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Mobile Hit 'Monster Strike' Is Making $3.8 Million A Day

Japanese monster hit <i>Monster Strike</i> is striking it rich for Mixi, the developer behind the mobile sensation.<p>The company is pulling down $3.8 million per day on the action-RPG. The game has over 30 million downloads since its 2013 release, and has only just launched in much of Asia, including China. …

The RadioShack brand just sold for $26.2 million

Standard General initially helped RadioShack avoid being completely liquidated back in March.<p>At the time, the hedge fund saved 1,743 RadioShack stores and 7,500 jobs by offering RadioShack a $160 million deal — a mix of debt and cash.<p>Standard General purchased both RadioShack's trademark in …

Are Small Companies More Fun?

<i>Dear Liz,</i><p><i>I love your advice! I am the president of our marketing club on campus, and we all read your columns. I have a question for you as I get ready to graduate in the spring.</i><p><i>I was an intern at a public accounting firm last summer. It was great experience to work in an office for three months,</i> …

Why Costco And Walmart Soared In Canada While Target Flopped

It took Walmart nearly a decade to concede its format wasn’t resonating with German shoppers and close shop. Target accepted international defeat in 22 months, with plans to liquidate its 133 Canadian stores, the company announced today.<p>Ripping the band-aid off quickly by getting out early is a …

15 High-Paying Flexible Jobs

The option to telecommute is one that an increasing number of job seekers are factoring in to the hunt for work. The option allows employees to cut down on long commutes and quickly change projects, and often cuts costs for employers as well.<p>To determine the jobs that provide the greatest …

Employment

The Coolest Car Tech We Saw At CES 2015

Wearables and gesture controls are dazzling, but the most useful automotive innovations at CES are far more practical.<p>Automakers invaded the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with a record 10 manufacturers showing off wares. Among the innovations showcased were smart watches that unlock …

The 10 Best Stock Pickers You Read About On The Internet

There's always a ton of research from analysts that investors can sift through.<p>And in 2014, TipRanks kept track of who made the best calls. The service tracks the success of market analysts on Wall Street.<p>TipRanks measures analysts' "success rate" based on how their calls perform relative to the …

The Invisible Benefits of Exercise

Muscle tone and weight control. For the past decade, these benefits have topped the list of reasons why we exercise, according to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association’s annual report on the fitness industry. They consistently edge out others—like “feeling good after” and “increased …

5 Great Gadgets for Entrepreneurs Revealed at CES 2015

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>LAS VEGAS --</b> Following every New Year’s since 1998, new gadgets and technologies have taken center stage in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). This year is no different.<p>In my experience as a digital media professor and a …

Stuart Scott Reportedly Continued MMA Training Even in Final Stages of Life

Despite its violent nature, MMA students and fans routinely point to the sport as a life-enhancing, life-affirming pursuit.<p>That's the way it was for Stuart Scott, the longtime ESPN anchor who passed away Sunday morning at age 49 of cancer.<p>According to a report published Monday morning by TMZ …

MMA & UFC

Google's Search Dominance Is Eroding

Mozilla's Firefox web browser has historically come bundled with Google as its default search engine, but a five-year deal signed with Yahoo in November has seen Firefox automatically opting for the rival search engine instead. The result? Google's US market share has slipped to 75.2% from 79.3% — …

MMA in 2014: UFC Fighters Who Made the Most Noise

For many fighters, 2014 served as their platform for success. Those who achieved greatness during the year did so by becoming UFC champions, positioning themselves as title contenders or remaining undefeated while filming a couple of major motion pictures.<p>For others, 2014 gave way to their downfall …

Ronda Rousey

How to Come Up With an Idea for a Business

<i>In their book,</i> Start Your Own Business<i>, the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. guides you through the critical steps to starting a business, then supports you in surviving the first three years as a business owner. In this edited excerpt, the authors offer suggestions for figuring out just what kind</i> …

