Category Archives: Startups

Here Are the Internal Documents that Prove Uber Is a Money Loser

Uber, Silicon Valley’s prized amoral unicorn, is presumed to be a financial titan and a sure-thing IPO in the near future. Which may be true. But one thing that’s frequently missing from the conversation about its inevitable dominance over virtually every facet of our lives is the answer to a fundamental question: Does it make…
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How to Liquidate a Closing Business’s Assets

When you decide to close down your business, you'll need to "liquidate" the business's assets. In plain English, this means you'll want to turn your remaining business assets, such as office equipment, capital equipment, electronic equipment, machinery, tools, and furniture, into cash to pay your creditors—or in a best-case scenario, to put in your pocket.…
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City of London halts recycling bins tracking phones of passers-by

Recycling bins in the City of London are monitoring the phones of passers-by, so advertisers can target messages at people whom the bins recognize. Renew, the startup behind the scheme, installed 100 recycling bins with digital screens around London before the 2012 Olympics. Advertisers can buy space on the internet-connected bins, and the city gets…
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The Exit Pitch: How I Hid Behind a Curtain to Meet Eric Schmidt

Tech and startup conferences are battlefields. Everyone attending is in the same competition. They all want to network with the investors and thought leaders of their industry. Let’s face it, even if you come completely prepared (which you won’t), you’re just one person out of hundreds all vying for face time. Not to mention that…
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Sidewalk Labs, a Start-Up Created by Google, Has Bold Aims to Improve City Living

Google’s ambitions and investments have increasingly broadened beyond its digital origins in Internet search and online advertising into the arena of physical objects: self-driving cars, Internet-connected eyeglasses, smart thermostats and a biotech venture to develop life-extending treatments. Now Google is getting into the ultimate manifestation of the messy real world: cities. The Silicon Valley giant…
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Beware of eBay. Don’t Sell or Why You Should Swear Off Sell on eBay.

I work for equipment liquidation and e-waste recycling company Excess Logic. You could hear about us from news about mysterious lady, who tossed Apple 1 computer in our recycling center in Milpitas and disappeared without leaving any contact information. This post is not about this lady. This post is about a situation with sales on eBay.…
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6 Unexplored Ways Your Business Loses Money

Cash flow is an important aspect of any business. And, it's particularly critical for a small business growing on a shoestring and a prayer. In the hectic day-to-day operation of a business, it's common to overlook the many holes in your small business through which your cash is leaking. Most small business entrepreneurs are familiar…
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16 firms worth billions despite losing money

Thanks to a new round of funding, the music app is now part of a growing list of technology companies that investors believe are worth at least $1 billion even though they're unprofitable. While making money may not be the most important factor for young companies, the lofty price tag placed on businesses stuck in…
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Two stories on the importance to be different

I’d like to share with you 2 stories which vividly illustrate the importance to be different. It works for employees, independent contractors and entrepreneurs. I wish after this article you would be able to find a differentiator and become even more successful. I hope all of you have eaten burrito. Read how to do data…
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10 Tips How to Reduce Labor Costs in Your Business

Salaries and wages are one of the largest costs of every company, and are often the most difficult to control. But changing compensation is touchy for those who are affected, so it is important to handle the changes with compassion, truth, and firmness. One way to do this is to identify your key employees and…
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Ten Ways to Collaborate And Kick Start Your Business Idea

Inventing a business idea is far easy than implementing it, and can prove extremely challenging, especially if you are introducing a new product into the market. Converting your new idea into a business requires some well deliberated strategies. Sometimes a great avenue to achieve this is through collaboration. Collaboration entails working together with other people…
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How to Start a Conversation With Strangers at a Networking Event

One of the best ways for entrepreneurs to socialize with colleagues, customers and potential clients is at networking events. Corporate gatherings, conferences, happy hours and cocktail parties provide an opportunity for you to meet new people and reconnect with old acquaintances. However, if you have difficulty mingling in a room full of strangers, connecting with…
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Elon Musk Had a Deal to Sell Tesla to Google in 2013

On the verge of bankruptcy, the company sought a savior in Larry Page. This story is excerpted and adapted from Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, due out May 19 from Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins. On May 8, 2013, Tesla Motors shocked just about everyone by posting its first-ever…
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Breaking News: Over-Unity Reactionless Generator Invented In India

“Ere many generations pass; our machinery will be driven by a power obtainable at any point in the universe.” – Nikola Tesla A Reactionless AC Synchronous Generator (RLG) has been invented by Paramahamsa Tewari, electrical engineer and former Executive Director of Nuclear Power Corporation of India. His background includes engineering project management for construction of…
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How startups build their first R&D labs

