Laura Entis

Laura Entis

Laura Entis is a staff writer at Entrepreneur.com.

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From Glow-In-The-Dark Highways to 'Smog Diamonds,' One Man's Vision of a More Beautiful, Sustainable World
Technology

From Glow-In-The-Dark Highways to 'Smog Diamonds,' One Man's Vision of a More Beautiful, Sustainable World

Social designer Daan Roosegaarde has built a career applying technology to the world that exists outside our screens.
This Could Be Fab's Last Breath
Business News

This Could Be Fab's Last Breath

The troubled ecommerce site will fire about a third of its staff in its latest round of layoffs and its founder's blog has disappeared.
WATCH: Roger Federer Wears Google Glass to Show Us a Tennis Match Through His Eyes
Technology

WATCH: Roger Federer Wears Google Glass to Show Us a Tennis Match Through His Eyes

But be warned: it's a pretty shaky experience.
Sheryl Sandberg's Advice to Grads: Banish Self-Doubt, Dream Bigger and Lean In, Always
Leadership

Sheryl Sandberg's Advice to Grads: Banish Self-Doubt, Dream Bigger and Lean In, Always

During her commencement speech at City Colleges of Chicago, Facebook's COO told graduates to lean in even on days when they feel like hanging back and remaining quiet.
If Given the Choice, Most Small-Business Owners Say They'd Start Up Again
The 'Treps

If Given the Choice, Most Small-Business Owners Say They'd Start Up Again

A recent survey found that for more than 80 percent of small-business owners, the rewards outweigh the challenges.
Why the Deal Between Publicis and Facebook Is a Very Big One
Marketing

Why the Deal Between Publicis and Facebook Is a Very Big One

Another indication that advertisers are warming up to the idea of aggressively spending on digital and mobile ads.
Facebook Reportedly Developing Its Own Snapchat -- Again
Social Media

Facebook Reportedly Developing Its Own Snapchat -- Again

Poke may have flopped, but will Slingshot prevail?
3 Ways to Avoid Distractions and Be More Productive
Lifestyle

3 Ways to Avoid Distractions and Be More Productive

Even the briefest distraction can throw us off, a new study finds. Here are a few ways to get yourself back on track and in the 'zone.'
Done Deal: Red Lobster Restaurant Chain Sold for $2.1 Billion
Business News

Done Deal: Red Lobster Restaurant Chain Sold for $2.1 Billion

Golden Gate Capital, a private equity firm with experience in the restaurant industry, picks up the casual dining seafood chain from Darden Restaurants, Inc.
The Secret to Career Success Is Knowing Your 'Fascination Advantage'
Lifestyle

The Secret to Career Success Is Knowing Your 'Fascination Advantage'

Executive coach Sally Hogshead says the key to distinguishing yourself from the pack is in becoming 'more of who you already are.'
Jack Dorsey to Employees: Name-Dropping Makes You Look Dumb
Leadership

Jack Dorsey to Employees: Name-Dropping Makes You Look Dumb

Trying to push an idea 'because the boss wants it' strips you of authority and diminishes the idea's merit, Dorsey writes.
'Very Foolish People' Will Buy Google Glass at $1,500
Technology

'Very Foolish People' Will Buy Google Glass at $1,500

Google has made its much-hyped gadget available to anyone in the U.S., but one tech analyst says buying it now is unwise.
'Game of Thrones' Was Written on a DOS Machine
Technology

'Game of Thrones' Was Written on a DOS Machine

Author George R.R. Martin explains why he likes to kick it old school when it comes to writing his fantasy series 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'
People Have a 'Right to Be Forgotten,' Top EU Court Tells Google
Business News

People Have a 'Right to Be Forgotten,' Top EU Court Tells Google

Google will have to delete 'inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant' links on request, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg ruled today.
Swagbucks Wants to Be Your eBay, Google and YouTube
Business News

