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Full Spectrum Laser Went From a Garage to the Prime Time

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The tales of garage-startups are few and far between these days with startup ecosystems popping up left and right (and offering relatively cheap rent prices). However, it’s a part of the startup culture that hasn’t completely disappeared yet. Henry Liu founded Full Spectrum Laser, and their wholly owned 3D printing subsidiary FSL3D, in his garage… Read more »


Here are the Four Winning Startups from 1776’s Challenge Cup NY Competition

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Last night, the Washington, D.C.-based startup incubator and seed fund 1776 teamed up with New York University’s Polytechnic School of Engineering to host the 1776 Challenge Cup 2015 New York regional competition. After hearing pitches from 38 startups in the fields of education, energy, health, and cities, the panel of judges narrowed it down to four winning… Read more »




The Best Apps for Older People

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Be thankful that your parents need your help updating their smartphones, installing their printers, and hooking up Netflix. This gives you a constructive way to spend time together, and don’t you feel useful afterward? I’m about to serve you some knowledge, with the help of Trevor Lucy from Home Care Technologies. He put together an… Read more »


Preview the Zappos Pop-Up Shop in Downtown Las Vegas

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If you could step inside the internet, which website would you jump into first? If you are a shopping fanatic, you might choose to go inside Zappos.com. Beginning today, and running every day 24/7 until December 31, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day, the Zappos Pop-Up Shop powered by ShopWithMe will allow you to… Read more »



This Startup Wants To Use AI To Schedule Your Meetings

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Depending on which study you read, we spend “most of our lives” -sleeping, -watching TV, waiting… But I know for sure that a lot of my time is spent reaching out to different companies, or responding to requests, to schedule appointments to discuss their products. This is all par for the course, however, the problem comes with trying… Read more »


StyleHaul Attracts European Buyer in RTL Group

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Recently a leading European entertainment network, RTL Group, made moves to go deeper into the Los Angeles tech startup ecosystem when they acquired StyleHaul for $107 million US. RTL Group will also invest $20 million US into StyleHaul in order to fund the company’s growth. In addition, the parties have agreed to earn-out mechanisms that… Read more »


Airbnb for Cars, Getaround, Raises $24M in New Funding

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San Francisco-based car-sharing startup, Getaround, announced today they have raised $24M in funding. Getaround app allows users to reserve cars from people nearby their location. Basically. Airbnb for your car. If someone is looking for a car,  they can search cars available nearby available instantly. Those registered agree to let any of its screened users… Read more »


This is How You Should Market your App

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This summer it was announced that in the iTunes App Store alone, there are over 1.2 million apps available for downloading. If you plan to launch an app, it’s not enough to have the most beautiful interface and innovative product. If no one knows about it, you’re just another one of the 1.2 million, a number that’s… Read more »


FiscalNote Raises $7M Series A for Its Legislation Prediction AI

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The Washington, D.C. startup FiscalNote, whose artificial intelligence technology analyzes and predicts the outcome of legislation, announced a $7 million Series A. This round of financing was led by Singapore sovereign wealth fund Visionnaire Ventures, with participation from Cloud Ventures, NEA, Winklevoss Capital, Enspire Capital, Green Visor Capital, and Middleland Capital. Notable angelsin this round… Read more »


Shakr: “Video Ads are Hot Right Now”

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According to a recent Forbes article, video ads are hot right now. Nearly every major internet platform launched a new video ad product, big brands love it, and video ad spending is up 76 percent year-over-year in 2014. Recently graduated from the 500 Startups accelerator, as part of Batch 10, Shakr has decided that they… Read more »


How Constantly Checking your Phone Can Ruin Your Posture

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Believe it or not, but your constant texting and checking your Instagram is ruining your posture. A new study published by the Surgical Technology International found that people spend an average of two to four hours a day with their heads tilted over reading and texting on their smart phones and devices. Looking down at your texts is… Read more »