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10 MBA Specializations That Give Your Career an Edge

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Earning a Master of Business Administration – most often called an MBA – is truly an effective way to broaden your skill set and boost your career to new levels. By knowing key business acumen, you’ll become a valuable asset to any company’s leadership team. An MBA can be more than just a business degree… Read more »


Is Your Cloud Data Secure?

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Canonical, the parent company of Linux operating system Ubuntu, recently discontinued its cloud service Ubuntu One, after coming under some heavy pressure from its competitors. The decision drew ire from many Ubuntu users, and actually sheds some light on the fact that cloud based storage isn’t the final piece of data security puzzle. Imagine if… Read more »


Wells Fargo Launches Startup Accelerator to Promote Innovation In Financial Industry

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Wells Fargo announced this week that it will be accepting applications through October from startups to join the new Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator, a semiannual boot camp for innovators whose technology ideas in payments, deposits, fraud, operations and other fields could shape future customer experiences in financial services. The fourth-biggest U.S. bank will make a direct equity investment of $50,000 to $500,000… Read more »


Dell Launches a Startup Competition, Winners Pitch Michael Dell

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This is a sponsored post by Dell, and we would like to thank them for their support! When Dell first founded the Dell Center for Entrepreneurs, it was evident that they wanted to build and sustain a firm commitment to open up their resources to startups and fuel innovation in unprecedented ways. This fall Dell… Read more »



How Much Does It Cost to Outsource App Development to India?

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App entrepreneurs always look to cut down development costs while ensuring quality. When it comes to creating apps, the amount of money to be spent entirely depends on the type of app the developer wants to create. The cost of a simple enterprise app would be much less than a medium enterprise app, whose cost would in… Read more »


Humin Wants to Replace Your Contacts App

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There is nothing more awkward than meeting someone again and not remembering their name and barely their face. For some reason, in business we are constantly networking and meeting people, yet we are expected to remember everyone we meet. If it were up to San Francisco-based Humin, you shouldn’t have to remember, but your smartphone… Read more »


Pets at Work: 74 Animals Living the Startup Life

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In a 2012 study published by Virginia Commonwealth University, researchers found that employees who brought their dogs to the workplace saw an 11% decrease in their stress levels, whereas those who left their dogs at home saw a 70% increase. Along the same vein, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cites many animal experts who claim that… Read more »


4 Ways to Turn Casual Downloads into Daily App Users

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Here’s a scenario you probably know well: a new app comes out, and, excited to check it out, you quickly press “download” and add it to your regular roster of apps. A few days or weeks later, you see the same app sitting on your home screen and realize you haven’t touched it since the… Read more »


Some Smart Appliances to Deck Out Your Smart Home

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Undoubtedly, the groundbreaking computer expertise and the creative house designers have uplifted convenience by taking home functionality to new levels. This is evident in the form of a new model called smart home. Do not worry; your home does not change in terms of size and shape but rather in terms of functionality as almost… Read more »


The Crowd Puts Veronica Belmont and Tony Conrad to Question in San Francisco

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During our Startup Mixology launch, we stopped in San Francisco for a rousing fireside chat with both Veronica Belmont and Tony Conrad. Frank Gruber led the two through some great discussion topics before turning the microphones over to the crowd for a Q&A session. The crowd pressed Belmont and Conrad with some very interesting questions from how… Read more »


DC’s iStrategyLabs Creates Facebook’s ‘Mentions Box’ for Celebrity Video Interaction at Emmys

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This afternoon, iStrategyLabs founder and CEO Corbett posted a Mashable article about Facebook’s Mentions Box device that Facebook plans to use on the red carpet at Monday’s Emmy Awards. It seems, however, that Facebook was not actually the ones in charge of creating the device; rather, it comes straight from no other than the brilliant minds… Read more »


Who is DC’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

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Hey DC, we’re excited to announce that we will host our DC Mixer & Startup Showcase sponsored by Vornado on Sept 9th! We once again have a special event prepared for the DC entrepreneurial community, and trust us, you won’t want to miss it!  Mark your calendars and join us at Crystal Tech Fund, where you’ll meet some great… Read more »




4 Damn Good Reasons to Startup in Memphis

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This is part of our series on startup scenes working with UP Global community leaders around the world. See the whole series here. Memphis may be the biggest city in Tennessee, but it’s only the 20th largest in the country. And for the entrepreneurs there, that’s quite alright. “Memphis provides a platform to get in… Read more »