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4 simple steps for launching a profitable side hustle in less than a month

Over 44 million American adults have a side hustle today, according to a survey released from the financial service company Bankrate.com.<p>A side …

Small Business

Sana Labs wants to disrupt $5 trillion edtech market - Zuck and Tim Cook are impressed

Joel Hellermark, 21, wants to change education for good.Sana Labs<p><b>Sana Labs is an education tech startup founded by Joel Hellermark, 21.</b><p><b>It provides an artificial-intelligence platform designed to individualize a student's learning in subjects like language and math.</b><p><b>Applying AI to education has so</b> …

How Farm-To-Table Restaurant Chain Tender Greens Sprouts Entrepreneurs

The restaurant business is notoriously brutal, but SoCal farm-to-table chain Tender Greens has found a new way to build profitable careers for chefs.<p>“I realized there was nobody in the food chain above me whose job I wanted,” recalls David Dressler of the moment eight years ago when he and two of …

How LinkedIn’s “Hacker-In-Residence” Transformed An Ordinary Job Into A “Dream Job”

At LinkedIn, an innovative spirit goes a long way. Wearing flip-flops doesn’t hurt, either. Just ask Matthew Shoup.<p>In 2010, when Matthew Shoup first started at LinkedIn’s Mountain View office, he had a simple enough title: “Technical Marketer.” He had expertise in online advertising. Today, though, …

6 Strategy Lessons From A Former Chess Prodigy Who’s Now A CEO

While everyone compares business to chess, only a few people can teach the game’s most profound lessons. Here, Justin Moore, CEO of the cloud company Axcient, does just that.<p>Justin Moore is the CEO of Axcient, a rapidly growing cloud services provider. Moore, now 31, is also a former star of the …

Solving Problems The Square Way

An inside look at Square’s design and engineering teams, revealing insight into the company’s creative process and Jack Dorsey’s leadership style.<p>Not long ago, Square CEO Jack Dorsey challenged his team to create a solution for accepting payments at Starbucks, which the mobile-payments company had …

Facebook’s Ongoing Quest To Make Money From Mobile

According to Justin Osofsky, an MBA with a law degree but no coding experience, 70% of mobile Facebook users return to the app daily versus only 40% on desktop. Now, how to cash in?<p>The next time you’re knee deep in Facebook, scrolling through the news feed and clicking on a catchy story, scooping …

Why Your Car Is Now A Giant Smartphone On Wheels

A GM-curated app store? Hackathons? Mary Chan, of GM’s “Global Connected Consumer” unit, on how the auto industry speaks Valley.<p>There was a time when the automotive industry was the pride of America, when consumers eagerly awaited each new model, when Wall Street happily buzzed about each upcoming …

How BluePrint Designed A Better Way To Sell Juice

Zoe Sakoutis and Erica Huss founded the BluePrint Cleanse on a simple premise: Juice fasting should be easier.<p>My friends began talking about a lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup detox program called the Master Cleanse in the 1990s, and the variety of juice “fast” diets has grown wildly …

Forget Custom Pies: Domino’s Wants Your Help Creating A New Pizza Delivery Vehicle

Domino’s wants to start delivering pizza in style–and they want your help. You might just win $10K, and see your idea brought to life and on the road.<p>Domino’s is famous for publicly overhauling its pizza after digesting some less than glowing reviews. The company’s new recipe for success goes …

How Axe Built A Highly Scientific, Totally Irresistible Marketing Machine Built On Lust

How do you engineer a virtually unbeatable grooming product for men–and now women–that promotes passion? The answer isn’t in the chemistry. It’s in the marketing.<p>The Manhattan laboratory of International Flavors & Fragrances, a facility that spans the better part of a Midtown office floor, has more …

Is This What Urban Buildings Will Look Like In 2050?

With internal farms, walls that convert CO2 to oxygen, and even the ability to personalize itself based on your DNA, this concept for the building of the future is a sight to behold.<p>Editor’s Note<p>Read more amazing visions of the future in our Futurist Forum.<p>2050 is far enough off to imagine the …

Your Startup's Pitch Needs Only These 10 Slides | Inc.com

Pitching your startup to investors just might be the most nerve-wracking aspect of starting your new business -- well, besides the prospect of losing your shirt.<p>I get it. The last thing you want to do when you're sleep-deprived and edgy and suffering startup angst is pitch it over... and over... …

Selling

Why Mars One will NEVER get off the ground

Why Mars One will NEVER get off the ground: Lack of funding, no spacecraft and no rocket makes mission a 'fool's dream', claim experts<p><b>Dutch company</b> …

Pipes 2.0 Makes It Easier To Keep Up With The News

Pipes, the news app that launched last year to help you follow the topics that interest you most, has today received a big update with a new design and a number of new features.<p>The app makes it dead simple to follow and get updates on news topics or people.<p>Pipes 2.0, which was released today, comes …

Interactive Apple Watch demo gives users a feel for the wearable’s UI ahead of launch

The developers behind iOS news app Pipes have released an interactive Apple Watch demo online that allows users and developers to take parts of the interface for a test run before the device launches to the public.<p>The demo features a replica of the device’s home screen as well as the ability to …

Snapchat Has Raised $485 Million More From 23 Investors, At Valuation Of At Least $10B

Back in the day, we reported that messaging app Snapchat* was raising over $100 million in a round led by Kleiner Perkins. And then the WSJ reported that it was $20 million, which left us wondering why a growth round would be so small in terms of total principle. Well, it turns out it’s …

8 apps to help you actually keep your 2015 New Year's resolutions

New Year's resolutions are tough.<p>Though we may start the year with the best of intentions, old habits die hard and too often we're back to our old …

23 Of The Best New Photo and Video Apps Launched in 2014

The year 2014 saw a literal explosion of photo and video apps for iOS, Android and even for the desktop — many with their own unique niche or angle. Some are easy to learn and use while others focused on complex maneuvers best accomplished with a quality camera and a learning curve.<p>Here some of the …

5 apps to turn your smartphone into a personal assistant

We all want a personal assistant à la Lloyd in <i>Entourage</i> — someone to walk our dogs, handle unwanted emails and ensure we're always on time. But for …

Apple names its top apps of 2014; Uber makes the cut

It's a good day for Elevate, which was just named Apple's favorite app of 2014.<p>The app, which helps you improve memory and focus, was Apple's top …

Best photo extension apps for iPhone

Photo extensions mean you no longer have to jump from image editing app to image editing apps, opening and saving as you go, hoping you never make a …

Apps

Free App Friday: 5 Ways To (Finally) Get Organized

Let’s get those ducks in a row, if only for the first week of January.<p>It’s that time of year again. You’re going to make a resolution to get your ducks in a row, and what a row those ducks will be in for the first week of January! By February, you’ll be back to your old habits, buried in clutter, …