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What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Real-Estate Developers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today’s economy, a project requires vision, commitment and funding to make it off the ground. And when it comes to execution of these business essentials, entrepreneurs in every field can learn something from those in commercial real …

Real Estate

Talk of biotech bubble rattles Wall Street

NEW YORK (AFP) — The biotech sector is at the top of Wall Street’s worry list as analysts debate whether high-flying pharma stocks are a bubble that is about to burst.<p>Trade in biotech stocks was mixed Thursday as U.S. stocks clawed back near even after early losses. Biotech was a key factor in the …

The antitrust ruling against Microsoft was the top of the dot-com boom. History could repeat itself with Google

The tech industry is in a boom right now. We know that every boom has its bust.<p>But the hard part is figuring out when the turn will happen.<p>You're probably familiar with this chart. It's the historical tech-heavy NASDAQ index from its inception to the present date:<p>See that quick rise and fall? That …

The battle for New York City's most expensive penthouse is ON

This week, two developers unveiled the floor plans for the top apartments in their new high-rises, and they are virtually guaranteed to set records.<p>Vornado Trust Realty is building a 69-story tower at 220 Central Park South, in the heart of Manhattan's "Billionaires' Row." While prices for the six …

Real Estate

Legendary Angel Investor Ron Conway Isn’t Looking At Your Idea, He’s Looking At You

With Demo Day fast approaching for the current batch of YC founders, we check in with legendary angel investor Ron Conway.<p>“No one, VC or angel, has invested in more of the top startups than Ron Conway,” Y Combinator founder Paul Graham recently wrote. “He knows what happened in every deal in the …

Venture Capital

What Your Personality Has to Do With Your Neighborhood

Extroverts are more likely to be drawn to a city's center, for example.<p>It’s a well-worn sociological truth that the neighborhoods in which we live can have a powerful effect on our lives. But how do our neighborhoods affect our overall happiness and well being? And what might they reflect about our …

Psychology

The biggest names in fashion are trying to make Instagram a shopping app

When it comes to social media, Michael Kors is at the top of the fashion heap. The designer has 16 million fans on Facebook, and 2.4 million on Twitter (an interactive bunch). On Instagram—where he has 3.1 million fans—he just made moves to convert his “likes” to actual sales.<p>As of today, fans of …

Social Media

Politico's next battleground: Europe

Politico, the Beltway-based political news site, is expanding into Europe through a partnership with Axel Springer SE.<p>The joint venture was announced on Tuesday.<p>Headquartered in Berlin, Axel Springer owns titles like Die Welt, Bild and Fakt, making it one of the largest publishers in Europe. By …

Not even TV shows set in Hollywood can afford to film there anymore

The USA network drama <i>Graceland</i>, about a group of undercover federal agents living together in a Southern California beachfront home, seems a no-brainer to be filmed in—where else?—Los Angeles. But instead, the series, which kicks off its second season June 11, is shot all the way on the other side …

TV

AT&T adds additional solar charging stations in New York

OnlineAthens<p>Engadget alerts us to AT&T doubling the number of Street Charge stations in New York City. Inspired by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, which left many city residents and network providers without a power source, AT&T launched the street stations in June of 2013.<p>Now, AT&T is installing an …

Solar Charging

Mary Meeker's State of the Internet Stars Mobile Devices and China

Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers gave her annual Internet Trends report at Re/Code’s Code Conference on Wednesday. The report is a …

The Trendiest Hotel In Times Square Lives Up To The Hype

The hotels are a combination of high design — with work from artists like Andy Warhol and David LaChapelle lining the walls — and high tech — with high-speed touchscreen check-in and complimentary Samsung Galaxy tablets that control everything in the rooms.<p>The brand's emphasis is on affordable …

Uber reportedly in talks to raise $500M for $12B valuation

On-demand car service Uber is apparently shifting gears on its financing ambitions.<p>The 4-year-old company, whose app allows customers to request rides in private cars, is in discussions with a group of fund managers to raise about $500 million, financing that would give the startup a valuation of …

JP Morgan Chase to give Detroit a $100 million hand up

DETROIT — When the head of the world's largest bank called the local billionaire bent on Detroit's revival, good things happened.<p>JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is in Detroit on Wednesday to announce a $100 million investment in the city that began several months ago with a phone call to …

Solar Roadways wants $1 million to turn the US' roads into an energy farm

At some point, you've probably sat back and said "Couldn't we solve climate change and the broader energy crisis just by sticking solar panels to everything?" It's not a bad idea, mind, but the cost and resistance to such a scheme would make it a nightmare to implement. But what about if we turned …

Ackman recommends Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac at Sohn conference

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Activist investor William Ackman said on Monday he recommends the shares of mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac because the companies have low liquidity risk.<p>William Ackman, founder and CEO of hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management, speaks at the Sohn …