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The Random Events That Sparked 8 Of The World's Biggest Startups

These household names began as less-than-glamourous solutions to problems.<p>Light-bulb moments don’t happen on command, and brainstorming sessions rarely produce extraordinary results. More often it’s a random remark, event, or memory that sends an entrepreneur down the rabbit hole of innovation. …

Fitness tracker? Here's how you should think about setting goals

Did you get a fitness tracker over the holidays? Here's a few tips to get you started.<p>Fitness trackers can help you live a healthier lifestyle. These little devices are designed to motivate you to walk that extra mile to the train, rather than taking a cap. They are there to remind you not to eat …

Brain: Why exercise boosts IQ

If you want your mind to be sharper, the evidence suggests you should visit the gym. But how can exercising your muscles boost your brain power?<p>We tend to assume that brains don’t go with brawn – but that assumption is turning out to be seriously flawed. As the latest video from the Head Squeeze …

Eric Schmidt: The Next Google Is Out There In A Garage Somewhere

“The next Google won’t do what Google does, just as Google didn’t do what AOL did.”<p>On Monday, Google chairman Eric Schmidt stopped to give a talk in front of a bunch of hardware engineers at Native Instruments in Berlin, a company that specializes in software and hardware for computer-based audio …

Meet the 12-Year-Old CEO Who Runs a $150,000 Business

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

How Bill Gates Thinks

Author Steven Johnson talks to the engineer turned philanthropist about the future, technology, ice, capitalism, and optimism.<p>When interesting people hang out, interesting things tend to happen. So when we found out that Steven Johnson, author of <i>Where Good Ideas Come From</i> and <i>The Ghost Map</i> was going …

Diagnose An Ear Infection With A Smartphone Accessory

Now ear this<p>Is there anything that's worse than having a child who <i>might</i> be suffering from an ear infection? (Other, of course, than being said child.) A new device hopes to make those cases easier to diagnose by taking advantage of the powers of your smartphone.<p>Like the Peek Portable Eye Exam Kit, …

The Must-See Digital Health Startups of 2014 | THCB

Ten new digital health companies will demo their products for the first time in the <b>Launch!</b> session during the Health 2.0 8th Annual Fall Conference …

14 Tech Billionaires Who Never Got Their College Degree

But that's not the case for everyone, especially in the tech industry.<p>Billionaire investor Peter Thiel, for example, is paying $100,000 for kids to drop out of school and start their own companies.<p>Thiel has a point: Some of the most successful tech entrepreneurs have racked up billions of dollars …

Silicon Valley

Social music startup Serendip is shutting down

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Gilmanshin / Shutterstock<p>Israel-based social music startup Serendip is calling it quits: Co-founder and CEO Sagee …

iOS 8.2 brings back blood glucose tracking, explains Health data

In addition to supporting WatchKit and the Apple Watch, the iOS 8.2 software update will re-introduce some previously removed features in Apple’s Health app on iOS 8 as well as provide some feature enhancements. As discovered in the latest iOS 8.2 beta for developers, Apple is reintroducing support …

Burner phone? There's an app for that, and it's earning millions of dollars

It turns out there is a big market for a smarter, more adaptable approach to identity on your phone<p>Back in the spring of 2012, Greg Cohn and his co-founder Will Carter were working on a product that would let others know when they were available for a phone call. One of the features generated a …

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

Top 10 Gadgets

10<p>Apple Watch<p>The Apple Watch wants to do to your wrist what the iPhone did to your pocket: stick a computer there. For at least $349, watchwearers …

25 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>CodeAcademy</b>— Learn programming languages like HTML, CSS, and Javascript with this free, interactive resource.<p><b>Coursera</b>— With more than 800 free courses on topics that range from internet history to financial engineering, the education …

How to transform your fear of failure

Entrepreneurs often struggle when they start doing cold calls. They hate calling others to drum up business and they're not good at it, either. Their approach is too timid and they give up too soon when they encounter resistance. They don't manage objections well, so they don't bring home the bacon.<p>…

America's new CTO: What will open doors for women in tech?

<b>Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology by Vivek Wadhwa and Farai Chideya.</b><p>All of us have …

3 Scams That Will Ruin Your Startup | Inc.com

It's pretty messed up when you think about it. Here you are, a struggling entrepreneur trying to create something new. You're working ridiculous hours, not getting paid much, and are constantly stressed. As if things couldn't get any harder, all of a sudden a startup vulture attacks you.<p>I use the …

Google's First 21 Employees: Where Are They Now?

Some early Google employees have become entrepreneurs. Others are angel investors. A few are happily retired.<p>A Quora user compiled a list of all the original Googlers.

6 Small Changes to Your Morning Routine Will Transform Your Entire Day | Inc.com

The first few minutes of your morning are the most important of your day and can set the tone for positivity and productivity. Ideally, you have an app or clock that taps into your natural circadian rhythm and wakes you during your "best time" within a certain window. Getting jarred out of a deep …

Google trial lets you chat with doctors when you search for symptoms

Searching the web for symptoms of illness can be dangerous -- you could identify a real condition, but you also risk scaring yourself for no reason through a misdiagnosis. Google might have a solution that puts your mind at ease, though. The company has confirmed to Engadget that it's testing a …

3 Ways to Build a Happy Staff That Wants to Win

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most difficult aspects of running a business is building a team that’s on board with your mission, and with each other.<p>Despite the different types of personalities, behavioral styles, personal and business problems people have, …

Apple Introduces HealthKit For Tracking Health And Fitness Data

Over the last few years, dozens of devices and thousands of apps have emerged to help users track their activity levels, lose weight, and get more in shape. But Apple didn’t really have its own fitness app until now. Today at WWDC, Apple formally introduced HealthKit for iOS 8, the company’s first …

The Ambitious Plan to Teach 100,000 Poor Kids to Code

Shortly after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in February 2012, liberal activist Van Jones was talking with his friend Prince—yes, that …

Smartphone doctor: self diagnosis with new apps

Technology advancements are opening up opportunities for health based apps on smartphones which could help you self diagnose an illness<p>Medical tricorders are no longer just science fiction.<p>New advances in sensor <b>technology</b> are harnessing the computing power we already have in our <b>smartphones</b> to …

Apps

This Vest Isn’t For Style, It’s To Restart Your Heart

This smartly designed vest could help at-risk patients avoid a heart attack.<p>If you’re unlucky enough to have a heart attack, you may be prescribed a portable defibrillator. The device, which patients wear with a harness around their chest, senses for irregular rhythms and delivers a quick shock if …

There's Now An 'Instagram For Doctors'

It could be sending a photo to a doctor who isn't in the hospital at the moment or to a physician's assistant to give them background for a later checkup.<p>"One of the things I do as an ICU doctor is I connect with my colleagues keeping people up to date around the patients we care for together," …

3 Things That Will Help You Live In Hope

<b>Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.</b><p>Kevin Briggs presents a hard TED Talk. Hard to listen to, hard to hear the details, harder still if you are someone who lives with those details every day, as I do. Hard if you must fold the reality of loss to suicide into the fabric of life's …

Ward Off Interruptions That Kill Team Dynamics

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Companies invest a lot to enable their teams to work effectively. Leaders get chosen for their ability to meld cohesive groups. Workers get judged not just by talent but for their ability to work well with others.<p>Just because teams of …