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 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.
It's Official: You Can't Copyright a Selfie Taken By a Monkey
Copyrights

It's Official: You Can't Copyright a Selfie Taken By a Monkey

Just in case you were wondering.
This Is Y Combinator's Next Hot Area of Investment
Y Combinator

This Is Y Combinator's Next Hot Area of Investment

For the first time, the accelerator program is actively recruiting startups outside the tech space.
Your Brain Likes Plain Old Paper More Than It Likes E-Readers
Memory

Your Brain Likes Plain Old Paper More Than It Likes E-Readers

The physical act of turning pages may help us recall plot events, a new study finds.
Your Twitter Timeline Is About to Get a Lot More Cluttered
Twitter

Your Twitter Timeline Is About to Get a Lot More Cluttered

Up until now, your timeline was limited to tweets and retweets from people you follow. But that's all changing.
Uber Hires Former Obama Campaign Manager to Battle the 'Big Taxi Cartel'
Uber

Uber Hires Former Obama Campaign Manager to Battle the 'Big Taxi Cartel'

David Plouffe, President Obama's former campaign manager and White House adviser, will now oversee global branding, communications and policy for
Flappy Bird Creator Is Back With a New Game
Flappy Bird

Flappy Bird Creator Is Back With a New Game

It's called Swing Copters, and it looks just as frustratingly difficult to play as Flappy Bird.
Marketers Are Taking a Closer Look at Your Tumblr Photos. Here's Why.
Social Media Marketing

Marketers Are Taking a Closer Look at Your Tumblr Photos. Here's Why.

Marketers will now have access to more nuanced references, not just explicit mentions.
This Mosquito-Repelling Wristband Might Just Save Your Summer
IndieGoGo

This Mosquito-Repelling Wristband Might Just Save Your Summer

Invisaband, a mosquito repellent band that lasts for 120 hours, is seeking to raise $10,000 on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.
You Can Invest in Neil Young's Company, PonoMusic, for as Little as $5,000
Equity crowdfunding

You Can Invest in Neil Young's Company, PonoMusic, for as Little as $5,000

...As long as you're an accredited investor.
Siri's Founders Are Building Viv -- the Personal Assistant Siri Should Have Been
Virtual Assistant

Siri's Founders Are Building Viv -- the Personal Assistant Siri Should Have Been

If it goes as planned, Viv will be a digital assistant that can solve far more complex requests than Siri.
'We're the Uber of X!'
Startups

'We're the Uber of X!'

A snapshot of the startups that are trying to become "the Uber" of food delivery, medical marijuana and other industries.
California's 'Kill Switch' Bill Is One Step Away From Becoming Law
Kill Switch

California's 'Kill Switch' Bill Is One Step Away From Becoming Law

The legislation, which would require smartphone makers to include a preinstalled 'kill switch' on all smartphones sold in the state, has passed in the State Senate and now awaits the governor's signature.