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Wood Is Good: Orée's Artisan Solution For iPhone Wireless Charging

The smartphone world is increasingly turning towards fashion and personal statements both in the hardware and design of each handset, but also the accessories that are available. Some people want totally practical options, and they are well served, but smaller manufacturers are now offering …

31 Facebook Tips & Tricks

Use these amazing Facebook tips and tricks to get more out of Facebook. We’ll show you how to enjoy using Facebook again on your computer, iPhone, …

50 startups show the future of computing on Wednesday in San Jose (video)

<i>This sponsored post is produced by NVIDIA.</i><p>Fifty tech startups in the fields of robotics, artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and other fast-growing fields will be on display next week at the Emerging Companies Summit in San Jose.<p>Five companies that have been carefully selected for their …

5 Ideas (And One Bonus Idea!) For Your Drone Startup

These are a few great ways that you can profit from the FAA's proposed drone rules.<p>The FAA has proposed new rules for drones and I admit that I'm a little relieved.<p>The rules limit the drones to only 55 pounds. They can't be flown outside of the line of vision of the operator and can't go higher …

Drones

Skip The Map: These Bike Handlebar Grips Tell You Where You’re Going

No more fiddling with your phone while you ride. Now your bike will buzz to tell you which way to turn.<p>If you don’t know where you’re going on a bike, navigating can be difficult. Paper maps are cumbersome. And working off a smartphone or a Garmin-type device can have its drawbacks. Sunlight may …

Network with the top CEOs & VCs in digital health tech at Vator Splash Health (20% discount for VB readers)

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Vator.</i><p>Digital health investments are skyrocketing. Some 250-plus startups raised at least $2M in 2014 and $4 billion was invested by the venture capital community, according to Rock Health. The rabid interest is one reason Vator is shining the spotlight on this …

Own A Chromecast? Google Wants To Give You $6

The Chromecast is already a damned great little device. Pretty much the only thing* that would make it better is if Google randomly gave you free money for owning one.<p><i>(*except for 5ghz WiFi support, that’d be good too.)</i><p>What do you know! That’s what they’re doing today.<p>As noted by Android Authority, …

Chromecast

10 Affordable Tools to Help Online Entrepreneurs Succeed

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An entrepreneur naturally has a lot on his or her shoulders -- as in the entire success or failure of their business. Those with online-based businesses have several tools available to chose from that help improve productivity …

Mobile Devices

9 Awesome Black Women Tech Founders to Watch

These nine entrepreneurs are changing the face of tech.<p>According to a report by the Center for Women's Business Research, black women are part of the fastest growing entrepreneurial segment in the country, growing at a rate of 191.4% from 1997 to 2007. Yet few are founders of scalable tech-enabled …

Women of Color

Ten Companies That Are Disrupting Their Industries Through Technology

Looking for a competitive advantage? Try crushing the competition by becoming a leader in your category. How can you do that? By changing the rules of the game. By reinventing the way business is done in your industry. And by using technology to scale quickly, forcing your competition to play …

Peter Thiel's 4 Rules For Creating A Great Business

In Silicon Valley, the PayPal Mafia reins supreme. So much so that it is hard to think of any successful technology startup in the last ten years—from Facebook and LinkedIn to YouTube and Yelp—that hasn’t been touched by it in some way.<p>The “Don” of the PayPal mafia, Peter Thiel, is one of the most …

11 Body Positions and Gestures That Can Improve Your Performance | Inc.com

Larry Ellison Has Secured $10 Billion Worth Of Credit For His Personal Spending

That's like having a $10 <i>billion</i> credit card. With a "b."<p>Ellison pledged 250 million shares of Oracle's stock as collateral for his personal line of credit. Shares are trading at about $39 a share as of Friday, making that credit line worth about $9.7 billion. That compares to 215 million shares he …

Anki Drive Comes To Android, Drops In Price To $149.99

Anki Drive, the slot-car racing game for the mobile era, is finally launching on Android and dropping in price just in time for the holiday shopping season. Sometime in October, Anki Drive shed its iOS exclusivity and will launch on Android and work with select Android phones.<p>Available today, the …

