Entrepreneur: Latest from Benjamin Kabin http://www.entrepreneur.com The latest small business tips and advice from Entrepreneur.com. en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:26:00 GMT Google Gunning for Amazon With Expansion of Same-Day Delivery Google is planning on expanding its Shopping Express nationwide. The company is looking to go head to head with Amazon with product search, while expanding its dominance in online search and advertising. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:26:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235419 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235419 Google is planning on expanding its Shopping Express nationwide. The company is looking to go head to head with Amazon with product search, while expanding its dominance in online search and advertising. Twitter Testing a Feature That Lets Users Buy Items Without Leaving Twitter An embedded 'Buy Now' could be Twitter’s first step towards letting merchants accept mobile payments directly through the shorthand blogging service. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235309 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235309 An embedded 'Buy Now' could be Twitter’s first step towards letting merchants accept mobile payments directly through the shorthand blogging service. Amazon May Be Looking to Break Into the Takeout-Delivery Market The new service will reportedly be a part of Amazon Local and compete directly with services like Seamless and GrubHub. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:49:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235239 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235239 The new service will reportedly be a part of Amazon Local and compete directly with services like Seamless and GrubHub. From Android to Wearables to a New Auto Interface, What You Need to Know From Google's I/O Conference There were a slew of new announcement at the tech giant's annual event. Here's a quick rundown. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:37:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235180 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235180 There were a slew of new announcement at the tech giant's annual event. Here's a quick rundown. With Eye on Small Businesses, Google Gets Into the Domain Registration Game The new service is aimed at getting more businesses to get online in order to connect with and find new customers. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:50:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235116 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235116 The new service is aimed at getting more businesses to get online in order to connect with and find new customers. Oracle Inks $5.3 Billion Deal to Buy Micros Systems The deal marks Oracle's biggest buy in four years, and comes just days after a disappointing fourth-quarter earnings report. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:16:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235091 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235091 The deal marks Oracle's biggest buy in four years, and comes just days after a disappointing fourth-quarter earnings report. Apple Looking to Jump Head First Into Wearables with Multi-Sensor Smartwatch Apple's first wearable tech offering will have more than 10 sensors and be designed to work on its own or paired with other Apple devices. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:38:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235048 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235048 Apple's first wearable tech offering will have more than 10 sensors and be designed to work on its own or paired with other Apple devices. Facebook Adds Tap-and-Hold Video Recording Feature to Messenger App Looking to take on Snapchat, the new feature makes sharing text, photos and videos more seamless than ever. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:16:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234827 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234827 Looking to take on Snapchat, the new feature makes sharing text, photos and videos more seamless than ever. Intuit Releases QuickBooks App for Mac Business owners can now access their data and manage their books from any Apple device in real time. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:44:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234776 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234776 Business owners can now access their data and manage their books from any Apple device in real time. Google Unveils New Tool for Businesses to Manage Their Online Presence Companies can use 'Google My Business' to update their business information and share posts across Google+, Maps and Search from a centralized place. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:05:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234736 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234736 Companies can use 'Google My Business' to update their business information and share posts across Google+, Maps and Search from a centralized place. LinkedIn Now Lets Users Rank Themselves Against Other Users The professional networking site introduced several new features to premium members. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:51:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234591 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234591 The professional networking site introduced several new features to premium members. A Quick Guide to Apple's iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite The new operating systems build upon their predecessors with deeper integration and sharing, and compatibility. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:52:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234468 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234468 The new operating systems build upon their predecessors with deeper integration and sharing, and compatibility. Microsoft Unveils Skype Translator The new feature can translate German to English and vice versa in near real-time and will be available in beta by year's end. Wed, 28 May 2014 14:39:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234272 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234272 The new feature can translate German to English and vice versa in near real-time and will be available in beta by year's end. What City Topped the Chart for Helping Small Businesses Succeed? A new report highlights specifics and outlines strategies for local governments to follow to improve their strategies targeted towards small businesses. Wed, 21 May 2014 16:13:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234124 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234124 A new report highlights specifics and outlines strategies for local governments to follow to improve their strategies targeted towards small businesses. Why Google is Looking to Scoop Up Twitch Described as the YouTube on online gaming, Google is reportedly ready to buy Twitch for upwards of $1 billion. Mon, 19 May 2014 17:38:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234054 