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Facebook Launches A New Tool That Combats Fake News

During the presidential campaign trail late last year, substantial amounts of misleading information in the form of fake news spread about President Donald Trump and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Facebook and Google. Google responded by banning fake news outlets from the AdSense display …

10 exciting startups from Singapore that raised funding in 2016

Photo credit: tykhyi / 123RF.Despite a chill in the air, venture capital investment in Singaporean startups fared well in 2016. Mammoth rounds like …

What to Do When the Wrong Page Ranks for Your Keyword(s) - Whiteboard Friday

Picture this: You discover that your site is ranking for a keyword you've been targeting. Cause for celebration, right? But what if that ranking page …

Is It Time to Kiss LinkedIn Groups Goodbye?

LinkedIn is the most popular career networking site on the planet, with more than 414,000,000 users in more than 200 countries and territories.<p>With …

How a founder who says his business ‘doesn’t sound like a good idea’ raised $16 million

Rainforest CEO Fred Stevens-Smith and cofounder Russell Smith had been accepted into Y Combinator, the prestigious startup mentorship program.<p>But its core product — a service to track how much money a company was spending on the Amazon Web Services cloud — just wasn't coming together into something …

Google Warns Bloggers, Brands Of Tainted Posts

Google has sent a clear message to bloggers. Disclose the relationship and don't link to brand Web sites in exchange for products or services …

Bank Loans Are A Better Financing Option Than You Might Think

Morgan Hermand-Waiche Contributor<p>Morgan Hermand-Waiche is founder and CEO of Adore Me.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>How The Facebook Bubble Is Driving Online Startups Into The Arms Of Offline Advertising<p>Today’s startup scene is all about raising VC money — as much as possible, as fast as possible. …

GoDaddy Billionaire Bob Parsons' 7 Tips For Entrepreneurs

Domain name registrar and Web-hosting firm GoDaddy was founded by businessman and philanthropist Bob Parsons in 1997. The colorful entrepreneur sold the majority of the firm to private equity investors in 2011 and stepped down as executive chairman in June 2014. The company went public on April …

Entrepreneurship

Deezer Is Losing Subscribers But Growing Revenue

After filing for an IPO on Euronext, music-streaming service Deezer released its IPO documents in preparation for its public listing. The company plans to raise at least $343 million (€300 million). And yet, it is currently losing subscribers.<p>The French company separates its user base into three …

Standalone

Tech Unicorn Evernote Needs to Turn Into a Cockroach

The news last week that Evernote was cutting staff and closing offices gave me -- and probably lots of other people -- a fright. The note-taking app …

You might want to reply to that LinkedIn email you got Friday

LinkedIn sends its users a lot of emails. An email it sent out Friday afternoon (Oct. 2) to US users, however, might be one actually worth opening. The company sent out a message detailing that it had agreed to pay $13 million in compensation to LinkedIn members who felt that too many emails had …

LinkedIn

Can you stop salary envy?

Some people seem completely happy with what they earn — others not so much. Why the discrepancy? Alina Dizik explores the curious psychology of salary satisfaction.<p>As a freelance journalist, I spend a lot of time thinking about how much I earn. Should I spend more hours working, or try to hike up …

Amazon kicks Apple TV and Google Chromecast out of the store

Want to buy the new Chromecast or the upcoming Apple TV? You won't be able to get them from Amazon.<p>As first reported by <i>Bloomberg</i>, Amazon is planning …

7 Horrible Thoughts That Hinder Success

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting control of your mind is one of the toughest challenges entrepreneurs face and something you will likely work on your whole life. It’s normal to have thoughts of doubt, go through moments of anxiety and to experience …

Motivation

100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs

Whether you're seeking advice on raising capital, scaling your business or looking for general industry insight, these sites are worth reading.

