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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.

30 Recent Stories

3 Big Misconceptions About Bitcoin

3 Big Misconceptions About Bitcoin

Bitcoin is everywhere these days, and so is the confusion. Here are three myths about the virtual currency you need to stop believing now.
November 20, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Bitcoin Startups Get Their Own Silicon Valley Accelerator

Bitcoin Startups Get Their Own Silicon Valley Accelerator

Plug and Play Tech Center is launching an accelerator program exclusively for Bitcoin startups, and it's making other investments in the Bitcoin space as well.
November 16, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Keep Your Promises and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Keep Your Promises and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at how to be a better leader, communicate with potential clients, keep your customers happy and more advice for business owners.
November 16, 2013 in Leadership
Like McDonald's Before It, JPMorgan Suffers a Hashtag Hijacking on Twitter

Like McDonald's Before It, JPMorgan Suffers a Hashtag Hijacking on Twitter

Amid bad press and federal scrutiny, the nation's largest bank needed a publicity win. But it got just the opposite.
November 15, 2013 in Public Relations
Inside Breuckelen Distilling's Labor of Love

Inside Breuckelen Distilling's Labor of Love

A small-batch distillery in Brooklyn is part of a resurgence in American manufacturing.
November 14, 2013 in Profiles
Report: Snapchat's 23-Year-Old CEO Said No to $3 Billion From Facebook

Report: Snapchat's 23-Year-Old CEO Said No to $3 Billion From Facebook

Snapchat co-founder and chief executive Evan Spiegel is said to have turned down a massive acquisition offer from the social network.
November 14, 2013 in News and Trends
Microsoft Axes Its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Employee-Ranking System

Microsoft Axes Its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Employee-Ranking System

The tech giant hopes to pivot out of its 'lost decade' by ending internal competition for raises and instead fostering a collaborative culture.
November 14, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
Apple Gives New iPad Mini a Stealth Release

Apple Gives New iPad Mini a Stealth Release

You may not know it, but Apple's latest tablet is now available for purchase. Good luck getting one in time for Christmas.
November 13, 2013 in News and Trends
By the Numbers: U.S. Veteran-Owned Businesses (Infographic)

By the Numbers: U.S. Veteran-Owned Businesses (Infographic)

Veterans turn to entrepreneurship at greater rates than the rest of the population. Here's what that means for America.
November 12, 2013 in Business Management
FAA Will Allow Use of Electronic Devices During All Stages of Flight

FAA Will Allow Use of Electronic Devices During All Stages of Flight

The FAA has always told passengers they have to put away their electronics during takeoff and landing. Now that old rule has been abolished.
November 1, 2013 in Business Travel
PayPal Waives Transaction Fees for Promising Startups

PayPal Waives Transaction Fees for Promising Startups

The company's new program, Startup Blueprint, provides free transaction services and support to tech startups making less than $3 million a year.
October 30, 2013 in News and Trends
Taking No Chances, NYSE Holds Mock Twitter IPOs

Taking No Chances, NYSE Holds Mock Twitter IPOs

The New York Stock Exchange ran three trial IPOs this past weekend, seeking to prevent a repeat of Facebook's glitch-plagued Nasdaq debut.
October 29, 2013 in News and Trends
Analyst: Top Exec's Departure a Sign Amazon Has 'Choked' in Book Publishing

Analyst: Top Exec's Departure a Sign Amazon Has 'Choked' in Book Publishing

Amazon made noise when it launched its New York publishing operation but has failed to land the next big thing in publishing.
October 26, 2013 in Shipping Center
Be Willing to Suffer for Success and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Be Willing to Suffer for Success and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at why you should persevere when things get tough, how to stop being anxious about presentations and more advice for business owners.
October 25, 2013 in Productivity
LinkedIn Debuts New and Updated Apps

LinkedIn Debuts New and Updated Apps

As mobile traffic continues to grow, the social network for professionals has launched an app that integrates with iPhone Mail.
October 24, 2013 in News and Trends
Coinbase Releases iPhone App Amid Strong Market for Bitcoin

