Laura Entis

Laura Entis

Staff Writer. Frequently covers tech, business psychology, social media, startups and digital advertising.
Laura Entis is a staff writer at Entrepreneur.com.
Match Now Owns Pretty Much Every Dating Website
Apps

Match Now Owns Pretty Much Every Dating Website

The IAC-owned group that operates Match, Tinder and OKCupid has just bought PlentyOfFish for $575 million.
The Founders of These 6 Startups Just Won a Trip to Hang With Richard Branson on His Private Island
Entrepreneurs

The Founders of These 6 Startups Just Won a Trip to Hang With Richard Branson on His Private Island

The winners of Shopify's Build a Business contest will also be joined by Shark Tank's Daymond John, Seth Godin and Tim Ferris.
Life Without Smartphones Is Hard to Imagine, According to Nearly Half of U.S. Smartphone Users
Smartphones

Life Without Smartphones Is Hard to Imagine, According to Nearly Half of U.S. Smartphone Users

A recent Gallup poll provides insight into the sneaky, vital and constant ways the devices have come to shape the way we live.
Conceived Online, Birchbox Embraces the Beauty of Brick and Mortar
Retail Businesses

Conceived Online, Birchbox Embraces the Beauty of Brick and Mortar

With dreams of becoming the next Sephora, the online subscription beauty service is expanding its physical footprint.
Have an Invention? Here's How to Make It Into an Actual Product. (Infographic)
Manufacturing

Have an Invention? Here's How to Make It Into an Actual Product. (Infographic)

As the creator of a new product, you need to know the costs so you can weigh the risks and the rewards.
What China's Stock Market Troubles Mean for U.S. Entrepreneurs
Stocks

What China's Stock Market Troubles Mean for U.S. Entrepreneurs

The situation could have major implications for American companies that manufacture in the world's second-largest economy.
5 Facts About Evan Spiegel, Snapchat's Often Controversial Co-Founder
Entrepreneurs

5 Facts About Evan Spiegel, Snapchat's Often Controversial Co-Founder

Insights into the life and style of the ephemeral messaging app's controversial co-founder and CEO.
Burt Shavitz, the Bearded Hippie Co-Founder and Face of Burt's Bees, Dies at 80
Entrepreneurs

Burt Shavitz, the Bearded Hippie Co-Founder and Face of Burt's Bees, Dies at 80

Burt's Bees, famous for its lip balm, got its start after Shavitz picked up a hitchhiker in 1984.
Which Crowdfunding Method Should You Choose for Your Startup? (VIDEO)
Crowdfunding

Which Crowdfunding Method Should You Choose for Your Startup? (VIDEO)

It depends on the stage of your business. Crowdfunding expert Sally Outlaw breaks it down.
5 Things You Didn't Know About Tinder Co-Founder and President Sean Rad
Entrepreneurs

5 Things You Didn't Know About Tinder Co-Founder and President Sean Rad

Meet the man who turned online dating into a game of swipes.
Mark Zuckerberg Talks Workouts, Telepathy and AI
Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg Talks Workouts, Telepathy and AI

In his latest townhall Q&A session, the Facebook CEO fielded questions from Arnold Schwarzenegger, Richard Branson, Steven Hawking, Shakira and Arianna Huffington.
Binge-Watching Is Our New Normal
Behavior

Binge-Watching Is Our New Normal

The practice of mainlining shows is becoming increasingly acceptable, although it's still an activity that incites complicated emotions, a new study suggests.
Secrets to a Good Night's Sleep: The Do's, Don'ts and What We Still Don't Know
Sleep

Secrets to a Good Night's Sleep: The Do's, Don'ts and What We Still Don't Know

A sleep researcher took to Reddit to answer some questions and dispel some common misconceptions.
Employee, Not Contractor: What the Uber Ruling Means for the Sharing Economy
Sharing Economy

Employee, Not Contractor: What the Uber Ruling Means for the Sharing Economy

When a peer-to-peer startup is forced to classify workers as employees, not contractors, what are the implications? Attorney Jaia Thomas explains.