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Instagram Just Murdered All of Its Robots

entrepreneur.com — Instagram just made good on its promise to clean up its site by purging all the inactive and bot accounts. And there were so many! In cleaning up its platform, Instagram lost millions of accounts just days after announcing it had reached a milestone of 300 million active users.
Dec 19, 2014

Love the Instagram rapture. Hope the people who paid for Twitter followers lose theirs too entrepreneur.com/article/241144

Dec 19, 2014

RT @wendyfrink: It's really lame to buy followers and Instagram will just delete them all anyways entm.ag/1CcUbB0

Dec 19, 2014

It's really lame to buy followers and Instagram will just delete them all anyways entm.ag/1CcUbB0

100 Engineers Are Trying to Bring Elon Musk's Hyperloop Dream to Life

entrepreneur.com — Imagine shooting like a bullet from San Francisco to Los Angeles in only 30 minutes, zipping at just below the speed of sound through a steel vacuum tube, strapped into a spacey aluminum pod. Buh-bye traffic. Hello, Hyperloop.
Dec 19, 2014

I still think Elon Musk's Hyperloop is a pipe dream, but our @LaShandrow says I might be wrong. entrepreneur.com/article/241151

How to Manage Employees Smarter Than You Without Looking Like an Idiot

entrepreneur.com — "Try never to be the smartest person in the room. And if you are, I suggest you invite smarter people ... or find a different room," Michael Dell, founder of Dell Computer Corp. once said. It's a manager's job to hire the best people.
Dec 20, 2014

This @raphaelcm piece attacks a problem I've always had (and still have now): Managing a team much smarter than you. entrepreneur.com/article/241039

'Nightmare Before Christmas': Labor Board Doubles Down on McDonald's Role in Labor Violations

entrepreneur.com — The franchise industry and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are gearing up for another battle regarding fast-food employees and the definition of franchising. On Friday, the NLRB issued complaints against McDonald's franchisees and McDonald's corporate as joint employers in 86 alleged labor violations.
Dec 20, 2014

Must read: NLRB is killing local franchise owners with its tough stance against @McDonalds, says our @Kate_H_Taylor. entrepreneur.com/article/241162

Screaming Babies on a Plane? This Couple's Solution is a Poignant Lesson in Travel Etiquette.

entrepreneur.com — A screaming baby on a plane can be a recipe for disaster -- or, in this case, a lesson in travel etiquette from two particularly empathetic parents. During their daughter's first-ever flight, this couple distributed a letter and a care package to nearby passengers, apologizing in advance for any inevitable racket, reports Mail Online.
Dec 19, 2014

I once threw a shoe while on a 13-hour flight w/my 3 babies. These parents are much better behaved: entrepreneur.com/article/241163 via @Geoff_Weiss

7 Scientifically Proven Steps to Increase Your Influence

entrepreneur.com — I recently had a chance to interview Udemy.com instructor and Portland, Ore.-based Vanessa Van Edwards, who calls herself a behavioral investigator. Her mission in life is to help individuals become the most memorable person in the room. She refers to herself as a recovering boring person who was hopelessly bland.

Don't Let Your Circumstances Paralyze You

entrepreneur.com — Sadly enough, one of the biggest dream killers in the world is tough circumstances. It's very easy for people to put the blame card on current circumstances and use that as an excuse as to why they can't do something or why they haven't achieved a particular goal or dream.

5 Metrics You Shouldn't to Use to Measure Success

entrepreneur.com — Numbers don't lie. Of all the metrics that drive corporate performance, numbers are the telltale sign from which a company's health is based. Data the office "gossip hound" credibility by turning conjecture into fact rather than continuing along the arc of the office rumor mill. Without metrics there is no way to project improvement.

How Knowing Yourself Leads to More Productivity and Efficiency

By My Le
entrepreneur.com — Everyone wants to become more productive. Particularly as the new year looms, people are thinking about what they'd like to do differently as the calendar year changes over. The problem with many productivity plans, however, is that they depend on your changing your life to fit what someone else says will work, rather than your knowing yourself well and deciding how to schedule your time accordingly.

