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The Future Is Green and Growing Fast

Demand for sustainable solutions at global scale is an enormous entrepreneurial opportunity.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Even as President Donald Trump repeals environmental “job-killing” regulations and promises to double down on fossil fuels, jobs in …

Doritos Wants You To Vote -- And In The Process Is Changing Advertising

Snacks used to stay in a bag or a bowl. Now they seem to be everywhere – in fast food sandwiches and the political race, for instance.<p>Frito-Lay Inc., owned by PepsiCo Inc., in particular has been very good at getting two of its star snacks to be noticed in other ways than customers seeing them in …

How To Create An Eye-Popping Infographic Your Audience Will Love

Infographics are used heavily in just about every niche now, and vary from deadly boring to downright amazing.<p>But what makes the difference between …

Infographics

This is the robot that will shepherd and keep livestock healthy

The Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) is no stranger to developing innovative ways of modernizing agriculture.<p>It has previously presented technologies for robots that can measure crop yields and collect data about the quality and variability of orchards, but its latest project is far more …

Bayer Makes $62B Cash Offer for Monsanto

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG and Monsanto are close to agreeing to a deal that will create the world's largest seed company, the FOX Business Network has learned.<p>Fox Business' Charlie Gasparino is reporting bankers with knowledge of the matter say barring a deal spoiler the merger could be …

Inside Innoway, China’s $36 million government-backed startup village

Beijing, China<p>In just two years, Beijing city planners transformed a no-frills walkway in the city’s northwest into a symbol of China’s internet ambitions, trading paperbacks for MacBooks and creating a thriving hub of startups and incubators.<p>Innoway is a 200-meter strip that houses over 300 …

Startups

Credit Suisse Wealth Report: There Are More Poor People In America Than China

This is a wonderfully counter intuitive finding from the new Credit Suisse Wealth Report. There’re more poor people in America than there are in China. No, really, this is true, when measuring by wealth. We’ve not got the detailed number of the United States alone as they’re offering the …

Economics

11 ways to speed up your Mac

New MacBooks are very tempting, but upgrading a machine that can easily be salvaged makes no sense.<p>Here are some simple, free ways to speed up your Mac.

Apps

Xiaomi is officially working on its first laptop

Xiaomi has been on a veritable roll since entering the smartphone market in 2010. After just five years of operation, it's been valued at over $45 billion and is the fourth biggest smartphone maker in the world. Now, the innovative Chinese company hopes to recapture that same success in the laptop …

The 27 hottest Israeli startups of 2015

2015 has been a record-breaker for VC funding. The valuations of young companies are skyrocketing and private-equity bankers have arrived in droves, as have Chinese investors.<p>It all adds up to a very healthy tech community, overflowing with innovation.<p>We recently visited Israel and met with many, …

Startups

They're Invisible In China: Portraits Of The Mentally Ill

In one photo, 23-year-old photographer Liu Yuyang captured a special moment between Mei Lin and her two granddaughters. The 83-year-old woman is smiling as one granddaughter leans down to give her a kiss and the other poses for the camera.<p>But Mei Lin's eyes give away how tired she is. Her hair has …

Here's What Donuts Look Like All Around The World

Photo Credit: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez via Getty Images<p>Let's be honest: Is there anything better than biting into a warm, airy, fresh donut?<p>Though it's tough to get most countries to agree on anything, the need for fried dough seems to be universal -- but <i>how</i> it's prepared is another story. …

Baking

Watch a Cruise Ship Pollute as Much as 13 Million Cars—in One Day

The cruise industry markets its ocean voyages as a chance for vacationers to “return to the sea” and forget their troubles onshore.<p>But keeping 5,000 …

Baltimore gangs call for peace after riots

Two major street gangs have apparently joined forces with the Nation of Islam to take part in peaceful demonstrations and even try to discourage violence, a stark contrast to officials' grim announcement that the gangs had teamed up to "take out" police officers.<p>The below picture shows Bloods (in …

Lowe's to eliminate pesticides that hurt crop pollinating honeybees

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Home improvement chain Lowe’s Cos Inc will stop selling a type of pesticide suspected of causing a decline in honeybee populations needed to pollinate key American crops, following a few U.S. retailers who have taken similar steps last year.<p>Honeybees collect nectar in a rose …

Home Improvement

Clorox apologizes, deletes tweet after racial uproar

Clorox has apologized for a seemingly harmless tweet about emojis that sparked outrage on Twitter.<p>The tweet, which Clorox (CLX) since deleted, showed a Clorox bottle made up of the new emojis released by Apple (AAPL) as part of this week's iOS 8.3 update. Clorox tweeted, "New emojis are alright but …

