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Zulily, The Flash Sales Site For Moms, Files For $100M IPO

Zulily, a private-sale shopping site targeted at busy moms and their kids, has filed its S-1, aiming to raise as much as $100 million in an IPO (this is a placeholder amount and could change).<p>In its last funding round a year ago, the company was valued at $1 billion. Zulily was co-founded by …

Budding Wall Street tycoons can win real money in monthly virtual stock portfolio challenge

Think you’ve got what it takes to create a killer stock portfolio? If so, you could win $100,000.<p>Investment platform Kapitall announced today it’s launching a monthly challenge called the Market Masters Tournament. During these competitions, players build stock portfolios using virtual currency. …

Rooftop Farming Is Getting Off The Ground

From vacant lots to vertical "pinkhouses," urban farmers are scouring cities for spaces to grow food. But their options vary widely from place to place.<p>While farmers in post-industrial cities like Detroit and Cleveland are claiming unused land for cultivation, in New York and Chicago, land comes at …

24 Techniques to Market a Product on a Tight Budget

Learning how to market a product on a tight budget is not as difficult as you think. It requires that you learn how to combine <i>content marketing</i> with</i> …

6 Leadership Attributes for Leading Companies to Sustainability

Changing Tack, the final report of the Regeneration Roadmap, a joint project by GlobeScan and SustainAbility, has just launched last week. It focuses …

The emergence of a new generation of business innovators

We face tough environmental and social challenges but a new generation of business entrepreneurs is tackling these head-on<p>When you look at the environmental and social challenges we face, it's often tough to stay optimistic. The worst predictions of climate science are coming true. Resource …

Sustainability

Business Trends 2013: The Role of ESG in the Future of the Responsible Enterprise

<i>By Dinah Koehler</i> <b>and</b> <i>Chris Park</i><p><i>Part I of the Business Trends series</i><p>Earlier this year, Deloitte published its inaugural Business Trends 2013 report, a …

CSR

Introducing “$20 Million & Change” and Patagonia Works – A Holding Company for the Environment

<i>Update: In 2013, we launched $20 Million & Change, an internal investment fund to help like-minded, responsible start-up companies that use business</i> …

Shine Security Is Reinventing The Antivirus Company For The Age Of Zero-Day Attacks

Launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, Shine Security is reinventing the idea of what it means to be an antivirus company in an age of cyber-warfare and zero-day attacks. The company’s technology was built by white hat, ethical hackers, and works in real time, performing behavioral …

Gigaom | Outbrain plans IPO valued at $1 billion for 2014, hires first CFO

Advertisement<p>Outbrain, a startup that helps publishers like CNN and USA Today serve stories and ads to readers, will reportedly seek $200-$300 …

Amidst IPO Rumors, Outbrain Hires Its First CFO, Jeff Davison

Content discovery service Outbrain is announcing that it has hired Jeff Davison as its chief financial officer.<p>The news comes about a day after multiple reports from Israel (where Outbrain has offices and its technical team, although it’s headquartered in New York) stating that the company is …

Swype co-founder reinvents tablet typing with Dryft

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Dryft<p>Anyone who has spent significant time typing on a tablet knows that despite its larger size, there’s still a …

Free-to-play EndWar Online revealed

Ubisoft today announced Tom Clancy's EndWar Online, a free-to-play browser-based game for PC and Mac. In development at Ubisoft Shanghai--the same team behind 2008's Tom Clancy's EndWar for consoles--the game is described as a "tactical and strategic MMO."<p>EndWar Online will feature real-time …

Tom Clancy

Handshake Is A Personal Data Marketplace Where Users Get Paid To Sell Their Own Data

They don’t go around shouting about it but most Internet companies make money off user data — either by selling the specifics of individuals’ digital activity to interested companies, or by bundling up multiple users’ data into quasi-anonymised business intelligence and flogging that ‘insight’ on …

Why Everyone Will Have to Become an Entrepreneur (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It used to be that entrepreneurs were the renegade cowboys out in Silicon Valley. Nowadays, you have to be an entrepreneur just to get and hold a job.<p>Consultants and freelancers are cheaper than full-time staffers with benefits, software …

5 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A decade ago, I helped found a business dedicated to helping entrepreneurs bring their business ideas to fruition. I've mentored and coached hundreds of entrepreneurs since. Many of my students have licensed their ideas to powerful …

The Power of Mornings: Why Successful Entrepreneurs Get up Early

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When running a business, it may seem like there are never enough hours in the day. Tapping into the power of mornings, a time of day when there are less demands, might be the key to increasing your productivity.<p>For 15 years, Starbucks …

Launching a hardware startup? 3 lessons that will save you

“Starting a venture is hard — actually, if people knew how hard, they wouldn’t do it — but starting a hardware venture is three times as hard,” said angel investor and Txtr CEO Christophe Maire at the second Hardware Berlin event held at The WYE.<p>The audience of founders, engineers and makers …

10 Common Startup Ideas That Haven't Broken Through... Yet

Just because you have a great idea doesn’t mean your startup will succeed, and there’s a simple reason for this: concepts don’t make companies.<p>Startups depend on everything from the capabilities of their founders to the depth of their pockets. But, just because an idea hasn’t taken off doesn’t mean …

Five merchandising experiences challenging the status quo

Thanks to smartphones, Amazon is softly killing retail shopping and is better at it than Google

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>The smartphone revolution has proved to be quite a disruptor. While it has opened new opportuities for many new startups, it …

Five Things You Need to Know About Doing a Retail Pop-Up

To pop-up or not to pop-up? Pop-ups can be a great way to expose your brand to new markets, meet your online customers face-to-face, and create …

eCommerce

Mobile Payment At U.S. Starbucks Locations Crosses 10% As More Stores Get Wireless Charging

Starbucks is seeing impressive adoption of mobile payments in its U.S.-based store locations, the company revealed during its quarterly earnings conference call last night (via WSJ). Mobile payments crossed the 10 percent mark in the U.S. as a percentage of in-store purchases, indicating efforts …

John Sculley On Steve Jobs, The Full Interview Transcript

It’s long but worth reading because there are some awesome insights into how Jobs does things.<p>It’s also one of the frankest CEO interviews you’ll ever read. Sculley talks openly about Jobs and Apple, admits it was a mistake to hire him to run the company and that he knows little about computers. …

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Why all your apps feel the same

<i>Himanshu Sareen is CEO of Icreon Tech.</i><p>You’ve probably realized deep down inside that while our smartphones are capable of providing amazing experiences, dozens of our most-used apps are beginning to feel like clones of each other.<p>With 100 billion downloads and 1.6 million apps available in the …

Eike Batista, Formerly World's 8th Richest Man, Loses $33 Billion In Just 16 Months

You think losing a $10 bill is bad? Trying losing $33 <i>billion</i>, and with it your ranking among the world's richest men.<p>That’s what’s happened to Brazilian oil tycoon Eike Batista, who last year was quite literally on top of the world. Life was good, he was eighth richest man on the planet, and once …

Omnicom-Publicis £20bn 'merger' faces regulatory hurdles

The advertising giants Omnicom and Publicis are in talks for a mega-merger that would radically reshape the global industry, it has emerged.<p>Experts cautioned, however, that the combination would face major regulatory and structural hurdles, and was unlikely.<p>The pair were reported to be in “late …