Swagbucks Wants to Be Your eBay, Google and YouTube

In a push to become a household name, the online rewards company just raised $60 million in funding and made Fandago's Chuck Davis its new CEO.
FDA Approves First Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm
Technology

FDA Approves First Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm

The arm allows amputees to perform once impossible tasks, like using a zipper and picking up delicate objects like grapes and eggs.
It's Official: Netflix Raises Prices by $1 a Month
Business News

It's Official: Netflix Raises Prices by $1 a Month

Netflix raised its subscription prices for the first time in three years, but only on new customers.
Wish You Could See the World Through an Instagram Filter? Now You Can.
Lifestyle

Wish You Could See the World Through an Instagram Filter? Now You Can.

Tens, a sunglass company, which provide a 'real life photo filter' has more than doubled its crowdfunding goal on the first day of its Indiegogo campaign.
Which Company Led the Way for Tech Acquisitions in 2013?
Business News

Which Company Led the Way for Tech Acquisitions in 2013?

Hint: It isn't Apple or Google.
Watch Out: Here's Where Your Smartphone Is Most Likely to Get Stolen (Infographic)
Technology

Watch Out: Here's Where Your Smartphone Is Most Likely to Get Stolen (Infographic)

Smartphone theft is on the rise, so hold on to your precious devices.
Why Your Conversational IQ Matters and How to Boost Your Score
Leadership

Why Your Conversational IQ Matters and How to Boost Your Score

Long undervalued as a leadership skill, conversation intelligence may finally be getting the attention it deserves.
Gary Vaynerchuk: This Is the Greatest Period of 'Fake Entrepreneurship'
The 'Treps

Gary Vaynerchuk: This Is the Greatest Period of 'Fake Entrepreneurship'

The serial entrepreneur says not everyone is built to strike out on their own. Here's what he thinks it takes.
The Crazy, Cool and Unsettling Ways Police Are Using Social Media
Social Media

The Crazy, Cool and Unsettling Ways Police Are Using Social Media

You can't fault the organization for staying current. But does live tweeting a sting operation go too far?
Google Changes Policy, Says It Won't Scan Student Gmail Accounts for Ads
Business News

Google Changes Policy, Says It Won't Scan Student Gmail Accounts for Ads

The company said it will soon make similar changes for all Google Apps customers.
WATCH: Microsoft Tests a Keyboard That Understands Your Gestures
Technology

WATCH: Microsoft Tests a Keyboard That Understands Your Gestures

Microsoft's research division released a video that stars a motion-sensing mechanical keyboard prototype.
With $6.4 Million in New Funding, This 3-D Printed Insole Maker Is Looking Hot
Technology

With $6.4 Million in New Funding, This 3-D Printed Insole Maker Is Looking Hot

3-D printing’s power lies not in its ability to create novelty items, but to lower the cost of customization.
AT&T Thinks It Can Provide Seamless Wi-Fi at 30,000 Feet
Business News

AT&T Thinks It Can Provide Seamless Wi-Fi at 30,000 Feet

The telecommunications company said that by late 2015, it would build a new air-to-ground network based on 4G LTE, creating a better wireless experience on continental flights.
'Angry Birds' Maker Suffers a Harsh Reality
Business News

'Angry Birds' Maker Suffers a Harsh Reality

In the mercurial world of casual gaming, once prominent players have struggled to adapt to industry trends.
For This Financial Services Upstart, the Dark Days of 2008 Were Golden
Money

For This Financial Services Upstart, the Dark Days of 2008 Were Golden

Elliot Weissbluth started his wealth management firm at a time of serious turmoil for the financial-services industry, proving crisis can be a fertile breeding ground for innovation and opportunity.
Meet the Algorithm That Can Predict Your Photo's Popularity Before You Post It
Social Media

Meet the Algorithm That Can Predict Your Photo's Popularity Before You Post It

Researchers at MIT have created a popularity prediction algorithm for photos. Unsurprisingly, bikini photos attract more eyeballs than those featuring plungers.

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