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Prime Now same-day deliveries will reportedly integrate with Amazon.com in May

Amazon will soon start treating its Prime Now same-day delivery service like a core part of its business. The company will bring Prime Now to Amazon.com this May, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>. That marks a major change from the current setup for the delivery service, which is only available via a …

5 Awesome Tools for Small Businesses in 2016 - Small Business Trends

Still managing projects with a Google Doc, tracking billable hours in an endless Excel chart, or juggling human resource benefits yourself?<p>In 2016, …

Reengineered Brick Can Keep Buildings Cool

This clay brick from a pair of Colombian architects shows that material innovation doesn’t always have to be high-tech.<p>When Colombian architects Miguel Niño and Johanna Navarro set out to re-engineer the brick, they did so through the lens of sustainability. They wanted to create a mass producible, …

Germany’s HelloFresh raises $85M, values Rocket Internet company at $2.9B

HelloFresh, the Berlin-based company that delivers meal kits and recipes to subscribers, announced today that it has raised another $85 million.<p>The company, which is a product of Germany’s Rocket Internet’s startup factory, had previously raised $149 million back in February, primarily from Rocket. …

Meet the 86%: This is why most Etsy sellers are women

At Etsy, women rule. According to the company’s second annual seller report, 86% of Etsy sellers are female. That’s a dramatic departure from overall …

Meet Nava, A Startup That Wants To Fix The Government’s Crappy Design

Engineers and designers who refined Healthcare.gov are on a mission to tame the government’s unruly digital presence.<p>After the disastrous launch of Healthcare.gov, a website promising easy sign-ups for health insurance, President Obama corralled a team of top software engineers from companies like …

10 Online Invoicing Services for Small-Business Owners

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a freelancer or small business owner, you’re well aware of the importance of invoicing: If you don’t invoice clients, then how are you going to get paid? Thankfully, plenty of invoicing options available today allow you to easily send …

10 Free Online Courses That Can Benefit Every Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur can benefit from continued education. Whether you are just starting out and handling multiple roles within your company or an experienced business owner -- enrolling in an online course is always a good way to improve …

Inside Google’s Insanely Popular Emotional-Intelligence Course

How one of Google’s original engineers became a self-help guru, and why thousands are on waiting lists for his course.<p>In 2006, Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan decided he no longer wanted to feel like a cog in the great machine, and set out to create a program that would train people to be more …

Do This 1 Thing For a Better Google Ranking

David Paul Morris—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Jon Shenk—AP<p>Google/AP<p>Google/AP<p>Google/AP<p>Bryan Bedder—Getty Images for Engadget Expand<p>Getty Images<p>Andrea …

Once $399 A Year, Google Earth Pro Is Now Free

Lots of people have dabbled with Google Earth to fly around their neighborhood or poke around a 3D version Paris. But how many dropped $400 (per year!) for a Pro subscription?<p>Not a ton, it would seem. At least, not enough for Google to keep counting on it as an income source.<p>Google has just nixed …

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Why Gap's New CEO Doesn't Have A Desk In His Office

The hope is that Peck's digital expertise will help the company adapt to a time when people are doing less of their shopping in malls and more of it online.<p>One fascinating thing about Peck is that his outside-the-box thinking is evident in the way he has designed his office.<p>According to a profile …

Here's How To Figure Out Everything Google Knows About You

The more Google knows about you, the more it can match you to an advertiser who thinks you are an ideal customer. Advertisers are willing to pay more for ads served to ideal potential customers. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to …

LeBron James Is Selling 'The Most Opulent Estate In Miami' For $17 Million

It's listed by Opulence International Reality, which calls the house "the most opulent estate in Miami."<p>It's on the market for $17 million.<p>It has an infinity pool that overlooks Biscayne Bay, a maze of terraces, a movie room, and a massive master suite. The photos make it look incredible.

Formisimo's Web Form Stats Go Real-Time

Formisimo, the startup focused on telling you how effective the forms on your website are, has rolled out a new real-time feature in beta.<p>The real-time data on offer tells you the number of users currently using your checkout or form, the number of recent checkout drop-outs, conversions in the last …

Is responsive design killing mobile?

Picture yourself at a work event. What are you wearing? What are you talking about? How loud are you talking? If you indulge at all, how much have you had to drink? Now picture yourself on a weekend trip with a group of friends.<p>We won’t go into details, but things look a little different, don’t …

Google Maps Engine Pro Subscriptions Now Include Coordinate

Google has today announced that paying users of its Maps Engine Pro custom mapping service can now access its Google Maps Coordinate workforce management and productivity tools at no additional cost.<p>The Coordinate mobile and Web app is designed to allow teams to easily share locations and assign …

Check Out The Sleek Los Angeles Headquarters Of Beats Electronics, The Company Apple Bought For $3 Billion

Even though it's now part of the Apple empire, the new Beats office has none of the glass-and-steel minimalism we've come to expect from Apple.<p>Instead, it's bright and fun, with intensely colored seating areas and listening stations where you can try out headphones.<p>There aren't too many outrageous …

5 Characteristics Successful Entrepreneurs Have in Common

Nobody is born a perfect entrepreneur, but some have more of these traits than others.<p>Knowing the most common characteristics of successful entrepreneurs is a good place to start in order to better your own business chops. The good news? If you don't have these traits, you can develop them over …

Edward Snowden Wants You To Ditch Dropbox For This Service

He thinks Dropbox, the cloud storage firm with over 200 million users, is "hostile to privacy," and urged people to switch to what he calls more-secure storage services like SpiderOak.<p>"Dropbox is a targeted wannabe PRISM partner," Snowden told The Guardian. "They just put Condoleezza Rice on their …