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iMessage for Android 'MySMS' Goes Premium

It’s been a couple of years since we last caught up with MySMS, the platform that syncs your text messages across mobile, Web and desktop.<p>We called MySMS an iMessage for the rest of us, as it means users can write texts from their PC and sync everything across all their platforms. It’s also a …

Product Management

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some …

Motivation
Time Management

Sage Advice for Entrepreneurs From America's Greatest Risk Takers

Entrepreneurs > Inspiration<p>Next Article<p>Want to Become the Elon Musk of Booze? Listen to These Entrepreneurs of Whiskey.<p>Next Article<p>Matthew Toren • Contributor<p>Today, on Independence Day, many are thinking of summer BBQs, water sports and beer drinking in celebration of our national holiday. However, …

Andreessen Horowitz
Thomas Edison
Employment

Watch Out For Saas Startups in Asia

<i>Pieter Walraven is the co-founder of Pie, a Singapore-based SaaS startup.</i><p>As an Asia-based SaaS business founder, I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been asked: “Why did you base your startup in Asia, and not the US?”<p>It’s an appropriate question. For a SaaS business, there’s the usual list of …

Science Says Overconfidence Key to Success

Average people think overconfidence is a character fault; entrepreneurs embrace it.<p>Most people assume overconfidence is a negative character trait that creates failure through hubris and overreach. Science, however, has long known that entrepreneurs are consistently overconfident. If they weren't, …

Self-improvement

Thumbtack Is Coming For Yelp And Angie’s List As the Smartest Way To Hire Skilled Pros

Armed with a new $30 million funding round and an innovative business model, Thumbtack helps you tackle projects that are typically a pain to hire for–think plumbers, personal trainers, and movers.<p>Finding someone to paint your deck or DJ your wedding shouldn’t be that hard, but even with the rise …

Nerds Rejoice. Google Glass and Bitcoin, Together at Last.

Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>OK, Glass, spend my bitcoins.<p>Yes, in what seems like the ultimate marriage of bleeding edge nerd tech, Glassholes can now pay for stuff with Bitcoin in just a nod.<p>That’s right. Google Glass wearers with bitcoins to …

Google Glass

As Mobile Roars Ahead, It’s Time To Finally Admit The Web Is Dying

While discussions about tech bubbles have been heated, few commentators seem to be targeting their invective at the real underlying bubble: the World Wide Web itself is crumbling. Like any outmoded technology, the Web is rapidly losing users as it fails to adapt to disruption from mobile apps and …

Google Ventures Leads $130M Series B In Cancer Data Startup Flatiron Health

Flatiron Health, a startup that organizes real-time oncology data to help cancer patients and doctors, has raised $130 million in Series B funding led by Google Ventures, with participation from First Round Capital, Laboratory Corporation of America, and angel investors. Part of the capital will be …

How to Find Your Focus: What Are You Willing to Be Bad At?

To find your company's competitive advantage, find your focus by considering both what you want to be good and what you want to be bad at.<p>Deciding where to focus your time and energy next usually involves some deep consideration about what the market demands as well as what your own values …

Southwest Airlines
Goal Setting

7 Bad Habits That Made Me a Terrible Boss

It took me years to realize that this is no way to manage people--let alone lead them to success.<p>It's no secret. I've written many times about the mistakes of my youth. No, not the perm I had when I was a teenager or the time I jumped off a bridge into carp-infested waters. I'm talking about my …

Leadership

Business Lessons from Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran

The real estate mogul shared her wisdom in the keynote address at the National Association of Professional Women conference in New York City.<p>On Friday, the sixth-floor ballroom at the Marriott Marquis hotel in New York City was filled with the sounds of cheering and laughing women (and select men) …

Entrepreneurship
Mobile
Leadership

How to Beat the Twisted Psychology of Busyness

You actually have more free time than you think.<p>A recently released book by <i>Washington Post</i> reporter Brigid Schulte is getting a lot of media attention. When you read the title--<i>Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time</i>--you'll see why.<p>From parents to students to teachers to CEOs, …

Time Management

Shopping: Is there an app for that?

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Ramneek Bhasin, VP & GM, Product and Mobile, TheFind.</i><p>Our fascination with the smartphone is in full swing. We now live in a world where more phones are activated daily than there are babies born, and they seem to be just as demanding. We check our phones every six …

Wireless charger can power 40 mobile phones at once from 15 feet away

Advertisement<p>56 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Max Krasnov<p>By now, most people have seen a wireless charger. It probably looked like a pad that …

Mobile

The Dawn Of Cloud 2.0 And Why Google Started A Price War

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Peter Relan is serial entrepreneur-turned-founder of two incubators: YouWeb (focused on gaming), and Studio 9+ (focused on big data, IoT, wearables, and P2P marketplaces). His incubations include OpenFeint, Crowdstar, Hammer and Chisel, Spaceport, and Agawi. Prior to founding his</i> …

Human Adds M7 Support And A Daily Timeline To Its Fitness App

Health tracking app Human just added a few new features to its latest update. First, the app now supports Apple’s M7 fitness chipset if you have an iPhone 5s, while retaining compatibility with iPhone 4S and iPhone 5. The company also added a new daily summary to keep track of all your …

With Opower’s IPO, founders show meaningful tech can pay off

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>When energy software company Opower starts trading on the New York Stock Exchange, most likely Friday morning, it will show …

Self-Storage And The Mobile Internet In Asia

Last week I attended the second annual 2014 Self-Storage Expo Asia in Hong Kong, March 25-27, organized by the nascent Self-Storage Association Asia (SSAA). Self-storage is one of those businesses you’ve heard of, but may never have given much thought to unless you once had the need to store some …

Productivity

Oink helps parents monitor and control their kid's in-app purchases

A 13-year-old with access to his parent's iTunes account can potentially rack up a sizable bill in an afternoon of <i>Candy Crush</i> -- a tab mom might potentially refuse to pay because she didn't authorize the purchase. Payments company Oink has created a solution that lets kids buy what they want, but …

IBM’s Watson Tackles The Tumor Genome, On The Way To Personalized Cancer Treatments

To develop a specific treatment for each person’s cancer, doctors would need to learn their tumor’s genetic code. It’s a task too difficult for humans to do for every cancer patient. But it might not be too difficult for a problem-solving supercomputer.<p>IBM’s advanced artificial intelligence program …

Cancer