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3D Printing Large Structures with 3D HUBS local network

Hi Everyone!<p>I am really thrilled to share with you this project which I have been developing for the last two months and that we'll showcase <b>next week</b></b> …

NASA Thinks There May Be Life on Jupiter’s Moon

David Bowie once speculated about life on Mars, and now NASA scientists are wondering the same thing about Jupiter’s moon Europa.<p>A potential mission …

How I Helped Polar Get to 40M+ Pageviews

<i>Dmitry Dragilev is the founder of growth hacking consultancy Criminally Prolific. He also runs JustReachOut, a service that helps startups get featured by the press.</i><p><i>Before I start this article I want to say that LukeW, Jeff Cole and the entire team at Polar have done an incredible job building and</i> …

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The A-Z of Singapore startup grants and schemes

Singapore is perhaps the most proactive government in the world when it comes to developing the tech industry: it pumps tons of money into grants and …

My Biggest Mistake: Outsourcing to the Wrong People

Andrew Angus thought outsourcing would boost sales. Instead, he lost hundreds of thousands of dollars--and his team's trust.<p>Andrew Angus is the founder and CEO of Switch Video, which serves clients in 15 countries and eight languages. Here's how he recovered from an error in judgment that cost his …

21 Ways to Boost Your Personal Creativity

All too often, entrepreneurs get caught in the cycle of trying to be creative when they're too tired to think. Here's how to get those juices flowing and reconnect with yourself.<p>The early stages of a new company are full of creativity.<p>Nothing has been built yet, so you get to spend months dreaming …

Before It's Too Late: 5 Steps to Keep Your Best Employees

By the time you try to give them raises, they're already out the door. If you want to retain your best people, you need to start much sooner.<p>If you're in a war for talent, you've probably read more than you can stand about hiring so-called "Rockstars." About finding the best-of-the-best. About not …

16 Things a Boss Should Never Say

If you feel like uttering these remarks, your best strategy is to keep silent.<p>I recently posted the 10 Dumb Things Bosses Say, with suggestions for what to say instead. However, there are some boss remarks that are so counterproductive that the best strategy is simply to bite your tongue:<p><b>1. "We've</b> …

Check out this customer’s experience of trying GrabTaxi for the first time in 2014

<i>Before there was Grab, there was GrabTaxi. Here’s an account of a customer’s experience when the ride-hailing app was freshly launched in</i> …

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Recruiters’ Five Biggest Mistakes

Recruiting experts tell us some of the worst practices they’ve seen and how to make the hiring process better for everyone.<p>It’s a familiar hiring hurdle–an abundance of qualified candidates and limited resources to evaluate everyone.<p>Ken Sundheim, CEO of KAS Placement Recruiters, estimates that …

4 Body Language Cues You Need to Know When Networking

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Body language can be extremely powerful when it comes to networking and building relationships with others. Within the first seven seconds of meeting you, people check you out visually.<p>Could you be unknowingly undermining your networking …

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This tiny, transforming NYC apartment could be yours for just $1 million

So, about four years ago, Graham Hill, founder of the eco-friendly design/architecture site TreeHugger, brought together a bunch of architects to …

Who Should Use Pay-Per-Click Advertising and Who Shouldn't

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Ultimate Guide to Pay-Per-Click Advertising<i>, internet marketing expert Richard Stokes helps you master advanced search engine strategies from top search engine marketers to increase your sales. In this edited excerpt, the</i> …

6 Essential Roles Played by All Great Mentors

Whether you're a mentor yourself or looking for one, here are the essential pillars of the relationship.<p>What does it mean to be a great mentor? Mentorship can be a squishy concept, but it doesn't have to be. Allow me to tell you about my friend Bob Wood.<p>After 28 years as a public-school teacher, …

I really want this Chinese store to make me a 3D-printed mini-me

3D printing can do a lot of things. Once it becomes more mainstream, it could save lives with 3D-printed body parts, or extend the life of our home …

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How the Jacket Zipper Was Perfected After 100 Years

