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Crown is a new dating app that looks a lot like your March Madness bracket

These days, if you’re hating the player but loving the game, there’s a new dating app that may just be your dream come true — or come to think of it, …

Apps

7 Predictions On The Next Era Of Digital Retail

When Amazon launched in 1995, only 3% of Americans had ever been on the Internet, let alone purchased anything online. Both the concept of the web and e-commerce were startlingly new. Just a year earlier in fact, the <i>New York Times</i> had run a story with the headline: “Attention Shoppers: Internet Is …

Artificial Intelligence

10 New Services That'll Make You Say, 'Why Didn't I Think of That?'

From on-demand translators to self-driving taxis in retirement communities, here are services you need to know about.<p>7 min read<p>This story appears in the June 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Remember when ride-hailing apps and on-demand streaming services felt revolutionary? Every day, …

Warby Parker

Collections is a better way to organize those photos you snap as mental notes

Wi-Fi password sticker on your router? <i>Snap</i>. Cute sweater in a store’s window display? <i>Snap.</i> Party invitation? <i>Snap.</i> Cool gift idea for mom? <i>Snap.</i> If any of this sounds familiar to you, then you probably also use your iPhone’s camera to take photos of the things you want to remember – maybe even more …

Apps

Fashion Startup Le Tote Lays Off One-Third of Corporate Staff

Fashion rental service Le Tote is laying off about one-third of its corporate workforce as it tries to eke out a profit in the increasingly crowded …

Startups

DigitalTown raises $2.4M to build blockchain tech for smart city software services

Blockchain technology is making its way into public government.<p>Bellevue, Wash.-based DigitalTown today announced a $2.4 million investment from …

Tinder for flatmates? New app will help you find your perfect roomie

Finding a flat in London is nothing short of a nightmare – and finding a perfect flatmate is even harder.<p>People’s worst habits are on show when you …

Do You Have the Best Car Buying App on Your Phone?

Best Car Buying Apps<p>Updated May 21, 2018<p>If you are in the market for a new or used car, you are probably bracing yourself for many trips to the …

Shared housing startups are taking off

When young adults leave the parental nest, they often follow a predictable pattern. First, move in with roommates. Then graduate to a single or couple’s pad. After that comes the big purchase of a single-family home. A lawnmower might be next.<p>Looking at the new home construction industry, one would …

Housing

Startup enlists famous architects to design affordable(ish) urban prefabs

We’ll take one of each<p>For many people, owning a house is an unattainable goal, let alone owning a house designed by a famous architect. But a new company out of London called Cube Haus is looking to bring designer homes to the masses with affordable(ish), modular designs.<p>The Guardian reports that …

BigBasket in talks to raise upto $500 million from Alibaba and new investors

With the Walmart-Flipkart as good as done and dusted, other players have to take a hard look at their own operations and devise ways to counter the …

10 startups busy saving the planet while you can't even separate your waste

Is your business simply chasing a profit, or are you trying to accomplish something good in the world?<p>It’s an important thing to consider, especially in light of the recent letter by BlackRock CEO Larry Fink in which he urged CEOs to align their business goals with doing good, as “society is …

What is Crowdfunding: A Guide

What Is Crowdfunding?<p>The Main Categories of Crowdfunding and How You Can Get Involved<p>Updated April 11, 2018<p>Crowdfunding combines the best of …

How This Former Lawyer and Investor Built a Multimillion-Dollar Health Food Company That Now Sells to 10,000 Stores

Stephen Richards jumped into food about 10 years ago, and has since expanded to 22 products, including a popular powdered peanut butter.<p><i>In this ongoing column,</i> <i>The Digest</i><i>, Entrepreneur.com News Director Stephen J. Bronner speaks with food entrepreneurs and executives to see what it took to get their</i> …

No Car? Reserve One Via Uber Rent

Uber is partnering with car-sharing service Getaround to supply vehicles starting at $5 an hour.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Uber gets into car rentals and public transit

