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MyAlbum lets you create visual stories packed with data

Storytelling is an art — and if the growing number of apps dedicated to it is any indication — many people harbor artistic aspirations.<p>That’s the impetus behind MyAlbum, a new Web app that helps people create visual stories with their photos and videos. MyAlbums aren’t just any old photos lined up …

Apps

A CEO explains when to walk away from an investment

It's a clever line — so clever that commentators unfamiliar with Baruch occasionally attribute it to Warren Buffett.<p>But it reminds us that market timing has always been a tricky business. Investors tend to get emotional when they see highs and lows in the market — selling on impulse, rather than …

Investing

Google, Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian Donate $1.75M To Tech Training Non-Profit Coalition For Queens

The truism about tech’s lack of diversity is that it’s a “pipeline” problem.<p>At least that’s what tech leaders and companies often say when questioned about why their ranks aren’t inclusive enough.<p>Is it an honest answer? Kind of.<p>Does it also shove responsibility for fixing the problem onto everyone …

6 of the Best Budget Apps for Android

Keeping a budget can be tough, and sometimes that means that a bill or two might be forgotten once in awhile. It used to be that people would have to …

5 Financial Resolutions Every 20-Something Should Make For 2015

When I was about 9 years old, we took a family trip to the middle of nowhere for the huge Y2K New Year’s event.<p>Since the world didn't end, we drove …

20 ‘Best of 2014’ Dishes You Need to Eat Before It’s Too Late

In addition to naming their very favorite restaurants of the year, New York’s critics tend to spend the last couple of weeks in December listing …

100 NYC Tech Influencers You Need to Know - Page 32 of 102

<b>Jonathan Stein</b><p><b>Betterment, Founder & CEO</b><p><b>Jon Stein</b>, founder & CEO of <b>,</b> came from banking and the financial world and found that it was just too slow to …

How To Fold A Pocket Square | The Art of Manliness

The pocket square is a small accessory that, when added to a get-up, allows men to express themselves and vary their look without having to buy a …

The ultimate guide to pricing your company for a fundraise (Or, how much is too much?)

Your company’s valuation is probably <i>the</i> single most important number in your whole fundraising story.<p>Sure, you need to have some early traction, you need to have a product out there and a convincing enough team; but those are prerequisites. Don’t even go into a fundraising conversation if you don’t …

10 of the Best Android Apps

Let me preface this list with a little tidbit of information about myself: I’m ALWAYS looking for cool new Android apps for both my phone (a Droid …

Top tips for new app developers: Here’s what you need to know

The mobile applications landscape has evolved faster than anyone anticipated. According to Markets and Markets research, the total global mobile …

The creative class is not screwed: Here’s how the Internet helps artists make a living

<b>David Byrne, Madonna, Amanda Palmer (AP/Boris Grdanoski/Jordan Strauss/flickr/Mandy Hall)</b><p>Digital doomsayers have it wrong: There is a way to find an audience, make money and make a living online<p>Cory Doctorow<p>November 23, 2014 9:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Information Doesn’t Want To Be Free: Laws For …

6 Money Problems That Can Be Solved With An App

There are literally hundreds of apps out there that can help you keep your budget in check but what about when you run into a money problem?<p>Whether you need to split expenses, keep tabs on where your money's going, or monitor your credit card statements, chances are there's an app for that.<p>Not all …

Personal Finance

Why Selling A Startup For $20 Million Can Be Better Than Selling It For $200 Million

It sounds impressive when a founder sells a startup for tens of millions of dollars.<p>But it sounds <i>really</i> impressive when a company sells it for <i>hundreds of millions of dollars.</i><p>As a founder, which option is better? For many, a smaller exit should be the desired outcome.<p>The short reason: lower-valued …

Startups

‘Shark Tank’ Investor Says This Is The One Thing You Need To Master Before Going On The Show

The contestants need to show the "sharks," or the panel of investors, that they have a great product and strategy that can sell to the market. And then they need to prove their team knows how to execute. On top of that, they need to have a great leader with the desire and passion to succeed.<p>But …

