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Binding to Directive Controllers in Angular 1.3

In version 1.2, Angular introduced a new controllerAs syntax that made scoping clearer and controllers smarter. In fact, it’s a best practice to use …

4 Myths About Apple Design, From An Ex-Apple Designer

What’s life really like designing for Apple? An alum shares what he learned during his seven years in Cupertino.<p>Apple is synonymous with upper echelon design, but very little is known about the company’s design process. Most of Apple’s <i>own</i> employees aren’t allowed inside Apple’s fabled design …

Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it trained him in <b>"first principles thinking,"</b> a mode of inquiry that relentlessly pursues the foundations of a problem.<p>"I think it's important to reason from …

Russian Startup Livemap Lands $300K Grant For Its Motorcycle Helmet With Built-In Navigation

As we’re coming up on the next Consumer Electronics Show, I got an update from one of the companies that participated in TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield at the <i>last</i> CES — Russian startup Livemap.<p>The Livemap team is working to create motorcycle helmets with voice control and GPS navigation directly …

A Photograph Can Help Fool Your Phone's Fingerprint Sensor

Well, several photographs, really<p>We already knew it was possible to trick a fingerprint sensor -- such as the Touch ID system on the iPhone -- into believing that you're the owner of said phone. Now, a German hacker has shown that it's possible to acquire a fingerprint simply from a photograph of …

The four best cities to launch a startup in Latin America

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Credit: Fuse/Thinkstock<p>Winter is on the way and perhaps you’re thinking about moving south. Whether you’re looking to Latin …

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

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Why I've Spent $639 On 'Hearthstone' (And Don't Regret It)

I finally did something I’ve been dreading for over a year now. I sat down and dug through my email for every message that began “Your Order From Blizzard…” and added up all the dollar amounts they contained.<p>None of them were me buying actual games from Blizzard; Diablo, Starcraft and the like. …

Social Cloud Storage Platform Hive.im Raises $500,000 In Seed Funding

The cloud storage business is already crowded, with leading competitors including Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, Box, and OneDrive. Hive.im, which just came out of beta, is one of the latest entrants in the space, but it hopes to stand out by turning cloud storage into a social experience. In other …

Gwyneth Paltrow Couldn’t Get A Job At Yahoo Because She Doesn’t Have A College Degree

<i>The New York Times</i> published a lengthy profile about Yahoo! chief executive Marissa Mayer last week — the then 38-year-old Stanford graduate who was supposed to be the woman to turn around the perpetually struggling media giant. Long story short, Mayer did not get it done, despite acquiring the …

Google announces its self-driving car is now fully functional

Google today announced it has completed the first build of its self-driving vehicle prototype. This is the first fully functional self-driving car from the company.<p>It’s one thing to modify an existing car to give it self-driving capabilities. It’s another thing to build a self-driving car from the …

Mountain-sized asteroid is heading towards Earth, says scientist

A Russian scientist has discovered a huge asteroid '2014 UR116' passes Earth every three years<p>A mountain-sized asteroid which crosses paths with the Earth every three years has been discovered by a Russian scientist.<p>Vladimir Lipunov, a professor at Moscow State University, said the space rock, …

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Dashlane can now change all your passwords with a single click, and it's amazing

A feature we have been waiting for forever<p>Dashlane, the subscription-based password management service, is introducing a feature today that ought to become standard in every product like it: the ability to change all your passwords with a single click, including accounts with two-factor …

Javascript Testing – Clean object mocking through JSON files

Clean code is what is over my head for the past few days. Thanks to an excellent course by John Papa, Angular JS Patterns: Clean Code on Pluralsight, …

How your heartbeat will make passwords obsolete

Thought your fingerprint was secure? Think again. The unique pattern on the tip of your fingers can easily be copied and used to access your most personal information.<p>As PIN numbers and passwords prove redundant in protecting data, tech companies are looking to convert bodily features into secure …

Microsoft introduces Windows 10

Meet the new and improved Windows.<p>No, it's not Windows 9 -- Microsoft (MSFT) is going straight from Windows 8 to Windows 10.<p>Microsoft showed off the latest version of its flagship operating system at an event in San Francisco Tuesday. It wasn't a complete unveiling -- Microsoft focused on a handful …

Finding Alibaba: How Jerry Yang Made The Most Lucrative Bet In Silicon Valley History

Jerry Yang is giving a quick tour of the conference room at his private investment firm in Palo Alto, Calif. It’s dotted with gifts and photos from his 20 years in Silicon Valley. Yahoo’s 45-year-old billionaire co-founder stops before a glass deal toy on a low table.<p>“Um, I have no idea what that …

Scary new malware uses a Gmail trick to steal your data

A new piece of malware that can spy on a user’s computer has been discovered, <i>Wired</i> reports, with researchers also having found a clever way for the …

The Real Generation Gap: How Adults and Teens Use Social Media Differently (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is no magic bullet when it comes to connecting with your customers online, but understanding their social media habits is a good place to start. According to a recent study from the Pew Research Center, 81 percent of teens and 72 …

From Grad Student to Social Media Millionaire

This story appears in the September 2011 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Skeptics say social media hasn't existed long enough to produce experts. Clearly, those folks haven't met Shama Kabani. The 26-year-old wrote her master's thesis for the University of Texas at Austin about Twitter--when it …

Why 'Follow Your Passion' Is Bizarre Advice

<b>Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.</b><p>A couple years ago, I launched a simple experiment. I identified a large group of people, from a variety of different professional fields, who all self-reported to love what they do for a living. I then gave them a straightforward prompt: …

You Can Buy Employee Happiness. But Should You?

Companies that offer lavish benefits believe there is a return on their investment. The challenge: figuring out how to calculate it.<p>What kind of employer are we talking about? Some perk-laden tech start-up embroiled in a perpetual war for talent? Nope.<p>In fact, the company in question is Diamond Pet …

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11 Tips For Entrepreneurs Who Hate Sales

An introverted entrepreneur? Yes, they exist. Not all people love selling all the time. But as a startup founder, that’s usually part of the job description, at least at first.<p>We asked 11 successful entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) for practical advice on how to make peace …

10 of The Best Financial Education Books That Wealthy People Read

You don’t just need money to build an empire, you need great knowledge, usually from <i>financial education books</i> that will feed you with nuggets of …

New Report: Entrepreneurship May Be Contagious | Inc.com

A recent report from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation explores whether or not instances of entrepreneurship would increase if more people had contact with more entrepreneurs.<p>It strikes me that would be the case, based on what I discovered about social contagion while researching my book, …

Entrepreneurship

4 Reasons Choosing Startup Life Over College is Totally Worth It

In 2011, I wrote a post called “Why I Didn’t Get A Real Job” that got a lot of attention. Admittedly, it was a childish reaction to a relative’s …

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Walking Meetings: So Much More Productive Than You Think | Inc.com

For the past 3 years, I’ve been conducting walk-n-talks with every employee in AnswerLab. As my CEO role brought me further and further away from the day-to-day with team, I realized we needed more ways to keep the lines of communication open.<p>With our company focus on wellness and fitness (every …

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5 Signs You're Expecting More From Employees Than They Can Give

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Don't you just hate all those entitled people in the workplace today? No, not employees but managers and leaders: entrepreneurs and business owners who have unrealistic expectations about what they deserve, stressing employees out with …

5 Key Attributes to Look For in the Perfect Startup Hire

<i>Josh Tolan is the CEO of Spark Hire, a video powered hiring network that connects job seekers and employers through video resumes and online interviews. Connect with him and Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter.</i><p>Hiring for a startup is much different than hiring for a large company or a …