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5 Traits All Successful Startup Entrepreneurs Have

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you have decided to start your first venture, or you’ve been running a company for a while now, you ought to take note of certain traits that all accomplished entrepreneurs share.<p>Long-term success, after all, is not due …

Entrepreneurship

How The Grid Will Automate Web Design Without Killing The Designer

Can you replace a human designer with artificial intelligence?<p>Can you replace a human designer with artificial intelligence and machine learning? That’s the question, more or less, which will likely plague The Grid long after the company launches its new website creation and hosting platform.<p>The …

Artificial Intelligence

The Difference Between Angels And Sharks

As one of the most popular programs on television, “Shark Tank” is helping the public hear the term “angel investor” and grasp what they do. The TV sharks have likely invested in and coached many entrepreneurs, and helped increase their success. However, although there are similarities between …

Entrepreneurship

If Software Is To Blame For Your Business Problems, You Might Be Making These 5 Mistakes

“I eventually had to rebuild the entire app again.”<p>“I can’t launch because our developers are taking too much time.”<p>“People will hate our company because our app sucks.”<p>If this sounds like you, you are not alone. You are joined by thousands of other founders who are relentlessly pursuing great …

5 Ways to Validate Your Startup Ideas With $100

<i>Sean Kim is the creator of The Growth List, helping you create a business around your lifestyle. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>There is a misconception that is spread around the media that in order to win big, we need to risk big.<p>That the most successful entrepreneurs, business owners, …

Entrepreneurship

30 tech skills that will get you a $110,000-plus salary

But it's an ever-changing job market. One day a skill is hot and the next it's not.<p>Job site Dice.com recently published its 2015 Salary Survey, which named the highest-paying tech skills.<p>Dice, a tech-job-hunting site, surveyed 23,470 IT professionals in the fall of 2014 to come up with this list.<p>Of …

The rock star who helped invent Amazon Web Services joined a company called Pivotal — here's why

Black most recently worked at Microsoft, where he helped build Office 365, its answer to Google Apps, and prior to that founded a startup called Boundary, which monitored computer networks. Wired first reported the news last week.<p>Black becomes the third such cloud pioneer to join Pivotal recently, …

Warren Buffett’s Letter Lays Out Exactly How ‘Unsophisticated’ Investors Beat Huge Banks. It’s Worth Reading Every Word.

There’s a key passage in the 2014 Berkshire Hathaway letter to shareholders that helps explain the mindset of Warren Buffett, a man who has made staggering amounts of money over his investing lifetime.<p>Buffett’s points in the Saturday letter: volatility is not the same as risk, you should fear …

Canary is a home security system that makes you do the work

If you’re in the market for a smarter Dropcam, then the $249 Canary may be the connected camera system for you. If you’re looking for a more …

Home Security

9 GIFs That Explain Responsive Design Brilliantly

Can’t tell a responsive website from a merely adaptive one? These GIFs courtesy of Froont will turn you into a pedant in no time.<p>What is responsive design? Most people vaguely understand that it refers to websites that work just as well on desktops as they do on smartphones, but there’s a lot more …

Web Design

7 Ways to Validate Your Startup Idea

<i>Ariel Rosenthal is a co-founder at</i> <i>Xprt</i><i>, a new startup looking to save people the hassle and the headache of doing extensive research before buying a product.</i><p>I don’t know if you ever experienced a eureka moment – a second when everything comes together and an amazing idea pops into your head. As …

19 Things Remarkable People Think Every Day | Inc.com

How 3 First-Time Founders Turned One-Third Of Their Employees Into Millionaires — And No One Found Out About It

One-third of the company's 70 employees became millionaires. Everyone kept their jobs. And the founders are leading Google's Android enterprise group.<p>But most people have never heard of the company, Divide, or its CEO, Andrew Toy, age 36. The acquisition was reported, but no price was disclosed and …

The Gigaom Interview: Max Levchin on data, sensors and building the future of finance

Stepping into HVF, it seems like any other startup office in San Francisco — though this one is near Jackson Square, not SOMA, and it houses not one …

FaceFilter3 Pro: Professionally Beautify Any Portrait | Cult of Mac Deals

THE ULTIMATE BEAUTY KIT FOR YOUR PHOTOS<p>FaceFilter Pro 3 is a <b>versatile photo retouching and beautifying toolkit</b> makes it easy to apply natural skin smoothing and <b>blemish removal tools</b>, or—if you're feeling creative—go all out with the <b>comprehensive multi-layer makeup system</b> to really make your …

The NSA Probably Really, Really Wants a Quantum Computer

How long until the security agency gets one?<p>This is huge: Physicists have figured out how to reliably transmit quantum information, a major first step toward the kind of quantum communications and quantum computing that would dramatically enhance our ability to secure networks, crack codes, and …

Hacking the Political Platform: Why One Candidate Is Using Github

This Congressional hopeful believes the code-management service will give voters a voice.<p>New Jersey’s second district lies vast across its south. Atlantic City to the Delaware River, cranberry bogs and the Pine Barrens: Where the state’s other districts have been gerrymandered into twiddly bits, …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Trails

Parisians driven to revolt by car ban in fight against pollution

The famously testy Parisians have one more reason to grumble after the French government announced that half the cars in the city would be banned from the roads, starting on Monday, in an effort to combat smog pollution.<p>From 5.30am, a scheme of alternating driving days, based on odd and even number …

This machine kills trolls

At midnight on February 13th, 2014, a Wikipedia user named Lightningawesome added to the list of <i>My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic</i> characters a lengthy biography of Lightning Dash, a capricious, lovable filly existing only in fan fiction. Around that time, an unnamed user defaced the Love Holy …

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo for $2.9B

Google is unloading Motorola Mobility onto Chinese PC maker Lenovo.<p>Google confirmed on its site that it has sold Motorola for $2.91 billion, consisting of $660 million in cash and $750 million in Lenovo shares, with the remaining $1.5 billion paid in the form of a three-year promissory note. …

Mobile Technology

Bitcloud wants to replace the internet

"We want to replace YouTube, Dropbox, Facebook, Spotify, ISPs, and more with decentralised apps based on proof of bandwidth."<p>This was the bold …

MemSQL Raises $35M Series B Led By Accel Partners

MemSQL, a big data startup that helps retrieve and analyze data real-time, has raised $35 million in Series B funding from Accel Partners and Khosla Ventures.<p>The financing will be used to expand product development, offer support to a growing base of users and push aggressively for a bigger share …

Single bitcoin will be worth $100,000 says Silicon Valley VC

Just a year ago, a bitcoin was worth $13 (£8). And today, the same piece of digital currency is valued at more than $800 (£489) on popular online …

Frames of Life

Shot in La Palma, Canary Islands. This video is part of the "7 stories" project. All the videos are here: …