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Magic Leap Takes on Microsoft and Plans to Replace Your Smartphone

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Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz chose Reddit as the platform to share the latest updates on his mysterious startup. The Dania Beach- based company has been operating in stealth mode until October of last year, when it raised almost $600M in funding, lead by Google. According to Abovitz, the mystery will end soon, Magic Leap is soon to launch its… Read more »


10 Companies Solving Our Transportation Problems

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If you had to predict the future of transportation, what would you need? A lot of data, and a lot of help from entrepreneurs. That’s how Ford is approaching the problem, kicking off 2015 with 25 experiments around the globe designed to gather data and test new ideas. “We see a world where vehicles talk… Read more »


Dulce Candy, the Reddit for Beauty Bloggers, Launches

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Dulce Candy, one of the most-followed digital influencers in women’s beauty, fashion, and lifestyle, announced the launch of her new community-focused content site, DulceCandy.com.  Dulce Candy Tejeda Ruiz is a leading beauty and fashion influencer and the first recipient of the 2015 Hispanicize Latinovator Award. One of the most-followed digital influencers, Dulce has a reach of 4 million followers across… Read more »


The 9 Top Tech Industries to Go Into If Your Goal is to Exit

The 9 Top Tech Industries to Go Into If Your Goal is to Exit

2014 was a great year for the tech industry – that is, especially, if you look at just the number of exits made last year. Whether they were in the form of mergers and acquisitions or IPOs, tech companies around the world have experienced quite a bit of success. Looking at the breakdown of these… Read more »


Créer Quelque Chose! TechShop Makes Expansion Into Europe

Créer Quelque Chose! TechShop Makes Expansion Into Europe

TechShop, a membership-based facility that’s a do-it-yourself fabrication and prototyping studio, hackerspace, and learning center, announced yesterday its expansion to Europe. Set to open in France, the expansion marks TechShop’s first move into the international market. This expansion is made possible with collaboration with Leroy Merlin, a brand of the ADEO Group, the third-largest DIY and decorating retail… Read more »


Happy Birthday: YouTube Turns Ten Years Old

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It may be Valentine’s Day, but in the world of tech, February 14 marks another major event: On this day ten years ago, Chad Hurley registered the YouTube domain. Along with fellow PayPal colleagues Jawed Karim and Steven Chen, YouTube was created after the founders had become frustrated that they couldn’t find footage of recent news events, such as… Read more »


If You Want VC Love, Don’t Create a Dating Startup

If You Want VC Love, Don't Create a Dating Startup

With Valentine’s Day happening tomorrow, it’s natural for many of us single people to want to find dates so as to not spoil taint the themes of the holiday. Because of this desire, we may find ourselves turning to apps like Tinder or Hinge, or reactivating our damned OkCupid profiles, in order to find that… Read more »


Loverly Launches Keyword-Based Bridal Collection

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Brides rejoice! Wedding planning just got more efficient, thanks to online data. Lover.ly, the online wedding planner guide for the working bride, unveiled today the “The Loverly Collection.”  A curated line of branded wedding products created based on Loverly’s proprietary data. The company partnered with fashion designers to put that data to good use, and create products… Read more »


Could Cannabis Save E-Cigarettes?

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“Cannabis will save the world” goes the popular pro-cannabis mantra. Well, not yet. But it certainly could be the savior of the much-maligned e-cigarette. With mounting criticisms, looming regulations, and bans coming into effect, venture capitalists have been put off the vaping devices for multiple reasons. While views have been shifting on e-cigarettes, cannabis too… Read more »


7 Book Marketing Predictions in 2015

7 Book Marketing Predictions in 2015

The new year is a time to look at the future and where the book market will lead us, especially as we see more integration of digital tools and platforms. Pay attention to these significant book marketing trends to have a great 2015. 1. The Marriage of Social Media and Traditional Book Marketing 2015 will… Read more »


VapeXhale Bets Big on User Experience, Reaps Benefits

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Seibo Shen, CEO of VapeXhale, thinks of himself as one of the earliest users of vaporizers – I don’t disagree. He discovered the technology for vaporizing marijuana in 1997 during his time in college after discovering he was allergic to alcohol. He’s a health conscious guy and didn’t want to mess up his lungs by… Read more »


Accelerator or Dev Shop? Why Entrepreneurs Are Getting it Wrong

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Development shops (dev Shops), accelerators, and incubators are adapting to the needs of startups. If you haven’t noticed, there’s a growing trend in the world of entrepreneurship where dev shops are offering tech founders more than just their core service – software development – but also business advice. On the flip side, both accelerators and… Read more »


Madonna is Releasing a Music Video on Snapchat

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You know you’ve made it when the Queen of Pop decides to use your product to release her new music video. We’re talking about singer Madonna releasing a music video from her new album, Rebel Heart, on Snapchat today. Madonna’s decision to use the messaging app’s Snap Channel comes over a month after news of her album being accidentally leaked online. Known in… Read more »


BRAGSelfie, an App For All Your Humblebrags

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BRAG, a new social community for lifestyle curation and photo sharing, is launching a mobile app today for the uninhibited social media users. Today it’s acceptable to over-share information about our personal lives online. Sharing photos and videos are ways to keep us connected with our community. But at some point, we’ve all felt guilty… Read more »