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Want to Work at Apple, Facebook or Other Tech Giants? Here's What You Need to Know.

A recent study reveals the hiring trends of today's top tech companies.<p>For many, it’s a dream to work at a company such as Facebook, Google, Amazon or Apple. However, getting your foot in the door can be tricky.<p>Online career platform Paysa recently analyzed more than 8,200 job listings and more …

Tech Industry

10 Secrets to Making Money While You Sleep

Every minute of the 24 hours, people are shopping online. You don't have to be awake for them to buy from you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Now more than ever, people are looking for new ways to make money 24 hours a day, seven days a week, without the need to remain …

The Rise (and Rise) of Branded Podcasts

Brands are clamoring to jump on the podcast bandwagon. But before you invest in a podcast production for your organization, there are a few steps you need to take.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are podcasts the new blogs? Judging by the way brands and publishers are …

Podcasting

The First Black Woman to Travel to Space Shares How She Finds Solutions to the World's Biggest Problems

Dr. Mae Jemison says innovation starts with bringing a wealth of different perspectives to the table.<p><i>In this series, Open Every Door,</i> Entrepreneur <i>staff writer Nina Zipkin shares her conversations with leaders about</i> <i>understanding what you have to offer, navigating the obstacles that will block your</i> …

Women of Color

Americans Are Not Good Savers. These Entrepreneurs Are Helping Change That.

People feel too squeezed to put money aside. Entrepreneurs are exploring how to take the pain out of the process.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Between rising costs and stagnant salaries, Americans are saving less than ever. The 2008 economic crisis is often blamed, …

Entrepreneurship

The Many Ways You're Marketing Even When You Don't Even Know You Are

The less your marketing resembles advertising the closer the connection you'll make with your customers.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Businesses work hard to create effective marketing campaigns, coming up with strategies carefully crafted to promote their brands both …

How One Ad Exec Is Changing Her Industry

Jessica Abo sits down with Gail Tifford to talk about #SeeHer, a new initiative to drive a more accurate portrayal of women and girls in media and advertising.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Gail Tifford has spent more than 20 years building global brands at Unilever …

Media Strategy

3 Companies You Should Emulate If You Want to Bootstrap Your Business

Why it's okay to say 'no' to venture capital money.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is plenty of hype in startup circles these days. But despite the whispered sightings of mythical beasts, there are no make-believe creatures that I know of. So, can we stop talking …

Customers

The Female-Founded Companies That Get Funded (Infographic)

In 2016, only 16 percent of funded startups were led by female founders.<p>While more and more women are becoming founders and CEO, we still have a ways to go for gender parity in business.<p>In 2016, approximately 3,033 U.S.-based companies secured funding (seed, series A and series B). Unfortunately, …

Startups

Fire Emblem Heroes: What to know about Nintendo's newest game

Super Mario ran. Pokemon went. And then there was Fire Emblem. It's on Android and iOS right now.<p><b>What is Fire Emblem, and since when is it a thing?</b><p>Remember when we got all weepy for '80s nostalgia and it finally convinced Nintendo to join the modern era by bringing Pokemon Go and Super Mario Run to …

How I recovered from my $3,000 MacBook battery bummer

It took six weeks of tech support calls, power usage monitoring and Genius Bar diagnostics, but I'm finally convinced my new MacBook Pro isn't an expensive mistake.<p>And what I've learned along the way can help you, too -- regardless of what laptop you're using.<p>I bought a 15-inch Touch Bar-equipped …

When startups step in it: Silicon Valley deals, reels with scandal

What happens in Silicon Valley doesn't stay in Silicon Valley.<p>That's a tough lesson tech startups can't seem to learn despite near-continual headlines spotlighting yet another company behaving badly.<p>Last week, it was a blog post from former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, who detailed instances of …

What is FLAC? The high-def MP3 explained

In the late 1990s, one of the original portable music file formats -- the MP3 -- was causing quite a bit of bother. It had earned itself a reputation as a pirate format, mainly due to the sharing site Napster, which was at the height of its notoriety. While MP3 inevitably prevailed, there is a much …

Net neutrality DOA? Here's what's next for the internet

Just two years after adopting its net neutrality rules, the Federal Communications Commission could be on the cusp of tearing them down.<p>In 2015, the FCC, led by Democratic Chairman Tom Wheeler, put in place rules to ensure that broadband providers couldn't abuse their powers by charging companies …

