Lifestyle

Jdate Sues Competitor Jewish Dating App For Using The Letter “J”

By | Jul 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Jdate, the popular dating service responsible for more Jewish hookups than a bottle of Manischewitz, is playing hardball in the dog-eat-dog world of nice Jewish match-making. Jdate’s parent company, Spark Networks, discreetly filed a lawsuit late last year against Jswipe, the ‘Tinder for Jews’…

Remote work

40 Companies Share Their Tips for Remote Work

By | Jul 24, 2015 at 8:00 am

In early July, a new resource for the remote work community launched called Remote.co. The new site is a blend of articles about remote work, a listing of remote jobs, and Q&As with remote companies. Created by FlexJobs CEO Sara Sutton Fell, it has…

Tips & How To’s

10 Important Tips to Consider when Designing a Customer Feedback Survey

By | Jul 23, 2015 at 9:00 pm

It is not an easy task to design and effective customer feedback surveys, but once done it is a worthy pursuit to obtain a better understanding of customer satisfaction. In order to design a series of questions that will specifically address the purpose of…

Tips & How To’s

Chicago

This is Why Your First User is Vital to Your Startup’s Success

By | Jul 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm

User or customer acquisition is one of the most prevalent issues that face companies both young and old; regardless of the stage of a company, one of the primary goals is often to increase its numbers of users. When you’re a a brand-new startup,…

Marketing

Jet.com’s Hilariously Clever Ad Video Starring Kumail Nanjiani

By | Jul 23, 2015 at 11:00 am

I didn’t expect to spend 5 minutes watching a commercial for an ecommerce startup, let alone enjoy it enough to share it with friends. But, Amazon competitor Jet.com produced a delightfully entertaining commercial that proves the financial underpinning of ad-based businesses don’t have to…

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Tips & How To’s

Why Can’t I Sue Ripoff Report Over User Posts?

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Since Ripoff Report hit the scene in the late 1990s, people have been trying to sue the website for defamation over user-generated content. But the people who’ve tried, have failed….miserably. Why? Because Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act confers third-party slander and libel immunity…

Trends

NYC

Uber Wins Fight Against New York Mayor De Blasio–For Now

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 8:16 pm

Uber just won a huge political battle. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has dropped a proposal to place caps on the number of Uber cars on city streets, according to a statement released by Uber’s New York general manager, Josh Mohrer. Instead of…

Trends

NYC

Poll: New Yorkers Overwhelmingly Oppose Uber Regulations

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm

(Ferenstein Wire) -New Yorkers overwhelmingly oppose placing caps on the number of Uber cars. In a poll of 500 people in Manhattan conducted by the Ferenstein Wire with Google Surveys (methods detailed here), 66% of respondents said they opposed placing limits on the number…

Tips & How To’s

Why You Need to Tell Failure Stories

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm

When Airbnb got rejected by 7 investors, it was undoubtedly a big blow. But today – with over $2 billion in funding under their belt – that struggle has turned into an inspiring failure story (and a bit of sweet revenge). And according to…

Marketing

3 Reasons Not to Fear Failure in Your Content Strategy

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 10:00 am

These days, creative content is a key component in every successful marketing campaign. Unfortunately, many businesses fail to come up with fresh ideas for optimal engagement because they fear out-of-the-box ideas will waste their bandwidth on failure. The problem here is that if a business doesn’t try…

Entrepreneur

San Francisco

Welcome, My Friends, to The Bazillion Dollar Club

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 10:46 pm

Brady Forrest and Dave McClure have built arguably two of the best accelerators in the US, if not the world, in Highway1 and 500 Startups respectively. Both accelerators offer aggressive accelerator programs designed to take raw, entrepreneurial talent and refine it into greatness. Granted,…

Work-life balance

5 Ways Meditation Improves Productivity and Leads to Success

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Science is convincing many companies to turn to meditation to help improve productivity and efficiency. Companies who have implemented meditation training and encouraged employees to take time out for meditation each day have discovered that meditation makes for happier and better-rounded employees, in addition…

Harsh Reality

Raise Standards to Boost Business Growth: 4 Areas to Improve

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Whether your business has just started out, or you’re working your way through a rough patch, it can become tempting to take any customers that you can find, say yes to every project that comes your way, and cut corners whenever possible to maximize…

Reports & Rankings

These are the 20 Best Cities in the U.S. Where You Can Find a Job Right Now

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 12:30 pm

According to the most recent data from the United States Bureau of Labors Statistics (as recent as June of this year), the unemployment rate currently stands at 5.3 percent. That’s a far improvement from numbers during the 2007-2009 Great Recession, during which the country’s…

Reports & Rankings

Which Universities Produce the Best Startup Talent?

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

It’s an ongoing debate just how much influence universities have over the startup landscape anymore. There’s an exhaustive list of entrepreneurs who never finished their degrees who actively speak out against the importance of higher ed in the tech industry, and accessing all the…

Marketing

7 Free Internet Marketing Tools that Are too good Not To Use

By | Jul 20, 2015 at 11:00 am

Let’s face it, if you’re in business, you’re probably in the business of making money. As the old saying goes, sometimes you gotta spend money to make money; and that’s 100% correct, but there’s another great saying: “sometimes the best things in life are…

Young entrepreneurs

A Young Entrepreneur Who’s Changing the Messaging Game with Textr

By | Jul 20, 2015 at 9:00 am

Thanks go the growing number of entrepreneurship and innovation programs in high school and colleges, we’re finding more and more young entrepreneurs starting up before they’re old enough to legally drink.The drive and enthusiasm these young people exhibit is palpable and inspiring, and we…