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The Serial Entrepreneur Who Is Tackling E-Waste With EcoATMs
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Automated kiosks that buy back used electronics aim to ease the electronic waste burden and put cash in consumers' pockets.
May 23, 2013 in Business Ideas
A Privacy App That Ensures Personal Data Really Disappears

A Privacy App That Ensures Personal Data Really Disappears

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Wickr gives users the ability to send self-destructing files securely and anonymously.
May 23, 2013 in Apps & Software
The Company Leading the Future of Farming

The Company Leading the Future of Farming

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Modern Meadow aims to combine 3-D printing and tissue engineering to meet the world's demand for beef and leather.
May 23, 2013 in News and Trends
The Cloud-Based Startup Making Waves in Wine Country

The Cloud-Based Startup Making Waves in Wine Country

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Napa Valley tastemakers are giving traditional wine sellers a run for their money.
May 23, 2013 in Growth Strategies
A Company That Makes User Analytics Simple

A Company That Makes User Analytics Simple

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KISSmetrics has crunched customer data for AOL, Foursquare, Microsoft, and other major companies.
May 23, 2013 in Marketing Basics
GitHub Is Helping Companies Work Together by Crowdsourcing Software

GitHub Is Helping Companies Work Together by Crowdsourcing Software

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The online hosting service makes it easy for millions of developers to create and share software projects.
May 23, 2013 in Apps & Software
An Analytics Platform That Has Mastered Sports Predictions

An Analytics Platform That Has Mastered Sports Predictions

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NumberFire has built data models that have outdone the experts at ESPN.
May 23, 2013 in News and Trends
How to Know If You Need to Patent Your Product

How to Know If You Need to Patent Your Product

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You are ready to introduce your invention to the world, but first you should consider whether your new product requires a patent to help make it commercially viable.
May 22, 2013 in Legal Center
MakerBot's 3-D Printers Lead the Hardware Revolution

MakerBot's 3-D Printers Lead the Hardware Revolution

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Smaller, less expensive 3-D printers are unlocking the ability for more people to be part of the maker movement.
May 22, 2013 in Office Tech
A Mobile App That Makes Hailing a Taxi Easier and More Efficient

A Mobile App That Makes Hailing a Taxi Easier and More Efficient

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No more waiting for a ride. Hailo aims to connect passengers and taxis within two minutes in cities all over the world.
May 22, 2013 in Apps & Software
The Startup Bringing Video Games into the Real World

The Startup Bringing Video Games into the Real World

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The video game of the future just might remind you of toys of the past. Sifteo cubes give tactile appeal to technology.
May 21, 2013 in Technology
Entrepreneur's 10 Most Popular Stories of 2012

Entrepreneur's 10 Most Popular Stories of 2012

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From a new take on networking to insider tips from Richard Branson, Mark Cuban and Marissa Mayer, here are the stories that became our reader favorites this year.
December 24, 2012 in Lifestyle
SoundHound Creates a Faster, Easier Way to Find Forgotten Song Titles

SoundHound Creates a Faster, Easier Way to Find Forgotten Song Titles

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App sees explosive growth for it's music-recognition service based on simple spoken searches, and even humming.
May 22, 2012 in Profiles
Reinventing the Fast-Casual Dining Scene with Technology

Reinventing the Fast-Casual Dining Scene with Technology

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How popular sandwich chain At the Melt is using smartphones, QR codes and kiosks to build a brand.
May 22, 2012 in Profiles
How Syyn Labs Brings Creative Visions to Life

How Syyn Labs Brings Creative Visions to Life

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The boot-strapped production company finds its niche in wild spectacles.
May 22, 2012 in Profiles
Geoloqi Makes it Easier to Make Apps Smarter

Geoloqi Makes it Easier to Make Apps Smarter

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Startup offers a turnkey platform to add new geolocation functionality to apps and mobile devices.
May 22, 2012 in Profiles
How One Celeb-centric Startup is Cashing in on the Guided Travel Sector

How One Celeb-centric Startup is Cashing in on the Guided Travel Sector

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A look at zozi's online platform that creates short adventure trips not available elsewhere.
May 22, 2012 in Profiles
RockMelt Revamps the Web Browser for Social Media

RockMelt Revamps the Web Browser for Social Media

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How the startup gained a new generation of users for its cloud-based web browser.
May 22, 2012 in Profiles
An Indie Publisher Brings a Creative Comic Spin to Business Books

An Indie Publisher Brings a Creative Comic Spin to Business Books

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How SmarterComics is graphically translating non-fiction books for byte-size appeal.
May 22, 2012 in Profiles
BeachMint Carves a Retail Niche with Celebrity Appeal

BeachMint Carves a Retail Niche with Celebrity Appeal

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How Myspace veteran Josh Berman and serial entrepreneur Diego Berdakin are using personal recommendations for exclusive merchandise by celebrity design partners.
May 22, 2012 in Profiles
Orbotix: Where Mobile Apps and the Toy Industry Collide

Orbotix: Where Mobile Apps and the Toy Industry Collide

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A startup that invented the world's first smartphone-controlled ball and that's just the beginning.
May 22, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
How Zite's iPad Magazine Is Bringing Browsing Back

How Zite's iPad Magazine Is Bringing Browsing Back

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A hit from the start, this Vancouver, B.C.-based company delivers an (increasingly) personal reading experience for tablet-toters. Plus, a look at other ground-breaking businesses in the media space.
May 24, 2011 in Business Ideas
How Hipmunk Gained Traction As the Go-To Flight-Search Site

How Hipmunk Gained Traction As the Go-To Flight-Search Site

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The San Francisco-based service puts a more streamlined spin on the age-old agony of booking passage. Plus, a look at other game-changers in the travel space.
May 24, 2011 in Business Travel
How Yipit Is Upending the Daily Discount Model

How Yipit Is Upending the Daily Discount Model

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This new service scans the web to aggregate offers. Plus, a look at other game-changing companies catering to bargain hunters.
May 24, 2011 in Business Ideas
How ShareSquare Is Leading the QR-Code Marketing Pack

How ShareSquare Is Leading the QR-Code Marketing Pack

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This Los Angeles-based company helps fans connect with bands and brands using quick-response codes. Plus, a look at other game-changers in the social-media space.
May 24, 2011 in Business Ideas

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