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Bring Some Common Sense into Your Project Management

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Concepts such as agile and SaaS have begun to play a huge role in project management. While these concepts and their adoption could deliver massive returns on investment for businesses, it’s important to think of them as the “next stage” of project management. At a fundamental level, you’ll have to rely on common sense for implementing solid,… Read more »


5 Common YouTube Frustrations Solved

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The easy integration and ubiquity of YouTube across the web have contributed to its ascendancy. When thinking of online videos, the first thing that comes to mind is YouTube. According to eMarketer statistics, the number of YouTube viewers in the United States increased by 6% in 2013. Videos are undeniably the most engaging of all online… Read more »


4 Steps Startups Should Take toward Green IT

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Green IT, according to the author and editor-in-chief of IEEE IT Professional magazine, San Murugesan, is defined as: designing, manufacturing, using, and disposing of computers, servers, and associated subsystems – such as monitors, printers, storage devices, and networking and communications systems – efficiently and effectively with minimal or no impact on the environment. It is the… Read more »



Local Motors Strikes A Marketing Partnership With TechShop

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Following their involvement with the first ever White House Maker Faire, Local Motors has announced a newly forged marketing partnership with TechShop. As part of an ongoing celebration of a Nation of Makers, this new collaboration will bring together two like-minded communities of makers while empowering the development of new products via online and physical… Read more »


Pyne is the Tinder of Social Polling: Leveraging Simple User Interface Design in a Competitive Market

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Designing a product – any product, whether that’s the next architectural masterpiece or the next Uber/Pandora/AirBnB for #whateveryourface – requires that one understand that simplicity trumps complexity. When the intention is for people to actually interact with your app regularly and frequently, you have to ensure that it’s easy to understand and simple to use…. Read more »


Shipster is Re-Imagining America’s Shipping Status Quo

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Shipster has taken it upon their shoulders to reimagine America’s shipping and delivery status quo. They leverage excess capacity of shipping and transport companies to create an algorithmic, cross-country shipping network. They have built an app to go along with their dream that allows businesses of consumers to simply submit a picture of any item… Read more »


Washington Univeristy Startup Schoology Raises $15M From Intel Capital

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The St. Louis Business Journal today reported on yet another Washington University startup that has achieved greatness. Schoology comes to us from the Wash U entrepreneurship course led by Clifford Holekamp and has since raised $15 million by Intel Capital. “We are in a golden age for education technology, and Schoology is at the forefront, driving innovation… Read more »


Now You Can Make Sweet Sweet Love to Your iPad

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You can’t say innovation is not revolutionizing the adult enterainment industry. Tech gadgets are not only becoming sexier but racier due to consumer demand. Take Fleshlight’s release of the Fleshlight Launchpad, an iPad case for your penis. The company has been working on this thing for two and a half years and has received great customer reviews. This shouldn’t surprise… Read more »


SupplyBid Wants to Be A Multi-Billion Dollar B2B Platform

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Sam Sinai, founder of SupplyBid, tells me that it can be very difficult for electrical manufacturers and contractors to get the components they need or make good use of their excess inventory. Part of that issue comes from the fact that technology and entrepreneurship has left this niche industry behind. That’s what SupplyBid seeks to… Read more »



Amy Li on Leveraging Technology to Share the Health Benefits of Dancing [VIDEO]

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One year after having run a marathon and shortly after being offered admission and full scholarship to the highly-competitive Singularity University, Amy Li found herself in a state of absolute despondency. Confusing, particularly for someone of Li’s caliber, whose many successes both within her field of UX and outside her career should qualify her as a… Read more »


Post Shark Tank, The Bouqs Brings in $6 Million

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The Bouqs, a Los Angeles based cut-to-order online flower company, exited ABC’s Shark Tank show with no funding from any of the big time sharks. But they didn’t let that stop them from tasting success. They announced today, as reported by PandoDaily, that they have raised a successful Series A funding round at $6 million…. Read more »




One Month Raises $770K for Accelerated Code Learning Platform

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One Month, an NYC-based online education platform that provides one month’s worth of courses on front-end web development, coding, and growth hacking, has raised $770,000 in seed funding. Investors in this round of financing include Winklevoss Capital, Innovation Works, Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Start Fund, Oliver Jung, Lew Moorman, Y Combinator, FundersClub, and crowdfunding platform WeFunder. Initially founded as One Month Rails, focused on… Read more »