Our Most Anticipated Movies of 2015

We might be in the heart of awards season, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get excited for the movies coming later this year. Open up your Google …

$18 gets you 143 of the best comics on the market right now

The Humble Bundle strikes back with the Humble Image Comics Bundle 2, a deal that's going on for the next 12 hours or so. If you've ever wanted to try a bunch of comics, or simply pick up a few new books, this 143-issue bundle offers kind of an insane amount of value.<p>If you pay at least $18 you'll …

Comics

The Best Cars For Commuters 2015

A car is a tool for a commuter, as much as a saw is a tool for a carpenter. It makes sense to get the best tool for the job. When it comes to a saw, you’d consider sharpness, efficiency, reliability, cost and ergonomics. When it comes to a commuter car, you’d be wise to consider price, comfort, …

Which is a Better Workout: Skiing or Snowboarding?

<i>A:</i><p>You and your buddy should probably buy each other a Shotzski and call it even, because the most accurate answer to your question is a big fat, "It all depends."<p>According to the non-profit trade association Snowsports Industries America, alpine skiing burns approximately 500 calories an hour while …

5 blue-collar jobs that pay $100,000 a year

Slide 1 of 7<p>Nearly half of U.S. states have added “good” blue-collar jobs that pay the median wage without bachelor’s degrees, according to a report …

Why Google's Search Market Share Loss To Yahoo Means Pretty Much Nothing

Larry Page’s nightmare? That’s how one website reacted to the news that Google's iconic search service lost four percentage points of market share to Yahoo.<p>Sorry, but not only is Google’s CEO and cofounder unlikely to have nightmares over this, he won’t lose any sleep at all. That’s because the …

Lawsuit filed against Oregon, coach

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by three Oregon basketball players has sued the university and head men's basketball …

Obama wants community college to be free

Free education "for those willing to work for it."<p>That's what President Obama announced Friday in a bid to make the first two years of community college free for "responsible" students.<p>The president announced the proposal at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tenn., a significant …

The Best Hotel In Every State

We found these hotels by looking at expert reviews, local recommendations, and our own list of the Best Hotels In America.<p><i>Did we get your state right? Let us know in the comments.</i>

Rhode Island

What are the world's safest airlines?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Aviation website AirlineRatings.com has just released its annual list of the world's 10 safest airlines.<p>Once again, Australian airline Qantas grabs the top spot.<p>"Qantas continues to lead the industry with safety innovations and its fleet is now the youngest -- 7.9 years -- it has been since …

9 Extremely Clever Startup Funding Stories

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you think your business idea is dead because you can’t find an investor? Most new entrepreneurs feel the same way.<p>Through email exchanges with business owners and a few nonprofit founders, I found nine very clever funding stories from …

Use Emotional Intelligence to Make More Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Recently I had an incident with a service provider who simply did not want to create a report in the format I requested.<p>I had been challenged trying to explain what I wanted from this person, even going so far as to write what to change …

4K TV Marketing At CES Is Depressingly Bad

CES kind of feels like my own personal hell, in that it takes the coolest technology in the world and surrounds it with marketing gimmickry. I noticed this the most in the way companies were pitching their TVs, which you can’t help but look at because they’re all at eye-level and bursting with …

Here’s what I learned by trying on almost every single wearable on the market

Yesterday, I tried on 56 wearables. Fifty-six. And, unsurprisingly, most left me wanting more.<p>But, by subjecting myself to a torrent of trackers, Android wrist computers, and even a smart sweatband, I came to a few conclusions that you might find helpful — if you’re buying a wearable, or if you get …

Who the hell is Ant-Man, and why should you care?

When Marvel released the first trailer for its upcoming Ant-Man film yesterday, it was followed by an echo of the same question many asked when the movie was initially announced: <i>Who?</i> Allow me to explain.<p><b>[Content Warning: domestic violence]</b><p>[<i>Note: This article is mostly about the Marvel Comics</i> …

Marvel Universe