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How to download Flash videos

Flash, the multimedia and software system, first developed by FutureWave Software in the mid-’90s and later honed by Adobe Systems, has quickly been …

Why Self-Discipline Will Make You Unstoppable

A one time management expert explains how commitment and discipline are directly related to successful achievement.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs<i>, business coach and consultant Dan Kennedy reveals the</i> …

Magic

Why Stellar Customer Service Is Key to Building Your Online Brand

If you and your employees truly believe the customer is always right, you can build one heck of a successful brand using social media.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Tweet Naked<i>, online marketing expert and social media agency CEO Scott Levy</i> …

Customer Service

What Brands Can Learn About Storytelling

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When Shane Snow finished Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2010, he had no interest in getting a job in a newsroom. “I became a freelancer by choice,” says Snow, 29. Having paid his way through college doing …

Entrepreneurship

Make the Most of Post-Holiday Sales

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The holidays are over, but you can’t rest yet. From the last week of December through the first few weeks of January, retailers like yourself have a prime opportunity to stretch the holiday sales season. Shoppers armed with gift …

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10 Startups to Watch in 2014

If you only focus on the multi-billion dollar valuations of young companies like Pinterest, Uber and Snapchat, you might assume 2013 has been a very …

Vinod Khosla: 70-80% Of VCs Add Negative Value To Startups

Vinod Khosla, one of the co-founders of Sun Microsystems who later went on to create Khosla Ventures, says that the vast majority of VCs aren’t in a position to offer decent advice to startups.<p>In fact, most of them probably hurt startups, he argued.<p>TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington prodded …

Google previews a new way for cloud customers to track their spending

Earlier today Google showed it’s serious about handling big public cloud deployments, just like Amazon Web Services. In a blog post, Google product manager Rae Wang announced the preview of a feature that pushes a big file containing cloud usage data to Google’s cloud storage, which customers can …

Bill Gates Funds A Smartphone Battery That Runs On Human Urine

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is on a mission to improve human sanitation, particularly in areas of the world that don't have a reliable water supply. Much of that effort is about reinventing the toilet but the foundation has also challenged scientists to find ways to turn human waste into …

Microsoft plans massive new data center in Quincy, Wash., paying $11M for 200 acres

Microsoft has reached a deal to buy another 200 acres of land in Quincy, Wash. which it plans to use as a home for a new, massive data center. The …

Apple To Go Large In 2014 With iPhone 6 In May And iPad Pro in October

Now that the ink is drying on Apple's deal with China Mobile, supply chain rumors are emerging about Apple’s next significant product releases. Digitimes reports that according to “sources from the upstream supply chain,” Apple is planning to release a 5-inch iPhone 6 “phablet” this coming May and …

HP reportedly may launch cheap, big smartphones by the end of this year

Reporting on HP's desire to return to the smartphone market, sources tell <i>The Information</i> that the company plans to release new six- and seven-inch phones by the end of the year. The devices will be aimed at such emerging markets as India, China, and the Philippines, and will be sold off contract …

In A Post-Amazon World, E-Commerce Site Wayfair Wants To Win At Selling Home Goods And Furnishings

Taking on Amazon when it comes to e-commerce can be a futile effort. There are only a handful of e-commerce companies that have successfully been able to build a billion-dollar-plus business in e-commerce (without having physical stores) in a post-Amazon world. Zulily is one of those companies. …

'Six Californias' ballot initative would make Silicon Valley a state

Silicon Valley leaders have been dreaming of a place where technology could advance unencumbered by the law. Google CEO Larry Page wants to set aside a part of the world for such experimentation, and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel thinks a floating island of entrepreneurs might do the job. By those …

This is what could force Verizon and AT&T to finally ditch data caps

Verizon and AT&T have long insisted that the majority of their subscribers face no danger of going over their monthly data caps, but that may be …

MIT engineers have invented a JARVIS-style home automation system

The home automation systems of tomorrow won’t look anything like they do right now. In the future, you wont have to whip out your smartphone and fire …

DigitalOcean’s cloud surpasses Amazon Web Services in one category

While Amazon Web Services keeps adding features to its large and well-used cloud, other public cloud businesses are growing, too. DigitalOcean, a cloud vendor focused on winning business from developers, is pointing to some pretty strong growth by one measurement in recent months, even in …

A Social Network For Insurance That Cuts Costs And Reduces Fraud

It’s easy to embellish insurance claims when it’s just some big bad company you’re hurting. But what if you knew the people in your network? It turns out the costs are lower for everyone.<p>The entire concept of insurance is based around large numbers of people getting together to share risk. But the …

Man dressed as Santa Claus robs Florida bank

This Santa is no saint.<p>Police in Port Orange, Fla., were looking for a man who robbed a SunTrust Bank on Monday wearing a red Santa Claus hat, a white, long beard and shades before making off with an undisclosed amount of cash.<p>The bad Santa carried a gift-wrapped package into the bank at about 3:13 …

Learning to code? EngineHere can connect you with devs in a virtual classroom

Want to learn to code? You’ll have plenty of options to choose from, with dozens of providers promising to teach you computer programming skills in no time.<p>But Benjamin Plesser, founder of EngineHere, believes he’s found the optimal “learn to code” model. Plesser is a software developer who …

How to Take Your Publishing Brand International in 2014

<i>Mick Rigby is the CEO Yodel Mobile, where he brings more than 20 years of experience as a strategist in advertising and marketing.</i><p>We’ve almost reached the tablet-to-PC tipping point where the cheaper, more portable tablet form factor is becoming the de facto device for browsing and consuming online …

Silicon Valley investor wants to split California into six states

SAN FRANCISCO -- Technology investor Tim Draper is trying to drum up support to split California into six states, one of them being Silicon Valley.<p>His argument for redrawing the California map: The state is underrepresented in Washington. He's looking to get an initiative on the California …

Former Windows Leader Steven Sinofsky Presents 10 Mega Trends In Tech For 2014

Sinofsky is one of the smartest people in tech. He's currently working a partner with venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, and as an executive in residence at Harvard Business School.

How to Become a YouTube Partner

It costs nothing and is strictly optional, so if you're willing to put in the work to promote your videos, you could create a new income stream for your business.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Jason R. Rich’s book</i> Ultimate Guide …

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Let's Get It Right About Tax Burden And 'Fair Share'

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Recent data on taxes should put to rest all the false rhetoric that is fueling class warfare in this country and unfairly targeting independent businesses.<p>First, let's talk about the argument that taxes should rise to ensure …

Income Inequality

Chipotle, Subway Want a Slice of the Fast-Casual Pizza Business

3 min read<p>The competition for a slice of the fast-casual pizza pie is revving up in 2014.<p>Earlier this year, Chipotle helped finance Pizzeria Locale, a Denver restaurant that aims to find a happy medium between delivery pizza and upscale Italian. And Chipotle isn't the only one--a Subway franchisee …

Fast Casual

With Individual Mandate Softened, Americans Paying a Very Unfair Obamacare Tax

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>By tinkering yet again with Obamacare, the administration has just set in place one of the most unfair tax policies ever levied on Americans, deciding that some people have to pay taxes while others in the same class don't.<p>The …

Health Care

Democrats Are Going on Offense on Obamacare

As 2014’s campaign machinery gears up, top Democratic strategists are focusing on what Americans like about the Affordable Care Act—and the GOP’s …

Cruz: 'Dismayed' by A&E

Sen. Ted Cruz called the suspension of “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson “deeply” dismaying to people who believe in freedom.<p>The Texas Republican weighed in Thursday on the ongoing controversy over comments made by Robertson in a recent interview that resulted in his suspension from the A&E …