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Amazon reveals its 5 top-selling items as it steals half of all online sales on Black Friday

Amazon is dominating Black Friday.<p>The retailer has seized nearly half of all online sales on the shopping holiday so far, according to estimates by GBH Insights.<p>The company said these were the top-selling items on the website so far: the Amazon Echo Dot, the Fire TV Stick with Alexa voice remote, …

Televisions

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has signed on with a quant firm — and it shows where Wall Street is headed

Manoj Narang, founder of quant hedge fund MANA Partners, has launched a trading subsidiary that is developing market-testing products. One of his first clients: Bank of America Merrill Lynch.<p>Narang, who previously founded high-frequency trading firm Tradeworx, quietly launched the subsidiary, MANA …

Markets

Broadcom Takes Page From Drexel Playbook With Qualcomm Offer

Broadcom Ltd. is using a tactic popularized by corporate raiders in the 1980s to convince Qualcomm Inc. and its shareholders that it has the means to …

Deutsche Bank AG

Ron Conway, the 'Godfather of Silicon Valley,' has been sued by his former partner for millions of dollars

Ron Conway, one of the tech industry's most prominent and powerful startup investors, who had early stakes in Twitter, Facebook and Google, has been sued by his former partner over allegations of unpaid money from past investments.<p>Venture capitalist David Lee, who was previously a partner with …

Venture Capital

Saudi Arabia Would Take Oil Prices Back To $100 Again

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) wants oil prices to head back to $100.<p>For obvious reasons: to close the big gap in its social budget, and to pave the way for the successful debut of its Aramco IPO.<p>And there are a couple of ways of achieving this ambitious goal. One of them is to manage traders’ …

Oil
McDonald's

Want the Upper Hand? Think Like a Hotel.

You need to make the customer feel important, valued and part of the company's family.<p>This story appears in the November 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Tom Maoli bought his first Lexus dealership in 2011. It wasn’t easy. Lexus usually doesn’t allow people with no experience in the car …

Customer Service

5 Productivity Hacks Uber's New CEO Wishes He'd Known When He Was Younger | Inc.com

New Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has a big job at hand: Rehabilitate the ride-hailing company's battered image and keep ridership growing at a rate that will support its $68 billion valuation. Here's how Khosrowshahi, who left his job as CEO of Expedia in August to take over Uber, maximizes his …

Productivity

What Is the Secret of Amazon's Huge Success? Jeff Bezos Credits Commitment to These 3 Principles.

The keys to business success lie in the way you think about how you will accomplish your goals.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In 2015, Amazon crossed the $100 billion mark in annual revenues. CEO Jeff Bezos claims that is the fastest any company has ever to done so. …

Business Strategy

The One Strategy That Could More Than Double Your Sales

When you're working toward a massive sale, you can afford to invest time and money in a more personalized approach.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are two basic ways you can increase sales: Close more often or close bigger deals. Most salespeople focus on trying …

High Level

Jeff Bezos used to interview everyone at Amazon — and he looked for a key trait only the strongest candidates have

In the early stages of the building of Amazon, Jeff Bezos used to interview every job candidate himself.<p>Bezos believed each employee played a key role, so the quality of new hires was as crucial to the success of the business as the products it sold. As a result, Bezos was not only obsessed with …

Employment

Why Flipping the Funnel is a Game Changer for Marketing & Sales | Inc.com

Content marketing is one of the best forms of thought leadership. It's a proven long-term marketing strategy to help drive revenue for an organization of any size.<p>For years, B2B marketing teams have used content to help drive leads to fill out a form, download that content, and thus "fill the …

Marketing

Asian travel platform Klook raises $60M with backing from Goldman Sachs

Sometimes, for growth stage startups raising money, when it rains it pours.<p>That’s the case for Klook, a Hong Kong-based travel startup that specializes in helping travelers book trip activities and logistics for when they are overseas.<p>Klook raised $30 million Series B back in March and, despite …

Travel Industry

Use These 4 Copywriting Pillars to Craft Kickass Presentations - Copyblogger

I love presentations. I love going to them and I love giving them.<p>You have a defined amount of time, during which a bunch of people come together to …

Using Your Intellectual Property to Escape the 9-to-5

Here's how to make sure your idea isn't stolen, corrupted or plagiarized by every Tom, Dick and Sally.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're reading this article, then I assume you're sick of the 9-to-5, you've read <i>The 4-Hour Work Week</i>, and you're planning your …

