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Before Your Start Your Social Media Campaign, Read This

<i>Rahul Varshneya is the co-creator of</i> <i>Foster.fm</i><i>, a SaaS platform helping startups and small businesses grow their companies using social media.</i><p>This is truly the big bad world. You try your best (or at least you feel you’re giving it your best shot), but you still don’t see results. On the other hand, …

You Can Invest in Neil Young's Company, PonoMusic, for as Little as $5,000

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This past April, Neil Young's digital music service PonoMusic raised over $6.2 million on Kickstarter, making it one of the crowdfunding site's biggest campaigns ever.<p>Now, Young has turned to the investment platform Crowdfunder to drum up …

3 Steps to Forming Partnerships with Influencers on Tumblr

As an important part of your Tumblr marketing, an influencer partnership should benefit both the influencer and your company in order to be a successful campaign and ideally, a long-term relationship.<p>Once you’ve identified an influential Tumblr blog you’d like to partner with, create a quick …

Somebody Flew a Drone Into a Fireworks Display and This Is What Happened

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through a fireworks display?<p>This video, shot from a drone with an on-board camera, shows exactly …

It's No Surprise Tech Investors Just Poured $22 Million Into This Growing Salad Chain

Madeline Stone / Business Insider Sweetgreen is a fast-growing salad chain with some serious support from tech.<p>In December, the chain received $22 million in funding from Revolution Growth, an investment fund from AOL cofounder Steve Case and fellow former AOL execs Ted Leonsis and Donn …

The Fire Hydrant Gets a Makeover + This Is Why You Should Care

Fire hydrants aren’t something we usually think of until we get a ticket for parking next to one. But retired NYC firefighter George Sigelakis has spent a lot of time thinking about them. He’s been working on revolutionizing the century-old design for about 20 years at his company Sigelock Systems. …

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The Best Social Media Platforms for Your Business

It is commonly suggested that to increase your brand presence, you need to be active on all forms of social media. While that may be true, unless your company has a dedicated social media coordinator, finding the time to maintain every platform out there can be extremely time consuming.<p>The best …

If you back a Kickstarter project that sells for $2 billion, do you deserve to get rich?

Oculus's backers could have had a 145x return on their donation. Here's why that never would have happened<p>The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset raised $2.4 million on Kickstarter, no strings attached. Those donors weren’t looking for a payout; they wanted to support something they believed in, …

This week in bitcoin: IRS declares bitcoin is property, price falls below $500

In this week’s bitcoin review, we recap the first formal U.S. government stance on the cryptocurrency and the market falling more than $100.<p>Everyone …

Now You Can Make Your Own Internet-Connected Gadgets, No Engineering Skills Required

“The Internet of Things” is one of those trendy, nebulous terms that many people kind of understand, but few people entirely grasp. Ayah Bdeir, …

Overstock’s Bitcoin Purchases Account For Less Than 1% Of Revenue, But It’s Growing

Since Overstock.com started to accept Bitcoin as a purchase currency, the company has received a good press for its efforts to support the nascent cryptocurrency. Working with Coinbase to process Bitcoin, Overstock.com announced that it crossed the million-dollar sale mark in the currency earlier …

When bitcoin’s biggest exchange failed, it asked for a bailout from its competitors

The failure of the Mt. Gox exchange isn’t the end of bitcoin—but it’s probably the end of amateur hour. <b></b><p>Now bitcoin firms connected with blue chip venture capitalists and Wall Street are moving to control bitcoin’s infrastructure and integrate it into the regulated financial system.<p>Mt. Gox was once …

Judge Strikes Down FAA's Ban On Commercial Drones

The first major victory in domestic drone court.<p>In the above video, a drone piloted by Austrian Raphael "Trappy" Pirker flew over, and filmed, the University of Virginia's medical school campus. Pirker sold the video to an advertising company, which prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to …

Samsung announces security-minded Cloud Print apps for Android and iOS

Does anyone actually cable up to a printer anymore? Not if they're kitted out with Google Cloud Print, Apple AirPrint, or Sammy's new alternative: Samsung Cloud Print. The service will launch with an Android app in June, followed by an iOS version in the second half of the year and possibly a Smart …

500px now lets Prime sellers keep most of the cash from their photos

When 500px unveiled its Prime photo licensing store, it stirred up a hornet's nest -- many photographers were outraged that the image host would keep most of the cash from their sales. Give credit to the company for having a change of heart, though. It just launched Prime in beta, and the royalty …

Slow-and-steady Afinia’s new 3D printer continues to get easier to use

If MakerBot is the gregarious popular student, Afinia is the quiet kid who sits at the back of the class diligently putting out A-level work. The 3D …

Japan just realized that it’s now the center of the bitcoin universe

Japan has become perhaps the world’s most important locale for bitcoin, the digital currency that was supposed to liberate its users from the tyranny of geography—and its government is playing catch-up.<p>This week the creator of bitcoin has been allegedly unmasked as a Japanese-born Dorian Satoshi …

PayPal adds new accelerators, incubators, and Braintree features to Startup Blueprint program

PayPal is sweetening the pot for its ambitious startup initiative.<p>Today at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, Paypal announced that it’s adding a new round of incubators and accelerators to its Startup Blueprint program, which waives up to $50,000 worth of PayPal processing fees for selected …

The New Dry Cleaning: This Washing Machine Uses Just A Tiny Bit Of Water

The secret: nylon polymer beads.<p>Washing machines are more water-efficient than they used to be (the industry standard is about 15 gallons per load). But they’re still a major drain on supplies at a time of rising costs and severe droughts. If we could reduce water use–or even stop using it …

Baggg.it Rebrands, Turns Into Shopping Extension Called Agora

When we last left Baggg.it, the founders Eliyah Finkelstein, Jonathan Cook, and Michael Cook were busy building a shopping extension, a Baggg if you will, that allowed you to comparison shop between sites and products. They were close to completion but they soon realized that sites with three Gs in …

More Details On Newsweek Journalist's Interview With Alleged Bitcoin Creator

<b>Updated 6:28 p.m. with comments from the Temple City Sheriff’s Station</b><p>In a long article that points to a 64-year-old California man Dorian Nakamoto as Bitcoin’s creator, the most compelling evidence that he is truly the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto are remarks made on his doorstep while he attempted …

Bitcoin Prices On MtGox Are Going Bananas

Bitcoin prices on MtGox are up about 200% this weekend to more than $300, reaching as high as $349.<p>The reason appears to be reports that the exchange has begun testing restarting Bitcoin withdrawals. They've been suspended for more than two weeks because of a software glitch in Gox's customer …