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Start-ups see a billion-dollar opportunity in used clothing

<b>New Delhi:</b> Brand new is passe. Second hand is in fashion.<p>In the fast-changing world of fashion e-commerce in India, there is a clear divide between …

7 Things Everyone Should Know But Nobody Tells You About Start Ups

Ben Parr is an outgoing journalist, author, venture capitalist and entrepreneur. He is the author of <i>Captivology: The Science of Capturing People's Attention</i>, a book on the science and psychology of attention and how to capture the attention of others.<p>Ben is Co-founder and Managing Partner of …

These Are the 10 Startups Disney Just Tapped to Join Its Storied Accelerator Program

Launched last year, Disney’s Accelerator program is already making dreams come true.<p>The program, run in collaboration with Techstars, offers 10 startups $120,000 each, as well as mentoring from a slew of top executives, including Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger. The 13-week program serves to …

Three Lies About Meaningful Work

In the 1980s, when Steve Jobs was trying to lure John Sculley away from Pepsi to join Apple, he clinched the deal with a single question: "Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life or do you want to come with me and change the world?"<p>Back then, the organization to which people …

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An interview with Jay Brown, CEO and Cofounder of Roc Nation<p>An interview with Omar Johnson<p>Andrew Knott, former CMO at NAB, on delivering real …

How Building Information Modeling Saved One University $10 Million

Mo money, mo problems.<p>In most architectural projects, budgets far exceed projections. The eastern span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge notoriously cost $5 billion more than projected and a new transit hub near the World Trade Center in New York is similarly billions over budget. Those are just two …

10 of the Dumbest Social Media Blunders Ever

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Companies are increasingly turning to social media to expand their Internet presence, promote their brand and engage with consumers. However, while social media is a powerful and effective tool, it can also generate a ton of negative …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Snapchat, WPP, and the Daily Mail just launched an ad agency.</b> The new content marketing agency — called "Truffle Pig" — will test social content and marketing using Snapchat, the Daily Mail, and Elite Daily.<p><b>2. Facebook is about to open up its ad targeting tools to Instagram advertisers.</b> This …

Broadening Business Horizons In A Saturated Market

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>I knew that one day I would share my passion for Italian food with the world. I remember shaping cannoli around the handle of a broomstick with my …

No More Plastic Legos? Company Searches for 'Sustainable' Material

Environment<p>Lego wants kids of the future to continue having fun with its toy building blocks, but not at the expense of the environment. To that end, the Denmark-based Lego Group has announced a plan to find "sustainable" materials to replace the plastic used in its bricks by 2030. The company says …

AP PHOTOS: Graffiti artists tackle Greece's financial crisis

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Graffiti in Athens used to be all about football, politics or teenage crushes — silly enough to be laughed off, rare enough to …

24M: A Breakthrough In Lithium-Ion Battery Technology?

This morning, Cambridge, Mass.-based battery company 24M emerged from stealth mode after four-and-a-half years of improving its technology and lining up investors and strategic partners.<p>24M brings two new things to the table with its semisolid lithium ion battery: the technology itself, which is …

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Could China, the World's Biggest Carbon Emitter, Ever Go Green?

Its cities are cloaked in smog, the water is polluted and the economy is hugely reliant on coal, the dirtiest form of energy. But now, China is …

Britain hits record number of startups as more aspiring entrepreneurs take the plunge

More than 600,000 new businesses are set to launch this year, as the Government's StartUp Britain campaign takes to the road<p>There were 581,000 new companies created last year and 2015 is expected to be another record-breaking year, with more than 600,000 expected to launch.<p>StartUp Britain, a …

Access your own 25,000-sq-ft rooftop "hipster playground" at ODA's new Bushwick apartments

1/11<p>ODA Architecture 10 Montieth Street1<p>Most NYC rooftops afford room for a grill, a few plantings and maybe some yoga, but what about one large …

Snapchat is teaming up with The Daily Mail and WPP to launch a native advertising firm

Snapchat is partnering with British tabloid The Daily Mail and WPP, the world’s largest ad agency, to launch a native advertising firm.<p>The new outfit, named Truffle Pig, was announced today at the Cannes Lions festival. It will first launch in the US and won’t be restricted to working only with …

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4 Marketing Analytics Trends That Are Shifting Power Back To Brands

Since the Internet’s infancy, customers have been gaining power and control over the purchasing process. Armed with unprecedented amounts of information and enabled with new digital technologies, they’ve experienced a giddy generation of greater control. For marketers, this changed everything. …

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10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. The European Commission is ordering Google to make some big changes to the way it displays search results.</b> A charge sheet was sent to the search giant in April.<p><b>2. Apple could be developing an iPhone with no physical home button.</b> It could instead read fingerprints and presses made on the</b> …

5 Ways to Avoid the Small-Business Curse

Knowing how to avoid some of these mistakes will help your business grow.<p>According to the SBA, 30% of new business fail during the first two years, and 50% during the first five. For those who are considering launching a business, some of these facts may be daunting, but there are ways to be on the …

8 Ways Financial Technology Will Evolve in 2016

Whenever inefficiencies pop up in the financial world, you can bet some entrepreneur is working on a solution to cut it down.<p>Financial technology, or FinTech, is changing how money changes hands. From offering solutions that may eventually create a global currency to establishing efficient payment …

Virtual reality, augmented reality theme park being built in China

Virtual reality and augmented reality will one day change the very concept of a theme park and attractions, according to Tony Christopher, CEO and …

Here's how these startups hope to topple Oracle

The thing that these challengers have in common is that they're released as open source software, meaning that developers all over the world have helped develop them.<p>For instance, Cassandra started at Facebook, but eventually made its way to open source, where the Apache Software Foundation took …

TechCrunch Is Hitting Austin And Seattle Next Week

The time is now.<p>Well, technically the time is next week, but it is getting <i>really close</i> to game time. TechCrunch is bringing its world-renowned TC Meetup + Pitch-Off to Austin on June 23 and Seattle on June 25, and we want to see you there!<p>We’ll be joined by some amazing judges for the Pitch-Off, …

How to build a happy and productive remote team

It’s no secret that it’s hard to find top technical talent in Silicon Valley. The problem has been exacerbated as more and more founders have bought into the belief that they need to build an in-house team.<p>Another issue is that the rising cost of living makes it almost impossible for growth-stage …

What is Snapchat? CEO Evan Spiegel explains it all for parents

‘Pictures are being used for talking,’ says social app’s boss, as he tries to help people understand why children are taking ‘a zillion photos’<p>What is Snapchat? A question asked by a growing number of parents over the past couple of years, as they noticed their children flocking to the social app. …