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.
Watch Out, Internet Trolls. In Britain, You Could Get Up to Two Years in Jail.
Freedom of Speech

Watch Out, Internet Trolls. In Britain, You Could Get Up to Two Years in Jail.

British Justice Secretary: 'Internet trolls are cowards who are poisoning our national life.'
Parents May Be Held Accountable for Kids' Facebook Activity, Court Rules
Liability Claims

Parents May Be Held Accountable for Kids' Facebook Activity, Court Rules

A Georgia appellate court ruled that the parents of a seventh-grader who created a fake and defamatory Facebook account for a classmate may be liable for emotional damages by a jury.
Here's Everything We Know About the Steve Jobs Biopic So Far
Steve Jobs

Here's Everything We Know About the Steve Jobs Biopic So Far

Danny Boyle is set to direct the movie, which is adapted by Aaron Sorkin from Walter Isaacson's biography on Jobs, and it looks like Christian Bale will be cast in the titular role.
Is Airbnb 'Great for New York City?' New York's AG Definitely Doesn't Think So.
Airbnb

Is Airbnb 'Great for New York City?' New York's AG Definitely Doesn't Think So.

He released a scathing report, which challenges the company's presentation of itself as a benevolent force for the average New Yorker.
Bono Regrets Putting U2's New Album in Your iCloud Library
Apology

Bono Regrets Putting U2's New Album in Your iCloud Library

'Oops…I'm sorry about that,' he said in a video interview hosted on Facebook.
The Latest – and Unlikeliest – Man to Reinvent Online Education
Business Unusual

The Latest – and Unlikeliest – Man to Reinvent Online Education

This pioneer in adult web content has idea to revolutionize education through virtual reality. And he might be on to something. Maybe.
King of Kitsch: Meet the Company Behind Big Mouth Billy Bass and a Dozen Other Novelty Items From Your Childhood
Toys; Games

King of Kitsch: Meet the Company Behind Big Mouth Billy Bass and a Dozen Other Novelty Items From Your Childhood

Gemmy Industries' chief executive explains how the company continues to crank out the cheesy magic year after year.
Study: If Your Team Has Too Many Superstars, Performance Will Suffer
Teamwork

Study: If Your Team Has Too Many Superstars, Performance Will Suffer

In collaborative professional sports, too many elite players can detract from a team's overall performance, according to a recent study.
Got a Bad Yelp Review? Here's How to Defend Your Business Online. (Infographic)
Business Circle

Got a Bad Yelp Review? Here's How to Defend Your Business Online. (Infographic)

With more people researching before making a purchase, online reviews are important. Here's how to handle the negative ones while encouraging positive ones.
Google Is Now Connecting Users Searching for Symptoms With Doctors Over Video Chat
Next Big Thing

Google Is Now Connecting Users Searching for Symptoms With Doctors Over Video Chat

The conventional wisdom 'don't diagnose your illness over the Internet' may be changing.
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Why on Earth Does eHarmony Offer Real-Life Matchmakers?
Online Dating

Why on Earth Does eHarmony Offer Real-Life Matchmakers?

Online dating sites are supposed to be confident in their algorithms, which makes eHarmony's $5,000-a-year eH+ service all the more perplexing.
Ads on Snapchat Are Coming
Snapchat

Ads on Snapchat Are Coming

They'll be opt-in and untargeted.
Americans Are Living Longer Than Ever
Health

Americans Are Living Longer Than Ever

The average life expectancy for babies born in 2012 -- the latest year researched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- is a record-setting 78.8 years. Can Google eventually help double that number?
Airbnb Will Soon Operate Legally in San Francisco
Regulations

Airbnb Will Soon Operate Legally in San Francisco

The new law, which received initial approval from the city, is expected to take effect in February and comes with a number of requirements for hosts using the site.
Former Apple CEO John Sculley: Steve Jobs Sold Experiences, Not Products
Marketing

Former Apple CEO John Sculley: Steve Jobs Sold Experiences, Not Products

Apple's former chief executive explains how the company mastered the art of selling customers an experience.