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It’s OK if You Don’t Understand the Billboards of Silicon Valley | WIRED

Anywhere else in the world, the billboards lining Silicon Valley's major thoroughfare would seem more like roadside Dada than a legit attempt at advertising

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Is Amazon's First Brick-and-Mortar Bookstore the Future of Retail?

The online retail giant opened its first physical bookstore this past November, and the rest of the retail world should be paying attention.

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Why Did Everyone Stop Taking Real Lunch Breaks?

Coming to terms with the harsh reality of lunch-al-desko. Depending on the day's temporary lunch invasion, I either slide my keyboard a few inches forward or a few to the right—far enough to make room for food, but close enough to still answer emails. On sushi days, I slip a brown napkin under the plastic tub of soy sauce in case of splashback, but most afternoons I just stick to the hot buffet.

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8 Questions That Will Help Set the Right Expectations With Investors

You need to seek an amount that is just right, based on your real needs, and consistent with the capabilities and interests of the investors you are addressing.

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Why Apple Selling Fewer iPads Is Actually A Huge Achievement

Why do we critique Apple for building a product with longevity?

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How to Handle People Who Can't See Past Your Age

Being a young founder usually doesn't matter in the tech startup world, but you need to be prepared when issues with employees and clients arise.

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    Study finds that businesses aren't recruiting on the social networks that most people use for jobs.

    Job seekers don't really flip through the classifieds much anymore. Instead they turn to the Internet and social networks. Unsurprisingly, 92 percent of businesses now use social media as a recruitment tool.

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      How To Ensure An Angel Or VC Is The Right Match For You

      Investment is a long-term relationship. Be sure you don’t have stars in your eyes when you make the commitment

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        9 Lessons in Entrepreneurship From Shark Tank

        I don’t watch much television -- with two small children and a business, I just don’t have time. But there’s one show that I DVR and watch without fai

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          Beyond cute cats: How BuzzFeed is reinventing itself

          NEW YORK (Reuters) - BuzzFeed has come a long way from cat lists. This month one of its journalists was on the ground in Kiev reporting on the crisis in Ukraine, and last December it published an in-depth

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            Why WhatsApp is worth $19 billion

            Facebook has acquired WhatsApp -- one of the largest messaging services on the planet -- for $19 billion. Here's why that might be a bargain

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              Apps Will Generate $77 Billion by 2017, Along With a Trove of Data

              A new report predicts that downloads will skyrocket in the next three years. More importantly for businesses though, mobile app usage will be an abundant source of premium consumer information.

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                  3 Things to Know About Corporate Venture Capital

                  Looking for funding? Think outside the VC box. An increasing number of corporations want to back startups--as long as there is something in it for them.

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                    2014 Outlook: The Good News Is, You'll Be Less Stressed

                    The bad news? You might have a hard time getting funding. Here's a look at how business owners are feeling heading into the New Year.

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                      The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship

                      No one said building a company was easy. But it's time to be honest about how brutal it really is--and the price so many founders secretly pay.

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                        Four Reasons Why In-N-Out Burger Won't Expand To The East Coast

                        There are no freezers or microwaves in any In-N-Out restaurants because the company has a strict policy of serving its food fresh. [...] all locations must be close to its distribution facilities, which are in Baldwin Park, Calif. and Dallas, Texas.

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                          In-N-Out Burger bites into New Zealand market - Business - NZ Herald News

                          American burger chain In-N-Out Burger is operating a pop-up store in Auckland to test whether New Zealand has potential as a market for permanent outlets. - New Zealand Herald

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                            The 18 Most Ridiculous Startup Ideas That Eventually Became Successful

                            Even the most well-known venture capitalists have startups they regret passing on. For John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins, it was Twitter.

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                              Red Versus Blue: America's Contrasting Housing Recoveries

                              In honor of Election Day, Trulia Chief Economist Jed Kolko compared the home price trends in

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                                  Apple sells 9 million iPhones over debut weekend

                                  Apple sold nine million of its latest iPhones in their first three days but assessing the popularity of the less-expensive iPhone 5C model was difficult.

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                                    Let Daymond John, star of ABC's "Shark Tank" help take your business to the next level!

                                    Take your new or existing business to the next level. Take your product or idea to market quickly.Pitch and raise capital from angel investors and VC’s...

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                                      How to Write a Great Business Plan

                                      Advice for small businesses on what it takes to create a solid business plan, including forming an outline, integrating financial specifics, and spelling out your marketing strategy

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                                        Make more in 2013: Economic outlook

                                        Make more in 2013: The outlook for the U.S. economy next year is brightening: Jobs are coming back; consumer debt is shrinking and finally housing is coming back.

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                                          Fastest-growing jobs - Home Care Nurse (1) - CNNMoney

                                          Demand for home care nurses is projected to grow a whopping 71% between 2010 and 2020. What other careers on Money and PayScale.com's list of America's best jobs will see big opportunities?

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                                            A startup's first hires: What to look for

                                            The first employees of a new business must be up for more than just what’s written in a job description. Here are a few things to consider when hiring or if you are considering joining a new company.

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                                              Obama vs. Romney: A small business voter's scorecard - Who will feed our jobs engine? (1) - FORTUNE

                                              A look at where Obama and Romney stand on the issues that will immediately affect entrepreneurs and small businesses.

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                                                The case for a little optimism about stocks

                                                Stocks have done better than the doubters expected. There's reason to be optimistic stock markets can do it again.