The Behaviors that Define A-Players

Individual contributors sometimes ask themselves, “What will it take for others to recognize my potential?” They may simply want acknowledgement of the importance of the work they do. Or they may aspire to move into management. In some cases, they’ve been told that they’re doing fine and have been …

10 Books Worth Reading for Entrepreneurs

What are some of the best books that an entrepreneur should read? These 10 are a good start for inspiration and guidance for your venture.<p>If there’s …

Self-improvement

Pearltrees Can Now Automatically Import And Organize Your Twitter And Facebook Posts

In 2009, Pearltrees started out as a bookmarking service with a quirky interface. Since then, the service has added a number of new curation features like support for uploading files, taking notes and managing your photos.<p>Today the company is announcing a major new feature with the launch of its …

Social Media

Finally! “Happy Birthday” May Soon Be Used for Free in Movies and Television

Mildred and Patty Hill’s reign of terror comes to a close.<p>So long, “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow.” Movies and TV shows are going to be able to use the real thing now.<p>For decades filmmakers have been stuck filming scenes of birthday parties and working around the song that dominates them in real …

TV shows

How to Create an Emotional Connection With Remote Employees

Co-workers who don't work at headquarters often struggle to feel connected to the overall company culture. Here's a proven way to help bridge the social and emotional distance.<p>What's the difference between a remote team that performs like a happy, cohesive unit and one that performs poorly?<p>Tsedal …

Leadership

5 Things Elite Entrepreneurs Always Do (And You Should, Too)

Entrepreneurs spend their money to make the most money.<p><i>What are some of the habits entrepreneurs have that other people don’t? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Oliver Emberton, Founder of Silktide, on Quora:</b><p>Most people spend their money to get the most <b>utility</b> <b>–</b> …

Entrepreneurship

Facebook is losing its grip on teens as visual social networks gain popularity

There are some fissures beginning to show in Facebook's remarkably strong hold on nearly every demographic.<p>Teens, for instance, still use Facebook a great deal, but they no longer see it as the most prestigious or important social network: The rise in teens listing Instagram as their "most …

Social Media

Google's search business might not be as water-tight as people think it is

Just under 90% of Google's total revenues in 2014 came from advertising, of which the majority was generated by search ads. Overall, paid search represents $70 billion, or 48%, of the $145 billion global digital ad market, according to eMarketer. Google dominates the overall search landscape, with …

Bill Gurley explains why he keeps shouting about the tech bubble

"There's proof that we typically go through cycles. There's no soft landings. There's boom-bust periods — '01 and '09 were tragic and really hard to execute through," Gurley said Tuesday during a conference.<p>"We've moved from everything's rosy and we're starting to see cracks. Historically, that's …

Google just invested $32 million in Oscar, a billion-dollar startup that wants to shake up healthcare

The new funding values Oscar, which had in April raised $145 million at a $1.5 billion valuation, at $1.75 billion.<p>Oscar was founded a few years ago but launched publicly in July 2013.<p>Oscar lets users talk to doctors on the phone for free, and it was the first insurance company to give fitness …

39 Blogging Tools to Help You Work Faster & Write Better

When you’re finding amazing content to share on social media — the kind of thing that grabs attention and gets people to click, share, and …

LinkedIn just fixed one of its most annoying problems

Messaging.<p>The one-to-one communication tool on LinkedIn was broken.<p>I felt as if I was constantly losing track of messages because the Inbox section of the site and app didn't allow me to read entire threads at once.<p>For a long time, you couldn't even tell from the Inbox whether you had responded to …

10 YouTube Videos Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Want business advice from Warren Buffet? Inc.com compiled a list of videos that every entrepreneur should watch.<p><i>This post originally appeared at Inc.com. To read more, check out:</i><p><i>The Best Industries to Start and Grow a Business in 2011</i><p><i>
Jason Fried: Why I Run a Flat Company</i>

These two guys launched a Y Combinator-backed startup to build the LinkedIn for small businesses

Now the 34-year olds have teamed up to launch a Y Combinator-backed startup called Instawork to combat the pain small business owners have to go through when it comes to hiring employees.<p>These struggles can range from finding new hires when turnover rates are high, difficulties reaching potential …