US entrepreneur vows to rid China of ‘farcical’ western names

Lindsay Jernigan hopes to liberate young Chinese from bizarre adopted names including Lady Gaga, Twinkle, Pussy, Elvis - and Washing Liquid<p>A 25-year-old American businesswoman has declared war on the “farcical” western names being adopted by young Chinese, vowing to liberate her clients from …

China cracks down on ‘dancing grannies’ with state-sanctioned steps

Along with two dozen of her fellow "dancing grannies," 60-year-old Zhang Jinsu twirls and steps her way every night across a central Beijing plaza, sometimes gliding over the pavement like a butterfly, at other times marching with a plastic rifle.<p>But when new Chinese government instructions on such …

Cook Rice Differently To Reduce Its Calories

Researchers say it can curb obesity in countries where rice is a staple<p>Rice, the base for cuisines all over the world, contains a lot of starch. That makes it delicious but also high in calories. While that may a boon for people who struggle to ingest enough calories each day, it’s becoming a …

Nutrition

Entrepreneurs Are Working to Uber-fy the Trucking Industry.

There’s the Uber of self-storage, the Uber of dining, the Uber of grocery shopping and the Uber of just about everything these days.<p>And now there’s (more than one) Uber of trucking. While not as sexy as say, the Uber of hot man-dudes, trucking is a big business. The industry does hundreds of …

Trucking

Generation Y am I here? Half of 25-34-year-olds dream of leaving their day job

The majority of young professionals in workplaces across the UK want to leave the rat race to start their own business, a new study has found<p>The daily grind continues to fall out of favour with Generation Y, or the "Millennials" as this group of 25 to 34-year-olds are often called.<p>A study of 1,000 …

Ozobot’s Tiny Robots Use Squiggly Lines And Google’s Blockly To Teach Kids To Code

One of the bigger evolutions in education has been the push to get kids to become more computer-literate, yet one of the hardest hurdles has been making the process of learning and writing programming languages less dry. A startup out of southern California has found an innovative way of tackling …

A Look Into The 'Double Lives' Of America's Homeless College Students

Sean McLean's first day of college at the University of Massachusetts Boston came on the heels of sobering news: The night before, he and his family were evicted from their home in Woburn, 9 miles north of Boston.<p>"I went to school knowing that later that day I would be packing up everything I owned …

Christmas is a lonely season for China’s “single dogs”

China has embraced Christmas in recent years, without attaching any religious meaning to it or reuniting with family. It is simply seen, particularly by people in their twenties as a good time to go out to have fun with friends, or, even better, with a romantic partner.<p>“Almost anything seen as …

Christmas Eve

Clearpath wants to do for robotics what BlackBerry did for smartphones

With a vision to automate the world's dullest, dirtiest and deadliest jobs through their unmanned robots, Clearpath Robotics Inc. is making an international name for itself. The company's co-founders, Matt Rendall, Ryan Gariepy and Bryan Webb, were recently included in '40 Under 40: People to Watch …

Taco Bell unveils mobile ordering

Food used to be what drove folks into restaurants. But these days, it's also increasingly the technology behind it.<p>That's why two major restaurant chains, Taco Bell and Outback Steakhouse, made marketing waves on Tuesday, not with new product rollouts, but with industry-leading technology …

An Uber founder tables a new idea

Reserve.com, a self-described “digital concierge” conceived in part by one of the co-founders of Uber, goes live Tuesday morning. It was conceived by …

New Republican Ad Links ISIS, Ebola and Guantanamo

The 2014 campaign of fear just crowned a new champion. The Republican National Committee released a new ad Monday that ties together ISIS, …

Want to Get the Most Out of Conferences? Follow These 7 Tips.

This story originally appeared on Salesforce<p>Conferences are immensely valuable but to get the most out of your time on the ground you have to be ready to soak it all in. Taking some time before to prepare, and returning from the conference ready to communicate what you've learned will ensure that …

Owe

Weekly Innovation: Your New Pet Robot

Remember "Weebo," the floating robot from Robin Williams' 1997 movie <i>Flubber</i>? A cute yellow bot that lived with Williams' absent-minded professor character, "she" was a loveable gadget that seemed far-fetched at the time. But fast-forward 17 years and Weebo is a whole lot closer to fact than fiction.<p>…