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The Top Seven New iOS Apps of Summer

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Instead of making you browse and discover the top iOS apps of the summer, we’ve done the hunting for you. Here’s a list of some of the new and upcoming apps in the App Store that have grown in popularity during the summer months including a nice mix of apps for business and apps for… Read more »



Why Remote Work Is Booming

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Companies are going global with a vengeance – a founder based in Silicon Valley, California; programmers based in Bangalore, India; marketing teams sitting in Madison Avenue, New York; and distribution teams based in Europe are not a pipe dream anymore. 6.1 million individuals in the US can be categorized as remote workers, whether self-employed or… Read more »



In a Competition Between NYC and Boston Startups, Boston’s VerbalCare Reigned Supreme

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This past Wednesday, WeWork held its Fenway Fast Pitch Competition, a competition designed to determine which city is truly better: New York City or Boston? Okay, well, that wasn’t really the whole point of it, but the startup pitch competition did feature three startups from NYC and three teams from Boston, the winner of which would forever stand… Read more »


DC Luxury Clothing Consignment Startup Snobswap Raises $700k Seed Round

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The DC-based fashion startup, Snobswap, which offers an online marketplace where users can sell, swap, and shop pre-owned luxury clothing and accessories, announced today that it has raised $700,ooo in a seed round initially expected to close at $500,000. Prior to this seed financing, the company was self-funded. Participants in the round include SimplePitch, as well… Read more »


Gamify and Crowd Source Your Coding Experience

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CheckiO, billed as ‘The Game for Coders’, recently announced the launch of its new publish and share feature. With this new update, CheckiO players can write, design, and publish custom coding missions for immediate sharing across the global coder community. The CheckiO team wants people, scientists, and innovators to add challenges they personally struggle with… Read more »


Personal Launches “Personal University,” a Video Series on Data Privacy and Security

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The DC-based Personal, which offers people a secured digital data vault to store personal information, passwords, and files, announced in a blog post that it has launched Personal University, a video series dedicated to informing companies and individuals (particularly developers) about various topics in the personal data and privacy space. “With companies and developers struggling to… Read more »




Guesswork Announces a Machine Learning Platform to Help CRM Companies

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Guesswork announced this week that they are launchign a machine learning platform to help customer relationship management (CRM) companies build intelligence into their products and replicate what Google has done on the web at every company. That is, Google understands a customer’s intention with a few keywords in a search box: even with troves of data… Read more »


Retention Science Secures $7 Million in Series A Funding Led by Upfront Ventures

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Retention Science, the self-proclaimed “global leader in retention marketing,” secured $7 million in funding in a round led by Upfront Ventures. “We feel that with a strong financial backing, the team can focus on scaling our business and hiring world-class talent,” says Jerry Jao, Retention Science CEO. Other backers included Baroda Ventures, Forerunner Ventures, and Mohr Davidow Ventures, as well… Read more »


Muuzii Partners with Deportes Media to Bring Real-Time Spanish-to-English Translation to US Latinos

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Mobile translation company Muuzii announced today a partnership with leading Spanish-language sports broadcasting group Deportes Media LLC to bring real-time Spanish-to-English translation to any text-enabled mobile device. This partnership is part of the company’s effort to bring mobile translation and language services to the North American Hispanic community. Unlike other learning services available for the phone, Muuzii… Read more »



DC’s Social Tables Closes $8 Million Series A Round

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The DC-based Social Tables, which helps hotels and organizations better plan and manage their meetings and events through a robust, Cloud-based diagramming and attendee management platform, just announced that it has a closed a whopping $8 million Series A round of funding. The round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP). The company made the… Read more »