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4 Essentials for Building a Well Mannered Customer-Service Chatbot

If your chatbot is aggravating customers, human error is to blame.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the 2009 film <i>Her</i>, Joaquin Phoenix’s character falls in love with a disembodied, but seemingly human, voice. Set in the near future, the film examines …

Customer Service

Everyone Starts at Zero: 5 Ways to Jumpstart From the Bottom

Pick your path in life, get moving and don't stop.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone starts at the bottom. Everyone. There is a cliché that says, when you are at your lowest, the only way to go is up. Whether you want to better your financial standing, …

Self-improvement

BOLT Internet Of Things Platform Hits Kickstarter From $12

Developers, makers and hobbyists looking to develop their own Internet of Things projects may be interested in the world’s first IoT platform which …

Internet of Things

Liz Weston: 4 Steps to Disaster-Proof Your Finances

Mother Nature could be excused if she wondered, "How much more prompting do you people need?"This year delivered epic wildfires, devastating …

A Pill to Make Exercise Obsolete

What if a drug could give you all the benefits of a workout?<p>It was late summer, and the gray towers of the Salk Institute, in San Diego, shaded seamlessly into ocean fog. The austere, marble-paved central courtyard was silent and deserted. The south lawn, a peaceful retreat often used for Tai Chi …

Cost-benefit Analysis

How 13 Instagram Icons Grew Their Followings to Massive Levels

Everybody starts with zero followers. Here's how these pros got thousands upon thousands of fans.<p>Reporting Intern<p><i>Instagram Icons</i> have unique ways to reach thousands of people each day. But every account starts at zero.<p>Whether the content is Hollywood memes or landscape photography, these 13 <i>Icon</i> …

How Big Data And Artificial Intelligence are Changing Online Lending

As digital lending continues to grow in size, companies are looking for ways to make their services more efficient and profitable to both lenders and …

San Juan mayor lambastes Trump's 'insulting' visit to Puerto Rico

The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, strongly denounced Donald Trump Tuesday night after the president visited the island, calling him the “miscommunicator in chief” and “insulting.”<p>“He was insulting to the people of Puerto Rico,” Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz said Tuesday night on MSNBC hours after …

Donald Trump

Technology is destroying the most important asset in your life

<i>“Money isn’t the most important thing in the world. Your time is.”</i><p>Parents, teachers, and mentors all around the world have spoken these words to us, in one form of another, throughout our lives. It makes sense, too.<p>Most of us come to realize at some point that money is a means, not an end. It …

Mindfulness

Tonight has been beyond horrific. I still dont know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that Me and my Crew are safe. My Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight. It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night. #heartbroken #stopthehate

Getting your data out of Tinder is hard. It shouldn't be | Paul-Olivier Dehaye

If you’re not a journalist or a privacy advocate, convincing big tech to release your data is almost impossible. But hope is coming with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation<p>When a journalist approached me to help her get a copy of her personal data from Tinder, I knew this would be a good …

I asked Tinder for my data. It sent me 800 pages of my deepest, darkest secrets

The dating app knows me better than I do, but these reams of intimate information are just the tip of the iceberg. What if my data is hacked – or sold?<p>At 9.24pm (and one second) on the night of Wednesday 18 December 2013, from the second arrondissement of Paris, I wrote “Hello!” to my first ever …

Trump-Russia investigation may target Reddit posts, says senator's aide

Senator Mark Warren has considered examining site, says spokesman, as researcher reports that it was home to ‘coordinated information campaigns’<p>Reddit could join Facebook and Twitter as a target for federal investigators exploring Russian influence over the 2016 presidential election, according to …

Donald Trump

Now I have a business page on Facebook, how can I delete my personal profile?

Jenny opened a Facebook account and has progressed from a personal profile to a business page. Now she’d like to delete her personal profile …<p>I set up a Facebook account for my business but I did it as a personal page. I then realised my mistake, so I now have a shortcut link to a business page. …

Social Media

5 Things That Can Derail Your Mortgage Approval

Just because you have been approved does not mean the process is finished.<p>Getting approved for a mortgage is not the same as getting a mortgage. …

Why Your Next Big Idea Could Be Really Small

Want to make $10,000? Easy: Sell ten thousand things for one dollar each.<p>It's the classic setup: Make $10,000 by selling ten thousand things at one dollar each. Easy.<p>Actually, it's not that easy. This is a classic entrepreneur's pitfall when trying to bring physical products to market. What if the …

Small Business

Identity theft nightmares: 'I've spent my lifetime building up my credit'

William Burnett, a retired pilot in Texas, says he's afraid to go to his mailbox.<p>That's where the 68-year-old first learned that someone had stolen his identity, and where he continues to receive evidence thatfraudulent accounts have beenopened in his name.<p>He first figured out there was a problem …

Identity Theft

Effective chatbots master conversational size and fit

The retail industry has undergone an incredible transformation over the past decade. Shoppers continue to move online and away from brick-and-mortar retail, demanding increasingly more personalized, conversation-driven experiences. For retailers looking to maximize online sales, chatbot technology …

6 Ways to Make Sure Your Personal Finances Are Safe Before Starting a Business

Don't be afraid to face your financials on head-first. Planning is the key to saving yourself and your new business.<p>If there's one thing that has stressed me out the most about starting my company, it's money. I'm terrified of wasting it, losing it, and never having it again. It turns out that …

Retirement

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Fort Worth tech jobs rate among the highest paying in the U.S.

Dallas-Fort Worth sits in the top 10 among American tech hubs where the paychecks of tech workers stretch the furthest, a new study shows.<p>The study, …

Why 6-Second Formats Are Saving Digital Video Ads

Is six seconds the new magic time for ad engagement?<p>The snackable video ad—popularized by the YouTube’s non-skippable Bumper—is poised to become one …

Advertising

Senate passes small business cybersecurity legislation

The Senate passed legislation Thursday that would require the federal government to offer more tools to small businesses to guard their networks from …

Your Guide to Getting a Lucrative Job in Social Media

These days, everyone and their grandmother knows how to pick the best Instagram filter, throw some hashtags on a post, and passive-aggressively …

Social Media

How Microsoft became a destination for a new generation of open-source developers

An old tongue-in-cheek journalism canard suggests that once something has happened three times, it’s a trend. Along those lines, when something …

09/29/2017: What the GOP's tax plan means for government borrowing

A survey of 34 universities and community colleges found that about 48 percent of students reported food insecurity in the previous 30 days, 22 percent with such low levels of food security that they qualified as hungry.

Email Is The Easiest Place to Get Started With Predictive Analytics. Here's Why.

Predictive analytics is a necessity for data-driven business decisions. Too bad so many executives don’t have a clue about how to get started.<p>The fundamentals of predictive analytics are not rocket science; they’re accessible to any adult with an education and a little patience. Yet misconceptions …

Big Data

How to Choose the Right Business Intelligence (BI) Software Tool

There’s not much debate that Business Intelligence (BI) tools have a profound effect on the way businesses analyze data and make decisions.There’s …

How to Build a Million-Dollar Brand When You're Broke and Living on Your Sister's Couch

'Fast N' Loud' star and serial entrepreneur Richard Rawlings talks about his passion for cars and drive for success.<p>1 min read<p>Did a guy who was so broke that he and his wife had to live on his sister's couch ever predict that, in a few years, he'd be on TV shows aired in more than 200 countries, …

Entrepreneurship