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Outdoorsy, the ‘Airbnb of RVs,’ rolls up $25 million in fresh funding

According to serial entrepreneur Jeff Cavins, more than 35 million people each year look to rent an RV — 38 percent of them so-called millennials. Yet they often walk away from the experience empty-handed. The reason, he says: there are fewer than 100,000 commercial owned vehicles available from …

RVs

What this British politician’s terrible app can teach us about UX design

Earlier this month history was made when UK culture secretary Matt Hancock became the first UK Member of Parliament to launch his own app. The aptly named Matt Hancock MP app had something of a mixed reception from a bemused media. While the general aim, to allow Matt to connect with his West …

Apps

It's Way Past Time to Let Go of These 7 Entrepreneurship Myths

What we don't know is a small problem compared with what we're sure is true -- which is flat-out wrong.<p>Co-Founder of E2M Solutions Inc.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is so much more than just a job. It's a way of life. Year after year, the very concept …

Entrepreneurship

BITCOIN 101: A beginner's guide to understanding the cryptocurrency, illustrated like a children's book

Bitcoin, the digital currency that's been monopolizing conversations, has grown rapidly in value in the last year. Unfortunately, it's not always an easy concept to understand, much less to get involved in.<p>Now, Cash App, Square's payment app that lets friends settle debts, is inserting itself into …

Cryptocurrency

Surface Pro 4 owners are putting their tablets in freezers to fix screen flickering issues #flickergate

It’s being called Flickergate<p>Hundreds of Surface Pro 4 owners have been complaining about screen flickering issues on their tablets. A thread over at Microsoft’s support forums shows that the problems have been occurring for more than a year, and most devices affected are out of warranty. Dubbed …

Surface Pro 4

Tryb Group raises $30M to develop fintech platforms for Southeast Asia

Tryb Group, a Singapore-based organization focused on fintech services in Southeast Asia, has landed a $30 million investment from Makara Capital.<p>The invest comes from Makara’s $770 million joint fund with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), which is focused on finding valuable IP …

South-east Asia

StoreHub lands $5.1M help SMEs in Southeast Asia digitize their business

StoreHub, a startup that helps retailers digitize their business, has closed a $5.1 million Series A round led by Vertex Venture to expand in Southeast Asia.<p>The startup was founded in 2014 and it offers point-of-sale technology and digital services to retailers. The idea is to help bring the long …

South-east Asia

Tencent Is Coming for Apple and Alphabet's Profits With These New Apps

Tencent Holdings (TCEHY) , China's biggest internet company by market value, is on a collision course with Apple (AAPL) and Alphabet (GOOGL) with its …

Apps

The Blocks modular smartwatch is finally available to buy after years of delays

Kickstarter devices are shipping, and new customers can expect delivery before April<p>It’s been a long road to market for Blocks, a modular smartwatch that was first announced back in 2015, but at CES 2018 the company has said that it’s finally selling watches to the general public (via <i>TechCrunch</i>).<p>To …

Wearable Tech

Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Win – and Neither Did His Campaign

On the afternoon of November 8, 2016, Kellyanne Conway settled into her glass office at Trump Tower. Right up until the last weeks of the race, the …

Donald Trump

How to build on your app user data for a foolproof marketing plan

The app world is a fascinating place. Given all the advancements in AI and machine learning, the process of marketing in this regard requires a very particular approach. While this technology certainly doesn’t hold ALL of the answers, the incorporation of big data can significantly help developers …

How Eve crowdfunded its way to a surprise laptop success story

The China trip was only supposed to last 10 days. For Konstantinos Karatsevidis, the 23-year-old CEO of a new gadget maker called Eve, it was just a …

The fascinating reason why clowns paint their faces on eggs

Professional clowns must choose a unique facial makeup design – and they have an unusual way of ‘protecting’ it from copycats. Legal researchers Dave Fagundes and Aaron Perzanowski investigate.<p>Inside a church in east London, a clown called Mattie Faint is clutching a very special kind of egg. …

With $70M from Alphabet, UnitedMasters replaces record labels

Record labels are obsolete. They haven’t kept up as music evolved from selling CDs to streaming songs to promoting concert tickets and merchandise. Labels were meant to help artists generate albums, fame, and money. But now anyone can record themselves and no one “buys” music. So today that …

