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How Real-Time Analytics Will Kill A Financial Tradition

Traditions can be as dangerous as they are comforting. Sure, it’s fine to enjoy spectacular fireworks every New Year’s Eve, or just blow out some candles on every birthday.<p>But do you know why a bride cuts her wedding cake? Or why she goes on to cut each end off of a roast before cooking it?<p>“While …

Big Data

4 Questions to Ask to Hire a Great 'Biz Dev' Team for Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You've likely enjoyed those fancy coffee drinks at Starbuck's. But did you know that bottled coffee drinks and other grocery items account for nearly 10 percent of Starbucks’ revenue? Have you ever wondered how those Frappuccinos ended up …

Business Development

3 Reasons You Should Sell Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the back of their heads, many entrepreneurs are thinking, "when should I sell my business?" Owners who ponders over selling their business does not always do so out of financial desperation or trouble but usually because they are …

Entrepreneurship

Why Entrepreneurs Are Selling Too Cheaply

Entrepreneurs rarely go into business thinking about how they might sell the enterprise one day. But as the business grows, there does come a time when owners start thinking about an exit strategy. They may have any one of several reasons for wanting to sell up. Some may have plans for a new …

Entrepreneurship

17 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

Sequoia Capital

Google displays the nutritional values of fast food meals

Google wants to count calories in your food photos someday, but until that happens, it can at least help you speed-search popular fast food meals. Say, you want to know what exactly you're consuming when you eat a Big Mac -- just type "calories in a Big Mac" or say it out loud after "OK, Google" …

Thinking of Quitting Your Entrepreneurial Quest? Read This First.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Has the entrepreneurial lifestyle kicked your butt? Are you thinking of throwing in the towel and going back to work for “the man?”<p>Hold onto that towel and don’t make any irrational decisions about getting a real job until you finish …

Entrepreneurship

These 23 tweeters will keep you plugged into the startup ecosystem. Follow ‘em now!

If you are a newbie startup geek, you might not know where to go to fulfill your thirst for startup updates. This post might help you get a bit of a …

Startups

10 Most Profitable Companies in Commodities

Almost all of the companies on this list have seen major declines in earnings, but they still generated enough to be the 10 largest in the …

Norway the first country in the world to announce it will phase out FM radio

Norwegians will no longer be able to tune into FM radio starting in 2017.<p>Norway is slated to become the first country in the world to shut down its …

Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Cutter

For those who want their veggies as delicious spaghetti. By using the Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Cutter, you can now enjoy pasta without the carbs. …

It’s official: Devs love Apple’s Swift language

Apple’s new programming language, Swift, has achieved widespread acclaim. While some deride it for not being a “finished product” out of the box, …

Stack Overflow

H2O Salamander trike turns into a boat when needed

The Filipino startup H2O has created a new automotive trike called the Salamander, and it comes in two iterations, both of them able to zip around on …

Indian Payments Startup MobiKwik Nabs $25M From Tree Line, Cisco, AmEx And Sequoia

The rise of e-commerce in India has triggered a wave of startups that are leveraging the increasing adoption of smartphones to provide mobile payment solutions. Alibaba invested in Paytm at an apparent billion dollar valuation earlier this year, and now MobiKwik is the latest to be flushed with new …

FinTech

Google Is Working On A New App Called GMeet

Google is apparently working on a new teleconferencing app called GMeet, the details about the new app were discovered by Florian Kiersch.<p>The new …

Gear & Gadgets

Some Of The Best UX And UI Resources

The tools you are using today may not be ideally suited for the next web or app design project you take on. Newer tools are constantly being …

Why Apple's Swift Language Will Instantly Remake Computer Programming

Chris Lattner spent a year and a half creating a new programming language—a new way of designing, building, and running computer software—and he …

Grifta is the modular gamepad that transforms into multiple configurations

<b>Update:</b> As promoised, Grifta launched its Kickstarter campaign on Monday.<p>Gamepads haven’t really changed much over the years. Sure, they’ve evolved …

Oculus Rift

Driverless cars through the years, in pictures

Tech Talk

Since its invention in 1960 by Charles Townes, the laser has become as ubiquitous in today’s technology as the transistor or the microprocessor. …

U.S. Air Force

Li-Fi-like System Would Bring 100-Gbps Speeds Straight to Your Computer

Photo: University of OxfordThe light that zips data across the Internet’s backbone used to stop a long way from the data’s final destination. Now it …

University of Oxford

Could Europe's New Grid Algorithm Black-out Belgium?

Two of the big European power grid stories from 2014 were the software-enabled enlargement of the European Union's common electricity market and a …

European Union

Video Friday: RoboCore, Anki Overdrive, Valkyrie's New Moves

RoboCore is a dedicated controller board that’s been designed from the ground up for robots. It’s sort of like an Arduino, except that instead of …

Robotics

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Follow these instructions to get 100GB of OneDrive cloud storage free for the next two years

Microsoft is running a new promotion in which they’re offering up 100GB of cloud storage space on OneDrive absolutely free. Here’s everything you …

Software

Goliath v Goliath: who will reign supreme in the Google v Amazon wars?

The Bezos ecommerce behemoth and the Schmidt-Brin-Page juggernaut seem to be on a permanent collision course. But could they, one day, become one?<p>A small handful of American companies define much of what we recognise as the web of today. Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo suck up …

Self-driving vehicles could cut U.S. car ownership by half

In the not-too-distant future, the typical picture of a big American household in the suburbs might include just one car in the driveway: A new …