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America's Top 7 Startup Accelerators and What Makes Each Unique

No two accelerators is the same. Finding the right one for your company is among your first important decisions.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startup accelerators have been a critical component in the creation of thousands of startups, including such familiar names as …

Startups

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Leveraging Email and Time Analytics to Maximize Efficiency

<b>Understand your inbox</b><p>The average knowledge worker spends 28 percent of their day on email—what about you? How much time is spent reading versus …

Eyeing Specialty Contractors As Microsoft Addresses The Rural Broadband Problem

While some may grumble, there is little question that chips are becoming the new fabric in our increasingly connected lives. From how we communicate, shop, learn, consume content and transact on a multiple number of levels, we have become used to if not reliant upon being connected be it through …

Set-Top Boxes

How To Work Only 40 Hours A Week This Year

If you plan your day well, 40 hours should be enough time to get your job done.<p>It’s no secret that most Americans work more than 40 hours a week, but are those extra hours necessary? “So many people say, ‘I have to do this,’ but they might just be putting those expectations on themselves,” says …

Time Management

Google's ad-tracking just got more intrusive. Here's how to opt out

Google now has the option to combine everything it knows about you from its Gmail, YouTube and other applications - including personally identifiable …

Privacy

Stop Trying to Sound Smart When You’re Writing

When I read a piece of business writing, whether it’s a proposal, a report, or a simple email, I’m turned off by people who have invested more energy trying to <i>sound</i> smart than in trying to <i>be</i> smart. Ideally, I’d like to read communications where I don’t notice the writing at all. The best writing is …

Writing

Why Strategy Execution Unravels—and What to Do About It

75% of organizations struggle to implement strategy. Improve your odds of success with this 7-minute video slide deck. Download a customizable version in Subscriber Exclusives.

Management

9 Australian apps that'll help you make a positive impact on the world every day

Want to save the world? There's an app for that.<p>In Australia alone, there's a bunch apps developed specifically to transform your in-phone behaviour …

14 great books about sports that will change the way you look at the game

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>This truth is one of the reasons so much great literature has been written about the world of sport.<p>We've seen miracles, heartbreaks, …

Books

5 Excellent Video Tutorials to Teach Students about Online Safety

The web provides limitless opportunities for learning, creating, sharing, and exploring the depths of human knowledge. But it is also an unsafe arena …

4 Email Tools That Genuinely Save Me an Hour Per Day

Time is the most precious commodity we all have and can't afford to waste. Here's how to make better use of your time every day.<p>I'm sure you agree that time is the most precious commodity that none of us can afford to waste. In business, as in life, mastering time management is incredibly important.<p>…

Productivity

Google To Bring Responsive Design To Gmail, Inbox Apps For Viewing Emails This Month

Google has announced that it will be updating its Gmail and Inbox by Gmail apps later this month. The new versions of the company’s email apps will …

iOS 10: The best hidden features

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A Mom Is Using Her Children’s Love Of Technology To Get Them To Do Chores

There’s a very good possibility that the first person to advocate “working smarter, not harder” was a parent — because that’s precisely the philosophy this mother lives by when it comes to making sure her children pick up after themselves.<p>In a ploy designed to harness her kids’ dependency on …

Pokémon Go

Talks to watch with kids

Kids

The economists' guide to choosing between Trump and Clinton

More than 90% of voters say the economy is extremely important to them, so we asked three economists to weigh in on what we can expect from either president<p>The parties have spoken and after a brutal campaign season, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are now the official presidential candidates of …

Economics

Chatbooks: Capturing Your Life in a Gorgeous Photo Book

Roughly 15 years ago, I was rummaging through a pile of photo scrapbooks. None were the same size, some had photos sticking out of the top, and they frankly looked unsightly on our family room bookshelf. That’s when I came up with this ahead-of-its-time idea: Someone should start a printing service …

Photobook

13 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

You're gonna have time on your hands. Download these now, and thank me later.<p>//<p>//<p>It's summer, and that means road trips. My wife and daughter and I have at least 12 or 15 hours of driving in front of us this weekend, as we head from the New York City area to New England and back.<p>What keeps us sane …

Alice In Wonderland

6 TED Talks to Share With Your Kids This Summer | Inc.com

I know, I know. It's summer, and kids want to keep the ultimate separation of school and play intact. But since they're going to be on their tablets and phones playing Minecraft or Candy Crush, why not inspire a new addiction? One that might fuel a new interest, spark inspiration or innovation, or …

Kids

2016 Internet Trends Report

The 2016 edition of Mary Meeker's annual Internet Trends report covers today's Internet growth and an in-depth look at the following:<p>• Global Internet users have surpassed 3B; India has supplanted the US as the world’s second-largest Internet market.<p>• Internet user growth remains consistent (led by …

The Ultimate Adult's Guide to Snapchat

Before I begin, apologies are in order. To the 310 million monthly active Snapchat users, many of whom are in their teens and early 20s: Sorry, but …

Social Media

Machine Learning Is Redefining The Enterprise In 2016

<b>Bottom line:</b> Machine learning is providing the needed algorithms, applications, and frameworks to bring greater predictive accuracy and value to enterprises’ data, leading to diverse company-wide strategies succeeding faster and more profitably than before.<p><b>Industries Where Machine Learning Is</b> …

Machine Learning

How To Tell Great Stories During Presentations

By now, most of us have heard how crucial storytelling is to a presentation. But it's not always the easiest thing to do: Which story do you choose to illustrate your message, and what parts do you leave out? What's the best way to deliver the story once you've chosen it? I've provided an easy …

8 Bad Habits That Destroy Your Creativity | Inc.com

If you think some people are born creative and you're not one of them, think again.<p>What makes some people more creative than others is that they nurture their creativity. In fact, experts say that creativity is primarily a learned skill. And like any other skill you want to learn, it requires that …

Creativity

The essential Marc Andreessen summer reading list

It’s a well-known fact that Marc Andreeseen grew up in a small town where access to information was limited. The Netscape founder famously learned to program from a library book, and he’s still quite the prolific reader of books, if his Twitter feed is any indication.<p>Over the last two years, …

Books

12 essential natural sunscreens

We like our sunscreens loaded with minerals—like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide—not chemicals.<p>But according to the Environmental Working Group’s …

The Forrest Gump of the Internet

Ev Williams became a billionaire by helping to create the free and open web. Now, he’s betting against it.<p>To a certain kind of nerd, Ev Williams is the Forrest Gump of internet media. Williams helped write the software that made us call blogs <i>blogs</i>. He founded a podcast company years before most …

Social Media