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The 17 safest banks in the world

Despite all of the headlines about a banking crisis in Greece, Europe is home to the world's safest commercial banks, according to a report by Global Finance Magazine.<p>The study compares 500 of the world's largest banks and their "long-term foreign currency ratings" issued by Fitch, S&P, and Moody's …

9 Ways A Smart Home Can Improve Your Life

Your phone is smart. Your kids are smart. Your home should be smart, too.<br>Now it can be.<p>Here are nine ways that a smart home can protect your family …

How to Name Your Startup

4 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Choosing a name is one of the parts of a startup I find the most difficult. It’s also something you can easily get hung up on. We all know that the key thing is to move on to actually building something we can put in front of users.<p>Here are three …

Startups

Sony A6000 Is a Near-Flawless Mirrorless Camera That's Super Fast

Sony A6000 Review<p>Power and Price Perfection<p>Economic Design, But Not 'Cheap'<p>A View to a Minor Quibble<p>Built for Mobile Missions<p>Fantastic Flexible …

10 things billionaires won’t tell you

<b>1.“We just get richer and richer.”</b><p>The past 35 years have been a period of extraordinary wealth creation by billionaires, according to a new “2015 …

Income Inequality

You Can Get Paid For Reducing How Much Energy You Use

And with Internet-connected devices, you won’t even know it’s happening.<p>When the electric grid can’t meet demand–perhaps because you’ve been running the A/C too long, or a wind farm isn’t performing fully–managers turn to “peaker” stations. A peaker station is a back-up power plant that can be …

These 5 Speed Bumps Could Stop The Internet Of Things Dead In Its Tracks

The connectivity, analysis, and management that IoT will provide promises to make our lives easier, more efficient, and even longer if companies like Apple continue pursuing health-monitoring products.<p>But IoT isn't without its challenges. If the Internet of Things is going to really take off, here …

5 Kinds of Crowdfunding You Never Thought Of

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As the alternatives in financing from the crowd expand beyond the more mainstream options of perk- and equity-based campaigns, more niche opportunities for those needing capital -- and those seeking a return on their investment …

Crowd Funding

TinkerForge brings home automation to the masses with its DIY kit

Do you have some old 433MHz home automation gear lying around and fancy making your home a little smarter? TinkerForge is releasing a new internet of things controller designed to let you run power sockets, light fittings and even electric blinds from the comfort of your smartphone. The platform …

Smart Ways to Combine Content Marketing With SEO

The Smart Ways to Combine Content Marketing With SEO infographic is essentially a big list of the most popular online services in a number of …

4 Ways Your Brain Can Ruin Your Chances for Success

Everything can be going along swimmingly--and then your pesky subconscious gets in the way. Don't let these four thought patterns trip you up.<p>The statistics for startup success can be grim. Approximately 75 percent of all startups fail, and about 90 percent of all products fail. Yet every day, new …

deadlines

The One and Only Secret for Achieving Massive Success

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Turn on the TV or flip through your favorite magazine and chances are you will come across some ad or article that promises massive success in your life or business if you just buy this particular product or do this one …

Motivation

12 Habits of Really Successful People (‘Mad Men’ Edition)

The world has changed radically, but some of the habits that led to success in the 1960s have timeless application today.<p>Years go by, fashion changes, but the things that really successful people do each day are timeless.<p>Here's a case in point: <i>Mad Men</i>, the hit television show about the partners and …

Mad Men

Ten things you need to know about the Internet of Things

Televisions, cars, washing machines, smartphones, smoke alarms … everything you can think of is getting connected<p>From fridges and thermostats to cars and cities, everything around you is getting connected. But what will it mean for your life?

