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Amazon challenges YouTube by offering uploaders a cut of the ads

Amazon is launching its new Amazon Video Direct service today to let video creators share any content and receive a cut of the revenue. Amazon is offering a variety of ways for creators to earn money, including royalties through streaming by Prime members, and revenue sharing through rentals, …

Televisions

Three Hacking Groups Linked to Bangladesh Bank Heist

Investigators probing the cyber theft of $81 million from Bangladesh’s central bank have discovered evidence of unidentified hacking groups from …

Central Banks

6 Traits Of Great Design Leaders

Being a good designer is only a start.<p>Countless companies advertise their design bona fides. Fewer live it. As the business world shifts focus from engineering and marketing to design and user experience, design leaders play an increasingly crucial role in shaping their companies’ future. But what …

Design

What It's Like to Be Inside the Head of Someone Who's Losing His Mind

This powerful short film from Paul Trillo puts the camera behind a man named Terry as we follow him through the streets of New York City. We see …

New York City

LinkedIn Just Made a Savvy Business Move - And Nobody Noticed

The ability to sell your products and services on LinkedIn is about to get a whole lot easier - and that's good news for everyone involved.<p>With 420 …

7 Social Media Tips for Non-Tech Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Social media, social media and more social media!<p>We constantly hear about it. It’s everywhere. However, as a busy entrepreneur and business owner, are you properly using social media to help your company grow? Be introspective and tell …

Small Business

Are you ready for the mega-shift from social media to private media?

Over the past few months I’ve seen a few trends coming together but I’m not sure I grasped the significance of what’s happening until I heard a …

Marketing

3 Ways to Rapidly Build a Network When You Have No Connections

Finding your way in a new business environment is a tough challenge. Use these 3 tips to get up to speed.<p>When I moved to Silicon Valley from post-revolutionary Egypt three years ago, I had almost no connections.<p>I was nearly broke, sleeping on my childhood best friend's couch in Berkeley, and I knew …

Startups

I have 'extraordinary proof' that I invented Bitcoin, says Craig Wright

The Australian academic who claims to have invented Bitcoin has vowed to produce “extraordinary proof” that he is the genius behind the virtual currency.<p>Craig Wright, who came forward as Bitcoin’s mysterious architect Satoshi Nakamoto on Monday, responded to widespread questions that the evidence …

The Australian government decides it's really into Bitcoin

Is it because the creator of Bitcoin could, just maybe, be an Aussie?<p>The day after the mysterious Craig Wright told news outlets he was the father of …

The battle over the future of bitcoin

Billed as the future of democratized, digital money, the currency is now at the center of a conflict over how to develop technologies behind the system<p>The bitcoin world this week learned its absentee father might be Craig Wright, an Australian entrepreneur with nice suits and well-combed hair who …

Bitcoin