Laura Entis

Laura Entis

Laura Entis is a staff writer at Entrepreneur.com.

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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.
Goodbye, Car Wash: Nissan Develops 'Self-Cleaning' Car
Technology

Goodbye, Car Wash: Nissan Develops 'Self-Cleaning' Car

Ok, so it's really a high-tech paint job. Still nifty, though. Check out the video of Nissan's 'self-cleaning' paint in action.
When It Makes Sense to Take a Private Jet
Lifestyle

When It Makes Sense to Take a Private Jet

Flying private is more accessible than ever, but still doesn't come cheap. We break down when you can justify keeping up with the Gateses, and when you should just suck it up in the security line.
The Pivot That Transformed a Company -- and Your Next Repair Claim
Technology

The Pivot That Transformed a Company -- and Your Next Repair Claim

Snapsheet's mobile technology is sparking much-needed changes in the outdated insurance industry.
When Founders Leave the Companies They Started
Business News

When Founders Leave the Companies They Started

Mark Pincus's departure from Zynga is a reminder that the skills needed to start a company are very different from those required to successfully manage its growth.
Could This Band of Flying Drones Be the Next YouTube Sensation?
Technology

Could This Band of Flying Drones Be the Next YouTube Sensation?

KMel Robotics has programmed drones to play musical instruments. Check out their first music video.
Troubling Trend: Fewer High School Grads Are Choosing College
Grow Your Business

Troubling Trend: Fewer High School Grads Are Choosing College

After surging during the recession, college enrollment is down as high school graduates appear to be choosing work over school.
Y Combinator Boosts Startup Payout, Keeps Equity the Same
Starting a Business

Y Combinator Boosts Startup Payout, Keeps Equity the Same

Why? Bay Area rents are too damn high.
Learning From Past Mistakes, Netflix Takes New Approach to Price Hikes
Business News

Learning From Past Mistakes, Netflix Takes New Approach to Price Hikes

When Netflix raised its subscription prices two years ago, users rebelled. This time, the company is doing it differently.
Nike Reportedly Exiting the Wearable Hardware Game
Business News

Nike Reportedly Exiting the Wearable Hardware Game

The sportswear company is shifting its focus from hardware to software.
4 Movies Plots That Modern Technology Would Have Destroyed
Technology

4 Movies Plots That Modern Technology Would Have Destroyed

From 'You've Got Mail' to 'Office Space,' modern technology would have altered -- if not outright killed -- the plot of these films.
Procrastinators: How to Fight Your Genes and Get Stuff Done Now
Lifestyle

Procrastinators: How to Fight Your Genes and Get Stuff Done Now

Procrastination may be hereditary, but that doesn't get you off the hook: It's still possible to develop better habits and change your behavior.
What Invention Would You Most Like to See in Your Lifetime?
Technology

What Invention Would You Most Like to See in Your Lifetime?

According to a new Pew study, if you're like a lot of Americans, you'd like to own something that gets you places faster, lets you time-travel or somehow prolongs your life.
The Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Is Coming, But You'll Probably Have to Download It
Technology

The Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Is Coming, But You'll Probably Have to Download It

Major manufacturers and wireless carriers have agreed to offer a free opt-in 'kill switch' for smartphones made after July 2015.
Ever Want to 'Unsend' an Email? Now You Can.
Technology

Ever Want to 'Unsend' an Email? Now You Can.

Pluto Mail lets you 'unsend' messages, edit unopened ones and choose a shelf-life for all your email transactions.
Google Wants to Patent Contact Lenses That Can Snap Photos
Technology

Google Wants to Patent Contact Lenses That Can Snap Photos

The tech company has a new patent application to apply Google Glass's camera feature to contact lenses.
Angry at Work? Have a Snack.
Lifestyle

Angry at Work? Have a Snack.

A new study reveals that low blood pressure depletes our self-control, turning us into aggressive voodoo-stabbing versions of ourselves.
A Highway Illuminated by Glow in the Dark Paint, Not Streetlights
Technology

A Highway Illuminated by Glow in the Dark Paint, Not Streetlights

You may have heard of the smart car, but what about a smart highway?
Google to Make 'Glass' Available to the Masses...for One Day Only.
Technology

Google to Make 'Glass' Available to the Masses...for One Day Only.

The tech giant proves that it's also a savvy marketer, planning a one-day, limited-supply offering.
Is It Time to Call Tesla the Future of Made In America? Not Quite.
Business News

Is It Time to Call Tesla the Future of Made In America? Not Quite.

A new report from Morgan Stanley predicts that soon, Tesla will outstrip Ford on the 'American-Made' index. But economically speaking, that may not matter.
Will Blue Bottle Coffee Take On Starbucks, Or Become It?
Grow Your Business

Will Blue Bottle Coffee Take On Starbucks, Or Become It?

The coffee company that positions itself as the anti-chain is poised for an ambitious expansion.
Talk About an Open-Office Plan: Why These Two Companies Regularly Open Their Doors to the Public
Marketing

Talk About an Open-Office Plan: Why These Two Companies Regularly Open Their Doors to the Public

Interior design studio dPop and brand consulting firm Sisarina say that inviting people to work and hang out in their workspaces is a win for everyone.
Apples to Apples: Steve Jobs vs. Tim Cook (Infographic)
Leadership

Apples to Apples: Steve Jobs vs. Tim Cook (Infographic)

A company is often defined by its leader. Here’s a side-by-side comparison of what Apple looks like, both under the late Steve Jobs and current CEO Tim Cook.
Amazon Releases Dash, a Home Barcode Scanner for Groceries
Business News

Amazon Releases Dash, a Home Barcode Scanner for Groceries

The new device lets Amazon Fresh subscribers add items to their online shopping lists by scanning a product's barcode or simply by saying its name.
Paula Deen Abruptly Shuts Down Restaurant Without Informing Employees
Business News

Paula Deen Abruptly Shuts Down Restaurant Without Informing Employees

The former Food Network star shuttered Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House, which she co-owned with her brother for over 10 years.
How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?
Lifestyle

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

We've all been told we need at least eight hours of sleep. But are some of us not 'built that way?' Or are we just fooling ourselves?
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