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The new Steadidrone FLARE multirotor - field tested review - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

So after just over 50 successful flights on my 2014 Steadidrone QU4D, I had the opportunity to fly and review Steadidrone’s newest multirotor, The …

Arducopter Region Of Interest (ROI) demonstration video - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

The rain has finally subsided so I went out to the RC field for some quadcopter fiddling and testing.<p>The below video shows a quick demonstration of …

Don't Just Start a Business, Solve A Problem

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As long as consumers have problems, they will always search for solutions. People will always look for better, faster and smarter ways to accomplish everyday tasks. And fortunately for entrepreneurs, there are still lots of rooms for …

Entrepreneurship

Teach Yourself Coding on Your Own Time With These Resources

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I was an early adopter of the coding movement.<p>What that means is that I spent hours on a Commodore 64 typing lines of "if-then" code that resulted in my name flashing on a screen. Unfortunately, my coding life ended short when I …

Web Tools

The Myth of the Successful One-Person Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There was once a time when it was just me. I was providing computer services. I was working a lot of hours. But I wasn’t making any money at it.<p>Today, I’m making money. Why? Because I’m supervising 10 people who are providing computer …

Entrepreneurship

How to Create a Site Structure That Will Enhance SEO

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>The better your site structure, the better your chance of higher ranking in the search engines. Every website has some “structure.” It might be a rigorous and streamlined structure, or it may be a disorganized jumble of pages. If you are intentional and …

Visual Design

The 4 Basics of Making Money on the Internet

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Internet is the hot ticket. Entrepreneurs everywhere want to exploit it to drive sales and grow their businesses.<p>Used properly, it can be an important part of your marketing mix. Used improperly, it can be a black hole -- one in which …

Marketing

8 Simple But Critical Tips for Improving Your 'Online Newsroom'

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>In 2005, Tom Foremski famously stated that “every company is a media company.” Fast-forward nine years, and he’s been proven indisputably right. According to Hubspot’s 2013 State of Inbound Marketing Report, an estimated 60 percent of companies are creating …

Infographics

8 Essentials to Get the Most Out of Working From Home

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Working from home isn’t for everyone. To be successful, you must be disciplined, motivated, and -- above all else -- a self-starter.<p>It's been relatively easy for me, because I’m motivated by the reality that my success or failure rests …

Time Management

10 Startup Tips Learned the Hard Way

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Co-written by Ryan Matzner</i><p>We’ve learned quite a lot from our humble kitchen table beginnings since 2009, when we founded Fueled. Our now global, award-winning mobile-design and development agency has offices in New York, London and …

Project Management

8 Steps to Launching a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Crowdfunding is an effective way for entrepreneurs to launch their companies without much capital investment. Instead of buying loads of inventory up front, crowdfunding enables entrepreneurs to judge the demand for their product while …

Crowd Funding

A Successful Content-Marketing Strategy Goes Far Beyond Page Views

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>As content marketing has become a vital strategy for brands and agencies, the need to measure the success of that content has grown as well. An Aberdeen Group report revealed that the most effective content marketers are also those most likely to measure. …

Marketing

Run a Better Photography Business With a Value Stream

When you first open the doors for business and start offering your photography services to friends of friends and strangers, people you don't …

Google Docs

This Story From The Israeli Air Force Is One Of The Greatest Management Lessons You'll Read

I have begun reading <i>The Lion’s Gate</i>, an oral history of the Six-Day War by the talented military author Steven Pressfield. During that war, Israel was a tiny, poor country surrounded by enemies bent on its annihilation. And yet it stunned the world by defeating all its enemies with stunning speed …

Content Marketers: Start Giving a Damn About Your Content

<i>Jake Athey is the Marketing Manager for Widen Enterprises.</i><p>The internet is ballooning with fluff, and bad content marketing is to blame. In our obsession with “engaging” our “audience” in “real-time” with “targeted content” that goes “viral,” we are driving people insane.<p>The deep feeling of …

