Five Ideas For Starting a New Online Business in 2017


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The internet is the modern entrepreneurial petri dish from which great ideas can come to life.

And with e-commerce sales boasting a 15.6% growth rate in 2016, it’s clear that if you’re not already doing business online, now may be the time to start.

Today’s infographic from Distributel details five online business archetypes that are worth knowing for anyone looking to launch side hustle in 2017.

Five online businesses to start this year

Five Businesses, Five Personalities

As the infographic shows, there is a business type for every online entrepreneur.

Some would prefer to make online business their full-time job, while others may want a side hustle that helps monetize their impressive social media presence or creative abilities.

Which of the five business types suits you?

1. The Expert
Sometimes it’s an idea, rather than a product, that will captivate the marketplace. The expert’s e-commerce strategy is to capitalize on that winning idea, distributing it from

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Crunch Report | Facebook Helps You Find Wi-Fi


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Crunch Report June 30 Today’s Stories

Facebook is rolling out its ‘Find Wi-Fi’ feature worldwide
Delivery Hero’s valuation surpasses $5B following successful IPO
Chat app Kakao raises $437M for its Korean ride-hailing service
Cabin secures $3.3M for its ‘moving hotel’

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Written and Hosted by: Anthony Ha
Filmed by: Matthew Mauro
Edited by: Chris Gates
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McClure steps back at 500 Startups after internal sexual misconduct investigation


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 Dave McClure, the founder and public face of 500 Startups — one of the most prolific and best-known accelerator programs for early stage companies — has stepped away from managing the firm he set up (and largely built in his own image). McClure is the latest venture capitalist to be ensnared in the industry’s investigations into alleged sexual misconduct by investors with… Read More

Game publisher GameMine inks a $20 million partnership with South Africa’s Vodacom


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 On the heels of a $20 million funding round last month, the new game publishing company GameMine has inked its first big deal with a global carrier. The company has partnered with the South Africa mobile carrier Vodacom Group to bring GameMine’s subscription-based mobile games to the South African market. Read More

Real estate site Redfin files for IPO


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 Redfin, the popular real estate listings site, has filed for IPO. The Seattle-based company unveiled its filing, suggesting that it will raise $100 million, a placeholder that is subject to change. The timing of the filing implies that Redfin is likely to debut in late July or early August. Read More

Snapchat bought the AR location intellectual property of startup Drop


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 Snap Map is Snapchat’s plan to tie together its online content with ways to augment your offline reality, and it’s got the patent to back it up. Augmented reality location startup Drop tells TechCrunch that Snap Inc. acquired its intellectual property in 2015, including its “Location-based messaging” patent. Read More

Google.org, BlackRock and others commit $2.2 million to Fast Forward’s nonprofit tech accelerator


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 As impact investing gains traction in the market, a new accelerator for tech nonprofits called Fast Forward has raised $2.2 million in philanthropic funding from the nonprofit arms of some of the world’s largest companies and financial services firms. BlackRock, Google.org, Comcast NBCUniversal, and AT&T joined Zendesk, Twilio.org, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, the Nasiri and Rita… Read More

Binary Capital’s investors just accepted Jonathan Teo’s resignation


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 Earlier this week, following the resignations of Binary Capital cofounder Justin Caldbeck and a more recent addition to the team, Matt Mazzeo, Binary cofounder Jonathan Teo offered to resign his position as well.
Late yesterday, the firm’s limited partners —  include WeatherGage, Legacy Venture, UNC, and UCLA — accepted Teo’s resignation.
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The mission of spreading the knowledge of innovators continues


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Additional context on why we’re no longer selling books and videos on shop.oreilly.com.

Yesterday, we announced that O’Reilly is no longer selling books and videos on shop.oreilly.com. We heard from some of you that you’re unhappy about that decision, especially because no other sellers offer DRM-free ebooks in multiple digital formats. You’re right about that, but there’s more to the story. And since we’ve always been transparent with our customers, here’s some additional context about why we made those recent changes.

O’Reilly has always been a privately held, self-funded company, and it’s a distinction we wear with pride. We don’t have any investors but our customers, who fund us by buying our products and services. That keeps us attuned to what the market is really telling us. But it also means we have to make decisions as we grow and change while living within our means—decisions

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Manufacturing civility


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 Facebook’s task is unenviable. Two billion people, all yammering on about everything in the world — and hidden in that unending torrent are hidden an unknown number of abhorrent, hateful utterances better off unuttered. But the method Facebook has applied to this problem, a tangled system of ethical arithmetic revealed in a report from ProPublica, seems unsuited to the task… Read More

Harver raises $8.1M to replace the tedious trawl through résumés with an AI


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 The problem of dealing with CVs during the hiring process is a perennial one. There are a number of approaches and there are various assessment companies and recruitment companies providing human services to do so. But it’s tough to get around the fact that having to read a lot of CVs is often just pure grunt work. Imagine instead if you could apply machine-learning and a platform… Read More

Facebook News Feed change demotes sketchy links overshared by spammers


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 Technically, Facebook can’t suspend people’s accounts just for sharing 50-plus false, sensational, or clickbaity news articles per day. It doesn’t want to trample anyone’s right to share. But there’s nothing stopping it from burying those links low in the News Feed so few people ever see them.
Today Facebook announced an algorithm change that does just that. It… Read More

Roku sales blocked in Mexico following piracy ruling


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 Streaming media player maker Roku has lost a legal battle in Mexico which has resulted in a ban on sales of its devices in the country. Cablevision, the cable TV operator owned by Mexican media giant Televisa, had taken Roku to court alleging that Roku’s gadgets are being hacked to allow users to watch pirated channels. Last week, a judge issued a court order to stop the importation of… Read More

Today is the last day to get extra early-bird Disrupt SF tickets


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 Okay Disrupt fans, you’ve procrastinated long enough. Today is the last day to get extra early-bird tickets to Disrupt SF 2017 — so if you want to go to the best startup show in San Francisco for the cheapest possible price, now is the time to act. Seriously, you need to go and get your tickets now. Like, now now. Read More

MIT CSAIL research offers a fully automated way to peer inside neural nets


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 MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab has devised a way to look inside neural networks and shed some light on how they’re actually making decisions. The new process is a fully automated version of the system the research team behind it presented two years ago, which employed human reviewers to achieve the same ends. Coming up with a method that can provide… Read More

Facebook is rolling out its “Find Wi-Fi” feature worldwide


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 Facebook is expanding one of its newer features designed to help mobile users find accessible Wi-Fi networks. The company had begun testing a “Find Wi-Fi” option last year on mobile, which highlighted free, public Wi-Fi networks nearby. At the time, the option was only available on iOS in select countries, as something of a test. Today, Facebook announced users worldwide on both… Read More

Deal-finding browser tool Honey now tracks Amazon price drops, offers hotel savings


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 Since its launch several years ago, the deal-finding browser add-on Honey has grown its install base to 4.4 million users on Chrome, in addition to its smaller presence on Firefox and Safari. Initially conceived as an easier way to find savings by tracking sales and retailers’ promo codes, the company is now expanding its selection of online shopping tools to include an Amazon price… Read More

Cabin secures $3.3m for its “moving hotel”


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Cabin sleeping bus Cabin recently announced that it had secured $3.3 million in seed financing for its sleeper-car buses. (I’ll explain that concept in a minute.) The funding was led by Founders Fund’s FF Angel, with participation from half a dozen other investors. This new round of funding will enable Cabin to expand its overnight transportation services regionally and nationally.
Now, about that… Read More