Laura Entis

Laura Entis

Laura Entis is a staff writer at Entrepreneur.com.

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GoDaddy Launches 'Get Paid,' a New Payment Processing Tool for Small Businesses
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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
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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
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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
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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.
San Francisco Puts the Brakes on a Parking App Startup
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San Francisco Puts the Brakes on a Parking App Startup

The City Attorney says that MonkeyParking – an app that allow users to pay for information about available spots – is selling the use of public parking spaces, not information.
Lululemon Founder Won't Go Down Without a Fight
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Lululemon Founder Won't Go Down Without a Fight

Chip Wilson -- the yoga-retailer's founder and ousted Chairman -- is reportedly working with Goldman Sachs to gain more influence over the company he founded back in 1998.
Great at World of Warcraft? Put It on Your Resume.
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Great at World of Warcraft? Put It on Your Resume.

Stephen Gillett, Symantec's chief operating officer and former Starbucks CIO, says the skills he learned playing the online game have helped him professionally.
Massachusetts Hikes Minimum Wage to $11
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Massachusetts Hikes Minimum Wage to $11

The state's lawmakers passed legislation that will raise the minimum wage from $8 an hour to $11, the highest minimum wage in the country.
LinkedIn Just Launched a Discreet, Standalone Job Search App
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LinkedIn Just Launched a Discreet, Standalone Job Search App

All activity on the job search app will be private making it easier to search for a new job while at your current one.
On the Heels of Cutting a Third of Its Staff, Fab Buys a Finnish Furniture Company
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On the Heels of Cutting a Third of Its Staff, Fab Buys a Finnish Furniture Company

The troubled ecommerce site paid ‘tens of millions’ for an Ikea-like company that makes "Nordic interior design originals."
The World’s Largest Video Game Collection Sells for $750,000
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The World’s Largest Video Game Collection Sells for $750,000

Michael Thomasson, the seller, has auctioned off two video game collections before; the first paid for Sega Genesis, and the second paid for his wedding.
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?
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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?
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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.
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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
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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
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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.

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