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Why Starting Small Can Lead to a Better App

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The biggest question mobile app developers usually ask themselves is, 'how do I reach out to my customers?' Or, 'do my customers even want the app that I'm building?'<p>Building an app that brings traction and generates wealth …

Customers

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Why the Rap Genius Story Is Really About Google

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last week, lyrics-annotation site Rap Genius made headlines for a major Google no-no. The startup was accused of sending spammy emails asking bloggers to insert Rap Genius links into their sites in hopes of ranking higher on …

Google Search

Starting today, your iPhone can pester you to buy whatever you’re standing next to

If you own any iPhone more recent than the 4, walk into any US Apple retail store today and you’ll get a taste of the possibly-dystopian future of retail and the internet of things. That’s because Apple just rolled out a technology called iBeacon in all 254 of its US stores, and if you say “yes” to …

Macy's

Inside India’s Aadhar, The World’s Biggest Biometrics Database

India’s Unique Identification project, also known as Aadhar, earlier this week finished capturing demographic and biometric data of over half a billion residents–the largest biometric project of its kind currently in the world.<p>It’s been a multi-year effort not without its critics among privacy and …

India could replace the US as Facebook’s #1 market in a matter of months

Facebook has had wild success with its push into emerging markets.<p>Now Jana CEO Nathan Eagle is predicting that it will only be months before India supplants the US and becomes Facebook’s largest market in terms of users. Eagle earlier this month had forecast that most of the social networking …

Developing Countries

Yelp Doesn't Just Drive Customers Into Local Businesses, It's Also Getting Them To Buy

Yelp is indispensable to local searchers, especially those inclined to make a purchase. Ninety-three percent of U.S. Yelp users in a recent Nielsen study said they at least occasionally make a purchase from a local business after using Yelp. On mobile, Yelp's local services are even more relevant, …

Google Play charts to show tablet-optimized Android apps by default on bigger devices

Google isn't done trying to improve exposure for tablet-optimized Android apps. As of November 21st, Google Play will default to showing "Designed for tablets" apps when owners of those bigger devices browse top lists. Customers can still find phone-sized software if they like, but those titles …

MLB to use iOS 7's iBeacon for pointing out sights (and seats) in stadiums

Major League Baseball is becoming very iPhone-friendly: it gave iOS 6 users Passbook ticketing this season, and it's now planning a treat for iOS 7 users. A 2014 update to MLB's At the Ballpark app will use iOS 7's iBeacon feature to guide sports fans as they pass by low-power Bluetooth …

Sequoia - How to Present to Investors

When my co-founders and I started our first company, we didn't know anyone. So when we tried to raise money, it was hard to get first meetings at …

The One Thing You Can Control as Founder and CEO: You

Today’s topic is very near and dear to my heart because it’s all about me. Well, not me, specifically, but me, the Founder and CEO. Therefore, if …

Google drops a bomb on ad tech rivals | Financial Times

Print this page<p>If any single piece of technology underpins the $100bn global online advertising market, it is the cookie.<p>So news that Google plans to …

Good news: Boom times for Carrier Wi-Fi hotspots and Wi-Fi networks

Carriers — a euphemism for phone and cable companies — are known to hate any new technology that threatens their existing business models. For phone …

Elon Musk shows off Iron Man-style rocket design with gestures and 3D printing (video)

In another confirmation that Elon Musk lives life differently from the rest of us, he's just posted a new SpaceX video that's straight out of a sci-fi movie. In it, he demonstrates designing parts for a rocket the company could use just with hand gestures using a Leap Motion controller. After that, …

The One Thing Behind Tesla's Success

All hail the Model S.<p>The all-electric sedan from Tesla Motors is a winner. The Model S outsold Porsche, Fiat, Buick, Jaguar, Land Rover and five other companies in California, according to a report in QZ. It also outscored every other car in tests conducted by Consumer Reports. And just recently, …

Microsoft’s SkyDrive Adds Bing-Powered OCR Features

At its Build conference earlier this year, Microsoft launched its developer services for Bing, including the Bing Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Control. Today, the company announced that it is now using Bing’s OCR tools to extract text from photos uploaded to its SkyDrive cloud storage …

Martini Media Raises $14M To Target Ads At Rich People

Twenty-five percent of the population controls 75 percent of the spending, and advertisers will pay big bucks to advertise to find them. That’s Martini Media‘s job. This focus and the $22 million to $27 million it expects to earn in 2013 has helped it raise a $14 million Series D. Now it’s ready to …

5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 to pack Android 4.3, 3GB of RAM and Snapdragon 800 CPU, report says

A new Galaxy Note 3-related report from South Korea reveals some of the specs of the upcoming smartphone, including a 5.7-inch display.<p>Until recently, it was widely believed that the handset will have a 5.99-inch display but then a series of reports claimed that the handset will have a 5.7-inch …

Greylock Adds Former Quora, Facebook And Twitter Alum Andy Johns As ‘Growth Strategist In Residence’

How to get customers for your product is a huge area of interest these days as we see the rise of the “growth hacker.” Venture capital firm Greylock Partners is making an interesting move today relating to this new focus, adding Andy Johns as a Growth Strategist in Residence.<p>Johns most recently …

Can Wi-Fi let you see people through walls?

Do you really wish you had X-ray vision? Sure, it would be fun to see what your neighbors are doing behind those walls -- until you see something you wish you hadn't.<p>Regardless, researchers at MIT have developed a sensing technology that uses low-power Wi-Fi to detect moving people. It follows …

Wi-Fi