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.
Royal Baby No. 2: Why the Economy Hopes It's a Girl
Gender

Royal Baby No. 2: Why the Economy Hopes It's a Girl

The hype surrounding Prince George's birth spurred an economic bump. Will Prince William and Kate Middleton's next little bundle of joy do the same?
Slingshot, Facebook's Snapchat Competitor, Is Now Officially a Snapchat Clone
Mobile Apps

Slingshot, Facebook's Snapchat Competitor, Is Now Officially a Snapchat Clone

The social media giant killed the only feature that differentiated the service from Snapchat.
Bosses Who Pick on One Employee Ruin Everyone's Productivity, Study Shows
Productivity

Bosses Who Pick on One Employee Ruin Everyone's Productivity, Study Shows

Here's yet another reason to ban workplace bullying.
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Appeals Court Rules That Yelp's Ad Sales Tactics Aren't Extortion, Just 'Hard Bargaining'
Yelp

Appeals Court Rules That Yelp's Ad Sales Tactics Aren't Extortion, Just 'Hard Bargaining'

Businesses don't have the right to pre-existing good reviews, the court said.
Here's What Happened When Three Families Spent the Night at IKEA
Publicity Stunts

Here's What Happened When Three Families Spent the Night at IKEA

Publicity stunt du jour, part II.
YouTube Creators Can Now Receive 'Tips' Directly From Fans
YouTube

YouTube Creators Can Now Receive 'Tips' Directly From Fans

The feature, which was announced earlier this summer, has quietly launched.
Looking to Freeze Out Others, ALS Association Wants to Trademark the 'Ice Bucket Challenge'
Trademarks

Looking to Freeze Out Others, ALS Association Wants to Trademark the 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

If they succeed, the non-profit could use the registration to block other charities from capitalizing on the viral campaign.
Jessica Alba's Startup Raises $70 Million as It Prepares to Go Public
Valuations

Jessica Alba's Startup Raises $70 Million as It Prepares to Go Public

This latest round of funding values The Honest Company, a maker of eco-friendly family and baby products, at close to $1 billion.
Feel Dumb Asking for Advice? You'll Actually Appear More Competent.
Advice

Feel Dumb Asking for Advice? You'll Actually Appear More Competent.

New research reveals that while we're all scared asking for advice will make us look like incompetent fools, it actually has the opposite effect.
This Little Gadget Caused an Epic Airline Passenger Brawl
Business Travel

This Little Gadget Caused an Epic Airline Passenger Brawl

A United Airlines flight was diverted after using something banned by most airlines: an anti-reclining seat device called the Knee Defender.
It's Official: All Smartphones Sold in California Must Have a 'Kill Switch'
Kill Switch

It's Official: All Smartphones Sold in California Must Have a 'Kill Switch'

Phones manufactured after July 1, 2015 and sold in the state must come equipped with an antitheft device that enables consumers to permanently shut them down.
Watch Where You Swipe: Hackers Have Done More Damage Than You Realize
Hacking

Watch Where You Swipe: Hackers Have Done More Damage Than You Realize

More than 1,000 American businesses have been affected by in-store cash register breaches, estimates the Department of Homeland Security.
Sony Suffers Cyber Attack, Bomb Threat
Cyber Attacks

Sony Suffers Cyber Attack, Bomb Threat

Sony's PlayStation network was shut down for several hours on Sunday while a flight carrying an executive at the company was diverted due to a bomb threat.
Publicity Stunt Du Jour: Spend the Night at IKEA Thanks to Airbnb
Publicity Stunts

Publicity Stunt Du Jour: Spend the Night at IKEA Thanks to Airbnb

Sleep tight. The furniture is already assembled and you get to keep the sheets.