Report: Virus That Struck Sony Wasn't Very Complex

entrepreneur.com — While the Sony hack attack has been among the most scandalous and resounding in recent memory, new reports suggest that the malware used to infiltrate the company's computer systems was both highly unsophisticated and likely festered -- undetected -- in its mainframe for months.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @Geoff_Weiss: Virus that struck Sony is technically unsophisticated, available on black market & festered in its system for months: http…

Super Angels Answer the Prayers of Startups Starved for Funding

entrepreneur.com — Venture capitalists (VCs) have long been seen as the top of the pyramid for startup funding sources, but in fact angel investors now fund over 60 times as many companies, according the Center for Venture Research.

Why Entrepreneurs Must Believe in Themselves

entrepreneur.com — I can remember sitting in a classroom at Santa Clara University and looking out of a window at the rain, feeling desperately unhappy. I didn't want to be studying economics. It wasn't that my classes were tough, although they definitely were. It just didn't feel right. This is not my future, I thought.

'Smart Mannequins' Are Watching You, and Sending You Photos

entrepreneur.com — Mannequins are creepy to begin with: shiny, white, often headless and usually faceless. They could easily double as props in a horror movie. So does it make it more or less creepy that a new breed of mannequins can text and track your movements?

2014's Most Overhyped Innovation

entrepreneur.com — While 3-D printing isn't new, it seemed ever present in 2014. The technology churned out customized Oreo cookies at this year's SXSW and the printers popped up all over -- including certain UPS and Staples locations. But while manufacturing guns or shoes from a home printer grabbed the headlines, the technology's ability to solve bigger problems sometimes went overlooked.
Dec 20, 2014

We love 3-D printing, but maybe for the wrong reasons. Our panel of experts explain. entm.ag/1x3uCUB

Dec 19, 2014

We love 3-D printing, but maybe for the wrong reasons. Our panel of experts explain. entm.ag/1x3uCUB

16 Productivity Tools Useful for Every Entrepreneur

entrepreneur.com — Productivity is the name of the game for entrepreneurs. The good news is that there are thousands of amazing software applications out there, designed to make your life easier. The bad news is that you don't have time to try thousands of software applications. Which ones are worth your time?

Redesigning Your Website in 2015? Start By Asking These 5 Questions.

entrepreneur.com — Any business owner who has ever redesigned his or her company website will tell you: It's not for the faint of heart. Whether you struggle to get key stakeholders on the same page, question where and how to best invest your money, or wonder why nobody quite gets your vision, redesigning your website can be one of the biggest challenges you face when it comes to marketing your business.

The Physical and Emotional Truths of Entrepreneurship

entrepreneur.com — He looked at me as if I had just set his office ablaze. I hadn't done anything of the sort. I had however vomited in his wastepaper basket. It was a wire mesh container and it was not a pretty sight. He was my $450-an-hour lawyer.

2014's Surprising Anniversaries and Milestones

entrepreneur.com — With the holidays here again, now's a great time to take stock of the year that was. With that in mind, check out 2014's biggest records and milestones. Chinese eCommerce company Alibaba, has been compared to companies like Amazon, eBay and PayPal in terms of its scope, filed the world's biggest initial public offering (IPO) this year, raising $25 billion.
Dec 20, 2014

How old did the World Wide Web turn this year? Find this and other crazy trivia in this roundup by @ninazipkin entm.ag/1GKJqqk

Dec 19, 2014

Nintendo turned 125 this year? This and other crazy milestones from 2014. entm.ag/1GKJqqk

When Workplace 'Slackers' Derail the Cohesion of a Team

entrepreneur.com — There's nothing more frustrating for managers than having a lazy team member. All it takes is one toxic person to hack and short-circuit the overall effectiveness of a team. Slackers spread a host of negative emotions throughout a team, leaving a sense of unease. If not handled effectively and efficiently, this can turn into a disease.