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SocialRadar Cofounder Kevin Alansky Leaves to Join CircleBack

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 11:01 am

CircleBack, a Vienna, VA-based company aimed at keeping user contacts up-to-date using artificial intelligence and machine learning, announced this morning that it has brought on Kevin Alansky as its Chief Marketing Officer. The news comes as a surprise, as Alansky is also the cofounder…

Lifestyle

PositiveSingles, the Dating App for Singles With STDs

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 9:00 pm

In a society that is increasingly living in the digital world, it comes as no surprise that dating apps are hitting the spotlight, with new ones appearing regularly. Tinder is by far one of the most popular apps for dating, where a simple swipe…

Social Media

Montreal

Is ringID a Better Snapchat?

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm

What makes a platform like Snapchat great? After all, we can already send video messages to each other pretty easily. However, Snapchat makes sending video messages really easy – but I think there’s more to it. Perhaps the most lauded feature of Snapchat is the…

Health

Hungary

Tep Built A New Age, Fitness Tamagotchi Pet

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 6:09 pm

There are a lot of entrepreneurs these days who think the first generation of fitness trackers focuses too much on adult, competitive athletes. Further, they find the apps are geared only towards recording distance traveled and calories burned on an already well-established fitness routine. Akos…

HR and Recruiting

Motivate your Team and Create Employee Engagement with Braavoo

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Peter is every manager’s dream: he continually meets his deadlines, willingly stays past five o’clock to tie up loose ends, and is the definition of “team player.” In short, he’s a rock star employee. To hold on to top-notch employees like Peter, both employers…

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Funding

Today’s Funding Roundup: Massive Millions and a Cancer Drug IPO

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Tuesday brings with it a whole new cohort of news and announcements, specifically massive amounts of funding for some companies. We also have an IPO from a startup that’s developing a promising lung cancer drug out of Cuba. Let us know what you think…

Product Launch

Harpoon Launches Financial Planning App for Freelancers

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 12:30 pm

On Tuesday, Harpoon officially launches its web app that helps freelancers keep track of their finances. Harpoon was founded in 2013 by two freelancers who were having a hard time keeping track of their time,invoicing clients, and knowing how much money they actually had…

Programming education

Miami

Miami’s Wyncode Academy Announces Coding Scholarships for Low-Income Residents

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 10:00 am

Wyncode Academy, the Miami, FL-based coding school, announced this morning that it will provide coding and entrepreneurship scholarships to residents from low-income neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County. The announcement comes a few months after Wyncode joined the New Economy Skills Training Association (NESTA) this past…

Funding

NYC

Onevest Raises Nearly $2M for Self-Crowdfunding Its Series A

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 9:00 am

Onevest – the company whose online equity crowdfunding platform connects early-stage startups to accredited investors – has announced this morning that it has raised nearly $2 million towards its Series A round. While seemingly another typical funding announcement, Onevest’s Series A is unique in…

Ecosystems

Startup Ecosystem Report Shows a Changing World (In 2 Graphs)

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 8:00 am

There’s a new startup ecosystem report demonstrating global rankings, with the top 3 spots all from America (Silicon Valley, LA, and New York). Tech company benchmarking firm, Compass Startup Genome, updated their 2012 list that ranks the areas of the world on how well…

Lifestyle

Tech Support for your Parents: Baby Boomers Technology Use

By | Jul 27, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Have you ever been at work and gotten the dreaded phone call from your mother? The one that starts with: “Are you at your computer?” Of course you’re not. You’re in the middle of your cardio routine during your lunch break – which she…

Opinion/Analysis

Schools Failing Students by not Teaching Failure

By | Jul 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm

A lot of parents believe that education is probably the best gift they can give to a child. Let’s call that kid, Sam.   Image Credit: Steffi Reichert Sam goes through various hoops of the school system; regularly taking all the tests required by the…

Startups & Apps

How to Optimize your App Store Listings

By | Jul 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Mobile has exploded in the number of devices, the number of apps, the time spent in apps, the billions of dollars transacted. Companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook have become mostly mobile companies, and continue to compete and partner and push mobile forward. But…

Mobile

Cell Phone Roaming in Europe

By | Jul 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm

The European Union (EU) has existed, while not in the current format or name, since the 1950s, and now has 28 member states who agree and are united in several matters, like currency (the Euro is used by 19 of those 28 countries), absence…