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25 Entrepreneurs Reveal What They Wish They'd Known Before Their First Startup

Every entrepreneur — no matter the size of their company — faces tough decisions and seemingly insurmountable struggles at some point in the process of getting their idea off the ground.<p>Think you have what it takes?<p>Rejoiner's Joseph Putnam teamed up with Grasshopper to ask more than two dozen …

Entrepreneurship

In win for tech industry, Supreme Court overturns two more patent rulings

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>The Supreme Court issued two 9-0 decisions on Monday that will make it harder for companies to assert vague patents and …

Is the S&P 500 set up for another bull run?

As we approach our ideal target region in the S&P 500, as laid out over the last week, I would imagine it is making many of those in the media who …

Stock Markets

New York Times Published An Anti-Islamist Ad The Same Day The 9/11 Museum Opened

Yesterday and today's digital edition of the New York Times featured an ad for some readers that could be labeled as Islamophobic. The ad also happened to coincide with the opening of the 9/11 Memorial Museum this week.<p>The spot went to the Investigative Project on Terrorism, a non-profit founded by …

Nonprofits

New York Times updates controversial anti-Islam ad

The controversial ad for a right-wing group that The New York Times published online today (and in print yesterday) has been tweaked to soften its …

Tim Hortons Launches In-App Mobile Payments For U.S. And Canada

Tim Hortons is Canadian-born, much like myself, and it offers up affordable coffee and donuts, much unlike myself. The company has been making inroads in the U.S. market over the past few years, and today it’s introducing a feature that’s popular at major U.S. competitor Starbucks: mobile payments. …

BitLit Helps You Get E-Book Versions Of The Physical Books You Already Own

Chances are, you’ve got a good number of those old-school physical books in your house but have mostly moved to e-books at this point. What if you could potentially get a cheap or free e-book copy of some of those books? That’s what BitLit promises its users.<p>The Vancouver, Canada-based startup is …

Amazon Fire TV

Robots will replace fast-food workers

As protesters across the country call for the fast-food chains to raise their wages, a number of companies have begun experimenting with new technology that could significantly reduce the number of restaurant workers in the years to come.<p>Restaurant industry backers warn that a sharp rise in wages …

Dubai police use Google Glass to crack down on traffic violators

Applications allow officers to record violators and identify wanted vehicles<p>Police in Dubai have begun using Google Glass as part of an effort to crack down on traffic violations. An official with the emirate's police force confirmed to <i>Gulf News</i> this week that traffic officers are testing the …

Mobile Fitness Coach App, PumpUp, Launches Out Of Beta After 1M+ Downloads

Fitness app PumpUp, which offers personalised workouts to act as a virtual personal trainer in your pocket, is launching out of beta today — having racked up more than a million registered users on iOS and Android in less than six months of beta activity.<p>It is not, however, breaking out active …

Google shoves Apple aside to become the world\’s most valuable brand

Hong Kong’s anti-corruption regulator is the latest to target JP Morgan Chase

Hong Kong’s top anti-corruption body, the Independent Commission Against Corruption, appears to have stepped into the ongoing investigation of JP Morgan Chase’s hiring practices in China with the recent arrest of Fang Fang, the bank’s former vice chairman of investment banking in Asia.<p>The US …

Hong Kong

Chipotle chastised for 'missing Mexicans' in its literary promo

When the Chipotle fast-food chain announced last week that it would be giving its customers a literary experience by printing short stories by noted writers on its cups and bags, the reaction was almost uniformly positive. A bit of Toni Morrison and<p>George Saundersto go with your burrito: How cool …

Modern-day slavery generates billions: UN report

More than 20 million people worldwide are working as modern-day slaves and generating billions of dollars worth of illegal profits annually, new research shows.<p>Forced labour and sexual exploitation generate $150.2-billion (U.S.) in profit each year, according to an economic impact report by the …

Google Hires Fashion Expert Ivy Ross To Head Glass

Ivy Ross is being tasked with making the wearable technology attractive to the style-conscious masses.<p>Google Glass can do everything from snap photos to aid navigation. But one thing it can’t do–so far, at least–is make you look cool. Outside nerdy tech niches, most are reluctant to embrace the …

Wearable Tech

Adidas is taking sneaker customization to a whole new level

Adidas is in the process of revamping mi Adidas, its feature that lets people customize shoes with various elements -- you can mix and match colors and even have your name embroidered on them. To make things better (or worse, depending on who you ask), Adidas will soon also allow you to create …

Facebook now lets you ask someone out in the most awkward way possible

Consider this Facebook’s new “poke” button.<p>If you don’t fill out your relationship status on Facebook, a new “ask” button will appear on your profile page. Through this new feature — rolling out now — your friends can ask if you’re single, or taken.<p>While the ask feature affords friends a …

Drop the Burrito! Chipotle Bans Guns in Stores

Chipotle is requesting that all non-law enforcement customers refrain from bringing guns into their stores amid pressure from a mothers’ group …

Guns

War on waste makes sustainable business more profitable

<b>Every week in Lagos, Nigeria, a fleet of cargo bicycles goes round people's homes picking up plastics, cans and sachets.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessIs cloud business greener business?Car tech driving a greener futureEnergy-saving technologies cut costsGreener freight driving global …

Sustainability

Democratic donors weary of Obama White House, and more must-reads - Capitol Report - MarketWatch

Getty Images<p>President Barack Obama<p><b>Donors down on Obama</b>: The Hill reports top Democratic donors are exasperated by a lack of leadership from the White …

iPad Air: Gulf becomes the latest airline to carry iPad electronic flight bags

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s flagship air carrier, has become the latest airline to participate in an iPad-based electronic flight bag program. The program will see Gulf Air purchase 355 iPads, to be distributed throughout the airline’s fleet.<p>“We are proud of our existing strategic …

L'Oréal's New Makeup App Will Change Your Life

Photo: Courtesy of L'Oreal<p>Forget smudging a lipstick tester on the back of your hand or waiting to get home to test drive a new shadow or entire new beauty look. L'Oréal Paris is debuting a new virtual app, Makeup Genius, that works in real time and uses a super-advanced facial mapping algorithm …

Investors Back Jibe With $20 Million To Fix The Mobile Hiring Process

Jibe Inc. has raised $20 million from a clutch of new investors as it looks to expand its business helping employers fix their hiring processes.<p>The New York-based company has its roots in the TechCrunch DemoPit circa 2009, when it was known as LocalBacon.<p>Since that illustrious start, the company …

Hashtag, Selfie and Tweep Have Been Accepted Into the Dictionary

Merriam-Webster has added more than 150 words and definitions to its collegiate dictionary for 2014, with many reflecting the collision of technology …

Text 911: Calling for help without making a call

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Sometimes a voice call to 911 just won't work, such as for deaf people in need of help or in certain domestic violence cases.<p>Now, in a big step toward moving the nation's emergency dispatch system out of voice-only technology that dates to the 1960s, four major wireless phone …

Apple hands Angela Ahrendts $68m in shares

Majority of shares will be granted to former Burberry boss simply for remaining in her post – the remainder are performance based<p>Apple has welcomed its powerful new retail boss, Angela Ahrendts, with a share award worth $68m (£40m).<p>The US-born executive, who joined Apple last week from her previous …

Barack Obama has shrunk the US federal workforce more than Ronald Reagan

But not nearly as much as Bill Clinton or Harry Truman.<p>The most recent US jobs report highlighted a trend that has defined president Barack Obama’s battle for jobs growth: Even as the private sector expands, reductions in the public workforce are dragging back total job creation—and economic growth.<p>…

Barack Obama