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6 Books Entrepreneurs Should Read Every Year

Essential reading for entrepreneurs on strategy and execution<p>While speaking to students at USC's Greif Center of Entrepreneurial Studies this week, I was asked for a list of books that have been most beneficial to me in business. You'll find those titles below, but I wanted to quickly preface why …

Innovation

The Ultimate List of Small Business Ideas

The Ultimate List of Small Business Ideas<p>Updated on November 11, 2016<p>Whether you've always dreamed of starting a business of your own, or you've …

Small Business

Microsoft Takes On Slack, Facebook Has Overseas Leads, and Other Tech News For Small Biz This Week

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?<p><b>1 – Facebook is giving small businesses new tools to help them acquire more overseas customers.</b><p>From Fortune: The social media giant has launched an expanded version of its free …

Android Pay

Will corporate intrapreneurs put entrepreneurs out of a job?

There's nothing more faddish than some of the terms used when devising corporate strategy, and now, for better or worse, "intrapreneurship" is back.<p>Born in the late 1970s, when sudden market shifts first started to demonstrate that the average corporate entity isn't actually good at adapting to …

This Week In Small Business Tech: Now You Can Be Like Amazon!

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?<p><b>1 – Artificial intelligence is becoming big business.</b><p>Per this Forbes report: “Facebook has introduced “Deep Text” a text understanding engine that can understand with near human …

Finally, CSS In JavaScript! Meet CSSX

JavaScript is a wonderful language. It’s rich, it’s dynamic, and it’s so tightly coupled to the web nowadays. The concept of writing everything in …

MIT’s AI Can Predict 85 Percent of Cyberattacks

Knowing a cyberattack’s going to occur before it actually happens is very useful—but it’s tricky to achieve in practice. Now MIT’s built an …

Artificial Intelligence

Is Fog Computing The Next Big Thing In Internet of Things?

One of the reasons why IoT has gained momentum in the recent past is the rise of cloud services. Though the concept of M2M existed for over a decade, organizations never tapped into the rich insights derived from the datasets generated by sensors and devices. Existing infrastructure was just not …

Internet of Things

7 Mistakes Startup Founders Make When Pitching Investors

From making everyone you talk to sign nondisclosure agreements to burying bad news, here’s what to avoid.<p>No one who’s trying to get their startup in front of a venture capitalist needs to be told how challenging that can be. But some of the trouble can come unwittingly from entrepreneurs themselves.<p>…

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

A startup backed by a record-breaking fundraising round wants to become your finance, career, and lifestyle hub

In a wide-ranging interview, he told Business Insider about the firm's plans to take on the big banks. He said he's targeting a $30 billion valuation for the company.<p>And the key to achieving those goals will be adding services that aren't finance-based but value-based, Cagney said.<p>He added …

Intel's CEO used a secret budget to jump-start its new chip effort

That means he's seen Intel grow into a $160 billion giant chip maker over the years, and become a dominant force in the PC and data-center sectors.<p>But about four years ago, Krzanich saw a trend among young engineers that started to frighten him: None of them were using Intel's famous x86 …

Watch out for these 6 Southeast Asian startups in 2016

2015 looks to have been another stunning year for Southeast Asian startups. According to <i>Tech in Asia’s</i> database, total venture capital funding from …

The Many Ways Of WeChat: How Messaging Is Eating The World

Edith Yeung Contributor<p>Edith Yeung is a partner at 500 Mobile Collective.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>How Uber Scaled The Great Wall, Or 5 Tips For Acquiring Mobile Users In China<p>In February 2011, I visited my friend Bill Huang who worked for Tencent in Shenzhen. Bill was telling me about their …

WeChat

THE SUPER-ELEPHANT: Inside Barclays' disastrous 'deal of the century' which cost it £72 million

Alongside the fine, the FCA released a damning document setting out just what the case involved.<p>The case, dating from the Bob Diamond era, involved creating a complex, £1.88 billion ($2.84 billion) fund structure that would pay out regularly to a group of politically connected individuals over many …

Where Are The Startup Battlefield Companies Now? Fintech Startup Satago Launches New Invoice Tools

