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Is advertising through porn set to grow in 2014?

With media generally in a seemingly perpetual state of flux, there has been no shortage of predictions for content consumption patterns in 2014. Marketers have been advised to prioritise everything from trust, quality and discoverability, to wearable technology and device integration. But amidst …

The 10 Best American Martial-Arts Movies

<b>Keanu Reeves brings his sword</b> and samurai colleagues to the battlefield in this week's <i>47 Ronin</i>. It's not Reeves's first foray into martial-arts epics, nor is it the first time Americans have tried their hand at Asia's fighting techniques — for years, Hollywood has been making dramas and actioners …

When to quit your job and become an entrepreneur

This post is presented by OPEN Forum(R).<p>If you surveyed the recent success stories in Silicon Valley, and looked at where their founders hailed from, you’d see a common thread emerge:<p>Kevin Systrom of Instagram came from the Google Gmail team;<br>• David Friedberg, who recently sold his startup The …

Fantasy Football 2013: Need-to-Know Fantasy Information for Every NFL Team

Now that the preseason is about over, it's time to take a look at what fantasy football lessons we've learned from every team in the NFL.<p>That's right, folks—32 teams broken down for your fantasy football pleasure.<p>There is a ton for fantasy owners to take away from the preseason.<p>It's a lot to take …

The Complete 2013 Fantasy Football Primer

A Google search for fantasy football sleepers reveals almost 2.5 million results. Fantasy football breakouts: almost 750,000. Fantasy football busts: just over 500,000.<p>Information overload.<p>You have come to a place that wraps up all of your fantasy football draft preparation in one tidy package: …

NFL Preseason Week 4: Latest Fantasy Football Injury Analysis

Let's start today's Injury Report with 10 questions. I'm asking you and the NFL for some kind of answer here, so drop it in the comments and I'll highlight the best of them later this week.<p>If it's so smart to have Robert Griffin sit out the preseason, why don't more teams do this?<p>Would less people …

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A Blueprint for Winning Your Fantasy Football Draft

With the first game of the 2013 NFL season just over a week away, fantasy draft season has hit the home stretch.<p>That isn't to say there isn't still a ways to go. Thousands of leagues will be holding their drafts over the next several days, and the folks at SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio have gone so …

Super-Deep Sleepers to watch

Dang it, Kenbrell Thompkins!<p>Why, oh why, did Thompkins have to show the goods so early in training camp? If he'd simply waited, he might've been a …

Fantasy Football

How Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler Will Make Each Other Better

If there is a silver lining behind the cloud of Derrick Rose's failure to return last season, it is the breakout showing by Jimmy Butler, who played particularly well after the All-Star break. The Bulls found the starting shooting guard they were searching for on their bench, and now he and Rose …

Connecting With Customers: How to Market to Their Emotions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the seventh in the series "Marketing Like the Big Brands," running every other week in which marketing expert Jim Joseph shows entrepreneurs on a small-business budget how to apply marketing strategies used by big …

10 Things To Do While You're Unemployed

If you’re unemployed and worried that employers will turn you down for taking on unimpressive work during the recession or for the large employment gaps on your résumé—you needn’t panic. A survey released by the careers website CareerBuilder.com last year revealed that the vast majority of …

You Don't Need to Drop Out of College to Start Your Business | Inc.com

Peter Thiel may be paying students to skip college, but undergrad entrepreneurs need not worry--there's plenty of money out there for them as well.<p>Several VC firms on the lookout for the next Michael Dell or Mark Zuckerberg have launched investment funds aimed at college entrepreneurs.<p>First Round …

12 Essential Tips To Get Social Media Traction | Inc.com

I am still amazed at the number of companies that use social media badly (or ignore it altogether). The rules of social media are simple, and if you ignore it you the risk the fate that befell those who ignored the telephone in the late 19th century and the Internet at the end of the 20th.<p>If you're …

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6 Things Mozart Can Teach Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Composing music isn't all that different from coding a website. No, really. Mozart's and Bach's symphonies and classical sonatas, just like coding, have specific structures with rules that must be followed.<p>That's according to Yorgen Edholm, CEO of Palo Alto, California-based Accellion, a mobile …

In Less Than Two Years, Snapchat Is An $860 Million Company

After weeks of speculation in the tech press, Snapchat has finally revealed the details of its latest round of funding. According to Evan Spiegel, the company’s 23 year-old CEO, Snapchat raised a $60 million Series B round led by Institutional Venture Partners, with participation from General …

Kickstarter almost enabled a $120,000 fraud, and it’s not the first

Kickstarter just narrowly averted what would have been the biggest definitive fraud in the crowdfunding site’s history. It shut down the Kobe Red project, which promised to deliver mouthwatering beef jerky made from Japanese cows fed on 100% organic feed and treated to beer and massages (we’re not …

What Waze Adds To Google: A View From Waze's CEO

When Google confirmed earlier this week that it had bought Waze for what we understand to be more than $1 billion, a senior exec in Google’s geo-location division talked about Waze’s community of users several times. He described it as the service’s “DNA.” This is because Waze’s core asset would be …

How Will Miami Heat Win the 2013 NBA Title?

After dropping Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, the Miami Heat have temporarily lost their home-court advantage against the veteran four-time champion San Antonio Spurs.<p>Still, there's no reason for panic from Miami at this point. The Heat are a resilient and supremely talented team …

Chicago Bulls Areas That Must Be Upgraded Before Next Season

The Chicago Bulls could emerge as NBA title contenders next year. But in order to reach that status, they must upgrade a few areas this offseason.<p>Defense isn’t one of those areas. The Bulls held opponents to just 92.9 points per game this season (third-best in the Association). That’s one of the …

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The Xbox One Might Let Sony's PS4 Win By Default

Last night, Microsoft dumped a pile of information into our laps about some of the more controversial specifics of the Xbox One. We heard confirmation about its practices for always on, used game resale, and game ownership in general. Some of the highlights:<p>- Your Xbox must check in via the …

Ashton Kutcher on Twitter: 'the media kind of fucked it up'

Ashton Kutcher was one of the first celebrities to really embrace Twitter, becoming the first user to exceed 1 million followers back in 2009. However, there's no doubt his relationship with the service has diminished in recent years, and he admitted as such in a talk today at CTIA. "Twitter's …