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This Crazy Contraption Straps Your Head to an Airline Seat for Better Sleep
Business Travel

This Crazy Contraption Straps Your Head to an Airline Seat for Better Sleep

Want better sleep when traveling? A Finnish startup wants you to try strapping your head to your headrest.
Geoff Weiss
Reddit Co-Founder: Crowdfunding Is Powering a Second, Much Bigger Renaissance
Crowdfunding

Reddit Co-Founder: Crowdfunding Is Powering a Second, Much Bigger Renaissance

Alexis Ohanian says that technology means more creators can pursue their craft and get paid for it. The Internet means that people all over the world are becoming patrons of artists all over the world.
Catherine Clifford
A Device That Interprets Sign Language Is Now Being Crowdfunded
Communication

A Device That Interprets Sign Language Is Now Being Crowdfunded

Startup MotionSavvy is turning to Indiegogo to bring a tablet to market that translates sign language into speech and speech into text messages.
Carly Okyle
5 Ways Small Businesses Can Afford a Big-Time Trade Show
Business Circle

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Afford a Big-Time Trade Show

Trade shows are an opportunity for upstart companies to show their stuff and make vital connections but the cost of entry is steep.
Kedma Ough
Y Combinator Partner on Crowdfunding: It Makes Our Job Harder
Crowdfunding

Y Combinator Partner on Crowdfunding: It Makes Our Job Harder

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of social news site Reddit and partner at startup accelerator Y Combinator, talks about how platforms like Kickstarter are making his role as a startup investor more challenging.
Catherine Clifford
The Next 3 Surges That Will Change the Future of Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

The Next 3 Surges That Will Change the Future of Crowdfunding

The remaining months of 2014 and beyond will hold unexpected twists for those hoping to ride the ever-increasing crowdfunding wave.
David Drake
The Best and Worst States in America for Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

The Best and Worst States in America for Crowdfunding

Washington, D.C., is the best place to crowdfund in the U.S. and Mississippi is the worst.
Catherine Clifford
Kickstarter Campaign for 'World's First Real Hoverboard' Launches Today
Innovation

Kickstarter Campaign for 'World's First Real Hoverboard' Launches Today

While the hoverboard's actual capabilities are limited, the project is intended to get people interested in applications for hover technology that extend beyond the board.
Laura Entis
Indiegogo Becomes First Crowdfunding Platform to Integrate Apple Pay
Payments

Indiegogo Becomes First Crowdfunding Platform to Integrate Apple Pay

Soon, Indiegogo users will be able to fund campaigns with the mere tap of their Touch ID buttons.
Geoff Weiss
Shark Tank Star Lori Greiner's 4 Money Rules for New Entrepreneurs
Shark Tank

Shark Tank Star Lori Greiner's 4 Money Rules for New Entrepreneurs

Drive, passion and determination don't pay the bills; money does. Here are the wise ways the 'Queen of QVC' saved cash as an early entrepreneur and how you can, too.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
One of These Nifty Inventions Could Soon Land on Staples' Shelves
Crowdfunding

One of These Nifty Inventions Could Soon Land on Staples' Shelves

A remote-controlled LED lightbulb and wireless earbuds are among the finalists in the Crowd2Shelf Contest hosted by office-supply chain Staples and crowdfunding site Fundable.
Catherine Clifford
Every Hour, $87,000 Is Raised Through Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding

Every Hour, $87,000 Is Raised Through Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is currently available to 90 percent of the online population in 160 countries, according to a new report.
Catherine Clifford
This Wristband Delivers Electric Shocks When You're Slacking
Wearable Tech

This Wristband Delivers Electric Shocks When You're Slacking

In a slump? Don't try harder. Electrocute yourself. Seriously.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Don't Let Crowd 'Wisdom' Do All Your Thinking
Crowdsourcing

Don't Let Crowd 'Wisdom' Do All Your Thinking

Entrepreneurs should invite public opinion when the timing is right -- without handing over the reins.
Iman Jalali