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Take A Vacation: WeHostels Now Offers 170,000 New Hotels

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In late 2013 mobile travel startup WeHostels was acquired by StudentUniverse. As a direct result of StudentUnivere’s resources, WeHostels has been able to expand their market reach and are today launching a new version of their mobile app. Until now WeHostels has only offered alternative bookings like hostels and bed & breakfasts. However, the new… Read more »




Aviary Cofounder Launches Super.cc to Simplify the Way We Create Calendar Events

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Super.cc launched on Monday, a free calendaring tool that sifts through your email conversation and automatically creates events in your calendar. Rather than wasting time to manually create calendar events, the service automates the process and allows users to make edits at a later period. The product is the latest project from Michael Galpert, a veteran… Read more »



MONTAJ Aims to Become the Instagram of Video

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For the average user, editing videos on a mobile device can be a tedious and time-consuming process. Videographers Demir Gjokaj and Dan Long wanted to help users overcome these challenges and creatively tell their stories using video. That’s why they created their mobile app, MONTAJ, which addresses the challenges of traditional video editing through an… Read more »


Happy Birthday Cindy Gallop!

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Cindy Gallop, the creator of MakeLoveNotPorn.tv (NSFW), is celebrating a birthday today. Happy birthday, Cindy! Born in the UK in 1960, Gallop grew up in Brunei and came to her entrepreneurial career from the advertising world, where she worked with brands like Coca-Cola, Polaroid, and Ray-Ban. Her Twitter bio reads, “I like to blow shit… Read more »


Foursquare Integrates GrubHub & Seamless Into Their Mobile App

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Yesterday, Foursquare announced they’ve integrated GrubHub and Seamless directly into their mobile apps. Now when you’re looking for food in Foursquare, if either service is possible for that particular establishment, you’ll be presented with GrubHub or Seamless as an option. One click and you can make your order. This seems like a great partnership for both… Read more »


Chromation Provides a Lower-Cost Alternative to Spectrometers

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The human eyeball has three measurement channels. Chromation’s high-quality spectral sensors are capable of sensing UV-VIS-NIR ranges and have approximately 60 measurement channels. The scientific community would say that the human eye is coarse in comparison. Dr. Nadia Pervez, the VP of Operations at Chromation, has made it her goal to build these sensors at… Read more »


Lean Startup Machine Partners With Microsoft Ventures

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Lean Startup Machine (LSM) today announced a newly forged partnership with Microsoft Ventures alongside the launch of their new platform that will expand services to 600 cities. They currently have held over 125 events in over 50 cities worldwide; their three-day workshop lets people test new business ideas and get mentorship from seasoned entrepreneurs. The… Read more »


Meet the ERA 2014 Winter Accelerator Class

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One of the exciting happenings in the startup world every January is a number of accelerator programs announcing their latest classes. Accelerator programs offer mentorship, access to VC and investors, and hands-on advice. Yesterday, Enterpreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) kicked off its 6th class. ERA is New York-focused and has been providing guidance to companies since 2011…. Read more »




PowerInbox Debuts Newest Feature, RemoveMe

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Today, PowerInbox, the platform dedicated to bringing the app experience to your email inbox, announced the launch of RemoveMe. The new launch allows users to easily remove and unsubscribe themselves from newsletters they no longer want to receive. It works across all modern browsers like Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and Hotmail and conveniently shows an “unsubscribe” button… Read more »


Last-Minute Gift Ideas from Up-and-Coming Startups

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For all you last minute shoppers out there (I won’t name names–you know who you are), there’s still time! Whether you’ve been too busy to shop or have been procrastinating on those who are impossible to shop for, I am here to help make this stressful time of year slightly less so. Here’s a list… Read more »


4 Lessons Baratunde Thurston Learned from Comedy That Apply to Tech Startups

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Former director of digital at The Onion, NY Times best-selling author, and current CEO of Cultivated Wit, Baratunde Thurston, shared four lessons from comedy that can be applied to tech startups at the Tech Cocktail Week speaker sessions last Thursday. He was joined by his creative director Brian Janosch and product director Craig Cannon, whom he met while… Read more »