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    A Wearable Drone That Launches Off Your Wrist To Take Your Selfie

    by Greg Kumparak  | “Oh man, this would make a great picture. I wish there was someone else here to take our picture for us so we didn’t have to take a selfie!” Has this ever happened to you? Of course it has. You’re a human being in the 21st century who reads tech blogs. …

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    Facebook Relaunches Atlas Ad Platform With Cross-Device Targeting and Offline Sales Tracking

    by Anthony Ha | via Tech Crunch | As Advertising Week kicks off in New York City, Facebook is announcing a new version of its Atlas ad platform, which it says represents the next step in tracking ad effectiveness across devices. The company first acquired Atlas from Microsoft last year, but in recent weeks both The Information and The Wall …

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    Social Video: It’s So 2015

    by Russel Cooke | Behold the carnage of old marketing theories of times past.The arrival of the ever evolving social media landscape has staged a coup on traditional content. Long worded corporate connections are dwindling by the day. Sociable, casual conversation disguised as marketing content meanwhile, reigns as the current king of the social marketing …

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    How an Early-stage Investor Values a Startup

    by Carlos Eduardo Espinal (@cee), via SeedCamp | One of the most frequently asked questions at any startup event or investor panel, is “how do investors value a startup?”. The unfortunate answer to the question is: it depends. Startup valuation, as frustrating as this may be for anyone looking for a definitive answer, is, in …

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    How Startup Valuation Works – Measuring a Company’s Potential [Infographic]

    by Anna Vital, via Funders & F0unders | How would you measure the value of a company? Especially, a company that you started a month ago – how do you determine startup valuation? That is the question you will be asking yourself when you look for money for your company. Let’s lay down the basics. …

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    Startups Focus: Growth vs. Profit

    by George Deeb, via The Next Web | This really is not a simple question to answer. There are so many nuances that go into assessing the right answer: What is going on with the economy? How liquid is the fundraising climate? Are you B2B or B2C? Are you the first mover? How defensible is …

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Lessons from the Mavericks

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    Branson Reveals Entrep’s Common Misconceptions About Becoming an Entrepreneur

    by Richard Branson | Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur Richard Branson regularly shares his business experience and advice with readers. Ask him a question and your query might be the inspiration for a future column. Q: My brother used to work at the Virgin Group’s Ulusaba resort near Kruger National Park in South Africa, where he prepared food for …

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    How Investors Valuate Pre-Revenue Startups

    via Forbes | Answer by Leo Polovets, Partner at Susa Ventures, Early LinkedIn/Factual engineer, Ex-Googler, http://codingvc.com, on Quora, Deciding how to value pre-revenue companies is hard. There are many signals to process, and even after you’ve taken all of them into account, the final estimate is as much art as science. Deciding how much a startup should be worth is …

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    8 Business Strategy Tips From House of Cards

    by Erika Napoletano via American Express OPEN | From never taking “no” for an answer to empowering your team, Frank Underwood doles out valuable lessons for binge-watching entrepreneurs. I have a confession to make: I’ve binge-watched both seasons of House of Cards on Netflix. I can’t help myself. I dim the lights, curl up on my couch …

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    5 Strategic Thinking Tips for Small Business Owners

    by Pedro Hernandez | Compared to big businesses, it’s easy to think that you’re at a disadvantage when it comes to strategic planning. Big corporations can pour huge amounts of money, technology and personnel into formulating plans to profit from the shifting dynamics of a marketplace. It’s a pricey crystal ball that, let’s face it, doesn’t …

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Business Travel & Leisure

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    8 Best Hotel Gyms in the World

    via Executive Travel Magazine | We’re not just talking about spa resorts. Urban, business-minded hotels are rocking the fitness market. “Gone are the days of a couple of old treadmills in the basement,” says Jason Friedman, general manager at The Siam, one of central Bangkok’s newest boutique properties. “We know that the size and quality of …

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    Qantas Puts World’s Largest Plane on Longest Route

    by David Koenig, AP Airlines Writer | Associated Press | FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Qantas is putting the world’s biggest passenger plane on the world’s longest airline route. A Qantas Airbus A380 touched down Monday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport about 15 hours after leaving Sydney, Australia, on the 8,578-mile journey. The double-deck, four-engine jet was greeted …

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Money | Success

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    50 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs

    by Drew Hendricks | For entrepreneurs, time is especially precious. Every wasted minute is a lost opportunity for networking, growing the business, and of course making money. There are many websites out there that can help entrepreneurs grow a bigger, better business – but there are many more time-suck websites. How can you tell the difference? By …

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    Looking for investors? First, Here’s How to Value Your Startup!

    via The Next Web | George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. You can follow George on Twitter at @georgedeeb and @RedRocketVC. One of the questions I get, more often than not, is what is the appropriate valuation of my business. This is typically in …

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    Stephen Hung Buys 30 Rolls-Royces for His Macau Hotel

    via AP | HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms to chauffeur guests at a luxury resort he’s building in the global gambling capital of Macau. Stephen Hung’s $20 million purchase surpasses the 14 Phantoms bought by Hong Kong’s Peninsula …

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Retailing Tips & Trends

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    How to Be Great as a Manager in Retailing

    via RetailChoice.com | Having a retail manager job is something to be really proud of. But amongst your dancing and celebrations, part of you still might be nervous about your new management job. How do you be a good manager without appearing to be an embarrassing try-hard with the assertiveness of a doormat or an unapproachable dragon with the temper …

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    10 Insider Tips for Retail Success

    by Delvin Smith, via Entrepreneur.com | Learn some of the ins and outs of successfully running your own retail location from a tween clothing and accessories retailer. Margarita Olivares doesn’t operate typical retail stores. In her shops, the walls are pink, floors are covered in animal-print carpet, employees wear fluorescently colored wigs, and merchandise is …

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