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Find Your Company’s Sales SweetSpot with This B2B Intelligence App

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If you run a startup, then you know that the all-hands-on-deck approach to business often requires your entire team to be salespeople. Most likely, you need people who can wear multiple hats, switching from development to marketing seamlessly, so you can keep your startup lean and mean. Last week, Xtra IQ Inc. launched SweetSpot, the… Read more »


5 Reasons to Outsource Your Ruby On Rails Developer

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Finding a decent Ruby on Rails developer is hard enough when you’re trying to create new apps and mobile sites for your business. It gets even worse when you try to find someone who really understands the language well who doesn’t charge an arm and a leg. If you want to hire a Ruby developer… Read more »


Vote Rock It: The App Changing Political Campaigns

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Matt Hudson is bringing together the world of politics and technology – and his app, Vote Rock It, will change the way political candidates campaign. “Vote Rock it is a platform for political candidates,” says Hudson. “Basically we put an app in the app store inexpensively so they can get out the vote, raise money… Read more »



Test Your Startup Idea in the #GetStarted2014 Challenge

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Do you have a great idea but aren’t sure whether it has legs? The folks at Simpleweb, Onboardly, and Rackspace want you to know that there’s still time to take the #GetStarted2014 challenge. But you need to hurry – entrants must submit their ideas and drum up enough votes by July 31. The three companies… Read more »


A Look at the Latin American Tech Startup Scene in Miami: An Insider Perspective

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Miami is quickly becoming a startup hub for international tech companies. Latin American businesses especially have become a vibrant source of ingenuity and new ideas. And not surprisingly: Miami is perfectly positioned to serve as the connecting force between the Latin American and the US markets. With its incredibly diverse cultural landscape, it is a… Read more »


Android KitKat: 5 Things You Need to Know

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The people responsible for naming roll-outs at the Android office must have a sweet tooth. The journey that started with Cupcake has reached KitKat 4.4, with many expecting it to be Key Lime Pie. But no one is complaining as long as the versions keep getting delicious. The 0.1 jump in the version numbering does not… Read more »


Obama Visited DC’s 1776 Today [PHOTOS]

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President Obama spent this morning at DC startup campus 1776, meeting entrepreneurs and giving a talk about jobs and growing the economy. His visit comes the day before the 4th of July and also the day that the June jobs report was released. 1776 is an incubator, coworking space, and fund whose goal is to help startups… Read more »



9 Security Risks for Your Work Phone

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For the last couple of years, there has been a new trend and concept that encouraged employees to bring their own devices to work: BYOD. This concept has (some) benefits, namely, letting employees having the same device for work and private use and letting them work remotely from anywhere, thus improving their performance and increasing… Read more »


A Guide for Entrepreneurs in the Internet of Things Marketplace

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If you read technology websites frequently, you’ve most likely heard of the much-talked-about Internet of Things. Businesses and organizations have seen the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) for years now, but the market is still very early in its development. That market is set to explode as more and more objects become connected… Read more »



MakersKit Closes $1.5M in Seed Funding for DIY Project Kits

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MakersKit, the L.A.-based startup that is helping everyone get involved in the Maker Movement through its do-it-yourself project kits, announced on Monday that it has closed $1.5 million in seed funding. The round of financing was led by Tribeca Venture Partners. Other participants in the round include Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Mesa+, Greycroft Partners, and… Read more »



39 Startup Founders Share Their Favorite Quotes from America’s Founding Fathers

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In honor of Independence Day, we reached out to founders and asked them to share with us their favorite quotes from America’s own Founding Fathers. Whether relevant to the goals of their respective startups or simply relevant to the everyday struggles and motivations of being a startup founder, the following quotes will hopefully inspire you to… Read more »