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Why Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg & Richard Branson Are Investing In These 2 Startups

If you could pick a dream team comprised of the world’s best executives and investors, who would you choose?<p>Well, this dream team already exists — and it has attracted some of the world’s biggest billionaires.<p>Here’s what you need to know.<p><b>Breakthrough Energy Ventures: The Dream Team</b><p>Breakthrough …

Venture Capital

This is the free online course Bill Gates thinks everyone should take

We know Bill Gates has a stellar list of books for you to read but he is not done making recommendations. In a recent post on his blog he praised …

Bill Gates

50 books that inspire Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and other tech titans

We all know that the most successful entrepreneurs and CEOs have a great appetite for reading. But what books do they remember? Which ones do they …

Jeff Bezos

The Obvious Consequences of GDPR

This law is going to make a mess sooner rather than later.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying …

GDPR

Bill Gates Gave Some Brilliant Management Advice on Hiring the Best People. Here It Is in 2 Sentences

Traditional brick and mortar companies will cringe, but the research doesn't lie. And Bill Gates agrees.<p>Traditional brick and mortar companies prefer everyone "in the office," where people can work together, bounce from meeting to meeting, and slog in Dilbert-style cubicles.<p>While there's nothing …

The Workplace

Bitcoin millionaire: Don't invest in bitcoin

I first invested $5,000 in bitcoin back in 2013 at $72 per coin and now own approximately 69.2 bitcoins.<p>While I had first heard about bitcoin in …

Cryptocurrency

SEC charges alleged cryptocurrency scam with fraudulently raising $15 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission has frozen the assets of a cryptocurrency startup accused of fraudulently selling up to $15 million in tokens. Yesterday, the SEC announced charges against PlexCorps, an embattled initial coin offering (ICO) company that advertises an ostensibly stable and …

This solar panel produces up to 5 liters of drinking water per day from the air

<b>Zero Mass Water's Source device is a rooftop solar device that produces water instead of just electricity.</b><p>With the virtual explosion of rooftop solar …

Water

Tesla Introduces Sleek, Low-Profile Solar Panels

A solar panel array for your roof that's much nicer to look at and uses panels made exclusively for Tesla by Panasonic.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Solar Power

This Flower-Shaped Solar Panel Can Power Your Entire Home

The Smartflower is designed to follow the sun throughout the day, like a sunflower.<p>Solar energy is getting even more buzz lately, with Tesla's new solar shingles hitting the market this month and Route 66 scheduled for a solar panel makeover. But a new product from an Austrian company could soon …

Clean Energy

Facebook dips its gigantic toe into the U.S. sports scene

Facebook just scored something big in live.<p>The social networking giant will livestream regular season matches of American soccer through a …

Livestreaming

Spotify acquires audio detection startup Sonalytic

Streaming music service Spotify announced this morning it has acquired a company called Sonalytic, makers of an audio detection technology that can identify songs, mixed content and audio clips, as well as track copyright-protected material, and aid in music discovery. These features line up with …

Major League Baseball approves another wearable for in-game use

Major League Baseball began allowing players to use two wearable devices during games before the 2016 season started. The league is now adding another gadget to its approved list: the Whoop Strap. While the device has been around for awhile now, players can wear the continuous biometric monitoring …

Wearable Tech

Dubai plans to introduce flying drone taxis as early as this summer

A growing number of companies are looking at the viability of airborne, autonomous taxis as a way to ease urban congestion and transportation woes, but the city of Dubai could leapfrog those with a plan to deploy a passenger-carrying drone as early as this summer.<p>Uber, Airbus and others are still …

The Washington Post hunts younger readers, launching on Snapchat Discover

Snapchat just welcomed another news outlet to its exclusive content network.<p><i>The Washington Post</i> launched its first edition of Snapchat Discover …

Nasa engineer joins Uber to develop flying cars

Uber has stepped up its efforts to transport the commuters of tomorrow in flying cars by hiring a Nasa veteran to lead research into the technology.<p>The company wants to ease congestion on roads by operating fleets of airborne taxis, which would let commuters hop across cities.<p>It has now hired Mark …

Commuting

Kickstarter acquires video-streaming community platform Huzza, opens first office outside the U.S.

Kickstarter has made a rare foray into acquisition land today with the news that it has snapped up Vancouver-based video-streaming startup Huzza. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>Founded in 2015, Huzza helps bands and musicians connect with their fans using live video. Through the platform, …

Snapchat Reportedly Plans to Raise $4 Billion in 2017 IPO

Snapchat is reportedly prepping a massive IPO.<p>The company behind the popular ephemeral messaging app is looking to raise $4 billion when it goes …

Samsung's smart kitchen puts us one step closer to automated dinner

Samsung will add a line of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled wall ovens, cooktops and range hoods to its growing portfolio of smart large appliances, the Korean company announced today. These appliances, which will be available beginning in November, will also work with the brand's SmartThings Hub, which …

Smart Homes

9 Ways to Profit From Your Passion

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate. -- George Burns</i><p>We’re all passionate about something in our lives. But how can you actually turn a profit off of that passion? Here are nine ways that you can …