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12 Newsletters That Every Entrepreneur Should Sign Up for Today

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What is one of the most powerful tools an entrepreneur can leverage to provide him or her with a competitive advantage? Knowledge, which is driven by our willingness to constantly learn, adapt and change.<p>In today's content driven world, …

Marketing

EXAME

<b>1. Controlando o orçamento</b> <i>zoom_out_map</i><p><b>1</b>/12 (zakokor/Thinkstock)<p>São Paulo - Ter uma presença mobile é uma opção cada vez mais atrativa para os</b> …

Does Your Business Plan Answer These 6 Questions?

The right questions can give your company – and your business plan – the focus it needs. The answers can also give future partners and investors confidence in your venture.<p><b>1.</b> <b>What problem are you going to solve?</b> Explain what you do, why it’s important and why it’s not available anywhere else.<b><br>Read</b> …

Small Business

LA's school board would like all of that iPad money back now, please

Look up the word bungled in a dictionary, and you'll find the definition of the word, so if you want to see what it looks like in practice, head to L.A.. The state's problematic program to get iPads into the hands of low-income students has backfired so spectacularly the school district is now …

Online Learning Service Platzi Wants To Teach You Useful Tech Skills

A couple of things about online learning service Platzi immediately set it apart from the other companies in Y Combinator’s latest batch. First, it is from Latin America — Colombia to be precise. Second, it is profitable. That’s right, it’s already making money.<p>Online learning is hardly a new …

Startups

Apple will make it easier for schools to use iPads by dropping Apple ID requirement

Everyone with an iPhone or iPad has to put up with the mild annoyance of entering their password when downloading apps or content from iTunes. But for teachers and IT administrators at schools, the situation is far worse. Imagine having to generate and manage hundreds of unique Apple IDs for each …

Apps

Avoid These 3 Big Mistakes I Made as a First-Time Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Three years ago, I founded a tech startup as a sole founder, in an unfamiliar industry, and with no tech or startup experience. Looking back, I couldn’t have been more “out of the tech scene” -- I was a corporate lawyer at Cravath, a …

Entrepreneurship

5 dicas para usar o Pinterest em sala de aula

Olá leitores do Canal do Ensino,<p><b>Pinterest</b> decolou nos últimos meses. De acordo com um estudo Shareholic, ela ultrapassa <b>reddit</b>, <b>Google +, Linkedin,</b> …

How Startups Valued At $1 Billion Or More Put Design First

Since 2014, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> and Dow Jones VentureSource have been tracking venture-backed private companies valued at $1 billion or more. Now, they’ve turned their findings into an interactive infographic that visualizes the value of 73 companies in the billion dollar startup club. Perhaps …

Empreendedorismo, inovação e crise

Podemos comemorar: a crise na qual o Brasil está mergulhado até o último fio dos cabelos pode ser uma das melhores coisas que já aconteceram em sua …

HBO

For making itself the belle of the streaming-tv ball.<p><b>HEADQUARTERS</b><br>New York, NY<p>Website<p>Facebook<p>Twitter<p>LinkedIn<p>Instagram<p>YouTube<p>The premium cable network’s subscriber base grew more in 2014 than in any year in the last 30, thanks to its continued international expansion, a string of new hit shows (Last …

When Should You Stop Planning And Start Building Your Startup?

Which is better: To jump in and start learning from mistakes, or plan carefully and risk stalling before you ship?<p>A while back, I met with a great founder who’s really hustling. We spent some time discussing his idea and I shared some of my experiences with Buffer.<p>When we’d almost finished our …

The 24 coolest tech startups in Scandinavia

You probably don't realise that some of the world's biggest video games, streaming sites, and hardware manufacturers hail from the cold of Scandinavia - but they do.

