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    Social still looms large, but now I'm hearing lots of talk about social commerce.

  • Disney Appoints Alan Horn New Studio Chief Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 4:04 PM ET

    Disney CEO Bob Iger finally appointed a new chairman of Walt Disney studios-- Alan Horn, who was President and COO of Warner Brothers Entertainment. Horn replaces Rich Ross, who left on April 20th in the wake of the John Carter bomb.

  • Money-Making Athlete Wives Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 4:29 PM ET
    The stereotype about professional athletes’ wives is they’re not much more than gold-digging arm candy, with few accomplishments of their own. The stereotype no longer applies today, thanks to the efforts of some high-profile women who established themselves well before they married their famous husbands.Many of the wives of today’s professional athletes are entrepreneurs and business professionals. Some of them have been so successful in their chosen fields they are as famous as their husbands.

    What follows is a list of the wives of 10 athletes who’ve made names for themselves as columnists, models, designers and more.

  • Sponsoring niche sports costs less, but can stıll pack a marketing punch.

  • Young Entrepreneur Crashes on AOL's Couch Friday, 25 May 2012 | 2:42 PM ET
    AOL offices in Palo Alto, Calif.

    A young entrepreneur, short on cash, decides to make the AOL campus in Palo Alto his temporary living space while working on his start up.

  • The Shortage of Women Billionaires Friday, 25 May 2012 | 1:28 PM ET

    According to Forbes, only 8.5 percent of the world’s 1,226 billionaires are women.  Why aren't there more?

  • 11 Ways to Finance a Start Up Friday, 25 May 2012 | 12:35 PM ET
    For decades, entrepreneurs have followed a traditional stair-step of financing methods to vault their companies through successive stages of growth. Starting with personal savings, they would often then raise seed money from personal contacts, move on to banks, angel investors and/or venture capitalists. Eventually, a successful start up would offer shares to investors and become a publicly traded company.But openings onto that well-trodden path are narrowing. Banks and venture firms are less li

    There are many different routes a potential business owner can take when financing a startup.Click ahead to see what the various forms of funding are.

  • Bacon Tourism: From the Davos of Bacon to Bacon Mecca Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 3:25 PM ET
    Bacon wrapped Mini Cooper.

    America's love for bacon has reached a fever pitch in the past few years and now, this bacon mania has spawned a new trend: Bacon tourism. You can pretty much eat your way across America all year long, from one sizzling bacon festival to another! Grab a cooler — or three or four — it's a porcine tour of America, with one off-the-beaten path stop in ... Iceland?!

  • Sheryl Sandberg

    She steered clear of any controversial issues -- no talk about the Nasdaq or the stock price. She talked quite a lot about working with CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the premium both of them place on honesty and clear, simple communication.

  • The National Cable and Telecom show is all about the convergence of content, distribution and technology, and today I had the pleasure of moderating a panel at NCTA's annual show that addressed all those issues.

  • Reticent Rich: Preferred Style in Silicon Valley Friday, 18 May 2012 | 2:57 PM ET
    Silicon Valley, California

    Here in one of the richest corners of the country, the tech elite display an ambivalent, sometimes contradictory approach to wealth. Money is a measure of the power of the companies that entrepreneurs have built, rather than a thing to display.

  • Facebook: Hacking All Night to an IPO Friday, 18 May 2012 | 10:21 AM ET
    Team members building prototypes at Facebook's Hackathon.

    By the time Facebook shares start trading at 11 am ET, many Facebook employees will be exhausted and ready to go to sleep. All through the night Facebook headquarters was hopping and packed with people.

  • Why Facebook Is Celebrating Its IPO With a Hackathon Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 2:29 PM ET
    facebook

    Facebook isn't losing its commitment to its "Hacker" culture when it goes public — instead, it's celebrating it, with an all-night "Hackathon."

  • Inside Facebook's Money Machine Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 2:21 PM ET
    A Facebook Inc. IPO announcement flag flies outside of JPMorgan Chase & Co. headquarters in New York.

    There’s been a lot of talk about Facebook’s valuation, but the real question behind that valuation, is how Facebook makes money and what its prospects are in the future.

  • Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook's Billion-Dollar Woman Thursday, 17 May 2012 | 2:02 PM ET
    Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook.

    As the social network’s COO, Sandberg runs its all-important advertising business, business development, and oversees hiring.

  • Diablo III Launch Breaks Records and Servers Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 1:50 PM ET

    When Activision Blizzard’s long-awaited Diablo III went on sale at midnight, it had already broken sales records. Once players got their hands on the game, they also overloaded Activision Blizzard's servers.

  • Outrageous Drinks Monday, 14 May 2012 | 4:54 PM ET
    The latest entry into the flavored vodka arena: While that might not be the vodka of choice for your next Bloody Mary, you have to admit you’re curious. That’s what marketers are counting on. Unusual flavors and packaging are helping companies in the alcoholic beverage market stand out in a saturated – so to speak – market. According to the latest data from the USDA Economic Research Service, consumers spent nearly  on alcoholic beverages in the U.S. in 2010.So, with a little creative packaging

    With a little creative packaging and a lot of innovation, spirits manufacturers are expanding the market. Check out some of the most unusual ways businesses are innovating in the world of alcohol.

  • 5 Things I Learned from My Entrepreneur Father Monday, 14 May 2012 | 12:04 PM ET
    Rena and Abe Nathanson

    Throughout my father's life, and during our time working together at our company, Bananagrams, he taught me some very valuable lessons that can be applied in the business world today.

  • Investing in restaurants has a bad name. But plenty of people find ways to run restaurants profitably and make a good deal of money from the enterprise.

  • Small Size Is Your Biggest Advantage Monday, 14 May 2012 | 11:58 AM ET

    Small businesses have the advantage of being easier to reach, customer-centric, innovation-driven, and incredibly nimble, compared to larger competitors. There may be no better time to be a small business.

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