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9 stupid mistakes entrepreneurs make, according to a guy who started 20 businesses and failed at 17 of them

<b>A) IGNORING THE "SIX MONTH RULE"</b><p>I was on the board of a business where we all got the financials for that month and realized that the company had six months of cash in the bank.<p>I called the CEO. He said, "no problem. We have six months. I'll raise money a long time before then and we have some big …

11 things unsuccessful people do over the weekend

Everybody's working for the weekend, but how you spend your two days off may say something about how successful you are.<p>What you get up to doesn't really matter, per se. If you prefer lounging around the house to spontaneous adventures, that's great! You probably need that time to wind down.<p>When it …

10 apps everyone should have on their computer

Mobile apps are far more popular than their desktop counterparts, but most people still rely on laptop or desktop computers, either for work or just browsing the web at home.<p>Whether you've invested in Apple's Mac line or a Windows PC, there are absolutely some worthwhile desktop apps out there to …

The 50 best places to work in 2017, according to employees

If the coming change in calendar year has you itching to do something different, jobs and recruiting site Glassdoor has you covered with this year's Employees' Choice Awards, which features the 50 best places to work in 2017 across the US.<p>To find the companies with the most satisfied workers, …

LAPD hacked iPhone 5s as part of murder investigation

After the FBI successfully hacked the iPhone 5c as part of the San Bernardino shooting case, newly-released court papers show that Los Angeles police investigators have obtained a method of unlocking its higher-end sibling, the iPhone 5s.<p>The iPhone 5s belonged to the dead wife of former <i>The Shield</i> …

The Dumbest Legal Mistakes Early Startups Make

Legal issues are often at the back of an entrepreneur's mind in the excitement of launching a startup<p>Legal issues are often at the back of an entrepreneur's mind in the excitement of launching a startup. But just because you are small doesn't mean that people are going to let things slide when you …

How I Built a Billion-Dollar Company

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

2 huge reasons you need a VPN

While in Syria, Nouhran ran a blog under a hidden identity through which he examined the country’s situation from a liberal point of view and aimed to provide a voice for the millions of ethnic and religious minorities. Nouran used a VPN daily to unblock social media websites and stay anonymous …

‘Jesus’ arrested in Philadelphia Apple Store

Considering that Apple is the company behind the “Jesus Tablet,” and that its Apple Stores are pretty much modern day tech cathedrals, it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to bump into the son of God in one.<p>Perhaps more of a surprise, though, to arrive in the Apple Store in Center City, …

Apple reveals you’re saying its product names wrong

Apple’s VP of Marketing Phil Schiller has revealed that pretty much everyone pronounces Apple’s product names completely wrong — and they don’t even know it.<p>Saying the plural form of “iPhone” seems like a fairly straightforward deal. It’s “iPhones,” right?<p>Not so, says Schiller, who unleashed a …

It's ridiculous that Uber won't let people tip drivers from its app

But Uber refuses to let passengers pay the tips using its app.<p>Fasten your seatbelt for some awkward rides.<p>You may have thought that tips were included in your Uber fare. And you could be forgiven for thinking that. While Uber's website says tips are "not needed", that doesn't mean they're actually …

Anker introduces an insane 120,600mAh battery pack

Do you <i>need</i> a 120,600mAh battery pack that weighs nine pounds and can charge a smartphone 40 times before it needs a charge itself?<p>No, you don’t — but you <i>really</i> <i>want</i> one.<p>Anker has just released the PowerHouse, which is as much battery pack as a generator, which is how Anker refers to it on its site …

13 bad habits you should break in 2016 to be more productive

Being more productive is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day. While this is no easy feat, getting more done in less time is a much more attainable goal if you're not sabotaging yourself with bad habits.<p>Following are 13 things you should stop doing right now to become …

21 tiny design features that show Apple's incredible attention to detail

Some of these features are incredibly useful and make its products more enjoyable, while others are purely cosmetic. Regardless of the value they add to the overall experience, it's fascinating to learn about the lengths Apple goes to when it comes to design and product development.<p>Here are 21 of …

FBI's iPhone unlock doesn't work on newer iPhones

The director of the FBI has said the method used to unlock the San Bernardino killer's iPhone doesn't work on newer models.<p>James Comey, speaking at …