Startups

Los Angeles schools won't be giving students their own devices

Los Angeles' one-time dream of giving every student an iPad (or any device, for that matter) just got dashed. The city's school district superintendent, Ramon Cortines, tells the press that he doesn't believe LA "can afford" gadgets for each student. Instead, schools will fall back on a more …

Falta de escrever à mão 'pode prejudicar desenvolvimento cerebral das crianças'

<b>Uma pesquisa americana sugere que o uso excessivo de teclados e telas sensíveis ao toque em vez de escrever à mão, com lápis e papel, pode prejudicar o desenvolvimento de crianças.</b><p>A neurocientista cognitiva Karin James, da Universidade de Bloomington, nos Estados Unidos, estudou a importância da …

Campus Party: Intel Edison é lançado no Brasil - Meio Bit

Postado por Ronaldo Gogoni, 3 anos atrás, em Computação móvel, Destaques, Hardware, Mercado, Planeta Sem Fio<p>Vocês se lembram do Edison, o diminuto …

7 things to know about Brazil's new $500M textbook program

<b>Ground rules:</b> The Multimedia Teacher's Guide (MTG) is meant to contain teaching objects (videos, animations, etc.) that give further depth to the …

You can now rip books to your Kindle, but you won't want to

One of iTunes' earliest slogans was "Rip, Mix, Burn," encouraging us to digitize our CD collections and recording custom playlists that were about as third as romantic as a mixtape. At some point, you've probably wished that you could do the same for your book collection, probably because you …

Amazon's first staffed pickup spot lets students get textbooks quickly

Sure, Amazon has unmanned delivery lockers to save you the trouble of waiting for a courier, but that human touch could come in handy sometimes. What if you need help with a return, for instance? That's where Amazon's first-ever staffed pickup location, Amazon@Purdue, promises to come to the …

Microsoft's white space internet aims to improve education in Ghana

Microsoft has long been championing TV white space internet for use in places conventional types of connections don't reach, even in places that don't even have access to electricity. After a pilot program that brought white space broadband to some African universities, Redmond is now making it …

What are some startups with really unique business models?

Super interesting question! I hope some people will point me to new & interesting startups with unique business models.<p>That said, I think in general …

You Are Asking The Wrong Questions About Education Technology

Education technology is trendy. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t read an article or have a conversation in which someone makes the familiar argument that “education is the one industry that hasn’t embraced the technologies of the 21st Century.” The world has changed–so the story goes–and while …

Educational mobility

<b>How kids compare against their parents’ level of schooling</b><p>SOCIAL mobility, or the lack of it, gnaws at the consciences of governments. Better …

The MOOC Revolution That Wasn’t

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Dan Friedman is the co-founder of Thinkful.</i><p>Three years ago this week, Sebastian Thrun recorded his Stanford class on Artificial Intelligence, released it online to a staggering 180,000 students, and started a “revolution in higher education.” Soon after, Coursera, Udacity and others …

CStorePro Is Google Analytics For Convenience Stores

One of the more interesting startups spotted in this year’s Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 was CStorePro. The company, which likens its product to a “Google Analytics” for convenience stores, was a runner-up for the Audience’s Choice award – that is, the startup picked from the crowded …

Salesforce Pours $6M Into SF Schools, Computer Science Education

Salesforce.com, one of the most visibly involved tech companies in San Francisco local politics and community, said it’s gifting $5 million to the city’s public schools and $1 million to Code.org for computer science education.<p>“We’re really doubling down on what we learned in our first year of …

StudyRoom Lets College Students Join Online Study Groups, Book Tutors

Launching publicly on the TechCrunch Disrupt stage this afternoon is a company called StudyRoom, which aims to take student study groups and tutoring online, and make them more social. The company has already been running trials of its program in six universities, starting this spring, and now …

The 5 Most Important LinkedIn Features You Aren't Using Correctly

When LinkedIn debuted in 2003, it was merely an online resume and an entree to e-networking. Since then, LinkedIn has continuously enhanced its offerings – transforming into a complete career management resource. Our mindset about how to use LinkedIn, however, has not evolved as quickly as the …

Bezos’s law signals it’s time to ditch the data center

Wherever you stand on the debate over which cloud giant will reign supreme, it’s clear that the economic forces shaping the market are evolving …