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Social-tech startups can be profitable too

There seems to be the unrealistic expectation of an Alibaba emerging in every sector. People who missed out on Flipkart are hoping to find another in …

Disrupting beliefs: A new approach to business-model innovation

In a disruptive age, established business models are under attack. Discover how incumbent companies can reframe them.<p><b>Let’s face it:</b> business models …

'It's time to make sure research is understandable to all'

In a world swamped with information, the public need access to both research results and the context to understand them, writes James Connington<p>The amount of information available at our fingertips today is beyond comprehension. According to IBM, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data get created every day, …

Silicon Valley startups go farming

Silicon Valley, often accused of following the herd, is doing that quite literally when it comes to startups building technology for farmers. Some of …

After bankruptcy, Kodak campus to house 58 different startups

Kodak (NASDAQ:KODK) is known to be one of the pioneers of the photography industry. However, the company seems to be changing role and it’s aiming to …

Customer Innovation: When Happy Customers Aren’t Enough

If there was one piece of advice that every marketer would agree on it, it’s that we are living in the “Age of the Customer”. Businesses are …

Small Business

Monkey 'brain net' raises prospect of human brain-to-brain connection

Scientists have linked together the brains of three monkeys, allowing the animals to join forces and control an avatar arm, in research that raises the prospect of direct brain-to-brain interfaces in humans.<p>In a second experiment, the brains of four rats were wired together in a “brain net”, …

Your 2015 guide to summer reading for startups

Summer has unofficially begun here in the U.S. And I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing I love more than relaxing with a great book on the beach or laying in the grass at a park.<p>And if I can get better at my job in the process? That, my friends, is a win-win. Or double win, as I like to call …

How to make your site mobile ready

Mobile has the moxie and if your business hasn’t stepped up to the mobile bar, there is no doubt you’re missing out. Today we’re talking about the single most critical mobile component of your business: Your website. Is it mobile-friendly?<p>Google recently announced a major change to its algorithm, …

10 Massively Successful Minimum Viable Products

Today, lean startups and tech titans alike are increasingly using the minimum viable product (MVP) as a starting point for building successful …

Add Graphene To Spider Silk To Create The Strongest Fiber Yet

Web slingers get a high-tech upgrade<p>Your move, limpets. Earlier this year, the long-reigning champion of the Strongest Biological Material Competition, spider silk, was usurped by the upstart limpet teeth. But we all knew that the arachnids would not go quietly into the night.<p>In an unorthodox move, …

5 Exploding Niches Within Tech

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The progress achieved each year is monumental, and the rate at which we are progressing is exponential. Industries are being disrupted, conventions are being proven wrong, and the world at large is completely transforming right …

Cybersecurity

Nevada clears self-driving 18-wheeler for testing on public roads

Drone trucks could soon be plying US highways after Nevada authorities on Wednesday granted a license to test self-driving trucks on public roads.<p>While companies such as Google and luxury brands like Lexus have dominated the headlines with advances in driverless cars, Daimler board member Wolfgang …

Roads

Minimum Viable Products — Defined by The Experts

In this article, Chris Bank of UXPin – The UX Design App details what a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is in basic terms and how experts think about …

Research Questions Whether Or Not Incubators Help Startups

There are more than 1,400 business incubators in the U.S., according to the National Business Incubator Association. These incubators are thought of as giving a helping hand to startups and entrepreneurs, providing them with a variety of services, from the basics like Internet access and office …

startups

Clayton Christensen Is Wrong. This Is The Real Capitalist's Dilemma.

Last spring, the Clayton Christensen, one of the world’s top management thinkers, suggested that, despite being awash in cash, corporations are “failing to invest in innovations that might foster growth.” He considers this trend so insidious and pervasive that he called it the capitalist’s dilemma …

The Peer-to-Peer Economy Is Growing

I received a thoughtful reader response from Jeff Conklin on my recent Zopa case study/update. Jeff wrote:<p>"Your piece about Zopa (which I hadn't …

4 Business Models to Replace the Advertising Model

Image courtesy of ChasNote<p>Just in case you’ve been on a desert island somewhere and didn’t get the memo, the advertising model is dead.<p>So, find …

Advertising

Show Me the Money! Business Models for App Developers

All app developers want their app to be a success. Most people measure success by the amount of revenue or profit an app makes. Although this doesn’t …

Fear of Failure and Lack of Speed In a Large Corporation

I just spent a day working with Bob, the Chief Innovation Officer of a very smart large company I’ll call Acme Widgets.Bob summarized Acme’s …

Why Now Is the Best Time to Start Your Own Business

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Those of us who came of age during the 2008 financial crisis -- which saw companies large and small shed nearly 9 million jobs -- want control over our financial fate.<p>Today’s opportunities have created a new lifestyle around …

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