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The Rags-To-Riches Tale Of How Jan Koum Built WhatsApp Into Facebook's New $19 Billion Baby

<i>Click here for our magazine cover story on the Facebook-WhatsApp Megadeal: The Courtship, The Secret Meetings, The $19 Billion Poker Game</i><p>Jan Koum picked a meaningful spot to sign the $19 billion deal to sell his company WhatsApp to Facebook earlier today. Koum, cofounder Brian Acton and venture …

UFC 167: How Georges St-Pierre Makes $12 Million A Year

Mixed martial arts legend and UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre takes on Johny Hendricks Saturday night in Las Vegas in the main event of UFC 167. Leading up to the fight this week, UFC boss Dana White gushed to reporters about the passion of GSP: “When you’re as rich as Georges St-Pierre …

Cal calendar by Any.do - Everything you need to know

Cal calendar by Any.do hit the Google Play Store a little over a week ago and with it came one of the best looking calendar apps ever. Of course, pretty things are nice but what really matters is whether or not the application works so we decided to give Cal calendar a test run. If you’d rather …

Forget Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives -- getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.<p>And for most of …

Productivity

Cut The Fluff From The Sales Pipeline

<i>Or: The Quantum Theory Of Business</i><p>I’ve listened to more sales pipeline reviews than I can count, and I expect you have too. Typically, there is an array of opportunities, some sounding very attractive, and discussion of how far each is from a close. The sales guys and gals lead the discussion. They …

5 Things You Should Know Before Talking to Sales About the Buyer's Journey

My initiation into the world of sales happened at the height of the “Glengarry Glen Ross” days. It was the time of “blue suits” and “fast talkers,” with no sales automation or customer tracking technology anywhere to be found.<p>We’d roam our territories searching for conversations, hoping it would …

Why Sean Parker Is Obsessed With His Spotify Playlist

Sean Parker takes his Spotify playlist, <i>Hipster International,</i> very seriously. How serious? “Sometimes I’ll spend six hours consecutively combing through literally thousands of songs,” Parker tells me. “I probably listen to 500 songs for every song I feature.”<p>I had called Parker recently for a quick …

The Best Skills To List On A Tech Resume, Ranked By Salary Value In Dollars

One way is to make sure you've got all the skills the employer wants and then some.<p>Business Insider asked job hunting site Bright to sift through its massive database of 10 million job postings and tell us what skills employers want for a wide range of tech jobs.<p>The results is a sort of map that …

Employment

10 Bizarre Businesses You Didn't Know Existed

People find all kinds of weird ways to make money, from carving giant hunks of cheddar cheese to making bacon-flavored... well, everything. Read …

Chromebooks Gain Ground In The Education Market; But A Majority of Educators Still Prefer iPads

Schools around the world are trading in desktop PCs for tablets, netbooks and increasingly Chromebooks, especially in the United States, new research shows.<p>The unexpected popularity of Chromebooks, which were dismissed when they first came out as stripped-down machines with limited appeal, is a …

Coca-Cola Accused Of Overstating Vitaminwater's Health Benefits

By Jonathan Stempel<p>July 18 (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge has recommended that Coca-Cola Co face a class-action lawsuit accusing it of misleading consumers by overstating the health benefits of its Vitaminwater drink.<p>In a decision made public on Thursday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Levy in …

The Worst Companies To Work For In The U.S.: 24/7 Wall St.

From 24/7 Wall St.: For the second year in a row, 24/7 Wall St. has identified America’s worst companies to work for. While company management can improve employee satisfaction, most of the companies on our list continue to make workers miserable.<p>In order to identify America’s worst companies to …

Why Yahoo Paid $1.1 Billion For Tumblr Even Though It Only Has $13 Million In Revenue

One fact is getting cited a lot now that the acquisition is announced: That Tumblr had only $13 million in revenue in 2012, after taking $125 million in investor funding.<p>With lousy economics like that, why would Yahoo even consider such a high price?<p>It's worth comparing a putative Yahoo-Tumblr deal …

Donald Trump Says Kickstarter Is Missing One Key Ingredient: Donald Trump

Last Wednesday, Donald Trump launched FundAnything, a crowd-funding company that many have called a rip-off of popular tech sites Kickstarter and Indiegogo. But The Donald explained to FORBES that those sites lack one thing: himself.<p>FundAnything offers no new features or lower fees, and its website …

Who Should Be Scared Of Samsung's 1Gb+ Wireless Technology?

Samsung came a long way in a short space of time. Earlier this week they announced Gigabit data transmission at very high frequency – in effect a 5G wireless performance level – a decade ahead of 5G being implemented.<p>It is interesting for a number of reasons, not least who it threatens. I think the …

7 Tips From Entrepreneurs On How To Have A Fearless Career

But fears at work can be particularly debilitating. <i>What if I fail? What if I'm not good enough? What if the ground opens up and swallows my cubicle whole?</i><p>Letting fear get the best of you at your job can keep you from getting the recognition that you deserve—whether it hinders you from nabbing a …

Leadership Lesson: The Difference Between Google and Apple

Google and Apple are both highly esteemed brands. Both companies share many common traits which have contributed to their success, but there is one very big difference between the two – Google plays offense while Apple has recently settled for playing defense. Apple is struggling to maintain its …

Here’s a sign mass-market drones are about to take off: Google just invested in their future

<i>This article has been corrected</i>.<p>Drones have a terrible reputation, mostly because they have become a byword for death and destruction. But drones can be used for non-lethal means as well, such as this project to protect rhinos from poachers in India.<p>Many expect those non-lethal uses to spread—but …

FAA

Here's What You Need To Earn To Buy A Home In 25 Cities

To find out, HSH.com took the National Association of Realtors' 2013 first quarter data for median home prices as well as our 2013 first quarter average interest rates for 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages to decipher how much money homebuyers in 25 major metros would need to earn in order to purchase …

Fast Food Industry's Obamacare Fears Ignore Two Likely Scenarios

Fast food chains and franchises across the country have voiced concerns about Obamacare's business consequences in recent months. But the health care law may not be quite the burden many think.<p>That’s because many young and healthy fast food employees may end up opting out of the insurance Obamacare …

Start By Being a Leader of One

Before you strive to be the next Steve Jobs or Richard Branson, start with being a leader to yourself.<p>The topic of leadership can get pompous pretty quickly as names like Steve Jobs and Abraham Lincoln are bandied about. But if you're just starting out, this sort of inspiration can seem more than a …

Leadership

Floyd Mayweather, LeBron James Headline SI's Top 50 Earners in Sports List

Not only are Floyd Mayweather and LeBron James considered to be the best in their respective sports, but they are also the richest athletes in the United States, according to <i>Sports Illustrated's</i> "Fortunate 50" profile.<p><i>SI</i>'s Daniel Roberts reports that Mayweather stands to make $90 million this year …