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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
Where Does Innovation Come From?
Innovation

Where Does Innovation Come From?

A lot of people tell you they can provide innovation. Hogwash. It's all about you.
Steve Tobak
It's a Bird. It's a Plane. No, It's a Flying Car (Finally)!
Far Out Tech

It's a Bird. It's a Plane. No, It's a Flying Car (Finally)!

Fasten your seat belts and forget about tray tables. This driving-flying machine is ready for takeoff.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Nobel Prize for Physics Goes to Inventors of Low-Energy LED Light
Inventions

Nobel Prize for Physics Goes to Inventors of Low-Energy LED Light

An American and two Japanese scientists won the 2014 prize for inventing a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source.
Harvard Professor Crafts $50 Standing Desk That Can Fold Into Your Laptop Bag
Productivity

Harvard Professor Crafts $50 Standing Desk That Can Fold Into Your Laptop Bag

The StandStand has nearly quadrupled its Kickstarter goal of $15,000 with two weeks to spare.
Geoff Weiss
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A Genealogy of Your Smartphone (Infographic)
Infographics

A Genealogy of Your Smartphone (Infographic)

The cell phone is a smidge over 30 years old and the first commercial iteration was priced at almost $4,000.
Catherine Clifford
How Jack Ma's 'Crazy' Management Style Built a Technology Empire
Technology Startups

How Jack Ma's 'Crazy' Management Style Built a Technology Empire

A former English teacher from Hangzhou, China, fashions one of the world's most valuable companies with an unorthodox philosophy in 15 years.
Michael Zakkour
Shark Tank Star Daymond John Says Never Make This Common Mistake When Pitching Investors
Shark Tank

Shark Tank Star Daymond John Says Never Make This Common Mistake When Pitching Investors

If you don't come clean, you might not come away with investors' money, the celebrity branding expert says.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
UPS Makes 3-D Printers Available in Nearly 100 Stores Nationwide
3-D printing

UPS Makes 3-D Printers Available in Nearly 100 Stores Nationwide

The shipping giant launched a pilot program a year ago where it put six printers in select UPS stores. Now, the program is expanding.
Catherine Clifford
This Little Gadget Caused an Epic Airline Passenger Brawl
Business Travel

This Little Gadget Caused an Epic Airline Passenger Brawl

A United Airlines flight was diverted after using something banned by most airlines: an anti-reclining seat device called the Knee Defender.
Laura Entis
Got a Great Idea But Not the Time (or Means) to Develop a Product?
Inventions

Got a Great Idea But Not the Time (or Means) to Develop a Product?

WayFounder has come up with a route for inventors to bring their concepts to market.
Jesse Torres
When Focused on Mundane Problems, Entrepreneurs Find Opportunity
Entrepreneurs

When Focused on Mundane Problems, Entrepreneurs Find Opportunity

Big, splashy, entirely-original ideas are great but entrepreneurs do something important, and prosper, just making life easier for people.
Sujan Patel
Meet Swash, a $500 Garment-Refreshing Machine to Delay Dry Cleaning
Laundry Business

Meet Swash, a $500 Garment-Refreshing Machine to Delay Dry Cleaning

The stigmas surrounding re-wearing clothes -- especially among business people with capsule wardrobes -- are significantly lessening, maker Procter & Gamble said.
Geoff Weiss