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How To Battle From Idea To Launch And Survive

Who would have thought that inventing is the easy part when you are taking a product to market?<p>The most difficult thing about inventing a product is not inventing the product... it's everything that happens next, if anything happens at all. Sure, you need to have a top-notch, functional, …

Entrepreneurship

Starting a Business vs. Buying a Franchise: How to Tell Which Is Right for You

The downside to starting your own business from scratch is also that you are starting from the ground up.<p><i>Is it good to start my own business or buy into a franchise? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the</i> …

Small Business

MongoDB shares pop 25% in its public market debut

MongoDB made its public debut with a bang, with jumping more than 25%, today after spending the past several days revising up its expectations throughout the IPO process — which seems to have landed on the right spot.<p>The company provides open-source technology that can be attractive for early-stage …

MongoDB

This Successful Entrepreneur Shares The Trick That Helps Her Tell The Difference Between Being Productive and Being Busy

Tradesy founder and CEO Tracy DiNunzio swears by relentless list making.<p><i>Editor's Note: Entrepreneur's</i> <i>"20 Questions"</i> <i>series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success strategies and advice for</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Amazon HQ2 Proposal Deadline Has Arrived: Here are the top 5 Contenders

It's a huge opportunity considering the second headquarters is expected to bring with it as many as 50,000 jobs and tens of billions of dollars' worth of investment.<p>Today is the deadline for cities all around North America to submit their proposals to Amazon, which is looking for a spot to build a …

Cities

Is Your Company Doing These Three Things to Prepare for Exponential Technologies?

We are on the cusp of huge breakthroughs in AI and related fields that have the potential to change just about everything as we know it.<p>Many things in today's world are growing exponentially, but perhaps nothing faster than technology. As these exponential technologies continue to grow, they will …

Innovation

Warren Buffett perfectly describes why the retail apocalypse is dooming Macy's, Sears, and JCPenney

• <b>Retailers such as Macy's, Sears, and JCPenney are closing stores as sales decline.</b>• <b><br>Warren Buffett's book of essays has an explanation for the root of the problem: companies prioritizing short-term goals over long-term investments.</b>• <b><br>If Buffett's theories are correct, it may be too late for retailers to</b> …

eCommerce

Pixel 2 vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which camera is better?

The Pixel 2 and the iPhone 8 Plus battle it out to determine which phone's camera does better portraits, landscape selfies and low-light shots.<p>Google says the camera on its Pixel 2 can beat the iPhone 8 Plus. Yet again (and thanks to some tech refinements). Last year's comparison proved the single …

iPhoneography

How to play YouTube in the background on Android and iOS

Chrome can sometimes get you a better YouTube experience than the YouTube app<p>YouTube is the internet’s replacement for the TV, so it’s only natural that we’d use it as our background noise provider, however Google doesn’t make that easy on mobile devices. Unless you have a YouTube Red subscription, …

Google

This Retailer Went From Zero To $2 Billion In Four Years

The few startups that grow rapidly to over $1 billion in revenue are almost never in retail, they’re usually in technology or other industries. Retailers that grow so fast are normally unsustainable, I try not to even comment about them.<p>Except for this one. I can’t recall ever seeing anything like …

eCommerce

I just coded my first AI algorithm, and oh boy, it felt good

I am no programmer, coder, or mathematician. I was required to take one computer-science class in college, and I barely passed—and that was over 20 years ago. Yet here I found myself, in my forties, sitting on my porch with my new best friends Python and Numpy, voluntarily trying to build my first …

Machine Learning

The 7 Top Video Tools You Should Be Using Now

Have you started your video marketing campaign yet? Because your competitors probably have.<p>Video marketing has been the most effective way of getting your message out to your target audience for many years now. But producing video and making sure that a video is successful are two different …

Marketing

'American Choppers' Star Paul Teutul Sr. Selling Massive New York Spread

If you're into motorcycles (or reality TV), you know this property. You've seen its massive garage on "Orange County Choppers" and "American …

Ip Address

A cancer treatment that's part of 'a big new field of medicine' just got approved

The FDA just approved another revolutionary cancer treatment.<p>The treatment, called Yescarta, treats a type of blood cancer called aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma.<p>The highly personalized cancer treatment called CAR T-cell therapy (CAR is short for chimeric antigen receptor) is made by Kite …

Cancer

The Quiet Price Of Entrepreneurship

Read a selection of articles in most business publications and you will, undoubtedly, find more than a handful that explicitly or implicitly refer to entrepreneurs as stalwart heroes in some form or fashion. While there may be some level of “courage” (comfort with risk, ability to thrive in …

