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The Best Mobile Apps Of 2014

Have all these apps downloaded? If not, you should!<p>There are a lot more to mobile apps than just Angry Birds. The best apps of 2014 are rethinking the way we consume news, socialize, create and consume art, call for help, comprehend scientific principles, and of course, approach our daily work. …

IFTTT: ' We're building an intelligence layer for the internet of things'

Connecting social signals with physical devices, If This Then That is aiming for the mainstream with its endlessly useful control panel for the internet<p>Could 2015 be the year that IFTTT goes mainstream? IFTTT, or If This Then That, has become part of the internet furniture for many in the tech …

22 Inspiring Quotes From Famous Entrepreneurs

Words of wisdom to inspire you to persevere and find success.<p>Inspiration depends on where you look. Stare out a window on an overcast day and you might feel gloomy, but watch a sunrise and you might get a burst of new ideas.<p>These famous entrepreneurs did the hard work of building a lasting company, …

Product Hunt: The App That's Grabbing the Startup World's Attention

With a new app, $1 million in funding, and high-profile users like Mark Cuban, Dennis Crowley, and Anil Dash, Product Hunt may be the best place to keep your finger on the pulse of the tech world.<p>If you're a techie and you build stuff, you likely know Y Combinator's Hacker News, a crowdsourced …

Craft an Effective 'About' Page in 3 Simple Steps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, often you are your brand. Your "about" page can set the tone for you and your style and give potential clients a preview of what you might be like to work with.<p>Here are three important steps to crafting the perfect …

9 Tips for Packing Your Brand's Message Into a 15-Second Instagram Video

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It has been shown through data, most recently by Forrester Research, that Instagram represents by far, the best platform for marketers to interact with consumers. Brands are beginning to understand that having a presence on the platform …

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3 Ways to Leverage Hashtags to Enhance Your Brand

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Hashtags are so pervasive these days, Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon spoof them on TV. Companies now integrate hashtags into commercials, window displays and websites. Consumers use hashtags on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter to …

8 Steps to Launching a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Crowdfunding is an effective way for entrepreneurs to launch their companies without much capital investment. Instead of buying loads of inventory up front, crowdfunding enables entrepreneurs to judge the demand for their product while …

Why You Should Let Your Employees Nap at Work

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sleeping on the job may still be frowned upon as a sign of laziness, but in recent years, many progressive companies have begun to encourage employees to take mid-day naps to recharge.<p>Marketing-software company, HubSpot has a nap room …

FreshGrade takes in $4.3M to get more teachers to take schoolwork digital

Education software firm FreshGrade just took $4.3 million in seed funding to help teachers manage student work from the cloud.<p>FreshGrade is the brain child of Lane Merrifield, Steve Wandler, and Mark Payne. Merrifield previously founded Club Penguin, a multiplayer gaming platform for kids that …

Heads-Up Display Navdy Hits $1M In Pre-Orders During First Week

Navdy, the voice and gesture-controlled heads-up display that wants to keep your eyes on the road, hit $1 million in pre-orders in its first week of the company’s pre-order campaign.<p>Doug Simpson, CEO and founder of Navdy, says the response has been incredible and has surprised the team in a …

The 7 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Launching an Ecommerce Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As we continue to rely on technology for its simplicity and convenience, everything from books to cars are now available online. And many entrepreneurs are jumping on this wave, because when done correctly, ecommerce sites can provide a …

4 Bulletproof Productivity Secrets Gleaned From the World's Great Achievers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What defines an elite performer isn't how they perform when everything is going well but the way they deliver when their well-laid plans are falling apart.<p>Peak productivity is the result of dedication and awareness. Regardless of your …

7 Strategies to Boost Mobile Conversion Rates

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Web traffic via mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones now constitutes a third of the total traffic, and it’s only going up from there. Mobile users are enthusiastic buyers and up to 15 percent of the sales for ecommerce sites are …

