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5 Tools to Get More Pageviews

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For online marketers, one of the most nagging issues is how to get more exposure for the content they create. After all, if no one sees the infographic or blog post you create, what is it worth? Not much. Never fear, I’m here to help you out. Here are give of my favorite tools that will increase your… Read more »


CanUStart: Online Matchmaker For Restaurant Owners and the Perfect Staff

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Miami-based CanUStart understands how hard it is to find the right staff in the hospitality industry. The online platform uses algorithm that matches restaurants seeking staff quickly, effectively and inexpensively to pre-qualified talent. Founded by former staffing manager Tamar Lucien, and tech developer Kwame Ampem, CanUStart works with job seekers by alerting them of any errors on their… Read more »


How to Make the Most of Social Media

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When it comes to social media, there is a certain attitude among some startups of “everyone else is doing it; so should we.” While, in my opinion, this is technically true, there is also another cliché that should be thrown into the conversation: “If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.” Getting social media marketing… Read more »


From Service to Product: How to Build a SaaS From Your Service Offering

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As entrepreneurs, we have this “thing” that makes us seek out the impossible and then thrive on innovating until it is possible. It’s driven by the desire to create something new, while fulfilling our professional dreams in an environment we create for ourselves and our team. This “thing” is what drove my company, Optimove, to… Read more »


The Dawn of the Experience Era

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Gone are the days where we are forced to fit our digital environments. Gone are the days where the human experience accommodates technology. Like it or not, we are entering into a new era of human-technology interaction where human experience is the driver. Where technology practically disappears and weaves itself into the fabric of our… Read more »


Learning Ruby On Rails? There’s a Support Group for That

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When new programming languages and platforms are developed, they are often successful due to their ease of use, adaptability, flexibility, and affordability. But even more than that, a successful platform is supported by a wide community of professionals with an almost evangelical enthusiasm about the product, which results in a desire to help others understand and… Read more »


8 Top Thought Leaders in UK Tech

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Today’s most influential and engaging technology speakers span all ages, genders, and nationalities, but all share something in common: they are the best at what they do, and what they do has made them very successful. Chosen to speak at all manner of venues, from colleges to business conferences to technology trade shows and more,… Read more »


Seen: The Marketing Platform That Tells Your Brand’s Story

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Instagram isn’t just for selfies or posting pictures of your summer trip around Europe. As much as we use it to connect with friends and follow celebrities, it’s actually a huge tool for marketing. Brian Zuercher, the CEO and cofounder of Seen, is using the popularity of Instagram to help businesses create marketing strategies and… Read more »


Ralph Lauren Debuts a Polo Shirt That Tracks Physical Activity

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Luxurious brand Ralph Lauren joins Tory Burch in venturing into the world of wearable tech fashion. This week, the fashion brand debuted their first smart garment in Polo’s lineup during the 2014 US Open Tournament.  The technology behind the shirt is a prototype developed for the tennis tournament by Canadian company OMsignal. The snug, black compression shirt monitors and gathers detailed… Read more »



10 Startups Unveil at Techstars Chicago Demo Day

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On Wednesday, Techstars Chicago held demo day for its Summer 2014 class of startups. Managing director Troy Henikoff and cofounder Sam Yagan referred to the ten presenting startups as the “best class ever,” according to a report by Built in Chicago. Announced in May, the Techstars Chicago Summer 2014 class is made up of six companies from Chicago,… Read more »


6 Damn Good Reasons to Startup in Buenos Aires

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Che, it’s true, Buenos Aires is a great place to startup! Given the city’s low cost of living, high quality of technology talent, as well as being an excellent location choice for foreigners to live, Buenos Aires (also known as BA) is attracting more startups than ever before. There are a few reasons why. 1. Reasonable cost… Read more »


Style Guide for Startup Guys (Part 1): The Hoodie is Dead

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This is part 1 of a 4-part series, Style Guide for Startup Guys, an overview on style tips for all the guys in the startup world.  Did you happen to come across TechCocktail’s “41 Startup Guys Show Us What They Actually Wear to Work” post from a few weeks back? Yeesh. While a solid portion… Read more »