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Bring Your Own Device – 6 Steps for a Successful BYOD Program

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With smartphone use slated to reach 2 billion in the coming years, it’s no surprise that more than 65 percent of workers consider their personal mobile devices to be the most critical work device. The proliferation of mobile devices has encouraged employees to access work-related information on corporate networks through their personal smartphones and tablets. With the… Read more »


Google Gives $1 Million to Increase the Number of Women in Startups

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According to Google for Entrepreneurs’ Twitter account, Google is giving $1 million to 40 organizations around the world to create events, programs, and training to increase the amount of women in startups by 25 percent. Tech startups are notoriously male-heavy, but over the past few years, more women have entered the startup trenches…and they’re crushing… Read more »


Julien Smith Reveals the One Word That Made Breather So Successful

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“Private.” When Breather launched a service for renting space by the hour, they didn’t call it “office” space. That would have attracted the same old crowd. Instead, they called it “private” space. Partly thanks to that tweak in marketing, Breather has flourished – raising $1.5 million in funding and launching in Montreal and New York…. Read more »


9 Years After Hurricane Katrina, Reaction’s Exo Housing System is the Future of Disaster Relief Shelters

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According to a housing survey published by the U.S. Census in 2011, more than 400,000 residents of New Orleans, La. were displaced as a result of Hurricane Katrina. And, while estimates vary, this number increases to 1,000,000 when you include residents from Gulfport, Miss.; Mobile, Ala.; and others. Setting aside the problem of long-term housing security (which… Read more »



Samsung Launches MilkMusic Service and Brings Jay-Z and Kanye West to SXSW

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Samsung has launched MilkMusic, an ad-free radio service, at SXSW. The music is curated by top DJs and industry professionals, and through an interactive dial, the service allows songs to be switched quickly and seamlessly. Users can customize the dial by adding preferred stations or by creating their own. MilkMusic is exclusive to Galaxy owners, and syncs with… Read more »


Medallia and SXSW Do Some Good for Austin’s Homeless

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Startup Medallia and Austin’s Foundation for The Homeless are teaming up to do some good at SXSW. Volunteers with ‘Donate Your Swag To The Homeless’ t-shirts stood outside the ACC and collected any extra swag, the multitide of gifts and giveaways that one gets at the festival, to help Austin’s homeless. T-shirts, caps, totes, sunglasses, lip balm, notebooks, pens and other office/school supply-type… Read more »


MVMT50 Brings Diversity to SXSW

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SXSW had a notable lack of diverse programming as recent as two to three years ago. The Music portion of the festival wasn’t necessarily an issue – though there is a stereotype that relegates the talents of ‘people of color’ to the Entertainment Industry… An Interactive voice devoid of diverse opinions and experiences has been a major… Read more »



Student Startup Madness Happens Today at SXSW

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Student Startup Madness happens today at SXSW. The ‘collegiate digital media startup tournament’ will feature eight entrepreneurial finalist teams across the country. The students will pitch to a team of VCs, CEOs and thought leaders in tech for a chance to receive $5,000 of credits for Google Cloud Platform. According to Google, Cloud Platform allows “startups to… Read more »



4 Tips For Startups Hiring Freelancers Online

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Let’s face it, hiring freelancers is a cost not every seed-stage startup can afford. One important lesson I have learned from my own experiences at an early-stage startup is that every dime counts, which is why I quickly familiarized myself with Elance, oDesk, Fiverr and Freelancer. Many startup founders are apprehensive about hiring professionals online. However, budget… Read more »


Steve Case: How to Get Funded by Revolution

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Steve Case, the Chairman and CEO of Revolution, stopped by our Tech Cocktail Startup Celebration at this year’s SXSW to give entrepreneurs out there an idea of what draws his venture firm to invest. The firm consists of two arms, Revolution Ventures and Revolution Growth, to fulfill his personal mission of helping entrepreneurs succeed. While great entrepreneurs with great… Read more »