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An Open Letter to You, Manager

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Dear manager, Through the lens of an economics textbook, your job is really simple. You have to maximize outputs with minimal inputs. But your job is so much more complicated than that, and if you are being honest with yourself, you’re failing brutally when it comes to truly maximizing your outputs. Let me explain. For… Read more »



Muuzii Partners with Deportes Media to Bring Real-Time Spanish-to-English Translation to US Latinos

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Mobile translation company Muuzii announced today a partnership with leading Spanish-language sports broadcasting group Deportes Media LLC to bring real-time Spanish-to-English translation to any text-enabled mobile device. This partnership is part of the company’s effort to bring mobile translation and language services to the North American Hispanic community. Unlike other learning services available for the phone, Muuzii… Read more »


Sprint names Founder of Brightstar Corp. Marcelo Claure New CEO

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Sprint confirmed today that Marcelo Claure, will take over as president and CEO OF wireless carrier in the U.S. Claure is the founder and CEO of Brightstar Corp., a wireless distributor based in Miami and subsidiary of Softbank. Claure will assume the Sprint CEO role in the next week. “He has the management experience, passion and drive to… Read more »



Here’s the Cheapest Coworking Option in Your City

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This coworking series is sponsored by .CO. We thank them for their support! If you’re reading a post about cheapest coworking options, that probably means you don’t have much money to spare. So why spend even an extra $100 or so on coworking? For your mental health. $200 a month may seem like a fortune for… Read more »


DC’s Social Tables Closes $8 Million Series A Round

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The DC-based Social Tables, which helps hotels and organizations better plan and manage their meetings and events through a robust, Cloud-based diagramming and attendee management platform, just announced that it has a closed a whopping $8 million Series A round of funding. The round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP). The company made the… Read more »




Tony Monteleone Joins Launch Fishers to Further Entrepreneur Outreach in Indianapolis

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It was announced this morning that the Indianapolis, Ind.-based coworking space and entrepreneur hub Launch Fishers has brought on Tony Monteleone as its Entrepreneurial Services Director. Monteleone comes into this new role from PERQ, where he most recently served as Business Development Manager – New Markets. “Tony represents many of the things we see in top entrepreneurial… Read more »


Tap Into the Power of Unreal Engine 4 as a Gaming Platform

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Talk about computer games and you will have thousands of people talking about their favorite ones and excitingly sharing their experiences and winning strategies but only a few are really interested about the backend or the technology that goes into making the games. However, when it is Unreal Engine, things become different. The launch of… Read more »



Las Vegas’ George Diab Launches Q&A App OpenFloor

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Downtown Las Vegas just got a brand new platform from the minds of George Diab and Max Aceituno. OpenFloor, as they’re calling it, is a combined effort of their combined UX and programming skills to bring a Q&A platform into the spotlight. OpenFloor was designed as a hyper-engaged question and answer platform that allows anybody… Read more »


New Foursquare Hits App Stores Tomorrow

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Foursquare cofounder Dennis Crowley just announced on Instagram that the company plans to launch the new version of Foursquare tomorrow. Since the company announced its strategy to separate utility between its new Swarm app and the traditional Foursquare app, many had been lost as to what direction they planned to take with the initial Foursquare product…. Read more »



38% of Programming Bootcamp Graduates Are Women [STUDY]

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A study released today by Course Report found that 38% of programming bootcamp graduates are women, more than double the percentage of women graduating with bachelor’s degrees in computer science (14.5%). Here are some other demographic statistics they discovered: The mean age of a bootcamp student is 29.  Students are primarily white (63%), with 18%… Read more »