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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 …

A Shocking Article of Unprecedented Native Advertising Genius

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12 worst American product flops

Slide 1 of 14<p>The larger the company, the greater its capacity for taking risks. While pouring millions of dollars into market research and …

Integrative Ideas and Social Brands

Insights from the WARC Social Strategy Prize<p>In the 15 or so years since digital technologies fundamentally changed the nature of media and commerce, …

Adidas sues Marc Jacobs for "tarnishing" three-stripe motif

Sports brand Adidas has accused fashion designer Marc Jacobs of producing "confusingly similar imitations" of its iconic three-stripe motif with …

Champagne Ruinart’s Cutting-Edge Collaboration with Artist Georgia Russell

Ruinart, the world's oldest champagne house that's been producing champagne since 1729, has collaborated with artist Georgia Russell to create two cutting-edge, contemporary works, a gorgeous white ornament wrap and a grandiose sculpture made of cut paper. The beautiful white ornament, which wraps …

NYSE Identity Proposal by Interbrand

New York Stock Exchange – Identity Proposal by Design Firm Interbrand.<p>While working as graphic design for design firm Interbrand, Nick Agin was part …

Veranda Restaurant Identity by Forma Line

Restaurant Identity Design.<p>Ukrainian design studio Forma Line was entrusted with the design of a visual identity for Veranda, a classic local …

New Google Groups now available to everyone

Posted by Ryan Falor, Product Manager, Google Groups With Google Groups, you can manage a mailing list, coordinate with your social club, ...

Dick Costolo outlines plans for making Twitter more useful during live events

Twitter has become a constant companion to users, especially during major cultural events or breaking news, and the company's CEO Dick Costolo wants to make the service better for users during those spikes in usage. As reported by <i>TechCrunch</i>, Costolo spoke at a panel at Brookings' Center for …

Aaron Swartz and MIT: The inside story

CAMBRIDGE — The mysterious visitor called himself Gary Host at first, then Grace Host, which he shortened for his made-up e-mail address to “ghost,” …

The Psychology of Messiness: How Disorder Can Make You More Creative

Kathleen Vohs, a marketing professor at the University of Minnesota with an extensive psychology background, believes that messier office spaces spur creativity. Here's the evidence.<p>There's a general assumption--in homes, in workplaces--that neatness corresponds to productivity.<p>It begins in …

10 Fitness Brands Winning on Social Media

Get the State of Social Marketing Report<p>Download<p>We’re emerging from hibernation into the height of tone-up season as days get longer and swimsuit …

Advertising Week Europe 2014: the marketing highlights

<b>Native advertising</b><p>Barely five minutes passed during any of the past four days at Advertising Week Europe without a mention of native advertising (and …

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.<p>The study was conducted by three …

Map Of The Developing Human Brain Shows Where Problems Begin

A high-resolution map of the human brain in utero is providing hints about the origins of brain disorders including schizophrenia and autism.<p>The map shows where genes are turned on and off throughout the entire brain at about the midpoint of pregnancy, a time when critical structures are taking …

How to Make an Incredible Burger, According to 6 Meat-Masters

Spoiler alert: Invest in a cast-iron pan. Also, research Maillard reactions.<p>Have you ever gone to a restaurant, had an amazing burger, and then tried to replicate it at home only to have disastrous results? That's what you get for trying. But in the spirit of spreading knowledge and leveling the …

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Just 50% of small businesses have a website

Meanwhile, 29 per cent believe that being online isn’t relevant for them. According to 123-reg, the report points to a worrying lack of understanding …

Michael Lewis has shown how tech nerds rigged the stock markets. But who will guard the geeks?

Light travels at 186,000 miles a second in a vacuum, which is another way of saying that it covers 186 miles in a milli-second – a thousandth of a second. Given that much of our contemporary electronic communications are conveyed by pulses of light travelling along fibreoptic cables, we are given …

The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In Food

Newly engineered foods. A TV show satirizing Big Ag. Farming practices that reduce greenhouse gases. Here are the companies that are cooking up new ideas and changing how we think about our food.<p>1. Beyond Meat<p><b>For rerouting agriculture’s environmental impact.</b> Meat production, which results in …

How A New Zealand Chef Used Kickstarter To Open His Dream Restaurant

In 2013, after years of cooking in New York City kitchens — Public, Double Crown, and Saxon + Parole, to name a few — Lambert decided it was time to open his own restaurant.<p>He turned to Kickstarter for help, ultimately raising $25,636 from 123 interested backers. Just four months after opening, the …

Hailo app proves a virtuous circle for London's black-taxi drivers

To anyone passing, the meeting of six men might have seemed incongruous amid the normal hustle and bustle of a busy central London cafe, with customers tucking into full-English breakfasts and mugs of builders tea.<p>It was in Double J's Cafe on Charlotte Street in November 2010 that three taxi …

Marks & Spencer: chic in Paris, but losing ground at home

Everyone looks their best when they are on holiday – even Marks & Spencer, which escorted investors and the press corps around "gay Paree" last week. Boss Marc Bolland was able to trumpet the success of "Le M&S" in a city where its crumpets and digestive biscuits are "exotique" and its casualwear …

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What Makes for a Really Good Business Idea?

If you're thinking about starting a new business, you can test it out with this five-point checklist.<p>The prospect of starting a business can be frightening. It is a risk and a tremendous opportunity, equal parts challenging and, hopefully, rewarding. Given the enormous risk that's inherent in …

Dealing With Feelings: How to Be an Emotionally-Aware Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leaders fall too easily into the trap of seeing the people who work for them as employees first and people second. Yet, it’s <i>the people</i> who determines whether or not your company will be successful.<p>How can leaders better understand what …

Spiegelau’s Latest Glass Is Made Just For Stouts

A little over a year ago, renowned glassmaker, Spiegelau, teamed up with the folks at Dogfish Head to create a glass perfectly suited for IPAs. Now …

These Are The Best Whiskies In The World

They might not all be available at your local liquor store, but these are some of the whiskies you should try and track down. The World Whiskies …