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Zulily offers painful reality check for other would-be Amazon killers

That was fast.<p>Less than two years after Zulily’s triumphant debut as one of only a handful of public e-commerce companies in the US, the once popular flash sales site is being bought by the parent company of staid television-shopping network QVC.<p>Zulily’s quick ascent, and subsequent slump, shows …

eCommerce

Top 5 Instagram Automation Tools For Marketers

With roughly 800 million active users, Instagram is one of the main players in the social media ecosystem. Generation Z now uses the platform as one of their primary sources of interaction.<p>But, as digital marketers have come to learn, Instagram is far more valuable than an amusing consumer product. …

Social Media

Samsung’s incubator lab spins off seven more weird little companies

C-Lab is known for experimentation<p>Samsung’s incubator hub C-Lab, is known for producing things like a waistline tracking smart belt and a Bluetooth headset that attaches to helmets. Now C-Lab is spawning seven new start-ups created by Samsung employees that range from useful to quixotic. The …

Startups

Marketers that invest in attributed reporting can influence the customer journey, new report finds

Marketers need to stop being fixated with daily or weekly ROI reporting and pay more attention to the customer they are trying to reach, according to …

A manager at a $6 billion quant fund gives the best intro to cryptocurrencies we've heard

Patrick O'Shaughnessy vividly recalls the week he was introduced to the world of cryptocurrencies.<p>O'Shaughnessy, a manager at his family's $6 billion quant asset manager of the same name, was chatting with one of his analysts over lunch at the beginning of this year about what they did over the …

Hedge Funds

Nordstrom's New Concept: A Store That Doesn't Stock Clothes

It sounds like a bit of a head-scratcher: Department store giant Nordstrom says its new concept store won't actually have any clothing in stock.<p>Instead, Nordstrom Local will focus on free consultations with personal stylists, who will advise customers and then have the merchandise brought in. …

Customers

25 companies that are revolutionizing retail

In the midst of a retail apocalypse that has forced thousands of brick and mortar stores to close, brands are doing everything they can to keep up with changing shopping habits.<p>We've highlighted 25 companies — from online startups to some of the biggest and most established companies in the US — …

Boost Your Rankings With the Ultimate Local SEO Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Here’s a question for you...where does your business appear in search engine results?<p>First page? Second page? Even further back?<p>The fact of the matter is, where your business lands in search engine results matters, quite a bit in fact. …

Customers

Venture capitalist DST Global sees $4 trillion of new internet firms by 2025

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A surge in online consumer spending globally in coming years will create $4 trillion worth of new internet companies by the middle of the next decade, billionaire investor Yuri Milner, founder of venture capitalist DST Global, said on Friday.<p>Milner, an early backer of internet …

Marc Andreessen explains how self-driving cars could create a bunch of American jobs

It’s all about what comes next.<p>Self-driving cars and trucks will cost millions of American jobs, right?<p>No, poses Marc Andreessen, the co-founder of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and early web pioneer.<p>Speaking at the <b>Code</b> <b>Conference</b> at the Terranea Resort in California, Andreessen argued …

Autonomous Cars

Backed By Ashton Kutcher, Lemonade Lands In California

Eight months after launching in New York and 6 weeks after launching Illinois, Lemonade, the insurance company powered by AI and behavioral economics, launched across California.<p>It’s pretty fitting for the insurance disruptor to count California, the tech capital of the world, as its third state to …

Nonprofits

How Amazon Stays More Agile Than Most Startups

Last Thursday, Amazon launched Echo Look. The company’s latest addition, much like its digital cousins, is essentially a Wi-Fi speaker — a sort of Siri-in-a-tube — that listens to and obeys people’s commands. It can call Uber, order pizza from Domino’s, and answer trivia questions. But it can do …

Jeff Bezos

How to Do SEO When You’re in a Low-Volume Niche

Almost every day someone tells me, “Neil, I love your SEO tips, but I’m in a really small niche. What do I do?”Does that sound familiar?I’ve gotten …

Mobile Devices

With new ecosystems, is the future bright for banking?

