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44+ Shots So Bright You'll Need Sunglasses

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing flares and glitter in this photo contest with chances to win a Nikon D3300 …

How to start a zero waste lifestyle

<i>This post is part of Mashable's</i> <i>Spring Cleaning Week</i><i>. Just a little something to distract you from the eternal dread of constantly wiping all those</i> …

3 Content Marketing Trends That Will Rule 2018

Welcome to the spring of another year. And with the same predictability of shorts and t-shirts, the “Trends for 2018” are being established.<p>Every industry and niche will publish a few of these pieces outlining trends. Some industries – like content marketing – will publish several dozen “Trends for …

Marketing

Transformers: 15 Powerful Decepticons, Ranked From Weakest To Strongest

Few series have managed to retain their popularity from introduction all the way into the present day like the Transformers. A large part of this is …

10 free tools for creating infographics, images and more

In the world of PR and marketing, visuals rule.You can boost interest and engagement with your social media and blog posts by adding compelling …

Yaantra refurbishes 50,000 mobiles every month, with an aim to make technology available for all

<i>Founded in 2013 in Bengaluru, Yaantra is an online mobile phone store that offers repair, refurbishing and reselling services for …

Best Netflix documentaries for July 2018

Netflix original documentaries and docuseries have been knocking it out of the park lately. Not only did Netflix win Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards this year, they've also racked up six nominations for Best Documentary Feature since 2014. So good! Let's get streaming.<p>Docuseries<p>The …

Entertainment

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

A new tool uses legal loopholes to get you cheaper flights by checking prices 17,000 times a day

A new service is trying to exploit legal loopholes to get people cheaper plane tickets by automatically checking flight prices 17,000 times a day.<p>DoNotPay, an automated legal tool, is branching out into helping users book airline tickets, it announced on Monday. It says its services have previously …

The Hottest Sectors for Launching a Business in 2018

Starting a business is always a risk, but pursuing one of these promising sectors will improve your odds.<p>If only a good idea and a bit of luck were all you needed to launch a successful startup. The reality is that it takes a lot more. Timing, competition, and future market conditions can make or …

Pew Research Center

Grabr gets $8M to connect travelers with luggage space with those longing for products abroad

You might get to actually save money while you’re traveling if you just leave some free space in your bag — or not pay for that travel at all — if Daria Rebenok’s plan plays out.<p>As avid travelers, and ones longing for products from home they can’t get abroad, she and Artem Fedyaev decided to start …

eCommerce

Amazon buys ‘Shark Tank’ reject for $1B

Sometimes a shark doesn’t know a good thing.<p>Ring, the video-doorbell company that Amazon.com Inc. bought Tuesday for more than $1 billion, was …

The best photos taken of planet Earth last year will transform the way you see the world

The natural world is a stunning place.<p>Every year, the best landscape photography shows off Earth's beauty. The following photos are some of the winners from the 2017 International Landscape Photographer of the Year contest.<p>They highlight powerful mountains, scenes of isolation, worlds of color and …

Chernobyl Captured in Infrared

Captured through a full spectrum Kolari Vision infrared camera, Russian photographer Vladimir Migutin adds more surreality to the Chernobyl Exclusion …

Simplified investing app Stash raises $37.5 million Series D as it heads into banking

Stash, the micro-investing app that’s been a hit with first-time investors, announced today it has raised an additional $37.5 million in Series D funding in a round led by Union Square Ventures. Existing investors Breyer Capital, Coatue Management, Entree Capital, Goodwater Capital and Valar …

Financial Services

Journey to the waste: has the West learned its lesson from China’s plastic ban? | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

China’s ban on imported plastic waste may be boosting the bottom line for Southeast Asian recyclers, but the industry risks being overwhelmed if …

Virtual travel assistant Mezi acquired by American Express

American Express announced today that it has acquired Mezi, the AI-based virtual travel assistant, for an undisclosed amount. After the deal closes, Mezi will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Express. Its technology is already powering AskAmex, a personal concierge app for cardholders …

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30+ Photographers Go High Up To Impress You

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos shot from hight vantage points in the High Vantage Points Photo contest with chances to …

How Stressed-Out Parents Are Creating Huge New Opportunities for Franchisors

Parents need a lot of help holding it all together -- and increasingly, they're getting that help from franchises.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This story appears in the January 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>It’s a weekday morning and Howard Mierau’s …

Indiana University

Deliveroo Takes a Kitchen-Sink Approach to Food Apps

Food delivery apps don’t make money. That’s one of the big lessons venture capitalists have taken away from the past few years, as the startup …

Fintech start-up LoanHero acquired by rival LendingPoint

San Diego Fintech startup LoanHero, whose online lending platform makes it easier for shoppers to get in-store loans, has been acquired by consumer …

San Diego

Meicai is closing the gap between fields and dinner plates

<i>This article was first published in the April 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

George Soros

10 Australian Scifi Movies You Need to Watch

When someone says “Australian science fiction movie,” thoughts immediately and inevitably turn to <i>Mad Max</i>—if not George Miller’s insanely influential …

Forget Photoshop—Edit Your Photos With These Top Free Photo Editors

13 Free Photo Editors<p>The Best Free Photo Editors Out There<p>Updated May 03, 2018<p>These free photo editors are the best of the best and will get you just …

How Rented.com Is Arbitraging The Vacation Rental Market

It was during a conversation with family and friends in 2012, when Andrew McConnell recognized the ease of renting their vacation homes on Airbnb and VRBO websites, which were quite new at the time. As easy as they made it sound, he realized that there was still a large burden on homeowners to …

Macro Water Drops Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing water drops in the Marco Water Drops Photo contest with chances to win …

Natural History Museum

I asked some of the most successful people what books they give as gifts — and there were 5 winners

"What's your favorite book?" seems like a good question. So innocent, so simple. In practice, it's terrible. I interviewed more than 100 of the most successful entrepreneurs, athletes, actors, writers, and other experts for my book, "Tribe of Mentors." These are people who have often read hundreds …

SoftBank leads a $120 million round for insurance startup Lemonade

The SoftBank Group has finally made a good tech investment around real estate.<p>After investing $4.4 billion in what is essentially a bespoke office space rental business (WeWork) and another $450 million in Zillow for rich people (Compass), the gargantuan Japanese tech investor is leading a $120 …

Real Estate

Nextdoor raised about $75 million to connect neighbors

Nextdoor, the neighborhood social networking site, raised about $75 million in a funding round, The Information reported, estimating that the valuation is $1.5 billion. The round was confirmed by TechCrunch.<p>This adds to the over $200 million that the San Francisco-based company has raised, dating …

Venture Capital

MishiPay raises £1.6M led by Nauta Capital for its mobile self-checkout technology

MishiPay, a London startup that has built mobile self-checkout technology that promises to put an end to queuing to pay, has raised £1.65 million in seed funding. The round is led by European VC Nauta Capital and will be used to further grow the burgeoning company as it persuades high street …

eCommerce