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10 Tools That Entrepreneurs Can Use to Automate Their Business

Being an entrepreneur is challenging enough without the extra menial day-to-day tasks.<p>The good news is, nowadays entrepreneurs can automate a lot of their responsibilities, giving you more time to dedicate to growing your company. You'll be able to focus on the things that matter most. A number of …

Small Business

Top 10 Books That Will Change Your Life in 2016

Photograph courtesy Getty Images<p>These titles will make you reflect, say yes and choose joy in the year ahead.<p>Our preview of 10 carefully selected …

13 questions you need to ask in an interview before joining a startup

Joining a startup can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it's also a risky move, since a lot of startups end up failing. One way to avoid joining the wrong startup is to ask the right questions during the interview and figuring out if it's a good match for you.<p>We went through the Quora post …

Startups

The 25 Essential Books for Every Entrepreneur’s Library

No matter what stage you’re at in the entrepreneur journey, whether you just launched your first startup or have started several successful …

The State of Travel Startups: What's In, What's Out

In some respects, the last few years have been a Golden Age for travel startup funding even when the company is not named Uber or Airbnb.<p>PhoCusWright …

Drop, The Location-Based Messenger, Closes $1.25M From Atlas Ventures, Spark Capital

Drop Messages, the winner of the TechCrunch Boston Pitch-Off, has today announced the close of a $1.25 million seed round led by Atlas Ventures and Spark Capital. The location-based messaging platform has also introduced a new version of the app alongside the announcement.<p>Drop Messages, for those …

Timehop delivers a daily digital time capsule

This fun app for iOS and Android shows what you were sharing, tweeting, and Instagramming last year, two years ago, and even further in your past.<p>What were you doing this time last year? What about two, three, four, and even five years ago? If your memory is fuzzy, let an app called Timehop help …

Social Media

Stunning Bodies of Water Around the World (Photos)

Nothing fuels our wanderlust quite like a vast pool of water—especially in the dead of winter. From the jungles of Bali to the lava fields of …

7 Caribbean Islands You've Never Heard Of But Should Visit

Ah the Caribbean. So exquisite, so pristine, so...overrun? True, there are many, many islands in the Caribbean that are worth a visit and many of them happen to have--shall we say--a healthy tourism market. But what if you still want to jet off to those insanely blue waters and don't want to deal …

5 New Travel Startups to Watch This Week

This week’s roundup of travel startups looks at companies that are helping traditional travel companies connect with travelers in new ways. It …

How to Photograph Snowflakes—With a Really Cheap Camera

A morning tip for today. And probably tomorrow, too.<p><b>Somehow,</b> Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, whose Flickr is well worth your time, takes absolutely beautiful of snowflakes, a subject notoriously hard to capture. And he does it with a two-hundred-buck auto-zoom camera. Meaning that, yep, with a …

Photography

Keepy Raises $1.1 Million To Store All Your Kids’ Artwork And Mementos

Interactive scrapbook startup Keepy wants to be the place where parents go to digitally store all their kids’ artwork and report cards and whatever else. To that end, the company has raised $1.1 million from a group of angels across Silicon Valley, New York City, and Israel. Investors include Ben …

9 Outdoor Hotel Tubs You Need To Soak In

A room with a view is great... but what about a <i>hot tub</i> with a view?<p>If you've yet to experience the bliss of soaking in a hot tub under the stars with a stunning view of nature, you haven't lived.<p>Whether it's a dip in your skivvies or a private soak <i>au natural</i>, these tubs are a recipe for utter …

Startup paradox: with few users, Urban Compass is nearly profitable and expanding fast

After taking on New York, an apartment rental startup eyes San Francisco<p>When Urban Compass debuted to the public in May of this year, it had its fair share of doubters. The company was trying to reinvent the process of searching for an apartment in New York, a notoriously expensive, difficult, and …

Easy riding: exploring the USA by motorcycle

Maybe the best decision I’ve ever made in my life was to go along with a bunch of friends on a two-week, 3000-mile motorcycle trip from Portland, Oregon, to Knoxville, Tennessee, on tiny vintage bikes and shoestring budgets. We took the smallest roads through the smallest towns, camping most of the …

National Parks

Yummly brings its recipe-crunching tools to the grocery store with a new iPhone app

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>One of the most useful online tools for home cooks has found a new home on the iPhone(s aapl). Yummly has launched its first …

Rideshare Services Like Lyft, Sidecar, And UberX Are Officially Legal In California

California’s ridesharing services claimed a significant victory today: The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has unanimously voted to legalize services like Lyft, Sidecar, and Uber‘s UberX, which will be classified under a new category of public transportation called “transportation …

Uber