7 Daily Tasks You Can Put on Autopilot

Putting your daily tasks on autopilot isn't just an efficient way to conduct your life: It’s the smart way.<p>We're all triple-taskers nowadays, and …

Original 'Shark Tank' Investor Kevin Harrington On The Worst Marketing Mistake Entrepreneurs Make

He's also one of the cofounders of the Entrepreneurs' Organization and has worked with founders to launch over 500 products that have brought in more than $4 billion worldwide.<p>When we recently asked him about the biggest marketing mistakes that small-business owners make, he told us it comes down …

Jay Leno

This Map Identifies The Skill Set That Defines Each Big City

LinkedIn's Sohan Murthy posted a fascinating interactive map showing the most disproportionately common skills listed by LinkedIn users in cities across the US and Europe.<p>Here's a screengrab of the basic map for the US:<p>Cities are color-coded based on what skill group most outperformed the nation as …

7 Risks Every Entrepreneur Must Take

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Risk-taking is almost synonymous with entrepreneurship. To start and support your own business, you’ll have to put your career, personal finances and even your mental health at stake.<p>For most, the prospect of making your own decisions and …

Entrepreneurship

The $5 Billion Startup Club: The 9 Highest Valued Startups That You Should Definitely Keep An Eye On

But in recent years, there's been so many of them that billion-dollar valuations are almost starting to feel routine in tech.<p>So we've raised the bar and narrowed down WSJ's "The Billion-Dollar Startup Club" list to companies that are valued at more than $5 billion.<p>These startups are transforming …

How To Minimize The Impact Of A Market Downturn On Your Investments

You don't need to be a behavioral economist like me to tell you which state of mind results in better decisions. So, whenever possible, it's smart to discuss those situations as far ahead of time as possible to set up a plan you can stick to.<p>It's time to have one of those discussions. Here are some …

Reedsy Launches Its Marketplace For Indie Authors To Unbundle Traditional Publishing Houses

Meet Reedsy, a new startup that wants to unbundle the good old publishing company and provide all the services you need to self publish a book. As an author, writing the first draft is only the first step. You will need to work with an editor, copy editor and cover illustrator to turn your draft …

This 14-Year-Old Irish Entrepreneur Just Launched His 3rd Company

Well, as reminder of how much you wasted your teenage years, 14-year-old student Jordan Casey has just launched his third company, Eventzy.<p>During a talk last week at the Web Summit technology conference in Dublin, Casey said the company was in beta but would open to the public early next year. It …

Social Media

After Quietly Raising $20M, Zerve Opens Its Local Activity Platform To Consumers

Zerve, a startup backed by the likes of DFJ and Yahoo founder Jerry Yang that has built a merchant platform for local businesses to list activities, and then take sign-ups and payments for them — think OpenTable for events — is today kicking off a new phase in its life. It’s opening up for business …

Spotify CEO shoots back at Taylor Swift, and he has a point

Spotify responded on Tuesday to a high-profile diss from Taylor Swift, who last week yanked her entire catalog from the streaming music service, …

Welcome to Sweden - the most cash-free society on the planet

Stockholm’s street magazine vendors no longer need to ask if passers-by can spare some change anymore – they take cards instead.<p>In the most cashless society on the planet, sellers of Sweden’s answer to the Big Issue have been equipped with portable card readers to accept virtual payments.<p>“More and …

5 Ways to Have Your Customers Fund Your Business

Author John Mullins challenges the wildly held notion that startups need to raise institutional dollars to succeed.<p>A long-held notion in entrepreneurial circles is that the way to start and grow a thriving business is to come up with a great "idea", write a great business plan, raise capital from …

6 Tips for Hosting an Inexpensive (Yet Classy!) Apartment Housewarming Party

Throwing yourself an apartment housewarming party seems like such a grown-up thing to do, doesn’t it? Now that you’ve got your own place, you want to …

33 Things Every New Yorker Should Do This Fall

There are crisp days perfect for walks in the park, hot apple cider from local farmers markets, and football.<p>Plenty of events and festivals, from the New York City Marathon to the Wine & Food Festival, also take place.<p>Autumn officially starts Sept. 22, so get ready for the new season with our …