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Is Your Company a Lifestyle Business or a Startup?


I used to run a company that provided me with an easy, laid-back lifestyle of $500,000 per year in just 12 hours of work per week. It was a piece of cake. But you know what they say about having your cake and eating it, too. I wanted something more. I wanted to change the… Read more »

10 Signs You’re a #MiamiTech Startup Founder


There is no doubt that Miami is an emerging community of entrepreneurs and startups. We are becoming a connected community of entrepreneurs, and our ecosystem is attracting talent and capital. It’s a unique experience and if you have a startup in Miami, there are certain things that we experience only here. 10 signs you are a… Read more »

How Mattr Can Help Brands Learn More About Their Target Audience [VIDEO]


The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! In a period when the majority of us spend hours online, platforms like Twitter or Facebook have become necessary tools for social engagement. Because of this, brands and… Read more »

The Top Smartphones and Tablets Expected in 2014

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Technology in the mobile phone industry has really changed over the last decade. New tablets and smartphones are scheduled to be launched in 2014. Below are some of the top gadgets that will soon grace the mobile phone market. LG G Pro 2 This will be the first-ever curved-POLED-screen smartphone and is expected to be… Read more »

The 4 Questions

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With Passover approaching, this refrain may be familiar to some of you. The Four Questions that get asked during the Passover reading of the haggadah are: Why is this night different from all other nights? On all other nights, we eat leavened products and matzah, and on this night only matzah. On all other nights,… Read more »

Khaled Naim Adds Track to Addy, Optimizes the Last Mile for Deliveries


This interview is part of a series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support!  About 2 years ago at Stanford, Khaled Naim set out on a mission to simplify location sharing with Addy alongside his co-founders David Vetrano, and Mikel Cármenes Cavia. After launching… Read more »

Vote YES to Help Uber Launch in Miami!

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Two important bills that could bring Uber closer to launching its services in Miami will be up for consideration in the Florida Senate next week. In an email to Florida supporters, Uber asked state residents to vote YES to two legislations that would remove “antiquated regulations” and would instead provide consumers with “choice and increase transportation options.”… Read more »

Keep the Smart, Ditch the Phone

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Let’s start by getting something out of the way: I am stone-cold sober. Didn’t even hit CES this year. I do, however, hail from DC, proud home of Mayor Marion Barry, who was smoking crack when Rob Ford was in short pants (suck it, Toronto!), so it’s possible that there’s just a little crazy hazy… Read more »

DC Startup Raises $7.5M in New Venture Funding


Security startup,, has reportedly raised $7.5 million in new venture funding, according to the Wall Street Journal. This funding follows the $1.2 million grant that the company received from the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology this past September. According to the SEC filing, the Mclean, VA-based digital verification network has raised upwards of $10.4 million total, with… Read more »

Lionel Messi Surprises Fans on a Google Hangout


Miami-based startup SWOL (Soccer Without Limits) and Google teamed up with Ballon D’or-winning Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi to surprise the player’s fans. This happened during a Hangout video session last week as a surprise to a group of unsuspecting soccer journalists and Barcelona fans. The Google Hangout panel included Sports Illustrated senior writer and New York Times… Read more »