Entrepreneurship

Blue Apron Lays Off Hundreds of Employees

The company dismissed 6 percent of its workforce, roughly 300 employees.<p><b>Blue Apron laid off 6% of its roughly 5,000 person workforce on Wednesday.</b>• <b><br>The meal-kit company is attempting a "realignment," the CEO said in a letter to employees.</b>• <b><br>The company has struggled since its disappointing IPO in …

Blue Apron

Some Americans may need a passport to fly domestically in 2018

• <b>Beginning January 22, 2018, some US residents may need to carry a passport to fly domestically.</b>• <b><br>The move is part of the Real ID Act, which requires states to issue driver's licenses that comply with federal standards.</b><p>Some US residents may need to bring a passport with them to fly domestically in …

Immigration

How to get the most out of Google Play Music

Nine ways to upgrade your listening experience.<p>Google's streaming music service doesn't get the same attention as some of its other offerings, like Gmail or Maps, but this Spotify competitor is a powerful app, especially when you know how to use it optimally. Below, tips that'll help you get the …

Google

Ask yourself these 3 questions to test your small business idea - MarketWatch

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>Building a successful business is no sure thing. About half of all new businesses fail within …

Small Business

Do Childhood Struggles Determine Success?

I've often wondered do some very successful people rise up despite - or because - of adversity. My own early struggles helped propel me forward. How about you?<p>First off, I want to say there are people way smarter and more learned than me on the subject of whether adversity early in life leads to …

Childhood

5 Traits That Made Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos Wildly Successful

Each had their own unique vision and the tenacity to see it come to fruition.<p>Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have a combined net worth of approximately $195 billion. Together they have amassed more money than the GDPs of Greece, Hungary or Algeria.<p>While each entrepreneur has a unique set of …

Elon Musk

These Four Speaking Habits Are Ruining Your Authenticity

Don’t flash too many smiles–it’s unnerving and makes you seem insincere.<p>A few years ago I was coaching a telecom company’s new president, who wanted to project a more personal, caring demeanor. I watched him speak at one of his company’s town hall meetings, where a woman asked him a question. …

Public Speaking

The 4 Mindsets You Need to Adopt to Succeed

How you approach your work is more important to your success than what specifically you're working on.<p>Businesspeople are a strange breed. They’re the innovators and the doers in society. They possess habits the rest of us don’t possess.<p>Nobody is born with the will to succeed. These habits and …

Entrepreneurship

The Secret To The Success of Southwest Airlines, Google, and Ritz Carlton: It's Not What You think.

It all begins with answering a crucial question: what makes your business unique?<p>Southwest Airlines, Google and the Ritz Carlton are three of the most successful companies around. But what makes each of them so successful?<p>The answer is that all three of these companies have a crystal clear …

Southwest Airlines

JEFFERIES: Amazon is adding 1 million square feet of warehouse space a week — and not slowing down anytime soon (AMZN)

Amazon is growing, adding 1 million square feet of warehouse space a week and that could see it double its current footprint in four to five years, according to a note from Jefferies.<p>The expansion will help the company reach all 382 metropolitan areas in the US with a population over 50,000, …

Amazon

'Star Wars'-Style Police Hoverbikes Will Soon Be on Patrol

Battery-powered 'Hoversurf' craft will let officers in Dubai fly over traffic jams at speeds of almost 45 miles per hour.<p><i>In brief:</i> This past week at the 37th annual Gitex Technology Week, officials announced that Dubai Police officers will soon be racing over traffic jams on hoverbikes called …

Policing

Intel aims to conquer AI with the Nervana processor

Intel makes some pretty fast chips, but none are very efficient at the hottest thing in computing right now: Artificial intelligence (AI). Deep-learning apps that do computer vision, voice recognition and other tasks mostly just need to run matrix calculations on gigantic arrays -- something that …

Deep Learning

Photos: The secret Swiss mountain bunker where millionaires stash their bitcoins

Attinghausen, Switzerland<p>I’m being driven along the eastern shore of Lake Lucerne when my guide points out our destination. “The bunker is in one of those mountains,” says Maxim Kon, gesturing at a fog shrouded peak on the opposite shore as he pilots his BMW convertible.<p>Kon is taking me to see one …

Cryptocurrency

Magic Leap confirms $502 million Series D round

Mixed reality slash augmented reality startup Magic Leap announced today that it raised a $502 million Series D round led by Temasek with participation from EDBI, Grupo Globo, Janus Henderson, Alibaba Group, Fidelity Management and others. Just last week, a Delaware filing confirmed that Magic Leap …

Augmented Reality