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Geenio Leverages HTML5 for Max User Adoption

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The Palo Alto-based Geenio today announced the launch of a powerful new application for creating interactive online courses and managing learning processes across organizations. Their cloud-based, full-cycle learning system for the enterprise was designed from the ground up to allow anybody, regardless of technical ability, to build and deploy company training and learning across any… Read more »


3 Surefire Ways to Spook an Angel Investor

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Looking for funds to boost your startup company is not an easy job. You might feel enthusiastic about the whole plan and confident about giving it a concrete shape, but do your investors feel the same way? Are you knocking the right door while seeking venture capital? And most importantly, are you saying the right… Read more »


Video Chat with Santa Using the ‘Hello Santa’ App

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Dear, world: Santa Claus is real. The end. Love, Ronald. Or, at least, you can make your kids actually believe this through a new iOS app and website available this holiday season. Called Hello Santa, the online service provides a way for your kids (or you…) to video chat with Santa himself. It’s a much more engaging… Read more »


Everything But The House’s Recent Funding is a Testament to the Rise of Cincinnati’s Tech Scene

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Just last month, the Cincinnati, OH-based startup Everything But The House announced that it had raised $13 million in Series A funding from Spark Capital and Greycroft Partners. It was a significant achievement for the company, which was founded in 2006 but had only ever received two previous undisclosed amounts of angel funding. More significantly,… Read more »


Boxbee Raises $5M Series A for On-Demand Valet Storage Solution

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Boxbee, the New York, NY-based provider of on-demand valet storage for those who live in the urban jungles of NYC and San Francisco, announced this morning that it has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Metamorphic Ventures. Other participants in this round of financing included Floodgate, Northgate, and an unnamed leading home improvement company. “At… Read more »



Bill Nye Uses Emoji to Explain Evolution [Video]

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That’s it, you can explain pretty much anything with emojis. Bill Nye, known as the Science Guy with a quirky bowtie, is used to explaining even the most difficult scientific theories to the general public. It’s not an easy thing to do; science is hard! But I have to say, using emojis to explain the theory… Read more »


Kudos Tech Put a USB Port on an Android Power Cord

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After 18 months of development, Max Tseng, the founder of Kudos Tech, has officially launched a new Indiegogo campaign to fund Kudos Tech’s newest addition to their family of hardware. In short, the new PowerOTG Cable integrates USB connectivity with the everyday power and sync cable. Using the PowerOTG Cable, Android users can expect to… Read more »


Florida Among Top 5 States for Entrepreneurs

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Florida ranks as the fifth most entrepreneur-friendly state nationwide; that’s according to the 19th Annual Small Business Policy Index published once a year. The index ranks all 50 states according to 42 different policy measures, including government-imposed or government-related costs that directly or indirectly affect entrepreneurship and business,  as well as the investment that is so critical… Read more »


Women in Tech: Michelle Fox from Code for Progress

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The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in tech leaders to highlight their group’s mission, culture and events. The… Read more »


Google’s Top Apps, Movies, and Games of 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Google’s recently released its review of the top apps, movies, music and games of 2014. Titled “2014: The Year in Entertainment”, Google pieced together and ranked the most downloaded items from the Google Play store. Many of those listed on the Google top apps infographic aren’t surprising (with things like Candy Crush Saga and Facebook… Read more »


How Smart Luggage Will Change How You Travel [Infographic]

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There are many ways technology is providing solutions for travel experiences to be smooth and hassle free. More companies are companies are creating smart luggages to give travelers piece of mind and control. Here is an infographic of how this particular business will change how you travel:     How Smart Luggage Will Change Travel… Read more »


Hulu Offers Free Streaming for Android Users This Holiday

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Just when you thought the most wonderful time of the year couldn’t get much more wonderful, Hulu went and gave Android users free streaming privileges. Announced in a recent tweet, Hulu gave Android users in the US an exclusive to use their streaming services for the entirety of the holiday season. #Android US exclusive: watch… Read more »