Campus Job Connects Companies With Students For Part-Time Work

College students are constantly battling between two goals: getting good grades and proving they’re ready for the real world. Combining those two goals, however, can be really difficult for the student with a demanding schedule. That’s where Campus Job comes in.<p>Campus Job is a platform built by Liz …

CloudFlare’s New Keyless SSL Could Unlock Cloud For Financial Institutions

Financial institutions crave cloud scalability, but have been reluctant to jump on the cloud bandwagon because of security concerns. In particular, they have been hesitant to expose their precious SSL keys to the open internet. The key identifies them as a financial institution and lets the other …

10 Innovative Porn Stars Who Could Be the Next Sasha Grey

Taking into account their influence on platforms like Twitter and Tumblr, their willingness to interact on forums like Reddit, the scope of their …

Conquer Insomnia In 6 Weeks? There’s An App For That–And It Could Change Your Life

There’s plenty of science behind Sleepio, now available on iOS 8, but it’s an animated professor that brings users back for weekly sessions.<p>When Peter Hames complained to doctors about his insomnia, they responded by pulling out a prescription pad. Then came the inevitable: more sleeping pills.<p>But …

Porch.com reveals it raised $27.6M last year, adds new features for homeowners

While some people take up knitting or watercolor painting as a hobby and creative outlet, others use their creative energy on their homes, with remodels and improvements.<p>Porch.com, which views itself as a “home improvement network” for those creative homebodies, turns one year old today. Now the …

The 7 Habits of Seriously Effective Communication Pros

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sometimes clients don’t fully understand, make full use of or give credit to the value added by communications pros. Yet, these individuals work under intense time or performance pressure, a reason why their positions are ranked …

Study Skills

Amazing Quotes to Inspire You Out of a Creative Rut

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is entirely easy for entrepreneurs to get caught up in the rigorous daily grind of running a business and have her or his creative effectiveness greatly hindered. Add to this insecurity and fear of failure and you will land …

Creativity

6 Big Reasons to Use LinkedIn More Like Twitter

Why you should seriously bulk up your number of connections on Linkedin.<p>At a glance, LinkedIn and Twitter are about as different as two social networks can be. Twitter is microblogging, LinkedIn has serious publishing power for longer form content. Twitter can be laid back and more conversational, …

Social Media

The 5 Tools for Entrepreneurs on the Go

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For entrepreneurs, staying connected is no longer an advantage, but an absolute necessity. The structured 9-to-5 life is a thing of the past, and new digital capabilities have dramatically changed what we are expected to …

Productivity

6 Productivity Tools Every Entrepreneur Should Use

Using tools to help you accomplish various tasks is one of the most efficient and effective ways to increase your productivity. These are five outstanding tools that every entrepreneur should have in their arsenal.<p>Every entrepreneur needs a solid set of tools to conduct their business with. …

Small Business

Everything You Need to Know to Host a Webinar

<i>This post originally appeared on the Mention blog.</i><p>A few months ago, I held a Yabbly AMA about how and why we use webinars at Mention. For the uninitiated, webinars are online seminars or master classes designed to educate around a clear and concise topic.<p>Generally around 30-40 minutes, these live …

How One Guy Used YouTube To Get Thousands Of Teens To Donate $75,000 To Charity

This weekend, Franta headlined the inTOUR LA convention in Pasadena, California, along with a dozen other YouTubers and Viners — all with hundreds of thousands (and for some, millions) of fans, followers, and subscribers across all social media platforms.<p>Franta, who makes vlog-style videos, has …

5 Must-Have Attributes of Future-Proof Application Integration

<i>David Akka is the Managing Director of Magic Software Enterprises (UK).</i><p>Application integration solutions have become key enablers for business success by allowing enterprises to increase competitiveness through streamlining business processes, increasing operational efficiencies and creating new …

In 2015, it won’t matter if hackers steal your password

<b>The password could be dead by 2015.</b><p>That’s the prediction (and hope) among security experts who are racing to replace the is-it-really-you test, which …

Information Systems

9 Traits That Will Lead You to Success

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every budding entrepreneur wants to know: Do I have what it takes to make it? Is success a matter of being in the right place at the right time? How big of a role does luck really play? What about connections? Do I need an Ivy …

Entrepreneurship