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3 Things You Never Knew About Medicare

Image source: Medicare.gov.<p>If you're getting close to age 65, or have even reached or surpassed it, you may be assuming that you know all you need to know about Medicare. If you mainly just know that it will provide health insurance for you in your golden years, you need to learn a little more. For …

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Leap Year 2016: Why does February have 29 days every four years?

When is it, why does it happen and everything else you need to know about the leap year in 2016<p>February 29 crops up every four years, but what is a leap year?<p>Why do we have leap years?<p>A leap year, where an extra day is added to the end of February every four years, is down to the Gregorian …

'Millennipreneurs' Are Starting More Businesses, Targeting Higher Profits

A new generation of entrepreneurs has arrived, and they’re already outperforming their parents.<p>They’re the “millennipreneurs,” as a new survey puts …

A 32-year-old CEO who sold her startup for more than $250 million reveals her one piece of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs

And her advice to other young entrepreneurs is simple: "Get mentors."<p>Von Tobel, who remains CEO of LearnVest, the financial-planning company she sold last year for more than $250 million, told Business Insider how she found her own mentors — and how she knew they were keepers.<p>"How I started that …

Startups

Strategies: Start with a 'training-wheel' business

Each year, one of the most popular new year’s resolutions is “quit my job and start a business.” If one of your goals in 2016 is to start your first small business, then I’ve got an important tip on how to succeed: start with a “training-wheel” business.<p>As the head of my fourth small business, I’m …

Wake up and smell the croissants? New alarm clock wakes you up in the best way

Getting out of bed in the morning is hard enough without adding the unpleasantness of a loud buzz or annoying beeps. But without the sounds, how would we get up on time at all?<p>Well, the scent of hot, flaky, fresh-baked croissants would certainly do the trick.<p>One clock company promises it can …

Small Business Sales Process: How to Get Started - Small Business Trends

Having an organized sales process is key to building a sustainable small business. A sales process is an organized system to create an offer that …

Small Business

The 9 startups that secretly run the Internet

But they can't be everywhere. And there are plenty of startups that help the web run smoothly, behind the scenes, in ways you don't even realize.<p>Here are the nine startups that keep the web running smoothly — and they're doing such a good job you don't even realize you're using them.

Genius Netflix socks automatically pause your videos when you fall asleep

Nope, Netflix isn't punking everyone. Netflix socks are real... and actually kind of ingenious.<p>Instead of throwing bags of money at a corny TV …

This App Guy Thinks Computer Science Degrees Are a Waste of Money

A computer science education is a sure ticket to a job in today’s tech economy, right? Hardly, says one startup CEO who lambasts schools for failing …

Samsung's new smartwatch aims to leapfrog Apple

Samsung Electronics Co. (SSNLF) is looking to leapfrog Apple Inc. (AAPL) with its new smartwatch, according to the latests details it’s released …

Google Unveils New, Flatter Logo For The Post-PC World

The search giant's new branding is its biggest change in 17 years<p>The Google logo has become one of the most iconic pieces of branding in the world in the 17 years since the company was founded: the six letters of the company's name in the four basic colors (red, yellow, blue, and green) rendered in …

Graphic Design

Two ex-Googlers are launching a new device that promises to turn a 32GB phone into one with 100GB of storage

While the two worked as entrepreneurs in residence at Accel Partners, there was one idea that particularly struck Chan — and it was inspired by "Angry Birds."<p>"I was very frustrated, because I was really, really into 'Angry Birds,' and switching between your devices was actually a really frustrating …

Mobile Technology

IoT for food and water: Here’s what the future looks like

In the near future, IoT will drive tremendous innovation in the way our food is grown, processed, distributed, stored, and consumed. Plants and animals will literally have a “voice.” Not a human voice, per se, but a voice based on data that can tell people, computers, and machines when, for …

Aquaponics

Superman Toy Taped To Flying Drone Is Better Than Superman Movie

The legendary Man Of Steel recently made a fly-by over Victoria Park in London in a fun stunt by Barry Craig, who attached the plastic hero to a …

