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Brian Patrick Eha

Brian Patrick Eha is a freelance journalist and former assistant editor at Entrepreneur.com. He is writing a book about the global phenomenon of Bitcoin for Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Random House. It will be published in 2015.

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Bitcoin ATMs Are Spreading Across the World

Bitcoin ATMs Are Spreading Across the World

Manufacturer Lamassu has sold 120 of its Bitcoin ATMs in its first four months, becoming a major player in a brand-new competitive space.
December 31, 2013 in News and Trends
NSA Reportedly Put Spyware on Consumer Tech Products

NSA Reportedly Put Spyware on Consumer Tech Products

New revelations about the NSA shed light on the extent of its cyber-exploits and the special hacking unit that can gain access to your whole digital life.
December 31, 2013 in News and Trends
Set Boundaries for Accountability and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Set Boundaries for Accountability and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at why co-founders shouldn't always seek consensus, why millennials want feedback and more advice for business owners.
December 28, 2013 in Leadership
India's No. 1 Bitcoin Exchange: Shutdown 'In No Way' Reflects Bitcoin's True Potential

India's No. 1 Bitcoin Exchange: Shutdown 'In No Way' Reflects Bitcoin's True Potential

As India's central bank considers what to do about digital currencies, Bitcoin businesses in India are suspending operations.
December 28, 2013 in News and Trends
Forget About Immediate Results and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Forget About Immediate Results and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at why you should let go of your need for short-term results, how positive habits will help you in the new year and more advice for business owners.
December 21, 2013 in Lifestyle
Elance and oDesk Announce Merger That Would Create Freelancing Giant

Elance and oDesk Announce Merger That Would Create Freelancing Giant

Two of the leading platforms for freelance work have signed an agreement to merge, furthering the advance of the freelance economy.
December 20, 2013 in News and Trends
Bitcoin Price Plummets After Chinese Exchange Bans Yuan Deposits

Bitcoin Price Plummets After Chinese Exchange Bans Yuan Deposits

China is cracking down on Bitcoin, and that means the price bubble is finally bursting.
December 19, 2013 in News and Trends
Proto Labs Wants to Help You Create a Cool Prototype for Free

Proto Labs Wants to Help You Create a Cool Prototype for Free

The latest winner of the Cool Idea! Award program is Garageio, a device that allows you to open and close your garage door with your smartphone.
December 18, 2013 in News and Trends
Tim Bucher Wants to Build a 'Master Database of Your Life Memories'

Tim Bucher Wants to Build a 'Master Database of Your Life Memories'

The serial entrepreneur who has worked for Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Michael Dell has a new startup, and it's about to come out of stealth mode.
December 18, 2013 in News and Trends
Google Snaps Up Company Whose Robots Remind People of 'Terminator' Movies

Google Snaps Up Company Whose Robots Remind People of 'Terminator' Movies

The Silicon Valley tech giant has acquired eight robotics companies in the past six months. And it isn't done yet.
December 17, 2013 in News and Trends
Let Beyonce Be Your Guide and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Let Beyonce Be Your Guide and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at the importance of personally connecting with customers, why perfection is better than originality and more advice for business owners.
December 14, 2013 in Customer Loyalty and Retention
Coinbase Nets $25 Million in Largest Ever Bitcoin Fundraise

Coinbase Nets $25 Million in Largest Ever Bitcoin Fundraise

The largest Bitcoin service in the U.S. just got a major push to expand its business.
December 13, 2013 in Venture Capital
SecondMarket CEO: Wall Street Will Put 'Hundreds of Millions' Into Bitcoin

SecondMarket CEO: Wall Street Will Put 'Hundreds of Millions' Into Bitcoin

The founder of the Bitcoin Investment Trust has been meeting with Wall Street players whom he says are preparing to pour vast amounts of money into the digital currency.
December 12, 2013 in News and Trends
As 'Government Motors' Era Ends, a Female CEO Takes the Wheel

As 'Government Motors' Era Ends, a Female CEO Takes the Wheel

Mary Barra, a longtime General Motors employee, deserves some of the credit for turning around GM. Now, she's taking the top job at the company and making history as the only female CEO in the auto in
December 11, 2013 in Leadership
Why Some Smart Business Moguls Still Use 'Dumb Phones'

Why Some Smart Business Moguls Still Use 'Dumb Phones'

Forget about the latest iPhone or Samsung device. The Nokia 6310, discontinued more than six years ago, is the phone of the elite.
December 10, 2013 in Technology
Airbnb Renters Open Their Homes to the Enemy: NY Mayor Bill de Blasio

