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9 Reasons Why Most Startups Fail
Starting a Business

9 Reasons Why Most Startups Fail

There are all sorts of pitfalls for entrepreneurs. These are the ones that trip up the majority of startup founders.
Steve Tobak
Why a Dog-Eat-Dog Mentality Doesn't Work
Growth Strategies

Why a Dog-Eat-Dog Mentality Doesn't Work

Thinking that you have to annihilate your competitors to dominate your industry may not be the best approach to scale your company. Here is why.
Greg Connolly
How the Timbuk2 Brand Went From Basement to Famous
Marketing

How the Timbuk2 Brand Went From Basement to Famous

To scale his bag company Timbuk2, the founder had to keep his startup mentality when growing his brand.
Melanie Spring
Google Just Made 'Glass' More Useful, Less Dorky
Technology

Google Just Made 'Glass' More Useful, Less Dorky

New 'Titanium Collection' pairs the internet-connected device with stylish prescription glasses and sunglasses.
Jason Fell
The Latest Wearable Tech Buzz: It's For the Bees
Technology

The Latest Wearable Tech Buzz: It's For the Bees

One might wonder how a scientist would go about attaching anything to a tiny, buzzing insect. The answer might surprise you.
Katherine Gray
Kid Inventor Whose Marshmallow Launcher Impressed Obama Gets VIP Ticket to State of the Union
Leadership

Kid Inventor Whose Marshmallow Launcher Impressed Obama Gets VIP Ticket to State of the Union

Joey Hudy wowed President Obama at the White House Science Fair and has since secured a spot as Intel's youngest intern.
Catherine Clifford
On the Mac's 30th Birthday, Apple Does Some Horn Tooting
Technology

On the Mac's 30th Birthday, Apple Does Some Horn Tooting

The often tight-lipped company is having a relatively effusive celebration to mark three decades of its game-changing computer. It's even asking for some fan input.
8 Ways the 'Internet of Things' Will Impact Your Everyday Life
Technology

8 Ways the 'Internet of Things' Will Impact Your Everyday Life

From scheduling oil changes to monitoring you baby's health, new sensors will make your life easier to track in the next few years.
Puneet Mehta
Afraid of Sharks? No Problem. Just Check Twitter.
Marketing

Afraid of Sharks? No Problem. Just Check Twitter.

Scientists in Western Australia have outfitted more than 320 sharks with transmitters that trigger warning tweets when they arrive within one kilometer of popular beaches.
Geoff Weiss
Pinning in Motion: Pinterest Said to Be Testing Posts With GIFs
Marketing

Pinning in Motion: Pinterest Said to Be Testing Posts With GIFs

The popular social-media site is toying with the idea of allowing users to add the animated images to their pinboards.
Geoff Weiss
Faster Food: This Restaurant Delivers Burgers to Your Table at 90 MPH
Technology

Faster Food: This Restaurant Delivers Burgers to Your Table at 90 MPH

A cafe in New Zealand is using a pneumatic tube system to deliver burgers to customers at an astounding speed.
Emily Price
Hershey's Foray Into 3-D Printing Could Allow You to Be Your Own Willy Wonka
Technology

Hershey's Foray Into 3-D Printing Could Allow You to Be Your Own Willy Wonka

A multi-year agreement between a 3-D printing tech company and a global leader in chocolate could bring sweet results.
Brian Patrick Eha
Google's Next Crazy Project: Smart Contact Lenses
Technology

Google's Next Crazy Project: Smart Contact Lenses

The tech company's latest 'smart' project aims to have serious health benefits.
Jason Fell
Tired of Coffee? Try This Spray-On Caffeine Instead
Technology

Tired of Coffee? Try This Spray-On Caffeine Instead

The inventors claim that topically applied caffeine offers a consistent level of energy without the jolting buzz-then-crash that comes with drinking caffeinated drinks.
Lambeth Hochwald