Music Industry

China is opening a massive VR theme park next month

Clear your schedules and count up your vacation days, everyone: A massive virtual reality theme park is opening next month in Guiyang, China.<p>The park, called the East Valley of Science and Fantasy, was designed to be a science fiction world. The park site says it will include VR recreation halls, …

Virtual Reality

Netflix Knows Some Very Strange Things About Public Viewing Habits

"Netflixing in Public"—the act of watching Netflix out in the world, not to be confused with "Netflix and chill"—is officially a thing. Ever since …

Televisions

How to Turn Content Into an Actual Product

How these successful companies turned information into profit.<p>Entrepreneur Network Contributor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Tom Ellsworth talks about how you can take content or information and turn it into a viable business model. You might at first …

Business Strategy

Amazon is reportedly developing a free, ad-supported video streaming service

<b>Update (November 14):</b> An Amazon spokesperson provided the following statement to The Verge: "We have no plans to create a free, ad-supported version …

Smart TV

7 Things Most First-Time Founders Get Wrong

Every business is different but the mistakes people make are often the same.<p>Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a company is hard. There's a reason that over 80 percent of all companies fail within 18 months. Luck certainly plays a part, …

Entrepreneurship

4 Strategies for Skipping the VC Dog-and-Pony Show So You Really Own Your Company

With the right strategies in place, successful business can be built with little to no funding.<p>Entrepreneur, Growth Hacker and Marketer<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you looking for ways to grow your business without raising VC funding? In this digital era, you …

Small Business

Arm your PC with this award-winning firewall — 70% off

Think about how many hours a day you spend browsing the internet and using your computer. If you’re like most people, that number is at least a few …

Someone posted the longest tweet ever with more than 30,000 characters

Just when Twitter expanding to 280 characters from its longtime 140-character limit seemed like an earth-shattering decision, a couple hackers blew …

Are holograms the future of how we capture memories?

Holographic time capsules<p>When Los Angeles-based actress and interior designer Ashley Martin Scott responded to a casting call for “mom and baby” back in April 2015, details were scant.<p>“I pretty much came into it blindly, not knowing what to expect, aside from ‘a mom and a baby,’” Scott said. “And …

Now you can use Apple Pay to send cash to friends, family, and babysitters

At Apple’s WWDC conference back in June, the company announced that it was giving Apple Pay a person-to-person payment option akin to Venmo and functionality built into Facebook Messenger and Snapchat. Apple Pay Cash turned out not to be ready to ship when iOS 11 did in September. But <b>it’s enabled</b> …

Twitter's 280-character limit comes to the masses

Twitter's experiment with doubling the maximum tweet length was apparently a success. The social network is expanding support for 280-character tweets to every language "where cramming was an issue" -- that is, almost all of them. You're still capped at 140 if you write in Chinese, Japanese or …

Setapp by the numbers: here’s how the ‘Netflix of apps’ is doing so far

MacPaw’s Setapp subscription app service is about to enter its second year since launching a public beta last December and is officially opening for business in January. So, how is the Netflix of Mac apps doing so far? MacPaw shared a few key numbers with <i>9to5Mac</i> to offer a glimpse at the business …

Apps

Google reportedly wants to take on Amazon's audiobook business

Amazon has long dominated the audiobook market online with Audible, which sells retail titles and also offers subscriptions to its service. Now, it looks like Google might be getting in on the game with the impending introduction of audiobooks in the Play Store.<p>Android Police noted in a teardown of …

America’s oldest auto association wants consumers to overcome their fear of driverless cars

The American Automobile Association doesn’t want the future to leave it behind.<p>On Nov. 8, the association, in partnership with French transportation company Keolis, will launch an all-electric, self-driving shuttle in downtown Las Vegas, geared at familiarizing consumers with the nascent …

Autonomous Vehicle

Virtual Reality tours go to the next level

Ever wanted to visit Egypt’s Pyramids but never had the chance? Well now you can do the next best thing and go on a virtual reality tour of the inside of the Great Pyramid of Giza.<p>Using 3D technology the Scan Pyramids Project team allows visitors wearing headsets to explore the Queens Gallery and …

There’s precedent for Amazon competing with so many companies. It doesn’t end well.

Perhaps no other company in history has sold so many different products (354 million) while competing against so many other companies (hundreds). In the past, that power hasn’t lasted. Amazon is betting it will be different.<p>Amazon today is a retailer, a logistics network, a book publisher, a movie …

eCommerce