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Google has figured out how to stop people from telling lies on the internet

Basically, researchers at the company believe they can clean up the internet and make veracity a rankable priority in search terms. After all, the web is full of falsehoods. Here is a list of some of them.<p>And BuzzFeed has a list of 35 "news" stories from 2014 that got serious clicks, but weren't …

Internet

Dragons' Den reject has last laugh, making millions selling cut-price food

Approved Food ships out-of-date food to 600 households a day, cashing in on Britons' love of deals and discounts<p>When entrepreneur Dan Cluderay appeared on Dragons' Den last year, his business proposal was rejected by the five celebrity investors.<p>But now Mr Cluderay is having the last laugh as his …

Europe is going to get its first look at Xiaomi, the hottest smartphone company in the world

The Chinese company is doing the same in the US— starting small, with an online presence that introduces the brand to new markets slowly. Exec Hugo Barra has previously said Xiaomi won't be selling its smartphones in the US or Europe for a "few years." And more recently, Barra said the West isn't …

Startups

9 Tech Investments Entrepreneurs Should Consider in 2015

There are so many new apps or pieces of software designed to make your business life easier – and more new technologies come out every year. It’s easy to get distracted and invest in a shiny widget or exciting new software when what you really need is an answer to a problem.<p>With that thought, I …

Top 10 emerging technologies of 2015

Technology is perhaps the greatest agent of change in the modern world. While never without risk, technological breakthroughs promise innovative …

Manufacturing

Silicon Valley mints 23 new billionaires to become best place to get rich

State of California now has 131 people worth 10 figures, more than any country beside China and the US<p>If you want to become super-rich, move to Silicon Valley.<p>It may sound like obvious advice, but the <b>latest Forbes rich list</b>, has just named it home to the greatest number of billionaires on the …

How To Use Facebook CTA Buttons For Your Business

Using a Call to Action (CTA) in your Facebook posts is always a good idea. A strong CTA can make the difference between a post getting tons of traction, and sitting and collecting dust.<p>The good news is that Facebook has now given marketers a way to include a CTA on their actual Page (not to be …

Marketing

5 Trends Shaping The Future Of Architecture

Architects from 2015’s most innovative companies look into their crystal balls and divine the ways the built environment will evolve.<p>What does the future of the architecture industry hold? We asked experts from some of the world’s most innovative companies to look into their crystal balls and …

Built Environment

Inside The Post-Minecraft Life Of Billionaire Gamer God Markus Persson

It’s 7 p.m. on a Monday in Stockholm, and Markus Persson sits on the terrace of his ninth-story office, sipping the speedball of alcoholic beverages, a vodka Red Bull. Three hours ago he committed to not drinking today, still in recovery from a 12-drink Thursday bender while nursing an ear …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Six Reasons Why VCs Reject Good Startups

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>In one sense, successful entrepreneurs seem to say “no” more than the average person. Greg McKeown, author of <i>Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit</i> …

Venture Capital

5 Tools to Boost Your Social Media Productivity

Shares 14K<p>Are you overwhelmed with your social media responsibilities?<p>Looking for ways to perform tasks more efficiently?<p>Staying on top of social …

Infographics

CEE investors predict 2015 startup trends

We were curious where the scene is heading, who is likely to shine and who is on the way out, so we asked regional experts for their opinion. Here’s …

IBM unveils 3 new 'MobileFirst for iOS' apps

After bringing its initial “MobileFirst for iOS” applications to the App Store back in December, enterprise supernova IBM has annoucned a second wave …

Google's New Take on Mobile Payments Puts Focus on Developers With Android Pay

At Mobile World Congress today Senior Vice President of Google Sundar Pichai revealed a handful of new projects the company is working on, including a new mobile payments solution called Android Pay (via <i>The Verge</i>).<p>Though only spoken of briefly, Pichai mentioned that the new service would take a …

Mobile

Google launches Android Pay to take over where Google Wallet failed

Service will work as a mobile payment system for third-party developers, allowing users to pay for goods and services using an Android smartphone<p>Google has announced a rival mobile payment service to Samsung Pay and Apple Pay called Android Pay. The new service will allow users to pay contactlessly …

Android Pay

Why Google+ is splitting into photos and streams

The Google+ brand may be dead. Long live Google's Photos and Streams.<p>Bradley Horowitz, a longtime product VP at Google, confirmed late Sunday that he …

12 Steps To Master Your Company's LinkedIn Page

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer Blog.</i><p>When it comes to social media, lately I’ve been surprising myself by how often I’m turning to LinkedIn. With the addition of LinkedIn Publishing, there seems to be more awesome content on the business social network than ever before.<p>I don’t think I’m …

Marketing

February in Africa: Tech News Roundup

Is there such a thing as “Funding February?” Has somebody coined that already? No? Good. We’re doing it here.<p>So many African startups raised money last month that it amply deserves the moniker, and raises expectations that this year will be the best yet for African entrepreneurs looking for venture …

Mobile World Congress 2015: wearables, virtual reality and three-sided phones

Samsung, HTC, LG and Huawei all showed how they are moving beyond smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona<p>Samsung has unveiled a three-sided phone, the Galaxy S6 Edge, at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, alongside its new flagship Galaxy S6, in the hope that differentiating itself …

Virtual Reality

Even at $10/barrel, oil can’t match solar on cost

One of the biggest banks in the Middle East and the oil-rich Gulf countries says that fossil fuels can no longer compete with solar technologies on …

Renewable Energy

Indonesia — The Emerging Startup Nation

7 Building Blocks to Foster the Indonesia Startup Ecosystem<p><i>Published at</i> <i>Techinasia</i><p>Before I lay out the seven building blocks that we need to foster …

Asia

The One Thing That Can Transform An Idea Into A Phenomenon

Do you enjoy picking groceries up in your electric car? When you get to the store, do you prefer to pay with bitcoins? Do you have solar panels on your house? If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you’re in the distinct minority. So much so, that a lot of people probably think you’re …

Innovation

Angel Investors Invest $27 Million In African Startups Listed On VC4Africa

VC4Africa is the largest online community of venture capitalists, angels and entrepreneurs dedicated to building businesses in Africa. The platform, which was founded in 2008, connects Africa’s most promising entrepreneurs with the resources (knowledge, network and capital) they need to realize …

Venture Capital

Why Business That Use 'Big Data' Make More Money (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Big data” is buzzy, and if you drop the phrase at a cocktail party, you will probably earn yourself some serious street cred. And rightfully so. Big data is big news these days, because it has the potential to make a pretty profound …

Big Data

DA’s big tech plans for South Africa

A DA-run government would include a number of bold technology based services, including the introduction of electronic tagging for parolees, the …

The Current Video Background Design Trends in Web Design

It should come as no surprise that fullscreen video backgrounds are quickly growing in popularity. Internet speeds are increasing, browser technology …

Web Design

What Are the Trending Web Design Layouts?

The emphasis put on websites to perform at high-speed is set to have an impact on the web layout trends in 2015. The strict, traditional formula of …