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Ubuntu Edge Phone: A Crazy, Cool Idea That's Probably Ahead of Its Time

Ubuntu Edge Phone: A Crazy, Cool Idea That's Probably Ahead of Its Time

This project has gained a lot of attention, raising more than $3 million in less than 24 hours on Indiegogo.
The Best and Worst Business Transformations

The Best and Worst Business Transformations

When businesses get stuck in a rut, they are confronted with a stark choice: Change or die. See some major transformations, for better or worse.
This New Tool Basically Makes Star Trek Technology a Reality

This New Tool Basically Makes Star Trek Technology a Reality

Having recently raised more than $1.5 million, the Scanadu Scout aims to read your vitals, all by a simple touch to your forehead.
Lost Keys? No Problem. This Gadget Can Locate Virtually Anything

Lost Keys? No Problem. This Gadget Can Locate Virtually Anything

Tile is a Bluetooth-enabled device and app that lets users keep tabs on their most valuable items.
Feel This: Disney Wants to Bring Virtual Objects Into the Real World. Sort Of.

Feel This: Disney Wants to Bring Virtual Objects Into the Real World. Sort Of.

Disney doesn't just do cartoons. Its researchers are developing something that can make motion-controlled devices more immersive for users.
Richard Branson on the Best Places to Find Inspiration

Richard Branson on the Best Places to Find Inspiration

Getting inspired to start a new business means paying attention to the world around you. Here's how Virgin's CEO seeks out his own inspiration.
SBA Shows High-Tech Startups Some Love

SBA Shows High-Tech Startups Some Love

The U.S. Small Business Administration, widely considered near useless to high-tech startups, has made two efforts in as many weeks to woo this innovative group of entrepreneurs.
Get Your Gift On With 8 of This Year's Hottest Holiday Novelties

Get Your Gift On With 8 of This Year's Hottest Holiday Novelties

From a fish tank that grows food to a wearable camera, here's an early look at some of the coolest items made by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.
Forget Necklaces and Rings. This Gold Goes Inside Your Head

Forget Necklaces and Rings. This Gold Goes Inside Your Head

Engineers are working on a way to use gold particles to possibly treat movement disorders and other ailments.
Elon Musk and His Outrageous Idea to Travel Between Los Angeles and San Francisco in Just 30 Minutes

Elon Musk and His Outrageous Idea to Travel Between Los Angeles and San Francisco in Just 30 Minutes

Details for the 'Hyperloop' are vague, but the idea sounds amazing.
The Future of Retail: Paying With Your Face?

The Future of Retail: Paying With Your Face?

A Finnish company says it has developed a system that eliminates the need for cash or credit at check out. All it needs is a look at your face.
An Ohio Startup Cuts Its Teeth and Turns To Toothpaste

An Ohio Startup Cuts Its Teeth and Turns To Toothpaste

Branam Oral Health began life as the maker of the Gibby-Oral pacifier. But when sales of its natural toothpaste took off, the company pivoted.
No Joke, These 'Smart Diapers' Can Detect Your Child's Health

No Joke, These 'Smart Diapers' Can Detect Your Child's Health

A New York tech startup has combined diapers with a mobile app to give parents real-time health info on their babies.

The Business of Turning Sports Fantasies into Cold Hard Cash

Increasingly enthusiasts are keeping up with the sport with the plentiful online Fantasy Sports Leagues. Here, one fantasy league founder gives us the low-down on his vibrant business.
Is Apple Still the King of Consumer Design?

Is Apple Still the King of Consumer Design?

While the heart of Apple is its power to create products everyone wants, its stock has been in steady decline.
Worthless, Impossible and Stupid? Why Contrarian Business Ideas Make It Big

Worthless, Impossible and Stupid? Why Contrarian Business Ideas Make It Big

In his new book, business professor Daniel Isenberg says if people think you're crazy, you're onto something.
Why eBay's 'Exact' Project Isn't the 3-D Printing Solution for the Masses -- So Far, Anyway

Why eBay's 'Exact' Project Isn't the 3-D Printing Solution for the Masses -- So Far, Anyway

The online retailing giant has partnered with MakerBot and other startups to start a service for selling custom-created merchandise.
Apple Said to Be on a Hiring Spree Ahead of iWatch Release Next Year

Apple Said to Be on a Hiring Spree Ahead of iWatch Release Next Year

The tech giant's smart watch likely won't launch until the end of 2014 at the earliest.
3 Innovative Ways Startups Are Driving Results Over Social Media

3 Innovative Ways Startups Are Driving Results Over Social Media

How these small businesses are pushing the needle beyond hunting for simple likes, re-pins and re-tweets.
Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs on How to Beat the Competition

Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs on How to Beat the Competition

As a startup you face plenty of competition. Here are five methods for facing off against your rivals and coming out on top.

The World's Most Innovative Countries

Switzerland, Sweden and the U.K. top the Global Innovation Index for 2013.
Why Pricing Should Be Your First Focus, Not Your Last

Why Pricing Should Be Your First Focus, Not Your Last

Entrepreneur Stephan Aarstol explains why pricing is the most important factor in launching your product or service.
How a New Grocery Store Concept Reduces Waste and Increases Profits

How a New Grocery Store Concept Reduces Waste and Increases Profits

Two brothers created a zero-waste, packaging-free grocery store that operates in a smaller space and provides healthier food choices.
How to Break the Mold and Be an Independent Thinker

How to Break the Mold and Be an Independent Thinker

Three tips to help you think independently and come up with creative solutions.
4 Reasons to Wait to Buy Google Glass

4 Reasons to Wait to Buy Google Glass

While Google Glass is being touted as the next big thing in technology and much of the media has pulled out their pom-poms, here are a few reasons young entrepreneurs should wait to purchase the device.
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