Jerry Huang

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YouTube Star Amanda Steele on Internet Fame and the Key to Her Perfect Cat Eye

<b>Don't forget to catch Steele's five-product drugstore makeup routine on our Facebook Live!</b>

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thredUP raises $81M to help more people sell their old clothes

Second-hand marketplace thredUP is announcing a large $81 million round of investor funding led by Goldman Sachs Investment Partners. The new money is aimed at growing the company’s consumer base.<p>ThredUP is one of an increasing number of niche online marketplaces that offer a more curated …

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Twitter expands its self-service ads platform to more than 200 countries

Twitter is bringing its self-service ads platform to more people around the world. The company announced that small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in more than 200 countries and territories can now advertise and reach their target audience on Twitter in 15 languages.<p>And the program has been …

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39 Habits of Extremely Happy People

Happy people are more successful than those who are not. Get a lot happier starting right now.<p>Plain and simple, happy people are more successful people. They also feel less stress, are more fun to be around, are more optimistic, and enjoy their lives more than people who are unhappy. Unfortunately, …

Definitive SEO Tips for E-Commerce Entrepreneurs

The must- knows for entrepreneurs breaking into e-commerce.<p>In early 2015, it's clear where many entrepreneurs are putting their efforts. Ecommerce websites are bringing lucrative returns for many professionals and everyone wants a piece of the action. However, jumping into the crowded landscape of …

4 Disruption Concepts to Help Your Pivot Your Startup

Disruption is how startups thrive and steal market share from legacy companies. Here are 4 disruptive concepts you can adapt to your business.<p>Most entrepreneurs want do something disruptive--to waltz into an industry vertical, shake vigorously, and rise like cream the top.<p>Disruptive innovation, the …

Why I Spent One Week And Thousands Of Dollars To Attend Startup Grind 2015

I am typing this from the second floor of the historic Fox Theater in Redwood City, California, where I’m attending Startup Grind 2015. <i>[Full disclosure: I am an unpaid volunteer co-director of</i> <i>the Hong Kong chapter of Startup Grind</i><i>.]</i> I doubled down on the “unpaid” part by flying to the Bay Area from …

The Billion-Dollar E-commerce Company You Know Nothing About

Zulily has defied the conventional wisdom—marketing to moms, sticking with flash sales, evading Amazon. Can it defy the doubting investors who think it can’t last?<p>On a foggy January morning at Zulily headquarters in Seattle, a menacing little girl wearing a tiara is sitting in a little pink wagon …

The 3 Biggest Benefits of Bootstrapping Your Company

Patience at the startup stage can pay off down the road for entrepreneurs who begin by self-funding their ventures<p>If patience is a virtue, it's one that's often ignored by the startup community. Anxious to create the Next Big Thing, many founders assume that the only way to reach their ambitious …

Enjoying a Nordic Ski Trip in the Canadian Rockies

<i>How does cuddling up beside a crackling fire in a lodge tucked away in the Canadian Rockies after a day of cross-country skiing sound? Nice, right?</i> …

20 Things All Entrepreneurs Should Know About Angel Investors

Angel investors invest in early stage or start-up companies in exchange for an equity ownership interest. Angel investing in start-ups has been accelerating. High-profile success stories like Uber, WhatsApp, and Facebook have spurred angel investors to make multiple bets with the hopes of getting …

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Rabbit Beach May Just Be The Best Beach In The World

You wouldn't be the first person to think this is the best beach in the world. Isola dei Conigli, or "Rabbit Island," is an island waaay out in the Mediterranean Sea. In 2013, its main beach was rated the best in the world by TripAdvisor, whose travelers adore it for its "crystal clear" water, …

2015 Top-Rated RV Parks

<b>Reaching the pinnacle of campground excellence, 137 RV Parks have earned perfect 10/10*/10 ratings</b> from the <i>2015 Good Sam RV Travel & Savings Guide</i>, …

