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The next billion dollar SaaS company? Try looking in Canada

What do Hootsuite, Shopify, Radian6, and Freshbooks have in common? They're all category-leading SaaS (software-as-a-service) companies. They're also all Canadian startups.<p>Many of us in the tech investing business assume that Silicon Valley is the centre of the SaaS universe – with the likes of …

Google Doodle Competition for Kids Comes With Interactive Twist

Google is once again encouraging kids to submit a logo design for its Doodle 4 Google contest, but this year the selected winner will see their work …

How to Be Smart About Your Spending in 2014 (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Businesses must spend money to grow, but ponying up your hard-earned cash without a plan probably won't do your startup any good. To really grow your business this year, you'll need a smart, organized and strategic investment plan.<p>Many …

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of January 19, 2014

<i>At any given moment there are approximately a zillion different crowdfunding campaigns happening on the Web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or</i> …

Crowd Funding

Photoshop Now Supports 3-D Printing

3-D printing, getting more mainstream all the time<p>Good news, 3-D printing enthusiasts: Adobe thinks your weird little hobby could actually be a thing! The company's adding support for 3-D modeling files to its Photoshop software, letting users manipulate objects, then send them off to a home 3-D …

Star Wars Ships In The Skies And Other Amazing Images From This Week

10 Startup Lessons You Won't Learn in School | Inc.com

It's incredibly tough to get accepted to a top business school. But that's okay, since the best startup school is the School of Hard Knocks, the institution where every applicant gets accepted (and no one ever truly graduates because there are always more lessons to be learned.)<p>Here are ten lessons …

Entrepreneurship

6 Habits of Great Connectors | Inc.com

The second part of the 1936 Dale Carnegie classic book, <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>, is called "Six Ways to Make People Like You."<p>All these years later, connecting with new people remains a vital skill for any entrepreneur hoping to grow her network. But that doesn't mean it's easy, …

Self-improvement

No sixth sense: '123456' is worst password of 2013

The insecurity of our online accounts provides plenty of reason for insecurity about the state of online security, according to a new list of the most common passwords.<p>Spend a morning or two with "Sesame Street" and you should have all the skills you need to crack the passwords of hundreds of …

Can Stress Be a Good Thing?

It’s an accepted fact that stress is bad for you. But don’t drown in all the hype. In some cases, a little bit of stress can be good for your …

CHART: Here's How Long You Can Stay Outside In Extreme Cold Before Getting Frostbite

After early January's "polar vortex," the second cold snap is upon us. A storm could hit the Northeast Tuesday, bringing huge amounts of snowfall and bitter temperatures.<p>Straight temperatures aren't all that matter. Brave adventurers (or those forced to leave their homes) should really consider …

Silicon Valley Doesn't Have Enough Electric Vehicle-Charging Stations, And Drivers Are Freaking Out

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — An increasing number of electric-vehicle driving employees at Silicon Valley companies are finding it hard to access car-charging stations at work, creating incidents of "charge rage" among drivers.<p>Installation of electric vehicle charging ports at some companies has not …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

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Watch 54 Punderful Dad Jokes Told in Four Minutes

If there's anything better than a punny dad joke, it's 54 of them rattled off in hyper-quick succession.<p>Hank Green, one of the brothers behind the …

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

Blue Monday: Tips To Beat The Saddest Day Of The Year

It is considered by many to be the saddest day of the year – Blue Monday – and in 2014 that day is today, Jan. 20.<p>Based on a number of factors, such …

$30,000 Dogecoins Raised to get Jamaican Bobsleigh Duo to the Olympics

Over $30,000 Dogecoins have been donated to help a two-man Jamaican bobsleigh team travel to and compete in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.<p>The pair qualified for the iconic competition on Saturday, but told the BBC that they would need fresh funding to cover travel and equipment costs. “We need …

Top 10 family travel destinations for 2014

Slide 1 of 12<p>Planning a family vacation can become a series of questions followed by several attempts to get everyone from grandparents to parents …

6 Amazing Lego Artworks That Will Blow Your Mind

While for many, Legos will always be known as a childhood toy, some grown-ups have taken Legos to fascinating new heights making it more like an art form. Whether they're using thousands of Lego bricks to recreate familiar pop-culture scenes or creatively assembling them into sculptures worthy of a …

Stephen Wilkes' Incredible Cityscapes Span Day to Night

In each caption, Stephen Wilkes shares his thoughts on each of his iconic cityscapes. Wrigley Field, Chicago, 2013 This<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Stephen Wilkes<p>1 …

Divisional Playoffs Photo Gallery

Canada's Magical Ice Hotel Inspired by Jules Verne

Canada's Htel de Glace, the unique ice hotel, is back this season for its 13th annual reconstruction. The magical castle-like lodge is built each year with a new themed design out of hundred of thousands of tons of ice and snow. We got a glimpse of last year's wondrous icy architecture featuring …

Navigations: The Snowcave

<i>Read Mark Jenkins’s previous “Navigations” essays.</i><p>This is the way we imagined it, Mike and I. Our kids in the mountains together, just as we were when we were kids. We talked about it whenever we were too far from home, on expeditions, lying on our backs in the tent when we should have been letting …

12 Everyday Items Get the High-Tech Treatment

Everyday Items Get High-Tech Treatment<p>1. Smart Toothbrush<p>2. Connected Underwear<p>3. Lynx Smart Grill<p>4. iOptik Contact Lenses<p>5. Whirlpool Cooktop Concept<p>…

A Gentle Buzz To Improve Your Posture And, Soon, Yoga Poses

Bad posture is collectively turning the desk-chained workforce into a mass of unhealthy hunchbacks. The Lumo Lift is a magnetic shirt pin that delivers gentle buzzing nudge whenever it senses poor posture. It’s a reminder “to keep your shoulders back and down and your head lifted,” explains …

Controlling your home from your phone

<i>This sponsored post is produced in association with Life360.</i><p>We take our smartphones everywhere, so it makes sense they are becoming command central for a lot of things, including our homes. While smart home technology has been in discussion for years, it’s the phone that makes it all possible. How …

The Mystery of the Google Barge Is Over, and the Answer Is Kind of Boring

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images<p>It was fun not knowing, but today Google took the mystery away from exactly what it’s doing on a barge in San Francisco …

Room to Grow: A Look at the Changing Landscape of Green Startups

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor's note: From food to fashion, this weekly series asks startup founders at New York City incubators to weigh in on the pluses and minuses of certain popular industries.</i><p>With hybrid vehicles, solar panels and rooftop gardens becoming …

10 Tips on How to Be a Better Entrepreneur in 2014

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The start of a new year is a great time to put our work habits under a microscope, toss the ideas that haven't been working and put new action into play. Each year has its lessons, so it's always good to reflect on what you've learned and …