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Community Groups Were Duped Into Joining the Telecom Industry's Anti-Net-Neutrality Coalition

What do an environmental group in Ohio, a small military radio program, and a network of rural hospitals in Texas all have in common? They apparently got bamboozled into helping kill net neutrality.<p><i>Activists protest Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to gut net neutrality in Washington</i> …

Treating Your 'Candy Crush' Addiction

<i>Candy Crush</i> is fun, but there's such thing as too much fun. <i>Candy Crush</i> addiction is real. We called up James McInally from Addiction Helper to talk about it, and then put together a fashion shoot to help curb your <i>Candy Crush</i...<p><i>Stone Island jacket, Beyond Retro dress, Kickers</i> …

Playing the Poverty Card: Why Rich Democrats Talk About How Poor They Once Were

Wall Street–friendly liberals love making populist appeals.<p><i>Fellow oligarchs Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton campaigning together in 2008. Photo via Flickr user Nathan Forget</i><p>This week has offered a glimpse into the contortions involved in modern Democratic politics, with President Barack Obama and …

On Feminism: A How-to Guide for Dudes

I don't have the power to bestow you with a feminist certification or membership card. There's no moral litmus test for feminism. But I would suggest that if you claim to be a feminist, you should be a practicing one.<p><i>Image via Creative Commons.</i><p>Last week, we saw high-level arguments over whether or …

Here's How to Prevent Fake News from Spreading on Social Media

There's a lot of BS in our newsfeeds, but we can change that.<p><i>Proper attire is encouraged, but not required, when sharing content on the internet. Photo via Flickr user Phil Dokas</i><p>I’ve spent the better part of the past year attempting to debunk every viral hoax that comes down the pike and yelling at …

Alibaba Breaks Into U.S. Ecommerce Market With 11 Main

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Once the World Cup wraps, the Alibaba vs. Amazon matchup may prove to be the most fascinating competition on the global stage.<p>Alibaba, which is set to go public in the U.S. in one of the largest IPOs on record, today unveiled its U.S. …

Immigrants Can Shed Fears of Entering the Startup World -- With These Strategies

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What’s more daunting -- and thrilling -- than packing your bags and moving to a new country? Moving to a new country and starting a business.<p>America is a land of immigrants and the destination of opportunity, so it stands to reason that …

A Beginner's Guide to Owning Bitcoin

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>By now you know enough about Bitcoin to want in, but you’re not sure how to get some of your own.<p>Step One: Zip over to your friendly neighborhood cryptocurrency corner store. Step Two: Ask the dude behind the counter to swap your …

Selling Your Business at Your Price

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It doesn’t matter if a business makes widgets, wine or Worcestershire sauce, many business owners envision an exit before even opening the doors the first time.<p>For some, the goal is to own a business that provides a comfortable living and …

The Future of the Sharing Economy Is a World Built Like Bitcoin

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The peer-to-peer economy has grown exponentially in recent years. Companies like Uber and Airbnb have the investor community charmed, with valuations comfortably in the multiple billions. They have also managed to leave regulators in a …

A Guide to 3 Brand Partnerships That Jumpstart Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Traditional marketing or advertising can often be unwieldy and expensive for a young company but many have found great success with smart, strategic partnerships that bring visibility without the staggering cost.<p>Whether you offer a B2C …

The New Legal Economy and What It Means for Small Companies

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For small business owners adhering to a budget, finding a lawyer usually isn’t No. 1 on their wish list. But as so many managers have learned the hard way, proactive legal advice is often a money saver even lifesaver in the long run.<p>It’s …

10-Year-Old Boy-Genius is One of the Youngest High School Graduates Ever

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Like many 10-year-olds, Tanishq Abraham harbors dreams of one day becoming president of the United States (and a scientist and a doctor and curing cancer). Unlike his peers, however, Abraham just received a personalized letter from the …

Startup Aims to Meet Tech Challenges of Dining Industry

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’ve seen shock-value shows such as Gordon Ramsey’s <i>Hell's Kitchen</i> or his stomach-churning <i>Kitchen Nightmares,</i> you may be shocked by some of the things that are happening in restaurants.<p>However, what really shocked the team behind Red …

iPhone 6: Blogger Tweets Pictures Of 5.5-Inch And 4.7-Inch Mock-Ups

Australian blogger Sonny Dickson tweeted pictures of a pair of mock-ups purported to be 5.5-inch and 4.7-inch versions of the next generation iPhone …

