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3 Ways Social Network Use Can Be Positive at Work

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It is common for people to think that social network use in the office is wrong because it will distract employees from their duties. While this can be true in some cases, there are some situations where they can actually be (very) positive for the work’s journey and even bring improved results. Some social networks are… Read more »


In Internet Commenters We Trust (Over Scientists)

In Internet Commenters We Trust (Over Scientists)

Despite the many years through which our species has evolved into our current, overall smarter selves, it seems that we may not actually be as smart as we think; indeed, some of use may even be convinced that the popular notion from the scientific community on the issue of human evolution is itself a complete farce – a… Read more »


App Claims to Predict If Your Plane Will Crash

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Fear of flying? There’s an app for you. Even though there is a 0.00001% chance of your plane crashing, I understand the growing fear due to the absurd crashes last year, with the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines MH370, and the crash of AirAsia QZ8501. That’s where the Am I Going Down? app comes in. The app was launched… Read more »


DreamIt Ventures Kicks Off Its Program for Women

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This week, startup accelerator DreamIt Ventures kicked off its Winter 2015 class in Philadelphia and the first run of its accelerator for women, DreamIt Athena. Announced in November, DreamIt Athena is a special program for women-led startups. Companies selected join the regular DreamIt cohort and get access to the same resources – including $25,000 in… Read more »


Switching to a BYOD Policy Will Soon Be Inevitable

Switching to a BYOD Policy Will Soon Be Inevitable

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policies are Rapidly Becoming the Norm Companies have been hearing for years about the unstoppable trend of “bring your own device” (BYOD). Some have adopted BYOD policies in an effort to stay ahead of that trend and get an early start on reaping the benefits that come from having employees… Read more »


From Uber to GSN Games, How LiveAnswer is Managing Their Calls

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Uber saw an opportunity when they hired Miami-based startup, LiveAnswer, to manage calls from drivers. Every missed call was a missed opportunity for their business. LiveAnswer is a technology platform that taps into the unoccupied time of agents at call centers, giving that extra time to small business owners who can’t commit to the traditional… Read more »


Draper University Appoints New CEO and Launches Draper Ecosystem

Draper University Launches Draper Ecosystem Hires New CEO

Draper University, the unique program established by renowned venture capitalist Tim Draper which aims to empower a new generation of entrepreneurs through education and mentorship, has announced today that it is bringing on current Draper Dragon Fund managing director, Andrew Tang, as its new CEO. In addition, it also announced the launch of the Draper… Read more »


5 Benefits of Having a Blog

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It is amazing when you realize that 20 years ago, blogs were a really scarce (if not entirely nonexistent) thing found online. Today, there are over 150 million blogs on the Internet, which makes for pretty big growth. Without a doubt, platforms like Blogger and WordPress have a great deal of responsibility for this, given that… Read more »


3 iOS App Development Trends for 2015

iOS App Trends 2015

What’s does 2015 hold for the iOS apps market? This is probably one of the most trending topics among enterprises and the overall iOS app development world. There are more than 1.4 million apps on the App Store right now; competition in the apps market is therefore at an all-time high. While the most popular apps… Read more »


Become More Productive by Eliminating These 7 Distractions

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Image credit: ZEN WORKSPACE — CREDIT: JOE ST.PIERRE. LICENSE: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Launching a successful startup requires you to focus all of your time and effort on the task at hand. There are only so many hours in each day — time is the one commodity that every entrepreneur wished they had more of. There are… Read more »


Is Time Tracking Anti-Productive?

Is Time Tracking Anti-Productive?

I’m all about productivity. Or, at least, I’m all for the notion of it – not necessarily the everyday practice of it – but, then again, who can honestly say that they operate on maximum productivity every day?  Generally, though, I’m productive on most of my days, but this productivity has come from years of… Read more »


Glassdoor’s 25 Best Jobs in America: Tech is King

Glassdoor Top Jobs in America: Tech is King

It’s still technically January, so there’s no reason we can’t continue to make exclamations about “how great of a year it’s going to be” or whisper affirmations of “new year, new you” to ourselves. As part of the new year, people all across the country are looking to start new careers or find new jobs…. Read more »


6 Ways to Combat Your Smartphone Addiction

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If you’re like me, you’ve probably sat at a restaurant and scoffed at some of your fellow diners, hunched over their phones and not talking to each other. Classic smartphone addiction. Of course, when you pull out your smartphone at the dinner table – but rarely, of course – it’s for truly important things. Like… Read more »


installCore: Collect Money While Giving Software Away for Free

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Editor’s Note: This article was submitted as a sponsored placement by ironSource.  How will this idea make money? It’s the question that every tech entrepreneur must answer. The issue of  monetization comes before investment, marketing…even before telling your friends about your startup plans. When it comes to consumer software, making money traditionally boils down to… Read more »