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Never Let Them Go: Grab an ‘Ex-Box’ for Valentine’s Day

Never Let Them Go: Grab a SpaceWays Ex-Box for Valentine's Day

When it comes to romantic relationships, sometimes letting go just isn’t as relieving as people claim. No matter the amount of time that has elapsed or the situation through which these relationships end, a recurrence of memories and past emotions is inevitable, and we fall to weaknesses of human nature – our hearts becoming an encumbrance to… Read more »

Graphic Design Delivery is Broken, Says Design Pickle

graphic design

It’s routine practice: you need a graphic designer, so you hire a freelancer, firm, or in-house staff to meet the need. Design Pickle doesn’t like that though, because they think the graphic design delivery system is broken. The problem that Design Pickle diagnosed is that graphic design firms and freelancers can’t run a profitable business… Read more »

Uber for Valet Parking, CurbStand, Acquires Competitor Curby


Los Angeles-based startup CurbStand, the Uber for valet parking, announced the acquisition of its competitor Curby. Financial terms of this transaction were not disclosed. Curby’s technology platform offers valet operators with advanced business tools, reporting and metrics previously unavailable on CurbStand. Now, it will offer a complete suite of valet services and enable the company to quickly expand to… Read more »

Berlin Welcomes Techstars METRO Accelerator

TechStars Berlin

Coming hot on the heels of Techstars‘ launch of Techstars Berlin, the crew today they announced that they’ll be opening a hospitality-focused accelerator based in Berlin. The city has a fast-growing ecosystem for entrepreneurs, and the Techstars METRO Accelerator will help play a role in establishing the historic city as a burgeoning tech hub. Techstars METRO… Read more »

Programming for Non-Programmers: It’s Time You Learn

One Month programming

It’s kind of overwhelming if you’re interested in programming but have little to no prior knowledge of how to program. That’s why One Month today announced the launch of their Programming for Non-Programmers course. The course will be taught by Chris Castiglione, and it will teach students the essentials of development while simultaneously providing them the tools… Read more »

Where to Find Money If You Are a Startup

Jeff Carter startup funding

Angel investor Jeff Carter knows a thing or two about turning concepts into profit. He is the co-founder of Hyde Park Angels, one of the most active angel groups in the United States. Currently, he is raising a small VC fund, West Loop Ventures for startups in Chicago. He recently wrote a blog post about various sources startups… Read more »

DC’s School Data Management Platform ‘Always Prepped’ Gets Acquired

Alma Acquires Always Prepped

Always Prepped, the Chevy Chase, MD-based education company that offers a school data management platform, has been acquired by Alma, a Portland, OR-based startup that provides schools with both a Learning Management System (LMS) and Student Information System (SIS) in one platform. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed. “Our acquisition of Always… Read more »

Downtown Project Forms DTP Ventures Names CEO

Downtown Project's Container Park Downtown Las Vegas

The Downtown Project, the $350 million revitalization of downtown Las Vegas, has announced the creation of a new entity called DTP Ventures to help provide support for the businesses they’ve created over the last few years. As part of this move they have appointed downtown mentor and entrepreneur Mark Rowland to be the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DTP… Read more »

Audio Discovery Startup Nexidia Expands Tools to Help Customer Calls


Atlanta-based Nexidia, a startup that provides indexing and mining software for audio and video, is enhancing its discovery application, by incorporating the Neural Phonetic Speech AnalyticsTM. Nexidia Search will now be able to provide more discovery tools for the review of audio evidence. Nexidia provides speech analytics to government agencies and media companies, to help unlock intelligence hidden in recorded audio and video… Read more »

Startups to Compete for $150K at eMerge Americas’ 2015 Showcase Competition


eMerge Americas, a global technology conference focused on innovations transforming industries across the Americas, will host a world-class array of early and later-stage companies to highlight innovation and disruptive technology through its Startup Showcase May 1-5 in Miami Beach. As part of the eMerge Americas 2015 program, the Startup Showcase will feature early and late-stage startups…. Read more »

Don’t Lose Your Authenticity as an Entrepreneur

Jennifer Paige

When Jennifer Paige was in college, she was in a car accident that took the lives of both her parents. The last thing her mother said to her was: Where do you want to go? Paige has taken up that question as a guiding star in her entrepreneurial career, reminding her to follow her own… Read more »

Vilynx Opens New Revenue Streams for Video Publishers


Vilynx has been rolling out some major updates to their platform over the last few months, and today they announced yet another first-to-market technology. Specifically built for online video publishers, Vilynx’s new intelligent in-line video ad insertion technology was designed to work with the 5 second preview solution based on user engagement and video views… Read more »

Women in Tech Who Are Shaking Up Silicon Valley


Sure, we’ve all heard of Ariana Huffington and Marissa Mayer, but what about some of the other women in the tech field? Beyond the household names, there is an ever-growing group of female tech stars leading and founding tech startups. Keep reading below for a list of women who are making moves in the tech… Read more »

LifePay Acquires iboxPro, Expands into Asian Markets


One of Russia’s largest mobile point of sale (mPOS) services, LifePay, made an official entrance into the Asian market today by acquiring iboxPro, one of Asia’s leading mPOS services. LifePay will be using iboxPro as a base to build the top mPOS company in Southeast Asia. At current standing iboxPro works with Vietnamese, Indonesian, and… Read more »