Intellectual Property

Why Arianna Huffington is Wearing the Same Dress Over and Over (And You Should Too) | Inc.com

Yesterday, Arianna Huffington spoke at HR Tech World in Amsterdam wearing the same dress she's worn at other conferences and the same dress she plans to wear later this week at another conference. This is on purpose. "Why do women feel they need to buy a new outfit for every event?"<p>It's a good …

Clothing

AMD's cryptocurrency boost may be nearing its end (AMD)

• <b>Cryptocurrencies have boosted demand for AMD's graphics chips in the past.</b>• <b><br>The company warned that crypto-related demand may be flattening.</b>• <b><br>Some analysts on Wall Street are skeptical the company will be able to compete in the long term.</b><p>AMD has been basking in the meteoric rise of cryptocurrencies …

Cryptocurrency

Selling Products Is Good. Selling Projects Can Be Even Better

In the beginning companies sold products. And then they sold services. In recent years, the fashionable suggestion has been that companies sell experiences and solutions, solving the needs and aspirations of customers.<p>Companies, indeed, do all of these things. But increasingly, what companies sell …

Project Management

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Geopolitical risk, digitized economy changing the way pension funds view investing<p>Pension funds around the globe are being forced to reconsider the …

This One Exercise Has Helped Me Build 2 Multimillion-Dollar Companies in Less Than 24 months

What got you to where you are today will not get you where you want to be.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few years ago, I found myself nearly $1 million in debt. Today, I have two multimillion-dollar companies to my name. I've come a long way, but as I look back I …

Business Strategy

Why Ideo’s Fred Dust Thinks We Must Relearn The Art Of Dialogue

At the Fast Company Innovation Festival, Ideo exec says we can solve problems by designing new ways to talk with each other—rather than at each other.<p>Turn on any cable news program or scroll through Twitter, and it’s painfully clear that we’re often talking at each other, rather than with each …

Design

Bitcoin Mining 'Wastes Vast Amounts of Energy, Harms Environment'

The invention of Bitcoin marks a pivotal moment in the history of finance. Through its decentralized issuing mechanism, mining, Bitcoin was able to …

Bitcoin

LinkedIn plans to teach all its engineers the basics of using AI

LinkedIn is working to train all of its engineers on the basics of implementing artificial intelligence as part of the company’s drive to make its professional social network smarter.<p>“The demand for AI across the company has increased enormously,” Deepak Agarwal, head of artificial intelligence at …

David Einhorn beginning to question his investment strategy

David Einhorn has a problem.<p>After his Greenlight Capital has gotten walloped by the S&P 500 for years, the hedgie told his investors that he may have …

Investing

Automated video creation startup Wibbitz raises $20M

Wibbitz, which uses artificial intelligence to create short videos based on text news stories, has raised $20 million in Series C funding.<p>The money comes from some big names in the media world, with Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (a subsidiary of German media conglomerate Bertelsmann) …

Artificial Intelligence

AI’s promise and risks

Marjory Blumenthal Contributor<p>Marjory Blumenthal is director of the Science, Technology, and Policy Program at the Rand Corporation.<p>Andrew Parasiliti Contributor<p>Andrew Parasiliti is director of the Center for Global Risk and Security at the Rand Corporation.<p>Earlier this year, 116 technology …

Artificial Intelligence

Mia Contacts takes another shot at a smart contacts app with $3M in funding

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> After publication, a reader pointed out on Twitter that mia Contacts will text your contacts on your behalf when tagging a contact. CEO Amit Kumar said on Twitter that this is an attempt to curb abuse. The full original story follows below.<p>The idea of sorting out your contacts, and …

Apps

New Neo4J platform gives developers a set of tools for building enterprise graph applications

Neo4j builds tools for creating graph databases, and today at its GraphConnect conference in New York City, it announced a new platform for developers to build graph-based applications using a common set of services.<p>Emil Eifrem, Neo4j co-founder, says while the concept of graph databases has …

Databases

This $20 security camera is aiming for the Nest Cam’s throne

When the Nest Cam — or the Dropcam, as it was known back then — was first introduced, it was something of a game changer. A security camera that just… worked. Plug it in, get it on WiFi, and you’re set.<p>Nowadays, the Nest Cam stands in a more crowded arena. Logitech, Netgear, Samsung, and most of …

Home Security

Delphi Buys Self-Driving Car Startup NuTonomy for $450 Million

Delphi has acquired self-driving car startup nuTonomy for $450 million as the auto parts supplier races to deploy the technology to its …

Autonomous Cars