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AT&T announces first DirecTV deals just weeks after takeover approval

The FCC approved AT&T's $48.5 billion takeover of DirecTV just under two weeks ago, and we're already seeing the first results — new bundles that the carrier describes as the "first-ever nationwide package of TV and wireless services." DirecTV packages range from $50 to $125 a month, and AT&T is …

Nokia sells HERE Maps to BMW, Audi and Daimler

Nokia has sold HERE Maps to a German automotive consortium for 2.8 billion euros (£1.97 billion), in a move the company is describing as the "next …

Nokia

The 6 Step Online Marketing Strategy Every Small Business Should Follow in 2015

<i>This is a guest contribution from Jawad Khan.</i><p>2013 was the year when people started taking content marketing seriously. The momentum grew in 2014 and …

Marketing

12 Small Business Tools for Smooth Sailing in 2015

The past year was big for any small business that works online, and while many businesses focused on getting their finances in check to prepare for the following year, the big influence for majority of small business owners was customer care and understanding -- one of the trends we will see …

The Battle For Your Smartphone Calendar -- And Why Narrow AI Will Win

A confluence of trends — the explosion of smartphones (forecast by eMarketer to be in the hands of 1 out of 4 on the planet by 2017), a flurry of successful fundraising by startups, vastly improved algorithms, plus the rising expectation by real people that technology can and should ‘automate’ the …

Need a New Website or Logo? Design Trends for 2015. (Infographic)

1 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no denying that appearance matters. Everything about a company’s logo or website is chosen for a specific impact; promotional materials are discussed and planned for months.<p>While some design strategies are timeless, …

Trends

10 Things In Advertising You Need To Know Today

<b>2. The era of TV's advertising dominance will come to an end in 2016 — here's the evidence.</b> Forrester predicts 2016 is the year advertiser spend on digital media will overtake TV, and there have been lots of other signals (TV network quarterly results, surveys, lack of spend on upfronts etc.) …

Tesla wanted $500M from states to build Gigafactory

Just when Nevada thought it had a lock on Tesla Motor's battery Gigafactory, CEO Elon Musk wanted $500 million in cash from the state instead of tax abatements, a demand that nearly broke the deal, according to a new report on how negotations played out between the electric car maker and several …

Uber’s revenue just leaked and it’s more than you think

Mobile ride hailing startup Uber is expected to hit an annual revenue run rate of $10 billion by the end of 2015, sources told Business Insider’s Henry Blodget.<p>Uber keeps 20 percent of every transaction, which means Uber will be netting about $2 billion on $10 billion gross revenue.<p>What’s more, …

Illinois governments face loss of more than $50 million in fraud scheme

Dozens of local governments — from Downers Grove to Frankfort — face investment losses totaling more than $50 million of taxpayer money in a fraud scheme the FBI and the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago are unraveling.<p>The tax dollars were placed with the Illinois Metropolitan Investment Fund, also …

10 Industries Outpacing The Rest In Sales, Profitability

Whether you’re looking for a job, a new end market for your business or a new investment opportunity, knowing which industries are doing well can point you in the right direction. While there’s no guarantee strong performance will continue, companies that are growing sales rapidly and generating …

Are Millennials to Blame for Stores Being Open on Thanksgiving?

Retailers say they're open on Thanksgiving because that's what customers want. But one age group in particular is more than happy to leave the dinner …

eCommerce

Startup of the Week: Orderbird reveals how to build a startup dream team

This week’s featured startup is Berlin-based point of sale (POS) maestros Orderbird. Inspired by the U.S. military’s use of iPod Touches in the …

Lessons From 12 Young African Business Leaders - Ventures Africa

Monday marks the beginning of the Global Entrepreneurship week (GEW), the world’s largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship and encourage the next …

Only in America: Parents are sending their kids to entrepreneurship pre-school

Image: 9th Bridge School<p>Image: 9th Bridge School<p>Elon Musk offers to help rescue the Thai soccer team stuck in a cave<br>• Photos show how Americans across …

Education

Report: Uber and Spotify to pair up for in-car DJ

LOS ANGELES — Does the all-news radio blaring in a cab drive you nuts?<p>Have you ever wished you could pick the music being played instead?<p>Alternative taxi service Uber hopes to change that by pairing with streaming music service Spotify.<p>Uber and a "special partner guest" are staging a press …

U.S. Warns of Vulnerability That Could Leave Apple iOS Devices Open to Attack

This exploit could impact more than 90 percent of iPhone users running iOS 7 or iOS 8.<p>The U.S. government’s cyber squad is warning Apple users about a security vulnerability that hackers could use to trick them into installing bogus versions of legitimate apps on their mobile devices.<p>This …

Uber Integrates With Spotify To Let Passengers Become Backseat DJs

Uber is adding a new feature to its mobile app that could allow passengers to play DJ while they take a ride with one of its drivers. Thanks to an integration with Spotify, Uber will soon make music a central part of its ride-hailing service.<p>Some screenshots obtained by TechCrunch show how the …

Facebook will filter out excessively promotional Page posts in 2015

Facebook is thankfully taking more steps to show fewer spammy posts on your News Feed -- and we're not talking about traditional web ads. We're talking about overly promotional status updates posted by Page accounts, like the ones you can see after the break. The social network promised to bury …

This 22-Year-Old Went From Working At McDonald's To Making $1 Million A Year Playing Video Games

One of the biggest names in the e-sports realm right now is a 22-year-old named Matt Haag, who is better known as "Nadeshot." He's a master at "Call of Duty," and he's part of a team, called OpTic Gaming. He's even sponsored by Red Bull.<p>And just three years ago he was flipping burgers at a …

Ferguson: video shows Darren Wilson arresting man for recording him

Video footage has emerged showing Darren Wilson – the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri – threatening and arresting a resident who refused to stop filming him with a cellphone.<p>Wilson is seen standing near his Ferguson police SUV and …