Coinbase Releases iPhone App Amid Strong Market for Bitcoin

During a six-month high in the value of Bitcoin, a venture-backed startup has released an iPhone app that lets you buy, sell and trade bitcoins from your mobile phone.
October 24, 2013 in Payments & Collections
A Year After Sandy, Business Owners Living a New Normal

A Year After Sandy, Business Owners Living a New Normal

Hurricane Sandy brought devastation to businesses in New York and New Jersey, in the process teaching business owners some valuable lessons. It even sparked a new startup.
October 22, 2013 in Profiles
Outspoken Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary's Twitter Live Chat Was Fascinating, Inappropriate and Helpful

Outspoken Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary's Twitter Live Chat Was Fascinating, Inappropriate and Helpful

A CEO who has made being offensive part of his brand identity took to Twitter to face his customers and critics.
October 21, 2013 in Public Relations
Should You Have a 'Shadow' Like Jeff Bezos Does?

Should You Have a 'Shadow' Like Jeff Bezos Does?

Letting an employee follow you around can be a great way to groom up-and-coming talent.
October 19, 2013 in Training
Win People Over by Listening and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Win People Over by Listening and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at how to hear what people are saying, why you shouldn't try to please everyone and more advice for business owners.
October 19, 2013 in Networking
Launching Today: Silicon Valley Venture Fund for Big Data Startups

Launching Today: Silicon Valley Venture Fund for Big Data Startups

Data Elite wants to fill a need for big data startups that aren't satisfied by generic startup incubators and investment funds. And it has major backers ready to make sure it succeeds.
October 18, 2013 in Venture Capital
Forget the Flu: Entrepreneurship May Be Viral

Forget the Flu: Entrepreneurship May Be Viral

A new study by the Kauffman Foundation suggests that knowing an entrepreneur might convince you to become one.
October 17, 2013 in Lifestyle
Why Burberry's CEO Will Make a Great Apple Executive

Why Burberry's CEO Will Make a Great Apple Executive

Angela Ahrendts has led Burberry to record profits. Next year, we'll see what she can do for Apple.
October 16, 2013 in Leadership
Netflix Goes Where No Customer Service Has Gone Before

Netflix Goes Where No Customer Service Has Gone Before

In a lesson to all businesses about how to provide great customer service, a Netflix service rep role-played 'Star Trek' while trying to fix a problem.
October 14, 2013 in Customer Loyalty and Retention
Payment Processor Dwolla Unexpectedly Cuts Ties With Bitcoin

Payment Processor Dwolla Unexpectedly Cuts Ties With Bitcoin

In a surprise email, the company announced it would be phasing out its service with digital currency businesses.
October 12, 2013 in News and Trends
Give Performance Reviews More Than Once a Year and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Give Performance Reviews More Than Once a Year and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at why you shouldn't wait till the end of the year to do a performance review, why you should engage friends in your business and more advice for business owners.
October 12, 2013 in Managing Employees
Digital TV Startup Aereo May Wind Up in the Supreme Court

Digital TV Startup Aereo May Wind Up in the Supreme Court

Aereo won a court victory in Boston today, but the fight over the startup's ability to provide digital streams of broadcast signals is far from over.
October 11, 2013 in News and Trends
The Freelance Economy Is Booming. But Is It Good Business?

The Freelance Economy Is Booming. But Is It Good Business?

Elance and other online platforms have made possible a global marketplace for so-called fractional work. But with full-time employment opportunities shrinking, is freelancing the way forward?
October 10, 2013 in Hiring Center
Twitter Will Become Remote Control for Comcast Pay-TV Users

Twitter Will Become Remote Control for Comcast Pay-TV Users

A new Twitter feature, set to launch in November, may be a game changer for internet TV and online advertising.
October 10, 2013 in Social Media
Apple's October Surprise May Boost Its Tablet Market Share

Apple's October Surprise May Boost Its Tablet Market Share

Apple will reportedly debut new versions of its iPad and iPad Mini tablets at the end of the month.
October 10, 2013 in News and Trends
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