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Communication

Dasher: Do Everything on One Platform

By | May 28, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Jesse Boyes is a self-proclaimed “terrible chatterer.” In the past, he would send messages to friends to make plans, but then would use Venmo or Foursquare to coordinate instead. “I kept forcing friends out of our text conversation and into other experiences with links…

Product Launch

Dallas

HipPocket: The Social Network for Realtors

By | May 28, 2015 at 5:00 pm

HipPocket, the new private social network for Realtors, launched this month in the app store, took Tech Crunch Disrupt NY by storm, and won the Tech Cocktail showcase in Dallas last month. Talk about a “Boom! We are here!” Creators James Bohan-Pitt and Clay Stapp, crafted…

Ecosystems

Boston

Boston Startup Quorum Wins ‘Live Free in DC’ Startup Competition

By | May 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Last month, the Washington D.C. Economic Partnership (WDCEP) accepted applications from startups for its Live Free in D.C. competition – a contest aimed at giving one lucky startup the ability to live and work in the nation’s capital at zero cost. Yesterday, it was…

Opinion/Analysis

Shazam Launches Visual Recognition Search That No One Will Use

By | May 28, 2015 at 3:05 pm

This morning, Shazam announced that it has added a new feature to its popular music discovery app: visual recognition. The added functionality gives users a new way to use their mobile devices to engage with the physical world through image recognition of certain goods,…

Opinion/Analysis

Why Writing Is Important in the Startup World

By | May 28, 2015 at 11:00 am

Good writing is an important skill that is too often ignored in the process of launching a tech company. However, since so much startup marketing is web- and media-based, accurately articulating what your company offers is more important than ever. If you think your…

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The 26 Biggest YouTube Trends

By | May 28, 2015 at 9:00 am

YouTube launched in beta in May 2005, kicking off with an 18-second clip about elephants at the zoo. That was the start of a wave of popular animal videos on the site, along with other crazy YouTube trends. Now, a community of more than…

Security

Tel Aviv

Using Cyber Intelligence to Manage Fraud and Cyber Risk

By | May 28, 2015 at 8:00 am

Tel-Aviv based EverCompliant, a provider of cyber risk intelligence and merchant fraud detection solutions, today announced that they have raised a $3.5 million Series A funding round. The round was led by Carmel Ventures, Nyca Partners, and an existing EverCompliant investor Joey Low from…

Sports

San Jose

Shaping the Future of AR Tech Through Snow Sports

By | May 27, 2015 at 9:00 pm

One of the coolest parts about living in California is that we have places you can travel to that hit nearly all of the different climate zones: coastal, forest, desert, and mountain. It makes planning weekend trips super fun and easy, and it opens…

Hottest Showcasing Startup

Boston

Who is Boston’s Startup of the Year? [Poll]

By | May 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm

The Boston startup ecosystem is a powerful force to be reckoned with. Just ask the folks at Howler, who happen to be 2014’s Reader’s Choice winners, who told us that Boston is “very welcoming to all startups.” As a result of the victory in the…

Facebook

NYC

Facebook Messenger Rolls Out Payments Feature to NYC

By | May 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Back in March, Facebook announced that it would be adding a new payments feature to Facebook Messenger, to allow people on the platform to make social payments with their network of connections. Today, the company announced that the feature will be rolled out to…

Communication

The Evolution of Texting and Its Potential Impact on Business

By | May 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Back to the future? In the aftermath of the app revolution, its good old texting that has the capability of revolutionizing business and its communication with customers. When the iPhone came out, every business had to integrate with top applications or, better yet, have…

Programming education

Los Angeles

2 New Programming Bootcamp Scholarships for Women

By | May 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Two new programming bootcamp scholarships will award free tuition for women to attend Hack Reactor and MakerSquare Los Angeles, the coding schools announced recently. The I/Own It scholarship offers free tuition and a paid internship at Optimizely, an experience optimization platform for A/B testing…

Funding

Denver

Notion Raises $2M for Heightened Home Awareness Sensor

By | May 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Last week I wrote a post about a Denver-based company called Notion that’s made it their mission to bring a heightened level of consciousness to your home. Childhood friends Brett Jurgens and Ryan Margoles – CTO – built the device in response to one…

Startups & Apps

Dallas

HedgeChatter Gives You a Clean Edge in the Stock Market

By | May 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Hedgechatter is a software service that brings forward the social chatter online for investors to use as an indicator for stock options. Before Hedgechatter, no one placed the vast pool of information found online in one place. There also wasn’t an application that analyzed…

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