​With Uber's misdeeds, Lyft aims to look like the good guy

As Uber's scandals mount, Lyft appears to be taking this moment to cast itself as the nice ride-hailing company.<p>Lyft announced a new program on Sunday called "Round Up & Donate," which lets riders round up their fare to the nearest whole dollar and donate that remainder to the charity of their …

Windows 10 Creators Update: The 10 best new features

On April 11, Microsoft released the next major update to Windows 10. Dubbed Creators Update, the free download includes new 3D apps, VR capabilities and 4K game streaming among its flashier features. (But it's going to a staggered rollout and not everyone will be able to download it immediately, …

Congress just killed online privacy rules. Now what? (FAQ)

Obama-era rules designed to regulate how broadband companies handle your private information online are on their way out.<p>As of Tuesday, both houses of Congress have voted to repeal regulations adopted last year by the Federal Communications Commission. The next step is a signature from President …

Why would Nintendo get rid of the NES Classic?

Did Nintendo try to make the NES Classic as a nostalgic novelty? Was it some sort of drum-up-the-excitement tool before the Nintendo Switch? Was it something Nintendo just underprepared for, or was it a gadget that was intended for planned obsolescence all along?<p>I've had several conspiracy-theory …

HBO's 'Silicon Valley' is finally adding women -- and sex

Trying to get a straight answer from the cast of HBO's "Silicon Valley" is as tough as figuring out what the heck middle-out compression actually is.<p>(For the record, it's the tech created by Pied Piper, the startup at the center of the popular comedy show.)<p>Whether they're joking about the apps …

Just admit it, we love game sequels

It was around the time I was looking at the 19th Assassin's Creed adventure game that it struck me: There sure are a lot of sequels.<p>I don't mean just a few. It isn't like there are merely a handful of standout franchises worthy of a follow-up, like Sony's zombie apocalypse drama The Last of Us 2. …

Amazon’s Whole Foods buy may usher in the store of the future

The new deal could create "a version of Instacart on steroids."<p>Arun Sundararajan

For some Saudi women facing strict male authority and even abuse, there's only one answer: Run

When a Saudi woman living at home with her parents and siblings asked her brother to fix something in her room a few months ago, he asked what color underwear she was wearing.<p>She found the comment chilling.<p>Her father had already tried to grope her. When she hid in her room, installing a lock and …

Saudi Arabia

'Pokémon GO:' Today, July 30, Is Your Last Full Day To Catch Legendary Pokémon Articuno

If you’ve been looking to get your hands on the Ice-type Legendary Bird and Team Mystic mascot Articuno in <i>Pokémon GO,</i> you should probably do so soon. Today is the last full day that the Pokémon will be available as a boss in Tier 5 raids: tomorrow, July 31, Niantic will switch it out for Moltres, …

Video Game Purchases: Why is something so simple becoming so frustrating?

I’ve been an avid gamer for almost three decades, but I’ve never actually been a huge fan of buying them. I love the experience of taking the …

Report: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle to Drop in Price before Launch

Did Ubisoft and Nintendo Suddenly Turn Generous?<p>The Nintendo/Ubisoft team-up has proven to be quite a hype builder. We’re getting an original IP and …

The Simpsons Movie 2 In The "Very Earliest Stages," May Never Happen

Here is something to make you feel old: <i>The Simpsons Movie</i> opened in theaters 10 years ago today, on July 29, 2007. It was generally well-received, made a lot of money, and ended with Maggie saying during the end credits, "Sequel?"<p>Despite all of this, Fox has yet to give the official go-ahead for <i>The</i> …

The Simpsons

Frustrated Pokémon Go Fans Are Suing Niantic Labs

Nearly two dozen frustrated fans are suing the creator of <i>Pokémon Go</i>, after technical failures left them unable to play the game at a festival …

'LawBreakers' Is The Breather You Need From 'Overwatch'

It has been a long, long time since I played <i>LawBreakers</i>, as the last time I picked it up was during an extremely limited closed alpha test months and months ago. I missed the most recent closed beta, but now I’ve made my way into the open one and…I’m impressed.<p><i>LawBreakers</i> has two things going for …

Gaming Industry

Case Closed: Violent Video Games Don't Cause Violent Behavior

Play On: Violent Video Games Don’t Make You Violent<p>Hey, remember when GTA or any of its sequels came out, and like clockwork a parade of angry moms …