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A Secular Shift To Online Food Ordering

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Eric Kim is co-founder and CEO of RushOrder, an L.A.-based mobile food ordering startup.</i><p>To say that recent capital inflows in the food-ordering space have been growing rapidly wouldn’t be doing the current funding environment justice. In fact, it might even be considered a gross …

Startups

Silicon Valley: Anything is possible in the Disneyland of startups

Talk is cheap. Many people have great ideas for startups, but it's those who follow through from idea to market who distinguish themselves from the wantrapreneurs.<p>We knew that planning a group trip from Ottawa to Silicon Valley was no different in terms of the type execution needed. It took us …

Startups

5 Weekend Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful entrepreneurs know that good habits don’t start on Monday and end on Friday. Entrepreneurs expect to work longer hours than anyone else, but they also know that they have to fuel that success.<p>While researching to compare my …

Time Management

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

How e-commerce is finally disrupting the $600 billion-a-year grocery industry

At $600 billion a year in sales, food and beverage is by far the largest retail category in the U.S. by a wide margin. However, it's also the category that has been the least disrupted by e-commerce; less than 1% of food and beverage sales currently occur online, according to BI Intelligence's …

eCommerce

The cost of wind and solar power keeps dropping all over the world

Many people have probably heard that it's getting cheaper to install rooftop solar panels in the US. But that's just part of an even bigger trend. Since 2010, the cost of renewable energy has been plummeting all over the world.<p>David Roberts highlights a new study from the International Renewable …

Renewable Energy

Wanna cheat? Use these apps to make sure you don't get caught

A survey conducted by affairs and dating site Victoria Milan revealed that 45% of people have either cheated — or contemplated cheating — on their partner because the other person pays too much attention to their phone.<p>And that's not the only way that our smartphones goad our unfaithful tendencies. …

Apps

How to Cure Entrepreneurial Brain Freeze

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some entrepreneurs spend months trying to raise more money than they actually need to achieve proof of concept. Many get stuck on the grand vision of their company's future instead of deploying the resources and assets at their disposal. …

Entrepreneurship

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

Tompor: New tax forms to be sent for Obamacare

As we shift into the new year, we're gearing up for an onslaught of new paperwork that is essential for filing your 2014 tax return.<p>One brand-new piece of paper: Form 1095-A, the Health Insurance Marketplace Statement.<p>If you obtained coverage under Obamacare last year, you need Form 1095-A to file …

How To Discover Everything Facebook Knows About You

You can't opt out of ads on Facebook without opting out of Facebook itself. But you can do a lot to control the ads you see.<p>Facebook shows you ads based on what it knows about you and what it thinks you like. It has two ways to figure this out:<p>1. What you tell it directly ( name, age, marital …

Digital Advertising

Why Now Is the Time to Enter the Senior Home Care Industry

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Franchise Players is Entrepreneur’s Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees. If you're a franchisee with advice and tips to share, email</i> <i>ktaylor@entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Jeff Emmer has had his finger on the pulse of the …

Entrepreneurship

8 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2015

Entrepreneur, Executive Coach, Author, Speaker<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My dad always used to tell me that the difference between the “you” now and the “you” 20 years from now will be the places you visit and the people you meet. I would also add baldness and gray …

Entrepreneurship

12 Organizations Entrepreneurs Need to Join

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever since becoming an official entreprenuer, I have been attending entrepreneurial events. I have attended and joined 1000's of different organizations. There are many out there that I personally haven't gotten anything out of.<p>Whether …

Entrepreneurship

Eight CSR Trends to Watch Out For in 2015

<i>Corporate Social Responsibility IS The New Norm.</i><p>From Giving Tuesday to the Ice Bucket Challenge to Climate Week NYC, 2014 brought plenty of opportunities for companies to get creative with their corporate social responsibility initiatives and experiment with new types of engagement. As a whole, the …

