Ecosystems

Sydney

Australian Startups: an Under-Appreciated sector

By | Jul 18, 2015 at 4:00 pm

A report commissioned by Google Australia titled ‘Crossroads 2015‘ says Australia’s startup sector could add nearly $109 billion to the Australian economy by 2033, and create nearly 540,000 new jobs in the process. Sadly, while developed economies globally continue to bolster startup sector funding, our…

HR and Recruiting

3 Steps for Successful High-Growth Hiring

By | Jul 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Recruiting and hiring in a company experiencing high growth is one of the wildest career roller coasters you can ride as a recruiter. The climb to the top—sourcing a potential hire with incredible skills, making connections, landing great talent—is exhilarating, exciting and full of…

Marketing

4 Ways to Be Anything but Boring with Your Branding

By | Jul 18, 2015 at 12:00 pm

No one ever stood out for being boring. And when branding your startup, this sentiment couldn’t be truer. Still, too many startups soften their branding to avoid offending potential clients. While bold branding will inevitably deter some segment of the general public, this supposed…

Marketing

5 Secrets Behind Creating the Best Online Videos

By | Jul 18, 2015 at 10:00 am

Video is one of the top marketing tools today, and its power is expected to grow more popular each year. How can video help your business to succeed? In this article, we explore five aspects of video creation that can make good videos go…

Marketing

7 Tips to Get Your Brand Ambassador Program off the Ground

By | Jul 18, 2015 at 8:00 am

According to a report from Nielsen, 56 percent of buyers worldwide turn to friends and family to learn more about new products, making word-of-mouth the most common source for such information. In addition, the report shows social media is gaining traction as a common…

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Funding

Luna Joins Y Combinator, Has Unique Strategy

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Luna is a smart bed startup that has joined the most recent Y Combinator (YC) class. In the spring they raised over $1 million through a successful Indiegogo campaign. They also recently announced an additional $1.3 million in funding raised through private investors (who have remained…

Remote work

4 Best Job Fields for Remote Work and Where to Find Them

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 9:00 pm

More and more companies are allowing employees to work remotely. Studies show that these employees are more productive, less stressed, and happier overall with their work-life balance. Most companies, however, only offer the option for couple of days per month, if they even allow…

Product Launch

Queer Dating App Her (Formerly Dattch), Launches Nationwide

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Her, a mobile dating service for queer women, has just been released nationwide after increased demand. It was previously only available in seven cities across the United States The online dating market is HUGE. With over 2500 dating sites available there are ones out there for…

News

#DRONEWEEK: GE Launches First Live Drone Series

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Where can you see production machinery that can withstand temperatures of up to 350 degrees fahrenheit or test sites where 1,500 jet engines are made every year? GE is launching #DRONEWEEK — a live entertainment and educational series shot on drones that will air…

Apple

The New iPod Touch is Here, But It’s Not Going to Do Anything for Apple’s Sales

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm

On Wednesday, Apple introduced the new, sixth-generation iPod Touch, which now offers an A8 chip – with 900 percent faster graphics and 500 percent better CPU. It’s amazing; it’s fantastic; it’s greatest iPod Touch yet; however, it’s not going to do anything for Apple’s…

Hardware

NYC

littleBits Opens a Retail Storefront in New York City

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm

For littleBits, everything is about empowering people to invent via their electronic building blocks. To date they’ve inspired thousands to start building and inventing, all of whom share littleBits’ mission to put the power of electronics in the hands of everyone. It’s ambitious, but…

Breaking News

San Francisco

Homejoy Will Shut Down Operations This Month

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm

The San Francisco, CA-based on-demand home cleaning services company, Homejoy, will be shutting down operations at the end of July. The announcement was made on Homejoy’s own blog last night by Homejoy cofounder Adora Cheung, who confirmed that the company will shut down operations…

Trends

How much the Self-Driving Version of your Car Will Save on Insurance (in 1 graph)

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm

(Ferenstein Wire) — Self-driving cars will save the average driver about $1,000 annually, or cost $250 a year total, according to estimates from auto insurance startup, Metromile. Robotic self-driving cars have a near perfect driving record; thus far, when self-driving cars do get into accidents, it’s…

Gear & Gadgets

DC

DrinkMate Funded on KickStarter in Four Days

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Last month a room full of eager entrepreneurs, techies, and everyone in between heard pitches from several startups in the DC area for the Startup of The Year Competition. Among the startups was DrinkMate CEO and Founder Shaun Masavage, the creator of a smartphone…

Marketing

Content Marketing – Writing Stories that really Connect

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 12:30 pm

One of the reasons that great content marketing can be tricky for people who live and die by the metrics of banner ads and conversion rates is that, at its heart, effective content marketing is about telling really great stories that connects with audience….

Productivity

Want to be Productive? Take Scheduled Microbreaks

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 11:00 am

One of the known secrets of highly productive people is taking breaks. They know that taking breaks is part of maintaining sustainable energy throughout the day. Research shows strong correlation between the health of the workforce and their corresponding productivity. Power naps in the afternoon are…

Startups & Apps

The 3 Best Mobile Monitoring Solutions for Parents

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 10:00 am

If you have kids, you know that “screen time” is a matter you face each day, an issue facilitated by mobile devices. But you are not alone with your problem. According to a recent study signed by Pew Research Center, 92% of teens (aged…