business With Google Apps

Google Apps is enterprise Email, Docs, Slides, Sites, Sheets, calendars, chats, video-calls and more.All you need to work on the go.

Send us a message right now for request a free demo.



4Geeks in BarCamp 2014

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The last weekend we was participating in BarCamp, in Costa Rica.  I ( +Allan Porras ) was talking about how to create beautiful and power web apps for modern business. I introduced Django, who is a Python framework for web.

If you want to know more about Django, web development and more (Android, Git, Chromecast, APIs, etc), please check out our Geek Hour videos on the 4Geeks YouTube Channel, learn (for free) and share with your friends.


Check out the photos here.  Thanks BarCamp Team's guys for the invitation to this great community.

6 Tips to Build Website Traffic

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Winning visitors becomes a matter of creative, persistent marketing. The good news is that it’s still the little things that will bring plenty of traffic your way. There are fundamental steps that too many businesses neglect:

Put your URL and a reason to visit your website on all printed matter, including your business cards. Create an email signature with a link to your website in it and have it automatically attached to every one of your outgoing emails.Website URL or call-to-action words in online discussion groups and chats. Eventually, people will read your profile or ask how you know so much and then you can mention that you work in the industry. Make people want to come to you, visit your site, and buy.Please, create your business profile on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ networks, and get active in the groups that cater to your web audience. Keep your profile updated. Posting items for sale on the major auction and marketplace sites, such as eBay, Yahoo! and Amazon.Offer a free…