Work Smart: 6 Ways To Make More Money While Working Less

<i>“How to save money fast?”</i><p>This is the question asked by all of us not in the top 1% of rich people.<p>If you are looking for ways to drastically reduce …

Personal Finance

YouTube Gaming is now available

Google officially launched YouTube Gaming today, a new service for easy live-streaming games while chatting with your friends simultaneously. The app …

Software has changed the world, but here’s why it hasn’t improved healthcare

The computer age promised great transformations but so far it’s done little to transform healthcare.<p>You still need to visit your doctor for most ailments. If you’re to be hospitalized, the care isn’t great despite extremely high costs. The use of technology was supposed to help increase face time …

San Francisco

This clever poker app turns your iPhone into your card hand and your iPad into the dealer

Bold Poker has been around for a while now, but we were recently reminded of just how awesome the app is thanks to Daring Fireball's John Gruber.<p>One of the coolest things about Bold Poker is that it's designed to recreate rather than replace your typical poker night, allowing you to use real chips …

App Store

A prominent VC firm just released a great cheat sheet to help you see through startup hype

Last night, the firm, which was cofounded by Netscape inventor Marc Andreessen and has invested in big names like Airbnb, Buzzfeed, Facebook, and Twitter, put up an excellent list of 16 metrics that every startup — and would-be startup investor — should understand.<p>For instance:<p>Have you ever been …

Startups

One of Silicon Valley's top angel investors explains the 4 things he looks for in an entrepreneur

He's invested in well over 100 startups, including several "unicorns" that went on to become huge companies like Twitter and Uber. He is also the founding CEO of AngelList, a resource for entrepreneurs and angels to find each other and make deals.<p>He recently spoke with "The 4-Hour Workweek" author …

Silicon Valley

The 25 fintech 'unicorns' worth over $1 billion ranked by value

Valuations in the sector are also sky-rocketing as more money floods in. Many companies are now reaching the fabled "unicorn" status — the term in the tech industry for companies worth $1 billion (£640 million) or more.<p>Earlier this year conference organiser Finovate pulled together a list of all …

Peer-to-peer

Humankind has reached the limit of how old it can be, says NT minister

“Hundreds of kids” could be helped with the money the Northern Territory currently spends on the elderly, its health minister John Elferink said, adding humans had “reached the limit of how old we can grow as a species”.<p>“We pour huge effort and resources into the last year of a person’s life,” he …

ZocDoc, a doctor-booking app, is now the third-most valuable startup in NYC

According to the company, the new funding values ZocDoc at $1.8 billion, making it part of an ever-growing, unofficial group known as the "Unicorn Club" — a collection of more than 120 private tech companies valued at $1 billion or more.<p>ZocDoc, which was founded in 2007, is now one of New York's …

Venture Capital

How to be a selfish bastard, and other lessons learned from a night of Super Mario Maker

Who hasn't dreamed about making their own levels in a Mario game?<p><i>Super Mario Maker</i> is a bit of an answered prayer for every kid who grew up with graphing paper and a dream, and I've been able to spend a few days, and one intense night, with the game.<p>Here's what I've learned.<p>It's OK to be a selfish …

Super Mario

Why Social Media Shops Fail Faster Than Restaurants

New restaurants have a ridiculously high failure rate, with 60 percent not lasting past the first year and a staggering 80 percent out of business in …

How a 29-year-old went from living on welfare to starting a business that earned nearly $1 million in its first year

She and her husband, Seth, and their two young sons were living in California with her in-laws, struggling to make ends meet in a rocky economy.<p>"For four years, we had no steady jobs at all," now 29-year-old Luna tells Business Insider. "We did have a little money we had saved, but we blew through …

Webinars

Turn your website into an investor magnet

A startup’s website is typically its first public existence as a company. The website is its, “Hello, World!” statement, and the first marketing collateral for driving interest before the product or app is ready. But it doesn’t just break the ice with prospective users, it’s also a critical part in …

Marketing