This Startup Wants To Be The Yelp Of Investing

The hidden value in the floor, they explain, was that it served as a sounding board.<p>"We were able to ask people, 'What do you think of this stock? What do you think of emerging markets?'" remembers Ravid. "From our perspective, it wasn't that they were financial professionals, but that there was a …

Robo-advisors

4 Sturdy Pillars of Data for Growing Your Small Retail Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When the time comes to expand your retail business, how will you know? Some shop owners decide purely on gut feeling. Some people decide based on excess cash-flow. Forward-thinking retailers decide because they see the signs in the …

eCommerce

Facebook Is Killing Your iPhone Battery. These Are The Easy Steps To Fix It

Paranoia strikes most smartphone owners when their battery runs low. What caused that? Of course it can be a myriad of factors, but for iPhone owners a major culprit has emerged which will affect almost everyone: Facebook. That’s the bad news. The good news is it can be easily fixed.<p>For Facebook, a …

Two 34-Year-Old Aussies Are Latest Techies To Become Billionaires Thanks To Sky High Financing Round

Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes are Australia’s newest billionaires after their business software company Atlassian announced this week it had closed a financing round that valued the company at $3.3 billion. T. Rowe Price and Dragoneer Investment Capital paid $150 million, which amounts to …

Here's Why DIY Home Security Will Soon Be A Billion Dollar Market

The home security business is being disrupted.<p>If you don’t believe me, look no further than this morning’s news, where the Wall Street Journal reports that Sequoia has invested $57 million in SimpliSafe, a self-installable home security system that sells for under $300 without a contract.<p>But it’s …

Innovative Techology Justin 3,000mAh iPhone 5/5S Power Case Review

If you haven’t heard of a smartphone battery or power case before then sit up and pay attention. It could well be the best thing you buy for your smartphone. They’re pretty simple concepts – a battery pack is installed in a smartphone protective case, like you’d use with any iPhone 5S or Samsung …

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What happens when smart guns mix with Google Glass

A Glass app created by rifle-maker Tracking Point lets shooters hit targets "around corners, from unsupported positions, behind the back, to the side, and over barricades."<p>As if shooting targets at impossibly long distances wasn't enough, smart rifle-maker Tracking Point announced Wednesday that …

Google Glass

BP and AeroVironment Launch First FAA-Approved, Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Operations Over Land and Water - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

AeroVironment today announced that BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc., selected the company to provide mapping, Geographic Information System (GIS) and …

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Apple's New Family Plan Makes It Easy To Solve The iTunes Identity Crisis

“I want to talk to my lawyer!” yelled a room full of Apple developers last week at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) at the behest of Apple VP of Internet Software and Services (and employee #8), Chris Espinosa . Why the visions of billable hours dancing in their heads? The …

Apple 180: The iWatch Is At The Center Of A Whirlwind 6 Months For Cook And Company

Earlier this month, at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the company made a series of announcements that many considered an “about face” from prior practice. In some fundamental ways, Apple has opened up its mobile operating system to more customization and modification than at any time in …

Gravity versus the Standard Model

Einstein's general relativity, and quantum field theory in the Standard Model of particle physics, have different spheres of influence. Uniting them is one of the big challenges of physics. But at an everyday level, they are influenced by spheres in the same way<p>The two behemoths of theoretical …

Experimental Google Smartphone Becomes Brain Of Space Robot

NASA has hacked the phone to make an autonomous utility robot for the ISS.<p>Robots excel at the tedious, repetitive tasks that bore humans into ineffectiveness. So NASA has tweaked an experimental Google smartphone called "Project Tango" that takes 250,000 measurements per second to create a 3-D map …

Space

Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Arrested Years After Conviction

Peter Sunde, the co-founder of the BitTorrent file-sharing website Pirate Bay, has been arrested in Southern Sweden.<p>Reuters reports that Sunde’s arrest followed several years on the run following an earlier conviction for Pirate Bay-related copyright violations — although Sunde has remained visible …