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Google Is Hungry to Challenge One of Amazon's Most Dominant Businesses

Let the games begin.<p>As Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) sees surging demand for its Echo speaker line and strikes as many deals as it can with OEMs to extend …

The world is millions of barrels away from peak oil

But actual oil consumption numbers suggest that peak demand for oil won't happen soon, and when it does happen it will do so at a demand millions of barrels per day (BPD) higher than current demand.<p>Proponents of peak demand expect that exponential growth in electric vehicles (EVs), and to a lesser …

Oil

Housing talk gets louder and angrier in Vancouver

Vancouver's real estate market has attracted angry commentary from a wide variety of sources lately, and not just citizen activist groups rallying for affordable housing.<p>A couple of weeks ago, U.S. economist Michael Hudson sold out the Rio Theatre to talk about the city's gone-sideways housing …

Canadian Real Estate

Use This Template to Write a Simple Business Plan

The competitive analysis includes an assessment of your competition and how your business will compete in the sector. (See How to Write the …

A look at Tesla Powerwall ownership after 1 year as second generation is coming: 92% savings on utility bill

We reported on Nick Pfitzner just over a year ago when he became one of the first people to have a Tesla Powerwall in Australia. After now over a year of ownership, Nick shared his experience just as a lot more people are considering installing home energy storage now that the market expanded with …

Tesla

Contraceptive injection for men could end need for vasectomy

The end of the vasectomy is on the horizon after scientists announced human trials for a new contraceptive injection for men.<p>The simple process, which takes just a few seconds, involves injecting a harmless gel into the tube which transports the sperm to create a blockage.<p>It is the same tube which …

How gene editing is revolutionising the pharmaceuticals industry

Fourteen years ago the first human genome was sequenced. It cost somewhere in the region of $2.7bn (£2.16bn). It was a collaborative effort across the globe that started in 1990 and took 13 years to complete. Fast forward to today, and companies are offering genome sequencing at a mere $1,000 a …

8 ways to avoid paying an airline change fee

Most of us have resigned ourselves to paying the fee to change our itinerary, no matter how far out the trip still is, but you shouldn't have to.<p>We dug deeper to find eight sneaky ways to get around paying those penalties.<p>Not everyone knows that their non-refundable ticket actually comes with a …

Flying

Tesla shows off SolarCity solar roofs for homes

To Elon Musk it seems obvious: the future of energy is in solar.<p>The CEO of Tesla repeated this sentiment multiple times at a press event on Friday at Universal Studios, where he gave customers the first look at an integrated solar roofing solution that will combine Tesla and SolarCity …

Clean Energy

Electric Cars Could Send Oil Companies Into ‘Death Spiral’: People Who Know About Money

Economists and reporters have been saying that electric cars could actually kill the oil industry for a little while now, but it hasn’t made a lot of …

Electric Vehicles

Amazon bundles 1,000+ books into your Prime subscriptions

In addition to faster shipping for products from its online store, Amazon’s Prime subscription plan offers numerous benefits, including unlimited photo storage, as well as music and video streaming. It’s now adding books and comics to its premium offering for users in the US with Prime …

Hack of Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee 'Similar' to DNC Breach

Another Democratic Party group confirmed Friday it has been hacked and said the breach was "similar" to a cyber strike on the Democratic National Committee, which has been blamed on the Russians.<p>A senior U.S. official told NBC News that the FBI is investigating the intrusion on the Democratic …

Government

30 Must-Do Adventures in California

It's no secret that California is home to some incredible outdoor destinations. From the serrated ridge lines of the High Sierra to the gargantuan …

Hiking

Thinking about a local side business? UberRush can handle your deliveries

Ready to awaken your inner entrepreneur? Maybe you’ve been watching others succeed with an on-demand business model and thought, “Oh man, I could do …

Small Business

7 Ways Entrepreneurs Stymie Their Own Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Throughout life’s journey we’re always going to experience challenges. However, some of our greatest challenges come from within.<p>Unfortunately, most of us were never taught to recognize and deal with internal opposition. You could be …

Motivation

Wondering Where To Start? Three Entrepreneurs Share How They Got Started

Even with the volume of information available online and the proliferation of offline business resources, first-time entrepreneurs still face the challenge of knowing where to start.<p>Regardless of the accessibility of information available at our fingertips on entrepreneurship, startups and small …

Entrepreneurship
Marketing

Having Trouble Staying Motivated? Read This

Motivating yourself is an important aspect to help you achieve success. Motivation comes from goal setting and having a vision, but for some people, …

Motivation

In Burma’s wildest corner, jade, drugs and rebels will test the new government

The country’s Kachin state is home to many thorny issues.<p>The country’s Kachin state is home to many thorny issues.<p>MYITKYINA, Burma — The jade tycoon of Burma lives behind stone walls and a sophisticated security system. A visitor must be buzzed through a gate into the garden, pass a hunk of jade as …

Asia

OPEC Production Cut Unlikely Until U.S. Oil Output Falls Another Million Barrels Per Day

An OPEC production cut is unlikely until U.S. production declines by about another million barrels per day. OPEC won’t cut because it would accomplish nothing beyond a short-term increase in price. Carefully placed comments by OPEC and Russian oil ministers about the possibility of production cuts …

Oil & Gas Industry

Mercury Found In Fog Off California Coast

It's not enough to hurt humans, but it's not good news for the food chain<p>Fog is a hazard to ships, but it might also be a problem for the food web.<p>Today at the American Geophysical Union's fall meeting, researchers discussed new evidence that the amount of coastal fog is not only increasing, but in …

Here's the X-factor That Could Launch a Bitcoin Boom

Brian Forde admits that bitcoin isn’t a no-brainer.<p>Right now it’s hard for most people to grasp the vast potential in the technology behind it, …

Bitcoin