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Answer These Four Questions Before Adding That Side Gig To Your Day Job

Will your boss mind if you take on that side project? Are you sure?<p>Even though you love your day job, you’ve got some big ideas for a new passion project. Or maybe you’re saving for a big trip and looking for cash flow outside of your career. Or perhaps you’re trying to monetize a hobby you …

Why Some Startups Succeed (and Why Most Fail)

There is a consistent set of factors that lead to startup success and failure.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the last two decades of building and running businesses, and the last couple of years working full time with dozens of startup founders and CEOs on their …


Five Signs That You Have A Great Business Idea

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>It may come to you while you’re working late, travelling to the office, or even when you’re struggling to sleep at 2 a.m., but there’s no mistaking …

Small Business

The Inherent Problem with Anonymous Apps

Vanity Fair and TechCrunch recently reported that Yik Yak is in trouble, a company that raised over $70 million dollars and valued at around $400 …

Social Media

AOL co-founder Steve Case lays out playbook for new wave of startups

Plenty of industries are ripe for disruption, but new startups need to work with partners and be in it for the long haul, said Internet business pioneer Steve Case.<p>But if they do, opportunities abound in what he calls the third wave of the Internet.<p>The first wave was the foundation laid by AOL and …

Time Warner

Apple Acquires Personal Health Data Startup Gliimpse

In the last three years, Gliimpse has built a secure platform where consumers can manage and share their own medical records and info.<p>Apple’s ambitions in the health sector continue to expand, with its digital health team making its first known acquisition—personal health data startup Gliimpse, <i>Fast</i> …

Venture Communism: How China Is Building a Start-Up Boom

7 essential apps for the weekend

We have all become increasingly reliant on our phones for everything from ordering a cab to paying the rent and finding out if it’s going to rain.<p>To help you enjoy your weekends to the full, we’ve come up with 7 apps you need to make life a little easier:<p>Getting a good night’s sleep<p>Sleep Cycle will …

The money in Silicon Valley has attracted a different type of tech worker, says Apple cofounder

In an interview with Mashable, Wozniak argued that Silicon Valley's transformation from a land of fruit trees to a paved office park has it mirroring Los Angeles and Orange County now.<p>It's also changed who is coming to Silicon Valley for work.<p>"I think the money that's been made has attracted a …

Silicon Valley

The startup that turned learning languages into a game is trying to disrupt a $5 billion industry

At some point, most nonnative speakers who want to cash in on their English—to go to university abroad or land a job with a multinational corporation—will have to take a test, probably one with a long acronym: the TOEFL, the IELTS, the TOEIC. These grueling exams can cost $200 or more, a small …

Language Learning

10 super-successful people share the toughest sacrifices they made to achieve their goals

But real success is never without sacrifice, and in this article, they share some of what is required to make dreams a reality.


How Are Drug Prices Determined?

A lot goes into determining how much a drug will cost, but its list price is far from the only thing investors need to know.<p>A lot goes into getting a …

Artificial embryo shows early potential for medical therapies, not babies


A woman’s pioneering exoskeleton technology could allow paralyzed people to move again

There weren’t many role models for Sam Huynh when she was growing up in Belen, New Mexico. In fact, except for a howling freight train and the surrounding desert mountains, there wasn’t much of anything in the town of 7,000 people.<p>But as a wildly imaginative and ambitious kid, Sam never had any …

Vietnam War

How a Boy’s Lazarus-like Revival Points to a New Generation of Drugs - MIT Technology Review

Shortly after Cameron Harding’s one-month check-up, his mother, Alison, saw that her newborn seemed to stop moving. She’d unwrap him from a swaddle …


HIV breakthrough may help scientists kill sleeping virus cells

AIDS patients must endure a lifetime of drugs because the virus conceals itself in the immune system and reactivates with a vengeance once the treatment stops. However, French scientists have discovered a marker that makes it possible to identify dormant, HIV-infected T-cells from healthy ones. …

Immune System

Gene therapy: What personalized medicine means for you

From CNET Magazine: What if the next pill you took were tailored to your genetic makeup? That day is almost here.<p>This is the future of medicine. There is no turning back.<p>Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli<p>Once we understand how genes are being turned on and off, we'll be able to better predict which …

Personalized Medicine

Scientists convert spinach leaves into human heart tissue — that beats

If an overhyped vegetable existed before marketers coined the term superfood — and long before Oprah Winfrey chatted up acai berries with Dr. Oz — look no further than spinach. (Here’s to Popeye, eating the stuff by the can to inflate his biceps.) Spinach alone, of course, won’t pump anyone up. But …

Oprah Winfrey