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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 »


Actually Fashionable Wearable Tech: Cuff Wins Decoded Fashion NYC Startup Competition

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Today and yesterday, Decoded Fashion held its New York Summit in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, inviting leading startups and individuals from the worlds of fashion and technology to share their thoughts on such things as how fashion houses and retail chains are utilizing nascent technologies, as well as highlighting the work from rising startups that bringing the… Read more »


Why Hackers are Actually the Good Guys

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For the purpose of simplifying complex issues and characters in our society, the media has successfully vilified hackers today. Just look at the news in the past year and notice how hackers have been portrayed as the perpetrators of everything that is wrong with online security. But is this really a fair depiction of hackers?… Read more »


A Closer Look at the US Government’s Cloud First Project

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Back in 2010, President Barack Obama announced that he would spearhead a federal government ‘Cloud First’ initiative that would aim to streamline IT services delivery. Little by little, federal agencies have begun implementing cloud into their workflows which has saved the federal government up to $20 billion dollars according to some estimates. Since the federal… Read more »


RxMatch Gives Patients Recovery and Sustainable Wellness On-The-Go

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Today, San Francisco-­based startup RxMatch launches a post-op care platform for web and mobile devices. The platform includes best practices and treatment compliance orchestrated by a trained health coach; keeping doctors, nurses, patients, and care-givers informed between visits with clinical information that is insightful and actionable. RxMatch leverages technology to extend these pivotal relationships beyond the… Read more »


Social Bicycles Offers Leaner, Data-Happy Bikeshare Option

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City bikeshare programs are ballooning across the country with a fairly simple concept – docked bikes that can be rented via credit card at the docking site or through an annual membership plan. Can this model be improved? Social Bicycles (SoBi) certainly thinks so. Patrick Hoffman, product manager for New York-based SoBi, said the idea… Read more »