Airbnb Renters Open Their Homes to the Enemy: NY Mayor Bill de Blasio

Airbnb is embroiled in a legal battle in New York City, where short-term rental laws forbid its business. In a new video, Airbnb hosts give the city's incoming mayor a unique offer.
December 10, 2013 in Public Relations
Admit the Things You Don't Understand and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Admit the Things You Don't Understand and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at how admitting ignorance to your employees can improve communication, why you should avoid doing business in some countries and more advice for business owners.
December 7, 2013 in Managing Employees
This Australian Company Now Owns All of the World Trade Center's Retail Space

This Australian Company Now Owns All of the World Trade Center's Retail Space

Westfield Group will now be the sole owner of retail space at the World Trade Center in New York City. Meanwhile, other foreign investors are snapping up the city's residential properties.
December 6, 2013 in Retail Center
Bitcoin Gets Slammed by China as BofA Touts its Potential

Bitcoin Gets Slammed by China as BofA Touts its Potential

On the same day that China decided to forbid financial companies from processing Bitcoin-related transactions, Bank of America gave the virtual currency some love.
December 6, 2013 in News and Trends
Steve Case's Revolution Growth Invests $22 Million to Help Sweetgreen Become 'Chipotle of Salads'

Steve Case's Revolution Growth Invests $22 Million to Help Sweetgreen Become 'Chipotle of Salads'

Three college kids from Georgetown launched a salad shop on the cusp of the Great Recession. Having managed to thrive in the six years since, it is now poised for explosive growth.
December 5, 2013 in Profiles
The 10 Most Corrupt and Least Corrupt Countries in the World

The 10 Most Corrupt and Least Corrupt Countries in the World

Not sure where to set up shop abroad? Worried that foreign governments might try to shake you down? Find out which countries are squeaky clean and which are dirty when it comes to public sector corrup
December 4, 2013 in Business Travel
Cyber Monday Grows As More Shoppers Turn to Mobile

Cyber Monday Grows As More Shoppers Turn to Mobile

Sales during Thanksgiving weekend were down from last year, but Cyber Monday is attracting shoppers in droves.
December 3, 2013 in Sales
Black Friday: A Chance for Bitcoin to Get Some Mainstream Love

Black Friday: A Chance for Bitcoin to Get Some Mainstream Love

With the value of Bitcoin at record highs, and the holiday season upon us, there's no better time for the cryptocurrency to prove its mainstream usefulness.
November 28, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Men's Wearhouse to Jos A. Bank: We're Suited for Each Other, and Here's $1.5 Billion to Prove It

Men's Wearhouse to Jos A. Bank: We're Suited for Each Other, and Here's $1.5 Billion to Prove It

With its stock at a five-year high, men's apparel retailer Men's Wearhouse has decided to turn the tables on its smaller rival.
November 27, 2013 in Business Management
Will Katie Couric Provide More Firepower in Yahoo's Fight for Ad Dollars?

Will Katie Couric Provide More Firepower in Yahoo's Fight for Ad Dollars?

The internet media company is investing in journalists even as its core ad revenues continue to erode.
November 26, 2013 in Advertising
Trekking Into Space With Branson? You Can Now Pay Your Way in Bitcoins

Trekking Into Space With Branson? You Can Now Pay Your Way in Bitcoins

A billionaire known for his visionary nature and zeal for adventure has just given Bitcoin a big endorsement.
November 23, 2013 in News and Trends
Quit Being a Scraggly Entrepreneur and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Quit Being a Scraggly Entrepreneur and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at the importance of appearance, how the FOMO phenomenon affects partnerships and more advice for business owners.
November 23, 2013 in Lifestyle
Alleged Creator of Silk Road Detained Without Bail

Alleged Creator of Silk Road Detained Without Bail

At a bail hearing in a Manhattan courtroom on Thursday, a federal prosecutor revealed that Ross William Ulbricht allegedly ordered the murders of six people, and that more than 450,000 bitcoins of his
November 22, 2013 in Profiles
Why Spending on Big Data Isn't a Waste (Infographic)

Why Spending on Big Data Isn't a Waste (Infographic)

Companies that harness big data for their marketing efforts show increases in both productivity and profit.
November 22, 2013 in News and Trends
Facebook Is Making Life Easier for Social Media Managers

Facebook Is Making Life Easier for Social Media Managers

The social network announced new features today that provide greater functionality to page administrators.
November 21, 2013 in Social Media
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