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'No Porn at Work,' and 16 Other Bizarre Goals People Committed to
Goals

'No Porn at Work,' and 16 Other Bizarre Goals People Committed to

Humans are strange beasts. The proof is in this bewildering list, courtesy of the goal-getters at motivational app StickK.
Entrepreneur Staff
'I Have No Portion Control!' Padma Lakshmi's Eating and Business Plan
Radicals & Visionaries

'I Have No Portion Control!' Padma Lakshmi's Eating and Business Plan

The 'Top Chef' host and author of the new book, The Encyclopedia of Spices & Herbs, breaks down how she built her empire.
Rachel Rosenblit
Chinese Companies Charging to Take on Tesla
Electric Cars

Chinese Companies Charging to Take on Tesla

It remains more promise than product, but the electric vehicle sector is drawing more talent from mainstream automakers that are reluctant to go full tilt at the new technology.
Meet the Chinese Patriot Who Tamed Uber
Uber

Meet the Chinese Patriot Who Tamed Uber

Last week, Didi Chuxing bagged Uber's China business in a deal valuing the ride-hailing startup at $35 billion.
More Airline Outages Seen as Carriers Grapple with Aging Technology
Airlines

More Airline Outages Seen as Carriers Grapple with Aging Technology

Airlines will likely suffer more disruptions like the one that grounded about 2,000 Delta flights this week because major carriers have not invested enough to overhaul reservations systems based on technology dating to the 1960s.
Why Remote Work Trumps Being in the Office
Remote Workers

Why Remote Work Trumps Being in the Office

More and more companies are adapting to the idea of hiring remotely. This is a beautiful thing.
Alexander Maasik
Brain Break: Forget About Unicorns. Check Out This Blue Lobster.
Brain Break

Brain Break: Forget About Unicorns. Check Out This Blue Lobster.

With an estimated one in 2 million blue lobsters crawling around the sea floor, we think this fisherman should really consider playing Mega Millions more often.
Dan Bova
Forget Solar Panels -- Elon Musk Wants to Build Solar Roofs
Elon Musk

Forget Solar Panels -- Elon Musk Wants to Build Solar Roofs

Tesla is getting into the roofing business. Well, sort of.
Cadie Thompson
Macy's to Shut 100 Stores in Turnaround Push
Macy's

Macy's to Shut 100 Stores in Turnaround Push

Department stores have been struggling with stiff competition from online and off-price retailers.
Alibaba's Revenue Beats Estimates; Mobile Revenue Soars
Alibaba

Alibaba's Revenue Beats Estimates; Mobile Revenue Soars

"We passed an important milestone this quarter in achieving higher monetization of mobile users than non-mobile users for the first time," Chief Financial Officer Maggie Wu said.
Adidas Will Bring Its Robot-Staffed Factory to Atlanta in 2017
Robots

Adidas Will Bring Its Robot-Staffed Factory to Atlanta in 2017

The company wants to make products fast for U.S. consumers.
Edgar Alvarez
IBM's Watson Won Jeopardy, But Can It Win Business from Banks?
IBM

IBM's Watson Won Jeopardy, But Can It Win Business from Banks?

People familiar with the matter say IBM has offered presentations of its software to banks including Bank of America Corp., Barclays PLC and Morgan Stanley.
Google Ventures CEO Bill Maris Quits
Google

Google Ventures CEO Bill Maris Quits

Maris, who leaves on Friday, will be replaced by GV managing partner David Krane.
U.S. Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Twitter Over Islamic State Rhetoric
Twitter

U.S. Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Twitter Over Islamic State Rhetoric

Aug. 10 Twitter Inc. won a bid to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the widow of an American killed in Jordan which accused the social media company of giving voice to Islamic State.