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7 math tricks that'll make your life easier

When trying to plan for retirement, or figure out whether to make an investment, one helpful thing to know is how long it will take to double your initial capital.<p>And when you're considering taking a new job with an annual salary, it might be useful to know how that salary compares with what you'd …

Zikto, a hardware startup from Seoul, secures $50K on Kickstarter in first 24 hours

<i>Update: On November 25 the $100,000 Kickstarter goal was passed, with 27 days left on the campaign, which ends December 22.</i><p>A proverb says a good beginning is half the battle. Based on this, Zikto is well on its way to victory, having reached half of its Kickstarter goal on the first day.<p>Zikto are …

Against All Odds: How One Woman Built A $5M Business From Bankruptcy

Think you have it tough in business? Lisa Williams has it tougher.<p>As Founder and CEO of World of EPI, Williams walked through the valley of business death. Bankruptcy. Loneliness. Depression.<p>But now she sits with a $5M company poised to launch to the next level. But how do you start, grow and scale …

LinkedIn's first investment is data-infrastructure startup Confluent

Business-oriented social networking company LinkedIn has entered the venture funding world, backing a brand new big data startup called Confluent that has spun out of LinkedIn.<p>See, the technology Confluent is focused on — the Apache Kafka open-source project for immediately pushing data into all …

The Top 7 Books Every CEO Must Read

I am often asked what books I recommend for CEOs, and executives who aspire to become CEOs. There are so many to choose from. Over 250,000 business books are in print. Laid on top of each other, that's nearly four miles high. Obviously, narrowing it down to a select few is no easy task. However, …

Talkspace Lets You Text a Therapist for $25 a Week

Yesterday, I found myself chatting with a therapist in the middle of a public square in New York. That’s not a normal occurrence for me – I was testing out Talkspace, an iOS app and Web service for chatting with licensed therapists. The company had setup fake living rooms inside inflated domes in …

7 Online Marketing Tips for Entrepreneurs Who Can't Market or Sell | Inc.com

An entrepreneur can be successful without being a marketer or salesperson.<p>This might sound a bit odd. After all, an entrepreneur goes into business to sell something--to create a product, to meet a need, or to grow a business, right?<p>That's true. But not every entrepreneur has the talent or …

The 5 Worst Things You Can Say When Pitching For Venture Capital

In my time as a venture capitalist, I’ve received thousands – yes, thousands – of pitches from hopeful entrepreneurs, poised to change the world. Of those initial outreach asks, there’s a large percentage that gets immediately tossed and a whole bunch more that get nixed after our first call or …

Smart Calendar App Timeful Gets New Habits and Notifications

Timeful, a calendar app for the iPhone that uses behavioral science to help you optimize your schedule, has received a major update with smart notifications and new options for its habit recommendation feature.<p>You’ll now be able to schedule a habit multiple times in a day, so you can remind …

New Payments Startups Face An Uphill Battle To Disrupt The Credit Card Processing Industry

But the credit card processing industry isn't going to change over night. These startups are entering into an extremely complex and entrenched space.<p>In a recent report from BI Intelligence, we look at the complicated series of interactions among different legacy players that powers each credit card …

I Tried The 'Uber For Haircuts' That Sends A Barber Right To Your Home Or Office

That's the concept behind the startup "Shortcut," a new app that will send a barber to your home, office, or hotel.<p>It's basically "Uber for haircuts," embracing an increasingly popular idea in the app ecosystem that is fast turning your smartphone into a service-requesting Swiss Army …

How This 13-Year-Old Kid Wowed a 46-Year-Old Tech Company | Inc.com

Shubham Banerjee may not be the first entrepreneur inspired by Legos, but he is probably the first to raise venture capital for innovating on them.<p>Last month, at the ripe old age of 12, Banerjee landed a prestigious early-stage round with Intel Capital, the company's venture capital arm, for his …

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Whisper, Secret, and Snapchat leaks show that fake privacy is almost worse than no privacy at all

What’s worse than no privacy? Fake, malfunctioning “privacy” apps.<p>A slew of anonymous apps and ephemeral messaging services have popped up in the last few years — some in direct response to news of data collection by the National Security Agency. But while well-intentioned, few consumer-level apps …

