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How to Build Your Instagram Account from Scratch

We all know the importance of social media today. Whether you are a business or a brand there are a multitude of reasons for you to keep up with your …

How Social Native is Becoming the King of Native Advertising

Social Native is turning content creation on its head to help brands connect with consumers.<p>If anyone has an eye for what's next in the world of marketing, it's probably Jeff Ragovin.<p>After co-founding and being one of the key figures in building Buddy Media into a major Salesforce acquisition and …

Digital Advertising

Easing China’s Housing Bubble Has Unintended Side Effects

In China’s two-speed property market, prescriptions for deflating big-city bubbles are having unintended side-effects in smaller towns.<p>Soaring prices …

The Internet of Things is looking for its VisiCalc

There’s an interesting dualism in attitude toward the Internet of Things:<p><b>We’re all sure IoT is going to be huge. But no one needs it right …

Internet of Things

The surprisingly simple economic case for giving refugees cash, not stuff

Andrew Harper has a staff of 600, a budget of more than $280 million, and an office littered with color-coded maps marked by hand-drawn arrows. Violet is for Isis, orange for Al-nusra Front, and green for the government of Syria. The arrows are for people: Since 2011, nearly 700,000 have poured …

Financial Services

The $6 trillion opportunity in the IoT

In short, the IoT is a network of objects connected to the Internet that can collect and exchange data.<p>That brand new car loaded with apps? Internet of Things. The smart home devices that let you control the thermostat and lights with one voice command? Internet of Things. That fitness tracker that …

5 old school social media tactics that are no longer effective

There are few greater joys in a marketer’s life than experimenting with a new technique — and having it work like a charm.<p>You feel like a cross between a scientist, an artist, and a magician, am I right?<p>After doing a little celebrating, you officially add the tactic to your repertoire, update your …

6 ways to play 'Pokémon GO' while having a positive impact on the world

It's easy to poke (poké?) fun at "Pokémon GO" for the ridiculous news stories it's spawned, but it can be a catalyst for some seriously amazing things, too.<p>Here are six ways you can play "Pokémon GO" and have a positive impact on the world.

Tesla has big, big plans for the next 4 years

Elon Musk's plans for the coming decade are nothing short of ambitious.<p>Among other things, Tesla's CEO has promised to dramatically increase car production, launch one (or possibly two) completely new cars, and conquer self-driving vehicles by 2020.<p>Here's a closer look at what exactly Musk has …

Silicon Valley's rebel investor talks profits, Trump, and how big investors have 'sobered up'

Venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya is an outspoken voice in Silicon Valley.<p>The investor, who was born in Sri Lanka, started his career at AOL, then went to Facebook to lead user growth, increasing the site's number of users from 50 million to 700 million in just four years and becoming a …

The 10 best architects of all time, ranked

New Yorkers don’t have to look very far to see the power of architecture: It boasts an iconic skyline, after all, made up of buildings ranging from …

The Fed's focus on 'too big to fail' won't save taxpayers from the next bailout

Passing the test amounts to being given a clean bill of health by the Fed. So are taxpayers - who were on the hook for the initial US$700 billion TARP bill to bail out the banks in 2008 - now safe?<p>Yes, but only until the next crisis.<p>Skeptics of these tests (myself included) argue that passing them …

You Are What You Read: The Books That Inspire Successful Entrepreneurs

Everybody has a favourite book, a tome that has been a source of inspiration or influence, and entrepreneurs are no different, except that their top reads tend to be business books that have often helped guide them through their start-up journey.<p>Dale Carnegie’s ‘How to Win Friends & Influence …

Tips for Starting a Company Without Any Business Skills

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: What advice do you have for someone looking to start a fashion company but has no experience in the field of business?</b> <i><br>-- Twitter profile Dalphine Twins</i><p><b>A:</b> Some of the most successful founders I’ve had the pleasure of mentoring …

Entrepreneurship

Uber is being mocked by its biggest competitor in China

According to Zhen Liu, SVP of Strategy at Uber China, the car service will not only catch up to, but beat dominant rival Didi within the next year. "Last year, we were only operating in eight cities and we were [at] about one percent market share, Liu said in an interview at Converge in Hong …

