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How to stay productive when you're tired

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'Shark Tank' Investor Reveals Mark Cuban's Strategy On The Show And The Real Drama Behind The Scenes

Barbara Corcoran, an investor on "Shark Tank," tells us what really happens between investors on the hit TV show, and how Mark Cuban makes his investment decisions.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser. Originally published in November 2013.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Facebook</b>

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FDA Approves Segway Inventor's Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm

The era of real cyborgs has begun. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave its first approval for the sale and marketing of a prosthetic arm …

Why Facebook is suddenly smitten with Groups

Now that half a billion people self-identify with groups, the social network is getting serious about its intentions for this oft-forgotten product.<p>With the private social network fad in the rearview mirror, Facebook appears motivated to remind us that not only did it think in smaller sizes long …

Learn to code through dungeon crawling

Looking at a bunch of code for the first time can be something of a daunting affair. All those strings and symbols can simply look like a mess to the …

FounderDating Launches An Easier Way To Find And Sign-Up Startup Advisors

FounderDating, a selective network where entrepreneurs can find co-founders, is adding a new way to pick up advisors. Advisors, who are usually paid with a small cut of equity, can bring lessons learned from years of in-the-field experience.<p>But Jessica Alter, FounderDating’s CEO, said that finding …

Twitter Testing Major Profile Redesign That Looks a Lot Like Facebook

Twitter is testing a major profile redesign that's very reminiscent of Facebook and Google+.<p><i>Mashable</i> assistant features editor Matt Petronzio spotted …

7 Things BuzzFeed Can Teach Brands About How To Be Social

Last week saw the official launch of social news behemoth BuzzFeed here in Australia. In typically BuzzFeed style, they celebrated their launch with …

With Xbox, you can enjoy Bonnaroo from your couch

Can't make it out to Tennessee this June to catch the concerts at Bonnaroo? If you have an Xbox, you won't have to. A new Bonnaroo app will let you watch the music festival through your console. There will be multiple streams from the four-day show, and you'll get to socialize with other virtual …

GoPro files for confidential IPO

The maker of the small, rugged action camera wants to be a media company<p>Extreme sports camera-maker GoPro's remarkable ascent from niche startup to video juggernaut continues: today, the company announced it filed for a confidential initial public offering (IPO). The process lets companies keep …

How Facebook Mastered the Art of Survival

When a notable startup threatens Facebook, one of two things happens: Mark Zuckerberg will attempt to buy the company. Or he will threaten to destroy …

Facebook Announces News Reader App 'Paper'

Well that didn't take long.<p>Just 24 hours after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised more standalone apps in 2014, the company announced Paper on …

Facebook plans suite of standalone mobile apps for 2014

Messenger is just the tip of the iceberg<p>Facebook’s new Messenger app is lightning fast and utilitarian — a vision of the "mobile first" mentality Facebook promised one year ago. In an earnings call two weeks after Messenger launched, CEO Mark Zuckerberg reflected on how the company had …

The CEO role has never been so accessible for marketers

en_GB<p>article<p>We are entering an era where marketers are particularly well suited to make it into the top job. Just over two weeks ago, Centaur Media – …

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How to Optimize Your YouTube Video for Maximum Traffic - Jeffbullas's Blog

When companies plan their marketing strategies, they often make the mistake of ignoring YouTube as a possible channel for lead development. Social …

How to Handle Negative Online Reviews

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: How should small businesses respond to negative reviews through social media and on sites like Yelp?</b> <i><br>- Dara Khautisen<br>Chicago</i><p><b>A:</b> Negative social media reviews, especially those that are potentially malicious, are near the top of the list …

The 4 Elements of an Irresistible Offer

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"Retailers have shot themselves in the foot, there are so many offers and sales all the time, people are conditioned to wait to get a deal," says Beth Smith, owner of Smith Browning Direct, Inc., a Flagstaff, Ariz.-based direct marketing …

Content Marketing and SEO: Proceed With Caution

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: What are the best tools to measure the SEO impact of content marketing?</b> <i><br>-Meagan French</i> <i><br>San Francisco</i><p><b>A:</b> Many publications and businesses employ content marketing as a way to reach people. By utilizing this format, brands can create actual …

10 Words to Cut From Your Writing

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>As Mark Twain famously wrote, "I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead." His point? Strong writing is lean writing.<p>When you want to make your writing more powerful, cut out words you don't need--such as the 10 included in …

7 Ways to Save Big Bucks On a Patent Attorney

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the past 25 years, I've spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on attorneys alone. I have filed more than 25 patents, some of which I unfortunately had to defend in federal court. I've learned how to save money while getting the most …

Netflix Goes Where No Customer Service Has Gone Before

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A Netflix user who experienced a glitch while watching a popular sitcom found help and humor recently in the form of a customer-service representative who adopted the persona of a Star Fleet captain from Star Trek.<p>The user, Norm, …

3 Tech Tools to Better Automate Your Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a media company CTO, it's my duty to be progressive when exploring new technologies. At the same time, I need to make sure I don't become overwhelmed by the many options to manage my data consumption.<p>Everyone who works in the …

5 Branding Tips to Supercharge Your Sales

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In business, good branding creates trust and can make it easier to sell a product to customers. While the brands we choose as customers can be reflections of our beliefs and values, the right kind of branding can steer us toward products …

Why Your Business Partner Should Be Nothing Like You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My business partner and I are polar opposites. He thinks I'm meticulous and I think he's messy and impulsive. But it's because of these differences that our business partnership works well. If it didn't, I doubt we'd have been able to …

The 80/20 Rule of Sales: How to Find Your Best Customers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is an old business adage: About 20 percent of your customers produce 80 percent of your sales. In my book <i>80/20 Sales & Marketing</i>, I argue that this 80/20 principle also applies to time management, search engine marketing and far …

How to Launch a Worthwhile Venture From Your Dorm Room

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you were to walk into the typical college dorm room these days, you might hear the CEOs of tomorrow talking about anything from Ramen to revenue.<p>In 1999, when StudyMode got its start, I was in college, and things weren't so startup …

5 Ways to Become a Social Media Rock Star

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: Please name the top five things that make your social media advertising strategy successful.</b><br>-Sundas Liagat<p><b>A:</b> Social-media success is often a long list of little things done right. While there is no shortcut to success, the below tips …

Shark Tank's Kevin Harrington Opens Up About His Biggest Flops (Video)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Part of being an investor and an entrepreneur is losing money. No matter how good you are.<p>Case in point: Kevin Harrington, one of the original "shark" investors on the ABC hit reality television show Shark Tank, has invested in 500 …