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You can now run Android apps on a Mac or PC with Google Chrome

Google’s convergence of Chrome and Android is taking a big step forward this week. After launching a limited App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) back in September, Google is expanding its beta project to allow Android apps to run on Windows, OS X, and Linux. It’s an early experiment designed primarily for …

3 Ways to Stay as Passionate About Your Business as When You Started

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Pregnant women often struggle to swallow, and keep down the “horse pill” prenatal vitamins. This seemed crazy to me and I wanted to do something about it. I had fallen in love with a problem.<p>I always had a passion for women’s issues, so …

Entrepreneurship

7 Unexpected Signs You Might Be an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer, Ryan Holmes, published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>Remember Jeff Foxworthy? The comedian made a splash back in the ‘90s with his (slightly un-PC) “You might be a redneck” routine. Among his classic one-liners: …

Entrepreneurship

Microsoft HoloLens won't be the next Google Glass, and that's a good thing

Microsoft stunned audiences of Wednesday's Windows 10 event by unveiling HoloLens, the company's augmented-reality headset and platform.<p>Not only is …

A 9-Step Framework for Creating a Morning Ritual

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Rituals are the secret to productivity and working more effectively. After all there's a certain magic to them.<p>They can put the various minutiae of your life on autopilot, so that you can use your brainpower to focus on what’s important: …

Productivity

11 Foolproof Ways to Grow Your Small-Business Facebook Following

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your business may have a solid marketing strategy, but are you an effective <i>Facebook marketer</i>?<p>Facebook estimates that it is home to more than 30 million active small-business pages. How will yours get noticed? How do you turn one fan into …

Social Media

5 Fears You'll Need to Conquer Before Starting a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is treacherous ground. You’ll face great risks, from the inception of your company through the growth stage, and even as you stabilize and gain momentum. If you’re going to be successful as a business owner, you need to …

Entrepreneurship

7 ways to instill work-life balance at your startup

<i>This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture</i> …

Turning Customers Into Cultists

Why many companies now take their cues from religious sects<p>In the third week of September, thousands of people organized themselves into neat lines that snaked along the city blocks of New York, Seattle, London, and dozens of other cities around the world. Sleeping in cardboard boxes, or keeping …

Google came up with a formula for deciding who gets promoted—here’s what happened

About 7 years ago, Google founded its People Analytics team, which collects and uses data to bolster the company’s own management practices. (You can thank this group for the death of Google’s infamous brain-teaser interview questions.)<p>The group had a simple founding mission, according to Google’s …

Financial Services

This Working Flying Car Prototype Is Absolutely Stunning

Stefan Klein and Juraj Vaculik, cofounders of a Slovakian startup called AeroMobil, have created a beautiful prototype that has already been on several successful test flights.<p>We touched base with Klein and Vaculik to hear more about their amazing vehicle.

Flying Car

A Stealth E-Commerce Startup Is Offering People Who Aren't Employees Up To 100,000 Shares Of Common Stock

The company, which promises to be "the most brilliant way to shop," is the brainchild of Marc Lore, the former CEO of Quidsi.<p>Lore has said that Jet will be a "new kind of e-commerce experience," and previous reports hint it could price products dynamically, based on where they're stored in …

eCommerce

The Incredible Business Savvy Behind Taylor Swift Inc.

Music phenom Taylor Swift debuted the fastest-selling album of last 12 years. Here's how the star continues to stay on top.<p>Unless you've been living under a rock, Taylor Swift is having a moment. She's not yet 25 and she's already a pop chart veteran. Her new album "1989" was responsible for 22 …

Biggest Failures, Best Advice and Defining Success From 14 Inspiring Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I recently connected with some of the most inspiring men and women in entrepreneurship. I asked them to share the best advice they’ve ever received, their biggest failure, lessons learned and their definition of success. Here what they …

Entrepreneurship

Using Hypnosis To Be Better At Business

Entrepreneurs and executives use many tools and rituals to stay focused and get ahead. Jack Dorsey assigns business themes to each day of his workweek, Winston Churchill worked from his bed each morning, and President Harry Truman would down a shot of bourbon after a brisk walk each morning before …

This is Google’s incredibly simple hiring formula

Google’s intensive studies on hiring that have changed how it works, leading to the elimination of brainteaser questions and GPA as deciding hiring factors. But the most important rule it follows is remarkably simple: to never once compromise on a high hiring bar.<p>Once you do, each person you hire …

The 7 Toughest Startup Lessons You Don't Want to Learn the Hard Way

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I started my first business at 19 years old and thought I knew it all. The business quickly grew to $500,000 in gross revenue with five employees in three states. Business was good, but because I didn’t learn how to manage my business, …

Entrepreneurship

In Their Own Words: Inspiring Quotes from 16 Iconic Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

5 Rules for Making the Leap to Full-time Entrepreneur

If you want to launch a startup, you need need to totally commit yourself financially and timewise.<p>Some people simply can't leave a relationship--no matter how bad it is--until they're certain they have the next one locked down. This leads to sometimes months of overlap, "should I or shouldn't I?" …

7 Film Biographies to Inspire Every Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Movies are a great source of inspiration, and while there is no dearth of good fictional movies, what really inspires me are biographies. Fiction requires a powerful imagination and have strengths of their own, but true stories are the …

Wall Street

No Money to Start a Business? No Problem. Try These 5 Options.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You might be limited to a strict budget when you want to start a business, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have any options. It is possible to start a business with very little money, if you have the right combination of skills, work …

Small Business

17 Ways to Know You Were Born to Be an Entrepreneur

It can be hard to explain to non-entrepreneurs why you choose such a challenging journey. Here's what to tell them.<p>Being an entrepreneur is hard. <i>Really</i> hard.<p>You put everything on the line: your talent, your creativity, your ideas, your money, and yet you still do it, sometimes again and …

The 10 highest-paid jobs you can do from home

The number of people working from home has surged in recent years. The economic downturn, coupled with changes in work patterns, means that freelancers have become the fastest growing group in the UK labour market.<p>There are now 4.2m home workers - a rise of 30pc from 1998, according to the Office …

Xiaomi Aims To Raise At $40 Billion And Become World's Most Valuable Private Tech Firm

Xiaomi, the Chinese electronics manufacturer and fourth-largest smartphone maker in the world, is exploring the option of raising funding that could value the company at more than $40 billion.<p>Multiple sources confirmed to FORBES that the Beijing company is considering raising more money and …

How ISIS Became One Of The World's Most Dangerous Terrorist Groups

Three years later it had all fallen apart.<p>Al Qaeda in Iraq turned into ISIS, seized Iraq's second-largest city, took over large sections of Iraq and neighboring Syria, and triggered a full-on regional crisis.<p>Between the divisively sectarian policies of former Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and …

Middle East

Report: Women hold a mere 7 percent of tech-leadership positions — and that's down from last year

A new survey of 3,211 chief information officers finds that women make up only 7 percent of top tech positions — down 2 percent from last year.<p>“This suggests that while we do not yet see enough women entering the industry, if they do embark on a career in IT, there is more chance that they could …

An autonomous octo-copter transport truck is as amazing as you'd expect

Advanced Tactics' (AT) autonomous Black Knight Transformer may not be small enough to get eaten by an aircraft's engine, but it still falls under the purview of the FAA after completing its first flight. The large and unwieldy-looking beast is lifted by eight motors that swing out from the frame …