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SAT revamps to thwart prep firms

The College Board said Wednesday it plans to radically revamp the SAT — with the goal of putting SAT test prep companies out of business and aligning the test to the Common Core academic standards.<p>The new SAT, which will debut in 2016, will do away with trick questions, obscure vocabulary words and …

How Twitter Makes Money Everytime You Refresh Your Feed

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Every time you refresh your tweets, Twitter banks a tenth of a penny.<p>The company, which will issue …

See 5 Super Bowl ads competing for $1M (and the one that couldn't air on TV)

The Super Bowl is right around the corner, and with it, the annual parade of attention-grabbing Super Bowl ads.<p>And this year, one of those ads won't just try to make you laugh — it will also land its creator $1 million. Five finalists, chosen from thousands of submissions around the world, are …

The World's Billionaires Are Flocking To Miami's Insanely Luxurious Porsche Design Tower

The 60-story Porsche Design Tower is no exception, and now it's attracting billionaires at rapid speed.<p>Though it won't be ready for move-in until 2016, 22 billionaires (2% of the world's total) have purchased units there so far, according to the Atlantic Cities. And they're going fast — 80% of the …

Real Estate

This Is the 23-Year-Old Entrepreneur Who Just Turned Down $3 Billion From Facebook

For many entrepreneurs, the dream is to launch a kickass startup, grow it into a powerhouse and then sell it off or go public. In other words, to walk away with a boatload of cash in your bank account.<p>So what happened when a 23-year-old business owner was offered $3 billion for his company? He said …

Startups

Hiring: Why the Most Skilled Candidate Isn't Always the Right Candidate

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Hiring a new employee is a leap of faith. It's more alchemy than science, based on a combination of skill-matching, research and gut feel. When you begin the process, you consider the work that needs to get done and the skills required to …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

Richard Branson: 'Become Part of the Next Entrepreneurial Revolution'

The Virgin Group founder explains the importance of nurturing and learning from young entrepreneurs to make a profit--and a difference.<p><i>This column is the first in an ongoing series, originally published by McKinsey & Company, about how entrepreneurs are making a societal impact around the …

Report: Apple working on curved screens, pressure-sensitive touch sensors for future iPhones

We’ve already heard that Apple(s aapl) is looking to make a bigger iPhone, but here are two new interesting rumors to throw into the mix: curved …

Apple maps: how Google lost when everyone thought it had won

Apple's maps have turned out to be a hit with iPhone and iPad users in the US - despite the roasting that they were given when they first appeared in September 2012.<p>But Google - which was kicked off the iPhone after it refused to give Apple access to its voice-driven turn-by-turn map navigation - …

Google Employees Confess The Worst Things About Working At Google

Well, take a look at this Quora thread, which is being used by current and former Google employees to dish the dirt on working for Big G.<p>We've edited some of the standout comments into this excerpt.<p><b>Everyone is awesome, so they can hire the very best people to do even the most mundane jobs.</b><p>"The …

Employment

Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Aileen Lee is founder of Cowboy Ventures, a seed-stage fund that backs entrepreneurs reinventing work and personal life through software. Previously, she joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1999 and was also founding CEO of digital media company RMG Networks, backed by KPCB.</i> …

LinkedIn Beats the Street — Again — As Revenue and User Growth Climb

Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.com LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner and Chairman Reid Hoffman<p>LinkedIn posted its third-quarter earnings results on Tuesday, and it’s …

LinkedIn

A global wine shortage could soon be upon us

It isn’t only France that’s suffering from a growing dearth of wine—it’s the entire world, says a report released on Monday (Oct. 28) by Morgan Stanley Research.<p>And the shortage is only getting worse.<p>Last year, global supply for wine already barely exceeded demand. Adjusting the demand to include …

Morgan Stanley

Believe it or not, France may be losing its appetite for taxes

Robin Hood came from Nottingham, England, but the tax named in his honor is much more popular in France. The so-called Robin Hood Tax—or Financial Transaction Tax, to give it its proper name—is a levy of 0.1% on all stock and bond trades, and 0.01% on all derivative trades. The proceeds would be …

Robin Hood

Moving In With Manufacturers, Amazon Delivers A New Approach

Amazon's business is built on three basic concepts: faster delivery, greater selection, and cheaper prices.<p>In service of that, it has built enormous warehouses staffed largely by robots that shuttle around, pulling goods out of bins at remarkable speed. It can take just a matter of minutes to go …

4 Innovators, 4 Ways to Get Inspired

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Creativity is critical to entrepreneurship, whether you’re a veteran tycoon stuck in a rut, an aspiring entrepreneur pursuing your big idea, or a thriving small business owner seeking solutions to an operational challenge. Sure, lightning …

Creativity

Be Willing to Suffer for Success and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>A roundup of the best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Success doesn't come easily to most people, not even to talented entrepreneurs who are willing to work hard. "Doing something you love will make you work harder at it, but that …

Entrepreneurship

25 Common Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

Do you have what it takes to get through hard times? Here are the traits that help home-based business owners thrive.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Regardless of your definition of success, there are, oddly enough, a great number of common characteristics that are …

Small Business

Mark Cuban Unplugged (As Usual) About Victory in SEC Insider Trading Case

Asa Mathat<p>After a federal jury — deliberating only a little more than three hours — handed billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban a verdict in his favor …

Shades of Grey

These five startups are transforming New York City's real estate industry

<i>This story was originally published by The Real Deal.</i><p>Compared to other major New York City industries, real estate is notoriously slow to innovate. A conservative business dominated for decades by the same handful of families, real estate hasn’t developed the equivalent of high-frequency trading, …

Top 10 Marketing Books of All Time

Essential books for entrepreneurs who really want to understand how and why their customers buy.<p>In previous posts, I've identified the best motivational books of all time and the best sales books of all time. Today, I've selected 10 books about marketing that I believe should be in every business …