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Forget Typing: Log in Anywhere With Just a Fingerprint

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Recently Splikity launched their platform on iOS 8, bringing a new service to users that safely and securely stores and syncs usernames and passwords. In short, it’s a password solution for iOS 8 and the iPhone6, but it also uses TouchID to enter passwords inside of mobile Safari. Designed and built out for the everyday… Read more »


Is Your Airbnb Rent Too Damn High?

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It’s all about supply and demand: when there is an event in a city, prices for hotel accommodations increase drastically. And if it’s up to San Francisco-based startup Beyond Pricing, that should also be true for Airbnb hosts. Beyond Price helps Airbnb hosts & owners maximize the performance of their rental properties by using a pricing model similar… Read more »


Ziggli: The World’s Most Secure Messaging Platform

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From the recent celebrity cell phone hacks to potential corporate information leaks, both individuals and companies are looking for ways to keep their information secure. While there are a number of apps on the market, Ziggli – a secure messaging platform – is one the easiest ways to ensure privacy. According to its site, “messages… Read more »



Lowering the Barriers to Tech: Why Digital.NYC Isn’t Just a Mere Website to Scoff At

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At a press event yesterday in DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio, unveiled Digital.NYC, a one-stop digital platform where people can learn anything and everything about the NYC tech scene. But starting just minutes after the end of the event, I already heard and read negative comments ridiculing the public-private initiative. While some of this criticism… Read more »



SmartMat Ensures That Yoga Will Never be the Same Again: In a Good Way

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Yoga: it’s everywhere. But more important than how many people join yoga studios every day is the fact that the yoga industry is worth a collective $27 billion. That’s going to open some great opportunities for entrepreneurs to disrupt the industry. SmartMat sees the power inherent in incorporating technology into our exercise routines: it’s something that began… Read more »



The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech is Now Live

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Earlier this month, I wrote about The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech, a comprehensive guide to all things happening in the Boston tech scene and a central resource for startups, investors, and anyone just looking to get involved in the Boston tech community. At the time, the Boston tech guide wasn’t yet available, but an email… Read more »


Social News Reading App SmartNews Makes US Debut

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The news reading app from Japan, SmartNews, has released its app for both iOS and Android today in the U.S. market. With nearly 5 million users in a country of 127 million people, the app has become a valuable commodity in the Japanese market and hopes to spread its lasting effect on news consumption in… Read more »


The Winners of CEA’s Innovation Entrepreneur Award Are…

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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced the winners of the Innovation Entrepreneur Award during the Keynote Luncheon at Innovate!. Launched in 2012 by CEA’s flagship It Is Innovation (i3) magazine and the CEA Small Business Council, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs and businesses with revenues under $30 million and the contributions they make to… Read more »


TreSensa: Making a Game of Mobile Advertising

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Advertisers want your attention — on TV, in magazines, on the internet, and almost everywhere you look, there are hints of promotions, deals or pilots. Yet, there is still a platform where brands are struggling to connect with fans: mobile advertising. “Banner ads don’t work on the small screens and other rich media ads can… Read more »


A Positive Company Culture is Crucial for Success

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According to the 2013 State of the Workplace Gallup poll, more than 70 percent of American employees are disengaged at work. Further, the poll highlights how a disengaged workforce negatively impacts a company’s financial results. If there’s one major takeaway from this poll it’s that a strong and positive company culture is crucial for success,… Read more »