Alexandria Overton

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Seeding the SheEO Tribe

SheEO mentors and accelerates the next generation of women-led ventures on their own terms. Order the SheEO book and help grow the community of …

When Entrepreneurs Should Be Concerned About Copyrighting and Trademarking

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: What’s the difference between copyrights and trademarks and when do I need to file?</b><p><b>A:</b> Copyright law and trademark law are often confused with each other, largely because of some overlap in the subject matter being protected. Unlike …

Code secrets for growing techies

It's never too early to get a head start on your career, at least not according to Rebecca Mountain and Marc Spencer. That's why the couple recently enrolled their three boys – aged 8 to 10 – in Code for Kids, a computer skills training workshop for children.<p>"In this day and age, you've got to know …

What Does the Color of Your Logo Say About Your Business? (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Close your eyes and picture McDonald's famous golden arches. Now, imagine if they had been gray. Would the burger chain be the international success it is today?<p>The color of some logos is more powerful than the logos themselves -- think …

STUDY: VCs Are Less Likely To Invest In A Company If It's Pitched By A Woman

Investors are more likely to put money into a business idea pitched by a man than a woman, according to a study published by researchers from Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Wharton School. And are even more so if that man happens to be good-looking, it said.<p>"We identify a …

Why Only Social Entrepreneurship Can End Global Poverty

<b>By Mal Warwick</b><p>At the Social Enterprise Alliance Summit '14 in Nashville, I’ll be introducing <i>The Business Solution to Poverty,</i> a book I co-authored …

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5 Reasons Now is the Best Time to Become an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is in the air. 54% of Millennials either want to start a business or have already started one according to a 2011 Kauffman …

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Will This Vending Machine For Burritos Change The Business Of Fast Food?

If Chipotle is Blockbuster, could Burritobox be Redbox?<p>Piping hot tortillas filled with free-range chicken, grass-fed beef, uncured bacon, and cage-free eggs. Cold guacamole and sour cream. Hot sauce. No hormones. No antibiotics. That may sound a lot like Chipotle. In reality, it’s a burrito cooked …

Smart Foam In Football Helmets Measures Impact Of Each Hit

It alerts those on the sidelines when a player recieves a potentially-dangerous hit to the head.<p>On the football field, it can be easy to miss when a player suffers a concussion-level hit. The CDC estimates that between the 1.6 million and 3.8 million Americans suffer sports-related concussions …

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Should Universities Become Entrepreneurial Campuses?

Suddenly, entrepreneurship is “in” on campuses with activities such as MOOCs, business plan competitions and incubators. This trend seems to be not only in business schools but across the university. Is this good or are universities biting off more than they can chew?<p>There are many reasons for this …

Annual Polar Bear Migration Under Way: How It Works and How Climate Change Could Be Impacting It

Melting sea ice means big changes for the world's 20,000 polar bears.<p><b>In the past month, hundreds of polar bears have strolled past a small town in Canada.</b><p>It's part of their annual migration back to Hudson Bay, where sea ice is reforming after months of summer melt. To get to the ice each autumn, …

A birth control pill for men could soon be a reality

Researchers say an oral contraceptive for men could be a reality in the next ten years<p>Scientists in Australia may be closer than ever to developing a birth control pill for men.<p>Researchers at Melbourne's Monash University say they have succeeded in genetically blocking two proteins that control the …

A Surgeon’s Review Of Google Glass In The Operating Room

Dr. Pierre Theodore of UC San Francisco has completed a three-month trial of using Google Glass during surgery.<p>For a little over three months now, Dr. Pierre Theodore, a cardiothoracic surgeon, has been using Google Glass in the operating room. Although he’s tapped the functionality during …

The Artist Who Made The White Family Portraits For ‘Breaking Bad’ Had No Idea They Were On TV

Albuquerque ABC affiliate KOAT recently tracked down Amy Stein, the Santa Fe artist who made the portraits of Walt, Skyler, and Walt, Jr. that hung in the hallway of the White family home (pictured above, during an otherwise totally unimportant and forgettable scene from the show), and the …

History Developing 'The Lost Years' About Jesus' Adolescence

History isn't afraid to get controversial with a new show in development about Jesus' teenage years.<p>Deadline learned that the cable network is working on "The Lost Years," a project that will portray Jesus' "undocumented years" between the ages of 13 and 30.<p>Reports say that "The Lost Years" will be …