You might’ve heard about Under Armour’s crazy new zipper that only requires one hand to zip. Though the futuristic magnetic clasp jigsaws nicely with …

A Key You Can Photograph Is A Key That Can Be Copied

If you take a picture of a car or house key, could you use that picture to get a copy made? Yes—quite trivially, actually. I have a folder on my …

How A Jewelry Company Is Making $250,000 Pieces Using 3D Printing And Google Earth

It’s taken the fashion and accessories industries a little longer than others to cotton on to 3D printing, the disruptive technology changing manufacturing and medicine.<p>Now, though, alongside the 3D-printed gun and 3-D printed internal organs comes the 3D-printed engagement ring — or pearl pendant, …

Should You Expand Your Business to a New Market?

Diversify or die. Pivot or persevere. These are the adages that accompany expanding into new markets. And they are harrowing to entrepreneurs, to say …

Artists use 3D printers to turn plastic into organic-like materials

Despite a massive snowstorm that hit New York City last week, the 3D Printshow New York came to town anyway, bringing together creatives, companies, …

Get a one-of-a kind iPhone case 3D-printed just for you

Companies like Shutterfly, VistaPrint, and Zazzle have been able to print your photos on a variety of mobile phone cases for a while now, making them distinctively yours. But a new company seeking Kickstarter funding will actually be able to 3D-print an entire iPhone case for you, making it a …

These 3-D Printed Covers Make Prosthetics Stylish

Making prosthetics something to show off to the world, not something to hide.<p>A typical prosthetic leg looks pretty utilitarian–a thin metal or carbon fiber pylon rod that, unsurprisingly, many amputees would rather hide under clothing than show off. But why shouldn’t prosthetics look as good as any …

3D-printed exoskeleton helps paralyzed skier walk again

Amanda Boxtel's doctors told her she'd never walk again. But her new 3D-printed exoskeleton says otherwise.<p>In 1992, Boxtel was paralyzed from the waist down in a catastrophic skiing accident. But 22 years later, thanks to a groundbreaking 3D-printed robotic suit developed by 3D Systems and …

3D Printing Part Of 2014 Chevy Malibu Manufacturing Process

The wonders of <b>3D printing</b> will not cease anytime soon, and with it, it would also help boost the rapid prototype technology scene. Imagine the …

The Only 2 Things You Should Be Discussing in Meetings

The problem with your meetings? You're talking about the wrong things, in the wrong ways.<p>"Of the hundreds of companies I've worked with over the past 30 years, I repeatedly see only five types of communication," writes expert coach and consultant Christine Comaford in Forbes. "And only two of them …

10 Reasons Customers Will Pay More

Customers usually make buying decisions based upon more than just the lowest price.<p>Customers always want to pay as little as possible, right? Not so fast. Customers often willingly pay more for a product even when they can get a functionally similar (or even identical) product elsewhere for less. …

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Why I Never Let Employees Negotiate a Raise

At Fog Creek Software, every worker at the same level is paid the same salary. And when one gets a raise, they all do<p><b>What would happen</b> if you got to work one day, went into the kitchen, and saw a list of your employees' salaries taped to the fridge? Would you freak out? Would you expect to find …

Investors Don't Want to Meet You, They Want to be Introduced to You

<i>Jason Freedman is the co-founder of 42Floors, making it easy for everyone to rent office space. He’s a two-time Y Combinator alum and blogs regularly on humbledMBA. This post was originally published on the 42floors blog.</i><p>I remember when I first started fundraising for my first company, my investor …

Evil Boss or Good Boss?

Nobody wants to work for an evil boss and everybody wants to work for a good one.<p>Nobody wants to work for an evil boss and everyone wants to work for a good one. Here's a quick set of comparisons to assess whether you (or your own boss) are basically evil or basically good.<p><b>1. Personality</b><p><i>Evil bosses</i> …

3 Ways to Keep Your Creative Juices Flowing When You're Always Busy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a small-business owner, it can be hard to find the time to do the sorts of activities that help tone the brain's innovation muscles -- activities like committing to a six-month course of study; making it to weekly networking meetings …

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