Quaint Fishing Village Reine Will Make You Want To Run Off To Norway Immediately

Have you ever felt the urge to escape it all, run off to Norway and hole up in a converted red fisherman's cottage?<p>No, you have not? Perhaps that's because you haven't seen Reine, the Norwegian fishing village with an estimated population of just about 300. The village is nestled in the Lofoten …

SoundCloud Posted A $29M Loss In 2013 On Revenues Of $14M

SoundCloud, the popular online music and audio sharing platform, is now exceeding 175 million listeners each month and is on track to reach 200 million. But its rapid growth has seen the company’s costs run away from its revenues.<p>According to recent annual filings for 2013, Soundcloud posted …

McDonald's partners with Kobo to give UK kids free e-books

Forget race cars and Disney princesses. Kids in the UK are getting something a little more digital with their McDonald's Happy Meal: an e-book. The golden arches is partnering with Kobo to include a download code for one of Enid Blyton's <i>Secret Seven</i> children's mystery books with every meal …

Google releasing standalone mobile apps for editing docs, spreadsheets and presentations

Google's long had a Drive app for both Android and iOS, but who knows, maybe you just can't handle that many features in one program. If for some reason you're the kind of person who only wants to edit documents and never see another spreadsheet again (not that we blame you), Google just released …

Wearables set for explosive growth, study shows

The wearable technology space might be in its early adopter phase right now, but according to new data from research firm IDC, the mainstream will start getting into the game very soon.<p>By the end of this year, over 19 million wearable devices will ship worldwide, tripling last year's figure, IDC …

The Spotify Effect: Why Every Company Is Now A Data Company

<i>Marius Moscovici is the founder and CEO of Metric Insights.</i><p>After landing a $200 million credit line and acquiring music data platform The Echo Nest, Spotify is widely expected to announce its IPO in coming months. Spotify is a unique spin on the same fundamental formula that generated value for …

iPhone 6 Renderings Based on Leaked Schematics Highlight Larger Displays

Late last month, a set of alleged design drawings was published by Japanese magazine <i>MacFan</i>, showing dimensions for upcoming 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhone models. It's not uncommon for us to see design and case leaks in the months leading up to the new iPhone release.<p>In some cases, as with the iPhone …

Rumor: Apple planning to release iWatch in August-September timeframe

Concept image: Stephen Olmstead<p>You can’t get much sketchier than a Chinese <i>Economic Daily</i> report cited by <i></i><i>DigiTimes</i>, but the former is citing supply chain sources in claiming that Apple plans to release the iWatch in the third quarter of this year, and that the company expects to ship 65M units this …

What Alibaba’s IPO Means For E-Tailing in The US

<i>Julia Q. Zhu is Founder of</i> <i>Observer Solutions</i><i>, a China-focused e-commerce consulting and research firm.</i> <i>You can reach out her via</i> <i>LinkedIn or</i> <i>email.</i><p>Global investors are eagerly awaiting the most talked about Chinese Internet IPO of all time. As one of China’s e-commerce pioneers, Alibaba has dominated …

Open-source video platform Kaltura scores $47M

Kaltura, an open-source video platform, raised an additional $47 million in funding today.<p>The company’s platform is based on open-source software that enables its clients to host, publish, manage, monetize, and analyze video content. Kaltura offers a wide range of video products across several …

Would you trust Silicon Valley to disrupt your child’s education?

Venture capitalists are pouring funding into new technologies for a trillion-dollar industry in the US that could be ripe for disruption: education.<p>Education technology startups attracted $1.25 billion in funding in 2013, according to analysis by CB Insights, and the boom has grown in 2014, with ed …

How 'Flappy Bird' Went From Obscurity to No. 1 App

The developer behind <i>Flappy Bird</i>, a simple but rage-inducing game that recently went viral, says his success was just luck.<p><i>Flappy Bird</i>, which first …

The IPO Class Of 2014: After Twitter, Alibaba On Center Stage

The best thing the IPO class of 2014 has going for it is the IPO class of 2013.<p>Put simply: performance matters. And strong first-day gains followed by continued strength is what keeps investors interested in unproven new market entrants, and this year’s crop of public debuts has had both in …