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It’s Simple: Complete Helps you Get Things Done

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Complete is a new, crowd-based to-do app that puts a positive spin on your traditional to-do list. Using the power of motivation, knowledge, and social networks, Complete helps users overcome challenges and GTD (Get Things Done) rather than simply managing their tasks. The app lets users share tasks on their Complete feed and help each… Read more »


7 Tips To Find New Blog Topic Ideas

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If you have been a blogger for any length of time, you come to realize that writing several articles every week can turn into hard work. Usually the most frustrating part of the whole writing process is coming up with original topics that haven’t been beaten to death by every other blogger in your field of… Read more »


My Invisible Girlfriend Totally, Definitely Exists

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Did Jan Brady suddenly get into the tech entrepreneur space? I ask because I came across a website, courtesy of the ever-bountiful Reddit, that lets users create an Invisible Girlfriend or Boyfriend. And if you don’t understand the Jan Brady reference here…well you should have watched more Brady Bunch. I always imagined that the George… Read more »


Corporate Events on a Budget

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Coordinating the perfect corporate event isn’t an easy task, especially if you are working on a tight budget! You need to think about where you can compromise and cut costs but still put on events that appeal to everyone. Whilst your manager may have asked for a posh water feature, if it is going to eat… Read more »


Keeping Employees Happy for Better Performance

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The workforce is, obviously, one of the most important aspects of a successful business or company. They are the ones who make things happen and, even though CEOs and other important positions have their share of importance, employees are the driving force and may have (or have not) the potential to create great value. Accordingly,… Read more »


7 Gadgets We’ll See in 2015

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The world is full of gizmo freaks these days. The courtship between mankind and machine is destined to reach its peak in 2015. With thousand of innovative ideas getting poured in into the scene every moment, enthusiastic entrepreneurs ready to invest millions of dollars every day, and billions of users ready with their aspirations to catch… Read more »


Big Data for Small Business: The Guide

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More now than ever before, it’s important to understand the impact of data on business. Making data relevant, not only to aid consumer decisions but also to inform business decisions, is the challenge in making big data palatable.   This infographic explains how big data can boost efficiency, cut costs, and tailor decisions. There are various resources… Read more »


Handle: Saving Email From Itself

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“The answer is not to replace email, but to enhance it with the data we all need to manage action: reminder times, projects, locations, and due dates. That is what we are launching today,” says Shawn Carolan, founder and CEO of the newly launched iOS app Handle. Handle, the software and services company dedicated to… Read more »


Burnbook: Can an Anonymous App Have a Conscience?

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Don’t feed the trolls. We’ve all heard it. We’ve all lived it—feeling the wrath and pent-up rage of a snarky, faceless troll throwing zings your way. They’re hard to keep at bay: recently many magazines have shut off their comment system, finding it better to have silence than vocal baiting. But what do you do… Read more »


Skymall’s a Broke-Ass Mess Thanks to Tech

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your days of flipping through the bizarre yet astonishing, gem-filled SkyMall magazine may be coming to the end. It was announced today on USA Today that the producers of SkyMall, the in-flight shopping catalog are going through financial difficulties.  SkyMall LLC’s parent firm Xhibit Corp (XBTC) and related subsidiaries… Read more »


Aaron LoCascio: Aggressively Pursuant of the Vaporizer

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At the age of 19 Aaron LoCascio went on a trip to California to visit a friend that would, unbeknownst to him, change his life forever. Before he flew out though he asked his friends in Orlando, Florida if they wanted any glass – aka marijuana pipes – because it was dirt cheap in Venice… Read more »


Apply Now: Disruption Corp. Offers $3000 Scholarship to Learn Code

Disruption Corporation Offering $3000 Scholarship to Learn Code

The Arlington, VA-based Disruption Corporation announced earlier this week that they are offering a $3,000 scholarship towards one student’s tuition in an upcoming coding course that will be held at Disruption’s HQ in Crystal City. The #SparkDisruption Scholarship is made possible in partnership with The Iron Yard, the Greenville, SC-based accelerator and tech education organization… Read more »


Prosper Announces Inaugural, Female-Led Startup Class

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The St. Louis-based Prosper Capital was one of the first accelerators in the country designed exclusively to help women raise the capital needed to get their startups moving towards success. To date more than 220 female entrepreneurs have applied for the $50,000 investment award. Recently Prosper began their Prosper Startup Accelerator, and this week they… Read more »


Funny or Die Launched a Weather App

Funny or Die Weather App

Funny or Die, the viral comedy website renowned for such masterpieces as “The Landlord” (featuring Will Ferrell and his toddler landlord) and Zach Galifianakis’s ‘Between Two Ferns’ series, has made a surprising move into meteorology and just launched its own weather app. And, just to make things clear, it is in fact a functional weather… Read more »