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Silicon Valley aims to conquer the energy sector

Smart technologies like big data, blockchain and the "Internet of Things" are likely to play a big role in the new energy landscape. So, will …

Everything you need to know about all the startups working with bitcoin and blockchain

Bitcoin is a digital-only currency not backed by any central bank, while the blockchain is the software underpinning it.<p>Blockchain uses complex cryptography to ensure transactions can't be tampered with and people sending and receiving money are who they say they are.<p>Jeremy Millar, a partner at …

Meet the top 100 business visionaries creating value for the world

At Business Insider, we believe capitalism can and should be a force for good. With this inaugural edition of <b>Business Insider 100: The Creators</b>, we are celebrating leaders who embody this spirit.<p>Many rankings focus only on those who have achieved great financial success. Our CEO Henry Blodget sums …

One of the best interviews with online entrepreneurs

Travis <b>Kalanick</b><p><b>Travis Kalanick is the co-founder of Uber.</b><p><b>Travis Cordell Kalanick</b> (born August 6, 1976) is an American entrepreneur. He is the …

25 Powerful Quotes Entrepreneurs Can Use to Motivate and Inspire

Founder, Market Domination Media®<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur can be an emotional ride, with ups, downs, joy and disappointment. Sometimes a little piece of advice or wisdom from a brilliant mind can help you motor through even the most …

Is Enron Overpriced? (Fortune, 2001)

<i>Editor’s note</i>: This holiday week, Fortune is publishing some of our favorite stories from our magazine archives. This article from March 05, 2001 …

Mining (And Learning) With The 21 Bitcoin Computer

A few days ago a $400 charge hit my credit card and Amazon notified me that my 21.co bitcoin computer was on its way.<p>Essentially a Raspberry Pi connected with a custom bitcoin-mining ASIC and a heatsink, the computer is one of the most interesting MVPs in modern memory. While you could easily …

Connect Tiny Devices To The Internet With Spark's Electron

For $3 a month, you can get a whole megabyte of data!<p>Tiny computers like Arduino and Raspberry Pi have helped jumpstart the Internet of Things by making it easy to bring connectivity to virtually anything. But while short-range networking via Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth is readily accessible, …

2 Lessons from Steve Wozniak's BASIC Experiments | Inc.com

BASIC, the programming language, celebrated its 50th birthday last week. In honor of the occasion, Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak wrote on Gizmodo about his early experiences creating his own version of BASIC for the Apple I and Apple II.<p>As you might guess, Wozniak's recollection of this time, …

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5 Business Books That Are Great for Plane Rides | Inc.com

Let's suppose you've got a five-hour flight. Sure, you can watch a movie, but what if you could emerge from the flight with knowledge that could change your entire life and career?<p>Here are five complementary business books, each of which can be absorbed in less than an hour:<p>1. <i>The One Minute …

9 Books Every Entrepreneur Needs to Read | Inc.com

Some of the best content to be found about startups is locked in books. An entrepreneur asked me yesterday for a 140 character recommendation of one book for founders. Reducing my list to just one and condensing an argument for why founders ought to read it in just 117 characters was just too great …

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Want To Make $1 Billion? Just Solve One Of These Huge Tech Problems

There's a lot of room for improvement when it comes to things like artificial intelligence, mobile payments, internet speeds, and even how we think and communicate.<p>So here's our list of the ten biggest problems in tech right now. Solve one of these, and you're on your way to billions.

With Opower’s IPO, founders show meaningful tech can pay off

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>When energy software company Opower starts trading on the New York Stock Exchange, most likely Friday morning, it will show …

Freemium Monetization Most Effective in Asia: Report

In-app purchases were the major trend of 2013 for app developers, and a new report from Distimo shines a light on the phenomenon, noting that it is most effective in Asia.<p>Distimo tracks iOS app data, but it joined up with Chartboost, a technology platform specializing in gaming apps, to pull …

The big energy problem that happens while you’re sleeping

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>When we were young, our mothers would tell us to turn off the lights before going to bed. But our mothers’ best efforts to …

Startup Stem raises funds for energy data analytics, machine learning & smarter batteries

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Here’s the basic idea behind startup Stem: install batteries at a building and use software to convert the building over to …

Technical Machine gets $1M to let web developers play with the internet of things

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Technical Machine (see disclosure) has raised $1 million in seed round funding led by True Ventures (see disclosure) with Slow …

Elon Musk Says The Human Brain Cannot Cope With Business Failure. Is He Right? | Inc.com

Odds are, a startup launched today will fail. In fact, three out of four venture-backed companies don't return investors' capital, and half of all new businesses close their doors before they've been open five years.<p>Failure is a constant in entrepreneurship. But…is it something the human brain is …

Bitcoin Companies and Entrepreneurs Can't Get Bank Accounts

In the first week of July, Jay Shore got bad news. U.S. Bank and Chase informed him they were closing the accounts for his company, Coinabul, a San Diego-based precious metals buyer that sells silver and gold for Bitcoin. They didn’t want to house his half-million dollars. Chase was mum on the …

How to manage ridiculous amounts of data and traffic without falling down

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Anna Gordon/GigaOM<p>We’ve wrapped up another Structure: Europe conference and, just like last year’s inaugural event, it …

Apple Has $200 Billion To Spend, It's Time To Go Big

Looking at Apple’s rivals, each holds a combination of the tangible and the intangible that make them seem unassailable. For Amazon, it’s the reality of investment in an endless array of e-commerce infrastructure and the perception that will someday make it wildly profitable. For Google, there is …

Microsoft boosts HomeOS with a new Lab of Things

Microsoft is continuing to advance its HomeOS research project. Now testers can use a framework, with ties to Windows Azure, to more easily monitor and update their device and sensor tests.<p>Microsoft Research is continuing to advance work on its home operating system (HomeOS) project. The latest new …

Crux Skunk iPad Keyboard Case: Quick First Impressions

I backed the <b>Crux Skunk iPad keyboard case</b> project on Kickstarter almost a year ago. I thought it looked like one of the most impressive iPad keyboard cases I’d seen, and it offered some impressive sounding features – a notably slim design, a 360 degree hinge that allows for a great range of typing …

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EMW kick-starts JuiceBox, a $99 Level 2 DIY charging station

Electric vehicle charging stations aren't cheap: one of the most affordable Level 2 (240V) units sells for $450 and only supplies 16A. Electric Motor Works (EMW) -- which is best known for its electric conversion kits -- wants to change this with JuiceBox, a 15kW Level 2 EV charger that costs just …

Managing multiple drones is harder than it sounds, and DroneDeploy wants to change that

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Jordan Novet<p>Not many software startups can claim to be running in the cloud in more ways than one. Startup DroneDeploy …

The 1 Basic Question That Leads to Product Innovation | Inc.com

I am a huge Apple fan. It is one of my favorite examples of a company that turned itself around with products consumers love and want to use. That said, I have always been reluctant to hold Apple up as an example for other companies to follow because of Steve Jobs' dismissal of market research.<p>When …

Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills

The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or …