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What we learned in the Pac-12: Week 6

Some things we learned about the Pac-12 in Week 6:<p><b>Expect the unexpected*:</b> OK, so you didn't even have to have your TV on a Pac-12 game to experience …

Wearables Could Be The Next Technology To Transform The Travel Industry

Wearables are among the devices that could have huge potential for the travel industry.<p>Just as mobile phones pair with travel, wearables also make sense as a go-to device for exploring travelers. And the expectation that wearables will play a role in the travel industry is borne out in the travel …

Travel Industry

Mobile Accelerator Tandem Announces Four New Startups As It Prepares To Double In Size

Tandem, a Silicon Valley-based accelerator for mobile startups, is unveiling its latest group of companies.<p>The firm says this is its “largest startup class ever” — though that’s not quite as dramatic a change as you might think. In the past, Tandem has accepted three startups in each class. This …

Both Google co-founders reveal beliefs on rent, privacy, taxes, law, & future tech (in 7 quotes)

It’s rare to get one Google co-founder to speak publicly, let alone both at the same time. But noted venture capitalist and longtime friend Vinod Khosla managed to get both Google co-founders to reveal their thoughts on everything from novel government policies to the future of technology.<p>Here is …

The 39 Most Valuable Startups In The World

Earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal released a report of more than 30 startups from the U.S., China, and Europe that are valued at $1 billion or more.<p>These companies range from familiar firms like Pinterest and Uber, to more-recent billion-dollar startups like messaging app Tango and events …

Venture Capital

Adobe turns marketing cloud up to 11 with massive update, SAP deal, new mobile tools

Adobe just fired a big shot across the bow of enterprise marketing competitors Salesforce, IBM, and Oracle with a huge update to the Adobe Marketing Cloud that sees major changes to almost all of its components.<p>The biggest change?<p>A new common layer, called Core Services, that deeply integrates all …

Cloud POS Startup Vend Raises $20M From Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures And Square Peg Capital

Since being launched just a few years ago, New Zealand-based cloud point-of-sale startup Vend has grown incredibly fast. But it expects that growth to accelerate, thanks to acute interest among customers into the cloud and an increased focus on new international markets.<p>To keep pushing forward, …

Three Secrets Of The Only 5 Year Old iPhone Hit App

In March 2009, an iPhone app called “Doodle Jump” debuted and entered rapidly the Top 20 paid download chart. Apple's iPhone app platform was still in its infancy and nobody realized just how huge the content empire would be. One early app hit held on for half a decade of app industry turmoil. Five …

The best hope for a cloud company: Work with Amazon, not against it

Maybe it’s because Amazon Web Services has been around so long in the public-cloud business.<p>Maybe it’s because Amazon offers such a wide variety of services that developers want to use and don’t want to give up.<p>But explanations aside, public-cloud vendors have had to get a grip on reality: AWS …

3 Times Nintendo Brought Itself Back From The Brink

It would be a stretch to call the Nintendo Wii U a failure. Between its launch in November 2012 and the end of 2013, the console had sold only 5.83 …

Report: Square postponing initial public offering

San Francisco-based mobile payments company Square will not make its initial public offering this year, according to a report today from Fox Business.<p>Square has been on IPO watch for months, with a source telling The Wall Street Journal in November that the company met with banks like Goldman Sachs …

How hot is Tesla stock? Up 619% in 12 months

Tesla Motors Inc., propelled by praise from Consumer Reports and plans to build a better battery and expand in Asia, has cemented its place as the highest-flying automobile stock in at least two decades.<p>The luxury electric-car maker's 619 percent rally in the last 12 months is unmatched by any …

Tesla

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Elements of a Business Plan

There are seven major sections of a business plan, and each one is a complex document. Read this selection from our business plan tutorial to fully understand these components.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Now that you understand why you need a business plan and …

Small Business

Corephotonics' dual-camera tech will change smartphone imaging

Two-year-old Israeli company Corephotonics is ready to change how you take pictures with your smartphone, and it could happen as early as this year. The company's dual-camera technology has been making waves here at Mobile World Congress, and it's hard not to see why.<p>Before we begin though, I've …

Do accelerators help startups? Here’s what we found

As startup accelerators continue to propagate, founders are left wondering if these programs really help entrepreneurs achieve their goals. Is the effort worth giving away equity, investing time, and creating incremental costs? Do accelerators really help new companies “jump the line” and speed …