Laura Entis

Laura Entis

Laura Entis is a staff writer at Entrepreneur.com.

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LinkedIn's App Just Got More Useful
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LinkedIn's App Just Got More Useful

The redesign shows you how someone came across your profile, informing you of whether they searched for you or found you through a shared connection.
OkCupid Founder: 'If You Use the Internet, You're the Subject of Hundreds of Experiments'
Business News

OkCupid Founder: 'If You Use the Internet, You're the Subject of Hundreds of Experiments'

The widespread outrage directed at Facebook for manipulating its users' emotions has the dating site, which has been routinely running experiments on its own users, perplexed.
Yes, Patent Trolls Are Hurting Your Business
The 'Treps

Yes, Patent Trolls Are Hurting Your Business

They're just as bad as everyone says they are. Here's why.
Virgin America Files for IPO
Business News

Virgin America Files for IPO

The airline, which was founded in 2007 and is partly owned by serial entrepreneur Richard Branson, filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on Monday after announcing its first annual profit.
Want to Improve Your Content Marketing? Think Like a Journalist. (Infographic)
Marketing

Want to Improve Your Content Marketing? Think Like a Journalist. (Infographic)

Take a page from the journalist playbook and learn how to research, conduct and write interviews -- skills that will help you get your business’s message across.
Google Wants to Build a Model of Perfect Human Health
Business News

Google Wants to Build a Model of Perfect Human Health

Big data, meet genetic data. Baseline Study, a Google X project, will collect genetic information from volunteers in order to refine the detection and prevention of diseases.
Despite Access to Credit, Many Business Owners Are Reluctant to Take on Debt
Money

Despite Access to Credit, Many Business Owners Are Reluctant to Take on Debt

A new survey from Sageworks finds that over 75 percent of small-business owners have never applied for a loan.
Some of the Coolest Lego Sets You Haven't Seen Yet
Lifestyle

Some of the Coolest Lego Sets You Haven't Seen Yet

Earlier this year, the toy company launched Lego Ideas, a strategy to crowdsource new designs.
Banana Republic Thinks Your Typical 'Startup Guy' Should Dress Like This
Lifestyle

Banana Republic Thinks Your Typical 'Startup Guy' Should Dress Like This

The retailer will launch a line of head-to-toe outfits "best suited for different professions," including 'The Corporate Guy,' 'The Creative Guy,' and yes, 'The Startup Guy.'
In an Effort to Up Its Mobile Ad Game, Yahoo Acquires Flurry
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In an Effort to Up Its Mobile Ad Game, Yahoo Acquires Flurry

The mobile ad and analytics company is one of Yahoo's most expensive acquisition to date under CEO Marissa Mayer.
After Many Strikeouts, a $44 Million Home Run
Starting a Business

After Many Strikeouts, a $44 Million Home Run

Apoorva Mehta’s company, the grocery delivery service Instacart, just raised $44 million and is expanding rapidly.
Hoping to Strike Off-Court Gold, Carmelo Anthony Launches a VC Firm
Money

Hoping to Strike Off-Court Gold, Carmelo Anthony Launches a VC Firm

The NBA star has partnered with former NBC executive Stuart Goldfab to create M7 Tech Partners, a venture capital firm that will invest in early-stage startups.
YouTube Really Is the New Silver Screen
Social Media

YouTube Really Is the New Silver Screen

Ron Howard's studio recently announced it will develop and fund 14 short films from YouTube stars, while James Patterson's young-adult series 'Maximum Ride' will be turned into a YouTube series instea
San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down
Business News

San Francisco Says Enough Monkey Business: Tells Parking Spot App to Shut Down

After being served a cease-and-desist letter by the city, on-demand parking app MonkeyParking is suspending its services in San Francisco.
Millennials, the Friendly Cutthroat Generation
Lifestyle

Millennials, the Friendly Cutthroat Generation

Sixty-eight percent of millennials would sacrifice a work friendship in order to get a promotion, according to a new survey by LinkedIn.
LG Unveils Wristbands That Let You Track Your Kids
Technology

