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Microsoft sets up $3.5 million competition for artificial-intelligence startups

Microsoft Ventures will invest $3.5 million in artificial-intelligence startups after competitions for the money in North America, Europe and Israel. …

One Metric To Rule Them All!

<b>Social Media Metrics</b><p>Is it true that there’s one metric to rule them all?<p>Yesterday, I attended an analytics session at the Modev MVP conference — …

8 Things My Dad Taught Me About Entrepreneurship and Life

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Even at the ripe young age of 83, my dad is still fixing vacuums and sewing machines as part of the repair business he started 30 years ago after retiring from a career at Western Union.<p>He no longer runs the business from a …

Entrepreneurship

The General Patton Approach to Leadership and Success

George Patton's leadership principles have substance and are as meaningful today as they were in the life-and-death struggle of war more than 70 years ago.<p>There are many types of inspirational leaders and you can follow different examples. How to inspire staff and employees all depends on what you …

Leadership

Ageism in tech? One LinkedIn exec isn't 'afraid to hire young'

SAN FRANCISCO — Hiring highly qualified and talented employees is still a challenge for most tech companies, and LinkedIn is no exception, according to its head of global marketing operations, Nicolas Draca.<p>During a fireside chat with CNET’s Ian Scherr at our GrowthBeat conference this past week, …

Digital Real Estate Brokerage Pioneer Launches Powered by Zip SaaS Solution

(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE<p>Media Contact: Stacey Corso<p>510.735.2667<p>scorso@ziprealty.com<p>ZipRealty brings a legacy of …

Real Estate

Sponsored post: 4 mistakes engineers make when building a SaaS company

Before I joined Loggly as CTO and VP of Engineering, I built seven cloud-based products. From my perspective, four mistakes separated the SaaS …

Before You Buy a Business with Your Best Friend, Read This

For every Orville and Wilbur, there are resentful partners looking for exits. Here's how to avoid that fate.<p>Ben & Jerry's. Hewlett Packard. The Wright Brothers. Regardless of the industry, you don't have to look far to find examples of wildly successful companies built on a partnership business …

Small Business

Want to Become the Most Interesting Person Around? Start With These 7 Steps.

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How do you become the most interesting person in the world?<p>To be sure, I’m not referring to the silver fox from the Dos Equis beer commercials, who once ran a marathon just because it was on his way, whose organ donor card lists …

Leadership

Do You Have the Right People on Your Bus?

Identifying the team players who aren't contributing the quantity or quality that they should is both uncomfortable and unpleasant. But it's also essential to your company's growth.<p>Noted author and strategist Jim Collins popularized the idea that before leaders can move their companies in the right …

Leadership

How to Prepare Yourself for Big Opportunities

It's nice to dream of big things, but if you want to be ready when opportunity knocks, you need to ask yourself these five questions.<p>People live in hopeful expectation. Most dream of big opportunities coming their way. It could be the big brand that wants to partner or the corner office job opening …

Motivation

Secrets Of Freemium Pricing: Make The Cheapskates Pay

The following is a guest post by Andy Singleton Andy is the founder and CEO of Assembla a company that provides bug tracking and hosted GIT and SVN

Git

The Ratio of Engineers to Sales People in Billion Dollar SaaS Startups

Constrained by a limited budget while seeking to grow as quickly as possible, startup founders must decide how to balance growing their engineering …