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234054 Described as the YouTube on online gaming, Google is reportedly ready to buy Twitch for upwards of $1 billion. Google to Accept PayPal Payments in the Play Store The move gives Android users another option besides Google’s own Wallet service to make mobile purchases. Fri, 16 May 2014 16:08:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233972 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233972 The move gives Android users another option besides Google’s own Wallet service to make mobile purchases. Square Now Lets You Issue Partial Refunds The mobile payments company announced several new updates, including partial refunds and a new night-shift mode for overnight sales reports. Thu, 15 May 2014 19:39:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233954 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233954 The mobile payments company announced several new updates, including partial refunds and a new night-shift mode for overnight sales reports. FCC Advances Controversial Rules That Could Allow Internet Fast Lanes The preliminary proposal seeks public comment and allows the FCC to change course based on the feedback it receives. Thu, 15 May 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233940 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233940 The preliminary proposal seeks public comment and allows the FCC to change course based on the feedback it receives. Internet Providers Strike Back Against Net Neutrality Activists Twenty-eight of America's broadband providers signed an open letter warning the FCC that regulating broadband as a public utility will stifle innovation. Wed, 14 May 2014 15:58:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233896 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233896 Twenty-eight of America's broadband providers signed an open letter warning the FCC that regulating broadband as a public utility will stifle innovation. FCC Chairman to Revise Proposal for New Broadband Rules After Backlash The revision comes after heaping criticism from major tech companies, who believe such a change will not only be a disadvantage to smaller companies but also to consumers. Mon, 12 May 2014 15:57:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233796 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233796 The revision comes after heaping criticism from major tech companies, who believe such a change will not only be a disadvantage to smaller companies but also to consumers. Almost Every Major Tech Company in America Blasts the FCC’s Net Neutrality Proposal Opposition to the proposed rule change is growing louder as one commissioner calls for a delay on the May 15 vote and a public comment period. Thu, 08 May 2014 16:57:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233728 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233728 Opposition to the proposed rule change is growing louder as one commissioner calls for a delay on the May 15 vote and a public comment period. Marissa Mayer: Mobile Was a Huge Missed Opportunity for Yahoo The CEO says being late to mobile was one of Yahoo's biggest mistakes, but says the company is making up for lost time. Wed, 07 May 2014 20:43:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233710 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233710 The CEO says being late to mobile was one of Yahoo's biggest mistakes, but says the company is making up for lost time. How the Updated Google Maps Will Make Your Life Easier Google updated its Maps app with a new lane guidance feature and the ability to compare transit rates with those of ride-sharing service Uber. Wed, 07 May 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233696 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233696 Google updated its Maps app with a new lane guidance feature and the ability to compare transit rates with those of ride-sharing service Uber. Shane Smith Wants to Be the Rupert Murdoch of His Generation Having hit a sweet spot with young audiences, the founder of Vice Media is convinced he can turn his brand into something 10 times bigger than CNN. Tue, 06 May 2014 19:57:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233655 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233655 Having hit a sweet spot with young audiences, the founder of Vice Media is convinced he can turn his brand into something 10 times bigger than CNN. Google X Chief: We're Using Technology to Get Technology Out of the Way Astro Teller, the man behind Google Glass, says technology is at its best when it reaches a level of invisibility in our lives. Tue, 06 May 2014 19:15:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233671 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233671 Astro Teller, the man behind Google Glass, says technology is at its best when it reaches a level of invisibility in our lives. Google Docs and Google Sheets Are Now Standalone Apps for iOS and Android The dedicated apps are competition for Microsoft whose products are popular among iPad users. Thu, 01 May 2014 16:44:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233565 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233565 The dedicated apps are competition for Microsoft whose products are popular among iPad users. FCC to Propose Controversial New Rules on Net Neutrality The new rules would reportedly allow ISPs to charge content providers for a faster, separate pipeline into customers' homes, effectively ending net neutrality. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:29:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233378 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233378 The new rules would reportedly allow ISPs to charge content providers for a faster, separate pipeline into customers' homes, effectively ending net neutrality. Apple Launches Recycling Program for All Old Products The program, which could earn customers store credit, is part of a larger environmental stewardship campaign. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:41:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233299 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233299 The program, which could earn customers store credit, is part of a larger environmental stewardship campaign. Crafts Chain Michaels Confirms Nearly 3 Million Credit Cards Compromised in Data Breach A security hole allowed data thieves access to some customer card information but not names, addresses or PINs. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:13:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233227 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233227 A security hole allowed data thieves access to some customer card information but not names, addresses or PINs. What's That Song? Apple's iOS 8 May Be Able to Tell You. The tech giant's latest mobile operating system may boast a song recognition feature in a partnership with Shazam. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:24:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233194 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/233194 The tech giant's latest mobile operating system may boast a song recognition feature in a partnership with Shazam.