Laura Entis

Laura Entis

Laura Entis is a staff writer at Entrepreneur.com.

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Facebook Launches Slingshot, Its Snapchat Competitor
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Facebook Launches Slingshot, Its Snapchat Competitor

The new ephemeral messaging app is a familiar concept with an interesting and risky twist.
Apple Settles Over eBook Lawsuit, Avoids a Jury Trial
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Apple Settles Over eBook Lawsuit, Avoids a Jury Trial

The terms, which are undisclosed, are contingent on the outcome of Apple's appeal of an antitrust ruling that it conspired with five major publishers to make eBooks more expensive.
3 Life Lessons From Steve Ballmer's Rousing Graduation Speech
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3 Life Lessons From Steve Ballmer's Rousing Graduation Speech

Microsoft's recently departed CEO and the soon-to-be owner of the LA Clippers shared his own life advice with the graduates at the University of Washington.
On-Demand Grocery Startup Instacart Raises $44 Million From Big-Name Investors
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On-Demand Grocery Startup Instacart Raises $44 Million From Big-Name Investors

A cross between Peapod and Uber, Instacart allows customers to select items online from their favorite grocery stores and have them picked up and delivered by locals.
What's Worth Chasing: Happiness Now or Happiness Later?
Lifestyle

What's Worth Chasing: Happiness Now or Happiness Later?

The pull between feeling good now and working toward a long-term reward can be exhausting. But it is possible to find balance, and sometimes, achieve both at once.
Want to Get on Shark Tank? 8 Secrets From the Show's Casting Producer.
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Want to Get on Shark Tank? 8 Secrets From the Show's Casting Producer.

Scott Salyers, the supervising casting producer for ABC’s hit show, offers tips for pitching investors.
Arianna Huffington Wants to Redefine Success. But Are We Ready to Listen?
Lifestyle

Arianna Huffington Wants to Redefine Success. But Are We Ready to Listen?

The founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post is on a crusade to change the way we work. She has science on her side, but that may not be enough.
Is This the Summer of the Short Suit? Thankfully, Probably Not.
Lifestyle

Is This the Summer of the Short Suit? Thankfully, Probably Not.

J.Crew and other fashion labels may be heavily advertising the look, but that doesn't mean it'll take off.
Google Just Bought a Satellite Company for $500 Million
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Google Just Bought a Satellite Company for $500 Million

The acquisition will be used to improve Google Maps, and over time, could lead to global Internet access.
6 Tips From Kickstarter on How to Run a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign
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6 Tips From Kickstarter on How to Run a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

A roundup of useful tips and best practices for creating a campaign that meets or exceeds its funding goal.
Amazon Will Now Manage Subscription Payments for Startups and Businesses
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Amazon Will Now Manage Subscription Payments for Startups and Businesses

Forging into PayPal's territory, Amazon expands its reach with online payments.
Lego to Release a 'Female Scientist' Mini-Figure Set
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Lego to Release a 'Female Scientist' Mini-Figure Set

That's right: female Lego figurines will soon do more than shop and go to the beach.
Facebook Explains Why Organic Reach Is Dying
Marketing

Facebook Explains Why Organic Reach Is Dying

It's not about making more money, it's about creating a better user experience, the company said in a blog post.
For a Memory Boost, Ditch the Laptop and Write It Down by Hand
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For a Memory Boost, Ditch the Laptop and Write It Down by Hand

Writing by hand is slower than typing, but that could be an advantage when it comes to retention and understanding, according to a new study.
Fab's CEO Refutes 'Hateful Rumors' That His Company Is Shutting Down
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Fab's CEO Refutes 'Hateful Rumors' That His Company Is Shutting Down

After a report surfaced that the struggling ecommerce site is starting to close down, CEO and co-founder Jason Goldberg took to Twitter to deny the claims.
Jim Carrey to College Grads: Always Choose Love Over Fear
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Jim Carrey to College Grads: Always Choose Love Over Fear

"You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love."
FAA is Considering Lifting Drone Ban for Hollywood
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FAA is Considering Lifting Drone Ban for Hollywood

The FAA is considering approving drone use for seven companies in the TV and film industry, which could open the door for exemptions in other industries.
Google Glass Gets a High-Fashion Makeover, Still Looks Geeky
Technology

Google Glass Gets a High-Fashion Makeover, Still Looks Geeky

The tech company unveiled a range of headsets created in collaboration with fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, which will go on sale June 23.
Michael Bloomberg to Grads: You May Hate What I Stand For, But Don't Repress Me
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Michael Bloomberg to Grads: You May Hate What I Stand For, But Don't Repress Me

The former New York City mayor chastised college students across the country for censoring conservative voices.
Want Your Brand Associated With Positivity? Snap a Pic, Ditch the Tweet.
Social Media

Want Your Brand Associated With Positivity? Snap a Pic, Ditch the Tweet.

New finding show that picture posts are four times more likely to provide warm and fuzzy feeling compared to text posts.
Google Is Actually More Diverse Than You Think
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Google Is Actually More Diverse Than You Think

Sixty-one percent of the company's employees are white, compared to 66 percent of the of the overall U.S. labor force.
 Ex-NYT Editor Jill Abramson on Resilience
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Ex-NYT Editor Jill Abramson on Resilience

'I'm talking to anyone who has been dumped,' the recently fired executive editor of The New York Times told Wake Forest grads. 'When that happens, show what you are made of.'
'Reading Rainbow' Is Coming Back Thanks to Kickstarter
Technology

'Reading Rainbow' Is Coming Back Thanks to Kickstarter

Host LeVar Burton is adapting the classic show for the web.
Mary Meeker: Tablet Shipments Are Growing Faster Than PCs Ever Did
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Mary Meeker: Tablet Shipments Are Growing Faster Than PCs Ever Did

The venture capitalist and legendary Wall Street analyst released her 2014 internet trends report today at the Code Conference.
Panera Founder and CEO Ron Shaich: It's Not About Choosing the 'Right' Path, It's About Knowing What Ignites Your Passion.
Lifestyle

Panera Founder and CEO Ron Shaich: It's Not About Choosing the 'Right' Path, It's About Knowing What Ignites Your Passion.

Figure out what you care about, what brings you joy and what drives you, Shaich told Clark University graduates. The rest will come.
If You Want a Job at Zappos, You'll Have to Network for It
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If You Want a Job at Zappos, You'll Have to Network for It

The online shoe and apparel retailer, which prides itself on valuing company culture above all else, is dramatically changing its hiring process.
Charlie Day: You Shouldn't Just 'Do What Makes You Happy'
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Charlie Day: You Shouldn't Just 'Do What Makes You Happy'

The Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator and star tells Merrimack College graduates to create their own opportunities.
Facebook Lets Restaurants Post Menus to Pages; Yelp Announces New Video Feature
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Facebook Lets Restaurants Post Menus to Pages; Yelp Announces New Video Feature

Facebook's new feature is a direct jab at competitors like Yelp.
Fashion Designer Tory Burch: 'There Is No Such Thing as Overnight Success'
Leadership

Fashion Designer Tory Burch: 'There Is No Such Thing as Overnight Success'

Tory Burch defined entrepreneur not as a job title, but a state of mind during her 2014 commencement address, telling graduates that achievement requires good old fashioned tenacity and hard work.
The 25 Best Companies for Employee Compensation and Benefits
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The 25 Best Companies for Employee Compensation and Benefits

Unsurprisingly, the tech sector dominates the list. But can you guess who came in at No. 2?

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