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9 Free Product and Startup Discovery Sites

9 Free Product and Startup Discovery Sites

Tech startups do amazing things – they provide us with new ways to approach everyday problems, whether such problems are associated with productivity in the workplace or handling our personal health. Sometimes, though, people don’t even know that there are companies out there who are providing these innovative solutions. Thankfully, there are several startup discovery sites… Read more »


5 Essential Resources For All Things Blogging

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One of the many wonderful things about blogging: you don’t need any past experience to succeed. Within two minutes people who have never even used the internet for anything but browsing could successfully set up their own blog. Whether you’re looking to start your blogging career from scratch or you’re already a professional looking to… Read more »


Fogo, the High-Tech Swiss Army Knife

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If you are someone who likes to go deep into the wilderness, be it just hiking, climbing, or any other activities in the wild, you know how important safety is, and how safety is improved when the right tools are there. However, sometimes all these tools take a lot of space, making all the logistics… Read more »


9 of the Biggest Software Blunders of All-Time

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We’ve all been there, that dreadful moment when no matter how much tedious testing you’ve done, the sleepless nights spent coding until dawn, and what do you get in return: A bug! In order to lighten the mood and make your problems seem less disastrous in retrospect, I want to share with you the biggest… Read more »


16 Free Tools to Boost Your Social Media Engagement

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Being active on social media is an essential part of your marketing plan. As of 2014, more than approximately 1.8 billion internet users have accessed social networks; 70 million of those people are in the United States. Despite the ubiquity of social networks, market potential is still increasing, as user figures and user engagement continue to… Read more »



Try Products Before you Buy With Gorilly

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Try before you buy: it’s a mantra that serves us well, but there aren’t a lot of places you can put it into effect. Sure, you can test drive a car, but how often can you test drive a custom, handcrafted piece of furniture? Gorilly, the self-described Airbnb for retail, has long been committed to… Read more »


16 Free Online Tools to Help You Find Trending Content

16 Free Online Tools to Help You Find Trending Content

Whether you’re trying to find the latest trending content as part of your job, or simply trying to stay relevant, the Internet can sometimes be an almost too-expansive world; with so many different websites and social networks out there, it can get a little confusing as to what to use when trying to pin down the… Read more »


Swaha: Don’t Just Tell Your Story, Show it

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When a person posts a photo to their social media channels they’re not looking to show off one isolated slice of time to their friends. Rather, they’re hoping to tell a story about the significance a photo represents within the context of their lives. Think for a second: if you’ve ever seen a picture on… Read more »


From Fugitive to Mentor, John McAfee to Lead Startup Accelerator in Alabama

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John McAfee, the man behind McAfee anti-virus, is known in the tech scene as an eccentric genius. The Internet Security Pioneer created McAfee Associates, a maker of antivirus software eventually acquired by Intel in 2010 for $7.68 billion. McAfee has announced his partnership with Alabama’s Locomotive and Round House, where he will lead a 90-day immersive startup accelerator program this… Read more »


4 Websites That Will Make Your Kids Smarter

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Being a modern parent means embracing the power of online education and teaching your kid to use the Internet in a productive manner. Try to show your kid that the world web is not only about watching funny cat videos and sending emojis on Facebook with the next four amazing educational websites. 1. Skillshare Skillshare is a… Read more »


FCC Vote on Net Neutrality: “This Decision is Pro Competition”

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to ‘yes’ for tougher net neutrality regulations for online traffic. The proposal was put forward by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and it prohibits broadband service providers from charging websites for faster internet. It also means that the FCC has more regulatory power over Internet providers, thanks to the reclassification… Read more »


The 25 Top VC Firms

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As startup experts will tell you, choosing among VC firms should be as much about you liking them as them liking you. So how do you decide? Many factors might cross your mind, including: Is there a culture fit? Do our personalities and values clash? Can they provide expertise and connections, beyond the mere dollars?… Read more »


Roomlia is Your Quick and Efficient Hotel Booking App

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Finding a place to sleep at night while traveling should have no middlemen. With an overwhelming number of choices, and more entering the scene each day, finding the best rate for a night’s rest should be light on your conscience as well as your wallet. Thankfully, we have applications like Roomlia to allow just a… Read more »