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Why Billionaire Investor Reid Hoffman Is Betting Big on Bitcoin

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Reid Hoffman has an expert eye for promising tech startups. The LinkedIn chairman and co-founder's early stakes in Facebook, Airbnb and Dropbox prove he's able to see the next big thing before most of us even know what it is -- and it’s …

What Happens At AngelPad

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ashish Krishna is a co-founder and designer at Mammoth.</i><p>I’m in the car of my co-founder Karan Gupta driving to a brewery in San Francisco. I’m thinking we are all going to get drunk — really drunk. Wishful thinking. It’s past midnight, I’m sober as ever and I’m emailing angels, …

Goldman Just Bought An Encrypted Messaging System That's Going To Be A Bloomberg Killer

Thirteen other institutions, including JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley, were involved in the $66 million purchase, a move that will likely turn heads at Bloomberg, which has largely dominated the market for a financial sector communications tool.<p>Banks have been whining about the cost of …

The world's first custom pancake printer has already made over $320,000 on Kickstarter

Coined "the world's first pancake printer," the PancakeBot allows you to print out pancakes into just about any design you can imagine. The printer comes with user-friendly software that allows users to design their own pancake by tracing any image right on their computer. The machine was created …

Slides: How Startups Are Changing Marketing As We Know It

Presentation by Amrita Chandra. How marketing has changed from being led by big companies with big budgets to innovative strategies and tactics most …

Facebook Finds Strength As A Family, Not An App

F8 started with a family photo. But not of the Zuckerbergs. Of Facebook’s products. “Facebook used to be this one blue app on your phone, and now Facebook is a family of apps” said its CEO as he showed off the user counts of the different family members. Facebook Groups with 700 million. WhatsApp …

ElecFreaks Is Selling (And Giving Away) A DIY VR Drone

A new 3D-printed drone called the ELF VR Nano is available for pre-order on Indiegogo and for download on Thingiverse. That’s right: you can either buy the product and receive pre-printed parts or you can simply print it yourself. It’s one of the purest open source hardware plays I’ve seen in a …

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Silicon Valley VCs Offer A Ticket To A Select Few Latin American Entrepreneurs

Venture capitalist Alex Mendez was born in Argentina. His father was a diplomat, not a rich man, and as his son was graduating from high school, gave him enough money for his first year at Stanford University.<p>He lived in a garage with an Argentinian family and worked to pay the rest of his way, …

With tech startups, Wall Street goes where Silicon Valley leads

The cliquish, insular world of Wall Street is converging with the even more clubby enclave of Silicon Valley venture capitalists.<p>The New York Times recently wrote about how Americans’ retirement funds are increasingly made up of tech startup stocks (paywall) such as Uber and Airbnb. Money managers …

Venture Capital

4 Ways To Design Better Login Screens

Nothing’s more frustrating than a badly designed login screen. Here are some lessons from a login screen done right.<p>The login form doesn’t immediately come to mind as something that needs better design standards. Once you think about it, though, it’s obvious: How many times has a login screen …

Why Y Combinator Funded a Radical Political Party in Argentina

Silicon Valley investors are betting that the ideas that turned Airbnb and Dropbox into megahits can work for social enterprises.<p>“I got my five guys!”<p>It’s a Wednesday morning in mid-February, and Pia Mancini isn’t talking about hamburgers. After countless phone calls, emails, text messages, and …

Bill Gurley predicts 'dead unicorns' in startup-land this year

Bill Gurley, the prominent investor behind Uber and Snapchat, has been sounding the tech bubble alarm for months now. He’s preached about the …

Connected Home Products Need To Shift From Nerds To Normals

While connecting devices in the home to the internet creates all kinds of interesting possibilities, the concept still has a ways to go before it really enters the mainstream — and there are a number of obstacles, according to Quirky CEO Ben Kaufman.<p>“In general there is a belief that the internet …

Clever Table Grows Or Shrinks With Your Needs

Wooden Cloth is a simple wood table that’s designed to grow or shrink with your needs. Designed by Swedish carpentry student Nathalie Dackelid, the ash table uses a twist on traditional table leaves to allow not just one or two alternate sizes, but as many as you need.<p>The underside of the leaves …

Why This Internet Pioneer Believes Bitcoin Has the Power to Break the Cycle of Poverty

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When millionaire Wences Casares speaks of poverty, and he often does, he’s not blowing hot air. He’s speaking from firsthand experience.<p>The Argentina-born serial Silicon Valley startup investor and bitcoin entrepreneur grew up on his …

Architizer

Can’t find your market research data? This startup can help

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Lisa S.<p>That Diet Coke in your hand didn’t invent itself. It’s the result of years of focus groups, …

The secret of great product managers: Balancing the worlds of ‘techie’ and ‘fuzzy’

Microsoft created the “modern” role of product manager 25 years ago, and the job holds an aura of myth even today. Two-and-a-half decades later, the role of product manager is still misunderstood and ill-defined, and the most important qualities in a product manager are often overlooked. As a …

Product Management

The 100 Best, Most Interesting Blogs and Websites of 2015

<b>Update:</b> 2017’s list of the best websites is here!<p>Every year I release a list of the best, most interesting blogs and websites I have encountered in …

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Snapchat Has Raised $485 Million More From 23 Investors, At Valuation Of At Least $10B

Back in the day, we reported that messaging app Snapchat* was raising over $100 million in a round led by Kleiner Perkins. And then the WSJ reported that it was $20 million, which left us wondering why a growth round would be so small in terms of total principle. Well, it turns out it’s …

Pinterest In Focus

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LivingSocial's Coupon is Set to be Punched by Amazon

NEW YORK (The Deal) -- With <b>Amazon.com</b> (AMZN) writing down its investment in LivingSocial to nothing, the future of yet another social media startup …

Ex-Mayor Bloomberg Named to U.N. Climate Change Post

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- As part of a push to generate momentum toward a 2014 Climate Summit, U.N. Secretary Ban Ki-moon named former New York Mayor …

Greenberg: Responding to ADT's Response

<b>This article originally appeared on Feb. 1, 2014, on</b> <i>RealMoney.com's</i> <i>Columnist Conversation.</i><p>SAN DIEGO (TheStreet) -- Last week I wrote a piece …

Japan’s stock market fall by numbers

More Zimbabwe companies paying salaries using mobile money

Monday, February 3, 2014<p>A ‘cash crunch’ in Zimbabwe is forcing more local companies to turn to mobile money to pay workers’ salaries.<p>This is …

Salaries & Wages