Assad's army captured a key breadbasket, and now 600,000 Syrians face starvation

The people of East Ghouta have survived a three-year siege thanks to produce grown in fields near their homes — and now that they have lost that territory they face a grim fate, similar to other besieged, and starving, parts of Syria.<p>President Bashar al-Assad's army and its allies capitalized on …

World's first 3D-printed office building completed in Dubai

We first reported on what's now dubbed the Office of the Future back in 2015. Taking up a footprint of 250 sq m (2,690 sq ft), the building is …

United Arab Emirates

The Problem With Intuition In Digital Design

What is intuition?<p>“Intuition is a very powerful thing, more powerful than intellect” - Steve Jobs<p>Intuition lets us make decisions about what we think …

UX Design

Secretive $20 billion startup Palantir is buying $225 million of stock back from employees

That's a higher price per share than how some investors currently value the company, says the report. Palantir last raised a whopping $880 million in December 2015, at a valuation around $20 billion.<p>Investment firms like Morgan Stanley, Transamerica, and Fidelity value their Palantir shares at …

Why Self-Driving Cars Can't Happen in the U.S. Right Now

In the past few years, cars that drive themselves have gone from science fiction to road ready. Buoyed by investments from the likes of Google and …

The 5 Reasons Your Startup Idea Is Going to Fail

<i>Not all ideas pan out, and these five reasons are usually the reason.</i><p>It's a harsh truth to face, but the reality is, not all startup ideas--even the seemingly brilliant ones--end up being the basis for blowout successes. Most of them end up failing, with the entrepreneurs who came up with them …

Dropbox cut a bunch of perks and told employees to save more as Silicon Valley startups brace for the cold

When Dropbox employees walked into their new office on Brannan Street last month, they were dazzled by something they hadn't seen before — a gleaming, 5-foot-tall panda statue made of chrome.<p>The statue was made in recognition of the company's panda mascot. It was seen as a stamp of approval, …

Billion-Dollar Social Marketing Startup Sprinklr Extends Reach

In early April, billion-dollar marketing startup Sprinklr closed its ninth acquisition in two years, paying an undisclosed sum for social analytics …

When mobsters meet hackers — the new, improved bank heist

The unprecedented heist of $81 million from the U.S. account of Bangladesh's central bank is the latest among increasingly large thefts by criminals who have leveraged the speed and anonymity of hacking to revolutionize burgling banks.<p>Hundreds of millions of dollars, and perhaps much more, have …

Amazon and Flipkart are speechless after India announces new foreign investment rules

The Indian government has clarified its policy for foreign direct investment (FDI) in the fast-growing e-commerce sector. And the new policy seems to have left some of the large incumbents dumbstruck.<p>India has allowed 100% FDI in online retail consumer businesses that operate as …

India

Good riddance, gig economy: Uber, Ayn Rand and the awesome collapse of Silicon Valley’s dream of destroying your job

The Uber model just doesn’t work for other industries. The price points always fail — and that’s a good thing<p>The New York Times’ Farhad Manjoo recently wrote an oddly lamenting piece about how “the Uber model, it turns out, doesn’t translate.” Manjoo describes how so many of the “Uber-of-X” …

Why Entrepreneurs Are Today's Artists (and Why It Matters)

What is today's greatest source of creativity, expression, social change, progress, innovation, introspection, performance, determination, struggle, challenge, and even truth and beauty?<p>Artists change how we see and think about the world. Visiting Paris's Musee D'Orsay for the first time in twenty …

Entrepreneurship

Iran is about to start selling oil that may cost just $1 a barrel

Citi, at the time, expected oil to go back up to $63 a barrel in 2015, after the price plummeted below $50.<p>Today, oil sits at $37 a barrel. Goldman Sachs recently agreed it could tumble as low as $20 a barrel, a level that would decimate the already heavily damaged economies of Saudi Arabia and …

IDEO’s Employee Engagement Formula

Florentijn Hofman<p>IDEO’s origin story sometimes sounds like a myth or a fable, but it’s actually true. David Kelley founded the company with a simple goal: to create a workplace made up of his best friends. In the beginning he did, in fact, bring in some of his closest buddies to launch the Silicon …

Employee Engagement

This simple negotiation tactic brought 195 countries to consensus

Negotiations are difficult by nature. Managing negotiations between 195 countries in order to arrive at a legally binding agreement, on the other hand, is nearly impossible. This was the problem that United Nations officials faced over two weeks at this month’s climate-change summit in Paris. To …

Southern Africa