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Startup Insider: The Story Behind Stock Trading App Robinhood and Its One Million-Person Waitlist

Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup. You can sign up to stay up to date with this series here. If you have any interesting stories, you can email us here.<p>---<p>When the 2008 financial …

28 DIYs You Need for Your First Apartment

May is here and that means it’s time for graduation, moving on and possibly moving into your first apartment. As a recent grad (congrats, Huskies 2015!), I picked up my stuff, moved across the country and started a job at Brit + Co (ahem, we are hiring!). It was a bit intimidating but also …

7 Common Alternative Investments That All Investors Should Know

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Your choice of investment opportunities is largely restricted. Outside the familiar world of stocks, bonds, exchange-traded …

State nears carpool lane decal limit for Volt, other plug-in hybrids

Buyers of plug-in hybrids such as the<p>ChevroletVolt and theToyota Priusare about to lose an important perk – a carpool lane permit.<p>California has capped the number of the Green Clean Air Vehicle decals that allow such cars into the lanes at 70,000. As of Monday, it had granted 66,255, leaving fewer …

Electric Vehicles

A Self-Made Billionaire Uses This Easy Trick for Decisions

The first chapter in Seymour Schulich’s book, Get Smarter: Life and Business Lessons, offers a decision tool that adds to the simple pro-and-con list …

Google acknowledges 11 accidents with its self-driving cars

Google Inc. revealed Monday that its self-driving cars have been in 11 minor traffic accidents since it began experimenting with the technology six years ago.<p>The company released the number after The Associated Press reported that Google had notified California of three collisions involving its …

Autonomous Cars

Why Apple is charged up about the electric car business

Is<p>Applereally setting its sights on developing electric cars?<p>Although the computer and smartphone giant has yet to comment, the answer seems to be "yes."<p>Last week the Wall Street Journal reported that the Cupertino, Calif., company has created a team of employees to explore an Apple-branded …

Living Rooms

Start-Ups Are Helping Consumers Make Better Health Care Purchases

For years, one prescription to health care woes in the United States has been to shift costs to consumers. The logic is simple: Because patients currently do not bear the expense of most of their decisions, shifting expenses to them will cause them to make more rational, cost-effective decisions …

Forget the Strategy PowerPoint

I have for decades watched CEOs and other executives try to explain a corporate strategy to a small group of senior managers or to a much larger group of staff. For the most part, it has not been a pretty sight. In the case of senior managers, I usually hear 3 or 4 different interpretations of what …

How Amazon Tricks You Into Thinking It Always Has the Lowest Prices

It's all about price perception.<p>Amazon is known for having low prices. But a study conducted by a startup called Boomerang Commerce reveals that Amazon’s pricing strategy is much more nuanced than simply undercutting the competition.<p>Boomerang, founded by Amazon veteran Guru Hariharan, makes …

Man and Uber Man

Uber, Travis Kalanick’s smartphone-based car service, has been valued at $18.2 billion, but its C.E.O. still spends a lot of his time on the warpath. His enemies include the taxi industry, regulators around the world, his rivals, and even, on occasion, his customers.<p>Every now and then, when he’s …

Google Needs To Double Down On HTML5, And Soon

Despite winning the mobile platform battle against Apple, Google may have ultimately lost the war by focusing on the wrong battle. While Google dominates mobile with Android, its $50 billion advertising business is in serious jeopardy as content becomes app-ified. By focusing on a platform for …

Toyota, Hyundai and Volkswagen lose ground in California sales

Korean automakers, Toyota and Volkswagen all had a rough time with the California auto market last year.<p>Hyundai experienced the biggest market-share slide of any auto brand, according to the California New Car Dealers Assn. The South Korean automaker’s share of the Golden State’s car market slipped …

Automotive Industry

The Future of Car Retailing

Imagine this: you are driving your new Audi R8 along the Californian coastline at sunset, through the panoramic roof you admire the passing clouds – you lean deeper back into the red leather contoured sport seat, the black dashboard matching the shiny black coated hood reflecting the last rays of …

Beta Version of Apple's iOS in the Car Demonstrated on YouTube

The first video of Apple’s upcoming iOS in the Car has hit YouTube, which we found thanks to some sleuthing from the team at <i>Jalopnik</i>, and if we’re to believe everything app developer Steven Troughton-Smith is doing with this beta version, automotive suppliers can breathe easy. From what we know so …

Apps

Here Are 24 Countries Where Windows Phone Outsells The iPhone (And Why It Does)

Statistics may say Windows 8 is a flop but, contrary to popular opinion, Windows Phone is far from down and out in the battle for our mobile affections. In fact in many parts of the world sales are rocketing past the iPhone.<p>This month Microsoft broke these areas down country by country and …

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Automakers jump ahead in mobile advertising as innovator, enabler

While various industries are trying to crack the nut on mobile advertising, automakers are taking the goal more seriously than some by not only …

10 Apps That Make Managing Projects Remotely a Breeze | Inc.com

Managing a team or a big project from afar? Overseeing the process can be a job in itself. To figure out how entrepreneurs manage it all successfully, we asked our own Young Entrepreneur Council members to share their favorite app or piece of software for keeping tabs on work, wherever it …

Project Management

10 Ways to Pay Using Your Mobile Smartphone

<i>Jon Norris is a freelance content specialist for audience.io and writes for the Fueled blog. This post comes courtesy of Fueled, a mobile design and development company based in New York and London.</i><p>The mobile wallet dream may still be a way off for the average consumer, but a cashless and cardless …

Teens Are Deserting Facebook, And They're Heading To Places Where Their Parents Can't Find Them

Their gradual exodus to messaging apps such as WhatsApp, WeChat and KakaoTalk boils down to Facebook becoming a victim of its own success. The road to gaining nearly 1.2 billion monthly active users has seen the mums, dads, aunts and uncles of the generation who pioneered Facebook join it too, …

Distractify

What the Rise of Technology Has to Do With the Decline of Driving

The future of consumer 3D printing: What’s real, what’s coming, and what’s hype

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: cubify.com<p>Oskar van Deventer used to dream up Rubik’s Cube-like puzzles so complex that they were physically …

The Tesla Nod

How BlackBerry blew it: The inside story

<i>This investigative report reveals that:</i><p><i>Shortly after the release of the first iPhone, Verizon asked BlackBerry to create a touchscreen “iPhone killer.” But the result was a flop, so Verizon turned to Motorola and Google instead.</i>• <i><br>In 2012, one-time co-CEO Jim Balsillie quit the board and cut all ties</i> …

Now That Elon Musk Has Brought Tesla Motors Into China, Are Chinese Knock-Offs More Likely?

<i>Answer by Kåre Lohse, Global Transportation, Entrepreneur, resides in Hong Kong</i><p><b>NO, quite the contrary!</b> <br>Tesla begins selling the Model S in China<p>I think it is brilliant, really, well played, Elon.<p>There WILL be a market for the Tesla model S in China, for sure, as there are <b>more than a million (USD)</b> …

Of The World's 10 Most Valuable Brands Four Dominate Smartphones

Interbrand released its list of the world’s most valuable brands today – Apple is on top for the first time. For Apple doubters it is worth reading the Interbrand citation – they send a lot of kudos the way of Apple CEO, Tim Cook.<p>After the launch of the 5S and 5C a number of commentators pointed …

Tesla Motors' Full Analysis, Its Only Mistake, Outlook And Elon Musk

We live in a world where many people (or as I call them sheeple) blindly follow "smart" people. Two recent examples we all know were when many …

Tesla