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Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor Is Leaving

By | Jun 7, 2016 at 10:29 pm

Vimeo’s Chief Executive Officer, Kerry Trainor, is leaving his position at the video website. He’ll remain in an advising role within the company. The CEO of Vimeo’s owner InterActiveCorp, Joey Levin, will serve as interim Vimeo CEO in Trainor’s absence. “After more than four awesome…

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Snapchat Redesigns to Focus on Publishers

By | Jun 7, 2016 at 1:43 pm

Snapchat just redesigned its publisher-focused pages. The popular multimedia messaging app now allows users to subscribe to publishers. The Discover section, a hub of publishers’ snaps combined with the occasional ad, is to the right of the Snapchat homepage, and can be easily ignored by users. The…

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NY Tech Alliance Sets to Improve NYC Tech Scene

By | Jun 6, 2016 at 2:30 pm

For the past few years, the New York Tech Meetup has been a staple of the New York City tech community. And while they have often partnered with other tech organizations, the organization has announced today their official partnership with the New York Technology Council. They…

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Buzzfeed Just Terminated a $1.3M RNC Ad Deal Over Trump

By | Jun 6, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Buzzfeed’s CEO, Jonah Peretti, announced this morning that the company will pull out of a reportedly $1.3 million advertising agreement with the Republican party. The reason behind Buzzfeed’s ad deal switch-up: Trump’s rhetoric. “Earlier today, BuzzFeed informed the RNC that we would not accept…

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3 Startup Marketing Strategies That Will Destroy Your Company

By | Jun 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Running your own company for the first time is an exciting period in your life. The chances are you are going to fail, though. Most startups adopt strategies that are doomed from the start. If you want to acquire trust, build customer relationships, and…

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Facebook to Explore Revenue Sharing

By | Jun 2, 2016 at 5:05 pm

Instagram will look into a revenue sharing model, Facebook says. The move will make creators money and help them earn a living.Facebook, the world’s most massive social network, is looking into a revenue sharing model. It’s about time. Instagram, whose ads are responsible for…

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How to Boost Your Ecommerce with Email Marketing

By | Jun 2, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Email marketing is a great tool for building relationships with your target audience,  then (ideally) converting them into customers. You accomplish this by getting interested people to sign up, providing them with helpful content, and encouraging them to consider your products and services. Even…

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Y Combinator to Initiate Pilot Study of Basic Income Project

By | Jun 1, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Y Combinator‘s ambitious exploration of basic income just took a leap forward. The startup incubator’s research lab is initiating its pilot study in a five-year exploration of the viability of a basic income. Elizabeth Rhodes will join YC as the project’s Research Director, YC president Sam Altman…

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Periscope’s Latest Update Gives Users Control Over Trolling

By | Jun 1, 2016 at 12:30 pm

In the wake of social media overhauls when it comes to user defenses in place to combat online harassment and trolling, Periscope is the latest social media platform that’s giving users direct control against malicious comments. This update is coming at the right time…

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Reddit CTO Says Boring Tech Is Crucial for Building Startups

By | May 31, 2016 at 6:00 pm

When it comes to building startups, there are a variety of avenues to take in order to reach success. And while the road to your brand of success could differ depending on what industry you’re breaking into, having a roadmap to success could also…

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Volkswagen Invests $300M in Gett to Compete with Uber

By | May 24, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Taking on Uber has proven to be a difficult task. Lyft has gotten the closest, but they are still leagues behind the ride-sharing giant. Even government bodies have aimed to curb the outrageous success this transportation startup has enjoyed with regulations and legislation. And…

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The Key to Fostering Creativity Through Code

By | May 24, 2016 at 1:40 pm

Coding and creativity are often seen as disparate things, but the two actually have more in common than we may think. A plan has emerged from Japan to make coding mandatory for all elementary school students in 2020. As the article states, “Programming is…

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ChatGame Aims Make You Look Perfect on Video Calls

By | May 24, 2016 at 9:45 am

We put a heavy importance on looks. Despite the disregard some people put to appearance, saying it should not be a primary focus, there is not one person who always wants to look the best way possible. And that is as true for our…

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The Top Post-Grad Educational Opportunities To Consider

By | May 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm

The cost of higher education is rising. Even with college grads moving into the workforce in larger numbers, a good amount is still considering furthering their education. Still, where can we go when learning is still a viable option in our lives, without committing…

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Uber’s Self-Driving Car Is On The Streets in Pittsburgh

By | May 20, 2016 at 1:40 pm

Uber has revolutionized the transportation game on more than one occasion. Whether it be their simple ride-sharing service or their unique logo change, you would be hard-pressed to go a single day without seeing Uber in the news. But now, Uber is making waves in…

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How Google’s Virtual Assistant Tackles Gender Inequality

By | May 19, 2016 at 1:40 pm

The announcement of Google’s new virtual assistant is tackling how we view gender inequality within A.I. On Wednesday, Google unveiled their new voice-powered digital assistant and plans to develop the digital assistant further that could rival Amazon’s Echo. As a stunning 20 percent of…

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MassChallenge Announces 128 Finalist Startups for 2016

By | May 19, 2016 at 11:45 am

MassChallenge, one of the leading startup-friendly accelerators in the Boston area, has released their roundup of 128 participating startups for this year. The 128 startups listed represent nine countries and sixteen U.S. states, will go through MassChallenge’s four-month program. Not only will participation guarantee…