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Screen-Bridge Launches Fast Lane Membership Program

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Screen-Bridge announced the launch of their Fast Lane Membership Program, which will connect industry professionals and provide resources that offer opportunities with new media and social technology. “This program looks to collectively to push the entertainment industry into the digital space, by unifying television and social media professionals with different levels and areas of expertise,”… Read more »


NYC’s CommonBond Will Match Pencils of Promise Donations Today

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For today only, Pencils of Promise – a non-profit organization focused on building schools and increasing access to education opportunities through the creation of sustainable programs in the developing world – is partnering with New York City-based startup, CommonBond, on a 24-hour matching campaign that will fund its scholarships for students in Ghana, Laos, and Guatemala. The… Read more »


But First Let Me Take a Selfie

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From Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars Selfie to the hit song “#Selfie” by the Chainsmokers, the selfie has become a part of both pop culture and everyday life. However, a few years ago that wasn’t the case – people barely knew what the word meant. However, during that time a small group of entrepreneurs were working on… Read more »


Steve Case-Backed Andela Launches to Bridge Global Skills Gap in Software Development

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The Andela Institute, a talent accelerator that’s focused on closing the global skills gap in software development, has launched today. Andela looks toward the developing world to recruit promising top developers and then connecting them with top global employers. Today’s launch is held in synchrony with the announcement of the closing of a seed round of funding…. Read more »


Jetaport: An Easier and Cheaper Way to Book Hotel Blocks

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I love going on vacations. I also love my friends and family. Combining the two elements, however, is not something I particularly enjoy. It’s not that I don’t want to spend time with these people in some new part of the world; I really just hate having to deal with the logistics behind such trips…. Read more »


VIRES Aeronautics: Big Plans to Disrupt Aviation

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Jordan Greene received a phone call during the summer of 2012. His friend Harshil Goel – and now the CEO of VIRES Aeronautics – had called to discuss a discovery he had made while working in India. “He said ‘I may have found a solution that will revolutionize aerodynamics and the aerospace industry’,” says Jordan… Read more »


Player.me Hits Landmark 1M Posts, Seeks Funding

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Sean Fee, managing partner at Mist Media, previous CCO of MetaMedia, and jack-of-all-trades has jumped into the gaming industry with social networking site Player.me. It is currently billed as “the best way to show off your gaming skills, connect with other gamers and grow your fanbase.”  It seems the site has lived up to its reputation,… Read more »


When Do You Need a CTO?

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Had lunch recently with the CTO of a growing lead generation company and as we talked, it became apparent that this question is a growing decision point for Founders. When do you need a CTO? The question of whether you need a CTO and when, depends on three main factors: – your company life cycle… Read more »


Asp.net Development Made Easier with Core Engine

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Asp.net 4.0 offers an incremental set of enhancements to a platform that is already powerful to use. Most of the enhancements in Asp.net have to do with Web Forms, however a few features in the core runtime make the life of asp.net developers easier. Some of the core engine features are: Clean web.config files for… Read more »


The Future of Links and the eCommerce Economy

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Trying to predict the future of online marketing and eCommerce is much like trying to predict the weather—although you can make an educated guess, you can never be 100% certain about the eventual outcome. Constant technological advances, ever changing online trends, and increasingly savvy consumers have made it difficult to accurately predict what’s in store… Read more »


African Datacenters: Understanding Challenges in Emerging Infrastructure in Developing Countries  

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Datacenters are built to provide continuous computing operations and network connectivity to high value computing tasks. They are typically used to increase processing power and store large quantities of data and information. They also serve as the backbone of our modern technological society, especially with the growing migration to the cloud. Unfortunately, there are still… Read more »


5 Things Developers Should Look for in a Payments API

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Rapid evolution is the new normal in payments technology. Brick-and-mortar, e-commerce, kiosks, pop-ups—a single retailer can sell in many different ways, and all of them require payment solutions that have been adapted to the changing needs of both the brand and its customers. But while retailers need first-rate payments solutions to respond to the shifting… Read more »


Will Startup BlankPage Solve Writer’s Blank Page Issue?

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A startup for writers everywhere (now in private beta) BlankPage.io launched in October of last year and is hoping to make it easier for writers of all levels and areas to sit down and actually write without all the annoying distractions that come with it and hinder the ability to put thoughts down into words. This startup is… Read more »


5 Online Marketing Trends of 2014

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Some online marketing trends are going to take years to die, and some come-and-go within a matter of months. We are well in to the year 2014, so here are some of the most prevalent trends of the year. Images are still becoming more and more search engine friendly   Image courtesy: Google Blog Google… Read more »