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To Close Digital Divide, Microsoft to Harness Unused Television Channels

WASHINGTON — Silicon Valley has dreamed up hot air balloons, drones and constellations of mini-satellites to connect the world to the internet. Now Microsoft is adding its own moonshot to solve the digital divide into that mix.<p>The software giant plans to announce on Tuesday that it is harnessing …

10 Bad Habits You Must Eliminate from Your Daily Routine

You are the sum of your habits. When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p><i>"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are</i> …

Self Control

Launch of S'pore's 1st startup stock exchange expected by mid-year

Singapore<p>A STARTUP stock exchange that aims to help early-stage companies find funding for their businesses, bridging the financing gap between …

Stock Markets

Starbucks co-founder: 'We thought we'd have a couple of stores'

Zev Siegl on kickstarting the coffee movement, why he has no regrets about leaving the company, and his passion for mentoring startups<p>My friends Gordon Bowker, Jerry Baldwin and I used to throw around terrific ideas for businesses; we wanted to make a change in our lives [Siegl was a history …

Everyone wants a piece of the drug industry and it's one reason prices are rising so fast

Don't just blame drug companies for rising prescription prices. For all the outrage over Mylan increasing EpiPen prices by 500%, and insulin prices, which are up 300% over the past decade , drug prices are a lot more complicated than pointing the finger at a lone villain.<p>For a single prescription …

8 Productivity Hacks for the World's Worst Procrastinators

Finding it hard to stay focused? These strategies will help you get more out of your day.<p>Procrastination can strike virtually anyone in any context. And it can take several forms: You might avoid work entirely, deliberate so much over work decisions that you don't actually get anything done, feel …

Free Shipping Is A Lie

Free shipping is a top priority for online shoppers, but many merchants are struggling to keep up with the costs.<p>When shopping online, you tend to run into the lie pretty quickly.<p>Spend a certain amount—perhaps $15 or $20—and your shipment is free. Take advantage of competitive holiday promotions …

20 Habits Holding Me Back From Being a Millionaire

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How would you like to become a millionaire?<p>We all do. But, most of us, including yours truly, have bad habits that get in the way of accomplishing this feat. If you’re able to ditch these bad habits, you should realize that obtaining a …

Self-improvement

11 advanced excel tricks that will help you get an instant raise at work

Massive swathes of the economy rely on the program, and becoming skilled at Excel has become a license to print money in business.<p>So while there are a lot of basic tricks that you have to know, there are also a few tricks that will set you head and shoulders above the competition.<p>If you want to …

Mathematics

John D. Rockefeller's Keys to Success | The Art of Manliness

By age 25 John D. Rockefeller controlled one of the largest oil refineries in the nation.<p>By age 31 he had become the world’s largest oil refiner.<p>By …

5 Things Entrepreneurs Should Outsource Immediately to Save More Time

Are you an entrepreneur looking to save time and money? Start outsourcing these five things today.<p>The saying goes that entrepreneurs are the only people who will work 80 hours to avoid working 40. More often than not, they're also the only people who will try to do everything themselves to save …

Overwhelmed by papers piling up? This organizer’s advice can help.

Rachel Rosenthal says organizing paper is her clients’ No. 1 organizing challenge. In a recent Home Front online chat, the owner of Rachel and Co., an organizing firm in Bethesda, gave her best advice on controlling the flow of bills, school work sheets and mail into your home.<p><b>Go paperless:</b> It’s …

Five Great Apps That Will Teach You How to Code

A few years ago, if you wanted to learn coding you had to buy a 20-pound paperback with some cute animal on the cover and then navigate through …

Programming

I've been helping the ultra-rich protect their wealth for years, and here are the 10 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

I spent years as a wealth advisor. Now, I run a firm that helps the ultra-rich protect their wealth. Here are my best pieces of money advice:<p>1. Be mindful of the tax consequences on any investments you make.<p>We cannot escape taxes, as they impact not only our earnings but also our investments. The …

Finance

Why even a poor night's sleep can help in business

Ironically for a man who sells beds for a living, Loaf founder Charlie Marshall is a bad sleeper. But it was being awake in the small hours of a night in early 2012 that proved to be a key turning point for his handmade furniture company. It was at that moment he decided to rebrand the business. …

4 Easy Tips to Clear Inbox Clutter from a World-Famous Tidying Guru

The life-changing magic of tidying email.<p>Even if you're not a disciple of Marie Kondo's method of organization, you've likely heard of her by now. She's the Japanese organization consultant behind <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.</i> In the <i>New York</i> …

Minimalism

6 Smart Apps for Entrepreneurs to Make them Super Productive

If you are an entrepreneur, then I’m sure you fully understand how time management plays a great role in meeting deadlines. You need to manage your …

Apps

6 Tools That Get Work Done Faster So You Can Work Less

We all dream of shorter workdays or workweeks, but with advanced tools to help you work faster and smarter, it’s no longer a pipe dream for more than one in five Americans who work from home.<p>You can now get more work done faster than ever before, whether working from the same location or remotely. …

Project Management

Online Business Ideas You Can Start With No Money

The great thing about starting an online business is that it’s one of the more affordable business options, and for the most part, can be started …

How to lose $500,000 in 6 months Importing from China | EcomCrew

A couple months ago this post went up: The Chinese are Coming: More and More Chinese suppliers are Selling Direct to Consumers. It struck a chord …

eCommerce

The Perfect Schedule For Ultimate Productivity

Imagine if there was a way to structure your day so that you could be 10x more productive.<p>Imagine if the things you needed to do to achieve that …

Time Management

You’re a travel agent! You’re a travel agent! Everyone’s a travel agent!

Amsterdam-based TRVL is aiming to shake up the travel industry by turning you (and that guy, and the lady over there and that chap over there, too) into a travel agent. The platform is a sharing-economy approach to booking travel for your friends and complete and utter strangers.<p>Startup veteran …

Travel Industry

14 super-busy startup founders share their single best productivity tip

Imagine if you could get twice as much work done by 5 p.m. every day.<p>For most people, improving productivity means more business growth, better health, less stress … and better odds of reaching those big, scary goals .<p>In this post, busy CEOs and founders of 14 fast-growing companies shared how they …

Startups

Become A Data Genius: Track Everything In Your Small Business

As someone that has worked for small technology-based businesses for years, I’ve come to learn some of the best habits of small business geniuses. While most business owners are unique and every business is different, there is one very important trait that is shared by the most successful ones: …

This is how Taco Bell, Starbucks, and other fast-food chains are using mobile to boost order values

Mobile has gained legitimacy as a commerce channel. Millions of retail locations in the US now accept mobile in-store payments and are also developing e-commerce businesses that support mobile payment options in apps and on mobile websites.<p>However, quick-service restaurants (QSRs) — also known as …

Take control of your spending with these budgeting apps

From sticking to a monthly budget to ensuring your bank balance stays out of the red, here’s how technology could help you manage your finances<p>The lives of millions of people in Britain are so precarious that a third of families would have trouble finding £500 for an emergency bill. With average …

A new productivity trick created by a product designer could change the way you get things done

A large community of people are obsessed with bullet journaling because it's customizable for every person; you can alter it to fit your needs.<p>Designer Ryder Carroll created this analog system to give his notebook more purpose than ever.<p>The basic components of a bullet journal, according to the …

Productivity