The UpTake: It's part of growing up as a startup: that moment when you realize you need your own space, and it's time to move out of the incubator. But if you're a biotech or other scientifically-based company, finding the right space that allows you to do research can be a challenge. Here's what to…
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Amazon wants to curb warehouse clutter by installing 3D printers on trucks

More than anything, logistics are the biggest hurdle for retailers like Amazon. Managing stock, maintaining warehouses, and shipping orders is a constant juggling act. What if you could cut out all of the hassle, make an item on demand, and deliver it directly to the consumer? A recent patent application from Amazon has that future…
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Why Apple should build its own car

Can Apple build a new car? It’s no more laughable than the idea that Apple, or Radio Shack, could create a personal computer infrastructure in the 1970s and challenge the dominance of IBM mainframes or Digital Equipment Corp. minicomputers. Multiple published reports of the past week say Apple has hired hundreds of people known for automotive…
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Kraftwerk fuel cell will let you charge your phone with gas

Even the largest external battery packs will only free you from the grid for so long before you need to plug in and recharge. Kraftwerk isn’t just another battery, even though it might look like one. This tiny 200g device is actually a self-contained fuel cell that runs on standard lighter gas and can charge…
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Flexible nanogenerator harvests muscle movement to power mobile devices

The consumer world is becoming powered by mobile devices, but those devices are still powered by being tethered to a wall or a reserve power pack. What if you could generate power for your mobile devices simply by moving your body, and the power source was almost unnoticeable? A new device developed at the National…
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EcoATM opens new office in California

San Diego-based EcoATM, the nationwide network of automated electronics recycling kiosks, has unveiled its new office space in Sorrento Valley, California. The company says the building, measuring more than 53,000 square feet, was constructed to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) requirements with an expectation of earning a Gold certification. Excess Logic continues reposting…
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It’s 8 Years Since The iPhone Was Unveiled — Look How Terrible The First One Was

It's eight years to the day since Steve Jobs first revealed the iPhone to the world. It was nothing short of a miracle. Excess Logic continues reposting interesting articles. We trying to pay your attention how important to recycle obsolete electronics and e-waste instead of disposing it into dumpsters. Before the iPhone came out, smartphones were clunky devices, half…
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How One Startup Just Changed the Game in the Internet of Things

We've known and loved littleBits for some time, and now, they just got a lot more useful with the introduction of cloudBit. CloudBit is a module, a.k.a. bit, that brings internet connectivity to anything. With the rest of the littleBit library, you can now effectively create your own internet of things, no fancy Google products…
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Depreciation of Business Assets

Excess Logic continues reposting interesting articles. We trying to pay your attention how important to recycle used electronic and computer equipment to protect the environment. We'd like you to recycle e waste and we hope you enjoy the article. In an effort to stimulate the economy by encouraging businesses to buy new assets, Congress approved special depreciation and expensing rules for property acquired…
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14 innovations that improved the world in 2014

These aren't just gadgets that charge your devices faster or "groundbreaking" apps — they have potential for lasting impact. They can change the world. From mind-controlled exoskeletons to solar-powered toilets that turn waste into biofuel, here are 14 innovations that address some of the most important issues of our time. Excess Logic continues reposting interesting articles. We…
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7 Money-Saving Year-End Tax Tips for Small Business

Excess Logic continues reposting articles for startups. We trying to pay your attention how important to e-waste recycling of used electronic and computer equipment to protect the environment. We hope this article will be  helpful for you. Although tax season is still a few weeks away, now is the time to take advantage of a basket of…
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Why A Mentor is Key to Small Business Growth and Survival

Excess Logic continues reposting articles for startups. We trying to pay your attention how important to recycle used electronic and computer equipment to protect the environment. We hope this article will be  helpful for you. By presidential proclamation, November is National Entrepreneurship Month and a time for recognizing the grit, determination, innovation and contribution of…
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How to Estimate the Cost of Starting a Business from Scratch

How much does it cost to start your own business? Of course, the answer depends on your business model and your chosen industry. However, a useful estimate based on a 2009 study conducted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation  puts the average cost of starting a new business from scratch at just over $30,000. Many small…
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Tax Code & Writing Off Inventory

If your business has an inventory, its value is an important part of your taxable income. Writing off inventory that's damaged, stolen or unsellable can cut your tax bill. Federal tax law allows you to write off items you lose to theft or disaster, and there are steps you can take to claim a tax…
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