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Life Lessons from 9 Inspiring Entrepreneurs Over 50

Every week, we bring you the stories of people across the globe—Shopify merchants of all walks of life, at every age, selling everything from gourmet jam to lipstick to guitars. The uniqueness of the businesses run on Shopify and the diversity of the folks who run them is truly inspiring. That’s why we’re tireless about our message: anyone—yes, really, anyone—can start a business. Recently, we spoke to some bright young …Read More

Here’s How 5 Tech Giants Make Their Billions

The Revenue Streams of the Five Largest Tech Companies The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays. Last year, we published a chart showing that tech companies have displaced traditional blue chip companies like Exxon Mobil and Walmart as the most valuable companies in the world. Here are the latest market valuations for those same five companies: Rank Company Market Cap (Billions, as of May …Read More

Over 200 startups closed down in 2016

The biggest casualty in 2016 was grocery delivery startup PepperTap, which was dubbed the biggest competition to BigBasket last year. BENGALURU: While 2015 was a year of big-ticket funding rounds, 2016 is a year of harsh reality for the country’s startup ecosystem: 212 startups have not survived to see 2017. And the number is 50% higher than last year, when about 140 startups were shut down, according to data analytics …Read More

Top 10 Supreme Court Cases of 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court term that began in October 2013 was stocked with cases that threatened to limit the President’s power, software patents, campaign-finance laws and affirmative action. After the dust cleared, however, the decisions were surprisingly unanimous (65%) and many hewed closer to the mainstream than critics thought.

AppDirect Wants To Be The Facebook For Business

A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape: Dan Saks, Co-Founder, President and Co-CEO, AppDirect… “We recognized that there were all of these amazing applications like Box and DocuSign that were emerging in 2009, but we wanted to find a more efficient way to distribute them […]

Does GPS Kill Curiosity?

Geocaching is a popular trend amongst those who consider themselves modern-day explorers.  Geocachers basically use GPS devices to hide surprises and/or hunt for small treasures. A typical cache (the “treasure”) might be a small waterproof container. Inside, you’ll find a logbook to enter the date found, and add the signature […]