Erik Allison

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Review: The Logi Circle Will Keep You Connected to Your Home Even When Away

The Logi Circle, a home monitoring camera, is one of the first products Logitech is selling under its new Logi brand, which it's using for devices that are part of the Internet of Things. The Logi Circle is a palm-sized connected camera designed to let its users monitor their home and interact with …

Home Security

Forget mega yachts — this mobile private island just upped the ante on billionaire toys

Yacht design has gotten pretty extravagant in recent years, but nothing compares to Kokomo Ailand.<p>More mobile island than yacht, Kokomo is a floating, semi-submersed vessel with a level of luxury that rivals a four-star resort. According to renderings, the "private floating habitat" features …

How to Read and Understand a Cap Table

<i>The Ultimate Shorthand Guide</i><p>Understanding all of the technicalities of investment — how you should calculate your valuation, what your term sheet …

Ashton Kutcher’s Investment Strategy

It’s hard not to like Ashton Kutcher. Like many Hollywood actors, he’s got a certain charm that creates a powerful magnetic field around him — one …

7 Investor Term-Sheet Demands Startups Don't Have to Fear

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs looking for an investor can tell you how much money they need, but few have given much thought to what they are willing to give up for it. Perhaps they're way off in their valuation (usually far too high), or paralyzed …

The List of Buzzwords You Should Never Use in a Pitch

That synergistic pitch for your disruptive on-demand startup won't impress anybody. Here are the buzzwords to avoid at all costs.<p>Your synergistic press release for your leading on-demand startup may feel unrevolutionary without disruptive buzzwords, but seriously, you don’t need them.<p>Some …

Accel Partners Looks To Map The Marketing Technology Ecosystem

Accel Partners wants to solve the question for startups, “Who does this marketing thing I need?”<p>It’s doing that with an online tool called Growthverse, an interactive visualization of companies in the marketing technology ecosystem. It launched earlier this year but since receiving a lot of …

Paige Spiranac fails at the "Happy Gilmore" swing, but we don't think any less of her

We at Golf Digest are big fans of Paige Spiranac. The college golfer turned Instagram star has graced our magazine and done a behind-the-scenes video shoot (Promo alert!) with us that you should check out:<p>On Tuesday night, Paige posted another video to personal account of her attempting Adam …

Golf

A Way to Have Conversations That Will Lead to Deeper Relationships

When I was a mama of three very tiny, very messy, very beautiful rug rats, we had DAYS THAT WENT ON FOR LIFETIMES.<p>Craig left at 6:00 am every morning …

Parenting

11 things ultra-productive people do differently

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge—there are only 24 hours in a day.<p>Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they …

Time Management

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

Wix Now Has CRM for Small Business, Too - Small Business Trends

You might be familiar with Wix, a company known as a maker of drag-and-drop Web design tools for small businesses. But the company has expanded its …

3 Beginner-Friendly Data Visualization Tricks

Statistics and data validate your presentation. Many times, showcasing numerical research is the main point of a presentation. But charts and graphs are overused formats, and as a result they are easily forgotten and often completely ignored by audiences.<p>As easy as it is to drag and drop a chart …

Data Visualization

Designing Data-Driven Interfaces

Telling the story of your data<p>“Dashboard”, “Big Data”, “Data visualization”, “Analytics” — there’s been an explosion of people and companies looking …

Fitness Friday: How to train to hit a draw

One of the most common swing flaws amateurs have is swinging the club down into the ball on a path that is too steep and cuts across the target line from out to in. This produces a myriad of bad shots including slices, pulls, toe hits, thins, etc. Golf instructor Trillium Rose says many amateurs …

The Small Business Guide to Creating a Perfect Logo

Your logo is not just a picture; it's your brand's identity. Used in virtually all marketing materials, from your website and business cards to advertisements and social media, it plays a prominent role not only in people remembering your brand, but how they perceive the value of it.<p>If you want to …

Debt, Equity and Startup Money

(<i>This post is part of my Small Business Startup & Survival Guide. You can catch up on the whole series here.</i>)<p>In the U.S., it’s possible to start a business on a shoestring. This isn’t the case everywhere: some countries require that you have a minimum level of capital in order to open your doors. …

Personal Finance

Review: iRig Mic Studio – Studio Quality Audio in The Palm of Your Hand

Rating: 5/5<p>It seems like everyone is producing some type of audio or video content these days. From YouTube creators to podcasters, musicians to …

How Xetal's tech tracks people indoors, no cameras needed

<i>Each week we’re profiling one company that has been selected for Boost – our early-stage startup growth program. Catch up with these companies in person</i> at <i>The Next Web Conference in New York on November 18.</i><p>The tech world is becoming excited about the Internet of Things and how our devices and …

Angel Investors

Graphiq Search: FindTheBest Becomes Knowledge Graph Engine

The world’s most extensive “knowledge graph” may not be at Google. Vertical search site FindTheBest (FTB) has rebranded and relaunched as Graphiq, a …

Data Visualization

Using BuzzFeed's listicle format to tell stories with maps and charts

“I may be the second oldest person on the editorial staff,” says Peter Aldhous, 50, a science journalist and coder at BuzzFeed News.<p>Aldhous, who …

Graphiq targets publishers with new data visualization tools

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: kentoh / iStockphoto<p>Google isn’t the only company with a new name.<p>Research startup FindTheBest announced today that …

Data Visualization

IT Technology Evolution Over the Next 10 Years

For the last few years, IT has become good at deploying cloud infrastructures. We are successfully standing up clouds on premises, off premises and …

Innovation

MS patients may someday find relief in marijuana chewing gum

Patients can smoke it, eat it and soon, they may be able to chew it.<p>Cannabis-focused biotech company AXIM Biotechnologies AXIM, -4.03% last week said …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Time Management

This doesn't look like a tech bubble

It seems like every day we hear about some newfangled app landing tens of millions of dollars and sometimes billions of dollars in funding.<p>Silicon Valley is minting tech millionaires right now.<p>For some market watchers, the anecdotes echo of the tech bubble of the late 1990s that ultimate collapse …

Is this video of Rory McIlroy hitting driver a reason to be optimistic towards his PGA Championship prospects?

Rory's back! To hitting driver at least.<p>It's now official: Rory McIlroy is capable of hitting driver better than 99 percent of the population -- even on a bad ankle. The video he posted Thursday morning proves it.<p>At this point, we're all speculating whether McIlroy will tee it up at next week's PGA …

Golf