LG Unveils Wristbands That Let You Track Your Kids

The GPS and Wi-Fi equipped wristbands are intended for pre-school and primary-school aged children.
Starting Up, With the Sharks or Without Them
The 'Treps

Starting Up, With the Sharks or Without Them

Surinder Singh, the founder of Jugglebox, a company that supplies plastic boxes for movers, pitched to the 'Shark Tank' producers at a recent casting call at Columbia Business School.
Taylor Swift Has High Hopes for the Future of Taylor Swift-Like Music
Social Media

Taylor Swift Has High Hopes for the Future of Taylor Swift-Like Music

In an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, the singer-songwriter proclaims: 'The music industry isn't dying…it's just coming alive.'
Box Raises an Additional $150 Million Before IPO
Business News

Box Raises an Additional $150 Million Before IPO

The cloud-storage company raised additional financing after publicly filing for an IPO in March.
Google Is Interested in Your Health, But Deterred by Regulations
The 'Treps

Google Is Interested in Your Health, But Deterred by Regulations

In an extensive interview with venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page explained why regulations are hampering improvements in health care.
EU's 'Right to Be Forgotten' Ruling Is Already Getting Messy
Business News

EU's 'Right to Be Forgotten' Ruling Is Already Getting Messy

Several news outlets claim some of their articles have been hidden by the search engine.
T-Mobile Accused of Billing Customers for 'Bogus Charges'
Business News

T-Mobile Accused of Billing Customers for 'Bogus Charges'

The FTC filed a complaint alleging that the carrier had placed charges for unauthorized services -- such as flirting tips, horoscope information and celebrity gossip – on its customers' bills, taking
Survey: College Degrees Still Matter. Sort Of.
Lifestyle

Survey: College Degrees Still Matter. Sort Of.

While a college degree opens the door, it’s no longer a trump card, finds career website Glassdoor.
Reading Rainbow Breaks Record for Most Backers on Kickstarter…and the Campaign Isn’t Over Yet
Money

Reading Rainbow Breaks Record for Most Backers on Kickstarter…and the Campaign Isn’t Over Yet

A good cause + nostalgia + that song = over 100,000 backers who have raised nearly $5 million dollars for the project on the platform so far.
Would a 'Tweet Storm' Feature Kill Twitter?
Social Media

Would a 'Tweet Storm' Feature Kill Twitter?

Prominent venture capitalist Fred Wilson says the social network should develop a feature that easily allows users to string together longer arguments via a series of numbered tweets. But would elimin
British Airways Testing 'Happiness Blanket' to Make First-Class More Comfortable
Lifestyle

British Airways Testing 'Happiness Blanket' to Make First-Class More Comfortable

The electronic blanket turns blue when wearers are calm, red when they are anxious or stressed.
GoDaddy Launches 'Get Paid,' a New Payment Processing Tool for Small Businesses
Money

GoDaddy Launches 'Get Paid,' a New Payment Processing Tool for Small Businesses

The domain registrar is partnering with PayPal, Stripe and Dwolla to create a package deal for small businesses to manage their finances.
Work, Eat, Sleep: How These Products Are Trying to Improve Your Daily Grind
Lifestyle

Work, Eat, Sleep: How These Products Are Trying to Improve Your Daily Grind

A standing desk, a customized mattress and a smart scale. Can replacing daily objects allow us to lead healthier, more productive lives?
Here's Why YouTube Video Creators Are About to Make a Lot of Money
Social Media

Here's Why YouTube Video Creators Are About to Make a Lot of Money

The video-sharing website is testing out a panoply of new features, including the ability for fans to 'tip' video creators directly through the site.
Barnes & Noble to Split Into Two Separate Companies
Business News

Barnes & Noble to Split Into Two Separate Companies

With both the Nook and retail business struggling, the bookseller is dividing the company into two public companies.
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