Hybrid Cloud -- It's About Business, Not Technology

Technologists love to blather on about how cool “the cloud” is. But if you think <i>elastic</i> is something that keeps your underwear from falling down, those blatherings probably leave you cold.<p>And if you think a <i>hybrid</i> cloud is a fleet of Toyotas, you’ll probably be more interested in the <i>business</i> …

Sponsored post: MindTouch gains real-time analytics in the cloud

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>MindTouch Inc. provides cloud-based customer success software. It empowers businesses to author, capture and serve knowledge …

Exoskeleton for your hand lets you feel virtual objects and control robots

Chinese company Dexta Robotics set out to develop a hand motion-capturing device last year, but instead of creating a glove like everybody else, they designed an impressively affordable exoskeleton. This device called Dexmo -- available in classic and F2 variants -- can be used as a virtual reality …

Security Will Need Big Insight, Not Just Big Data

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Neill Occhiogrosso is a partner at Costanoa Venture Capital.</i><p>In looking for new opportunities in security and many other sectors, we look for the echoes of the current IT mega-trends: cloud, mobile, big data. These trends, and especially the interactions between them, are dramatically …

Increase Your ROI by Exploiting the Competition

<i>Tomer Granit is Marketing Manager at AdClarity, a leading marketing intelligence & research platform.</i><p>It’s certainly a bit taboo to be encouraging exploitation, but wait before you judge: we’re not encouraging using dirty practices to exploit your competition. We’re arguing that you’re not using …

Complex Data Analytics, Put Simply

Nobody needs to be told that data is becoming more complex. Every user realises that all forms of information are becoming richer, faster and more fine-grained. These truths of course mean that information management becomes more complex which is why we use data management platforms (such as …

12 Books That Jeff Bezos Thinks Everyone Should Read

Brad Stone details as much in "The Everything Store," his book about Amazon.<p>"Books have nurtured Amazon since its creation and shaped its culture and strategy," Stone writes. "Here are a dozen books widely read by executives and employees that are integral to understanding the company."<p>We've listed …

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This 20-Year-Old From Brooklyn Is So Successful, He Owns His Own Chinese Factory

Inventor Alex Shlaferman, 20, founder of Vante Toys, has already done it, and not just once, but multiple times. The first time he was only 15.<p>And 2014 will be another milestone year, he says. He expects his consumer-products company, founded when he was 16, to do about $10 million in revenue.<p>His …

How Being Entrepreneur-In-Residence Helped This Man Build His Fourth Startup After Selling His Third One For $500 Million

The basic idea is to have a serial entrepreneur come in to work and join the company's meetings, working on different projects until that person comes up with a new startup idea.<p>Although there's no written rule, the company that hires the EIR often gets the first call to invest in that new startup …

Here's Your 10-Step Guide To Getting A Raise

If you feel you deserve a raise, you need to plan for the right ask. This is going to take research, practicing your approach and getting ready to prove that you're worth more than you're being given. Asking for a raise is a lot different than being granted one because it was written into your …

Leaked: Here's How LinkedIn Plans To Have A New Billion-Dollar Business In 3 Years

In July, LinkedIn revealed plans to acquire a business-marketing company called Bizo for about $175 million, moving it a step closer toward its goal of becoming "the most effective online platform form marketers to engage with professionals."<p>Last quarter, LinkedIn reeled in $106 million in revenue …

How to Double Your Productivity Overnight | Inc.com

We all struggle to find ways to get more done on a daily basis. Doing business is complicated and demanding and we seem to be trying to pack more tasks into every day. But rather than feeling like we are getting more done, we seem to be working longer days to fit it all in. It's hard to feel …

YouTube Was Twitch's Natural Suitor. Here's Why Amazon Bought It Instead

After months of rumors, game streaming service Twitch is finally being acquired — just by a different company than first thought.<p>Amazon announced …

What Are the Best-Kept Secrets for Startup Success?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>What are some things [about working for startups] that people could benefit from knowing that are largely</i> …

Here's Why Samsung's Profits Are Getting Demolished — And Why It Might Not Get Better Any Time Soon

That's quite a drop, and it could end up being the biggest tumble in Samsung's history.<p>Samsung had a laundry list of reasons for why profits are shrinking, but it's nothing we haven't heard before. The company may sell more smartphones than anyone else, but it's finding itself in the sticky …