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6 Lessons Marc Andreessen Gives the Startups He Invests In | Inc.com

After launching Netscape 20 years ago, Marc Andreessen has had a remarkable second act as a successful and prolific venture capitalist. His firm's portfolio includes some of Silicon Valley's most enviable investments, including Facebook, Airbnb, Twitter, Jawbone, Lyft, Pinterest, and Zenefits. On …

Startups

Watch the Official Music Video for Rick Ross’s “Thug Cry” featuring Lil Wayne

Corrections officer turned rapper, Rick Ross, has just dropped the official video for his latest single, “Thug Cry.” Taken off his current album</i> …

Photos of Towns Destroyed by Japan's Tsunami, Three Years Later

On the third anniversary of the devastating Japanese earthquake, Shin Yahiro’s commemorative re-photography project gives a visualization to passing …

If WhatsApp Is Worth $19B, Then WeChat’s Worth “At Least $60B” Says CLSA

Heads turned when Facebook forked out $19 billion for messaging service WhatsApp in February, and eyes popped when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said it was probably worth even more. Now, analysts over at Crédit Lyonnais Securities Asia have taken up the baton on outsized messaging app valuations: …

Alexa von Tobel's 8 Lessons for Entrepreneurs

The founder of LearnVest offers the most important lessons she learned while building her award-winning financial management business.

3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Naming Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Picking the right business name is an important first step toward creating a successful company, but not everyone hits the jackpot on the first try.<p>Often, people first choose names that are too wordy and don't have a catchy ring. You want …

How to Value Your Startup Before Presenting to Investors

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. You can follow George on Twitter at @georgedeeb and @RedRocketVC.</i><p>How to value a startup<p>One of the questions I get, more often than not, is what is the …

What App Developers Must Do to Stay Ahead of Competition

<i>David Noy is CMO of Ginger Software, a language learning and productivity boosting software for ESL and native English speakers.</i><p>Running a successful software startup is a challenging prospect, requiring constant attention to shifts in technology, industry trends, and user commentary.<p>Common mistakes …

5 'Bad' Millennial Traits That Are Actually Good for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’ll be the first to admit it: We millennials have a bad rep. They say we’re lazy, ungrateful and that we don’t grow up fast enough. (Anyone remember the <i>Time</i> magazine article?)<p>That said, we do have qualities which work in our favor. We …

Thousands of Swimming Fish Create Huge Underwater Spirals

American photographer Octavio Aburto thrives on the fascinating world of life in the sea. He has spent decades studying and researching marine biology in order to educate the world about the protection and conservation of ocean life. Since 1994, Aburto has photographed marine ecosystems in Mexican …

Smartphone innovation is dead: Here are four ways to breathe life into it again

ZDNet's Monday Morning Opener: Underwhelmed by the latest version of your favourite black slab? You're not alone – here's where the smartphone makers …

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LG announces its L Series III refresh ahead of Mobile World Congress

LG, as it tends to do before major trade shows, has just announced a refresh of its mid-range L-series devices. Dubbed the L Series III, this is a …

Facebook's Open Academy Helps Software Engineering Students

It’s well known that software engineers are in high-demand right now with startups and companies around the world. And if they’re not able to hire from the existing talent pool, companies are looking at the next generation – those computer science majors seeking to make a name for themselves in the …

Social Shopping Fashion Q&A Platform, Motilo, Bags Another $2.5M For Expansion & Marketing

London-based social fashion platform Motilo, which offers a home for fashionistas to float their sartorial dilemmas, has taken in another tranche of post-seed funding from private investors.<p>The startup, which was founded in April 2012, secured $3.3 million during 2013, and has now topped that up to …

Social Commerce Site Tapiture Raises $2.25M In Seed Funding

Tapiture, a site where users can share content and buy related products, is announcing that it has raised $2.25 million in seed funding.<p>That amount consists of $1.25 million in new capital, as well as a $1 million convertible note from last year. The funding was led by JUMP Investors, with …

FounderDating Launches An Easier Way To Find And Sign-Up Startup Advisors

FounderDating, a selective network where entrepreneurs can find co-founders, is adding a new way to pick up advisors. Advisors, who are usually paid with a small cut of equity, can bring lessons learned from years of in-the-field experience.<p>But Jessica Alter, FounderDating’s CEO, said that finding …

How Feedly, A Bootstrapped Startup With 12 Employees, Got 15 Million Users And ~ $1 Million Basically Overnight

Khodabakchian, a serial entrepreneur, launched Feedly (initially called Feeddo) about four years ago. In November 2012, the content company pivoted into a smart news reader that was competitive with Google's product. It was used by everyone from brain scientists to teachers who wanted to stay on …

Productivity App EasilyDo Adds Premium Feature Plan For $4.99/Month

Smart assistant service EasilyDo has released an update that it says is “faster, more intuitive, and more comprehensive.” The iOS and Android apps now feature an improved task discovery capability, a smarter feed, and more. The company is also releasing premium in-app features, which are initially …

The science of 'Her': we're going to start falling in love with our computers

Why do humans become emotionally intimate with AI?<p>In the new Spike Jonze film, <i>Her</i>, a man falls in love with his operating system. In some ways it’s a commentary on modern society and our increasingly intimate relationship to technology; it's about the smartphones we bring to bed and the computers …

Will 2014 Be the Year the Tech Bubble Bursts?

It was a good year to be a tech company – maybe too good.<p>In 2013, among the nearly 600 tech companies most likely to go public in the near future, …

Beyoncé's surprise new release is the fastest-selling album on iTunes ever

Beyoncé's surprise album release on iTunes this past Friday has, unsurprisingly, been a huge hit. Apple just announced that the self-titled video and song collection sold a whopping 828,773 copies in only three days, making it the fastest-selling album on iTunes ever. 617,213 copies were sold in …

Microsoft's new Surface tablets: do they stand a chance?

Microsoft has just introduced us to the new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, and the tablets have gotten sleeker, lighter and thinner, with improved …

What's right (and wrong) with iOS 7

While iOS 7 undoubtedly has potential, in many ways it feels like an iTunes software update. Things have been moved and a whole lotta stuff looks …

iPhone 5S: are the A7 chip's 64 bits useful, necessary, or just for show?

When Apple announced that its iPhone 5S would has a 64-bit processor, the reaction from the tech community varied from "Huh?" to "Wow!" to "There's no point in that now." So does it have any benefit, now or in the future?<p>To understand this, we have to go back to basics, and work back up to the …

Will Microsoft stop licensing Windows Phone after acquiring Nokia?

Right now, the Windows Phone platform walks the line between Android and iOS. WP is licensed to 3rd party vendors, like Android, but those vendors …

Teardown shows that Moto X costs about $221 to build

There has been a lot of chatter about the Moto X and the hardware used in Motorola's new flagship device. Some think that the innards are mid-range, …

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Top five features of the LG G2

After months of rumors, the LGOptimusG2 is official, which means all the heresy can be laid to rest and we can finally put the device under the …

LG wants to be a top player. With the G2, it still won’t

I always try to understand why the smartphone market is so unique in the way its market share behaves. If you look at the automobile industry, surely …