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5 Things All Successful Entrepreneurs Do (and 3 They Never Do)

How many of these traits do you have? And how many should you shed?<p>We all look for an edge in our business building and examining the past behaviors of other successful entrepreneurs is a great way to set your own do's & don'ts. Sure you can read about Mark Cuban or Richard Branson. But, you need …

Self-improvement

12 Tools to Prototype an App for Entrepreneurs

Did you know that prototyping an app can help you not only turn your idea into tangible mockups, but even save you money?<p>Prototyping an app gives you many more benefits like:<p># Share your concept with friends, co-founders or even investors<p># Save money by showing a remote software development team a …

Entrepreneurship

Qualcomm's deep learning SDK will mean more AI on your smartphone

Deep learning used to only be in the cloud — now it's coming to devices<p>The benefits of machine learning continue to trickle down to smartphones and gadgets, and chipmaker Qualcomm wants to help speed up the process. The company is launching a new software development kit for its "machine …

Machine Learning

5 Brilliant Business Ideas to Inspire Your Next Company

Want to start a new venture, but don't know what's most ripe for disruption? Check out these fast-growing industries to help come up with your next company.<p>As an entrepreneur, there are seemingly endless business possibilities when you're trying to build the next big startup. You can always open up …

San Francisco

Thirteen Companies That Use Deep Learning To Produce Actionable Results

Our means for gathering data have largely outstripped our tools for analyzing that data. The result is a mountain of unstructured and largely inaccessible information gathered from social media, app permissions, website cookies and hardware and software service agreements. There’s gold in that …

Machine Learning

You Have a Great Business Idea? Hold On. Ask These 15 Questions First | Inc.com

How do you know if you've got a great business idea?<p>Before you proceed with your venture, it's a great idea to do some market research and assess the potential for success.<p>Here are 15 questions to ask before you waste time, money and blab about how great it is going to be to all your friends.<p>1. Do …

Small Business

The Next Big Thing In Phones May Not Be A Phone

Nearly a decade after the iPhone broke the mold for mobile phones, the question being asked is whether the evolution of the smartphone has finally …

'Shark Tank' Star Robert Herjavec's Top 5 Small-Business Marketing Tips

Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When Robert Herjavec wanted to start his own company, people discouraged him. They said he couldn’t do it. He had zero experience, he didn’t have a business degree and he knew nothing about running a business.<p>The …

Small Business

No, The 9.7 iPad Pro Won't Replace A Windows Laptop

Apple is now pushing the iPad as the “ultimate” PC replacement. Nice try.<p>Phil Schiller said this past week when Apple rolled out the 9.7-inch iPad Pro at an event in Cupertino that “You may not know this, but the majority of people who come to an iPad Pro are coming from a Windows PC,” he said, …

IPad Pro

The role of machine learning in data science and analytics

Machine learning has crossed from the lab to the business world. Machine learning provides insights that help to create more intelligent data-driven …

Machine Learning

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How to start a business with almost no money

You're willing to take some risks, like leaving your current job or going without personal revenue for a while.<p>But there's one logistical hurdle stopping you: You don't have much money.<p><b>Related: 7 Myths About Starting a Business That I Used to Believe</b><p>On the surface, this seems like a major problem, …

Small Business

10 Wildly Successful People on How They View Failure

Whether you’re an author, an entrepreneur or a musician, the road to success is often paved with rejection and failure. The difference between those …

Motivation

Google Provides A Glimpse Into The Future Of Cloud Computing

Google hosted over 2,000 people in San Francisco this week at the much anticipated Google NEXT conference. One of Google’s goals for this conference was to show how serious the company is in winning over enterprise customers. It spent a large amount of time in the Day Two keynote talking about the …

Machine Learning

Learn How To Code For Free Using These Top 10 Coding Lesson Sites

In the past half a decade or so there has been a lot of concerted effort to make learning how to code a mainstream thing in the society. From boot …

How World War II Sparked The Scandinavian Design Craze

If not for the war, the notion of “Scandinavian” design may never have left Northern Europe.<p>Who gave the world Scandinavian design? Arne Jacobsen, Eero Arnio, Alvar Aalto, or Ingvar Kamprad? Okay, sure. But another larger force played a major role in establishing Scandinavian design as well: World …

World War II

Vizio sets sights on Sonos with new lineup of Google Cast speakers

Alongside the brand new P-Series announced today, Vizio also revealed that it's releasing a lineup of speakers and soundbars later this year. Just like the TVs, the new audio gear is based on Google Cast, with sleek designs that make it evident Vizio is going after Sonos' grip on the multi-room …

Gear & Gadgets

Vizio's new P-Series reinvents the 'smart' TV with Google Cast — and nothing else

It comes with an Android tablet for a remote. What more do you want?<p>Vizio wants to blow up everything you've come to expect from a "smart" TV. In 2014, the introduction of the P-Series marked the company's entrance into 4K. Fast forward to today, and Vizio sells some of the most affordable 4K TVs …

Televisions

How Vizio and Google radically reinvented the TV

Remote, Controlled<p>How Vizio and Google radically reinvented the TV<p>By Nilay Patel | Photography by Paul Barshon<p><b>Matt McRae is fired up</b> about remote controls. Or, more specifically, about getting rid of them.<p>McRae is the chief technology officer of Vizio, a company that sells more TVs — and with them, …

Televisions

Sonar Lets You Control Your Smartphone Without Even Touching It

Smartwatch screen too small? Tap on your arm instead, with FingerIO, a sonar-based app inspired by research on sleep apnea.<p>Sleep apnea and smartphone interfaces don’t immediately sound related but as Shyam Gollakota, a computer science professor at the University of Washington, and his fellow …

University of Washington

4 Hard Questions to Ask About Your Company’s Purpose

jennifer maravillas FOR HBR<p>In the early 1930s, cars in Europe were still a luxury for the rich. But in 1933 Dr. Ferdinand Porsche launched the People’s Car: Volkswagen. Its purpose was to enhance people’s lives through great engineering that offered everyone an accessible, high-quality car. The …

West Africa

Google launches new machine learning platform

Google today announced a new machine learning platform for developers at its NEXT Google Cloud Platform user conference in San Francisco. As Google chairman Eric Schmidt stressed during today’s keynote, Google believes machine learning is “what’s next.” With this new platform, Google will make it …

Machine Learning

Are these chargers the solution to terrible smartphone batteries?

We're in the middle of an energy crisis. It's not about oil or something that can be solved with a breakthrough in renewable energy. The problem is our smartphone batteries can barely eek out enough juice to get us through the day.<p>A San Francisco startup called Doblet wants to fix that with a …

San Francisco