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The 33 Directories Every Start-Up Should Be Registered On

<i>David Arnoux is Head of Growth at Twoodo building the future of teamwork. He’s also a Growth Evangelist at Growth Tribe. Follow him on Twitter or G+. This post first appeared on the Twoodo blog.</i><p>If you subscribe to the notion, “build it and they will come” then you can stop reading here. If, …

Mobile Payments: Looking for Signs of Life

The arrival of Apple Pay has been a positive sign for NFC (near-field communication) mobile payments. Nevertheless, many in the industry have still chosen to remain on the sidelines, waiting to see whether the time for NFC has finally arrived. Over the coming months, we will inevitably see many …

50 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs

For entrepreneurs, time is especially precious. Every wasted minute is a lost opportunity for networking, growing the business, and of course making money.<p>There are many websites out there that can help entrepreneurs grow a bigger, better business--but there are many more time-suck websites. How …

Entrepreneurship

There are now at least 25 billion-dollar mobile internet companies

Some are virtually household names, like Uber and Dropbox, Snapchat and WhatsApp. Others you may never have heard of, like GungHo and Airwatch and RocketFuel.<p>But all of them have two things in common: a minimum billion-dollar value and unprecedented speed.<p>“Mobile Internet first mover advantage is …

Will Apple's New Payment System Be Able To Kill PayPal?

<i>Answer by Mira Zaslove, gave this a try @ Pay By Touch, on Quora,</i><p>It will be big, though it probably won’t immediately hurt PayPal or other payment methods.<p>I worked at Pay By Touch (PBT), a biometric payments company, that tried to do something like this a decade ago. I was in the field, and …

The Key Innovation Question: What Business Are You Really In?

An inability to be crystal clear about what business you're in will create a lot of wasted effort. Here's how to avoid an identity crisis.<p>The year is 1910. It's the age of the transatlantic steamer--big, fast, beautiful ships carrying the rock stars of the day, the Astors and the Morgans, across …

Emerging Technology

Everything you need to know about NFC and mobile payments

One day, we'll all be paying for things with our phones, and NFC is the ticket to that future.<p>Sharon Profis

Mobile Payments

Infographic: Mobile Industry Leaders Provide a Glimpse of Our Future

When the world’s mobile industry gathered at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, their behaviour gave us an insight into how we might be using our devices in the future.<p>Learn about wi-fi was used and data was consumed at Mobile World Congress (MWC). Take a look at this infographic that …

Mobile

When fridges attack: the new ethics of the Internet of Things

The following post is an edited version of the presidential lecture of the Mathematical Sciences Section of the British Science Association, given by Peter McOwan at the 2014 British Science Festival<p>Around 1914 the first practical domestic refrigerator was invented. Early in 2014, just one hundred …

How Startup Valuation Works – Measuring a Company’s Potential

How would you measure the value of a company? Especially, a company that you started a month ago – how do you determine startup valuation? That is …

12 Things to Know About Raising Money From Angel Investors

When you need funding, angel investors can seem like a godsend. However, raising money from angels isn’t as easy, or as simple, as it might seem.<p>To learn more, I asked 12 successful founders from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following question:<p>I’m thinking of raising money from angels. What …

The 5 Essential Traits To Achieve Entrepreneurial Excellence

Our five Essential Traits for Entrepreneurial Excellence are: Work Hard, Work Smart, Stay Humble, Serve Others, and Stay Hungry!<p>We have featured the entrepreneurial wisdom of MJ Gottlieb in several columns. His business partner Gary O’Neil recently shared some advice on how we can all up our game …

How to Start a Tech Company Without a Techie Co-founder (or Any Money)

Have an idea for a tech company, but no tech experience and no cash? No problem--here's a step-by-step guide to get you started.<p>It seems impossible at first. When we have a great tech idea, most of us who are not developers never pursue our vision because we don't have a co-founder with a technical …

Business Strategy

Consumer Technology news, analysis, how-to, opinion and video.

Are you sitting down? Probably. The results of anonymous, aggregated, global Fitbit user data reveals that the U.S. needs to seriously step up its …

Why the Internet of Things Could Be the Next Biggest Thing in Retail

In an article last September, "The Catastrophic Social Media Content Marketing Mistake Marketers Are Making," I made reference to the fact that I am not one prone to rely on hyperbole. Many writers, be they talking about the latest in marketing or advertising or the next great superstar in (insert …