Satago is a UK fintech startup with a simple premise — to help small businesses and freelancers get paid on time. They do that primarily by automated self report: Satago users link their Satago accounts with their in-house accounting software, and Satago uses anonymized data to create a database …

Startups

How Banks Use Machine Learning to Know a Crook's Using Your Credit Card Details

You’re sitting at home minding your own business when you get a call from your credit card’s fraud detection unit asking if you’ve just made a …

Machine Learning

Pinterest And Facebook Take Big Data To Another Level

Big data is a critical cornerstone of most social media businesses and Pinterest is no exception. The underlying algorithms that make Pinterest successful and fun — the ones that suggest new pins you might like based on things you’ve liked before, for example — are an example of big data at its …

Social Media

Tesla suddenly has a target on its back

Faraday Future, a new electric-car startup, seemed to have creeped up out of nowhere.<p>It opened a headquarters in a southern California suburb — far away from major automakers that have congregated their electric-car research and development hubs in Silicon Valley.<p>Here's what we know so far about …

7 cool financial technologies we wish were big in the US

The USA is at the forefront of this, with $31.6 billion invested in fintech over the last 5 years. But there are still some innovative ideas and companies that have yet to make it big in America.<p>We've rounded up some of the most exciting and innovative fintech businesses set up outside of the US. …

The top 10 tech accelerators in Toronto

Tech accelerators in Toronto offer programs in which entrepreneurs develop their companies while receiving mentorship, guidance and often seed …

Startups

uBeam Declassifies Secrets To Try To Prove Wireless Power Is Possible

It must violate the laws of physics. It must be dangerous. It must be impossible. This is what critics have concluded despite not actually knowing the details behind uBeam’s wireless power technology. So rather than let the rumors swirl, today uBeam revealed a bunch of details about how far, how …

Google’s robot group struggles to fill leadership vacuum as it shoots for ambitious launch before 2020

The state of those efforts is now in flux, and the group is in a difficult position as it tries to meet a goal of creating consumer robot technology by 2020.<p>Called "Replicant" internally, the initiative is a collection of roughly ten acquired companies that insiders admit have little in common, …

Google and PC makers are teaming up to take on Microsoft and Apple

After the report was published, Google clarified (multiple times) that Chrome OS was here to stay — and it should be, as both Google and PC makers need it.<p>Google launched Chrome OS in 2009 as an alternative operating system to Windows, OS X, and Linux that was, essentially, just the Chrome web …

Britain's top tech firms growing 1,000pc a year

Could these fast-growing firms be bigger than Facebook within a few years?<p>The British companies most likely to become technology giants to rival Facebook and Google have been unveiled in a new report, which names 58 firms that could hit £100m in revenue in the next three to five years.<p>The so-called …

Apple’s real estate rampage across Silicon Valley could dwarf its spaceship campus

When first unveiled a few years ago, the Apple Campus II seemed like a gigantic wonderland for the company’s ballooning Silicon Valley workforce.<p>But as big and ambitious as that project is, it turns out we ain’t seen nothin’ yet.<p>The Silicon Valley Business Journal reported that Apple is in talks …

The 11 biggest mistakes people make when they run a startup for the first time

So how do you make sure you don't make dumb mistakes as a first-timer?<p>One way is to learn from the past and see what mistakes other people have made.<p>We've combed through Quora to find out the most common mistakes first-time entrepreneurs make.<p>Here are the 11 most common ones.

The 40 most exciting innovations of the year

1/<p>Ikea makes a much better shelter.<p>IKEA Foundation<p>Ikea brought its ethos of simple, well-designed products into a new genre: refugee shelters that …

Square's program to advance money to small businesses is growing like crazy

As its IPO road show gets underway, one of the points the company will likely boast is the tremendous growth of its small business financing arm, Square Capital.<p>In only three months, the company has advanced more than $75 million to small businesses.<p>You can see that growth by comparing its original …

ClearSky Data snags $27 million to build its big storage network

ClearSky Data, which says it’s building an ambitious global storage network for customer data, now has $27 million in Series B funding to fund that …