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Turn Your iPhone into a DSLR with These Keychain Lenses From Olloclip

Turn Your iPhone into a DSLR with These Keychain Lenses From Olloclip iPhone owners can overcome the lackluster lens found on their mobile devices …

7 Important Things Online Entrepreneurs Should Consider Before Building a Website

Credit<p>There's a new breed of online, creative entrepreneurs popping up on our screens every day, and they need consistent communication with their target audiences. With a website built to strategically increase traffic and generate leads, online entrepreneurs can effectively engage their customers …

The 8 Technical Skills Modern Entrepreneurs Should Pick Up

Today’s entrepreneurship environment is…complicated. Never before have you had such an extensive array of methods, techniques, tactics, strategies, and ideas for growing your business.<p>The landscape is bewildering in its variety and astonishing in its complexity. And in this brave new world of …

Marketing

The 12 best apps for managing your finances

Managing your money can be difficult, especially when it's tax season.<p>Luckily, there are some great apps out there to help you budget, invest, and manage your finances. Here are 12 of the best.

‘I felt humiliated and helpless’

A WOMAN has accused an airline of racially profiling her family after they were booted off a flight, with video showing a pilot getting involved. But …

Flying

Alaska Air Is Officially Buying Virgin America

Alaska Air Group said on Monday it had agreed to buy Virgin America for $2.6 billion to expand its flights on the U.S. West Coast.<p>Alaska Air said in …

Borrell report political ad spending 2016

Trump gets more free media exposure than other candidates. AP<p>Donald Trump has been able to generate unprecedented levels of free press attention during his US presidential campaign so far. One result of this is that the other candidates have been forced to dig deeper into their budgets and spend …

How to Save $1,378 in 52 Weeks

Are you up for the challenge?<p>You probably know that saving money is important. But when it comes to exactly how, things might not be so clear. The …

Top Travel Websites For Planning Your Next Adventure

Technology’s effects on the travel industry are widespread, with innovation signaling the dawn of a new age of travel products and services after the birth of the Internet and modern-communication systems. Not only has the industry itself benefited from recent technological advancements such as …

Hospitality

Microsoft’s New Data-Viz Tool Puts Excel Charts To Shame

SandDance is free-to-use software that will make you feel like a data science guru.<p>All of us have experienced the horrors of the Excel graph. (A few of us, surely, are even responsible for bringing this misery onto others.) Enter Microsoft’s new data-visualization tool, which will make you look …

The MIT blackjack prodigy who inspired the movie ‘21’ sold his first startup for $500 million — now he’s back with another one

He would know because he was part of the infamous MIT blackjack team that inspired the 2008 Kevin Spacey movie "21."<p>"Blackjack has really strengthened me over the years, to go through the ups and downs of business," Lee told Business Insider.<p>Lee has the track record to back it up. He took his first …

The 25 best Caribbean islands, ranked

Though each island has its own unique appeal, some have advantages over the others.<p>We've ranked the best islands in the Caribbean, based on the costs of hotel bookings, their accessibility, and the range of activities they offer.<p>To rank the islands, we factored in each one's average hotel-room …

Caribbean

The 18 Best Analytics Tools Every Business Manager Should Know

The goal of any business analytic tool is to analyze data and extract actionable and commercially relevant information that you can use to increase results or performance. But with so many tools available it can be difficult to know what to use and when.<p>I thought it might be useful to look at some …

Data Science

MyFC launches the Jaq, a tiny fuel-cell charger that runs on water and salt

Fuel cells are starting to live up to their promise. They may not save the world, but they’re certainly capable of providing enough energy for your smartphone.<p>MyFC is demonstrating this with its eco-friendly Jaq fuel-cell charger, which is debuting this week at the 2016 International CES (the …

Fuel Cell

Hou Hsiao-Hsien's 'The Assassin' gives martial arts an art-house punch

When Hou Hsiao-Hsien set out to make his first <i>wuxia</i>, or martial arts, movie, it was a virtual given that the acclaimed Taiwanese director adored by the festival circuit and art-house cinephiles around the world would create a fight picture unlike any other.<p>With his preference for long, …

Martial Arts

A new service will sell all your old stuff for you and take a cut of the profits

When you want to sell your old smartphone, where do you go? There's eBay, Craiglist, or a gadget re-seller like Gazelle. What about a chair you don't want anymore? Or a game console?<p>In a sea of online marketplaces for selling everything imaginable, a new startup called Sell It Easy wants to make …

Ghana’s MEST Incubator To Launch Pan-African VC Fund, Expand Training Programs

Jake Bright Contributor<p>Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Africa Roundup: Uber says it’s staying, Konga could be epic startup fail<br>• Harley Davidson’s EV debut could electrify the motorcycle industry<p>Ghana’s MEST …

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It | Inc.com

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Motivation

The 10 Worst Cities on the Planet

We admit it: even though we love to travel more than anything else in the world, some places just rub us the wrong way. Here the members of travel website, Trippy.com share the cities that are on their short list of places to avoid.<p>Did we miss your least favorite city? Do you take issue with one we …

Vettery Raises $1.7M And Officially Launches Its Job Marketplace

As companies vie for top-tier talent, New York City startup Vettery is offering an alternative to the traditional recruiting process.<p>Although Vettery is officially launching its marketplace today, a beta version has already been up and running for a couple of months, and the company has already …

6 Companies that get teamwork right

Effective teamwork in the modern workplace isn’t easy. With remote teams and teammates and growth that is sometimes unprecedented, getting teamwork …

25 companies that are revolutionizing retail

The way people shop is changing every day.<p>Thanks to the proliferation of smartphones and innovations in delivery and data, the retail landscape is evolving like never before.<p>We selected 25 companies that are revolutionizing the industry.<p>From an established e-commerce giant deploying drones to an …

With Small Add-On To Its $135 Million Raise, Lynda.com Rival Pluralsight Takes Odd Approach To VC

While LinkedIn took one major online education company off the market today by acquiring lynda.com for $1.5 billion, another online learning company with a valuation close to billion-dollar status was making an unusual move of its own. Pluralsight announced it had raised $5 million from a venture …

Startups

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4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

Parallels Launches Desktop 9: Faster, Stronger, And Packed With New Features!

• Home<br>• Apps<br>• Mac<br>• News<br>• Parallels Launches Desktop 9: Faster, Stronger, And Packed With New Features!<p>J. Glenn Künzler - Aug 30, 2013<p>Following yesterday’s …

SuccessFactors CEO Dalgaard Leaving SAP in Cloud Business Shake-Up

German software giant SAP announced a pretty broad management shake-up across its cloud-oriented software units today. The big news, however, was …

SAP SE

Microsoft killing off Xbox Points in favor of currency and gift cards system

Cards will work across Xbox, Windows, and Windows Phone<p>Microsoft is killing off its Points system that's primarily used for its Xbox console. The death of Microsoft Points has been a long time coming, and follows Microsoft's move away from the virtual currency towards cash in Windows 8. Sources …