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Jared Leto Joins Board at Hang w/

Jared Leto

Hang With (Hang w/) has a history of getting mainstream celebrity endorsements; last year at SXSW they sponsored a 50 Cent concert that was live-broadcast to their users. Recently they announced that Academy Award winner, and major heartthrob, Jared Leto has officially joined the Board of Advisors for the company. The Hang w/ app broadcasts live… Read more »

10 Quotes ‘From House of Cards’ for Entrepreneurs


In the newly released Season 3 of the Netflix hit “House of Cards”, we once again dive deep into the manipulative world of politics propagated by Francis Underwood and his close allies. Watching the show, you can’t help but think that to get ahead you must engage in very questionable activities. Whether or not you… Read more »

‘Connect’ Launches on Android with Novel Features


Connect, the social network that brings together all the contacts from other networks, has just launched the Android version of its mobile app, exactly one year after it won the “Best Overall” prize at the 2014 LAUNCH Festival. Along with this new app, some novel features have been introduced in the service that is now… Read more »

10 Ways to Elicit Change on International Women’s Day

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is March 8, 2015; this year’s theme is Make it Happen. On this very special day, women around the world will congregate to celebrate women – their achievements, struggles, and goals to make their lives even better. This incredible day has been celebrated since 1911, but becomes better and stronger every year… Read more »

5 Cool and Handy Apps For Outdoor Enthusiasts

outdoor apps

Spending time outdoors is highly delightful and does you a lot of good. A mere 10 min walk can drastically reduce your stress level and give your mind an extra boost of endorphins. What should I say about a luxurious weekend trip to the woods or camping at a gorgeous mountain lake? Maybe we are… Read more »

5 Steps to Maximize Exposure for Your Infographics

design infographics

No one can find even the perfect website without proper marketing. The same goes for infographics. If you research and design the best infographic, but have no way of marketing it to the public, more often than not it will fail. This is an unfortunate truth, but following the steps below can help avoid such infographic… Read more »

Regalii Expands to India and the Philippines


In 2013, Regalii – a platform that helps users support their families back home – successfully piloted their program in the Dominican Republic with almost 70,000 users. This year, the company has another milestone to celebrate: it’s expanding to India and the Philippines as of February 24th. According to a press release, Regalii’s Asia expansion… Read more »

Hashtags: Viral Activism Changing the Face of Society

viral activism

Twitter is HUGE. It seems that anyone who is anyone has a Twitter handle. Politicians, CEOs, industry movers and shakers, even businesses have Twitter accounts that they use to keep in close contact with their customers and even address their concerns.  One of the most prominent features of Twitter is the “hashtag.”  The hashtag progressed quickly… Read more »

5 Ways to Make Your Startup Culture More Loving

startup culture

When we talk about startup culture, we often talk about “fun” – that’s where ping pong, happy hours, and silly mascots come in. But fun can be superficial, especially when there aren’t strong values underpinning it. What type of culture will help startup employees survive the grind? A 2014 study hints at the answer: a culture… Read more »

6 Ways Product Managers Actually Manage Fear

product managers

Product managers spend a lot of time interacting with different teams – executive management, engineering, marketing, sales, customer support to name a few. We spend a large percentage of our time communicating, meeting, emailing, conference calling and talking in general. The reason we do this is because a big part of a product manager’s job is… Read more »

TailsUp! App Launches to Raise Awareness about Animal Extinction

wildlife app

Forget brochures and pamphlets — there’s a new way for kids to learn about animal extinction. The Association of Zoos and Aquarium (AZA) has created an app called TailsUp! that will help get children more excited to learn about endangered species. “We were challenged by the perception that an online and mobile app component to… Read more »

MasterCard Wants to Make Commuting a Breeze


More than half of the world’s population lives in cities, and a lot of those cities don’t have the best public transportation options – have you ever been to LA? This issue has led a lot of transportation authorities to search for new ways to better manage the existing demand and create new investments in… Read more »