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Steve Case: “A decade from now, all venture firms will have regional strategies”


America Online co-founder and CEO of Revolution Steve Case was recently interviewed by Bloomberg, where he gave an update on his “Rise of the Rest” tour. The tour started in Detroit, continued to Pittsburg, Cincinnati and Nashville where he met local entrepreneurs who took part of a startup pitch competition. He is investing $100,000 in winning startups of each city…. Read more »

Steve Case Commemorates Start of ‘Rise of the Rest’ Tour Today in Detroit with a #Selfie


Last month, we first reported on Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest Road Trip, a tour through four under-recognized startup ecosystems, including Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Nashville. The road tour officially begins today, with Case tweeting a selfie with Quicken Loans founder and chairman, Dan Gilbert: At each stop of the tour, Case will meet with… Read more »

How Carbon Cash is Decreasing Energy Consumption On College Campuses [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! If you’re a current college student (or remember having gone to college), then you know that electricity is constantly being used in every corner of the university (from… Read more »

Making Augmented Reality Sexy with X-Ray Technology


When Marxent Labs was commissioned to make an augmented reality app everyone would talk about, models in their underwear was an obvious choice. Their client was Moosejaw, an outdoor equipment store with a catalogue in need of some spicing up. So Marxent created an x-ray app that, when held over the magazine, lets you see… Read more »

FoodCircles: eBay for Dining Out


Calling all foodies who love to eat out!  You will want to check out brand new startup FoodCircles, which demo’d at Funded by Night in Detroit last week.  Once the service officially launches, they will allow you to create a deal for your meal in minutes.  Groups of friends can “blast” their eating intentions out… Read more »

Get Event Recommendations From Wawadoo


If you’re tired of searching all over the internet for interesting events to attend, then you’ll be pleased to know that there’s a one stop shop to save you the hassle. Wawadoo is a new recommendation engine that helps you to connect with the events and activities that you’re trying to find. People spend way too… Read more »

Life’s a Game With Gumshoe

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There’s a new, real-life mobile game of Clue that turns you into the detective and lets you solve mysteries based on the places you go. This fun and intriguing new game is called Gumshoe. Gumshoe is a gaming platform that’s powered by the content you’re already pushing to the web. It transforms a “check-in” into… Read more »

Stay Connected on All Your Instant Message Networks With


Tired of switching back and forth through all of your instant messaging applications just to stay connected? There is now a way to consolidate all your chat networks into one with has created a platform that lets anyone build instant messaging applications that use their Message Routing Engine API. Their API translates messages… Read more »

Store, Verify, and Share Your Work at Credentialock


With research tools available literally at our fingertips, it still amazes me that people lie on their resumes, even executives like the CEO of Bausch & Lomb and the CFO of Veritas software.  Talk about losing your credibility in an instant! Because individuals and organizations need quick and easy access to verified career credentials, Credentialock… Read more »

Manage Your Time Online With mymentalspace

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For the past 2 months, I have been basically ignoring my personal Facebook account.  It’s a major time-suck, and even though I occasionally miss hearing from my friends on a daily basis, I am surviving just fine without regular check-ins.  In fact, it’s rather liberating. Some people, unfortunately, can’t stay away from Facebook, YouTube, online… Read more »