5 Ways to Make Pinterest Work for Your Brand

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>Pinterest has become hard to ignore. If you need proof, take a look at this article about how Pinterest has surpassed email in social sharing. That’s a major shift.<p>Coming up with the right Pinterest strategy--or deciding whether to use the service at …

12 (Mostly Free) Web Tools for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Of the infiniteresources available on the Internet, there is still nothing better than <i>free</i>. So in light of Independence Day and the sense of freedom it exudes, below are 12 (mostly) free tools that can help build your business:<p>1. <b>1M/1M</b> …

Why managed mobility services are on the rise with tech buyers

In this year’s Gigaom Research IT Buyers Survey we asked IT managers whether they were willing to outsource mobility management to a third-party …

Want To Communicate Anonymously Without Being Monitored Or Tracked? 'Blackphone' Now On Sale

Snowden, the NSA, getting “Scroogled”; do these various buzzwords making the rounds these days get your hackles up? Frankly, I don’t blame you. Personally, I don’t have enough “interesting” information to share. And though I lead a rather “regular” existence, I do realize there are plenty of folks …

Why Businesses Can't Afford to Upset Customers (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Customer engagement is a hot topic. SAP’s annual Sapphire Conference this past week emphasized the theme of how to better engage and understand customers to improve decision making. Why? Because businesses can’t risk unhappy customers.<p>A …

Meet Ringly, Where Wearble Tech Meets High-Fashion Bling

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Smartwatches can be great for getting you alerts from your phone on the sly. If you’re a woman, however, the popular ones don’t exactly scream high fashion or likely blend in with your typical wardrobe. Now, thanks to one fashionable …

6 Tips From Kickstarter on How to Run a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Kickstarter is an invaluable resource for those looking to turn their idea into reality, but launching a campaign on the platform can be a fraught exercise. Success requires more than just enthusiasm and an awesome product; unless you …

Never Turn Down a Paying Customer

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the biggest problems I see with new entrepreneurs is that they don’t know what a successful business is supposed to look like, and there’s a real tendency to do what sounds good, as opposed to what works in the real world.<p>The …

A startup is pushing an alternative to Facebook by showing how much info we really share

A social media startup called Five wants to give us a new way of communicating with our friends that’s more akin to a dinner table conversation than …

Why You Don't Need Rich Customers to Sell Luxury Goods

Sure, household wealth has diminished, but that doesn't mean you should cater to the super-wealthy.<p>Being a luxury brand isn't what it's cracked up to be, at least according to the <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>'s Justin Lahart. The success that companies selling goods to affluent Americans have enjoyed, he …

Oppo N1 Mini Confirmed with 13-megapixel Swiveling Camera

Following its rather monstrous N1 smartphone, Oppo is readying a smaller version called the N1 mini. The petite handset has broken cover on the Chinese manufacturer’s website, revealing its design and a few tantalising details about the hardware.<p>As with the N1 (our review), the N1 mini is a …

You can now ask Google to remove links about you

If there's something online you don't want people to see, you can now ask Google to pretend the offending item doesn't exist.<p>The search giant has created an online form through which you can ask for links to personal data or posts about you to be removed from its search results. The new form is in …

If Mark Cuban Ruled the World...

Maverick entrepreneur Mark Cuban described his picture of an ideal world to attendees of the Inc. GrowCo conference in Nashville, Tenn.<p>Mark Cuban made headlines this week with the unflinchingly honest remarks he made at <i>Inc.</i>'s 17th annual GrowCo conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The outspoken …

This Slick iBeacon Device Helps Retailers Push Deals to In-Store Shoppers

Rudd Davis is a good son. To help his aging parents financially prepare for retirement, the former <i>USA Today</i> digital marketing executive bought them the Underhill Country Store, the one and only shop in his rural Vermont hometown.<p>He wanted his parents’ fledgling small business not only to survive, …

4 Secrets to Pitching Your App to Reporters

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A great idea can lead to a great app, but no one will ever know about it without great marketing. With more than a million apps in both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, app developers are struggling to get their apps noticed, …