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Next-Gen Cybersecurity Firm FireEye Pops After $1 Billion Mandiant Deal

Hacking has become an ever-present threat for companies, governments, and private citizens alike in the 21st century — and that means next generation cyber-security firms are hot commodities. After one such firm, FireEye, announced on Thursday was acquiring a second, Mandiant, investors have been …

Why This Startup Chose The Midwest Over Silicon Valley

A new app on the market claims to helps shoppers shop and spend smarter. Wisely combines the social search functions of sites like Yelp and Foursquare with an easy personal finance tracker, all in one app.<p>Wisely founders Mike Vichich and Tyler Felous met at the global consulting firm Accenture, …

The World's Billionaires Are Flocking To Miami's Insanely Luxurious Porsche Design Tower

The 60-story Porsche Design Tower is no exception, and now it's attracting billionaires at rapid speed.<p>Though it won't be ready for move-in until 2016, 22 billionaires (2% of the world's total) have purchased units there so far, according to the Atlantic Cities. And they're going fast — 80% of the …

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Why Young Entrepreneurs Should Make New Year's Resolutions

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It may sound corny, but making a New Year's Resolution saved my fledgling business.<p>My brother Adam and I were working on our first real business out of school, and we'd hit a point where the business was our lives -- which really meant …

My first experience as a venture capitalist

I often get asked how I ended up becoming a venture capitalist. When people ask me how they can become a VC, I point them to my partner Seth Levine’s excellent blog posts <i>How to become a venture capitalist</i> and <i>How to get a job in venture capital (revisited).</i> But it occurred to me today, after getting …

Get Started Building Your Brand on Twitter

Answer these four questions about your company in order to determine just how you want to brand yourself.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Tweet Naked<i>, online marketing expert and social media agency CEO Scott Levy provides the critical information</i> …

Snapchat confirms leak of 4.6M usernames, doesn’t apologize

Two days after hackers used a publicly known API to download and publish a huge database of Snapchat usernames and phone numbers, Snapchat has finally responded.<p>Granted, the leak happened late New Year’s Eve, and yesterday was a holiday, so Snapchat’s response isn’t as slow as it might otherwise …

Helicopter manufacturer may cut thousands of jobs

As many as 3,300 jobs at AgustaWestland's Yeovil base could be at risk after the British-Italian helicopter company said that a bribery scandal may force it to cut staff.<p>The move follows the news this week that India had terminated a £466m helicopter order following claims that the firm paid …

Shingles increase risk of stroke and heart attack

Suffering from shingles – especially when under the age of 40 – increases the risk of suffering a stroke or heart attack in later life<p>Patients who suffer from shingles are more likely to have a stroke or heart attack in later life, according to new research.<p>A study of almost 320,000 people has …

Video: Does being cold make you sick?

Being cold can’t give you a cold … or can it?<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the …

Why Strange Lights Sometimes Precede Earthquakes

The science behind pre-earthquake lights.<p>For centuries people have observed strange phenomena before large earthquakes, such as light emanating from ridges and mountaintops. These reports were once dismissed by many scientists, in part because they are often entangled in unscientific theories. For …

Gorgeous glass sculptures let you see into the world's most deadly viruses

Viruses are usually depicted as ugly, scary, almost weapon-like blobs just waiting to meddle inside of your body, but Luke Jerram sees them as something different. There isn't really a color to viruses after all — they're smaller than the wavelength of visible light — and as mere smears when viewed …