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This Entrepreneur Built A $360 Million Dollar SaaS Business, And It Was Entirely Self-Funded

For most, Silicon Valley is a hotbed of technological productivity, teeming with a sea of startups, each clamoring for the attention of both consumers and venture capitalists. Yet, located some 670 miles northeast from the world’s most infamous birther of global tech behemoths and newly-minted …

Nintendo is making a Legend of Zelda smartphone game: WSJ

Nintendo is developing a <i>Legend of Zelda</i> game for smartphones, according to a report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The game is likely to be released following the upcoming mobile version of <i>Animal Crossing</i>, which is expected to arrive sometime this year. Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima said last month …

How real books have trumped ebooks

The digital revolution was expected to kill traditional publishing. But print books are ever more beautifully designed and lovingly cherished<p>Books have always had a fetishistic quality to them, with their dusty secretiveness. Now, though, it feels like we’re living through a special moment in the …

Books

Walk, Stretch or Dance? Dancing May Be Best for the Brain

Could learning to dance the minuet or fandango help to protect our brains from aging?<p>A new study that compared the neurological effects of country dancing with those of walking and other activities suggests that there may be something unique about learning a social dance. The demands it places on …

How Do You Beat the Smartphone Camera?

After more than a year of work, Rajiv Laroia was on the verge of a breakthrough. By the summer of 2014, with the help of five or so engineers, he’d …

Global debt has hit an eye-watering $215 trillion

Global debt levels soared over the past decade, with the vast majority accumulated by emerging market nations.<p>According to figures from the Institute of International Finance (IIF), global levels of debt held by households, governments, financials and non-financial corporates jumped by over $US70 …

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe just sent back breathtaking new images of the gas giant

A probe the size of a basketball court has taken unprecedented new images of Jupiter.<p>NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft, launched in August 2011, took five years to reach and settle into orbit around the gas giant, which is more than 415 million miles from Earth.<p>The probe has so far photographed …

Video game Cities Skylines helps plan Stockholm development

The video game Cities Skylines is helping shape a new development in Stockholm, Sweden.<p>City planners are using the game to let citizens try out their own ideas and contribute to the development.<p>Read more

New retro-style keyboard clacks like a real typewriter

<i>Want</i><p>Vintage typewriters have a way of making it onto desks and credenzas as hip decor, but what good is it really if you can’t easily type away at the keys, relishing in the oh-so-satisfying clacks with every touch? Well, enter the Lofree Keyboard, a new quasi-typewriter that adds functionality to …

Why the Humble Push-Up Could Be the Key to the Body You Want

It turned Jake Gyllenhaal into a prize fighter, and it can do the same for you.<p>The one exercise that can be performed anywhere at any time, the push-up is, nevertheless, an often misunderstood and under appreciated aspect of bodyweight fitness.<p>Many men ditch it early on in their workout lives for …

6 types of businesses you can start with almost no cash

But of course, there are dozens of obstacles that may keep you from actually doing that. You might not have enough motivation, for example, or time to actually see the work through; or you might not even have a solid idea to begin with — yet.<p><b>Related: The 10 Best New-Age Business Ideas You Haven't</b> …

Billionaire Warren Buffett Says This 1 Skill Will Boost Your Career Value by 50 Percent

Billionaire Warren Buffett told business students that this is the most valuable skill they can learn.<p>Imagine working on one skill in 2017 that--once you improve it--will raise your value by 50 percent. The one skill is public speaking.<p>The dividends on the investment you make in sharpening your …

Public Speaking

What Can You Do With $7 A Month In Africa

What can you buy for $7? For perspective I put the question to my connections – a rich mix of digital residents from both developed and developing countries – on social media. While food was the commonest answer the responses differed in scale and monetary worth of the amount along the development …

The Most Expensive Photographs of 2016

Take a look at the 100 priciest photos in 2016 sold at auctions below!<p>Artist Name<p>Artwork Title<p>Sold For Price<p>Thomas Struth<p>Art Institute Of Chicago II, …

Five Annoying New Interview Questions You'll Hear In 2017

I love to hear about employers who are stepping out of the old-fashioned Machine Age mindset to treat their employees and job applicants like valued collaborators.<p>I am glad to hear those stories, but I am never short of correspondence describing the opposite scenario!<p>Too many organizations cling to …

Toyota Makes Breakthrough Battery Discovery, Hopes To Increase EV Range By 15%

Yes, you have read right. Toyota has developed what it says is “the world’s first method for observing the behavior of lithium ions in an electrolyte when a battery charges and discharges.” Able to observe those ions for the first time in real time, Toyota researchers think they have found the …

3 Myths Entrepreneurs Need to Stop Believing Right Now

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

The best iPhone photographs of 2016 – in pictures

The winners of the 9th annual iphone photography awards have been announced, chosen from thousands of entries from 139 countries around the world. …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Not Your Average Wildlife Photo Shoot

Have you ever seen a bird pose for a squirrel for a portrait shot? What about when they switch roles and photograph each other? These two photos show …

How These Founders Built a $273 Million Company From Junk Computers

With some secondhand machines, ThousandEyes became a startup tech firm with a story refreshingly different than the rest.<p>ThousandEyes is one of those hot, successful startups you probably never heard of with an unusual and not-very Silicon-Valley-like history.<p>Founded in 2010 by CEO Mohit Lad and …

Startups

Apple is basically the only company making any money selling smartphones

Apple is still the king of profitability among smartphone makers. And it’s not even close.<p>Yes, the company experienced three straight quarters of declining iPhone sales before registering an uptick in its most recently completed quarter. And its overall quarterly profit slid for the first time in …

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Facebook officially announces Gameroom, its PC Steam competitor

After losing mobile gaming to iOS and Android, Facebook is making a big push into playing on PC with today’s developer launch of its Gameroom Windows desktop gaming platform. After months of name changes, beta tests and dev solicitation, Facebook opened up the beta build for all developers and …

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How to Start a Luxury Brand with Just $300

What does $300 buy you these days? A couple of weeks' food shopping? A stylish pair of shoes? A multi-million-dollar skincare brand? That's what Susan Ciminelli did the first time she had some spare cash: "I started my company with $300 and built it into a multi-million business that keeps growing."<p>…

BioRing might be the first wearable to truly monitor your nutrition!

June 25, 2016<p><b>1248</b> Views<p>Many wearable wristbands like Fitbit and Jawbone gives you some information about your burned calories, but you always have to …

The next wearable technology could be your skin

Artificial electronic skin (e-skin) could one day make this a possibility. Researchers are developing flexible, bendable and even stretchable electronic circuits that can be applied directly to the skin. As well as turning your skin into a touchscreen, this could also help replace feeling if you've …

‘Medicalized’ smartphones to put health data in hands of patients

The world is on the verge of a fourth industrial revolution, characterized by artificial intelligence, robots, big data, and deep learning and …