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Let’s Get Physical During A Business Trip With Gymsurfing

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No more excuses, just because you are traveling it doesn’t mean that you can’t get your body moving. That’s the idea behind Gymsurfing, a mobile app that allows travelers to book gym day passes on the phone. Moreover, the San Francisco-based startup announced that it has acquired Miami-based rival GymXchange for US $1 million in all… Read more »


Forget Greeting Cards, Expressalo is Sending Greeting Toys

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There might only be 3 days left on the Kickstarter clock for Expressalo, but they’re not worried. Currently with 535 backers, the startup is at $39,606: well beyond their initial $20,000 goal. But what exactly does Expressalo do? Interestingly enough, they’re in the greeting card business. Now, their cards aren’t like anything you’ve seen before,… Read more »


The Wall Street Journal Spotlights Miami-Based Open English

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The Wall Street Journal recently published a feature on Miami-based startup Open English, led by Andres Moreno, which is now valued at an estimated $350 million. WSJ focused on the company’s tremendous growth that includes raising an estimated $120 million in venture capital, “underscoring the market potential of Latin America’s fast-growing middle class and the new… Read more »


Facebook Launches Slingshot to Compete With Snapchat

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Snapchat has been dictating the moves of many other social networking sites recently, and Facebook is among them. Yesterday MacRumors reported that Facebook released a new app, Slingshot, which lets users send media to friends who are unable to view said media unless they share something back. The Slingshot app was designed specifically to compete… Read more »



President Obama to Make Remarks About STEM, American Manufacturing

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Today is the first official White House Maker Faire, and we’re reporting on-scene to let you know the great things being made by and at maker communities – from Local Motors to TechShop – throughout the country. This morning, President Obama is expected to make remarks about our #NationOfMakers, likely citing policies and initiatives that… Read more »


Whiteboard Unveils Their New Management Platform

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Whiteboard.co yesterday unveiled a brand spanking new web and mobile based app aimed at boosting productivity by bridging the gap between tasks at home and work. The platform encourages users to focus on completing tasks that matter most in their day: Whiteboard facilitates the smooth management of client projects, delegation of tasks, or even shared grocery lists…. Read more »






Is DC becoming too expensive for older Millennials?

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Yesterday, The Washington Post featured a story on the rising rent prices in Washington, DC, and the effects that this is having on the older Millenial generation. Typically associated with people in their teenage years to those in their 20s, the title “Millennial” also applies to those in their late-20s and early-30s – a group whose… Read more »



BuzzFeed Supposedly Raising $200M Round

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VentureBeat reported that BuzzFeed may be raising a $200 million round of funding. It’s speculated that existing investors NEA, Lerer Ventures, RRE Ventures, Hearst Ventures, and SV Angel may participate in the round. According to VentureBeat‘s source, $200 million isn’t an exact amount, but rather a median figure. To date, the rapidly expanding producer of long-form journalism,… Read more »


Boston Cybersecurity Company BioCatch Raises $10M Series A

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It was announced this morning that the Boston-based cybersecurity company BioCatch has raised $10 million in a Series A round of financing. The round was led by Blumberg Capital and OurCrowd, with existing investors participating in the raise. BioCatch provides behavioral authentication and threat detection solutions throughout North America, Europe, and Latin America. The company’s solutions… Read more »


Bon Voyage! It’s Easier Than Ever to Travel

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Travel used to be only for the old and wealthy. Vacations would be for families who wanted to go to Disney World or fanny packing through the battered roads of popular European cities. The rise of technology startups has opened up travel to a whole new generation. It is now possible for almost anyone, anywhere,… Read more »