Uber is officially a multi-modal transportation platform. On the heels of its acquisition of bike-share startup JUMP, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi today announced Uber Bike‘s expansion into Washington, D.C., along with two key partnerships in car rentals and public transit.<p>The first is with instant …

27 businesses you can start for less than $1,000

Want to make some extra cash without investing a lot at the outset? Start a side hustle.<p>Think about what skills you have and how you can do it with …

Small Business

Bored of selfies? New iPhone X app creates impressive 3D face scans

The 3D sensing technology behind Face ID is reportedly two years ahead of Apple’s rivals, and developers are keen to take advantage of it. A new app, created by the Silicon Valley computer vision company Bellus3D, uses Apple’s TrueDepth camera to create detailed three-dimensional selfies.<p>Called …

BMW’s new subscription service starts at $2,000 a month

Coming soon to Nashville<p>BMW is joining the growing list of automakers that are experimenting with different ownership models by launching a new monthly subscription service that gives customers access to a fleet of BMWs for a set fee.<p>The new app-based service, dubbed Access, will launch first in …

Could this 3D makeup be the future of Instagram selfies?

Ines Alpha is a 3D designer and e-makeup artist who creates the most outlandish "makeup looks" using augmented reality.

82Labs raises $8M to create a better hangover recovery drink

While taking some time off to travel before his next gig, Sisun Lee spent a lot of time in Korea — where he found himself drinking alcohol pretty much every night and then getting rolling the next morning, regardless of hangover status.<p>He also found that there were popular local herbal hangover …

12 Craigslist alternatives to sell stuff, find a job, or get laid

The scary part about loving something is that you must eventually let it go.<p>The internet learned that lesson the hard way in March when Craigslist …

How this 32-year-old high school dropout built a business that sold to Target for $550 million

On Thursday, Target is rolling out same-day delivery at its stores in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, thanks to Shipt, the online same-day grocery …

Entrepreneurship

The 5 Most Successful 'Shark Tank' Startups

From Buggy Beds to Tipsy Elves.<p>Since it premiered in 2009, <i>Shark Tank</i> has introduced the world to restaurant chains, smartphone apps, and, yes, the …

Former Uber exec Aaron Schildkrout is joining the board of bike-sharing startup Jump

Jump is also looking to raise a new round of funding.<p>Bike-sharing and ride-hailing have obvious parallels: Fighting local regulatory battles and coming up against an entrenched incumbent while trying totransform the way people travel.<p>That has led to a sharing of top talent between the two …

Hair dye: now with graphene to take away the frizz

Bye bye flyaways<p>In a quest to make a less toxic hair dye, scientists created a dye using graphene. And it has an added bonus — it tames static frizz, according to new research.<p>Most permanent hair dyes use harsh chemicals to open up the outside layer of the hair so that other chemicals can get …

L’Oreal acquires Modiface, a major AR beauty company

L’Oreal announced today that it has acquired Modiface, a company that’s had a hand in the creation of many custom augmented reality beauty apps, including those from Sephora and Estée Lauder. L’Oreal didn’t disclose the amount spent, but it did tell <i>Reuters</i> that it now owns Modiface’s numerous …

Alibaba’s Jack Ma and Joe Tsai invest $20 million in Rent the Runway

Rent the Runway has snagged a $20 million investment from Alibaba CEO Jack Ma and Joe Tsai via Blue Pool Capital, Recode first reported.<p>Blue Pool Capital is a multibillion-dollar fund that invests in public and private equity on behalf people like Ma and Tsai. The round reportedly values Rent the …

6 Businesses That Need to Be Launched Right Now

We asked entrepreneurs the one idea they wish someone would create to help their company.<p>This story appears in the March 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Entrepreneurs always need more -- more help, more time, more insight. So we asked: What's the one product you wish someone would create to …

Rhino is getting rid of security deposits for rental apartments

Arguably the most frustrating part of renting an apartment, especially in an expensive city like New York, is dealing with the security deposit. One startup wants to make renting easier by getting rid of security deposits, with a solution that is beneficial for both renters and landlords.<p>Here’s how …