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First Opinion is Eliminating Unnecessary Doctor Visits


Studies from the American Medical Association show that roughly 1 billion doctor visits occur each year in the United States, and of those, 70 percent are unnecessary and could be avoided by consulting with a physician by phone, email or text. First Opinion has made it their mission to provide users remote personal health consultations… Read more »

The Rap Test Partners With Nas and Coinbase


The Rap Test has been continuously releasing new quizzes on their platform for a while now, featuring different rappers for users to test their knowledge . Today they announced a new partnership with Coinbase and one of hip hop’s most legendary rappers, Nas. If you’re unaware, The Rap Test is a platform designed specifically to test your… Read more »

mxHero Integrates Citrix ShareFile For Better Email Management and Cloud Storage


San Francisco-based startup mxHero announced that their Mail2Cloud product suite now supports Citrix ShareFile, a secure file sync and sharing solution, for better email management, security, and collaboration. Those using ShareFile users can now seamlessly connect and integrate their email and cloud storage services using Save & Share, Retriever and Fusion. “We’re thrilled to bring… Read more »

Let Your App’s Data Pitch VCs with VentureFund’s Traction API


The team at the newly-launched believes that funding is essential for success when it comes to early-stage startups. And they’re not wrong as we’ve seen an explosion of high-growth startups; however, this has created a high grade competition for venture capital in different ecosystems. In their role as a new early-stage VC fund,… Read more »

Fleksy Overhauls Their Keyboard with V 5.0 Release


In their first year of operations Fleksy saw more than 3 million downloads of their third party keyboard app. They initially launched on Android, later released an iOS version, and today they announced the release of Fleksy version 5.0 as the hub for all of your input needs. The new update introduces customizable functionality enhancements… Read more »

Geenio Leverages HTML5 for Max User Adoption


The Palo Alto-based Geenio today announced the launch of a powerful new application for creating interactive online courses and managing learning processes across organizations. Their cloud-based, full-cycle learning system for the enterprise was designed from the ground up to allow anybody, regardless of technical ability, to build and deploy company training and learning across any… Read more »

Kudos Tech Put a USB Port on an Android Power Cord


After 18 months of development, Max Tseng, the founder of Kudos Tech, has officially launched a new Indiegogo campaign to fund Kudos Tech’s newest addition to their family of hardware. In short, the new PowerOTG Cable integrates USB connectivity with the everyday power and sync cable. Using the PowerOTG Cable, Android users can expect to… Read more »

WittyParrot Tracks Down the Right Content at the Right Moment

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WittyParrot is a cloud-based SaaS platform that helps companies to “Speak with One Voice” while increasing both the consistency of the message across the organization as well as the responsiveness with which people communicate with the external world. Some of their customers include Kaiser, RMS, Siemens, Harmonic, VMware, and RiverMeadow. Sales teams in any company can… Read more »

On-Demand Parking App SpotHero Launches in San Francisco


Chicago-based startup SpotHero announced this week that  San Francisco drivers are now able to use their on-demand parking app when looking for a parking spot in town. SpotHero helps drivers find parking anywhere in the city, and whether it’s self-park or valet, drivers can reserve a spot in advance using the app. On top of that, they can get discounted… Read more »

Techstars++ Launches, Partners With Mayo Clinic


This week David Cohen, CEO of Techstars, rolled out a brand new program with the Mayo Clinic called Techstars++. The new program leverages the already existing network of Techstars corporate partners to provide new business opportunities to post-accelerator program entrepreneurs. Along with the Mayo Clinic, Techstars++ is planning to bring on additional corporate partners soon…. Read more »

Imgur is Gearing up for a Massive 2015 Ad Push, Hires new VP Market Development


Currently Imgur is the fastest-growing image sharing community on the internet, and today they announced the hiring of Steve Patrizi as the VP of Market Development. Patrizi will be responsible for the management and growth of all facets of the ad business including sales, creative services, marketing, ad products, and business development. “Imgur has become one… Read more »

Waygo Translates Korean With the Wave of a Smartphone


With travel to Asia becoming increasingly popular, Waygo has made it their mission in life to help language learners, tourists, and business travelers experience the culture just like a local would. The name of the app itself is derived from the Chinese pinyin word for foreign country, and users simply wave their smartphone camera over… Read more »