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Case Study: How to Use the "Amazon Strategy" for Your Business

How fitting that the globe’s largest online store is named after the enormous South American river. With over $48 billion in revenues throughout 2012 …

What is Google Glass? Here's the Answer

We’re back with another one-page explainer, to answer the question, “What is Google Glass?”<p>Google Glass is the name given to a wearable computer …

Verizon Wireless Rolls Out Online Storage for Files

Verizon recently rolled out 500 MB of free online storage for its customers that use certain smartphones and tablets. It allows them to sync stored …

Now there’s an app to help you dodge bullets

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>Some researchers from Vanderbilt have developed a new app and hardware module that will help you find the …

Tips on How to Make Your Supply Chain More Environmentally Friendly

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If Earth Day has you thinking about making your supply chain more environmentally sustainable, consider the success of Green Toys, a company that produces toys for tots made in the U.S. from 100 percent recyclable materials.<p>Started in …

Sustainability

Lessons From Apple: How You Can Stay on Top Like Apple

If Apple’s brand doesn’t already impress you, consider the fact that Apple’s store in New York City has a valuation of approximately $4,700 per …

39% of Small Businesses Get a Return On Investment From Social Media

Thirty-nine percent (39%) of small business owners are seeing a return on investment from social media. That is according to a recent survey by …

Join The 3-D Printing Revolution With This Affordable Desktop 3-D Scanner

Will we live in a world where every home has 3-D printing capability? The small and (relatively) cheap Photon scanner shows that we’re getting closer to that reality.<p>The 3-D printing movement is huge. A quick Google News search yields articles just from the past week debating the morals of 3-D …

To Succeed At Work, Make Yourself More Visible

You don’t have to be a jerk to do it.<p>Whether you’re a painter or a statistician, you need a <i>platform</i> to succeed. You need to be seen.<p>Citi managing director Linda Descano recently wrote a LinkedIn post about the subject–giving her plenty of visibility, incidentally–in which she consolidated her …

Self-improvement

5 Business Models That Are Driving The Circular Economy

We need to move from a system of waste to a system of reuse–an economy that’s a circle and not a line. Some businesses are getting closer to this ideal than others.<p>Since the Industrial Revolution, humanity’s use of natural resources has been basically the same: take, make, throw away. The World …

Samsung mobile chief says Galaxy S4 core numbers a non-issue

Prospective Samsung Galaxy S4 owners shouldn't be too bothered whether the handset has a quad-core or octa-core processor, according to the company's …

Crowdsourcing's New Platform: Prime-Time Reality TV

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The red-hot industry of crowdsourcing is spreading its tentacles, this time into reality TV.<p>CNBC is launching a prime-time television series based on the idea of making decisions by soliciting opinions from a large group of people. The …

Crowdsourcing

How to Build a Lean and Efficient Business Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The concept of the lean startup, developed by entrepreneur Eric Ries, looks at how product development cycles can be shortened and businesses can run more efficiently by continuously measuring progress and feedback. This philosophy is …

Small Business

How Retailers Can Recruit and Retain Millennials (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you own a retail business, you likely have trouble recruiting and keeping Millennials. While part-time retail jobs may be popular among students, new research from the National Retail Federation (NRF) shows that four out of five young …

Career Development

Volkswagen iBeetle Loves Apple Devices

We are used to seeing Apple products called “i” things, but here comes the Volkswagen iBeetle. That’s because the new Volkswagen iBeetle will be …

The great powertrain race - Propulsion systems

Special report<p>Propulsion systemsThe great powertrain race<p>TWO WORDS HAVE proved deadly for the mass-market electric car: “range anxiety”. Petrol or …

Alternative Fuel

How Will We Define A “Good” Google Glass Experience?

Google Glass is getting closer and closer to becoming a shipping product. It’s already making its way out to early “Explorer” program pre-launch testers, and we’ll almost definitely see a lot more from Glass at Google I/O in mid-May. Drew already got his lucky mitts on an Explorer set, and provided …

Psychology of Color in Marketing Infographic

Perhaps no choice is as vital to marketing success as the colors you use. Whether selecting the color for a specific product or for a email marketing …

10 Most Popular Stories Of The Week: Google Glass, PETA Drones, And More

MEC recently put a select group of employees through happiness training. The results were impressive and forward-thinking companies should be looking into this field for the betterment of their employees and the company. This story and more in this week’s top 10.<p><b>1. First Look: How The Google Glass</b> …

Google Glass

Make Priorities Clear with Green, Yellow, and Red

Boards, managements, and employees waste far too much time due to a lack of clarity in conveying and sharing what it is they are trying to accomplish. The basic task of defining goals and keeping score is so critical, yet not accomplished frequently or consistently enough. Even when we think we’re …

Sony NWZ-W273 Walkman review

Taking your tunes into the watery depths, the Sony NWZ-W273 waterproof MP3 player is decent enough on land but does it pass the swin test?<p>For …

Hope you’re ready developers, the Pebble smartwatch SDK is here

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: Pebble<p>After a delay, the software development kit (SDK) for the Pebble smartwatch is now live. On Friday, the watch …

Ex-Adobe CTO working with ex-iPod team on the iWatch?

Last month we brought you news that Kevin Lynch, former CTO of Adobe, was leaving the company and heading to Apple, though what he'd be doing in …

Apple Watch

Japan's Gains Are Losses For Everyone Else

My daughter called last night, she's made her reservations for a honeymoon in Japan. Six months ago she was leaning on going to Thailand, but the cost of a trip to Japan has fallen so sharply, that she was able to afford the cost of a visit to beautiful Tokyo. She's delighted.<p>The dollar cost of a …

Japan

The Staggering Statistics Behind America's Trucking Industry [Infographic]

At one time or another, everything was transported. Planes, trains, and ships are able to move the biggest quantities of goods at any one time.<p>But trucks are by far the most crucial mode of transport.<p>Here's a cool infographic from uShip laying out some of the numbers.

Trucking