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Google Adds Conversational Search In Latest Chrome Build, We Go Voice On

Google has updated Chrome in build 27 to include conversational voice search, a feature it demoed on stage at Google I/O this year that allows you to search by voice, but also transcribes your queries in real time and lets you use natural language, asking Google straightforward questions and …

Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

<i>Bon Appetit's Editor in Chief Adam Rapoport is sharing recipes and tips from his latest, The Grilling Book, all week long. We'll be rolling out his ideal Memorial Day feast -- one dish each day -- from his go-to steak to the drink in his hand.</i><p>Americans love skirt steak, but a lot of us don't know …

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 …

The Entrepreneurs Handbook: 52 Essential Resources for Startups

The thought of launching a Startup is incredibly intimidating with most failing to survive their first few years, it can often result in an …

The Recipes That'll Finally Make You Love Grilled Chicken

We know what you're thinking: grilled chicken is the most boring thing you can cook on the barbecue (and the least exciting thing you could possibly eat). When you have the option to make burgers and steaks on the grill, why in the world would you ever opt for chicken? We're about to show you how …

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Reid Hoffman: Founding A Startup Is Like 'Throwing Yourself Off A Cliff'

LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman says that starting a company is like "throwing yourself off a cliff and assembling an airplane on the way down." So he just told Bloomberg Television's Emily Chang.<p>This is a similar view to how his friend Elon Musk describes it. In 2010, Tesla and SpaceX founder Musk …

Startups

Our Pivot: How We Went From Failure To Successful Exit In 12 Months

Last week I described the painful reality of how we raised money and launched a business that quickly failed. This is the second part of the story, and describes how we “pivoted” and went from failure to exit in under a year.<p>With $1.4 million still in the bank and a business idea that clearly had …

10 Ways To Clean Up Your Creative Process

I’m no Martha Stewart, but I do enjoy the satisfaction that comes with spring cleaning. It is the perfect time of year to throw open the windows, clear the cobwebs, and remove the clutter in preparation for new beginnings.<p>In the advertising world, the rites of spring cleaning can also be applied to …

3 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As if making the transition from student life to the working world wasn't hard enough.<p>In March, the unemployment rate among 18- to 29-year-olds was 11.7 percent, more than four percentage points higher than the national average of 7.6 …

Entrepreneurship

What Is One Piece Of Advice You Would Give First-Time Entrepreneurs?

<b>“A-Players Hire A-players, B-players Hire C-players.”</b> - Steve Jobs<p>Surround yourself with the best talent you can, the top people you can find. They are worth the cost. Do everything you can to hire, retain, and motivate them.<p>Find partners who are experts in an area you aren’t, who possess the …

If You Want To Be Successful, Don't Spend Too Much Time Planning: A Case Study

We said last time a successful entrepreneur is the person who makes an idea happen, even if there are a lot of unexpected problems, and even if it’s not a very good idea in the first place.<p>And then we added that they don’t do it with one roll of the dice. The most successful entrepreneurs we know …

Top Silicon Valley Advisor Explains The Key Rules Behind Every Great Startup Idea

But the reality is much less binary and much more nuanced, The Founder Institute maintains.<p>Founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Adeo Ressi, The Founder Institute is an early-stage startup accelerator that works with companies from the idea stage to fruition.<p>"What we have found is that if an …

Silicon Valley

The Mad Billionaire Behind GoPro: The World's Hottest Camera Company

Nick Woodman is 37 years old. His constantly tousled sepia hair and permanent, mischievous half-grin make him look 27. And he acts 17, as I learn 30,000 feet above the Rocky Mountains, after Woodman packed me, his wife, Jill, and a dozen of his favorite colleagues and buds into a chartered …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

15 Quick and Simple Vegetable Recipes to Get You Out of a Green Salad Rut

Don't get me wrong, I love a good green salad. But there is a whole world of quick, easy vegetable side dishes that don't involve lettuce. With …

App Maker Kidaptive Debuts “Parent’s Pad,” A New Way To Track A Child’s Educational Development On iPad

Parents of preschoolers can finally let go of “iPad guilt” – the term that refers to that terrible feeling you get when you use the iPad as babysitter. Today, a company called Kidaptive is launching one of the most comprehensive feedback systems for parents to date, allowing them to get a hand of …

There are 12.5 unprotected versions of the average American’s personal information on the web

Safe Shepherd<p>Safe Shepherd is a company that searches the web for all the public records available on Americans, and then presents them in a dashboard. Try it for yourself—it’s free—and the results are almost guaranteed to be unnerving. The information is mostly innocuous, and includes your …

Cydia Substrate Comes To Android (Cydia Store Next?)

Cydia, a platform commonly thought of as the alternative app store for jailbroken iPhones and iPads, has just today arrived on Android of all places, in the form of Cydia Substrate*, a tool for developers to build code modifications to other applications. Though Android is by its nature more open …

Thinglist: A Note-Taking App That Keeps Track of Your Every Wish

Apple's proprietary note-taking app is mediocre at best. You can make new notes, write things on them, and that's about it. So if you're one of those …

What Everybody Is Getting Wrong About Japan's Great Monetary Policy Experiment

Lars Christensen nails it on the confusion surrounding Abenomics:<p>There has been a lot of focus on the fact that USD/JPY has now broken above 100 and that the slide in the yen is going to have a positive impact on Japanese exports. In fact it seems like most commentators and economists think that …

Economics

Ask These 3 Questions Before You Launch

Don't get so caught up in the idea for your start-up that you fail to think about the basics.<p>Starting a business is a daunting task. As a serial entrepreneur, I can relate with the late-night number crunching, garage-based shoestringing and general uncertainty that comes with launching a new …

Entrepreneurship

Hint: Not With Ads. How Can Your Startup Start Making Money?

There are lots of ways to finance your latest business venture, but one of the funnest ones remains offering a product or service in exchange for money, and people paying for it.<p>You should totally employ that strategy for your startup!<p>We kid, we kid, but not really. It’s no secret monetizing a …

Investors cheered as Philippine clans consolidate grip on power | Financial Times

Millions of Filipinos headed for voting booths on Monday to choose candidates for 18,054 local and national government posts in a generally peaceful …

The Money Shot

The sale of Instagram to Facebook for a cool billion in the spring of 2012 was the ultimate Silicon Valley fairy tale: 18 months from launch to offer. But, for co-founder and C.E.O. Kevin Systrom, it was more of a roller-coaster ride, with several missed opportunities, at least two “aha” moments, …