Let the smart home roll-up begin: Piper creator acquired by iControl

IControl Networks, the company behind the home automation and security offerings of several large ISPs, has purchased the company that makes the …

The Internet of Things dream may finally come true with Prodea's 'Residential OS'

Connected devices are on the rise, but there’s one big reason we haven’t yet realized the Internet of things: a failure to communicate.<p>For all of their network-enabled smarts, our connected gadgets can’t easily talk to each other. Right now, we have Things Connected to the Internet, which is far …

6 Things a Successful Startup Needs

Here are six metrics to consider when deciding whether your startup idea has what it takes.<p>What are the keys to startup success and how can you know if a startup is likely to succeed? A study by Inc. magazine and the National Business Incubator Association found the failure rate to be as high as …

Product Management

The Toilet Of The Future Is.. A Folding One? (VIDEO)

Think Murphy beds are a genius idea? Then you'll love this toilet. Not only does it save major space by essentially folding into itself after use, but the "Iota," which was designed as a final-year project by two University of Huddersfield students, also has a rimless design that "makes it easier …

25 Entrepreneurs Reveal What They Wish They'd Known Before Their First Startup

Every entrepreneur — no matter the size of their company — faces tough decisions and seemingly insurmountable struggles at some point in the process of getting their idea off the ground.<p>Think you have what it takes?<p>Rejoiner's Joseph Putnam teamed up with Grasshopper to ask more than two dozen …

5 Simple Cures to Work Smarter and Save Time

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve heard the expression “work smarter, not harder” before, but what does that mean exactly? When your inbox is packed, there's a giant stack on your desk and the phone keeps ringing, how are you supposed to get it all done …

Time Management

10 College Dropouts More Successful Than You

College isn't for everyone. But that doesn't mean you can't be a genius without it.<p>Though graduates are proven more likely to be hired than someone …

The Best Industries for Starting a Business | Inc.com

Jeff Bezos triggered a near-meltdown in the Twittersphere when he suggested that Amazon might deliver products via drones. Closer to earth, Amazon did spend $775 million in 2012 to buy Kiva Systems, which manufactures robotic automated guided vehicles, or AGVs. These devices automate many …

Financial Services

How Google Glass Works

The Google Glass phenomenon has gotten a ton of coverage from the tech press, but how does it work? Creator Martin Missfeldt explains the inner …

Life Expectancy at Birth

The Life Expectancy at Birth infographic by designer Marcelo Duhalde from Muscat, Oman is a fantastic data visualization of the current life …

15 Terrible Things That Happen If You Eat Too Much Sugar

Even one pack of M&M's may be more than you should eat in a day, newly drafted guidelines from the World Health Organization suggest.<p>The WHO used to recommend that you get no more than 10% of your daily calories from sugar, but now they're considering lowering that to 5%. For an average, healthy …

Savant, the Apple of home automation providers, launches a cheaper option

Savant, a home automation company for the high end customer, has decided to come down-market a bit with a starter-package home hub and software combo …

Philips' smart lighting tells you where to go in the grocery store

Ever spent ages wandering the grocery store while looking for a hard-to-find ingredient? If Philips brings its new connected retail lighting to your local supermarket, you may always know where to go. The technology uses light-based communication to create a positioning grid for your smartphone, …

I Turned My Tiny, Dark, And Overpriced New York Apartment Into A 'Smart Home' For Just $300

That's one of the problems with living in New York. I spend about a zillion dollars per month in rent, and still have a teeny tiny apartment that faces the back of a bunch of taller buildings that block the sun. My bedroom window faces some other guy's bedroom window across a narrow, dark alley.<p>So …

13 Things That Are Totally Going to Change You in Your 30s

You are in your 30s. It came a lot quicker than you expected, right? Kaboom. After posting your pics and tweeting the occasion, you are finally home alone -- and it hits you. You go to the mirror and stare at what might just possibly be baby crow's feet creeping across your face. Oh my. So, you say …

Best Time to Start a Company

Don't wait. Here are seven reasons to launch a venture today.<p>Now that you know my belief that starting a company is your best hope of living the life you want, here's the next logical question: When should you get started?<p><b>1. You're young</b><p>The best time to start a company is when you are young. The …

Entrepreneurship