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25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend | Inc.com

Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few continuing education courses. However, for a busy entrepreneur, being away from the office for a …

Self-improvement

Apple launches iPad Pro and "extraordinary" Apple Pencil for technical drawing

Tech giant Apple has released its latest series of hardware updates – including the first Apple Pencil, a stylus designed for technical drawing (+ …

3 Ways to Prove Your Startup Is Investible | Inc.com

Selling a venture-capital firm on investing in the old-economy business of picture framing isn't easy. But that's exactly what Framebridge founder Susan Tynan did in June.<p>Her Washington, D.C.-based startup turns one year old this month and has already raised nearly $12 million in funding from …

Framing

The Innovation Ecosystem For The Future Of Work

Over the past few weeks I’ve been exploring five innovation models that organizations can implement. However all of these are part of one innovation ecosystem that organizations must create if they want to be able to stay relevant and compete in this rapidly changing world we are seeing. The best …

Innovation

Branch8 Lets Merchants Sell Via Multiple E-Commerce Sites With Fewer Headaches

If there’s one thing as diverse and multi-faceted as Asian culture it would probably be the region’s e-commerce landscape.<p>There’s no single dominant player — like Amazon or eBay in the West — and things are very different from country to country. Alibaba and JD dominate China, Rakuten owns Japan, …

eCommerce

Chris Sacca Says Jack Dorsey Could and Should Be Twitter’s Next CEO on Re/code Decode

The high-profile investor goes long on Twitter's C-suite drama, Google's new name and his rules for investing.<p>How did Twitter screw up its CEO transition? Who should be the new CEO? Can the company recover on Wall Street?<p>On this week’s episode of "<b>Re/code Decode</b>," investor Chris Sacca has answers …

Minted Cracks Into the $100 Billion Home Goods Market

The crafty online marketplace, which used to sell art and stationery exclusively, has just announced its plan to expand into a $100 billion market by adding thousands of home dcor products.<p>Mariam Naficy is something of an e-commerce business veteran.<p>In 1988, she launched her first venture, the …

Large Format Prints

8x10 – $20<br>12x12 – $25<br>11x14 – $30<br>16x16 – $35<br>16x20 – $40<br>18x24 –$50<br>20x20 –$55<br>20x30 – $60<br>24x36 – $70<br>30x30 – $75<br>30x40 – $85<br>40x60 – $150<p>Paper type: …

Why one CEO thinks the market Box and Dropbox created will be wiped out in two years

Box and Dropbox are the two poster boys of the booming cloud file sharing and storage space. Box is now worth roughly $2 billion while Dropbox last …

Etsy Tumbles Despite Earnings Beat

Company warns that currency effects may hit Q3 sales.<p>Etsy delivered quarterly earnings and revenue that topped analysts’ expectations on Tuesday, but the stock plunged as the company warned that foreign exchange rates could negatively impact third-quarter sales growth.<p>The stock plunged as much as …

The RIAA wants to team up with BitTorrent to fight piracy

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has requested BitTorrent’s help to curb piracy of its members’ copyrighted content, reports Billboard.<p>In a letter to BitTorrent CEO Eric Kilnker, RIAA’s executive vice president, anti-piracy, Brad Buckles accused the company of being “the source …

Google's Nest: Big Data And The Internet Of Things In The Connected Home

Formed by ex-Apple engineers, Nest Labs develops products designed to bring Big Data and the Internet of Things into our homes via its smart thermostats, fire alarms and security cameras.<p>The company was bought out by Google last year for $3.2 billion, which sees its products as central to the …

Smart Homes

A revamped Apple TV could have huge smart home implications

Apple will be releasing a new version of its Apple TV set top box in September, according to Buzzfeed <b>sources</b>. The new Apple TV is rumored to have a revamped processor, a remote with a touch-pad, its own App Store, and Siri voice control.<p>While many are focused on the potential Apple TV could have …

Internet of Things

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Microsoft is reportedly investing in Uber.</b>It's raising a $1 billion round of funding that will value the company at $50 billion.<p><b>2. A group of German vehicle manufacturers has reportedly agreed to purchase Nokia HERE.</b> Uber had been in the running to buy the mapping service.<p><b>3. Photo-sharing app</b> …

How to access a million stunning, copyright-free antique illustrations released by the British Library

What would you do with a million free images?<p>In keeping with its ambition to become the world’s most open institution of its kind, the British Library has released over a million public domain illustrations and other images to the public through Flickr for anyone to reuse, remix or repurpose. So …

British Library

Twitter: A Google company – How it would work

Twitter should be a Google company…<p>I am far from the first person to propose this. I don’t even <i>like</i> saying it, but the future of my favorite social network – who knew that was a thing you could have? – does not look good if it continues in its current rut.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and …

Social Media

This app creates an animated GIF for your million-dollar start-up idea

In today's world of 140-character tweets and smartphone-screen swiping, a slick GIF may be the way to go.<p>716 Labs, an "indie app development" studio run by Karl Newell and Scott Falbo has created an app that allows users to turn business ideas into GIFs that can be quickly pitched to friends, …

Sony takes selfies to another level with Xperia M5 and C5 Ultra

Sony's mobile division is not doing well — it lost $188 million in the company's first fiscal quarter of 2015 — but there's no denying its …

Can Iceland's QuizUp Become The Next Facebook?

Every budding entrepreneur with an app in his back pocket has, it seems, a story about how they landed on the idea that will form the next Facebook.<p>Thor Fridriksson’s was born in the embers of Iceland’s financial crisis, rescued from near oblivion by silicon valley venture funds and will sink or …

Game of Thrones

Yahoo's latest purchase is digital fashion community Polyvore

Marissa Mayer opened up the Yahoo warchest once again, and this time it was to buy the "leading social shopping site," Polyvore. Yahoo's purchasing the whole kit and caboodle from the sounds of it too with Mayer writing on her Tumblr page that it's acquiring not just the service, but the team that …

A Conversation With Michael Lopp, Pinterest’s Head Of Engineering

About a year ago, Michael Lopp joined Pinterest as the company’s head of engineering — filling in the leadership of the engineering side next to co-founder Evan Sharp and CEO Ben Silbermann.<p>Much of his role, since joining, has been to help teams at Pinterest, which consist of units of engineers, …