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Lying awake at 3am? Perhaps you should try biphasic sleeping

Poor sleep and insomnia can make you less effective, but it’s still not necessary to stay in bed for eight hours<p>Madonna, Margaret Thatcher and Donald Trump all claim to have thrived on four hours or less of sleep. If it’s good enough for the queen of pop and the Iron Lady, should entrepreneurs be …

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Lessons Learned: Baking Site Says No to Shark Tank

Many of the most successful online retailers sell products that solve problems. Daniel Rensing, who grew up in Levittown, N.Y., created a clever …

New dating apps cut to the chase, set up dates quickly

Tedious, frustrating, emotionally draining — that's how Eve Peters felt about online dating after seven years in the industry. Customers repeatedly told the former product lead at OKCupid Labs the whole affair is too time-consuming, and, based on complaints and her own personal experience, she felt …

These 4 Apps Will Make Your Dining-Out Experience Awesome

Former West Coast Editor<p>Despite usual dining etiquette, sometimes it's OK to play with your phone at the table, even when you’re at a restaurant. Especially if you’re using one of the cool, new apps specifically designed to enhance your dining out experience.<p>Whether you’re looking to score a …

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Bye Whatsapp, Hello Telegram (And Later... Bye TG, Hello WhatsNext)

It started casually enough. A group of Young Global Leaders, a community established by the World Economic Forum, were going to the annual conference in Davos in Jan 2014. With over one hundred of the community present, spread out over kilometers of a snowy Swiss town, it can be very hard to …

How I Spent 10 Minutes Per Week to Triple My Twitter Followers

I wanted to share a quick technique that has allowed me to triple my Twitter followers over the past few months.<p>Now, it’s obvious that one of the …

Meet Luxy, The New Dating App That Calls Itself 'Tinder, Minus The Poor People'

None, however, are quite like "Luxy," a new dating app that calls itself "Tinder, minus the poor people."<p>That's right, there's now a dating app geared toward millionaires, supermodels, celebs, CEOs, and others in the 1%.<p>"With the rise of high-speed digital dating, it's about time somebody …

12 Simple Strategies for Building Your Mobile-Marketing List

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Here is a scenario to consider. Say you sent out a direct mail letter and 95 percent of the people who received it opened it and read it within five minutes. And say that those who responded to the letter did so in about 90 …

3 Steps to Forming Partnerships with Influencers on Tumblr

As an important part of your Tumblr marketing, an influencer partnership should benefit both the influencer and your company in order to be a successful campaign and ideally, a long-term relationship.<p>Once you’ve identified an influential Tumblr blog you’d like to partner with, create a quick …

Lessons Learned On App Design For Fast-Growth Markets

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Alan Mamedi is the co-founder and CEO of Truecaller. He is based in Stockholm.</i><p>One of the typical mistakes developers make is thinking that because they’ve had success in one corner of the globe, they should be able to employ the same strategy to drive adoption elsewhere. The truth of …

What it Takes to Launch Uber, Hailo and Citymapper in a New City

For most tech companies, expansion is all about country-by-county localization. When your service requires a city-by-city approach, the operation can be far bigger and more complicated.<p>To find out what such a granular approach to expansion involves, we spoke to three companies at different stages …

9 Advanced -- and Ethical -- Techniques for Spying on Your Competitors Online

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to spy on your competitors? The information you need is publicly available and freely accessible.<p>In this article, I’ll show you the tools and techniques that will allow you to scope out the competition. You can even use …

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Forget Google Analytics, FullStory lets you 'replay' any visitor's interaction with your website

Web developers can find it challenging to fix bugs that users report if they can’t recreate the problem themselves. But FullStory, a company started by a group of ex-Google employees, is building a product that can help with that.<p>FullStory, which is announcing today that it has raised a new $1.2 …

Tinder, A $500 Million Dating App, Used This Pitch Deck When It Was Just A Tiny Startup

Tinder isn't a traditional startup since the majority of it is owned by IAC. But like many young companies, it began as a fledgling idea under another name, Match Box.<p>What was Tinder like when it was first devised in 2012?<p>TechCrunch's Jordan Crook found an early Tinder pitch deck. Here's what the …

Start-Ups Need a Minimum Viable Brand

Sometimes it seems like Steve Jobs’ notorious reality distortion field has extended to all of Silicon Valley. Some eager entrepreneurs think their new product is so brilliant and so unlike anything else out there, that they just need to make it available and people will start clamoring over it. …

How Candy Crush gets you hooked - six addictive tricks

Casual games like Candy Crush Saga and Angry Birds may look simple, but underneath those bright colours, calming sounds and flashing messages, there's a lot of deep thinking going on.<p>In the era of omnipresent smartphones and tablets, these sacharrine treats are nigh-on inescapable, and as …

7 Reasons Why Your Startup Will Fail (And How to Soften the Blow)

<i>Rahul Varshneya is the co-creator of Foster.fm, a platform that helps startups grow their business through social media.</i><p>If you’re going to start up, you are bound to fail. This is not a primer to make sure you succeed, as there are many factors that can contribute to failure. But these are the …

Fake Camera Commercial Shows How Dumb Today's Tech Will Someday Look

The Walley POS-86 is "the most advanced camera ever built." It's impossible to ignore all the power packed in its svelte 25-pound frame. And if …