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Why Startups Hire Their Own Lawyers

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Daniel Doktori works in the emerging companies practice at WilmerHale in New York City and is the co-founder of the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project. Follow him on Twitter @ddoktori.</i><p>Airbnb challenged local hotel zoning laws, Uber took on taxi licensing requirements, and Pinterest …

Why It Might Be Time to Ditch Your Facebook Strategy

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you noticed anything different about your Facebook posts lately?<p>I know I have, and so too have a bunch of big brands and small business owners that I've been talking to. They're all actually quite frustrated with it.<p>They're …

Social Media

Ergotron Workfit-A Standing Worstation: Like A Terminator Holding Your iMac [Review]

<b>WorkFit-A</b> by Ergotron <b><br>Category:</b> Desks <b><br>Works With:</b>iMac <b><br>Price:</b> $650<p>If you own a laptop, it’s pretty easy to up and move to a more comfortable workplace when your joints start to stiffen. But if you have a giant 27-inch iMac or Cinema Display, you’re kinda stuck at your desk. You could opt for a standing …

The best apps to make and save you money

Install the best money apps on your smartphones and tablets - here is Telegraph Money's pick of the bunch<p>If you are one of the millions who use a smartphone or tablet – perhaps one recently opened for Christmas – there is a good chance you have already downloaded several apps to make your life a …

Personal Finance

The Chinese village with the secret to long life

Her T-shirted charges trailing behind her, the young guide swept into Huang Puxin's home and flicked her tour flag towards the centenarian, who was waiting on the sofa beneath a giant bas-relief inscribed with the word "longevity". "The old man is 113," she mumbled into her headset, turning …

10 Web Design Trends You Can Expect to See in 2014

December is always a great time to look back on the year that was and the new year that is soon to come. There are many exciting things that 2014 has in store for us who live, work, and produce the World Wide Web we love and cherish.<p>Last year, we looked at the 10 Web design trends for 2013. Many of …

Year In Review: The Best Freakin’ Mac Games Of 2013

There are still a ton of us who game on our Macs. If you’re one of those folks, you’ll know how great a platform the Mac can be. While there may not be as overwhelming an amount of games on Apple’s fantastic computer platform, the ones that are there are of high quality.<p>And? There are a ton more …

How to spend your iTunes credit this holiday season — the best apps and games for iPhone and iPad

Whether you are just unwrapping a new iPhone or iPad or have received stacks of iTunes gift cards this holiday season, you are undoubtedly on the hunt for the best apps to fill up your shiny iOS devices. Read on for my recommendations of the best apps and games for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch for …

LG's new Pocket Photo 2 printer is incrementally smaller, better

We'll have to take LG's word on the success of its Pocket Photo mobile printer. Primarily because we fear the lady above and her soul-stealing stare, but also 'cause it would explain the investment in a sequel. LG's Pocket Photo 2 is slightly thinner than its predecessor, and is said to have an …

Online Shopping Is Still A Pathetically Tiny Fraction Of All Shopping

But that alone won't save what is turning out to be a ho-hum Christmas for department stores and clothing chains.<p>Online sales have surged 9 percent so far this holiday season as Wal-Mart, Macy's and other retailers improved their web sites and prices to better compete with their online nemesis …

Wake up, retailers: Amazon’s seven-day shipping means you need to regroup. Now

Not to be content with creating the showrooming movement, Amazon recently announced it will start making deliveries on Sundays (possibly by drones). …

“Verified” Label Found In Instagram’s Mobile App, But It’s Not What You Think, Says Company

Instagram’s mobile application has been hiding what first appeared to be an account verification feature of some sort, and other developer settings, TechCrunch has learned. The feature puts a small text label next to the Instagram user’s name which simply reads “Verified.” However, this may not be …

BearExtender Turbo starts shipping today for $80, brings 802.11ac WiFi to older Macs

Yes, it took a little longer than we originally expected. But, starting today, BearExtender is finally making its 802.11ac WiFi adapter available to Apple laptop and desktop owners who are missing out on the novel wireless standard. Much like the company's BearExtender 1200, the Turbo is also …

iPad: $1.50 per year

If you fully drain and charge your iPad every other day it will use about 12 kWh of electricity per year. Source: Electric Power Research Institute

How To Delete E-Mail Attachments After You Send Them

“Have you ever seen Mission Impossible, the film? Do you remember in the beginning he gets his mission and then it blows up after a few seconds? We do exactly the same thing but with digital documents.”<p>This is how Clement Cazalot, the CEO and co-founder of docTrackr, gets to describe his company’s …

2014 is the year of the internet of things—no, seriously, we mean it this time

<i>The first in a series.</i><p>It’s fair to say that more people have heard of the “internet of things” than have experienced it. There is breathless press coverage of the phenomenon—always patiently re-explained by tech pundits as the trend by which all of our most mundane possessions will become …

Here's how you make the world's most expensive phone

Biggest source of funding for most startups is actually surprising

You hear about startups getting venture capital or crowdfunding money all the time in Silicon Valley. But the two combined barely make up the money given by startups’ biggest funding source: friends and family.<p>There are 565,000 startups that launch each month (think twice next time you say your …

Don't Waste Money - Make Your Social Media Advertising Smarter, More Original, More Effective

<b>#5 of 10 More Don’ts of Corporate Social Media</b><p><b>“Advertising is the price companies pay for being un-original,” designer Yves Behar has said.</b><p>But on social media, originality in advertising actually has found a new canvas, a new playground to explore. And the profession itself is being redesigned in …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

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iBeacon goes mainstream with Macy’s roll-out, likely before it hits Apple Stores

Apple’s iBeacon system is to get its first retail launch in Macy’s branches in Union Square, San Francisco and Herald Square, NYC, within the next few weeks, reports <i>TechCrunch</i>.<p>Apple will of course be using the system in its own retail stores, though likely after the Macy’s launch. Macy’s is already …

Shopify Now Accepts Bitcoin Purchases

E-commerce platform Shopify is already tackling the world’s newest form of currency. Today, the company announced that it now supports Bitcoin payment through Bitpay on checkout for stores using the platform.<p>The feature isn’t quite ready to be rolled out for all yet; it was pulled briefly after …

A Great Look at How a Startup Put Product First and Lost

In case you hadn’t heard, photo storage startup Everpix is shutting down. We’ve heard nothing but praise for the product, but, in the end, Everpix said it was “unable to secure sufficient funding in order to properly scale the business.”<p>The Verge has an illuminating behind-the-scenes look at what …

5 Social Media Metrics that your Business Should Track

This post is brought to you by Simply Measured.<p>Publishing content on the Internet generates reams (or, rather, spreadsheets) of data. Creators like you have access to unprecedented information about how your content is received and acted upon.<p>As data gets bigger, more ubiquitous, and more social, …

The Essential Guide To Writing Amazing, Quite Clickable Email Subject Lines

Your path to a better subject lines: Make them super searchable, readily actionable, and possibly edible.<p>When we talk about how to get better at email, we tend to dwell in the body text, which, as we’ve learned, needs to be clearly purposeful, easy to reply to, and, ideally, no more than five …

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SEC votes to “unleash wisdom of crowds,” approves crowdfunding rule

Commissioners at the Securities and Exchange Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to go forward with a proposal that will let small businesses …

SEC proposes rules to allow anyone to invest in startups

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has finally proposed new rules for equity-based crowdfunding, a way of raising money that is similar to Kickstarter but allows companies to offer stock instead of T-shirts and backstage passes.<p>The proposed rules are still months away from being approved. …