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Why Women Are the Best Opportunity for Businesses

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Honest Company, which makes natural eco-friendly household products, is set to go public. It was recently valued at $1.7 billion with more than $150 million in revenue.<p>Jessica Alba first got the idea for the Honest Company in 2009, …

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Lyft, Didi, Ola And GrabTaxi Partner In Global Tech, Service Alliance To Rival Uber

As Uber ramps up its business globally with yet more money, four of its regional rivals are getting closer to each other in a bid for more scale and service continuity. Lyft in the U.S., Didi Kuaidi in China, Ola in India and GrabTaxi in SouthEast Asia have now inked a strategic partnership to work …

Square Launches NFC Reader to Bring Apple Pay to Smaller Businesses

Mobile payments company Square today announced the launch of its new NFC reader within 100 small businesses around the country, letting stores who previously were unable to accept Apple Pay -- due to the lack of a required contactless reader -- begin supporting the service (via <i>USA Today</i>). The small …

Alibaba raked in a mind-boggling $14.3 billion in the 24-hour Singles Day sale

SINGAPORE — China's Singles' Day, which has become the world's largest online shopping event for the past three years, netted Alibaba 91.2 billion …

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Leonardo DiCaprio just invested in a startup that claims it can 'grow' real diamonds in weeks — here's the science behind it

Or do they?<p>The Santa Clara-based startup Diamond Foundry claims it can grow diamonds in a lab that are as high-quality as natural gems, minus the exploitation of the mining industry.<p>Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, along with 10 billionaires, have already invested in the company, which says it can make …

Indian startups have been handed an incredible opportunity to reach new investors

Some of the world’s leading startup investors—like Tiger Global and Sequoia Capital—have been dabbling in India for several years now. They should probably start preparing for a lot more company.<p>With China now targeting a minimum growth rate of 6.5% a year until 2020—the lowest growth forecast that …

47 quotes on leadership worth repeating

What does it take to be a good leader? From Aristotle to Bill Gates, here are 47 empowering quotes from some of the greatest leaders of our time.<p>1. …

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Conspiracy theorists think Apple owns this mysteryious car company

A new electric car company has revved up Apple Car conspiracy theorists who think the mysterious automaker may actually be a shell company for Apple’s automotive ambitions.<p>Faraday Future has already pulled in $1 billion in investments and is stocking up on top Tesla talent (just like Apple), but …

The boss of a $100 million VC fund that's seen 820 pitches in the last year explains what's hot in tech right now

Belinky is the managing partner of Santander InnoVentures, the Spanish bank's $100 million (£66 million) fintech venture capital fund.<p>InnoVentures was launched last July to help Santander take advantage of the wave of innovative fintech startups that have sprung up since the financial crisis.<p>Since …

A futuristic 'garden' that lets you grow food in your home just raised $230,000 on Kickstarter in 4 days

That's what a startup called Grove wants to help you do with its Ecosystem, which they describe as "an intelligent, in-home garden."<p>Grove Labs, a startup based in Sommerville, Massachusetts, was founded by two MIT students who wanted to give people the ability to grow their own food, regardless of …

This is the 'bubble' that people in the tech industry should fear: Leader of Silicon Valley's top startup school

Sam Altman, leader of startup school and venture-capital fund Y-Combinator, doesn't think we are in a tech bubble.<p>He believes we are in a "tech bust," where technology companies are undervalued. He thinks private technology companies as a general group are destined to rise, and that people …

4 books every aspiring startup founder should read

To be a successful entrepreneur, you need to be able to juggle several hats at the same time. Identifying a problem and developing a scalable …

Salesforce billionaire and angel investor Marc Benioff says unicorn startups are 'making a huge mistake'

So he told attendees Tuesday at the Fortune Global Forum conference taking place in San Francisco.<p>"Marissa and I are part of a dinner group. And every month we have dinner with a dozen entrepreneurs," he says.<p>"And if you ask me why I would take time to do that, it's because I love it. I love …

The Truth About Entrepreneurship That Isn't Mentioned Nearly Enough

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Our society craves instant gratification -- we want things now and we want them fast. We are able to rent movies on demand, use our smartphones to have a personal driver waiting outside within minutes and Chipotle’s Twitter feed goes …

What excites CEO Larry Page about Alphabet? Wi-Fi beaming balloons

The Google co-founder talks about connecting remote populations to the Internet and picking the name "Alphabet" for Google's new parent company.<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- Alphabet, formerly Google, is a Wonka factory of tech projects.<p>There are driverless cars, contact lenses with glucose readers, and …

What the New Equity Crowdfunding Rules Mean for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The SEC has finally released rules for Title III of the JOBS Act, the equity crowdfunding law. Nearly three years and seven months after the potentially game-changing bill was first signed into law, equity crowdfunding will be available …

Here are the 5 apps you should download this week

App stores are crowded places these days, and because storage space on your phone is often at a premium, you’ll want to fill it with not only the …

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Best apps of the week: Lean, Lumino City, Stash Invest, and more

Apple TV fans are finally about to get their mitts on the much-anticipated new Apple TVs. We’ve been waiting years for this one, and can’t wait to …

Alibaba could lead a $1 billion round in a mysterious Google-backed startup that raised $542 million a year ago

The report said Alibaba could invest about $200 million in this round, citing anonymous sources. Recode's report comes just a few days after the South Florida Business Journal reported that Magic Leap is close to raising a $1 billion round at a $4.5 billion valuation.<p>Magic Leap's new funding would …