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This $30-a-Month Service Wants to Be the New MoviePass

The allure of MoviePass was paying an absurdly low price to be able to see an unlimited number of movies in theaters. It seemed unsustainable from …

Bruce Willis

Next crash will be ‘worse than the Great Depression’: experts

Ten years ago, it was too-easy credit that brought financial markets to their knees. Today, it could be a global debt of $247 trillion that causes …

Great Depression

Airbnb wants to give its hosts equity in its business

Airbnb wants to give the homeowners who power its service the opportunity to own a piece of its business. That’s why, as Axios reports, the $31-billion-valued company has written to the SEC to ask if its rules around security ownership can be revised.<p>Specifically, Airbnb is seeking a change to the …

Sharing Economy

Here's the Brilliant Trick a Work-From-Home Dad Uses to Make Money on Spotify, iTunes and Amazon

Meet Matt Farley. He works from home, full time in Massachusetts, making money by recording songs and releasing them on Spotify, iTunes and Amazon music. (You can find his work here: more than 19,000 songs so far).<p>As you might imagine, he's discovered a pretty clever trick that enables him to do …

Your Face Will Be Your Passport at Delta Air Check Points

Delta Air Lines Inc.is deploying facial-recognition technology to replace passports and tickets at Atlanta’s airport in a test that could lead to …

Airports

Hacker gets a whopping 14 years in prison for running Scan4You service

Ruslan Bondars run a "VirusTotal-for-crooks" operation from 2009 to 2017.<p>Ruslan Bondars, a 37-year-old man from Latvia was sentenced to a whopping 14 …

Trend Micro

The biggest indicator of your personality type is definitely whether you make your bed each day

One of the best deceptions of my post-adolescence involves smoothing out my sheets before a guest comes over in order to create a sleep sanctuary …

Success

Yandy Pulls Its 'Sexy' Handmaid's Tale Costume After a Swift Backlash

Yandy is pretty well known for making “sexy” costumes out of anything—from <i>South Park</i> to Slender Man. But people drew the line on one of the company’s …

The Handmaid's Tale

The First 1,000-Year-Old Person Could Already Be Alive, Thanks to A.I.

Ben Goertzel is excited for the future.<p>The first human to live for 1,000 years may have already been born. Ben Goertzel, founder and CEO of …

Immune System

How this 31-year-old makes millions selling soap online

When Amazon arrived like Godzilla to the retail world, stomping out brick-and-mortar shops with speedy e-commerce delivery, small businesses suffered …

Selling

Finally an Apple competitor comes up with a useful marketing stunt for line waiters

Those waiting in line for new iPhones are one of Apple’s most visible forms of free marketing – so it’s perhaps not surprising that competitors sometimes try to hijack the event. Samsung picked a particularly dumb way to do it back in 2015, but Huawei has been a little smarter …<p>NordVPN<p>Rather than …

Batteries

Amazon reportedly plants fake packages as a trap for drivers

Amazon has an unsettling, if creative way to ensure drivers don't steal.<p>According to sources who spoke to Business Insider, the company puts packages …

Employment

Facebook Launches Dating App to Test Market—No Swiping Necessary

Facebook launched its new dating app, called Dating, on Thursday for a country-wide test in Colombia. The social network announced in May its plans …

Apps

Movie Chains in 2018: New Revenue Streams and Subscription Services

The failure of MoviePass is just one experiment within an industry looking to revitalize its top line.<p>The Motley Fool's <i>Industry Focus: Consumer Goods</i> …

MoviePass

Instagram may divide hashtags from captions to end overhashing

Geofenced sharing, Quiz stickers, Stories Highlight stickers and a separate interface for adding hashtags to posts are amongst a slew of new features Instagram has prototyped or is now testing. The last one could finally #cure #the #hashtag #madness that’s infected many of Instagram’s 1 billion …

Social Media

This Eerie Creature Was Just Officially Confirmed as The World's Earliest Known Animal

