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Back This: MonBaby is a Wearable Device to Monitor Your Baby

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I’m not a parent, but I can certainly imagine that if and when I do become one (spoiler: I WILL become one someday) that I will likely spend every waking minute of my life concerned about the well-being of my children. Especially when kids are younger, it’s understandable for parents to worry about them constantly…. Read more »



First Trailer of Edward Snowden Documentary ‘Citizenfour’

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Want to get a behind the scenes look at the Edward Snowden story? There is a documentary film titled Citizenfour that follows National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden and his release of classified documents and information to various media outlets. The documentary was directed by filmmaker Laura Poitras, who helped break the news of the NSA’s surveillance programs. Steven Soderbergh was the executive… Read more »


How to Find a Startup Job That Will Change Your Life

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Quick. Here’s how to find a startup worth working for. Life is too short to be in the wrong place. A friend texted me a couple days ago after reading one of my blog posts. Which felt nice, because I was certain my Mom was my only regular reader. But anyway, he’s super bummed out… 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 »


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 »


LiquidTalent is a New Mobile Platform to Find Local High Quality Talent in the Freelance Market

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As a freelancer, finding new and additional work takes a lot of time and effort. From seeking out new clients through personal leads to utilizing websites like Elance, oftentimes getting hired for a selected project comes down to how much you’re willing to put yourself out there and prove that you have enough talent to carry on with… Read more »



NYC’s CommonBond Will Match Pencils of Promise Donations Today

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For today only, Pencils of Promise – a non-profit organization focused on building schools and increasing access to education opportunities through the creation of sustainable programs in the developing world – is partnering with New York City-based startup, CommonBond, on a 24-hour matching campaign that will fund its scholarships for students in Ghana, Laos, and Guatemala. The… Read more »


Steve Case-Backed Andela Launches to Bridge Global Skills Gap in Software Development

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The Andela Institute, a talent accelerator that’s focused on closing the global skills gap in software development, has launched today. Andela looks toward the developing world to recruit promising top developers and then connecting them with top global employers. Today’s launch is held in synchrony with the announcement of the closing of a seed round of funding…. Read more »


Jetaport: An Easier and Cheaper Way to Book Hotel Blocks

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I love going on vacations. I also love my friends and family. Combining the two elements, however, is not something I particularly enjoy. It’s not that I don’t want to spend time with these people in some new part of the world; I really just hate having to deal with the logistics behind such trips…. Read more »


Poacht Automates Job Search for Top Candidates

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  Job search: we all must do it.  But the harder you work, the less time you have to look!  And how is your next employer to find you, if you don’t even have time to get your name out there?  Yet, despite the preponderance of apps and websites that help us SPEND our money,… Read more »