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20 Apps for Writing a College Paper

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You will hardly find a student who enjoys writing a college paper. Among all the other tasks they get assigned in college, paper writing is one of the most difficult assignments. Students run into several problems: lack of ideas problems understanding the paper’s topic problems with research problems with structure lack of knowledge about citation styles problems… Read more »


It’s Official: SweetLabs to Open Another Office in Shanghai

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SweetLabs has raised huge amounts of capital, they’ve established a strong base in San Diego, and their employees absolutely love the company culture that CEO Darrius Thompson et al have cultivated. What could they possibly do to be even better? It’s a simple answer for them: China. That’s right, they’ve officially announced that SweetLabs will… Read more »



Jamaica Launches Startup Accelerator to Attract Investors

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Jamaica in’ it easier for entrepreneurs to launch successful startups Start-Up Jamaica (SUJ) launched this week in an effort to jump-start Jamaica’s startup ecosystem. The government-led program aims to help entrepreneurs transform business ideas into effective business plans capable of attracting investors. The program is based on the Start-Up Chile model, which has successfully put Chile on… Read more »


BooksToMe’s Subscription Service Sends Monthly Hardcover Albums of Your Instagram Pictures

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I’ve written previously about the different companies and services out there that will allow you to print your Instagram pictures. Despite the mainstreaming of Cloud services and having our Instagram photos readily available to us at any moment (whether it’s through Instagram itself, saved through an album on our phones, or synced through Cloud services… Read more »


Anonymous Chat App Versapp Launches Today

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Versapp launched today in the app store – it’s an anonymous app that allows users to chat with their friends in groups or one-to-one. However, this isn’t your typical anonymous app. Yesterday, I had the chance to try out the new platform, created by cofounders William Guedes and Giancarlo Anemone, and it’s anything from boring. Instead… Read more »


DC-Based Employee Perks Startup, Aspire, Raises $400K Seed Round

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Aspire, a DC-based startup that gives employees the ability to choose their own company perks and benefits, has raised $400,000 in seed funding. According to the report by The Washington Post, participants in the round included K Street Capital, Acceleprise, and other New York-based as well as international investors. Aspire offers an online marketplace for… Read more »


The 7 Best Sports Apps

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It’s possible there’s never been a better time to be a sports fan than right now. Seeing a game at home in HD lets you get new views of the action. Smartphones make it possible to be up to date at all times on scores, stats, highlights, and free agency happenings. Plus, the Internet has… Read more »



DC-Based Halcyon Incubator Now Accepting Applications for Second Class of Social Entrepreneurs

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The Washington, D.C.-based Halcyon Incubator – an incubator created by the S&R Foundation that is specifically focused on social entrepreneurship – announced this week that the application process for its second class of fellows is now open. Back in June it announced its first class of fellows, all of which will begin the program this upcoming… Read more »


Charlie Crist Visits LAB Miami to Announce Running Mate [Pictures]

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Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist stopped by Wynwood this Thursday to visit The LAB Miami, where he announced that Miami-Dade’s Democratic Party, Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, will be his running mate in the next state election. Crist and Taddeo-Goldstein had the opportunity to tour the co-working space, where he met tech startups founders and hear about programs like… Read more »


Chitter Wants to Give You Free Chit

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Chitter is rewarding users for posting photos to social media, and businesses with quality user generated content to rival the best traditional marketing plan. As user generated content is most trusted by the consumer, Chitter hopes to “help businesses begin to master the Dynamic Customer Journey” and offer value to their customers. Chitter was founded by Seth Knapp and Alex… Read more »


Yeti is a Tinder-Like Version of Yelp

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At The Pool launched last November and rose to glory in the App Store as a top, new social networking app. The focus of At The Pool was on meeting new people, and members were posting questions like: “Does anybody know a good hiking trail around here?” However, it became apparent to the team that… Read more »