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Wrapify Is A Startup Paying Drivers To Wrap Their Car In Ads

Owning a car is expensive. Gas, insurance, and other miscellaneous car-related costs add up, and mean that in some cities it’s already cheaper to replace your car with ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft.<p>One startup, Wrapify, is trying to buck this trend by putting money back into the pocket …

Ridesharing

Microsoft Is Acquiring Calendar App Sunrise For North Of $100 Million

Software giant Microsoft is in the process of trying to reinvent itself, and part of that reinvention evidently involves acquiring startups that have created products that compete with its own. The latest acquisition is calendar app maker Sunrise, which Microsoft shelled out at least $100 million …

Apps

Trivia Crack mobile game attracts 500k British players in two weeks

Social trivia quiz now has more than 125 million players around the world according to its developer<p>More than 500,000 Brits have downloaded the Trivia Crack mobile game in the first two weeks since its release in the UK, according to its developer.<p>The social trivia quiz had already picked up 100 …

This App Is like Yelp for ALL the Little Things in Your Life

Some apps start off as something totally different than what they end up as. Like Twitter started out as a way to talk with multiple people in short little messages. 140 characters later, it’s <i>the place</i> for news and Anna Kendrick’s hilarity. Gum is an app still in those early stages where you’re not …

Fruitdoodles artist finds banana work has mass a-peel

Forest fires threaten to spread Chernobyl's fallout over Europe, report says

Nearly 30 years after the world's worst nuclear accident, Chernobyl's fallout continues to cast a long shadow over Europe.<p>A new study says that wildfires could release radiation that remains in the upper layers of soil in the dense forests near the former nuclear plant in Ukraine and Belarus, New …

Flickr takes a step forward with a new interface and a timeline

Camera Roll is sleeker and more user-friendly<p>Flickr began rolling out a new feature called Camera Roll today, <i>PetaPixel</i> reports. The update, now testing in beta, features a sleeker interface that allows users to browse, edit, and organize their photos with greater ease.<p>Camera Roll lives up to its …

Before you join an accelerator, here’s how to do due diligence

There has been a proliferation of accelerators as of late, especially in the healthcare realm, but some are better than others, and entrepreneurs have differing takes on why they did or didn’t join them. Meanwhile, in the wider industry, we’ve been hearing quite a bit of debate about whether or not …

The Battery Revolution: A Technology Disruption, Economics and Grid Level Application Discussion with Eos Energy Storage

Recent advancements in energy storage technology could finally make renewables, such as wind and solar, truly viable economic alternatives to fossil fuels when it comes to generating power. The ability to store power bridges the reliability gaps that occur with renewables, when, on any given day, …

Why These Entrepreneurs Turned Down $30 Million From Mark Cuban

The founders of dating website Coffee Meets Bagel swiftly rejected the largest offer in Shark Tank history.<p><i>Shark Tank</i> host Mark Cuban offered a jaw-dropping $30 million to three sisters for their dating website during Friday's episode, but more surprising than the offer itself was how fast the …

Entrepreneurship

So they might have found Beagle 2 on Mars … Er, remind me, what was it?

Photograph: Beagle2/PA<p>A computer-generated image of the Beagle 2 probe on Mars. Sadly, the real thing is unlikely to be in one piece.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/13/1421167652077/231a8e0e-459e-4006-9e1b-653cc3d89dc5-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Beagle2/PA<p>A …

Space Science

5 Pitfalls Employers Should Avoid During the Hiring Process

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On average, hiring a new employee requires four hours of face-to-face meetings and, at best, an hour or two of testing, paperwork, contacting references and running background checks. Bringing on new employees costs time and …

Employment

18 Ways to Sink Your Startup (Infographic)

1 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successfully building a startup can feel like the sort of thing that requires planets aligning. Screwing up a startup, however, is incredibly simple.<p>Some entrepreneurs try to do it all on their own. Some don’t get along with …

Startups

California Takes Lead In Developing Energy Storage

By Bobby Magill<p><i>Published:</i> January 13th, 2015<p>The city of Tehachapi, near the crest of a mountain pass in southern California, is a bridge between the …

Renewable Energy

Is Crowdfunding a Disaster Waiting to Happen?

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Crowdfunding is all the rage today. By mid-2012, more than 50,000 projects had been listed on Kickstarter alone, of which something like half had reached their (typically very modest) fundraising goals. By early 2013, …

Crowd Funding

10 Fears You Must Overcome When Starting a New Business

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For every business owner who has met the demands of a payroll, many more don’t make it past doing a first draft of a business plan. What's the main difference between those who drive profits and the ones who fumble and walk …

Entrepreneurship

Here's How Much Carbon The US -- China Climate Deal Will Actually Save

Last month the leaders of the United States and China agreed on a deal to cut carbon emissions, after nine months of secret correspondence.<p>The deal …

Fossil Fuels

4 Strategies to Keep Customers Coming Back

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Customers are beginning to understand that their true value to companies goes well beyond their wallets. This is the age of the empowered customer, when a single complaint on social media can cost a business millions of dollars, …

Customer Experience

California Prosecutors Sue Uber Over Background Checks

SAN FRANCISCO -- Prosecutors in Los Angeles and San Francisco have sued Uber over its background check policies and other business practices, alleging that the popular ride-sharing service lied to give customers a false sense of security.<p>San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon announced …

The First Eco-Friendly Bus powered By Human wastes is in UK; The Poo Bus

With threatening Global climate change, the race of finding alternative source of bio friendly energy is on. And now bring to you the first bus which …

Semtive's Wind Turbines are Ideal Home-Scale Energy Generators

Argentine startup Semtive, a designer of wind turbines for urban and suburban areas, presents a sustainable energy generator for domestic use and …

Renewable Energy

Move Over Big Power—the Micropower Revolution Is Here

There is no shortage of shouting and dire warnings about the state of the climate and our need to phase out fossil fuels. But there is a more silent …

Fossil Fuels

Japan's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft heads to a carbon-rich asteroid soon

On November 30th, Japan's Hayabusa 2 will be leaving leaving Earth aboard a Mitsubishi-made rocket to make its way to an asteroid -- but not to blow it up. The Japanese spacecraft will follow in its predecessor's footsteps and observing a space rock for science (of course). But unlike the first …

Graphene battery breakthrough could trigger electric car revolution

Graphene breakthrough could trigger electric car revolution: Proton discovery paves way to super-efficient batteries<p><b>Graphene is the world's thinnest</b> …

10 Advances for the Environment I'm Grateful For This Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving week I'm reflecting on 10 advances environmental advocates and organizers have won this year for a cleaner, greener healthier future. There's a lot to be thankful for -- from historic progress on climate to groundbreaking environmental laws that can serve as a model for the rest …

EPA's Plan to Curb Carbon Pollution Can Save Billions

The news about the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants just got even better: the proposed …

Renewables are now Scotland's biggest energy source

If we're to protect our planet for future generations, it's paramount that governments invest in renewable sources of energy. Scotland appears to have turned that corner, after government figures revealed it's now generating more power from "clean" technologies than nuclear, coal and gas. The …

Tumblr outdoes Facebook and YouTube to become the fastest-growing social media platform: Report

Facebook has 1.35 million comfortable active users globally, but new stats reveal that even though it rules the social media segment, competition is …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Makes The Bullet Train Look Like A Steam Locomotive

But compared to the so-called "Hyperloop" concept that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk introduced last year, the bullet train might as well be from the age of steam propulsion.<p>Three hours? Try 35 minutes.<p>Musk says the Hyperloop would cost $7.5 billion to build, versus $68 billion for the high-speed …