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Facebook Has An Idea for Software That Detects Cool New Slang Before It Goes Mainstream

Facebook has patented software that will scan the social network for emerging terms and nicknames, then store them in a “social glossary.” The patent, which was granted in February, is for a system that will examine posts and messages on the social network and look for something called neologisms. Put quite simply, they’re new pieces of language that are starting to ...

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Theranos May Have Run Blood Tests Despite Quality Issues

A federal inspection report may offer new evidence that Theranos ran blood tests despite questionable results. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) report, which the Wall Street Journal learned about despite not yet being released to the public, found that Theranos continued to run the tests on patients despite erratic quality control results. Eighty one patients in a ...

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Average Time to Prepare Taxes? 80 Hours for Some Small Biz

Preparing taxes is a taxing affair for small businesses, according to the 2015 Small Business Taxation Survey (PDF) by the National Small Business Association (NSBA). The study found for one in three small business owners, the average time to prepare taxes was more than 80 hours per year. Moreover, these businesses were spending nearly $5,000 or more annually on federal ...

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3 Questions To Help Evaluate If Your Accountant Is Properly Suited For Your Business

With tax season upon us, small business owners across the country should now be talking to their accountants about getting their tax returns in order and discussing their financial outlook for 2016. Given how important filing a comprehensive and accurate return is to a business’s ongoing success, here are a few ways you can tell if your accountant has your best ...

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4 Essentials to Wring Results From Your Content Marketing Budget

Are you confident that your content marketing budget for 2016 is sufficient for your needs? Or maybe this is the better question: do you even have a content marketing budget? In many companies, content marketing simply gets rolled up into the general marketing budget. This means that even if there are funds available, it may be hard to justify larger spends, request a budget increase or ...

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What is a GIF?

Ah, the GIF. We’ve all seen them. They populate the Internet on blogs and social media, and are part of what makes news and entertainment sites like Buzzfeed very popular. A GIF (with the file extension, .gif) is basically an image file format that is animated by combining several other images or frames into a single file. This single file is encoded ...

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John McAfee: Electronic Currency Is Inevitable, and We Must Accept it

Cybersecurity legend John McAfee shares how electronic currency, whether bitcoin or something else, is going to challenge government. “Let’s face it, Pandora’s box has been opened — it is here,” he says. “There will be an electronic currency, and it will be universal, and we must accept that fact.” Watch the video for more.  Related: Are Security Threats to Power and Water Plants Real? You Betcha, ...

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Sheryl Sandberg, Melinda Gates and Other Influencers Sign an Open Letter Declaring 'Poverty Is Sexist'

What’s something Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, actress Meryl Streep, Unilever CEO Paul Polman, entrepreneur Sean Parker, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, activist Melinda Gates and Glamour Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive agree on? “Poverty is sexist.” A total of 86 influencers, including the people mentioned above, have signed an open letter from the ONE Campaign — an international advocacy organization that ...

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3 Unexpected Ways Apps Are Changing Our Lives: What’s Next?

Remember the “dark days” of 2006? A decade ago, we were still busy scrolling through email on our Blackberry phones. It was hard to imagine using our phones to summon on-demand rides, virtually deposit checks, stream music for free, or even find instant turn-by-turn directions to our destinations. A decade later, Apple’s mantra “there’s an app for that” has become a ...

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Shops Are Opening Across the U.S. to Help You Get a Drone of Your Own

Join us live at Entrepreneur’s Accelerate Your Business event series in Chicago or Denver. Secure your spot » These days, it’s not uncommon to see a drone flying overhead while at the park or big events, such as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or U.S. Open. However, to actually get your hands on one hasn’t always been as easy as ...

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