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Why middle-aged entrepreneurs will be critical to the next trillion-dollar business

Steve Jobs was 52 when he announced the iPhone. That was in 2007. Years later, the Apple cofounder introduced the MacBook Air, App Store, and iPad. Tim Cook, who was 51 when he took over from Jobs, is building on his legacy. They both shattered a myth that the young rule the technology …

Collaborate to Win Is the Paradox of Market Competition

Executives of young companies should consistently leverage their networks and connections while encouraging all team members to expand their personal networks. That spurs professional growth individually and for the company. Startups that capitalize on their relationship capital will grow and …

Corporate Culture

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

How to Dress Like the Men of Skyfall

A handy guide to looking like James Bond and the new bad guys<p>A handy guide to looking like James Bond — and the new bad guys

Men's Fashion

Olympians Turn to Tinder for Olympic Village Trysts

It's all snow and ice at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, but that doesn't mean things aren't getting steamy.<p>American Jamie Anderson, who took home …

Android Makes Up Nearly 80% of Global Smartphone Shipments

There is no end in sight to the Android versus iPhone debate, but while we can all argue over the pros and cons of each, the numbers don't lie: …

Why This Startup Chose The Midwest Over Silicon Valley

A new app on the market claims to helps shoppers shop and spend smarter. Wisely combines the social search functions of sites like Yelp and Foursquare with an easy personal finance tracker, all in one app.<p>Wisely founders Mike Vichich and Tyler Felous met at the global consulting firm Accenture, …

Job Interviews: 5 Questions Great Candidates Ask | Inc.com

Be honest. Raise your hand if you feel the part of the job interview where you ask the candidate, "Do you have any questions for me?" is almost always a waste of time.<p>Thought so.<p>The problem is, most candidates don't actually care about your answers; they just hope to make themselves look good by …

Employment

7 Lessons Every Startup Should Know

HELSINKI — If you grab a drink with a startup founder, you'll likely hear a few shared stories, both good and ugly, about lessons learned along the …

9 Technical Skills All Non-Technical Founders Need to Have

<i>The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young</i> …

9Flats, Wimdu, and HouseTrip form lobby group for house-sharing marketplaces

Education app Super secures tens of millions yuan from Sequoia

Super, an education app caters for the needs of university students, reportedly received tens of millions yuan in Series B funding from consortium led by Sequoia Capital, and followed by ZhenFund, Ceyuan, and AngelVest (report in Chinese).<p>The company has raised two rounds of angel investments from …

Uber leads the way as VC deals jump 12% in Q3: $7.8B invested in 1,005 startups

The $258 million invested in on-demand car service Uber led the way this past quarter as venture capitalists poured $7.8 billion in 10,005 deals in the past three months.<p>The big surprise? Software.<p>The overall numbers are up 12 percent from the second quarter and up slightly from 2012 numbers, but …

Tele2 Russia teams up with MasterCard on virtual international payment card

Tele2 Russia, the subsidiary of Swedish telco Tele2, has issued a virtual international payment card for online shopping in partnership with MasterCard.<p>Connected to a Tele2 subscriber’s mobile account, the new payment instrument, named “Tele2 MasterCard virtual card,” lets online shoppers spend up …

Kiip Announces Targeted Rewards For Brands And A ComScore Partnership

It’s been three years since Kiip, the mobile ad network that offers brand rewards for in-app achievements like finishing a level in a game or checking off a to-do list, first hit the scene promising to fix the sucky state of mobile advertising. This morning, it announced the next stage of its plan: …

Apps

From The Garage To 200 Employees In 3 Years: How Nest Thermostats Were Born

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Derek Andersen <i>is the founder of</i> Startup Grind<i>, a 40-city community bringing the global startup world together while educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs</i><i>.</i><p>I remember when the press first hit about Nest Labs. The guys behind the iPod/iPhone were taking on thermostats …