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Wells Fargo Launches Startup Accelerator to Promote Innovation In Financial Industry

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Wells Fargo announced this week that it will be accepting applications through October from startups to join the new Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator, a semiannual boot camp for innovators whose technology ideas in payments, deposits, fraud, operations and other fields could shape future customer experiences in financial services. The fourth-biggest U.S. bank will make a direct equity investment of $50,000 to $500,000… Read more »


4 Ways to Turn Casual Downloads into Daily App Users

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Here’s a scenario you probably know well: a new app comes out, and, excited to check it out, you quickly press “download” and add it to your regular roster of apps. A few days or weeks later, you see the same app sitting on your home screen and realize you haven’t touched it since the… Read more »


Some Smart Appliances to Deck Out Your Smart Home

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Undoubtedly, the groundbreaking computer expertise and the creative house designers have uplifted convenience by taking home functionality to new levels. This is evident in the form of a new model called smart home. Do not worry; your home does not change in terms of size and shape but rather in terms of functionality as almost… Read more »


Why Remote Work Is Booming

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Companies are going global with a vengeance – a founder based in Silicon Valley, California; programmers based in Bangalore, India; marketing teams sitting in Madison Avenue, New York; and distribution teams based in Europe are not a pipe dream anymore. 6.1 million individuals in the US can be categorized as remote workers, whether self-employed or… Read more »



An Open Letter to You, Manager

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Dear manager, Through the lens of an economics textbook, your job is really simple. You have to maximize outputs with minimal inputs. But your job is so much more complicated than that, and if you are being honest with yourself, you’re failing brutally when it comes to truly maximizing your outputs. Let me explain. For… Read more »


4 Ways to Build Your Thought Leadership

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This post originally appeared on Foxtail Marketing’s blog, The Fox Den. Thought leadership is the new big thing on the Internet. As everyone gains a microphone and the ability to broadcast their thoughts and ideas, it becomes increasingly difficult to sort through the useless information and find true, actionable direction from someone who knows their industry. Because… Read more »


4 Tips to Help Designers Improve the World of Wearable Technology

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These days, wearable technology seems to be the next big thing, with gadgets that both express your style, and boost your functionality woven into one neat package. From smart watches that connect with your phone, to fitness activity trackers, and Google glass wearable technology is everywhere in today’s fast-paced culture. However, that doesn’t mean it’s… Read more »


Breakthrough Technologies that Gives New Impetus to LPO

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The Legal process outsourcing industry has seen an upsurge in recent times. We are seeing legal service providers vying for consistent and measurable results by moving work to lower labor cost jurisdictions like India. It was initially seen that legal process outsourcing industry participants originally concentrated on plummeting people costs and thus it shiftily became… Read more »


4 Crucial Marketing Tools for Promoting Your Business

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Business promotion is quite important for profitability and growth. Promotion helps you reach out to more people, who can be turned into prospective customers and clients. Marketing strategies should be based on a business’s strengths, opportunities, weaknesses, and threats - every business is unique. And there are various useful tools you can use to execute marketing plans smoothly and on schedule…. Read more »


What EdTech Entrepreneurs Sometimes Forget

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This year’s first-quarter investments in the edtech sector reached record highs, filling the $1.3 trillion-dollar space with new companies eager to get their products into the hands of every teacher. This growth presents challenges for entrepreneurs and educators alike. As the cofounder of an edtech company who originated in consumer and B2B technology, I’ve learned… Read more »


6 Ways to Increase Your Laptop’s Battery Life

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It’s something that happens to all of us in our daily life: when we absolutely need to use our laptop, there’s no battery left. We are going on a long trip for an important meeting, and of course we end up with low battery. So here are some strategies to help you increase your laptop battery life…. Read more »


Foodzie Co-Founders Launches Food Delivery Service Forage

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Foodzie co-founders Rob LaFave and Emily LaFave launched Forage, an ingredients and recipe delivery service that allows customers to recreate their favorite restaurant dishes in the comfort of their homes. Both co-founders previous venture, online food marketplace startup Foodzie, was acquired by video eCommerce service Joyous in a combination cash and stock deal.  Putting their entrepreneurial experience in… Read more »


ManServant’s “Rent a Gentleman” Service Coming to SF

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So it looks like it’s come down to this, ladies: the perfect boyfriend needs to be rented, not found in bars. The San Francisco-based startup ManServant provides women with men who do exactly what they want. The company, founded by two advertising copywriters, has a catalog of gentleman tailored-to-order and willing to be your butler, photographer, bodyguard, or… Read more »


The Next Big Thing in Wearable Technology: The Smart Shoe

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These shoes are made for innovation. Indian startup Ducere Technologies Pvt has developed shoes that will sync up “with a smartphone that uses Google Maps and vibrate to tell users when and where to turn to reach their destination.” Ducere initially developed the shoes to help the blind who rely on walking canes. While the cane can help… Read more »