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What Business Owners Can Take Away From Pokémon GO

Okay, so what’s the big deal about Pokémon GO? You may be wondering because you’ve seen news stories. Or had groups of people milling around your business who look like they’re using their smartphones to hunt for something. First, a … Continue reading

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A Retired Engineer’s Cool Inventions

Seth Goldstein was a biomedical engineer at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland for 37 years. When he retired thirteen years ago, he needed something new to do. So Goldstein, who has four degrees in mechanical and electrical … Continue reading

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Ten Steps for Starting a Software Business

Jim Kelly is a Bethesda, Maryland-based serial entrepreneur whose expertise includes software technology solutions and venture capital. In 1996 — at age 55 — he left his position with BDM to start his first company: SynXis, a hotel reservation management software provider sold … Continue reading

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Bill Gates’ Take on Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison kept inventing things for a long, long time. Several of his inventions, including the first silent film, occurred when he was in his 50s. He didn’t obtain his last (1,093rd) patent until age 83. Among Edison’s admirers is Bill Gates, who says the inventor … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur Turns Unwanted Gift Cards into a Business

Gift cards can be a great idea. But what do you do when a well-meaning friend or relative gives you a card for a store where you never shop?  Or for a restaurant you don’t like? Hossein Kasmai, a Florida-based serial entrepreneur, came up with a solution. He … Continue reading

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83-Year-Old Inventor Makes 3D Printers More Affordable

You won’t find too many households with a 3D printer, which can turn digital blueprints into physical objects made out of plastic or other materials. Right now, the machines are pricey, selling between $399 and $2,200. But that may change, thanks to Hugh … Continue reading

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Videogame Sites Cater to “Geezer Gamers”

Communities of “mature gamers” have sprouted up all over the world, reports The Wall Street Journal. Among these sites: Geezergamers.com, whose founders include 43-year-old Thomas Abel. For Abel, an airplane mechanic and a father of two, videogames provide a way to let off steam after … Continue reading

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