Budget grocers Aldi and Lidl are killing the competition by introducing premium products

"Premium own label sales grew by 6.6% in the past 12 weeks," according to consumer research group Kantar, "well ahead of the overall grocery market.<p>"Aldi and Lidl are leading the way, growing their premium lines more than twice as quickly as the rest of their ranges."<p>The report added that shoppers …

Greece is predicting an imminent descent into violent chaos over new refugee rules

The Greek government's migration spokesman, Giorgos Kyritsis, told the Observer newspaper (emphasis ours):<p>We are <b>expecting violence</b>. <b>People in despair tend to be violent</b>.<p>The whole philosophy of the deal is to deter human trafficking [into Europe] from the Turkish coast, but <b>it is going to be difficult</b> …

Microsoft is investing millions in a $1 billion startup that rejected its acquisition offer

Today, Mesosphere is announcing a new $73.5 million "strategic" investment, led by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and with Microsoft listed as a "significant participant."<p>That brings Mesosphere's total investment up to about $122 million, with a reported valuation of well over $1 billion, and Silicon …

Here's how the Internet of Things will explode by 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been labeled as "the next Industrial Revolution" because of the way it will change the way people live, work, entertain, and travel, as well as how governments and businesses interact with the world.<p>In fact, the revolution is already starting.<p>That brand new car that …

The future is a pen and this microwavable notepad

Despite the abundance of technology that I surround myself with (laptop, phone, second monitor, tablet, camera, ridiculously heavy and terrible iPad charger) the two tool that never outlive their welcome in my daily repertoire is a pen and notepad.<p>I’ve tried using a whole range of different …

Amazon's cloud boss told us something that should terrify a $140 billion industry

There's no question Amazon is turning the screws on the $140 billion data-center-tech industry.<p>Amazon has grown to become the largest player in the rapidly growing cloud industry as its cloud platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS), celebrates its 10-year anniversary.<p>And in the process, AWS has sent …

There is a 'game changer' technology on Wall Street and people keep confusing it with bitcoin

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …

6 coolest Ruby on Rails projects

Find a villa for your next vacation, watch Deadpool from your couch, and share your software projects with others. These are just a few examples of what Web applications built on Ruby on Rails can do for you.<p>Ruby on Rails – or Rails – is written in Ruby, a pure object-oriented programming language …

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

There would be 2 major downsides if Apple made iCloud literally impossible to hack

From the Financial Times:<p>Apple is working on new ways to strengthen the encryption of customers' iCloud backups in a way that would make it impossible for the company to comply with valid requests for data from law enforcement, according to people familiar with its plans.<p>What Apple is expected to …

10 things in tech you need to know today

Apple CEO Tim Cook. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson<p>Good morning! Here's the technology news you need to know this Friday.<p><b>1. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is meeting investors to save her job while laying off over 400 people.</b>Mayer has apparently taken a more "defensive stance" to the idea of selling Yahoo's core …

23 books Mark Zuckerberg thinks everyone should read

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a single mission: to connect people around the world.<p>It's one reason why he decided to launch a Facebook-based book club last year, with a reading list that focused on "different cultures, beliefs, histories, and technologies."<p>Although the birth of his daughter, …

10 things you need to know before the opening bell

<b>The British pound is below 1.40 for the first time in seven years.</b> The British pound is worth less than $1.40 for the first time since 2007. While many reasons have been given as to why the pound has slumped nearly 5% since early January, many believe it is due to the uncertainty related to the …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Amazon has quietly launched seven fashion brands while ramping up hiring for its own clothing line.</b> The brands include Franklin & Freeman, Franklin Tailored, James & Erin, Lark & Ro, North Eleven, Scout + Ro, and Society New York.<p><b>2.</b> <b>These are officially the 10 most complained about ads in the UK.</b> …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Facebook has created a new "Social VR" team to explore how we'll communicate in virtual reality.</b> The company made the announcement in a blog post.<p><b>2. The FBI has confirmed that it reset the San Bernardino shooter's iCloud password.</b> The reset occurred after the FBI attempted to gain access to …