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Smart Home for Photos Picturelife Gets Acquired

StreamNation Acquires PictureLife

In an email sent out to users early this morning, Picturelife cofounder and CEO Nate Westheimer announced that the company had been acquired by StreamNation, the Cloud storage platform that allows people to securely store, stream, and share their media content online. According to StreamNation, Picturelife will remain intact, and Picturelife’s employees will join the… Read more »


The 100 Most Sustainable Companies in the World

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The Global 100, a ranking of the most sustainable corporations in the world, was released last week at the World Economic Forum in Davos. This annual ranking has been compiled by Corporate Knights Capital since 2005 and judges corporations on 12 metrics: Energy productivity: How much revenue they make per unit of energy Carbon productivity:… Read more »



Threadflip: Bringing Consignment to E-Commerce and Online Shopping

Threadflip

Call it consignment for online shoppers. Threadflip, a social marketplace and e-commerce platform allows users to buy, sell and find pre-worn women’s clothing, shoes, bags, and other accessories. “Threadflip is the first and only fashion e­commerce platform to develop full web and mobile experiences for both consignment and peer­-to-­peer consignment,” reads an excerpt from a… Read more »


Slyce Acquires Mobile Coupon App SnipSnap for $6.5M

Slyce Acquires SnipSnap

Today, the Toronto, Canada-based Slyce – the retail visual search platform empowering mobile apps such as Neiman Marcus’s image recognition shopping app –  has announced its acquisition of the Philadelphia, PA-based mobile couponing company SnipSnap. The acquisition is valued at $6.5 million and is a combination of both cash and stock. “SnipSnap and its four million users represent… Read more »


5 Benefits of Having a Blog

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It is amazing when you realize that 20 years ago, blogs were a really scarce (if not entirely nonexistent) thing found online. Today, there are over 150 million blogs on the Internet, which makes for pretty big growth. Without a doubt, platforms like Blogger and WordPress have a great deal of responsibility for this, given that… Read more »


3 iOS App Development Trends for 2015

iOS App Trends 2015

What’s does 2015 hold for the iOS apps market? This is probably one of the most trending topics among enterprises and the overall iOS app development world. There are more than 1.4 million apps on the App Store right now; competition in the apps market is therefore at an all-time high. While the most popular apps… Read more »


Become More Productive by Eliminating These 7 Distractions

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Image credit: ZEN WORKSPACE — CREDIT: JOE ST.PIERRE. LICENSE: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Launching a successful startup requires you to focus all of your time and effort on the task at hand. There are only so many hours in each day — time is the one commodity that every entrepreneur wished they had more of. There are… Read more »


The Top 3 Benefits of a Global Peer Network

Peer Network

Today’s Internet-driven business world has changed the way that effective professionals learn and solve problems. The way we learn and solve problems has changed dramatically in the last decade. Imagine the tech world before the widespread adoption of the Internet as a tool for learning and discussion. At that time, the most productive workers were… Read more »


The HipChat Team is on Track to Triple in 2015

Hipchat

Atlassian announced this week that they’ll officially be expanding their HipChat team communications business in the 2015 calendar year. Specifically, they’ll be rolling out a new company business unit, they plan to triple the team’s workforce, and they’ll release HipChat Server – a version of the software designed for companies to run their team communications… Read more »


10 Reasons to Learn to Code in Miami

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There are many reasons why you should learn to code this year. Most industries are eager to hire people with programming knowledge offering great salaries. In 2014, Miami saw a rise in number of coding schools, closing a talent gap between what traditional universities are producing and demands of the growing entrepreneurial scene. A well-established coding… Read more »


Techstars Unveils Third Techstars Ventures Fund

TechStars Austin

David Cohen, CEO of Techstars, today penned a blog post unveiling the third and newest Techstars Ventures Fund. Techstars Ventures 2014 is a $150 million seed and Series A fund, and their strategy is to invest in companies emerging from the Techstars ecosystem; that includes Techstars accelerator graduates, new companies started by Techstars alumni, and… Read more »


Ten-Hut! Austin Wants Military Veteran Entrepreneurs

Military Veterans

Last week the Austin Chamber of Commerce and Fort Hood’s leadership announced Operation Austin, a partnership designed to bridge critical talent gaps in Central Texas and position Austin as one of the national leaders in veteran recruiting. Specifically, the coalition will develop new programs to connect Austin businesses with veteran talent. The veteran population of… Read more »


Is Time Tracking Anti-Productive?

Is Time Tracking Anti-Productive?

I’m all about productivity. Or, at least, I’m all for the notion of it – not necessarily the everyday practice of it – but, then again, who can honestly say that they operate on maximum productivity every day?  Generally, though, I’m productive on most of my days, but this productivity has come from years of… Read more »