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The Apple Watch: Do Entrepreneurs Love It Or Loathe It?

In order to enter the commercial mainstream the Apple Watch will have to win over more than just the company’s (admittedly huge) fan base.<p>Apple’s gargantuan sales means that even if it shifts millions of units, the watch could still be seen as a failure.<p>Nearly 75 million iPhones sold in Apple’s …

Smartwatches

#iPhoneography 📷📱✨ Best photo editing apps for iPhone!

Why settle for mundane or slightly boring pics when you can spruce them up and make them shine with a lil' bit of photo editing!?Updated February, …

Smartwatch Is Next Step In 'Quantified Self' Life-Logging

You could call it the phantom menace. Each year, in the midst of winter, a rumor surfaces about a new Apple product that sets tech bloggers buzzing.<p>Over the spring and summer, hype builds. Then, nothing. Last year, the tech world was left waiting for an Apple TV. This was the year of the iWatch — …

5 Genius Startup Tips From Peter Thiel | Inc.com

PayPal co-founder and billionaire investor Peter Thiel is easily one of the most successful venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. By investing early in dozens of startups, including Airbnb, Facebook, LinkedIn, Palantir, and SpaceX, Thiel built himself a venture capital empire worth $2.2 billion. …

Startups

Top Venture Investors Pick Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

We asked some of the more thoughtful and outspoken members of the 2015 Forbes Midas List for their recommendations of books they’d like to see their entrepreneurs reading (and they suggest you do make time to read). Fire these up on your e-readers now.<p><b>Chris Sacca</b><br>Lowercase Capital <i><br>Not Fade Away: A</i> …

Venture Capital

Ford's experimental e-bikes connect with car and rider

The MoDe:Me and MoDe:Pro are the result of a competition run amongst the company's employees with the aim of finding e-bike designs that could make a …

7 Signs You Will Fail as an Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur. Many decide to begin a startup only to find it was more than they bargained for, they had the wrong motivation, or perhaps their skill set wasn't appropriate. Sadly, these people waste time and resources not only of their own, but of the people who …

Entrepreneurship

The UX And UI Tools That You Need And Should Use

As new UX and UI tools come on the market, many of them have new and improved features that can make your design efforts faster, easier, and with …

Web Design

Your Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team

Around 11 p.m. one night, you realize there’s a key step your team needs to take on a current project. So, you dash off an email to the team members while you’re thinking about it.<p>No time like the present, right?<p>Wrong. As a productivity trainer specializing in attention management, I’ve seen over …

Articles about floating prefab house brings smart design seattle waterfront on Dwell.com - Dwell

Ten Steps To Heaven: $1,599,999.<p>A water purifier, energy source, and Internet hub all in one.<p>Czech architects unveil a floating, modular living concept.<p>Dwell on Design speaker Dan Formosa is accustomed to swimming against the current.<p>Turkel Design is a leading manufacturer of prefab homes.<p>A …

Prefab Homes

3 Common Mistakes Startup Entrepreneurs Make | Inc.com

Not all entrepreneurs found companies--we can't all be Steve Jobs, and not everyone should aim to be. Many leaders make their marks inside existing companies and institutions; still others use their entrepreneurial skills and ambitions to improve existing products or market them. That doesn't make …

Entrepreneurship

9 Reasons You Look Awful in Photos… And How to Fix Them

Want to improve the way you look in portraits, or improve the portraits that you shoot? Here are 9 common reasons people look awful in portraits and …

How the Apple Watch could reinvent fashion as we know it

On one of the coldest days of the year, a smartly dressed woman, defying the elements, stands at one of the last remaining newsstands in Manhattan …

5 Insanely Inspirational Quotes For Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Believe it or not, successful people have bad days, too. The difference is they don’t let their feelings dictate their actions. Remembering that emotions are temporary, they have a singular focus -- to serve a larger vision.<p>In order to …

Samsung Galaxy S6: Questions That Need Answers Before Considering

I attended the Samsung Electronics product launch event in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress (MWC). It was a huge launch, intended to win the global audience over with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Samsung had a lot riding on a successful launch as they have lost significant market …

Gear & Gadgets

How To Reduce Friction With Good Design

Anders Toxboe, designer for Bonnier Interactive, cites motivation as the force that opposes friction in the realm of interaction design. A properly motivated user will be willing to withstand more friction and still have a positive experience. A poorly motivated user will, on the other hand, give …

UX Design

The next 10 years in car tech will make the last 30 look like just a warm-up

“It’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.”<p>Sure, it’s a wry remark about the accuracy of superfluous prognostication but that …

6 myths about data-driven design

There is a lot of buzz about data-driven design, but very little agreement about what data-driven design really means. Even deciding how to define …

3 Things Entrepreneurs Must Learn About Digital Marketing and PR

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In running a digital-marketing consultancy in a tech mecca like Seattle, I work with larger companies and spend time with local startups hoping to crack the big time with their ideas and energy.<p>What’s apparent, though, is that many …

The Emergence Of Small Town Angel Investing

Many have the impression that most angel investing happens in Silicon Valley, Boston and New York. I’m here to tell you that angel investing is thriving in many other places across the country. Case in point: angels in so called “flyover states” without a tradition of venture capital or cities with …

Venture Capital

A brief history of user experience

Think about the last time you ate at a restaurant. What cuisine did it serve?<p>What made you to choose that particular restaurant? What was your first …

3 things that will change user experience design in 2015

If 2014 was dubbed the “year of the customer” then 2015 is surely the “year of experience.” Here are three key trends that will reshape the corporate …

You Have to Be Fast to Be Seen as a Great Leader

It’s obvious that business is moving faster and faster and that to keep up, leaders at all levels need to know how to pick up the pace.<p>That’s easy to say. But is it so? Is there a correlation between speed and perceived leadership effectiveness?<p>In a word, “yes.”<p>We recently analyzed 360 feedback …

How I Drastically Improved My Photography with Just Two Little Decisions

The question I get asked the most is: “Wow, nice pic! Which camera are you using?” Does that sound familiar? In the past, every time I heard this …

My Approach to UI Design

Introduction<p>First of all, this is somewhat of a rebound of what Marc Edwards from Bjango has written up for his app design workflow. This article …

10 stellar pieces of design inspired by space

The wonders of the universe never fail to amaze us, and they've been inspiring artists and designers for a very long time. Whether it's the out-there …

Graphic Design

Tim Cook on Apple’s auto ambitions: Apple Watch will replace car keys

Apple CEO Tim Cook offers some teasers for the Apple Watch in a new interview with The Telegraph today, and one of them is particularly interesting …

Google just paid $25 million to buy the entire '.app' web domain

Google decided to apply for new top-level domains (TLDs) way back in 2012, four years after ICANN, the organization that controls the world's domain names, decided to expand the overall number of generic TLDs.<p>Google applied for dozens at the time, including .docs, .android, .free, .fyi, .foo, and, …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Will Cost Over $1000

<i>Update: The article has been updated to factor in EU tax in the rumoured S6 and S6 Edge prices.</i><p>There was always going to be a catch. You can’t pack <i>that</i> much *alleged* high-end hardware, that many features and throw in a curved display without there being a catch.<p>Citing a source who has apparently …

Phones