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8 Tips for Managing a Remote Team

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This article is a follow-up to yesterday’s “Why Remote Work is Booming.”  The Internet – and all the technologies that piggyback on it – is responsible for a transformation in hiring practices in the last decade. With email, Skype, Basecamp, Google Docs, and the like, working across continents is not any different than working across cubicles…. Read more »


goTenna Keeps You Connected Without Cell Service

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goTenna is a new device that enables you to communicate off the grid. You simply pair your cellular device to the small portable goTenna and you can communicate with others. You don’t need cellular service or wifi to use it. goTenna is perfect for outdoor situations where you need to get in contact with someone…. Read more »


Find Your Payroll Zen with Zenefits

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Do you wish your payroll processes and HR tasks were completely stress-free? Are you tired of using multiple tools to keep track of your employees’ benefits? Well, there’s a fairly new platform that can provide you with the peace of mind you need when managing HR and payroll tasks. Zenefits, a startup that manages benefits… Read more »



The Top Seven New iOS Apps of Summer

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Instead of making you browse and discover the top iOS apps of the summer, we’ve done the hunting for you. Here’s a list of some of the new and upcoming apps in the App Store that have grown in popularity during the summer months including a nice mix of apps for business and apps for… 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 »


The Top Android Photography Apps

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Most people taking photos on their smartphones do it for fun. You may have seen many photography apps but never thought about downloading them. However, there is more than meets the eye - here are some of the top Android photography apps that you might like to use, even as an amateur. Top Android apps for capturing photos… Read more »


8 Trends for Mobile Commerce in 2014

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Mobile devices have not only become incredibly popular, but they have also changed the way we interact with others as well. Mobile commerce has taken off in a big way because people can buy whatever they want from wherever they are, without the hassle of having to go to physical stores. Entrepreneurs have also understood… Read more »



In a Competition Between NYC and Boston Startups, Boston’s VerbalCare Reigned Supreme

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This past Wednesday, WeWork held its Fenway Fast Pitch Competition, a competition designed to determine which city is truly better: New York City or Boston? Okay, well, that wasn’t really the whole point of it, but the startup pitch competition did feature three startups from NYC and three teams from Boston, the winner of which would forever stand… Read more »


DC Luxury Clothing Consignment Startup Snobswap Raises $700k Seed Round

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The DC-based fashion startup, Snobswap, which offers an online marketplace where users can sell, swap, and shop pre-owned luxury clothing and accessories, announced today that it has raised $700,ooo in a seed round initially expected to close at $500,000. Prior to this seed financing, the company was self-funded. Participants in the round include SimplePitch, as well… Read more »



Gamify and Crowd Source Your Coding Experience

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CheckiO, billed as ‘The Game for Coders’, recently announced the launch of its new publish and share feature. With this new update, CheckiO players can write, design, and publish custom coding missions for immediate sharing across the global coder community. The CheckiO team wants people, scientists, and innovators to add challenges they personally struggle with… Read more »



Personal Launches “Personal University,” a Video Series on Data Privacy and Security

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The DC-based Personal, which offers people a secured digital data vault to store personal information, passwords, and files, announced in a blog post that it has launched Personal University, a video series dedicated to informing companies and individuals (particularly developers) about various topics in the personal data and privacy space. “With companies and developers struggling to… Read more »