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Home.me turns your 2D floorplan drawings into 3D renderings

It’s easy enough to draw a basic floorplan of your home, but turning that floorplan into 3D rendering typically falls into the realm of professional designers. With home.me,TechCrunch Berlin Hackathon hackers Charles Wong and Aravind Kandiah, who are both students at the Singapore University of …

When The Sharing Economy Brings Unexpected Experiences

Thanks to the fast-growing sharing economy, anyone can make money renting out his home or car — or by becoming a personal chef.<p>Just ask <i>Time</i> magazine columnist Joel Stein. He decided to give the sharing economy a try, then wrote about his experience. The explosion of new social apps and services …

Hilton Worldwide

How to Start a Subscription Box Service (Infographic)

Birchbox. BroBox. BarkBox. Dollar Shave Club. Ipsy. By now you’ve probably heard about successful curated subscription box-based startups like these. The product sampling and subscription business model they’re built on is arguably the hottest trend in ecommerce right now, delivering recurring …

10 Ridiculous Beliefs That Are Killing Your Success

<b>You have big dreams!</b><p>But there are too many obstacles in your path, aren’t there?<p>You aren’t as ‘<i>lucky</i>‘ as those who have made it big.<p><i>Do you really</i> …

Facebook: The next home of The New York Times?

Facebook is reportedly working with prominent news sources to host their content on its pages and share in the advertising revenue.<p>The world's largest social network is already a source for all kinds of user-generated content, but it might soon become a hot spot for professional news …

The Present Moment: 10 Ways To Be Happy Right Now

I am reading a fascinating novel right now about a women who has lost her long-term memory.She wakes up every day next to her husband — a man she …

Memory Loss

Seedcom.vn is a new fund that hints at Vietnam’s maturing startup market

Except for a few companies like Xiaomi that crave and leverage media attention, Asia is generally quite media shy. It’s a symptom of multiple factors …

Penetrating Your Online Target Market

You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Many young entrepreneurs are at the forefront when it comes to digital marketing and can be very creative in using unconventional or new ways to market their business. There are a multitude of free tools …

Facebook Introduces Free Friend-To-Friend Payments Through Messages

When you chat with friends about settling debts or splitting the bill, Facebook doesn’t want you to have to open another app like PayPal or Venmo to send them money. So today it unveiled a new payments feature for Facebook Messenger that lets you connect your Visa or Mastercard debit card and tap a …

Meerkat? What's that? What you need to know about the video streaming app

If you're on Twitter, it's been hard to avoid hearing about Meerkat, the video-sharing app that's blowing up the social network — but the hashtags and excited tweets might not have told you what this thing actually is. Here's what you need to know about Meerkat, and why everybody's talking about it.<p>…

For fast-growing chat apps like Waterloo’s Kik, child exploitation a pervasive threat

Police trying to crack down on child pornography are scrambling to confront a new challenge: messaging services such as Kik and Snapchat that are popular among teenagers and have become a target for predators.<p>Waterloo, Ont.-based Kik Messenger, launched four years ago and has already attracted 200 …

5 Steps To Find Leads For Your Business

Every book on sales management will teach you what is called the ‘sales funnel’. This is basically the list of stages a prospect is made to go …

Marketing

'Fail fast, fail often' may be the stupidest business mantra of all time

Who in his or her right mind would build a philosophy around failure? Let's be real: there are few certainties in business. But I'm pretty sure that if you become too proficient at failure, you're going to go bankrupt.<p>'Fail fast, fail often' is cited by many startups and innovators as both the …

11 Excellent Free Online Courses for Entrepreneurs

In his recent Reddit AMA, visionary and serial entrepreneur Elon Musk wrote: “It is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree—make sure …

Entrepreneurship

9 Ways to Doom Your Data Analytics Efforts

Data Analytics<p>Page 2 of 2<p>Slice and dice to your heart's content, and you can probably come up with an average or mean to describe anything. But what …

Analytics

Why Your Startup Doesn't Need a Business Plan

Don't slow your business down by imposing too many restrictions in the early stages.<p>Despite the prevailing wisdom, I simply do not believe that business plans do much to help startup entrepreneurs. In my experience, they merely serve as a way to show outsiders that you're serious about your …

Small Business

Fear of Failure And Lack Of Speed In A Large Corporation

I just spent a day working with Bob, the Chief Innovation Officer of a very smart large company I’ll call Acme Widgets.<p>Bob summarized Acme’s impediments to innovation. “At our company we have a culture that fears failure. A failed project is considered a negative to a corporate career. As a result, …

Innovation

5 Worst Pieces of Advice That New Entrepreneurs Receive

Entrepreneurial advice is easy to come by, but it's not always sound.<p>Every entrepreneur or hopeful entrepreneur will know that people love to give advice when it comes to opening your own business. Some people have success stories they want to share or failure stories that they feel they need to …

Entrepreneurship

Introducing Lean Planning: How to Plan Less and Grow Faster

<i>This article is part of our “Business Planning Guide”—a curated list of our articles that will help you with the planning process!</i><p>Today, I want to …

The dirty secret others don’t want you to know about failure

Keep avoiding failure, I dare you. How's that working out? The fact is, failures are the secret and most powerful ingredient to success.<p>You may be asking yourself: "Really?" No one loves to fail but those who do often come back and win. Does that make you feel annoyed? Frustrated? Well it …

Entrepreneurship

A Dongle For Detecting HIV And Syphilis

Rapid, inexpensive, easy to use point-of-care (POC) diagnostic tests are critically important in stemming infectious diseases, particularly in developing countries. Researchers at Dr. Sam Sia’s Columbia University lab have invented a promising device that can detect both HIV and syphilis and have …

Public Health

The First Customers are the Hardest: Top Founders Discuss the Challenges of Getting Initial Traction

Any small business faces an undeniable challenge in the early days. No matter how innovative the product or service is, customers can’t buy it unless they know about it. For a new business with limited resources, shouting from the rooftops may be the only affordable way to reach the mass consumer …

Business Strategy

Raspberry Pi 2 Quad Core Hands On And Unboxing (video)

If you are interested in learning more about the new Raspberry Pi 2 that launched today, a new hands on and unboxing video has been released by …