Marie Florestal

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Online bank Simple acquired by Spain’s BBVA for $117M — will focus on international growth

Nobody expected this Spanish banking acquisition.<p>Simple, the online bank devoted to offering a more humane alternative to traditional banking, announced today that it’s being acquired by Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), Spain’s second-largest bank.<p>The $117 million all-cash deal puts Simple …

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15 best eBook reader apps for Android

Finding the right eBook reader apps (also called eReaders) can be difficult. There are a variety of eBook types, plenty of file formats to deal with, and then there are different kinds of books (novels, comics, etc) that make the whole experience a little complicated. However, with the right app, …

Apps

Apple's Biggest Compromise With The iPhone 5c Over The iPhone 5s Is Life Expectancy

Having reviewed both of Apple’s latest smartphones here on Forbes (read the reviews of the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s here) the dividing line between the two handsets is far more than the $100 difference in price. Both the 5s and the 5c are competent today, but over the life of a two-year contract …

Richard Branson

1 In 9 Girls Marries Before Age 15, And Here's What Happens To Them

December 10 marks the anniversary of the presentation of the United Nations' <i>Universal Declaration of Human Rights</i>, which recognizes that there are "equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family." But, because of the widespread practice of child marriage, 14 million girls under 18 …

How to Combat Your Fear of Rejection

Co-Founder of inventRight; Author of One Simple Idea Series<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Our fear of rejection is so powerful, it’s stops most of us in our tracks -- whether we realize it or not. It prevents us from moving forward in our professional and personal …

Entrepreneurship

Top 10 Apps for Instant Messaging (Infographic)

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you are still using text messages, you are officially old school.<p>In the brave new smartphone-obsessed world that we live in, more and more people are sending messages through web-based applications …

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The Do's and Don'ts of Giving a Killer Presentation

One of the most valuable skills an entrepreneur or a company executive can have is the ability to talk about their product in an effective and engaging way in front of an audience. But for founders of a startup, mastering public speaking and presentation etiquette can also be crucial to the growth …

The Single Most Important Habit of Successful Entrepreneurs

Find out how the presence or absence of just one critical habit can determine your business success or failure.<p>Author, Strategic Advisor, Consultant, and Business Coach<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs<i>, business coach</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Read The "Respect Effect" to Build Leadership and Profitability

My stomach still gets tied up in knots when I think about that meeting. We were off-site for a strategy-business planning session. The tables were in …

10 Tips for Using a Blog to Increase Email List Signups

Email marketing is still one of the most powerful online marketing strategies around. With a healthy and growing subscriber list, you can generate …