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Box jumps 70% in first big IPO of 2015

Welcome to Wall Street, Box. What took you so long?<p>A year after it first began the process of going public, Box made a big splash in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday morning.<p>Box, trading under the ticker symbol "BOX," opened at $20.20. That's a big bump from its initial public …

Venture Capital

What Are Your Sales Reps Telling Customers? Now You Can Figure It Out.

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Marketers have fine-tuned their methods for identifying, tracking and nurturing leads. But what happens once a lead is handed over to sales? Are reps having valuable conversations? This is where we start to lose the trail. What …

Customers

New Accuracy Leap Could Speed Arrival of Superfast Quantum Computers

Quantum qubits, now with fewer errors!<p>Research teams at the University of New South Wales claim to have developed two new types of “quantum bits” that process data with nearly 100 percent accuracy, addressing one of the key stumbling blocks in the promising realm of quantum computers.<p>These machines …

Cannabis can be highly addictive, major study finds

Research conducted over 20 years links long-term cannabis use with mental illness, lower academic attainment and lower birth-weight of children<p>Cannabis can be highly addictive, cause mental health problems and lead to hard drug use, according to a major study led by a leading British expert on …

Driverless cars get green light for testing on public roads in UK

The UK is to encourage the development of driverless cars on its roads, it was announced on Wednesday, with a multimillion-pound research fund and a review into the relevant laws around road safety.<p>The business secretary, Vince Cable, said a £10m fund will be made available for driverless car …

10 Essential Startup Lessons That You May Not Have Learned in College

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This year you may have attended a graduation party or two or even have recently had one of your own. Earning a degree is something that should be celebrated. But unless you are looking for certain technical skills, college is …

Entrepreneurship

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

5 Tips for Investing in Mutual Funds

Investing in mutual funds is a popular strategy for wealth building because it’s relatively easy to do, while adding a level of diversity to a …

Change.org now has a community of 50M ready to change the world

Online petitions platform Change.org reached a huge milestone today, when its 50 millionth user registered on the site.<p>The San Francisco-based organization is fast becoming a household name around the world. It offers a means for ordinary people to start petitions against corporations, politicians, …

This Prediction Algorithm Can Tell If Your Startup Will Fail

Instead of guessing, consulting, or offering advice based on years of experience, Growth Science is trying to take the disruption theory to a whole …

Harvard Business School

The 17 Hottest Enterprise Mobile Startups Right Now

Office-bound employees are now free to roam and work on their personal devices. Road warriors and field workers now have a device as powerful as a PC that fits in their pockets.<p>A lot of attention is given to startups that create mobile apps for consumers (from Flipboard to Snapchat) but the …

Apple maps: how Google lost when everyone thought it had won

Apple's maps have turned out to be a hit with iPhone and iPad users in the US - despite the roasting that they were given when they first appeared in September 2012.<p>But Google - which was kicked off the iPhone after it refused to give Apple access to its voice-driven turn-by-turn map navigation - …

America's first next-gen aircraft carrier takes high tech to sea

The world's most-advanced aircraft carrier should be meeting a bottle of champagne today. Head on.<p>The USS Gerald R. Ford will be christened during a ceremony in Newport News, Va., an event that will usher in the next generation of aircraft carriers. The Gerald R. Ford is the first of its class -- …

The Best Investing Advice From Top Pros

Want to make the most of your investments? We asked six experts from top investing firms for their favorite pieces of advice when it comes to fine …

Investing

SAP Cutting Back on Development of Business ByDesign

German software giant SAP appears close to ending active development of its Business ByDesign suite of applications.<p>The company said Saturday that it …

Financially independent in 10 years: a plan

The plan is to be financially independent in a decade. I can see now that it <i>can</i> be done. And I can see <i>how</i> it will be done.<p>The thought of it is making …

UK university drops investment in U.S. drone firm after protests

Kenya mall attack: dozens more bodies believed buried under rubble

Scores more bodies are believed to be buried under rubble in Kenya's Westgate shopping mall as gruesome details continued to emerge on Wednesday from the aftermath of the four-day terrorist siege.<p>As one morgue in Nairobi said it was preparing for up to 160 new corpses, an intelligence source told …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Hopes For U.S.–Iran Engagement Run High At U.N. Meeting

Secretary of State John Kerry to see his Iranian counterpart, but will Obama shake hands with Iran's new president?<p>UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations General Assembly has Iran rapprochement fever this year.<p>The prospect of high-level engagement between U.S. and Iranian officials during the annual …

Nairobi attack: Kenya forces comb Westgate site

<b>Kenyan forces are securing the Nairobi shopping centre attacked by suspected al-Shabab militants, as the stand-off enters its fourth day.</b><p>A senior police source said early on Tuesday the operation was "over", however journalists at the scene have reported sporadic gunfire at the mall.<p>There has been …