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‘Connect’ Launches on Android with Novel Features

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »


No More Boxes – Designing UI/UX in Real- Life

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Spending hours and hours creating boxes, circles, and rectangles all to show exactly how an app will look and feel is frustrating and confusing. But those days are over. The team behind Velocis has released UI Magnets. UI Magnets are an innovative way of capturing your app design ideas and working through the early ideation process. Velocis Creative Director… Read more »


Aspiring Israeli Tech Startups to Meet with American Investors

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On March 24, ending on March 25, The Israel Dealmakers Summit will take place in New York City. The two-day, invitation only conference was designed for senior global thought leaders to discuss the tech, trends, and innovation shaping key sectors like Smart Cities, Internet of Things, and Mobile and Wireless. “Israel has more active startups per… Read more »


Company Values Guide You through Those Harder Situations

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In the startup world, we’re constantly talking about the importance of company culture. We define our corporate values and put them on t-shirts and posters all over our offices. But company cultural values don’t mean much until you find yourself in real life situations where they’re put to the test. I work remotely for AddThis… Read more »


BoomBoom Prints: A Marketplace of Art for Young Families

BoomBoom Prints

Not too long ago Ryan Broshar was looking, without success mind you, for nursery wall art to match a quilt made by his newborn’s grandmother. When he and his wife couldn’t find anything that fit their taste, Broshar decided that it was a problem only an entrepreneur could solve. So, he teamed up with Brett… Read more »