Marketing

Jet.com’s Hilariously Clever Ad Video Starring Kumail Nanjiani

By | Jul 23, 2015 at 11:00 am

I didn’t expect to spend 5 minutes watching a commercial for an ecommerce startup, let alone enjoy it enough to share it with friends. But, Amazon competitor Jet.com produced a delightfully entertaining commercial that proves the financial underpinning of ad-based businesses don’t have to…

Ecommerce

San Francisco

The Personal Profile is the Currency of the Future

By | Jul 23, 2015 at 10:00 am

I’ll say it again in case you missed the headline: the personal profile is the currency of the future. Take a minute to think about it and consider how integrated into our daily lives the personal profile already is. We have Facebook, Instagram, Twitter,…

Science

Emergent Technology Inspired by Nature

By | Jul 23, 2015 at 9:00 am

As concepts such as biomimicry and generative design become more popular, technology’s advancement increasingly mirrors nature’s evolutionary cycle. Looking at the inherent approach to design, computing power and cloud technologies now allow for solutions to be created through adaptations based around a problem, trying a…

Startups & Apps

Toronto

As Many Move to Enterprise, GataLabs Focuses on Local

By | Jul 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

Google, Amazon, Microsoft, or insert any other large tech company, and what you get is a constant focus on trying to tap into enterprise markets. However, a Toronto based company is looking to change all of this with their focus on local. Founded in…

Tips & How To’s

Why Can’t I Sue Ripoff Report Over User Posts?

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Since Ripoff Report hit the scene in the late 1990s, people have been trying to sue the website for defamation over user-generated content. But the people who’ve tried, have failed….miserably. Why? Because Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act confers third-party slander and libel immunity…

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Web

Hosting Market: GoDaddy Crushes the Competition

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 9:00 pm

The market of web hosting is an increasingly competitive one, with lots of companies fighting for clients, slashing prices as much as possible and new companies appearing from time to time. Despite the huge dimension of this market, there was no understanding of what…

Trends

NYC

Uber Wins Fight Against New York Mayor De Blasio–For Now

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 8:16 pm

Uber just won a huge political battle. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has dropped a proposal to place caps on the number of Uber cars on city streets, according to a statement released by Uber’s New York general manager, Josh Mohrer. Instead of…

Trends

NYC

Poll: New Yorkers Overwhelmingly Oppose Uber Regulations

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm

(Ferenstein Wire) -New Yorkers overwhelmingly oppose placing caps on the number of Uber cars. In a poll of 500 people in Manhattan conducted by the Ferenstein Wire with Google Surveys (methods detailed here), 66% of respondents said they opposed placing limits on the number…

Opinion/Analysis

3 Reasons Real Estate is Ready for Disruption

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Over the last decade or so, technological innovation has reshaped the norm in a number of industries. Banking, digital entertainment, travel, even the way we hail a cab–one by one, they’ve all undergone dramatic transformations thanks to tech-savvy entrepreneurs with a knack for upsetting…

Trends

DC

Use This Simple Tool to Figure Out if Your Significant Other is Cheating

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Over the weekend, Ashley Madison – the online personals and dating website targeted at married people and those in committed relationships – had the personal information of its users taken by hackers. And, if I were one of the approximately 37 million users on…

Social Good

WHOLE WORLD Water Unites Tourism Industry to Fight Global Water Crisis

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm

It’s common knowledge (or, at least it should be) that a lot of people on this planet don’t have access to clean drinking water. Easy access to water is something that most of you reading this probably take for granted as you sit 20…

Tips & How To’s

Why You Need to Tell Failure Stories

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm

When Airbnb got rejected by 7 investors, it was undoubtedly a big blow. But today – with over $2 billion in funding under their belt – that struggle has turned into an inspiring failure story (and a bit of sweet revenge). And according to…

Funding

Today’s Fundings, Acquisitions, and IPOs: 500px, Google, Flipboard

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 2:08 pm

In today’s daily roundup, Canadian company raises a Series B that includes Andreessen Horowitz, Flipboard is hunting for cash, and tech giants Google, eBay, and Blackberry acquire smaller companies. Let us know if we’ve missed anything, and we’ll make sure to have it covered. Fundings…

Product Launch

NYC

Cleanly Launches Service in Brooklyn to Compete Further with FlyCleaners

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 12:30 pm

This morning, the New York, NY-based on-demand laundry and dry-cleaning service, Cleanly, announced its expansion into Brooklyn. Starting today, those hoping to utilize the Y Combinator-backed company’s service can now do so from eight Brooklyn neighborhoods: Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Fort Greene, Boerum…

Jobs

What Will the New Tech Workforce Look Like?

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 11:00 am

There are about five million open jobs in the United States, according to White House estimates. More than half a million of these openings are in information technology. As technology rapidly advances, employers are struggling to find the tech talent they need to keep…

Marketing

3 Reasons Not to Fear Failure in Your Content Strategy

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 10:00 am

These days, creative content is a key component in every successful marketing campaign. Unfortunately, many businesses fail to come up with fresh ideas for optimal engagement because they fear out-of-the-box ideas will waste their bandwidth on failure. The problem here is that if a business doesn’t try…

Books

Startup Life as Entertainment: Introducing the Tech Startup Thriller

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 9:00 am

Entertainment featuring startup life is rapidly gaining popularity. From Betas to Silicon Valley, and moving on to Shark Tank, the glimpse into this strange world and the idea that you could have a viable business by utilizing this rapid ideation methodology is very attractive….