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This beautifully designed 'dumb phone' can only make calls and send texts — and it might be the key to curing our addiction to apps

The Brooklyn-based startup Light has set an impossible goal of getting people to put down their smartphones.<p>Light launched in 2014 and a year later debuted its first product, the Light Phone. It could only make calls and tell the time, and the company described it as a "quite a smart 'dumb' …

What FB Messenger opening to ads means to marketers

Facebook's recent move to allow direct marketing to consumers through their messaging app surprised many in the digital sector, not the least of whom …

50 startups that will boom in 2018, according to VCs

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>We reached out to a number of top VCs and asked them which startups will boom in 2018. We invited participation from investors from a variety of backgrounds and …

The Free Social Media Tools You Should Already Be Using

If you want to learn more about a situation or get to the bottom of something important, you’ve probably been told to “follow the money.” You can apply this advice to business and leadership, too.<p>If you want to keep a pulse on industry trends and stay ahead of the curve, one of the first things you …

Social Media

62 Percent of Small Business Owners Say Facebook Ads Don't Work. Here's Why Experts Disagree.

Are Facebook ads ineffective, or is the problem user error?<p>In January 2017, Small Business Trends released the results of a survey of over 2,600 small-business owners, revealing that 62 percent of them believe Facebook ads are ineffective. With complaints of little-to-no ROI, these entrepreneurs …

Small Business

Why You Should Spend 80 Percent of Your Time on LinkedIn

LinkedIn recently revealed some eye-opening stats about the immense amount of B2B traffic and sales leads it's generating online.<p>If you are marketing your business online and you're not active on LinkedIn, chances are you are missing 80% of your leads.<p>LinkedIn recently shared some eye-opening …

Marketing

Why Your Content Marketing Is Failing and How to Fix It

Engaging your customers with compelling content has a magical benefit on sales but there are no shortcuts to making it work.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Content marketing can be extremely effective for extending your reach, driving traffic and helping you …

Marketing

This Chrome add-on lets you see Twitter through the eyes of other users

FlipFeed wants to burst your social media bubble.<p>Social media can feel like a bubble: You only get the tweets, posts or opinions of people you choose to follow and likely already agree with.<p>What if you could see what the <i>other</i> side sees when they open their feed? What if you could view Twitter …

Social Media

5 Secrets for Effective Social Media Management

Updated September 18, 2016<p>How do you use social media to promote your business without tearing out your hair? Do you need to be on Facebook, Twitter, …

How to Make the Most of Your Health Savings Account

What Exactly Is an HSA? And How Does It Differ From a Flexible Spending Account?<p>Both are accounts that allow you to put away pretax dollars for …

Retirement

Crafting a Solid Content Marketing Plan

Updated November 20, 2016<p>Advertising was a simpler thing before the advent of the Internet. Now, your messages compete with millions of social media …

8 Tips to Become a Millionaire This Year

Becoming rich has more to do with restraint and tenacity than it does brilliance or luck.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Millionaire. It’s a title that plenty of us would love to have. But, is that actually feasible?<p>Believe it or not, becoming a millionaire is …

Self-improvement

4 Startups Revolutionizing the EdTech World

From online microtutoring to photographic tours back through history, educational technology is giving children new ways to learn.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Technology has been transforming the educational world for the past few years. Every year, new …

Education Technology

Obama's right: Social media has damaged our democracy

It’s time to burst social media bubbles before they swallow democracy whole.<p>In his presidential farewell address Tuesday night, Barack Obama—the …

4 Free Small Business Marketing Tools

Here's a list of four marketing tools that add real value -- but don't cost a thing!<p>3 min read<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>There’s only one thing better than finding a cool new marketing tool, and that’s finding a <i>free,</i> cool new marketing tool. Here’s a …

Small Business

Understanding and Caring for Your Feet

<b>Our feet are the most overused, disrespected, and misunderstood parts of our bodies.</b> Our feet are the first shock absorbers, whether we are walking, …

Exercise

Send kisses to a loved one via iPhone with this 'kiss messenger'

Every now and then, another gadget comes along that tries to add a human touch to bare, cold metal.<p>The Kissenger is a "kiss messenger" that promises …

IPhone 7

Girl uses sleeping mom's thumbprint to buy $250 in Pokemon toys

(NEWSER) <b></b>– The most famous, and unlikeliest, hacker in the news this week is little Ashlynd Howell of Little Rock, Ark. The exploits of the enterprising 6-year-old first came to light in a Wall Street Journal story about the difficulties of keeping presents a secret in the digital age. It seems that …

Online Life

10 things you didn’t know your iPhone could do

So you’ve scored a new iPhone over the holidays. Lucky you.<p>These new devices are Apple’s best yet. Hopefully you’ve spent a few days playing around with its many features, downloaded a few apps, and used the iPhone’s stellar camera to capture holiday memories with friends and family.<p>Because it’s …

​Uber to put self-driving cars on the road in SF 'very soon'

On a nondescript street in downtown San Francisco, an unremarkable parking garage with dusty walls and painted-over windows seems like an abandoned warehouse.<p>Inside, however, it's a very different scene.<p>Row upon row of shiny self-driving cars await their moment. At first glance, they look like …

San Francisco

Google spinoff Waymo may be planning a ride-share service with Fiat Chrysler

Google and Fiat Chrysler (FCA) may be working together on an autonomous ride-sharing service that could launch as soon as next year, according to a <i>Bloomberg</i> report. It would be an expansion of a partnership announced earlier this year that saw Google install its self-driving hardware 100 Chrysler …

Google's Improbable Deal to Recreate the Real World in VR

Let a thousand virtual worlds rain down from the clouds. Or rather, <i>the</i> cloud. That's the call from Google as it gets behind a tiny British startup …

5 Hindrances Entrepreneurs Need To Overcome To Succeed

Yogesh Chabria says every individual is an entrepreneur in their own way and can combat any challenge.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Yogesh Chabria, the founder of The …

Entrepreneurship

10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Startup's Millennial Workers

Millennials are a different breed. Here's what you need to be doing to get the most out of them in your business.<p>Millennials suffer from an undeserved bad rap. I see a lot of workers from "older generations" look down on them. They're often deemed to be disloyal, entitled, or just plain lazy, but …

The Workplace