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Ad blocking is really part of Apple's war with Google — and publishers are collateral damage

But what's really driving this sudden upsurge?<p>Nilay Patel at The Verge makes a compelling argument that it's really part of the ongoing war between Apple and Google.<p>Google makes nearly all of its money from advertising on the web. So Google has a compelling interest in having lots of interesting …

The 15 WordPress Sites That Are Changing the Design Game

Have you ever come across a website and thought “Wow, how did they do that?” I know I have. New websites are popping up all the time that challenge …

Billionaire VC: Startups are spending too much on useless 'window dressing'

"There's way too much money in the system ultimately still chasing few really great companies. And the problem with that is you have a bunch of impostor companies that get funded for a lot longer than normal cycles," Palihapitiya said during an interview.<p>If there was less money, companies would die …

15 brilliant resources for hiring an all-star team

When you’re laser-focused on growing your company, you can’t hire just anyone.<p>You need a team of all-stars — people who can take your business to the next level and help shape the kind of organization you want to become.<p>“If each of us hires people who are smaller than we are, we shall become a …

Team Building

Startup Funding in 5 Stages

Raising money for your startup is never fun, but it might be the only way to get your business off the ground. It is a time-consuming, and often …

How Playing the Long Game Made Elizabeth Holmes a Billionaire

Inside the 31-year-old's fight to disrupt a $75 billion industry, and grow it by another $125 billion.<p>You'd have to look really hard not to see Steve Jobs in Elizabeth Holmes. Both Holmes and Jobs were loners as kids. As a teenager, Jobs discovered Plato; Holmes favored Roman emperor-philosopher …

3 Valuable Lessons From Mark Cuban's Cardinal Rule of Investing

Pay attention to Cuban's approach, and your ideas will get noticed.<p>Perennial entrepreneur and <i>Shark Tank</i> star Mark Cuban has bootstrapped his way to the top. In college, he masterminded all kinds of entrepreneurial schemes, including giving dance lessons and running a disco. He was a pioneer in …

Entrepreneurship

The Raw Truth About Entrepreneurship

Have you ever taken the leap to create a product, start a business, or launch a service? What was your strategy? Was it successful?<p>Here's the deal: Entrepreneurship is not for everyone. It's a fact. However, entrepreneurship can be found in the very basic factor of what makes America a great …

The 18 best 'Shark Tank' pitches of all time

While each Shark may have their own method for evaluating whether a company is worth an investment, they all agree on the fundamentals of a great pitch.<p>In the best pitches, entrepreneurs sell themselves as much as the product and are prepared to answer any question. The pitches are concise and …

Investing

'Shark Tank' investor Barbara Corcoran reveals the productivity trick every entrepreneur should use

Since Barbara Corcoran made her fortune building and then selling one of New York's premier real-estate firms, The Corcoran Group, she has been a full-time investor on the popular reality show "Shark Tank."<p>In the past six seasons, Corcoran has made deals with about 30 of the entrepreneurs who have …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways for Entrepreneurs to Make Mornings More Productive

There's one thing that almost all entrepreneurs want: to have a few more hours in a day. Impossible as it may seem, a few hacks can actually make it workable. Starting the day right with powerful morning routines can help entrepreneurs big-time.<p>Image Credit: Patrick Fore<p>If you are ready to know …

9 Things You Need to Know About Part-Time Entrepreneurship

Are you looking to start side business? Here are a few things you need to know before you get started.<p>Is there such a thing as a part-time entrepreneur--someone who builds a side business, but still works as an employee?<p>The number of part-time entrepreneurs is bigger than you might think. The …

Apple’s First Android App Crushed By 1-Star Ratings

Yesterday Apple released an app for Android called Move to iOS. While it might claim to be an app that helps facilitate the move to iOS from Android …

Android smartphone software tool found to cut battery drain

A new software tool called HUSH, developed by US-based Purdue University, claims to reduce the drain in battery caused by apps even when the phone's …

New smartphone tool kills apps to save Android battery life

Hush, a new tool invented by researchers, can save Android phone battery by killing unpopular apps that wake your phone up<p>No matter how many times a day you kill tasks to save your smartphone battery, you can't beat the battery-guzzlers.<p>And it's even worse when your phone is asleep, because you …

Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the …

Android fanboys bomb Apple’s ‘Move to iOS’ Android app with one-star reviews

Earlier this week, Apple released an Android app whose sole purpose is to help Android users switch to iOS. Within hours of its release, loyal …

Apps

Apple’s first Android app, Move to iOS, is getting killed with one-star reviews

Apple today launched Move to iOS, the company’s first Android app built in-house. As we noted earlier, “It should surprise no one that the first app Apple built for Android helps you ditch the platform.” The fact that the app is getting flooded with one-star reviews is not particularly surprising, …

Apps

10 Awesome Free Android apps worth to Download Now

10 Awesome Free Android apps worth to Download Now1. Pintasking<b>Description:</b> This is an app for power users that miss the old good Taskbar, ALT-TAB …

A Free Museum In Los Angeles Wants California To Be The Art Capital Of The World

The new Broad (pronounced brode) is free for all.<p>On Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, sits a hulking, breathing organism, just born, yet already an enormous beast. The texture of porous honeycomb, or perhaps gefilte fish, it's The Broad, the baby of billionaire philanthropists Eli and Edith …

These Cocaine Ads From the Seventies Are Real and They Are Spectacular

Pretty much every piece of media about the seventies portrays the decade as one of great music, hedonistic orgies, questionable fashion choices (for …

The 5 Biggest Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Always Make

There are reasons why so many entrepreneurs fail. Here are five of the most surprisingly common.<p>Entrepreneurship is fun, exciting, frustrating, challenging, satisfying, and energizing. Sometimes it’s even financially rewarding. Many would-be entrepreneurs think they have achieved success the moment …

This is How People Lie About Their Lives on Instagram

Bangkok, Thailand-based photographer Chompoo Baritone recently created a clever series of images that pokes fun at how Instagram users often use …

Photography

Nobody Freak Out, But Jason Statham Is Going To Star In A TV Series

Okay, promise me you won’t freak out here, but Jason Statham — star of <i>Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels</i> and <i>Snatch</i> and <i>The Transporter</i> and <i>The Italian Job</i> and <i>Transporter 2</i> and <i>Crank</i> and <i>Death Race</i> and <i>Transporter 3</i> and <i>Crank: High Voltage</i> and <i>The Expendables</i> and <i>The Mechanic</i> and <i>The Expendables 2</i> and <i>Parker</i> …

FBI Arrests Charleston Church Shooter's Friend, Joseph Meek

Meek was under investigation for making false statements and concealing knowledge about a crime.<p>The friend of alleged Charleston, South Carolina, church shooter Dylann Roof was arrested by the FBI Thursday afternoon.<p>Joseph "Joey" Meek's girlfriend told The State that the suspect, who housed Roof in …

Three Content Strategies for Responsive Web Design: Plan, Prioritize, Distill

On the left: responsive design not applied, or not applied correctly. On the right: good responsive design makes it easy for the reader to engage …

Apple wins patent ruling against Samsung in U.S. appeals court

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday said Apple (AAPL.O) should have been awarded an injunction barring Samsung (005930.KS) from selling products that infringe its patents, handing Apple another victory in its ongoing smartphone fight with its biggest rival.<p>A Samsung Galaxy S5 …

A 20-something sold his first company for $80 million in 370 days — now he's raising $11 million for his new startup

Jared Hecht sold his first company, GroupMe, 370 days after it launched for about $80 million. GroupMe, a group text-messaging app, was acquired by Skype in 2011.<p>Hecht and his cofounder, Steve Martocci, left Skype in 2013. Both are working on new startups and, while they aren't business partners …

The writing is on the wall for the ad-supported Web: It’s the end of the line

With the release of iOS 9 this week, the discussion over ad blocking has reached a peak.<p>That’s because the latest version of Apple’s mobile OS includes tools for developers to create ad-blocking software, affording mobile users the same freedom from advertising that desktop browser add-ons like …

How a 29-year-old went from living on welfare to starting a business that earned nearly $1 million in its first year

She and her husband, Seth, and their two young sons were living in California with her in-laws, struggling to make ends meet in a rocky economy.<p>"For four years, we had no steady jobs at all," now 29-year-old Luna tells Business Insider. "We did have a little money we had saved, but we blew through …