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Has the Oprah Effect Diminished?

Has the Oprah Effect Diminished?

A mention on Oprah's Favorite Things list used to be golden for businesses. But with her list now only in magazine format, is the same still true?
R.I.P. Cupcakes: The 6 Most Exciting Food Trends for 2014

R.I.P. Cupcakes: The 6 Most Exciting Food Trends for 2014

Say goodbye to the cupcake and the Cronut-- hospitality consultant Andrew Freeman predicts six fresh trends for the restaurant industry in 2014.
Intel Engineer Shares Her Passion With the Next Generation

Intel Engineer Shares Her Passion With the Next Generation

Shu-ling Garver started Engineering for Kids, a program that teaches the basics of engineering and design to kids.
Even Without Profit, Square Said to Be Eyeing IPO Next Year

Even Without Profit, Square Said to Be Eyeing IPO Next Year

With Twitter's IPO, this year and next are shaping up to be epic for co-founder Jack Dorsey -- and for his wallet.
How 3 Companies Use Storytelling as Advertising

How 3 Companies Use Storytelling as Advertising

Three companies demonstrate how they use storytelling to get their message across.
Justin Bieber Gets a Case of Startup Fever

Justin Bieber Gets a Case of Startup Fever

The 19-year-old pop star reportedly led a $1.1 million seed round for a new social network called Shots of Me.
SoundCloud Wants 1 Billion Users a Day

SoundCloud Wants 1 Billion Users a Day

The Berlin-based online music platform has gone from being relative niche platform for techno musicians to an audio hub for everyone from the White House to Beyoncé in the last three years.
Zipcar Founder: Entrepreneurs Have to Build a Collaborative Economy, or Else

Zipcar Founder: Entrepreneurs Have to Build a Collaborative Economy, or Else

Robin Chase says the environmental risks posed by climate change mean companies need to find ways to trade resources with one another.
3 Ways Your Network Can Help You Flex Your Innovation Muscle

3 Ways Your Network Can Help You Flex Your Innovation Muscle

Surrounding yourself with the right people helps you come up with more and better ideas. Here are three ways to build a community to help you be more innovative.
Say What? Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Buys a Funeral Home

Say What? Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Buys a Funeral Home

The young Yahoo CEO has purchased the property that houses Palo Alto's oldest funeral parlor, according to reports.
PayPal Waives Transaction Fees for Promising Startups

PayPal Waives Transaction Fees for Promising Startups

The company's new program, Startup Blueprint, provides free transaction services and support to tech startups making less than $3 million a year.

The Next Generation of Temp Agencies

Low-cost, online-based companies like TaskRabbit and Fancy Hands reimagine short-term help.

Ashton Kutcher's Latest Role: Lenovo Product Engineer

The highest-paid actor on television has signed on to develop and market Lenovo’s Yoga line of tablets.
Apple Sells Record Number of iPhones, Shares Fall

Apple Sells Record Number of iPhones, Shares Fall

During its fiscal fourth quarter, the tech giant sold almost 34 million iPhones -- roughly in line with analyst expectations.
Survey: 38% of 2-Year-Olds Use Mobile Devices

Survey: 38% of 2-Year-Olds Use Mobile Devices

A new report shows more young children are using devices such as iPhones, tablets and Kindles.
Could This New Recruiting Tool Be a Bigger, Smarter LinkedIn?

Could This New Recruiting Tool Be a Bigger, Smarter LinkedIn?

Identified collects and organizes people's public information to create the largest professional database on the internet, with one billion profiles and counting.

Tesla Nabs Apple Hardware Exec to Lead Vehicle Development

Just a week after eBay lured Apple e-commerce executive RJ Pittman to join its ranks, Apple has lost another member of its executive team.
10 Myths About Creativity You Need to Stop Believing Now

10 Myths About Creativity You Need to Stop Believing Now

There's no such thing as a 'eureka' moment. Creativity isn't in your blood. Most great ideas aren't original. Here are 10 lies about creativity you've believe for too long.
Indiegogo Co-Founder Says Become Obsessed With the Problem, Not the Solution

Indiegogo Co-Founder Says Become Obsessed With the Problem, Not the Solution

Danae Ringelmann decided that she had to democratize the way that money gets distributed. Everything else hinges off her commitment to solve that one problem.
Watch Out, Google: Microsoft Said to Be Testing Glass-Like Device

Watch Out, Google: Microsoft Said to Be Testing Glass-Like Device

As the wearable tech market heats up, the tech giant is reportedly experimenting with a heads-up device of its own.
Confidence Among Silicon Valley VCs at Highest Since 2007, Report Shows

Confidence Among Silicon Valley VCs at Highest Since 2007, Report Shows

Despite five consecutive quarterly increases, Silicon Valley confidence still lags behind that seen in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
In Mobile Gaming, the 'Eyes' Have It

In Mobile Gaming, the 'Eyes' Have It

In this inaugural TrepLabs column, we sit down with Slovenian entrepreneur Aljosa Pavsic, who is pioneering hands-free gaming with Eye Jumper.
What Really Fosters Innovation (Infographic)

What Really Fosters Innovation (Infographic)

Innovation is more than just a buzzword, it's what sets successful businesses apart. So how do you make it happen?
Editor in Chief Amy Cosper on Nerds and Mobile Games

Editor in Chief Amy Cosper on Nerds and Mobile Games

Amy Cosper dishes on August's big stories: the importance of nerds and the creation of Bosshole.
8 Business Lessons From Nerd Culture

8 Business Lessons From Nerd Culture

Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick shares his business lessons from the best of nerd culture.
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