The Medium’s Message: Televised Violence Doesn’t Cause Violence

<b>IT’S COMMON</b> knowledge that blood-drenched films and TV shows are a cause of violent behavior. But then again “common knowledge” doesn’t always …

A history of television, the technology that seduced the world – and me

Andrew Anthony reflects on the small box that made a big impact, and asks where TV is taking us next<p>Like most people my age – 51 – my childhood was in black and white. That's because my memory of childhood is in black and white, and that's because television in the 1960s (and most photography) was …

Chipolo Is Another Thing That Lets You Track Lost Items Using Your Smartphone

Slovenia has became a hotbed for hardware startups during the past year and the newest one to come out of this Southeast European country is Chipolo – a simple to use Bluetooth-based item finder for iPhone and Android.<p>Designed and developed by two startups, Geartronik and Nollie Apps, Chipolo is a …

Motorola Patent Points To Electronic Neck “Tattoos” That Double As Microphones

You’ve got to give Motorola credit these days: it’s certainly not your average smartphone player any more. The company is trying to upend the traditional notion of a smartphone with Project Ara, and behind closed doors it’s building a new group devoted to designing and developing “world-class” …

Meet Context, The New Photo Texting App All The Cool Kids Are Using

There are a number of apps out there seeking to displace SMS as the primary mode of communications between mobile users — there’s MessageMe, Line, WeChat, WhatsApp and others. And, of course, there’s Snapchat, which has built a big, booming following around photo messaging. Well, there’s another …

Instagram acts after BBC finds site users are advertising illegal drugs

The photo sharing service Instagram has taken steps to block certain hashtags in a bid to stamp out the sale of illegal drugs via its users.<p>The social networking site – where people post and comment on photographs and videos – announced the move after a BBC investigation, which found users were …

More professors using social media to teach

According to a study released in October, 41% of college professors use social media as a teaching tool, up from around 34% in 2012.<p>A month before they walked into her classroom last fall, Krista Jackman told her freshmen writing students to join Twitter.<p>Their assignment: get to know each other.<p>"My …

Wearable Tech For A Practical Problem: Spanish Startup Builds Alert System For Diaper Changing

The current crop of sensor-driven wearables are mostly aimed at quantified selfers who want to geek out over activity or fitness data. Not (generally) because they have a pressing need to, more because they like playing with data. But of course wearable sensors have bags of potential to be very …

Tado’s Smart Heating Is Now Available in the UK but Get an Engineer to Install It

Tado, the smart thermostat that can automatically moderate the temparature of your home, is now available to buy in the UK.<p>With the Internet of Things, smart cities and connected everything, central heating is one of the areas just waiting to be dragged into the next generation – and Tado’s not …

Instagram Blocks Hashtags Related To Selling Drugs

Instagram has blocked the use of certain hashtags that may be related to the sale of illegal drugs on its social network.<p>Before the block, a BBC news team had been investigating the practice of tweeting photos of drug paraphernalia and then gently soliciting potential buyers to get in touch. The …

Heartbeats to replace traditional passwords

Our heartbeats could be used instead of traditional passwords to unlock smartphones, tablets and cars using a new device being developed by Canadian company Bionym.<p>Passwords scrawled on a scrap of paper are easily lost, jumbled letters and numbers are quickly forgotten and, with “password” still …

Nettlebox Is A $28,000 Hologram Rig That Lets You View Real-Time 3D From All Angles

Russian startup Nettle, which is based in the Skolkovo Tech City area, is showing off a $28,000 holographic gaming set-up at TechCrunch Disrupt SF’s Hardware Alley. The Nettlebox rig consists of a 3D plasma display, with four fisheye lens infrared cameras at the corners to track the position of the …

Time Machines: The military sphere

<i>Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills.</i><p>If you've ever played the arcade version of <i>Missile Command</i> or used a mechanical mouse, then you've sampled technology that originated in a …

Handie prosthetic uses 3D printing and smartphones for much cheaper bionic hands (video)

The main aim of Handie, already a James Dyson award nominee, was to develop an artificial hand that offered a large degree of functionality without the brutal prices associated with prosthetics. With the latest model, it apparently skirts below a $400 price tag, substituting a smartphone for …