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Laura Entis

Laura Entis is a staff writer at Entrepreneur.com.

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Learning From Past Mistakes, Netflix Takes New Approach to Price Hikes

Learning From Past Mistakes, Netflix Takes New Approach to Price Hikes

When Netflix raised its subscription prices two years ago, users rebelled. This time, the company is doing it differently.
April 22, 2014 in Business News
Nike Reportedly Exiting the Wearable Hardware Game

Nike Reportedly Exiting the Wearable Hardware Game

The sportswear company is shifting its focus from hardware to software.
April 22, 2014 in Business News
4 Movies Plots That Modern Technology Would Have Destroyed

4 Movies Plots That Modern Technology Would Have Destroyed

From 'You've Got Mail' to 'Office Space,' modern technology would have altered -- if not outright killed -- the plot of these films.
April 22, 2014 in Technology
Procrastinators: How to Fight Your Genes and Get Stuff Done Now

Procrastinators: How to Fight Your Genes and Get Stuff Done Now

Procrastination may be hereditary, but that doesn't get you off the hook: It's still possible to develop better habits and change your behavior.
April 21, 2014 in Lifestyle
What Invention Would You Most Like to See in Your Lifetime?

What Invention Would You Most Like to See in Your Lifetime?

According to a new Pew study, if you're like a lot of Americans, you'd like to own something that gets you places faster, lets you time-travel or somehow prolongs your life.
April 18, 2014 in Technology
The Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Is Coming, But You'll Probably Have to Download It

The Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Is Coming, But You'll Probably Have to Download It

Major manufacturers and wireless carriers have agreed to offer a free opt-in 'kill switch' for smartphones made after July 2015.
April 16, 2014 in Technology
Ever Want to 'Unsend' an Email? Now You Can.

Ever Want to 'Unsend' an Email? Now You Can.

Pluto Mail lets you 'unsend' messages, edit unopened ones and choose a shelf-life for all your email transactions.
April 16, 2014 in Technology
Google Wants to Patent Contact Lenses That Can Snap Photos

Google Wants to Patent Contact Lenses That Can Snap Photos

The tech company has a new patent application to apply Google Glass's camera feature to contact lenses.
April 16, 2014 in Technology
Angry at Work? Have a Snack.

Angry at Work? Have a Snack.

A new study reveals that low blood pressure depletes our self-control, turning us into aggressive voodoo-stabbing versions of ourselves.
April 15, 2014 in Lifestyle
A Highway Illuminated by Glow in the Dark Paint, Not Streetlights

A Highway Illuminated by Glow in the Dark Paint, Not Streetlights

You may have heard of the smart car, but what about a smart highway?
April 15, 2014 in Technology
Google to Make 'Glass' Available to the Masses...for One Day Only.

Google to Make 'Glass' Available to the Masses...for One Day Only.

The tech giant proves that it's also a savvy marketer, planning a one-day, limited-supply offering.
April 12, 2014 in Technology
Is It Time to Call Tesla the Future of Made In America? Not Quite.

Is It Time to Call Tesla the Future of Made In America? Not Quite.

A new report from Morgan Stanley predicts that soon, Tesla will outstrip Ford on the 'American-Made' index. But economically speaking, that may not matter.
April 11, 2014 in Business News
Will Blue Bottle Coffee Take On Starbucks, Or Become It?

Will Blue Bottle Coffee Take On Starbucks, Or Become It?

The coffee company that positions itself as the anti-chain is poised for an ambitious expansion.
April 9, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Talk About an Open-Office Plan: Why These Two Companies Regularly Open Their Doors to the Public

Talk About an Open-Office Plan: Why These Two Companies Regularly Open Their Doors to the Public

Interior design studio dPop and brand consulting firm Sisarina say that inviting people to work and hang out in their workspaces is a win for everyone.
April 8, 2014 in Marketing
Apples to Apples: Steve Jobs vs. Tim Cook (Infographic)

Apples to Apples: Steve Jobs vs. Tim Cook (Infographic)

