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Online Lifestyle Retailers Are Turning Into Magazines
Technology

Online Lifestyle Retailers Are Turning Into Magazines

A new wave of ecommerce startups is getting traction in the marketplace by marrying high-quality editorial with online shops boasting fast delivery, excellent customer service and lust-worthy products.
Brian Patrick Eha
With New Organization, Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Wants Everyone on the Planet to Be Online
Technology

With New Organization, Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Wants Everyone on the Planet to Be Online

He has co-founded a new partnership that aims to provide internet access to the billions of people who are without it.
Jason Fell
Entrepreneur Finds a Niche in Tenant-Friendly Commercial Space Listings
Growth Strategies

Entrepreneur Finds a Niche in Tenant-Friendly Commercial Space Listings

San Francisco startup 42Floors makes the process of leasing an office for your growing company simple.
Hulu Sale Called Off as Owners Try to Raise Extra Cash
Technology

Hulu Sale Called Off as Owners Try to Raise Extra Cash

Walt Disney, Twenty-First Century Fox and NBC Universal will keep their ownership stakes in the popular video streaming site.
Marketing

Businesses to Begin Selling on Yelp

The website known for its listings and reviews of local businesses is set to become an ecommerce platform.
Brian Patrick Eha
Technology

Easy Ways to Keep Visitors on Your Website Longer

Consider publishing multimedia, linking to other pages on your site and other strategies for making your site more 'sticky.'
Eric Siu
How Teaching English in Bolivia Sparked One Young Trep's Bankable Business Idea
Entrepreneurs

How Teaching English in Bolivia Sparked One Young Trep's Bankable Business Idea

Sam Slover co-founded the online learning site, LearnItLive.com to help fill the education void in many parts of the world. See how that idea has taken off.
Karen A. Frenkel
From Renting Bedrooms on Airbnb to $1.5 Million in Venture Capital: Lessons in Resourceful Startup Funding
Starting a Business

From Renting Bedrooms on Airbnb to $1.5 Million in Venture Capital: Lessons in Resourceful Startup Funding

Tracy DiNunzio, the founder of online fashion marketplace Tradesy, shares her best advice for accessing startup funding when you are a statistical outlier.
Catherine Clifford
Customer Privacy: What You Need to Know About Social Media, Passwords and Transparency
Technology

Customer Privacy: What You Need to Know About Social Media, Passwords and Transparency

Jules Polonetsky, director of Washington D.C.-based Future of Privacy Forum, on what entrepreneurs should keep in mind when managing consumer data.
Jason Fell
Why Internet Sales Tax is Bad Public Policy (Opinion)
Finance

Why Internet Sales Tax is Bad Public Policy (Opinion)

The Marketplace Fairness Act, expected to pass in the Senate on May 6, requires online retailers to charge shoppers their state's sales tax. Is the law a poor political move?
Scott Shane
The Internet Sales-Tax Showdown and Your Bottom Line
Finance

The Internet Sales-Tax Showdown and Your Bottom Line

The Senate is expected to vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 this week. If passed, online retailers would have to collect sales tax in all states, even if they don't have a physical footprint in the state.
Catherine Clifford
YouTube Co-founder Announces New Video Service
Technology

YouTube Co-founder Announces New Video Service

Having started and nurtured the online video revolution, Chad Hurley appears ready to take online video in a new direction.
Brian Patrick Eha
The Unusual Way One Media Startup Grew to 10 Million Readers in a Year
Growth Strategies

The Unusual Way One Media Startup Grew to 10 Million Readers in a Year

Upworthy's strategy: In with the old, out with the new.
Alyson Shontell
Biggest Mistakes: Paperless Post on the Need for Speed
Starting a Business

Biggest Mistakes: Paperless Post on the Need for Speed

When the invitation maker first started up, the focus was on creating perfection. Co-founder Alexa Hirschfeld now says she would have done things differently.
Diana Ransom