Laura Entis

Laura Entis

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Laura Entis is a reporter for Fortune.com's Venture section.

Bankruptcy

San Francisco's Largest Yellow Cab Company Files for Bankruptcy Protection

The company's president blamed competition from ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, among other factors.
Shark Tank

The Secret to Impressing the Sharks on 'Shark Tank'

Take it from an entrepreneur who managed to get multiple offers from the Sharks.
Social Media

Nielsen Adds Facebook Conversations to Its TV Ratings

The media research firm will track public and private conversations regarding television shows on the platform.
Personal Health

Despite Changes to Federal Dietary Guidelines, the Rules of Healthy Eating Have Never Changed

Vilifying a nutrient -- from fat, cholesterol to sugar -- doesn't necessarily lead to a more balanced, healthful diet. Instead, it often has the opposite effect, experts say.
Starting Up

Before Starting a Company With a Partner, Ask Yourself This Question

OrigAudio co-founder Jason Lucash shares the easiest way to weed out bad business partners.
Work-Life Balance

Why This Founder Doesn't Need Work-Life Balance

'I can think of one day in the last six years where I didn't check my emails.'
Persuasion

3 Ways to Use the Power of Persuasion in Your Marketing

Persuasion requires the ability to alter not just action but attitude.
Marketing

A Marketing Expert Says These Types of Ads Are Most Appealing to First-Time Mothers

'The ads that tend to not do well are the ones that depict perfection in life that's really not accurate.'
Privacy Concerns

Despite Social Media's Popularity, Most Americans Don't Want to Give Up Private Data

Clearly, the latest report from Pew shows we're conflicted, because we're still all on Facebook.
Personal Health

Study: Low-Fiber Diets Could Be Messing With Gut Bacteria Diversity

A lack of diversity is never a good thing, especially for our microbiomes, which may be a factor in obesity.
Health

Could 'Poop Pills' Be the Key to Treating Obesity?

Researchers are examining the link between gut bacteria and metabolism in humans with new clinical trial.
Personal Health

Your Server's Wide Waistline May Steer You Towards Dessert

Diners who were served by a waiter with higher BMIs were more likely to end their meals with a sweet treat, according to study.
Oculus VR

If You're Patient, You Can Now Pre-Order the Oculus Rift for $599

Consumers who backed the original Kickstarter campaign will get the headset for free, Facebook-owned company announced.
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