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51 Tech and Business Resources to Use if You Want to Be an Expert in Your Field

We’re all trying to make a name for ourselves. Although there’s no formula for becoming a thought leader in your field, there’s one way surefire way to get on the right path. And that’s to keep up with the latest and greatest trends in tech and business.

The good news is that there are more than enough resources to help you follow these trends. So much so that we’ve curated a list that includes several categories: tech, marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, and business.

And, just in case you’re on the go and don’t have time to read articles now (it’s okay, we’re guilty of tl;dr, too), we’ve included the social media links for each resource so that you can follow them and find relevant information on your own time. You’re welcome.

Business and Finance

1. Bloomberg Business

Bloomberg Business delivers business and market news, data, analysis, and video to the world, featuring stories from Businessweek and Bloomberg News.

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2. MarketWatch

MarketWatch tracks the pulse of the markets. With more than 16 million unique visitors a month, the site is a leader in business news, personal finance information, real-time commentary, and investment tools and data.

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3. Financial Times

One of the world’s leading business news organizations, Financial Times provides essential news, commentary, data, and analysis for the global business community.

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4. CNNMoney

CNNMoney covers the money news that matters most to you. Operated by CNN, the website brings the latest business headlines and top financial stories from around the world right to your screen.

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5. The Wall Street Journal

With more than 36 million digital visitors per month, The Wall Street Journal is a daily newspaper featuring breaking news, investigative reporting, and business features. The company presents unparalleled news reporting from over 1,800 journalists in 45 countries.

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(Good to know: WSJ is hiring now.)

6. The Economist

The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, and technology.

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7. Get Rich Slowly

Get Rich Slowly shares practical money tips on finance topics ranging from high interest savings accounts to mortgage rates. Since 2006, the site has helped people save, eliminate debt, and start investing.

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8. Paul Krugman’s New York Times Column

The Nobel Prize-winning op-ed columnist Paul Krugman comments on economics and politics in this New York Times column. Some topics he writes about include: macroeconomics, trade, and international finance.

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9. LearnVest’s Blog

LearnVest’s goal is to make financial planning affordable, accessible, and even delightful for you. The company blog is a great resource for tips on budget planning, credit and loans, and everything else personal finance-related.

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10. Consumerist

Consumerist responds to the latest consumer news and trends. The nonprofit, ad-free site is a forum for friendly, interesting, and independent discussion of marketplace and consumer issues.

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A magazine published by TIME Inc., MONEY is a personal finance news and advice site that covers everything from saving and spending to investing and retirement (plus: deals and freebies).

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12. NerdWallet Credit Card Blog

When it comes to credit cards, insurance, loans or expenses like hospital costs, consumers make almost all their decisions in the dark. NerdWallet wants to change this both with its service and with the content from its blog—the company wants to provide clarity across all of life’s financial decisions.

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13. TheStreet

With TheStreet, you can get business news that moves markets, award-winning stock analysis, market data, and stock trading ideas. The site boasts an unmatched suite of digital services including hundreds of videos and multimedia—so rest assured you wouldn’t get bored browsing the content.

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14. VentureBeat

VentureBeat gives you the full scoop on news, events, groundbreaking research, and perspective on technology innovation. The site aims to provide deep context to help executives, entrepreneurs, and tech enthusiasts make smart decisions.

Side note: VentureBeat is one of two tech blogs that Mark Zuckerberg regularly reads.

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15. The Next Web

The Next Web is your source for international technology news, business, and culture. With writers from all seven continents, you can rest assured that if there’s any tech news worth hearing about from the other side of the globe—you’ll hear it from them.

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16. The Verge

From gadgets to startups, apps, and tech culture, The Verge has you covered with in-depth reporting, original features, and editorials.

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WIRED’s content shows how technology is changing every aspect of our lives—from culture to business, science to design. The breakthroughs and innovations uncovered by the site lead to new ways of thinking, new connections, and new industries.

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18. Engadget

Engadget covers everything new in gadgets and consumer electronics obsessively. Since 2004, the website’s extensively discussed cutting-edge devices and the technology that powers them.

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19. Gizmodo

With “Everything is Technology” as its motto, Gizmodo features the hottest consumer electronics, gadgets, software, and much more. And it’s all provided with Gawker Media’s signature snark.

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20. ReadWrite

ReadWrite is a blog about the frontiers of technology, from robots, drones, and watches to the people who make and use them.

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21. Re/code

Re/code wants to reimagine tech journalism. It’s a tech news, reviews, and analysis site featuring content from the most informed and respected journalists in the field.

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22. 9to5Mac

9to5Mac provides breaking coverage for the iPhone, iPad, and all things Mac. You’ll have the 411 on news and reviews for Apple products, apps, and rumors.

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23. CNET

CNET tracks the latest consumer technology breakthroughs and shows you what’s new, why it matters, and how it can enrich your life.

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24. Forbes Tech

The technology section of Forbes was created to cover breaking tech news as well as to identify the game changers in our digital world.

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25. Tech in Asia

The startup ecosystem in Asia is rapidly booming, and Tech in Asia has the goal of telling the world the exciting advancements happening there.

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26. Gigaom

With more than 6.5 million monthly unique visitors, Gigaom offers an intelligent, credible analysis of emerging technologies. The publication’s network of over 200 independent analysts provides new content that bridges the gap between breaking news and long-range research.

