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A Roundup of Samsung and Sony Rumors

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The largest manufacturers of devices on Android cannot stop work for a single day on new devices. And no matter how hard the company works to keep secret the details of unannounced gadgets, leaks are inevitable. Let’s have a look at rumors from two of the biggest Android smartphones makers – Sony and Samsung. Sony… Read more »


5 Experts Weigh In on the Future of 3D Printing

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Arthur C. Clark once said that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” 3D printing, seeing massive growth in only five years, is akin to what those seeing the very first computer must have felt, pure magic – and let’s face it, a little daunting. To assist those looking to improve their craft and… Read more »


20 Apps for Writing a College Paper

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You will hardly find a student who enjoys writing a college paper. Among all the other tasks they get assigned in college, paper writing is one of the most difficult assignments. Students run into several problems: lack of ideas problems understanding the paper’s topic problems with research problems with structure lack of knowledge about citation styles problems… Read more »


It’s Official: SweetLabs to Open Another Office in Shanghai

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SweetLabs has raised huge amounts of capital, they’ve established a strong base in San Diego, and their employees absolutely love the company culture that CEO Darrius Thompson et al have cultivated. What could they possibly do to be even better? It’s a simple answer for them: China. That’s right, they’ve officially announced that SweetLabs will… Read more »



Jamaica Launches Startup Accelerator to Attract Investors

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Jamaica in’ it easier for entrepreneurs to launch successful startups Start-Up Jamaica (SUJ) launched this week in an effort to jump-start Jamaica’s startup ecosystem. The government-led program aims to help entrepreneurs transform business ideas into effective business plans capable of attracting investors. The program is based on the Start-Up Chile model, which has successfully put Chile on… Read more »


BooksToMe’s Subscription Service Sends Monthly Hardcover Albums of Your Instagram Pictures

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I’ve written previously about the different companies and services out there that will allow you to print your Instagram pictures. Despite the mainstreaming of Cloud services and having our Instagram photos readily available to us at any moment (whether it’s through Instagram itself, saved through an album on our phones, or synced through Cloud services… Read more »


Anonymous Chat App Versapp Launches Today

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Versapp launched today in the app store – it’s an anonymous app that allows users to chat with their friends in groups or one-to-one. However, this isn’t your typical anonymous app. Yesterday, I had the chance to try out the new platform, created by cofounders William Guedes and Giancarlo Anemone, and it’s anything from boring. Instead… Read more »


DC-Based Employee Perks Startup, Aspire, Raises $400K Seed Round

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Aspire, a DC-based startup that gives employees the ability to choose their own company perks and benefits, has raised $400,000 in seed funding. According to the report by The Washington Post, participants in the round included K Street Capital, Acceleprise, and other New York-based as well as international investors. Aspire offers an online marketplace for… Read more »


Entrepreneur By Default

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As an entrepreneur with more than a decade of experience, I have no difficulty relating to other entrepreneurs and the emotions we all experience starting something new, seeing something succeed, or seeing something fail. It wasn’t until recently, at Tech Cocktail Week, that I noticed I’ve never really been able to relate to my peers… Read more »


The 7 Best Sports Apps

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It’s possible there’s never been a better time to be a sports fan than right now. Seeing a game at home in HD lets you get new views of the action. Smartphones make it possible to be up to date at all times on scores, stats, highlights, and free agency happenings. Plus, the Internet has… Read more »



AlphaLab Cycle 13 Companies Announced

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The #6 accelerator in the country, AlphaLab, announced the new companies in its latest cycle this week.   The Pittsburgh-based AlphaLab, which counts NoWait and The Resumator among its alumni, welcomed the community to its quarterly Open Coffee Club, where mentors, investors, journalists and more had the opportunity to meet the companies completing the 20-week… Read more »


DC-Based Halcyon Incubator Now Accepting Applications for Second Class of Social Entrepreneurs

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The Washington, D.C.-based Halcyon Incubator – an incubator created by the S&R Foundation that is specifically focused on social entrepreneurship – announced this week that the application process for its second class of fellows is now open. Back in June it announced its first class of fellows, all of which will begin the program this upcoming… Read more »


6 Dev Jobs You Might Want to Apply For

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Hiring? Post a job on our board for just $79 and see it featured here!   We know everyone and their brother is looking for a programmer – which is good news for those of you with a newly minted coding school degree, or a knack for catching bugs. It’s a good time to be a geek…. Read more »