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The Invention Of Alphabet Is The Ultimate Larry Page Move

Once you get your head around it, Google’s mind-bender of an announcement makes perfect sense.<p>When a coworker shared the news that Google was creating a new holding company called Alphabet and splitting off all its non-core activities from the Google brand, I reacted in the only rational way: I …

3 Communication Lessons Businesses Can Learn From Donald Trump

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone knows who Donald Trump is. Pundits love to talk about him, his name comes up in conversations with co-workers and his ornate properties are popular tourist attractions. But how, exactly, has he managed to slingshot himself to the …

For high-risk start-ups like Uber, big ambitions don't make losses any less unsettling

Startup-land can sometimes feel like a sizzle reel of vanity metrics, success theater and breathless hype. Young companies raise giant piles of venture money to hire and expand like crazy; they buy as much traffic, or as many customers, or as much of whatever they need, to create the appearance of …

Startups

Three India-born CEOs now lead companies with combined revenue exceeding the GDP of most countries

India-born CEOs now run two of the world’s most valuable brands and three of the biggest names in the global technology sector.<p>On Aug. 10, Sundar Pichai got the ultimate promotion at Google, where the Chennai-born, Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur graduate has been named CEO. With Google …

CEOs

OPEC's oil production spiked to a 3-year high in July

On Tuesday, the group's monthly oil market report showed that it pumped the most oil in three years last month, citing secondary sources. Member countries pumped an average of 31.5 million barrels per day in July.<p>The increase was boosted by output from Iraq, Angola, Saudi Arabia, and Iran, the …

Oil

The case for startups to make radical transparency the top priority

Last summer, Matthew Bellows was handed a startup’s PR dream: A sit-down with the New York Times. But he didn’t talk about how his company Yesware, the sales productivity software maker, had quickly attracted thousands of enterprise users. He touted not a single product feature. Instead, Bellows …

Leadership

U.S. stocks, oil prices sink after China devalues yuan

A move by China's government to devalue its currency set off a sharp sell-off in global financial markets Tuesday as investors worried about the health of the world's second-largest economy.<p>China's government said the move to weaken the yuan was a result of reforms intended to make its exchange …

Stock Markets

Global stocks sinks as Chinese currency weakens further

NEW YORK (AP) — A second day of declines in China's currency is sending global stocks lower as traders worry about weakness in the world's …

Stock Markets

OPEC signals oil supply from rivals proving resilient to low prices

LONDON (Reuters) - OPEC on Tuesday raised its forecast of oil supplies from non-member countries in 2015, a sign that crude’s price collapse is taking longer than expected to hit U.S. shale drillers and other competing sources.<p>The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) logo is …

Oil

Humility: The Missing Ingredient to Your Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the last 20 years, a new breed of celebrity-status entrepreneurs has come to the fore. Names like Mark Cuban, Arianna Huffington, Gary Vaynerchuk and especially Steve Jobs have all built a reputation for their brash and authoritative …

4 Branding Lessons From Media Superpower Felicia Day

Accepting what makes you different is a central theme in Day's new memoir, <i>You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)</i>, which hit bookshelves today. In the book, she dishes on her childhood and career and the challenges that come with starting up an entertainment brand in a male-dominated …

Profit

Google to restructure into new holding company called Alphabet

Google is dead. Long live Alphabet.<p>Meet Sundar Pichai: the man who will replace Larry Page as CEO of Google<p>Read more<p>The tech company announced on Monday that it would rebrand itself as Alphabet – a new holding company whose largest wholly owned subsidiary will be Google.<p>In a surprise blogpost made …

Google Fiber

The One Skill That's More Important Than Selling for a Startup Founder

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is an often-heard adage in the investment world that, when placing capital into a startup, you're investing in the founder(s) much more than the idea. The reason such a blanket statement exists is because it's absolutely true -- a …

The Rise, Evolution And Future Of Branded Mobile Application Marketing In MENA

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Entrepreneur Fadi Sabbagha, an interactive communication specialist with over 18 years of experience in online industry and digital media, …

Is Your Mindset Affecting Your Business?

If I told you that the last couple of months had been easy-breezy, I'd be lying to you. I've had so much inner turmoil within my soul and brain that I have had to pull back and work on the most important thing in my business -- me.<p>It all started with a groin injury in April. I went out for a run …

8 of our favorite startups from 500 Startups’ 13th batch

Check off another demo day by startup accelerator 500 Startups.<p>At the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., 42 startups — a mixture of early-stage and post-seed level — made their pitch in front of a room filled with investors. VentureBeat attended the event, and here’s our list of …

Startups