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Amazon's Fire TV software is getting a new look soon

Amazon's refreshed Fire TV stick with Alexa-enabled remote started shipping today, and along with the new hardware, we're getting a look at the new Fire TV software update. The new look is said to be a "cinematic" experience, with video trailers and screenshots aplenty. Another change is how it …

Using Storytelling to Pitch Startups

<i>Co-written with Steven Bussard</i><p>Capturing an investor's interest and evoking his passion for one's venture is crucial to securing funding. So, how might startups improve their pitches to investors by using insights from using classical tried and true storytelling?<p>Studies at Copenhagen Business School …

Profit

How easy access VC funding has softened the startup world

The last decade has seen a period of extremely high venture capital activity, with a record peak of investment reached in 2015. This period of high VC investments has led to many amazing new products and companies, but it also has sparked a “Hollywood” era of high spending for early-stage companies.<p>…

Startups

The Fermi Paradox: Where the Hell Are the Other Earths?

Everyone feels something when they're in a really good starry place a really good starry place on a really good starry night and they look up and see …

It Takes 3 to Run a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Early in his career, Union Square Ventures managing partner Fred Wilson asked a very experienced VC, “What exactly does a CEO do?” The reply came without thought or hesitation:<p>“A CEO does only three things. Sets the overall vision and …

Leadership

Entrepreneurship Lessons From the FBI | Inc.com

In 2005, Jason Hogg founded the secure payment card company Revolution Money--literally starting it in his garage. The anti-theft prepaid card he helped develop eventually became the American Express Serve debit card when Hogg sold his company to American Express for $300 million five years …

Entrepreneurship

Drone Strike in Yemen Kills 12 al Qaeda Militants, Civilians: Report

An air strike killed 12 people, including 9 al Qaeda members, in the central Yemeni province of al-Bayda on Saturday, a Yemen Ministry of Interior spokesman told NBC News.<p>Tribal sources said a drone had been circling the region for days. They said the drone struck two cars early Saturday that the …

Middle East