Edward Snowden Proves A Difficult Catch For US Authorities

All the concentrated efforts of the FBI, the CIA, the State Department and other high-level government agencies weren't able to apprehend former …

Santos Wins Colombia Presidential Election

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won a second term on Sunday with an election victory that allows him to continue peace …

Want to Be a Billionaire? Solve a Billion-Person Problem | Inc.com

There are entrepreneurs who help nudge innovation forward, and there are those who accelerate the most disruptive technologies in the world. Peter Diamandis belongs to the latter group.<p>Diamandis is the co-founder of Singularity University, which aims to speed up innovation and tackle the world’s …

How Long It Really Takes to Get a Traditional Loan | Inc.com

In late 2013, the New York Fed did a survey on small-business owners about their financing and credit needs. They found that the search for credit is time-consuming--business owners spent 26 hours on average on their search, contacted three financial institutions, and submitted three credit …

Glassdoor: Top 50 Cities for Employee Satisfaction | Inc.com

Good news for many employers: America's happiest employees are fairly geographically dispersed, according to a new report from Glassdoor.<p>The career data company ranked metropolitan areas based on employee ratings of their overall job satisfaction. The top five areas in order include San Jose and …

Google's Eyes in the Sky | Inc.com

<i>This article first appeared on Slate.</i><p>When Sergey Brin and Larry Page built the search engine that would become Google, they started by making maps. Mapping the structure of hyperlinks across the Web enabled them to rank Web pages by the number of links that pointed to them. That turned out to be a …

Expedia Will Take Your Hotel Payments in Bitcoin | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on Slate.</i><p>In a win for cryptocurrency advocates, major travel site Expedia announced Wednesday that it had begun accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment for hotel bookings. Transactions will be facilitated by Coinbase, a third-party Bitcoin processor, and will be integrated …

The Industries Apple Could Disrupt Next

After an unprecedented decade of growth, analysts wrote off 2013 as a year to forget for Apple. Most pundits agreed on what was wrong — a lack of breakthrough innovation since the passing of founder Steve Jobs. But in our view, Apple faces a deeper problem: the industries most susceptible to its …

MOOCs Won’t Replace Business Schools — They’ll Diversify Them

Over the past few years, business school administrators — like other university officials — have been losing sleep over Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs), worrying that these low-cost digital alternatives will cannibalize their business model.<p>As elite business schools have started to offer …

High Returns Prove Elusive for Hedge Funds

A composite index of more than 2,000 hedge funds returned <b>72%</b> over the past decade while charging substantial fees—the 25 highest-paid hedge-fund managers made <b>$21 billion</b> last year, according to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. Meanwhile, for comparison, an index fund composed of 60% stocks and 40% bonds had …

Entrepreneurs Need a Better Way to Cash Out

The most successful, visionary entrepreneurs dream not of millions of dollars, but of a world where their products change culture. But in technology startups, particularly venture-backed technology startups, the current investment climate does not always support that vision. Conventional wisdom …

21st-Century Talent Spotting

A few years ago, I was asked to help find a new CEO for a family-owned electronics retailer that wanted to professionalize its management and expand its operations. I worked closely with the outgoing chief executive and the board to pinpoint the relevant competencies for the job and then seek out …

Investing for Real and Permanent Good - News - Harvard Business School

Carnegie Corporation co-Chief Investment Officers Kim Lew, MBA 1992, and Meredith Jenkins, MBA 1999, talk about investment with a mission, what it’s …

Universities Are Missing Out on an Explosive Growth Sector: Their Own

Education is on the brink of rapid change that will create a lot of value for innovators. But still sitting on the sidelines? Those who make the decisions and control the purse strings at legacy higher education institutions.<p>One representative example: April’s Education Innovation Summit, where …

The Digital Opportunity Staring Credit Cards in the Face

Credit card companies could be doing a much better job of saving us from ourselves.<p>It’s well known that very few consumers are familiar with the terms of their credit card agreements and that even fewer are aware of those terms’ implications. Pop quiz: What are your favorite card’s interest rate …