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Cycloramic hits top of App Store after Shark Tank appearance, $500k investment & 100k downloads in an hour

What happens when your app gets featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, the TV show where rich investors listen to pitches from wannabe entrepreneurs looking to raise funds? For app developers Egos Ventures it means shooting up hundreds of spots on the App Store charts to become the top paid app in the store …

A 12-Year-Old's Quest To Remake Education, One Arduino At A Time

Twelve-year-old electronics prodigy Quin Etnyre wanted to make education more fun. So he became a teacher.<p>Quin Etnyre walks to the front of a crowded room at Deezmaker 3D Printers and Hackerspace in Pasadena, California. He adjusts his laptop on the workbench, then looks up and addresses the class. …

Why Second Life failed: How the “milkshake test” helps predict which ultrahyped technology will succeed and which won’t.

<i>Below is an excerpt from</i> The Myth of the Garage and Other Minor Surprises<i>, a new book by Dan and Chip Heath that launches today. You can get the book</i> …

Yahoo, Foursquare In Talks Over Data Partnership

Foursquare sells a lot of ads, but the biggest upside for the location-sharing startup may be in selling its data. And sources say Yahoo is interested.<p>Foursquare, once criticized for not being able to figure out a business, may have finally struck gold deep in its data centers.<p>The location-based …

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4 tips for beating an entrepreneurial funk

To read all the articles about entrepreneurs, they seem like an almost annoyingly optimistic and perky bunch, but it isn’t at all that uncommon for …

5 Leadership Secrets Of Collaboration Success

To see what happens when people <i>don’t</i> work together, look no further than Washington, D.C. Instead of pooling their talents for a common goal and the common good, Congress is mired in gridlock, recrimination and petty squabbles. And <i>nothing</i> is getting done.<p><b>Sound like your workplace?</b> I hope not, …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Helen Keller on Optimism

Decades before the dawn of the positive psychology movement and a century before what neuroscience has taught us about the benefits of optimism, <b>Helen Keller</b> (June 27, 1880–June 1, 1968) — the remarkable woman who grew up without sight and hearing until, with the help of her teacher Annie Sullivan, …

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How Facebook Used Science To Design More Emotional Emoticons

With the help of a psychology professor and a Pixar illustrator, Facebook is trying to make our messages a little more emotional.<p>In 1872, Charles Darwin published <i>The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals</i>, a book that cataloged emotional expressions in humans and their link to the animal …

Google Glass apps: everything you can do right now

Google Glass isn’t ready for prime time. Even Google knows this, which is why it hasn't shipped to the masses yet. Instead, Google floated a few units to “Explorers,” glorified guinea pigs who can enjoy the joys and trials of this cuttingest edge of cutting edge technologies. But nascent or not, …

Let's Get Visible. Cracking The Amazon Algorithms With David Gaughran

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An App That Turns Digital Reading Into A Social Activity

Dotdotdot imagines its users as one big book discussion group, with everyone wielding the same highlighter.<p>Instapaper and Readability have both found success offering a simple, core interaction: save an article online to read somewhere else later. With both you can also follow what friends are …

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum Hates Advertising and the Tech Rumor Mill (Full Dive Video)

It’s safe to say that WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum does not crave the spotlight. But he does have a lot to say.<p>Koum’s mobile messaging app now has more than …

Mad Genius' Motion Capture System brings Sony's break-apart controller idea to life, and then some

Remember that break-apart DualShock 3 idea for motion control Sony had five years ago? A new company named Mad Genius Controllers has surfaced with a working prototype that shows such a contraption working in spades. The setup uses a splittable controller and a processing unit to enable seamless …

5 Ways Writing Short Stories Can Boost Your Writing Career

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Hero's Objective, Part 2: Opposition

Darth Vader. Gollum. Hannibal Lecter. The Wicked Witch of the West. Wherever you find a Hero’s journey, you shall, or at least you should, find an …

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Be Curious Like Steve Jobs and 4 More Business Tips From the Week

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>A roundup of the best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Eighteen months after his death, Steve Jobs continues to inspire entrepreneurs. His vision and epic determination helped make Apple one of the world's leading computer …

A New Way For App Developers To Do Press Releases

Richard Harris<p>Press Announcements<p>A New Way For App Developers To Do Press Releases<p>Tuesday, April 23, 2013<p>1,556<p>If a "picture is worth a thousand …

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Apple profits may have fallen for the first time in a decade, says analysts

A set of 14 analyst forecasts compiled by <i>Bloomberg</i> predicts that Apple’s quarterly profits – due to be reported tomorrow – will have fallen for the first time since 2003.<p>An earnings report tomorrow may show that fiscal second- quarter net income declined 18 percent to $9.53 billion, or $10.02 a …

Will e-readers save high street bookshops?

I love books. I have missed my stop on a train or forgotten to eat my dinner countless times over a book. Every time I’m in a bookshop, I have to …

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How to Publish an Ebook: Resources for Authors

About the only thing that remains constant in ebook publishing is that it changes—everything from the services to marketing strategies. Here, I …

5 Steps to Rescue Your Productivity When Days Go Bad

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever had one of <i>those</i> days? You start off with big plans to be productive. Your calendar is filled with confirmed appointments. Then, nothing seems to go right. Your computer crashes. Your cell phone battery dies and your charger …

Bugging Out on Insect Music

By<p>Andy Battaglia<p>The sounds insects make are abstract and arcane, but they form a distinguished mode of music for David Rothenberg, a self-styled specialist and creative connoisseur of the bug-borne arts.<p>"There's a barrier between people and insects because they're so alien to us and people think …

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How I Make a Picture Book

So I print that manuscript out and start marking it up. I draw brackets around sections that I think ought to stay together on a page or a spread. …