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Brace for a Bumpy Road Ahead, Obamacare Rollout Expected to Be Patchy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The transition to Obamacare is expected to be smooth in some states and messy in others.<p>As part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, digital exchanges where individuals and businesses can shop for, compare and purchase health …

4 Fitness Start-Ups That Keep You Honest | Inc.com

The most innovative fitness apps all have one thing in common: community. By harnessing the power of online communities and social media, a few start-ups have proven that the crowd helps keep their users honest--and their businesses going.<p>Check out these four apps:<p>Founders: Brian Wang and Richard …

The six most memorable startups from 500 Startups’ sixth class

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF — The always-entertaining Dave McClure kicked off the 500 Startups Demo Day today with a video about Sharknado, otherwise known as “the best worst movie ever.”<p>“We hope our startups go as viral as Sharknado did,” McClure said. “Building a startup is as insane as chainsawing your …

How Facebook bucked the trend of disappointing earnings

In a tech-earnings season when nearly every big company delivered up disappointing numbers, hardly anyone expected Facebook to be the one bucking the …

Oracle Taps Adrian Jones to Head Asian Operations (Read the Memo)

Software giant Oracle named Adrian Jones to head its operations in Asia. The move was announced in an internal email from Oracle president Mark Hurd, …

Dish wins Hopper case again as more TV power shifts to upstarts

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Dish’s controversial DVR product is in the clear after a California appeals court ruled on Wednesday that the Hopper’s ability …

2 Charts That Have Economists Feeling Optimistic About Europe Again

With French manufacturing output reaching a two year high and German Flash PMI beating expectations, business confidence in Europe is on the rise.<p>From new analysis from Societe Generale:<p>All in all, the PMIs developments since April have been impressive in the euro area. The PMI composite of the …

Time Warner Cable won't be buying a stake in Hulu any time soon, says Reuters

Time Warner Cable's plans to buy a 25 percent stake in streaming video site Hulu may have fizzled. Reuters reports that negotiations between Time Warner Cable and Hulu's parent companies Disney, NBCUniversal, and 21st Century Fox have stalled after the companies failed to come to an agreement over …

Qualcomm Raises Its Outlook For 2013, Beats Estimates With $6.2B In Sales

Shares of mobile chipmaker Qualcomm rose 3% in after-hours trading Wednesday after the company booked $6.2 billion in its third quarter, its twelfth straight quarter of double-digit gains, and raised its outlook for the full year. Qualcomm expects sales of between $5.9 billion and $6.6 billion for …

Meet Helpouts, Google’s Secret Project That Turns Hangouts Into A Commerce Platform

While its roots lie in search, today, Google wears many hats. From self-driving cars and wearable technology to social networking and mobile operating systems, there are few industries where the search and advertising giant has yet to make its presence felt. Lately, however, Google’s expansion has …