It's unlike anything alive today.<p>The evidence is in. A mysterious creature that lived on Earth over half a billion years ago has now been proven an …

Fossils

How A Millennial Couple Spent Their Last $1,000 To Build An 8-Figure Business

Brandon and Kaelin Poulin met in 2013 while working for a weight loss company. They married less than two years later. When they decided to take an entrepreneurial leap together and launch their own business, they were struggling to afford groceries and make rent.<p>After dipping into their emergency …

Weight Loss

Cluep, a Canadian startup that raised just $500K, acquired for $40M

Everyone loves a tale of a bootstrapped startup founder’s journey to an eight-figure exit.<p>The team at Toronto-based Cluep have a good one.<p>The founders of the adtech startup raised less than $500,000 from angel investors before selling their company to Impact Group for $40 million ($53 million CAD) …

Selling

Want a Bigger Funding Round? Cut Out All That 'Disruption' Talk

A new study claims it’s better to be humble about your startup’s potential, and that overly bombastic communications of its disruptive vision may damage an entrepreneur’s ability to attract large investments.<p>The study –Do Disruptive Visions Pay Off? The Impact of Disruptive Entrepreneurial Visions …

Investing

Facing sexual assault charges, 3D-printed gun advocate Cody Wilson evades US authorities

The gun rights activist who waged a very public legal war over the right to freely distribute 3D-printed gun schematics over the internet is facing serious charges that have nothing to do with firearms.<p>According to a law enforcement press conference today, Cody Wilson, 30, is believed to have …

Cody Wilson

Astronauts Going to Mars Will Absorb Crazy Amounts of Radiation. Now We Know How Much.

There are plenty of challenges to putting people on Mars, whether you look at the rocket, the astronaut or the planet itself.<p>New data from one of the …

How to Do a Squat Without Messing Up Your Knees

Squats might be the most important part of your workout and most people have never done one correctly.<p>Every time I attend a HIIT class, I let the instructor know ahead of time that I’m not going to be participating in any knee-intensive shenanigans—box jumps, for example. I’ve got old-lady knees, I …

New York City

How to Prep a Week of Easy Low-Carb Meals in About 2 Hours — Power Hour Meal Prep

One of my top priorities right now is eating healthful, tasty food that makes me feel good and gives me energy. It's as simple as that. What that …

Low-carb Diet

Newegg hacked, card information stolen for millions

Popular e-commerce website Newegg is the latest victim of cyber attacking by Magecart, according to Volexity, a cyberthreat monitoring firm. Newegg …

British Airways

Experts Reveal How Many Steps You Need to Take in a Day to Lose Weight

Whether you track your steps with a wearable device or through your phone, knowing how much you've walked in a day can be an extremely useful tool for weight loss. Many of our jobs entail sitting for a majority of the day, which can be bad for your body and your brain. However, simply walking and …

Weight Loss

Here's What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them

We're all eating GMOs.<p>Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies didn't always …

China's Chilling 'Social Credit System' Is Straight Out of Dystopian Sci-Fi, And It's Already Switched On

Like Black Mirror. Totally like Black Mirror.<p>It's been in the pipeline for years: a sprawling, technological mass surveillance network the likes of …

China

Remove yourself from people search sites and erase your online presence

Here is a step-by-step guide to reducing your digital footprint online, whether you want to lock down data or vanish entirely.<p>There is now a very …

Social Media

Aubrey de Grey is working to cure aging whether you like it or not

<b>In The Age Of Spiritual Machines, Ray Kurzweil writes, “Death gives meaning to our lives. It gives importance and value to time. Time would become meaningless if there were too much of it.”</b> <b>What does that stir up for you?</b><p><b>ADG:</b> It’s complete bullshit. It’s so obviously an excuse for putting aging out …

Aging

If You Have a Great Business Idea, Who Ya Gonna Call? Hint: Not a VC.

As customer development expert Bob Dorf advises, "For as long as humanly possible, avoid investors as best you can."<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you have the next billion dollar startup business idea that is going to change, even revolutionize, an industry, what …

Fundraising