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RoundPegg and Pathfinder Solutions to Offer Low-Cost Culture Development Tools for Nonprofits

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On Wednesday, RoundPegg, a Boulder, CO-based company that offers tools focused on highlighting a company’s culture, announced that it has formed a partnership with Pathfinder Solutions to offer those same services to nonprofit organizations at discounted rates. “We believe our communities are greatly enriched by the work of cause-focused organizations, and that it is important for RoundPegg to… Read more »


Spincard and Charitweet Win Tech Cocktail Week’s Hottest Showcasing Startups

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Last night we held our Hottest Showcasing Startup series at Work In Progress, and it was a complete success. It included the pre-event Reader’s Choice online poll and the Best Pitch award determined by our Live SMS poll. And the winners were…drum roll…. Tech Cocktail Week Hottest Showcasing Startup-Reader’s Choice Spincard- An app that allows… Read more »


Don’t Judge Struggling Entrepreneurs So Harshly

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If your startup is failing, struggling, or just taking a long time to get off the ground, your self-esteem might be taking a hit. But it shouldn’t, says entrepreneur and philosopher Alain de Botton. In a TEDGlobal talk called “A kinder, gentler philosophy of success,” de Botton outlines the societal factors that are ganging up… Read more »


The Real Takeaway from France’s Work Email “Ban”

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Despite what you may have read this week, France did not categorically ban work email after 6 pm. But they did teach us a lesson, if we’re open-minded enough to hear it: work-life balance isn’t just about the rules we have in place. A labor agreement was signed between some French employers and two workers’… Read more »




Your Complete Guide to Prevent WordPress Content Theft

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Just as you lock your front doors when you leave the house and lock your car when you are out and about to prevent your valuables from being stolen, you can–and should–take measures to protect your electronic data from theft, as well. For most people, the value of protecting web-based content is often overlooked. Whether… Read more »


Truth Time: Is Instagram Really Making Facebook Richer?

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In early 2012, Facebook agreed to buy Instagram, the photo-sharing network, for 1 billion in cash and stocks. As its biggest acquisition yet, the question on the forefront of everyone’s minds was, would it generate revenue? It would eventually turn into one of the biggest startup companies, but Instagram was founded in 2010 by Mike… Read more »


6 Mantras for Work-Life Balance

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The web is full of tips for work-life balance, some of which I’ve written myself and will be writing. And while we need tactics and tricks for negotiating the blurry lines between work and play these days, sometimes work-life balance is a mental thing. Sometimes work-life balance comes down to the way you feel. Two… Read more »


Tory Burch, Rich Barton, Steve Case Among Those Named Obama’s Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship

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On Monday, the White House announced 11 members to the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) program, a new initiative by the administration to develop entrepreneurial interest and activity in the US and beyond. Ambassadors include the likes of clothing retail star Tory Burch, AOL co-founder Steve Case, and Zillow co-founder Rich Barton. “When we encourage and support the innate… Read more »




Uppidy Acquired By Secure SMS Platform Gryphn For Undisclosed Amount

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Uppidy, an app that allows users to save, search, and share their SMS to the cloud, announced today that they’ve been acquired by Gryphn–now, ArmorText–an application for safe messaging for smartphones. The terms and details of the announcements were not disclosed. ArmorText technology allows the encrypting of videos, messages and pictures on the device so… Read more »


5 Accelerator Programs to Help You Launch Your Startup

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Startup founders often debate whether to give up equity to join an accelerator. And even if they do apply, acceptance rates – between 1 and 3 percent – are notorious for being more competitive than Ivy League schools. If you are one of the lucky few accepted into an accelerator, the main benefits include gaining… Read more »


With Datelytics, Online Dating Can Actually Be Fun

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We can all agree that online dating is the absolute worst, right? Sure, everything is fine and dandy when you’re chatting with the latest guy/girl with whom you were most recently matched on Tinder, or flirting with your soul mate (calm down, lunatic) on OkCupid, or even going on Grindr to find guys to “date”… Read more »