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What are some startups with really unique business models?

Super interesting question! I hope some people will point me to new & interesting startups with unique business models.<p>That said, I think in general …

Startups

8 Ways to Influence Users to Download Your Mobile App

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is a difference between "promoting to" and "influencing" users to download your mobile app -- a massive one.<p>Promoting to users doesn’t put your app on the path for massive downloads. There’s just too much noise in the market with …

Marketing

How renting my place on airbnb is funding my startup.

On July 23rd, 2014, I left my job to work full time on my startup, called Whttl.<p>There is rarely a <i>perfect</i> time to start a startup. But if there was …

From 0 to 100,000 users in 4 months. This is Blendle, the iTunes of journalism.

Blendle launched in April this year, and has since gathered 100.000 users in The Netherlands. A major milestone for our startup from Amsterdam.<p>Our …

Apple Reveals the Top 10 Reasons for App Rejection

Apple has finally shed some light on why some iOS apps don’t make it into the App Store by revealing the top 10 reasons why app submissions were …

How 22 Successful Companies Fought For Their First Customers

It’s hard to imagine successful companies struggling to acquire customers. We see the successes with their hordes of fans and we think, “Wow, they’re …

30 Minutes a Day: The Power of Daily Habits in Successful Content Marketing (and Life)

One of the biggest factors that drives the success of content marketing initiatives – and any entrepreneurial endeavor – is having powerful daily …

Why Interactives are the Next Big Thing in Content Marketing

Visual content is taking the web by storm. <i>Infographics. Motion graphics. Micro-content.</i> It’s hard to keep track of it all.<p>I’m here to talk about …

Here’s Some Marketing Advice: Your Product Is Terrible

The One Thing No One Wants to Admit<p>For whatever reason, in my writing I seem to have assumed the role of the guy who says the things that no one else …

Is this the end of apps? New research says a third of us don't bother to download

With billion dollar valuations aplenty, the so-called ‘app economy’ is responsible for a lot froth in the modern tech industry. But is it all …

Apps

MIT Rethinks How You Consume News

No idea where Ukraine is? Confused about the differences between Sunnis and Shiites? MIT has a solution.<p>The global news cycle can be overwhelming. So many cultures, regions, and conflicts around the world intersect to form a new mass of headlines each day, that it can be nearly impossible to keep …

MIT Media Lab

7 Tips for Pricing Your SaaS Product

Gauging how to price a SaaS (software as a service) product can be tricky, especially if you’re a newer entrepreneur. So where do you start?<p>From your …

Product Management

The One Product That Makes Apple a Trillion-Dollar Company Overnight

Siri's Inventors Are Building a Radical New AI That Does Anything You Ask

Viv was named after the Latin root meaning <i>live</i>. Its San Jose, California, offices are decorated with tchotchkes bearing the numbers six and five (VI …

How to Apply a Startup Mentality to Significantly Improve Your Online Marketing

Over the last few years, I have been dealing with more and more startup entrepreneurs who have successfully bootstrapped their businesses. They've …

The Beginner's Guide To Content Marketing

Content marketing is a relatively new type of marketing that provides free media-type content to customers in exchange for their attention.<p>Unlike …

Marketing

A Beginner's Guide to A/B Testing: Better Pay-Per-Click Ads

Pay-per-click advertising is a key component of many online marketing campaigns. It can also be one of the most expensive ongoing costs in a …

AdWords

How To Be Happy—Right Now

It's the universal quest. And it might be way easier to embrace than you think.<p><b>1. Be nice to yourself.</b> "Sometimes the biggest bully you know is you," says Gabrielle Bernstein, author of the New York Times bestseller <i>May Cause Miracles</i>. "Every thought is an affirmation either lifting you up or …

Congrats WhatsApp! Here Is How the Other 99% of Startups Get It Done

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"Hooray, another multi-billion dollar acquisition!"<p>I’m sure most entrepreneurs didn’t wake up exclaiming that when they found out WhatsApp was purchased by Facebook. While the news is great, and we’re bound to see a few more Lamborghinis …

Small Business

7 unbreakable laws of user interface design

Are you a web designer? If yes, then you are also a user interface designer, and in the near future, this role will become even more important for …

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I'm a young adult and a former dance student (current dance hobbyist), and I'm working to lose fat, gain muscle, become more fit... and help others …

Study Links Hip Instability, Runner’s Knee

Women who developed runner's knee had greater hip adduction.<p>In a two-year study, women who developed runner's knee had much greater hip adduction, or movement of their hip toward their midline, than women who didn't develop runner's knee.<p>In the study, <b>published in Medicine & Science in Exercise &</b> …

Marathons

Power Poses

Take 10 minutes to strengthen key muscles for better running this spring.<p>With its shorter days and less favorable conditions, winter is the perfect time to run a little less and strength-train a little more. Strung together, these six yoga poses form a routine that builds the abdominals, back, …

Workouts

6 Rules for Eating Right as a Runner

Keep it simple, keep it balanced, and stay hydrated.<p>When you start exercising regularly, you might have to revamp some of your everyday eating habits in order to feel your best while you’re working out and avoid unwanted bathroom stops. Here are some general rules.

Nutrition

Are These the Running Shoes of 2050?

Designer makes prototype of 3D-printed, self-replicating running shoe.<p>"These shoes are an extension of my feet" might one day be more reality than metaphor, if British researcher Shamees Aden is on the right track. At the Wearable Futures conference earlier this week in London, Aden unveiled her …

Running Shoes

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

Running

Valuable Lessons Learned From Running

Motivation

On those days where you don't feel like running, go at least a mile and we bet your outlook will change. http://t.co/c2N3BKwpEz