Marlon Searle

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5 Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Learn to Code

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the typical startup environment, small teams with a broad and complementary skill set come together to build a company. There are dozens of skills an entrepreneur must possess -- from accounting and managing a profit and loss statement …

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Inside Coin's techie vision for the all-in-one credit card

In a compact San Francisco office suite equipped with soldering stations and swipe-testing machines, Coin's team of seven has been working furiously to perfect the final prototype of an unlimited credit card. No, not one that will let you charge with abandon. Rather, a device as slim as a standard …

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How Starbucks Went Digital-- And Why You Should, Too (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As other companies struggle to adjust to an increasingly digital world, Starbucks stands out as a success story. A stunning 94 percent of all Facebook users are either a Starbucks fan or friends with one, according to digital-technology …

Private Risk, Public Benefit: Are Social Impact Bonds The Way Of The Future?

If conservatives want to help bring private sector mentality to public affairs, one place to explore is an interesting approach first conceived across the pond.<p>A raft of new states and cities are experimenting with the idea of social impact bonds (SIBs), financial products that hold intriguing …

TOMS Shoes rethinks its 'buy one, give one' model of helping the needy

The "buy one, give one" business model of TOMS Shoes - buy a pair and the California-based company will give a pair to a child in need - has spawned many copy-cats.<p>These days, you can buy an array of products - from solar panels, to baby goods, to soccer balls - and the manufacturer will give a …

Where Americans—Rich and Poor—Spent Every Dollar in 2012

Food, clothes, and housing account for more than 60 percent of all spending among the poor.<p>Here it is, fresh from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: all of American spending in one big color wheel.<p>Since some of you (inexplicably) don't like pie charts, here's the same data in bars.<p>Averages are …

These Republicans Who Voted To Cut Food Stamps Personally Received Large Farm Subsidies

Some Republican members of Congress receive their own share of government money.<p>Several of the House Republicans who voted Thursday for a bill that slashed billions of dollars from the food stamp program personally received large farm subsidies for family farms. The bill cutting the food stamp …

Maybe U.S. public schools don't stink

The drumbeat is hard to miss: Our schools are failing. Public education is in crisis. Our students are falling further and further behind.<p>The rhetoric comes from the left and right, from educators and politicians and lobbyists and CEOs and even Education Secretary Arne Duncan. The deep dysfunction …

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets …

Cygnus Post-launch Briefing

Private Spacecraft Lifts Off With Space Station Supplies

Orbital Sciences' Cygnus spacecraft has successfully launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on its way to becoming the second private vehicle to resupply the International Space Station.<p>Space.com says:<p>"The unmanned Cygnus spacecraft and its Antares rocket soared into orbit with a …

Got A Wide Face? You're Making Everything Terrible

A new study says people act more selfishly when dealing with wide-faced men.<p>Man, it's a tough time to be a big-faced dude. Last year, two management professors at the University of California, Riverside found that men with wider faces were more likely to cheat and lie for financial gain. Now, their …

Orbital Sciences' new cargo ship blasts off for space station | Reuters

WALLOPS ISLAND, Virginia (Reuters) - An unmanned Antares rocket blasted off from a seaside launch pad in Virginia on Wednesday, sending a cargo capsule to the International Space Station.<p>The 13-story rocket, developed by Orbital Sciences Corp., lifted off at 10:58 a.m. EDT from the state-owned …

Google's Self-Driving Cars: A Quest for Acceptance

Robots can already outdrive humans. Now everyone needs to get out of their way.<p>Every morning, at about 8 a.m., Anthony Levandowski walks out of his house in Berkeley and folds his six-foot-six-inch frame into the driver's seat of his white Lexus. Levandowski is embarking on his daily commute to …