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Here’s how WhatsApp just became my favorite messaging app

Without a doubt, Whatsapp has been one of my most-used applications ever. It’s also probably the first application I download when setting up a new …

Chinese child-tracking smart shoes raise US$5M series A

It’s 11 pm: do you know where your children are? You do if you’ve got them outfitted in Budiu smart shoes. The shoes – the product of Beijing-based …

Iteration, stagnation, and stickers: Cubie’s hard fight in the mobile messaging wars

Nine months ago, a monetary windfall hit three mobile app startups specializing in messaging. In February, Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten announced …

Roundup Of Cloud Computing And Enterprise Software Predictions For 2015

Whenever this time of the year arrives with its proliferation of predictions, William Gibson’s quote <i>“the future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed”</i> comes to mind.<p>The best predictions provide a glimpse into the future while also providing mile markers to measure the journey. …

How To Know If Your Dumb Idea Will Change The World

Box SVP Sam Schillace shares how he quickly and cheaply experimented on an app no one wanted–that became the basis for Google Docs.<p>In 2005, along with colleagues Steve Newman and Claudia Carpenter, Sam Schillace created a browser-based word processor called Writely. A Silicon Valley darling, it was …

RT @WinsMcDonald: Where does Product Development fit in the Business Model Canvas? - Chris Eben @MaRSDD @ceben #Ent101 #Lean http://t.co/NH0pjlpMkI

Barnacle SEO: Leveraging Other Sites' Rankings - Whiteboard Friday

Howdy, Moz fans, and welcome to another edition of Whiteboard Friday. This week we're talking barnacle SEO. Barnacle SEO is essentially a term coined …

253 Startup Failure Post-Mortems

It's hard to say goodbye. A compilation of startup failure post-mortems by founders and investors.<p>Of his many failed experiments, Thomas Edison once …

"What we need now, more than anything, is a democratization of opportunity," says Chuck Slaughter, founder and CEO of the non-profit organization Living Goods. In this World Economic Forum video, find out what four things can empower entrepreneurs and lift people out of poverty in emerging markets. http://wef.ch/j3RjF

How Gmail Happened: The Inside Story of Its Launch 10 Years Ago

If you wanted to pick a single date to mark the beginning of the modern era of the web, you could do a lot worse than choosing Thursday, April 1, …

Style: Fashion Trends, Beauty Tips, Hairstyles & Celebrity Style News

These are the things that would totally be in our carts if we didn't already own them!<p>Reviewers love them!<p>A Mississippi wedding was almost ruined …

Inside Sequoia Capital: Silicon Valley's Innovation Factory

When Doug Leone arrived in Mount Vernon, N.Y. in 1968, the 11-year-old Italian immigrant didn’t have a clue. He flunked a math quiz in school because the terms “true” and “false” bewildered him. He wore unsightly slacks from Sears that invited classmates’ teasing. After school he watched McHale’s …

$7,000-per-month tech interns are making bank, says report

If you had to hazard a guess as to which company pays its interns the most, which would you pick? Google perhaps? Close. Maybe Twitter? Very close.<p>Twitter is in the Top 3, but the No. 1 company is probably not one you'll guess. It's Palantir Technologies, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based software and …

Why Right Now the Future Belongs to Google, Not Apple

When I first read that Google, the company that seems to know everything about us, was swooping in to acquire Nest, the company that strives to make home automation a cinch, for a hefty $3.2 billion, it wasn't the money that left me stunned, the amount is now only a sixth of what Facebook recently …

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10 Marketing Tools That Help Marketers Increase Conversions

“Learn to code.” This honorable slogan has become the focal point of campaigns targeted at marketers of all stripes. It’s received plenty of praise …

The Internet

<b>Everything You Will Ever Need To Know</b> <br>By John Naughton <br>First Published on www.guardian.co.uk<p>In spite of all the answers the internet has given us, …

In which area do you think gender equality made the greatest progress in 2013? 1. At work: this year, Germany agreed to introduce gender quotas for executive boards. In the US, more women took top corporate jobs in finance, technology and the auto industry. 2. In the sciences: US female graduates now surpass male graduates in some sciences such as psychology. However, all Nobel prizes in science went to men this year. 3. In global finance: from Janet Yellen at the Fed to Christine Lagarde at the IMF, women now hold powerful positions in the global economy. Lagarde has used her post to promote the economic benefits of gender equality, arguing that parity can boost growth. Here is our list of the 10 most gender-equal countries in the world, based on our 2013 Global Gender Gap Report: http://wef.ch/q1GMq Read this year's report: http://wef.ch/p1GTK Photo: Reuters/Charles Platiau

As we approach the end of 2013, which city do you see as the great corporate hub of the year ahead? The number of top 500 multinational companies from emerging economies has risen to 127 from 19 over the past decade, this infographic shows. Click here to see a larger version: http://wef.ch/f35Ww

Why SaaS Needs To Get Smarter: No One Has Time For Your Clunky Software

<i>This is a guest post by David Skok, a partner at Matrix Partners. He blogs at For Entrepreneurs.</i><p>Three years ago I spent a lot of time looking at SaaS business intelligence companies. I loved what I saw in the demos: easy data connections, slick looking graphs, powerful drill down tools and custom …

Great Entrepreneurs Pick Great Markets

It’s hard to underestimate the power of an attractive or unattractive market in driving outcomes for companies, including start-ups. As Andy Rachleff, one of the founders of the venture capital firm Benchmark has said “When a great team meets a lousy market, markets win.”<p>For entrepreneurs, then, …

Meet Coin, a Card to Replace Every Swipeable Card in Your Wallet

Square Wallet. Google Wallet. PayPal. For many years, these mobile payment apps have been heralded as the successors to our overstuffed wallets and purses. Adoption of these services, however, have been slow. It’s driven one startup to launch a crowdfunding campaign for Coin, a physical card that …

How to Create a Successful Local SEO Strategy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When planning a local SEO strategy it is important to fully understand the different components that are all instrumental in delivering high local rankings in the search engines. When done correctly, local SEO can deliver the most highly …

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10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Bitcoin launches ATMS, quantifying innovation, Marissa Mayer's no telecommuting policy gets vindicated, Latinas take over, marketers can’t decide if Facebook ads work, Steve Blank gets fired, Twitpics come out… This week's notable news …

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10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Top 10 tech trends of 2014, the case against coding, Reid Hoffman shows us his pitch deck, what Silicon Valley thinks of Healthcare.gov, naysayers pounce on the lean startup model, Belgian company snaps up small brewer, funny quotes from …

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