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This Health Insurance Upstart Is Hiking Premiums and Slashing Its Hospital Network

Oscar Health, the fledgling New York-based insurance startup that has promised to upend how patients navigate healthcare in the digital age, is …

10 logos that make clever use of negative space

The human brain is a wonderful device. When there's something missing in a scene, it tries to fill in what's not there and make sense of it. And if …

“He’s kind of perfect for the job”: Obama hints at a future in VC, and Silicon Valley is salivating

In seven months, Barack Obama will leave the White House as president of the United States. He’s going to need a job. In an interview with Bloomberg on June 13, he hinted at the possibility of joining entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in Silicon Valley.<p>“Had I not gone into politics, I’d …

10 Books billionaire Warren Buffett wants every entrepreneur to read

Share36<p>Tweet<p>Share92<p>+12<p>Shares 130<p>Warren Buffett is a voracious reader, and the legendary investor isn’t shy about sharing his book recommendations. …

Sergey Brin: Don't come to Silicon Valley to start a business

It's easier to start a company outside the Valley than in it, he said onstage at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.<p>"I know that sort of contradicts what everyone here has been saying," he said with a laugh.<p>Google got started at Stanford University, where the conference is taking place. But he …

Silicon Valley

Suddenly Messaging Is the Most Vibrant Fight in Silicon Valley

Since SMS’ conception in the 1980s, text messaging hasn’t changed much. Sure, over the years, smartphone messages got longer, added photos, videos, …

10 psychological techniques for engaging your users

Have you ever wondered how sites like Facebook or apps like Snapchat get users to come back again and again? It's not magic; whether they know it or …

15 Tools That Will Help You Build Your Website (No Coding Required)

So many ideas, so little time (or coding ability)! If you’re ready to launch a new website for your startup, personal blog, portfolio, or anything …

Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey's 'Silicon Valley billionaires club' just invested in this customer service startup

Launched in 2011, Intercom bills itself as a "customer communication platform on a mission to make internet business personal." That translates into a number of products designed to help customer service providers work more efficiently and effectively.<p>The company just raised $35 million (£22.6 …

Four ways to better market your brand to millennial customers

With the millennial generation representing 25 per cent of the population and more than $200-billion in annual buying power in the U.S. alone, companies from every industry are vying for this generation's attention. But with so many brands trying to break through and with millennials' inboxes and …

Kent State

3 reasons Hillary's new logo actually gets it right

The presidential candidate's campaign logo has drawn a lot of criticism, but her unconventional design tactics should not overshadow her larger brand strategy.<p>Hillary Clinton's campaign logo is as open to interpretation as an inkblot test. Some say the blocky red arrow bisecting the capital 'H' …

Tech in Motion

In today’s digitally driven economy, IT has become the lifeblood of enterprises and startups inside and outside the tech industry. Being a business …

At Harvard, Wharton, Columbia, MBA startup fever takes hold

(Poets&Quants) — On their Kickstarter video, Columbia Business School MBA candidates Connor Wilson and Nolan Walsh stand in a room where a group of …

Three ways to learn Android programming in 2015

Now that the new year is firmly off and running, what about you? Are you just plodding along, or did you come up with a resolution for the new year? …

How Much Time Do Your Employees Spend Doing Real Work? The Answer May Surprise You. (Infographic)

Your employees are at work. Sure. But there’s a better than 50 percent chance that they aren’t getting real work done.<p>Employees say that they only spend 45 percent of their time at work actually completing their primary job duties, according to a survey of 2,000 office workers conducted by …

How To Differentiate Your Brand, Even When It’s Not That Unique

Standing out to consumers in an endlessly crowded market isn’t always about having a completely unique product.<p>The term USP, which stands for either unique selling proposition or unique selling point, is frequently thrown around in business seminars, books, and articles. It’s actually been in use …

How Much Capital Should I Invest in My Business?

One of the daunting questions that every entrepreneur faces when opening a business is: How much capital should I invest?<p>Realistically, there isn’t a …

The True Cost Of Building A Mobile App

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that just because many mobile apps are free (or nearly so) to download, a good app can be built in an afternoon for the price of lunch. The mobile revolution may have upended how we live, buy and communicate—but one time-tested adage remains as true as ever: you …

Udacity

How design changes the way investors see your startup

A few weeks ago during a moment of self-reflection, I noticed a recurring theme throughout the top deals in our pipeline and became suddenly aware of my tendency to value startups with well-formed user experience and user interface (UX/UI) design elements over more technical elements.<p>My initial …

Startup God Paul Graham Reveals The Single Most Important Quality To Look For In A Company

A lot of it has to do with luck, Graham said, but if you had to boil it down to one quality to look for, authenticity would be the most important one.<p>"You're looking for people who are real friends," he said to Chang. "Not just for people who got together for the purposes of this startup. You don't …