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Ralph Lauren Debuts a Polo Shirt That Tracks Physical Activity

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Luxurious brand Ralph Lauren joins Tory Burch in venturing into the world of wearable tech fashion. This week, the fashion brand debuted their first smart garment in Polo’s lineup during the 2014 US Open Tournament.  The technology behind the shirt is a prototype developed for the tennis tournament by Canadian company OMsignal. The snug, black compression shirt monitors and gathers detailed… Read more »



10 Startups Unveil at Techstars Chicago Demo Day

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On Wednesday, Techstars Chicago held demo day for its Summer 2014 class of startups. Managing director Troy Henikoff and cofounder Sam Yagan referred to the ten presenting startups as the “best class ever,” according to a report by Built in Chicago. Announced in May, the Techstars Chicago Summer 2014 class is made up of six companies from Chicago,… Read more »


DreamsCloud Raises $2M in Series A Funding

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Finding the meanings to your dreams is great for business. For DreamsCloud, their dream in only beginning. DreamsCloud, an online platform to monitor and track dreams, announced today that it has raised USD $2 million in funding. The round was led by Sphere Capital Holding, and the company intends to use the money to continue… Read more »


Venture For America Announces Miami Fellows

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Venture For America has announced the first batch of fellows coming to Miami. The nonprofit organization works to connect recent grads with startups. They recently expanded their program to Miami thanks to The Knight Foundation’s funding of USD $126,000 VFA focuses on growing entrepreneurial communities with low cost of living, and the program has been in places in cities… Read more »


New York Angel Investors Bank $350,000 on Intellectual Property

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Traklight, a platform that provides cloud-based software for identifying and protecting intellectual property (IP), yesterday announced that they have raised $350,000 of angel funding from New York investors. Part of the appeal for the investors is the fact that Traklight is used by both entrepreneurs with valuable IP as well as lawyers, law firms, and… Read more »



Mobile Makers Academy is Putting Coding on the Curriculum in These Chicago High Schools

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Back in 2012, Mobile Makers Academy launched in Chicago to offer people the opportunity to become iOS developers through its initial ten-week program offering. Since then, they’ve condensed their iOS Bootcamp to eight weeks, teach students to code in both Objective-C and Apple’s new Swift programming language,  and have even launched a program that enables… Read more »


Silicon Students’ Crowdfunding Campaign Will Improve Their Young-Entrepreneur School

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There seems to be no shortage of early-stage entrepreneurs these days, but many find themselves relegated to isolated environments. It can be difficult to find like-minded peers and experienced entrepreneurs who might be able to help them bring an idea to fruition. Pierre-Simon Ntiruhungwa and Edouard Foussier co-founded an organization, Silicon Students, to tackle this very… Read more »



App Developers Rejoice: Uber Launches an API

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On August 20, Uber announced the official launch of their API; developers now have access to many of the primitive features that power Uber’s ride sharing platform. And the API launch is perfectly in line with Uber’s mission to bring transportation as reliable as running water to everyone, everywhere. “While simple on the surface, the… Read more »


The Best Android Field Services Management Mobile Apps

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Versatile field administration applications help explain probably the most widely recognized difficulties for offsite professionals and the directors who help them. In particular, these portable applications are helpful for recording status changes, entry/take-off times, invoicing data, and work points of interest. They additionally determination continuous correspondence issues in the middle of experts and their home… Read more »



Personal’s ‘Fill It’ Now Available on Mobile for Form Filling On the Go

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In June, DC-based Personal - a startup that provides people with a secured digital data vault to store personal information, passwords, and files – launched Fill It, a database replete with forms of any and all types, with an infrastructure that allows for secure and automatic form-filling. Today, the company launched Fill It Mobile, giving users that same… Read more »


Miami-Based Movéo Launches Transportation Service in Colombia

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Miami-based ground transportation company Movéo announced its expansion into Colombia, Latin America’s third largest economy. The company will provide travelers access to 300+ executive vehicles with top-flight service. Offering everything from airport transfers and daily charters to event transportation logistics and security details, Movéo provides discerning riders a seamless, world-class experience. “At the end of the… Read more »


Advertise to a Student Audience with College Press Club

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Wishing there was a way to lower your advertising costs and connect with young potential customers at the same time? Thanks to Boulder-based startup College Press Club, there now is. College Press Club connects college newspaper publishers with advertisers. Instead of calling each publication individually, or hiring a costly broker to make the connections, advertisers… Read more »