Next year is likely to be a game-changing year for the banking and finance sector. As the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) are implemented across the European Union, the exclusive control of banks and other financial institutions on financial …

This is How You Create Incredible Content for 'Dull' Industries

If you think you’re in a ‘dull’ industry, you might have already dismissed the idea that content marketing can work for you.<p><i>However, you might want</i> …

Marketing

Wayfair teams with Porch.com to offer home-improvement help

NEW YORK (AP) — Bought a ceiling fan but just don't know how to install it?<p>Wayfair, one of the largest online destinations for all things home, has …

Lowe's

The state of today’s autonomous vehicle market

Only five years ago, the autonomous vehicle future seemed like a distant vision. This year at CES, the “frenzy” over autonomous vehicles stole the show with dozens of live demos, partnerships, and product announcements. In fact, 13 of the world’s 14 largest automakers have announced plans to bring …

When less is more

Jodi Jahic Contributor<p>Jodi Jahic is a managing partner at Aligned Partners. Before co-founding Aligned Partners in 2011, Jodi led the wireless sector for Voyager Capital and was co-founder and managing director of SCG, a pledge fund. She also was a Kauffman Fellow at Battery Ventures, was on the …

Venture Capital

10 Most Innovative Companies In The U.S. 2016

These are the 10 highest-ranking, U.S.-based companies on The World's Most Innovative Companies list, which ranks revolutionary firms based on an "innovation premium"—the additional value investors place on the company above its enterprise value.<p>For the full list of The World's Most Innovative …

Investing

9 principles of psychology for powerful marketing campaigns | Articles | Marketing

<i>This article was originally published on PR Daily in February 2016.</i> <br>Marketers are in a new world.<p>They have to spend time learning the most current …

Marketing

5 Companies Innovating the Service Industry

Learn why and how these businesses are innovating the service industry.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The service economy in the United States has taken off like a rocket. These days many of the transactions taking place between companies and consumers revolve around …

Farm-to-table

Voxel8 Raises $12M To Bring Its 3D Electronics Printer To Market

Voxel8, the startup behind the first multi-material 3D electronics printer, has raised $12 million to bring its printers to the desks of engineers and designers everywhere.<p>ARCH Venture Partners and Braemar Energy Ventures led the Series A round, joined by Autodesk, through its Spark Investment Fund …

Making Common Materials Stronger by Tweaking Their Geometry

New MIT-developed material is 10x stronger than steel, 5% as dense. And that's not even the amazing part<p>Researchers at MIT have been working on how …

Building by numbers: how 3D printing is shaking up the construction industry

Robotics and prefabrication could see more 3D printers deployed on building sites but quality control remains a problem<p>Attendees at this year’s Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show in March are in for a surprise. No, not the usual prize petunias or gigantic geraniums. Natural beauty is …

MX3D gets go-ahead for 3D-printed bridge in Amsterdam

The project is a collaboration with, among others, design software company Autodesk and construction firm Heijmans and will incorporate robotics, …

Get over it: Madrid gets world's first 3D-printed footbridge

Developed in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of architects and engineers, the bridge is constructed out of a fused concrete powder …

The Next Big Thing in 3-D Printing? Shapeshifting Materials

A team of researchers at MIT found a way to alter objects after they're printed.<p>Three-dimensional printers have brought major advances to every corner of manufacturing: Scientists have used the process to engineer human tissue, print a rubber material to make drones less dangerous to people on the …

Elon Musk shared a video of Tesla's new self-driving car system in action

The video — shared by Musk on his Twitter profile on Wednesday — shows a Tesla vehicle driving itself on highways and urban streets without any human input.<p>A person sits behind the wheel of the car as it drives them to a Tesla office. When the vehicle arrives, it drops the person off at the …

Tesla

All Teslas Will Be Fully Autonomous by 2017

The Model S and Model X electric cars are already being being made with smarter self-driving hardware.<p>Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Wednesday all …

Rents are falling in America's most expensive markets

"Mixed" is not exactly a bullish term - not when it includes the two most expensive housing markets in the US, San Francisco and New York, where rents have fallen, in some cases sharply, on a year-over-year basis, as the supply of new apartments already on the market and coming on the market is …

Real Estate