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Search: Facebook Moves From Friends To Community

As Facebook focuses on a move from "Friends" to "Community" will search play a greater role?<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reported Wednesday during …

Milwaukee's War on 'Pokémon GO' Could Change Tech Forever

"They could regulate consumer review content, navigation, entertainment, news-gathering, you name it"<p>Even now, almost a year later, Sheldon Wasserman …

Trespassing

Nickelodeon Launches Tech R&D-Focused Entertainment Lab

Nickelodeon is bringing technology to the forefront with the launch of its Burbank-based Nickelodeon Entertainment Lab.<p>“Our Entertainment Lab is a …

Animation

Facebook is turning into a confusing social nightmare

Facebook! It's a confusing mess these days.<p>The network, in its efforts to become a bit more socialagain, has drowned users in new features, tests and …

Content advertising slated to grow into a multi-billion dollar industry by 2020

With a predicted growth rate of 32% year-over-year, and more than 2x the growth rate of digital advertising as a whole, the amount companies will …

Snap's Head Of Creative Strategy Leaves Company Ahead Of IPO

Greg Wacks, who joined Snap in 2014, worked closely with advertising agencies on Lenses, Geofilters, and Discover.<p>Greg Wacks, Snap's head of creative strategy, has left the company ahead of its forthcoming IPO, BuzzFeed News has learned.<p>Wacks, who joined Snap in 2014, worked closely with …

AR startup Blippar added real-time facial recognition to its app

Blippar, the AR (augmented reality) startup aiming to build a visual catalog of every object in the world, has added real-time facial recognition technology to its mobile app, allowing users to create "Augmented Reality Face Profiles."<p>The new technology enables users to scan or "Blipp" faces — …

Augmented Reality

Foursquare’s next act: Making ‘Her’ a reality

Co-founder Dennis Crowley and CEO Jeff Glueck explain on the latest Recode Decode.<p>Foursquare started out as a game, of sorts.<p>Friends would check in at real-world locations to tell each other where they were, and earn points by doing that a lot. All the while, those users taught the service — and …

Four Square

Augmented Reality: Top 100 Influencers and Brands

Below you can see another network map created with our Influencer Relationship Management software (IRM) showing the number 1 brand Aurasma at the …

14 Slides you must have to raise funding for your Startup

When it comes to raising fund, most of the startups find it difficult to sell the idea to investors. It’s quite hard to explain the brand you created …

A Former Patent Examiner Pulls Back the Curtain at the USPTO | Inc.com

The process of getting a patent can feel shrouded in mystery. I feel that way, and I've been awarded nearly 20 patents. When I started to file patents, I thought, "The patent office is against me!" They always rejected my claims. I think differently now. The USPTO really does want to issue …

Inventions

Consider These 10 Strategies When Preparing to Grow Your Company

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startups go through three distinct phases early in their lifecycle: building the product, selling the product and growing into a sustainable company.<p>Preparing a company for growth requires taking concrete actions in evolving product and …

Management

5 founder-friendly financing terms that give power to entrepreneurs

In the first half of this year, the level of venture-capital investment hit its highest quarterly mark since Q2 2001. Big M&A deals like WhatsApp, Oculus and Zillow have become prolific. And more and more companies are getting financing at eye-popping valuations.<p>For many startups, the hot …

Rocket Internet’s Latest Company Is A Career Listings Site Called Everjobs

Berlin-based Rocket Internet is broadening its already wide portfolio of companies with Everjobs, a career-listings platform. Like other Rocket Internet companies, Everjobs, which is already live in Sri Lanka, will tackle emerging markets in Asia and Africa and plans to expand rapidly.<p>Everjobs …

Emerging Markets

How This Fashion Startup Beat Their Kickstarter Goal in 4 Hours

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just as the rules of startups connecting with customers are changing at an astonishing rate, so have the fundamentals of running a successful crowdfunding campaign. No longer can a concept launch with some decent copywriting and …

Crowd Funding

Cincinnati Startup Sqrl Raises $550K And Launches Document Reminder Service

I’m especially fond of business ideas formed by real people, in the trenches, in real jobs, trying to solve real problems that immediately affect them. Seeing that the idea could benefit others and turn a profit as a startup at the same time makes it all the better. I don’t know, it just seems less …

Real estate tech's excellent adventure in 2013

The real estate tech scene heated up in 2013 as a recovering housing market and the soaring valuations of publicly traded companies like Realogy, …

Look for new companies to keep shaking things up in 2014 with more partnerships, conversations and interactions

<i>Editor’s note: This is the final installment of a three-part series in which real estate industry leaders share their insights, hopes and predictions</i> …

ZipRealty CEO sees 'once-in-history transformation happening in our industry'

ZipRealty CEO Lanny Baker tells the San Jose Mercury News’ Pete Carey that there’s a “once-in-history transformation happening in our industry” as …

Real Estate

Angel Investors: 7 Things You Should Know About Angel Investors | Inc.com

Many assume that the archetypal venture capital firms around Silicon Valley and Boston--the likes of Kleiner Perkins and Sequoia Capital--supply almost all the initial financing for high-growth startups.<p>If that was ever true, it's becoming less so by the day. Angel investors have been muscling in …

Venture Capital

Soldier controls bionic arm using power of thought

Andrew Garthwaite, wounded fighting Taliban in Afghanistan, masters prosthesis after two years of therapy<p>A soldier whose arm was blown off by a rocket-propelled grenade in Afghanistan has become the first person in the UK to master a prosthetic limb controlled by thought.<p>Corporal Andrew Garthwaite, …

3 Agreement Types Every Entrepreneur Needs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In my fifteen years of helping small businesses, the most common question I hear from budding business owners is, “What kind of legal agreements do I need?” As a good lawyer, I used to answer with the response entrepreneurs hate most: “It …

Small Business

7 Content Marketing Myths Debunked

Blogs are an important component to your content marketing strategy since they are a regular channel for communication with your audience. However, incorporating other types of content into your strategy can be equally as important.<p>Visuals, infographics, white papers, eBooks, user-generated …

How Much Is A Pinterest Pin Worth? Much More Than A Tweet

We know just how much Pinterest has been valued at–$3.8 billion–but how much is a pin on the social media cork board worth to brands?<p>Social media marketing and analytics firm Piqora thinks it has the answer, after undertaking a nine-month study of more than 1,000 brands on the site. Stats please, …

San Francisco

5 Key Attributes to Look For in the Perfect Startup Hire

<i>Josh Tolan is the CEO of Spark Hire, a video powered hiring network that connects job seekers and employers through video resumes and online interviews. Connect with him and Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter.</i><p>Hiring for a startup is much different than hiring for a large company or a …

WAV Group: Cheap MLS platforms leave a lot to be desired

The multiple listing service underpins the real estate industry. But the software that runs it leaves a lot to be desired. Among both MLS staff and …

How ‘intrapreneurship’ can help big companies think and move like startups

<i>This sponsored post is produced in conjunction with Ford.</i><p>Eric Ries’ relatively recent tome <i>Lean Startup</i> is gaining serious traction among companies ranging from 10 to 100,000 employees. The overriding theme: You don’t have to be a startup to go lean — even the largest companies can re-learn how to …

What is an event organizer made of?

Evenium …

Vegas-based TuneGO connects music industry bigwigs with up-and-coming bands

It doesn't matter that many people have tried some version of this startup, or that they've all more or less struggled to find traction. TuneGO …