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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 »



How to Really Recruit a Diverse Workforce [INFOGRAPHIC]

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You may have wondered how great organizations recruit and retain amazing employees. Do they hire from the same alma mater? Do employees have similar skillsets and backgrounds? Do they think, act, and accomplish goals similarly? Actually, it’s the opposite. Diverse teams have varying experiences, learning styles, and success stories, all of which can contribute to… Read more »



Get Inspired by these Global Innovators

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The global marketplace has gotten a lot more crowded in the digital age. Fifty years ago, small businesses were able to access international markets indirectly as part of the supply chains of large multinational companies, but direct engagement was often limited to those firms with the resources and stomach for dealing with hassles like currency… Read more »


Venture For America Heads To Miami, Bringing Top Talent For Local Startups

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Part of creating and fostering a startup community is creating a system that funnels young talent into the ecosystem by creating leaders that will eventually build companies and create new jobs. Socializing and mobilizing young entrepreneurs is something that Venture For America has been advocating in various growing tech hubs throughout the country, and they… Read more »