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How Public Is Your Private Information? [Infographic]

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We share way too much personal information online. Sometimes, information that is not meant to be public is made without us even noticing. Even when we think we are being careful with our online data, but even some basic searches can piece your private life together. Want to know how? Check out this infographic:  … Read more »


Circa Announces the Most Followed News of 2014

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Ever since they decided to build for mobile first Circa has been the leading media organization that’s totally optimized for mobile news. Today they announced to the world the most followed news stories of 2014. Per their app data, via the ‘Follow’ feature, Circa’s list reflects the stories that readers cared the most about. When… Read more »


PocketQube’s 5cm Satellites Allow Low-Cost Access to Space

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There’s a company in Glasgow, Scotland making the smallest spacecraft to have ever successfully flown to, and operated in, orbit. PocketQube Shop, the company behind these satellites, recently announced the release of a read to use kit, the PocketQube Kit, to their online shop. As it stands, the PocketQube satellites are standard 5cm cubes, and… Read more »


Here’s the Hilarious Final Episode of the Serial Podcast [VIDEO]

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Okay, it’s not actually the real last episode of Serial, but a hilarious parody of the Serial podcast that was created by Funny or Die. Unless you haven’t been paying attention to your personal Facebook feed, or if you’re otherwise isolated from the rest of society in some other way, then you’re probably freaking out about… Read more »


“Carol Of The Bells” Played On Vintage Computers is Epic [Video]

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Hurray! I found my new ringtone for the rest of the holiday season! What happens when you piece together a composition of the classic Christmas song “Carol of the Bells” using vintage computers that remind me of elementary school (okay, middle school)? You get this awesome video released by The Glasgow School of Art. They broke out… Read more »


Let Your App’s Data Pitch VCs with VentureFund’s Traction API

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The team at the newly-launched VentureFund.io believes that funding is essential for success when it comes to early-stage startups. And they’re not wrong as we’ve seen an explosion of high-growth startups; however, this has created a high grade competition for venture capital in different ecosystems. In their role as a new early-stage VC fund, VentureFund.io… Read more »


Fleksy Overhauls Their Keyboard with V 5.0 Release

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In their first year of operations Fleksy saw more than 3 million downloads of their third party keyboard app. They initially launched on Android, later released an iOS version, and today they announced the release of Fleksy version 5.0 as the hub for all of your input needs. The new update introduces customizable functionality enhancements… Read more »


LaunchCode Receives $1.25M in Funding from The Knight Foundation

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St.Louis-based non-profit LaunchCode is expanding to Miami, with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, to address the issue of brain drain in South Florida’s growing tech community. LaunchCode matches technologists with local companies through paid apprenticeships. The Knight Foundation is investing $1.25 million, over three years, to support LaunchCode’s Miami opening early next year…. Read more »


5 Employee Metrics Vital to Growing Your Startup

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Your organization is growing fast. If you’re going to keep up with the changes, you’ll need the right employee data and metrics to measure success. Startups can use a variety of employee metrics to measure business growth. Metrics such as peer reviews and employee engagement levels provide valuable data to help identify current areas of… Read more »



Posiba is Giving the Charitable Giving Landscape a Makeover

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Posiba, a San Diego based startup, has made it their mission to give the charitable giving landscape a makeover with their highly anticipated launch. To accomplish this goal, Posiba is bringing people and information together for greater impact via aggregated information and data services that support foundations, governments, charities, and donors. That is, anybody seeking… Read more »


Bus Travel Booking Aggregator Busbud Partners with Greyhound

Busbud Partners with Greyhound

Busbud, the Montreal, Canada-based company that offers a platform allowing consumers to easily book bus travel accommodations, has announced a formal partnership with Greyhound, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in all of North America. The partnership is an effort to expand travel options for travelers during this holiday season, adding 3,800 North American… Read more »


Y Combinator Grad FarmLogs Raises $10M Series B Round

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A Y Combinator alum, FarmLogs helps over 15 percent of US farms analyze data to increase their profitability. Based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, FarmLogs announced that they have successfully closed a Series B funding round in which they raised $10 million; to date they’ve amassed $15 million in funding. The capital includes follow-on participation… Read more »


Travel on Your Device’s Screen With Round.me

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Never before it has been so easy for us to travel around the world. Not only actual travel, involving planes and other physical transportation methods, but also using the web. There are all sorts of maps available to explore, with some apps that let users to visit almost any place in the world without actually… Read more »