The 9 Most Electrifying Energy Stories Of 2014

This is the year renewable energy got interesting.<p>Want more of Co.Exist’s best stories of 2014? Read all of our end-of-the-year round-ups, in all of these categories:<br>• Most-Read Stories<br>• Photos<br>• Infographics<br>• Lists<br>• Videos<br>• Maps<br>• Buildings<br>• Robots<br>• Transportation<br>• Bikes<br>• Food<br>• Collaborative …

After Surviving A Wonga Loan, Marvel Raises $820K To Let You Turn Sketches Into App Prototypes

Back in April, Marvel — the UK startup that lets you turn sketches into app “prototypes” — had just one and a half month’s runway left after burning through the majority of a £60,000 investment from Haatch. At one point, the burgeoning company even took out a Wonga payday-style loan to stay afloat …

Why You Don’t Need To Know How To Code To Start A Tech Company

Not every startup founder has programming skills, but industry experts say it’s wise to have someone on board with technical knowledge.<p>While teaching history for a cash-strapped school in the Bronx, Charles Best often found himself buying basic school supplies for his students with his own money.<p>“I …

Startups

Everything You Need To Know About The Internet Of Things

A few months ago I wrote a post called, A Simple Explanation Of The Internet Of Things where I tried to provide some clarity around what this new connected world means for all of us. In the article I mentioned some of the driving forces behind this.<p>“Broadband Internet is become more widely …

5.5 Million Americans Eye Giving Up U.S. Citizenship, Survey Reveals

73% of Americans abroad are tempted to give up their U.S. passports, reveals a new survey by deVere Group, an independent financial advisory organization. There are an estimated 7.6 million Americans living overseas. At 73%, that’s approximately 5,548,000 Americans weighing handing in U.S. …

This everlasting battery is made from recycled vanadium and ready to plug in

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Imergy<p>After a decade of development, a $100 million in funding, and some twists and turns (including a name change), …

Humble spud poised to launch a world food revolution

Dutch team is pioneering development of crops fed by sea water<p>In a small army field-hut Dr Arjen de Vos shows off his irrigation machine with pride. Pipes lead out to several acres of muddy field, where only a few stragglers from the autumn harvest of potatoes, salads, carrots and onions are left. …

A Fight For The Right To Whiten Your Teeth Reaches The Supreme Court

The procedure typically involves placing disposable strips impregnated with a whitening agent on a client's teeth. The strips are deemed safe by the Food and Drug Administration and regulated as cosmetics. Salons charge as little as a tenth as much for this service as a dentist would. So in 2003 …

FDA

This Device Could Detect Dozens of Cancers With a Single Blood Test

Early detection, we're often told, is the surest way to beat cancer. It's the reason why, year after year, men and women of a certain age dutifully …

Cancer tumours destroyed by berry found in Queensland rainforest

Scientists have managed to destroy cancerous tumours by using an experimental drug derived from the seeds of a fruit found in north Queensland rainforests.<p>The drug, called EBC-46, was produced by extracting a compound from the berry of the blushwood tree, a plant only found in specific areas of the …

Why Every Founder Should Work for Someone Else ASAP

<i>Daria Shualy is Don Draper/product marketer at daPulse.</i><p>All entrepreneurs are serial entrepreneurs. It’s a personality trait, some might even call it a condition. Serial entrepreneurs don’t like to stop. They sell one startup (or more likely shut it down) and shortly after, they’re telling you how …

Does sharing photos of your children on Facebook put them at risk?

Every time you post about your child on social media you are helping to create for them a data-rich, enduring and potentially problematic online profile. Some experts suggest we should exercise more caution<p>• How to share family photos safely<p>There is an unwritten rule that one does not post photos …

Catering Startup Cater2.me Says It Has Served 5M Meals

It’s been more than two years since I last wrote about Cater2.me, a service that connects local food vendors with companies in need of catering. Sounds like the startup has been busy since then — co-founder Zach Yungst told me that it has now served 5 million meals total, and that it’s launching in …

6 Google Analytics tools your company probably isn’t using but should

Google Analytics is a powerful and free service that businesses often use to measure the effectiveness of their online marketing campaigns. The system is genuinely intuitive and offers many services that businesses have used since it first debuted.<p>Many companies use Google Analytics for these more …