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The Fabulously Entrepreneurial Life of Ronnie Biggs

Crime may not pay, but the life of Great Train Robbery player Ronnie Biggs was a study in marketing, ingenuity and branding.

We're a Country of Binge-Watchers, and We Feel Pretty Good About It

Half of Netflix users watch an entire season in a week, according to a new survey.

Meet the Chefs Who Are Bringing Quality Food to the Masses

A number of top culinary minds are aiming to expand their reach with franchised fast-casual restaurants that serve up high-quality, reasonably priced meals.

The Next Startup Frontier: Mars?

In a matter of years, perhaps your next startup company will be located on the red planet.

The Secrets of the World's Most Successful Mobile Apps

From Evernote to Instagram to Snapchat, here's a look at how these apps found their early success.

Bringing Silicon Valley's Accelerator Model to the Media Sector

Q&A with Corey Ford, the managing partner of an accelerator that urges startups to rethink journalism.

What's in the Stars this Month for Entrepreneurs?

For the month of December, famed astrologer Jennifer Angel provides an entrepreneur-focused horoscope for each astrological sign. What's in your sign?

8 Successful Companies Didn't Start That Way (Infographic)

Early iterations of now famous tech startups are almost unrecognizable.

How Homeboy Industries Landed a Distribution Deal With Supermarkets

The non-profit which employs former gang members is now selling a selection of food products at Ralphs and Food 4 Less chains.

Meet the Company Creating Jobs for Former Gang Members

Homeboy Industries' mission is to create jobs for former L.A. gang members. Now with a forward-thinking CEO and high-profile licensing and distribution deals, Homeboy is taking good works to an even greater business level.

Fast Facts on Apple's Recent Buying Spree

Apple's purchase of Topsy rounds out what has been a busy year of acquisitions by the consumer-electronics giant.

Olive Garden Debuts First Ever Burger: The Italiano

Long known for its pasta and bread sticks, Olive Garden is serving up a new Italian twist on an American classic.

Creating a Banner Ad Worth Clicking on

Dispop sources click-worthy banner-ad proposals from a network of designers.

FDA Tells 23andMe to Quit Selling Genetic Testing Kits

The Food and Drug Administration said the popular genetics testing kits are being sold without 'marketing clearance or approval.'

The Ridiculous Thing One Congressman Said About Self-Driving Cars

Recent comments from a congressman in New Jersey are an example of how some regulatory schemes are downright scary.

Microsoft and Sony Battle for Gaming Supremacy This Holiday Season

Like Sony's PlayStation 4, Xbox One sales exceed one million in first 24 hours.

Microsoft Sells Google-Bashing Mugs, T-Shirts on its Website

Microsoft has taken its year-long campaign against Google to the next level, selling "Scroogled"-branded merchandise on its website.

Branding Firm Wows With Fresh Package Designs

The Los Angeles branding firm Ferroconcrete designed a clean but bold reusable pouch for Kusin & Kusin's odor eliminating pet wipes.

Groupon Moves Deeper in the Discount Space With 'Freebies'

The daily-deal site has added a new category to its repertoire that includes digital coupons, promotion codes, giveaways and samples.

Twitter Pulls Plug On Allowing Users to Direct Message Anyone

Last month, Twitter changed its direct-messaging options. It has now decided it wasn't such a good idea and is reverting back to its old ways.

Report: Dropbox Eyeing $8 Billion Valuation

The online data-storage company is reportedly looking to raise $250 million in the next few weeks, seeking a valuation of about $8 billion.

The Passive Check In: Is This Foursquare's Hail Mary Pass?

Amid much criticism, Foursquare is mounting an offense that has many in the startup world sitting up and taking notice.

NFL, MLB to Supreme Court: If Aereo Wins You'll Have to Watch Sports on Cable

The leagues said they'll take their programming elsewhere if the live TV internet streaming service is allowed to continue its operations.

Are Celebrity Investors Worth the Hype?

Brands have paraded A-listers out front as spokespeople for ages, but in recent years they've been joining as investors. Here, we examine when it works and what entrepreneurs should keep in mind as they team up with celebs.

How One Startup Plans to Replace Every Card in Your Wallet

With Coin, a person can consolidate this or her wallet into one, simple, digital card.
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