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27. buffersocial

You (hopefully) know Buffer for its app that lets you seamlessly schedule posts for your social media accounts. But the company blog, buffersocial, gives great tips on sharing, creating, and converting users into loyal readers with social media.

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28. HubSpot Blog

Like Buffer, HubSpot is another SaaS internet marketing company that’s reaching a large audience with useful content. Its blog for marketing, sales, and agency content has gained more than 400,000 subscribers and over two million monthly visitors.

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29. The Moz Blog

The marketing industry’s top experts offer their advice, research, how-tos, and insights all in the name of helping you level up your SEO and online marketing skills.

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30. Copyblogger Blog

Copyblogger powers websites that work. Its blog brings you original and relevant content every week about what’s working right now in online content marketing.

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31. Seth’s Blog

The author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world, Seth Godin regularly blogs about the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership, and most of all, changing everything.

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32. Kissmetrics Blog

Kissmetrics was built to optimize marketing. Its content aims to give you the metrics that will result in actionable insights for your online business.

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33. Contently’s The Content Strategist

Contently believes in building a better media world by giving brands the tools and talent to tell stories that people love. The company’s blog, The Content Strategist, gives the latest and the greatest from the content marketing industry.

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(Fun fact: The company’s currently hiring. Click here to see openings)

34. Sprout Insights

Sprout Social’s Insights is a social media blog for business with a focus on bringing you breaking social media news, articles, and industry updates.

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35. Advertising Age

Advertising Age serves the marketing and advertising community with competitive intelligence. Over time, it's become the leading global source of news, analysis, and inspiration for the industry.

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36. Socially Stacked

Powered by ShortStack, a company committed to creating social media campaigns to engage with social and mobile customers, Socially Stacked covers everything social for small businesses and agencies.

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37. Radius’ Blog

Radius is changing the way B2B marketers understand, target, and acquire new users. The company blog gives you strategies in everything from customer insight marketing to predictive analytics.

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38. Vero’s Blog

Vero is a data-driven email marketing software. It’s no surprise, then, that the company blog is chock-full of email marketing tips and ideas to increase your sales.

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39. TechCrunch

TechCrunch is dedicated to obsessively profiling and reviewing new internet products and companies. In addition to covering startups, TechCrunch features existing companies that are making an impact on the new web space.

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40. Hacker News

Hacker News is run by Y Combinator—the seed accelerator that provides money, advice, and connections for new companies. YC has invested in companies like Dropbox, Airbnb, The Muse (!), and Reddit, and its news site focuses on computer science and entrepreneurship.

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41. AVC

AVC is a popular internet commentary by Fred Wilson, a New York-based venture capitalist and the co-founder of Union Square Ventures. Since September 2003, Wilson has published a post every day—usually on subjects like venture capital, entrepreneurship, or the internet.

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42. Andrew Chen’s Essays

Andrew Chen is a writer and entrepreneur focused on mobile products, metrics, and user growth. He advises and has invested in tech startups including Dropbox, Product Hunt, and AngelList. He writes long-form essays on what’s going on in Silicon Valley. Oh, and his blog is regularly read by people like investor Marc Andreessen and co-founder of PayPal, Max Levchin.

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43. AlleyWatch

With readers from more than 200 countries, AlleyWatch focuses on the New York technology, startup, and entrepreneurial ecosystem. The site is the destination for startup news, opinions and reviews, and investment and product information.

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44. GrowthHackers

GrowthHackers is the premiere destination for people to collaborate and get inspired to build effective growth marketing programs. From this online community, you’ll learn (and possibly share) ethical online marketing techniques that drive scalable and sustainable growth.

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45. Entrepreneur

Inspiring, informing, and celebrating founders since 1973, Entrepreneur offers advice, insight, profiles, and guides for established and aspiring entrepreneurs worldwide. The site covers strategies on starting, running, and growing your business.

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46. Cdixon Blog

Currently a general partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, Chris Dixon has personally invested in startups including Skype, Pinterest, Kickstarter, Foursquare, and Warby Parker. On his blog you’ll find posts on topics including but not limited to startups, venture capital, competition, virtual reality, and e-commerce.

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47. Ben’s Blog

Ben Horowitz, co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz, uses his blog as a platform to reflect on the different experiences he’s had in his career. Horowitz regularly contributes to the lively dialogue around entrepreneurship, building and leading organizations, and venture capital.

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48. Quick Sprout

Quick Sprout helps people get more traffic. It’s run by Neil Patel, an entrepreneur who’s helped companies like Amazon and NBC grow their revenue. The site is a valuable resource if you’re trying to attract customers to your business.

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49. Guy Kawasaki’s Blog

Silicon Valley-based author, speaker, and entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki shares his insights on venture capital, management, marketing, pitching and presenting, and many more startup-related topics on his blog.

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50. ConversionXL

ConversionXL brings you the latest research and detailed process maps on conversion optimization and data-driven growth. Whether it’s your website, your landing pages, products, pricing, or marketing campaigns, this site’s content will help you improve your business.

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51. Both Sides of the Table

After selling his company to, Mark Suster joined Upfront Ventures as a general partner and is now a two-time entrepreneur. Both Sides of the Table is Suster’s blog that covers strategies on both the founding and the investing side of entrepreneurship.

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