A company is often defined by its leader. Here’s a side-by-side comparison of what Apple looks like, both under the late Steve Jobs and current CEO Tim Cook.
April 8, 2014 in Leadership
Amazon Releases Dash, a Home Barcode Scanner for Groceries

Amazon Releases Dash, a Home Barcode Scanner for Groceries

The new device lets Amazon Fresh subscribers add items to their online shopping lists by scanning a product's barcode or simply by saying its name.
April 7, 2014 in Business News
Paula Deen Abruptly Shuts Down Restaurant Without Informing Employees

Paula Deen Abruptly Shuts Down Restaurant Without Informing Employees

The former Food Network star shuttered Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House, which she co-owned with her brother for over 10 years.
April 4, 2014 in Business News
How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

We've all been told we need at least eight hours of sleep. But are some of us not 'built that way?' Or are we just fooling ourselves?
April 4, 2014 in Lifestyle
Mozilla's CEO Resigns in Wake of Criticism Over Stance on Gay Marriage

Mozilla's CEO Resigns in Wake of Criticism Over Stance on Gay Marriage

Eich insisted just yesterday that he wouldn’t resign, but Mozilla says he is stepping down.
April 4, 2014 in Business News
You Need a Real Vacation (And So Do Your Employees)

You Need a Real Vacation (And So Do Your Employees)

A recent survey shows that, as a nation, we're pretty bad at unplugging. Here are five reasons you should.
April 3, 2014 in Lifestyle
Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran: 4 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran: 4 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do

The 'Shark Tank' investor and real estate mogul discusses the necessity of extreme optimism and why logic can be dangerous
April 2, 2014 in The 'Treps
Why Mark Zuckerberg's $1 Salary Means Nothing

Why Mark Zuckerberg's $1 Salary Means Nothing

The CEO and co-founder of Facebook may have a $1 salary on paper, but he took home $3.3 billion by exercising stock options for 2013.
April 1, 2014 in Money
Want to Text and Walk and Still See Where You're Going? Apple Has a Patent for That.

Want to Text and Walk and Still See Where You're Going? Apple Has a Patent for That.

Apple has filed a patent for 'transparent texting.'
March 31, 2014 in Technology
Welcome to Miley Cyrus 101: 5 Bizarre College Courses

Welcome to Miley Cyrus 101: 5 Bizarre College Courses

From wine tasting to the sociology of Miley Cyrus.
March 29, 2014 in Grow Your Business
What King Digital's 'Crushed' IPO Means for Private Mobile-Game Makers

What King Digital's 'Crushed' IPO Means for Private Mobile-Game Makers

The maker of the wildly popular Candy Crush game has had a disastrous public debut. What might that mean for private companies in the gaming space?
March 28, 2014 in Money
Game Over? Oculus Fans Outraged by Facebook Purchase

Game Over? Oculus Fans Outraged by Facebook Purchase

Facebook announced plans to buy the virtual reality headset maker for $2 billion, angering a lot of vocal gamers in the process.
March 27, 2014 in Business News
Aaron Levie, the Quintessential Silicon Valley CEO, Will Only Own 4.1 Percent of Box When It IPOs

Aaron Levie, the Quintessential Silicon Valley CEO, Will Only Own 4.1 Percent of Box When It IPOs

Online file-storage service Box has finally filed to go public. Here's what we know.
March 26, 2014 in Technology
Botox as a Treatment for Depression? It's Not as Crazy as It Sounds.

Botox as a Treatment for Depression? It's Not as Crazy as It Sounds.

There's still real wisdom to be gleaned from the phrase 'fake it until you make it.'
March 25, 2014 in Lifestyle
Pinterest Ads Are Coming and They're Going to Be Expensive

Pinterest Ads Are Coming and They're Going to Be Expensive

The popular visual discovery tool is asking for a hefty commitment of $1 million to $2 million from advertisers.
March 22, 2014 in Marketing
Airbnb Could Be Joining the $10 Billion Valuation Club

Airbnb Could Be Joining the $10 Billion Valuation Club

The online home rental startup is reportedly in advanced talks to raise funding that would make it more valuable than some large hotel operators.
March 21, 2014 in Money
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