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Some Smart Appliances to Deck Out Your Smart Home

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Undoubtedly, the groundbreaking computer expertise and the creative house designers have uplifted convenience by taking home functionality to new levels. This is evident in the form of a new model called smart home. Do not worry; your home does not change in terms of size and shape but rather in terms of functionality as almost… Read more »


The Crowd Puts Veronica Belmont and Tony Conrad to Question in San Francisco

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During our Startup Mixology launch, we stopped in San Francisco for a rousing fireside chat with both Veronica Belmont and Tony Conrad. Frank Gruber led the two through some great discussion topics before turning the microphones over to the crowd for a Q&A session. The crowd pressed Belmont and Conrad with some very interesting questions from how… Read more »


DC’s iStrategyLabs Creates Facebook’s ‘Mentions Box’ for Celebrity Video Interaction at Emmys

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This afternoon, iStrategyLabs founder and CEO Corbett posted a Mashable article about Facebook’s Mentions Box device that Facebook plans to use on the red carpet at Monday’s Emmy Awards. It seems, however, that Facebook was not actually the ones in charge of creating the device; rather, it comes straight from no other than the brilliant minds… Read more »


Who is DC’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

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Hey DC, we’re excited to announce that we will host our DC Mixer & Startup Showcase sponsored by Vornado on Sept 9th! We once again have a special event prepared for the DC entrepreneurial community, and trust us, you won’t want to miss it!  Mark your calendars and join us at Crystal Tech Fund, where you’ll meet some great… Read more »




4 Damn Good Reasons to Startup in Memphis

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This is part of our series on startup scenes working with UP Global community leaders around the world. See the whole series here. Memphis may be the biggest city in Tennessee, but it’s only the 20th largest in the country. And for the entrepreneurs there, that’s quite alright. “Memphis provides a platform to get in… Read more »


Early Augmented Reality Will Be More Practical Than Futuristic

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While the average guy expects “mainstream” augmented reality to be the stuff of science fiction books or movies, some industry experts think the reality of AR’s first big step might be more mundane than mainstream. According to Pete Wassell, CEO and founder of Augmate, which connects databases and software to digital eyewear, current AR technology isn’t ready to offer everyone a customized visual version… Read more »


Rivet News Radio Raises $1.7M to Become the Pandora for News Radio

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The Chicago-based HearHere Radio – the company responsible for Rivet News Radio - announced earlier today that it has raised $1.7 million in Convertible Promissory Notes in an effort to become the the Pandora for news radio, reports Crain’s Chicago Business. Investors in this round include the Associated Press, A.H. Belo Management Services, Whittier Ventures, and… Read more »



Enable Top Talent to Compete for Your Positions with CareerStarter

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Is your company looking to hire young and ambitious talent? CareerStarter, a competition hiring platform, helps company locate and attract top talent. This platform evaluates the talents and skills of candidates, and determines whether they’re able to perform well in a job once hired. How does CareerStarter work? CareerStarter is a competition hiring platform that… Read more »



Crowsnest Joins Techstars Seattle Class of 2014

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Crowsnest recently moved from Syracuse, New York, to Seattle as one of the ten teams to join the Techstars Seattle class of 2014. According to a press release, more than 600 teams applied for the program, and 31% of the applications came from outside the United States. “It was a very competitive selection process with many… Read more »


2 Days Left to Support Handmade Kenyan Belts on Kickstarter

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From potato salad to mini 3D printers, we’ve all seen some very interesting projects on Kickstarter this year. According to their site, “Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. A home for film, music, art, theater, games, comics, design, photography, and more.” Mugo Muna is the founder of Bora Wear, which is… Read more »


Swift Programmers: Here’s a New Open-Source Security Tool for You

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The application security and research startup nVisium has just released an open-source training tool for developers wanting to build applications using Apple’s new Swift programming language. Called Swift.nV, the tool is meant to help identify and test vulnerabilities in Swift. Founded in 2009, the Herndon, Virginia-based nVisium is focused on providing individuals and organizations with the tools… Read more »


Baltimore’s OrderUp Raises $7M Series A Led by Revolution Ventures

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This morning, the Baltimore, Maryland-based online food ordering and delivery startup OrderUp announced that it has raised a $7 million round of series A funding led by Steve Case’s Revolution Ventures, with participation from LivingSocial cofounder Tim O’Shaughnessy. With this new round of financing, the five-year-old company has raised a total of $8.25 million. Formerly known as LocalUp, OrderUp’s… Read more »