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Find Your Payroll Zen with Zenefits

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Do you wish your payroll processes and HR tasks were completely stress-free? Are you tired of using multiple tools to keep track of your employees’ benefits? Well, there’s a fairly new platform that can provide you with the peace of mind you need when managing HR and payroll tasks. Zenefits, a startup that manages benefits… Read more »


The Top Seven New iOS Apps of Summer

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Instead of making you browse and discover the top iOS apps of the summer, we’ve done the hunting for you. Here’s a list of some of the new and upcoming apps in the App Store that have grown in popularity during the summer months including a nice mix of apps for business and apps for… Read more »



The Top Android Photography Apps

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Most people taking photos on their smartphones do it for fun. You may have seen many photography apps but never thought about downloading them. However, there is more than meets the eye - here are some of the top Android photography apps that you might like to use, even as an amateur. Top Android apps for capturing photos… Read more »


8 Trends for Mobile Commerce in 2014

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Mobile devices have not only become incredibly popular, but they have also changed the way we interact with others as well. Mobile commerce has taken off in a big way because people can buy whatever they want from wherever they are, without the hassle of having to go to physical stores. Entrepreneurs have also understood… Read more »


In a Competition Between NYC and Boston Startups, Boston’s VerbalCare Reigned Supreme

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This past Wednesday, WeWork held its Fenway Fast Pitch Competition, a competition designed to determine which city is truly better: New York City or Boston? Okay, well, that wasn’t really the whole point of it, but the startup pitch competition did feature three startups from NYC and three teams from Boston, the winner of which would forever stand… Read more »



Gamify and Crowd Source Your Coding Experience

CheckiO

CheckiO, billed as ‘The Game for Coders’, recently announced the launch of its new publish and share feature. With this new update, CheckiO players can write, design, and publish custom coding missions for immediate sharing across the global coder community. The CheckiO team wants people, scientists, and innovators to add challenges they personally struggle with… Read more »


Charitable Agents Helps Regular People Make Huge Donations

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Most Americans’ biggest purchase is their home. Imagine the positive impact of applying a percentage of your largest purchase to your favorite charity. That’s what the company Charitable Agents helps homebuyers do. Brothers David and Avi Tal were fascinated by this idea, and decided to make it a reality. David Tal shared the Charitable Agents… Read more »



Guesswork Announces a Machine Learning Platform to Help CRM Companies

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Guesswork announced this week that they are launchign a machine learning platform to help customer relationship management (CRM) companies build intelligence into their products and replicate what Google has done on the web at every company. That is, Google understands a customer’s intention with a few keywords in a search box: even with troves of data… Read more »


DC’s Social Tables Closes $8 Million Series A Round

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The DC-based Social Tables, which helps hotels and organizations better plan and manage their meetings and events through a robust, Cloud-based diagramming and attendee management platform, just announced that it has a closed a whopping $8 million Series A round of funding. The round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP). The company made the… Read more »



Arkansas Venture Center To Launch Pre-Accelerator Course With Nashville Entrepreneur Center

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The Arkansas Venture Center (AVC) announced today it will offer Pre-Flight, a pre-accelerator course for early stage entrepreneurs and startup companies that helps fast track their concept to market. The 14-week course is a partnership with Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC), with the goal to gives participants access to proven startup methodologies as well as connect them… Read more »


Las Vegas’ George Diab Launches Q&A App OpenFloor

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Downtown Las Vegas just got a brand new platform from the minds of George Diab and Max Aceituno. OpenFloor, as they’re calling it, is a combined effort of their combined UX and programming skills to bring a Q&A platform into the spotlight. OpenFloor was designed as a hyper-engaged question and answer platform that allows anybody… Read more »