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Win a Mentor Lunch with Steve Case of AOL and Revolution


What would you do to score a mentor lunch with a hugely successful entrepreneur? Steve Case, co-founder and former CEO of AOL, is offering one lucky entrepreneurial hopeful just that. These days, Case is heading up Revolution, a venture capital firm dedicated to investing in world-changing ideas. He’s also the chairman of UP Global, an… Read more »

If You’re Approaching Burnout, Take a Careercation Now 


Get chapters of David Niu’s book Careercation: Trading Briefcase for Suitcase to Find Entrepreneurial Happiness for free starting today.  In 2012, BuddyTV cofounder David Niu bought a one-way ticket to New Zealand for himself, his wife, and his 10-month old daughter, Keira. He was burned out, and it was time for a “careercation.”  Niu had… Read more »

Mobilligy Exits Beta, Launches Mobile Bill Pay App in Full


Today Mobilligy announced the formal exit of their beta testing phase with the full release of their bill-pay app for iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle, Windows 8, and Windows Phone. Mobilligy is an official Microsoft BizSpark Plus member, a participant in the 2012 Azure Accelerator, and they also completed the TechStars program in 2013. The co-founders Ty Griffin… Read more »

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


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 »

The Hottest IT Trend Steps up to Bat with the FTC


With the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) having recently met to discuss the regulation on what has been popularized as “The Internet of Things,” new regulation may be on its way to better control the data that more and more of our everyday devices are generating. Two points of view come to a head in the debate… Read more »

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner: RealNetworks Acquires Slingo for $15.6 Million


RealNetworks is looking to hit the jackpot with their acquisition of the combination bingo/slot machine game Slingo Inc. Today, during a keynote speech at Casual Connect in San Francisco, the Seattle-based company confirmed the completion of the acquisition for $15.6 million. Slingo will fall under the GameHouse division at RealNetworks, which brought in $13.9 million in… Read more »

Culination: Cooking Videos with a Higher Purpose


Ninety pounds lighter than he was at his high school graduation, Caen Contee can finally call himself healthy. But it was a long journey: from helping out with his mother’s Brazilian recipes as a child, to being overweight from American fast food in high school, to suffering from bulimia in college. Now, Contee wants to… Read more »