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4 New Ways to Self-Fund Your Startup

Bootstrapping is a perfectly viable option, unless you're launching a business that needs staff, equipment or contractors, in which case you need money.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Self-funding, or bootstrapping a startup company, means different things to different …

5 VR and AR Startups Ready for Explosive Growth

Snapchat set off a flurry of chatter among the technology classes this autumn with the leaked news that the social-media company appears to be preparing a push into virtual-reality hardware.<p>Much of the talk in the mass media, however, missed an important point: Virtual reality and augmented …

The Future of Work Is Mobile: How I Ran Two Multimillion-Dollar Startups From My iPhone

I ran my two companies from my iPhone for a week. Here's what happened.<p>I didn't care when Apple introduced the first iPhone. A phone to me was for making calls and texting.<p>At the time, I was a college kid and hadn't realized the power of mobile. Eight years later, I've seen much of my day-to-day …

London fintech startup Curve raises £2 million

Curve has raised the sum from:<p>Connect Ventures, an investor in Citymapper;<br>• Payments industry veteran and Vitesse MD Paul Townsend;<br>• Samos Investments, which has backed Ocado, Betfair, and Kabbee.<p>Curve has already raised cash from a host of top tech talent:<p>Curve has built a "smart" MasterCard that can …

7 Ways You're Getting Distracted as an Entrepreneur

Don't lose sight of what counts most: your work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The entrepreneurial brain is a marvelous and dangerous tool. We tend to think creatively, and quickly, whether it’s in response to solving a problem or as a way to kill time in line at the …

The World's 50 Best Restaurants Announced

The World's 50 Best Restaurants were announced Tuesday evening at a ceremony in Melbourne, Australia—only the second time the annual event has been held outside Europe. Here are the winners.<p>The world’s best restaurant can no longer be found in Italy, according to the annual World’s 50 Best …

26 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

Microsoft is going to invest a lot more cash in startups — here's what it wants in return

In a new blog post, Kashyap lays out the changes coming to Microsoft Ventures — namely, that it'll be focusing a lot more on early-stage startups — and explains the tech titan's overall investment philosophy.<p>Here's the short version: Microsoft is looking for startups that can boost its most …

Transportation technology will be the next Internet protocol

Sephi Shapira Contributor<p>Sephi Shapira is the CEO of MassiveImpact.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Why every household is about to get a brand-new fridge<p>A communications test was performed in 1975 between Stanford and University College London for what was to become arguably the most important …

GoDaddy Launched a Tinder for Startups, For Some Reason

Swipe right to incubate<p>Handling dating the way you handle business decisions might seem cold, but GoDaddy might be onto something by flipping that formula around.<p>Flare is a new app that GoDaddy — better known for its domain hosting business — launched today. It lets you give feedback to business …

Sands of time: a century of Egyptian photography – in pictures

These images of everyone from presidents to paupers show the tourist’s view of Egypt that we know – and the backstreets we don’t

Travel Photography

Scientists are asking the wrong questions of big data

Big Data has changed all that. These days, tremendous volumes of information are being generated and collected through new technologies, be they large telescope arrays, DNA sequencers or Facebook.<p>The data is vast, but the kinds of data and the formats they take are also new. Consider the hourly …

This One-Bedroom Glass 'Hotel' Lets You Sleep Under the Stars

Guests staying in this glass-walled room in the Italian Alps don't have to worry about missing a moment of the natural beauty surrounding them. From …

Why Clothing Startups Are Returning To American Factories

It’s no longer (just) about patriotism or marketing. These brands want to create the best, most innovative clothes in the world.<p>At the swanky Prudential Center in the heart of Boston’s shopping district, the Yogasmoga boutique stands out for its sparse, minimalist aesthetic. At the entrance, there …

7 Things You Think Are Healthy...but Aren’t

1 of 7<p>Veggie Chips<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 7<p>Seltzer<p>3 of 7<p>Balsamic Vinaigrette<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 7<p>Yogurt<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 7<p>Light Beer<p>Advertisement<p>6 of …

What I learnt after spending a week at the Bay Area

On the last week of January 2016, I had the pleasure of taking a week-long trip to the Bay Area, mostly visiting San Francisco and Silicon Valley. As …

These 14 private startups now have higher valuations than Twitter

Twitter had a rough day.<p>The social media company’s share price hit a record low Monday (Feb. 8) ahead of its earnings release on Wednesday. Its valuation hit $9.45 billion—smaller than some notable private startups including Uber, Airbnb, Snapchat, and Dropbox, according to data from CBInsights, a …

Startups

RANKED: The 10 best movies of 2015

I was there for all of it and have to admit that there was more good than bad.<p>With so much interesting filmmaking, it was tough to come up with just 10 favorites of the year, but here they are — along with a few others that deserve recognition.

One product could be GoPro's next billion dollar business

What's especially exciting about the drone business is that it could be massive from the first day GoPro launches the drone it's calling Karma.<p>It's tough to say exactly how big the drone business will be for GoPro, but we have some guides that show where it could go. In the past 12 months, GoPro …

Fascinating Photos Inside China’s Toy Factories by Michael Wolf

Covering gallery walls with over 20,000 castaway toys, German photographer Michael Wolf thrusts visitors into the heart of consumerism with his …

Did Starbucks Just Create The Most Epic $250 Million Recruiting Tool Ever?

In early April, I covered Starbucks Coffee’s announcement that it would offer a four-year college education for every Starbucks employee working 20 or more hours, at zero tuition expense. At that time, Starbucks committed up to $250 million to ensure that each of its U.S. employees–whether full or …

Customer Service

500 Star Wars stormtroopers march on Great Wall of China in epic Disney event

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – new trailer features Rey, Finn and Kylo Ren<p>Read more<p>When the third and final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released into the world on Monday, advance ticket sales crashed websites on both sides of the Atlantic.<p>But nothing can match Disney’s latest …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Ex-Apple exec describes first-hand experience using Theranos technology

Jean-Louis Gassée, former head of Apple engineering in the late ’80s, wrote about his personal experience using the technology of Theranos, a …

The 'poetic mystery' of the world's leading dancers - CNN Style

Written by Benazir Wehelie, CNN<p>The photo book "Lois Greenfield: Moving Still" is not merely a documentation of dance. It is an experience in which the content of each and every image is a moment, an expression, a movement, just waiting to be unwrapped.<p>The title of the work is somewhat of a …

Walmart's Disappointing Sales And Earnings Forecasts Spell Doom For The Industry

Two hundred financial analysts huddled in a room at the NYSE on Wednesday to hear Wal-Mart Stores' senior management present their plans for the next three years. Before getting into the specifics of the plan, the stage was set when the company revealed that after recording $4.84 in earnings per …

Forex

A rally in energy stocks doesn't lift broader market

HONG KONG (AP) -- World stock markets slid Friday after Beijing vowed to fight back against the Trump administration's latest threats of yet more tariffs on Chinese imports, renewing investor fears of a brewing trade battle between the world's two biggest economies.<p>KEEPING SCORE: European shares …

The one tip to get ahead in your company no one talks about

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Why you should never ask someone to be your mentor

<i>Answer by Gayle Laakmann McDowell on Quora.</i><p>You don’t ask someone to be your friend. So why do you ask them to be your mentor? Think about your …