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VegasTechFund Launches AngelList Syndicate with Buffer Funding

VegasTechFund Syndicate Buffer Funding

The VegasTechFund, the $50 million startup fund that’s part of the Downtown Project, has launched an AngelList Syndicate today to raise $400k for San Francisco-based Buffer. The fund was previously focused on funding early-stage startups, and up to this point has invested around $30 million dollars into over 90 early-stage startups. As Tony Hsieh explained on stage… Read more »



JIBO Looks Like It’s Directly From a Sci-Fi Movie

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Disclaimer: I attended University with the individual quoted in this article. Sci-fi movies have put some interesting notions about robots and the way they work with humans in our minds, to say the least. The Terminator, I-Robot, and even The Matrix all depict pseudo-apocalyptic worlds where robots and humans started out great, but somewhere along the… Read more »



Are You Paying Too Much Online Because of Variable Pricing?

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You may have already started clearing your browsing history – or changing browsers altogether – when hunting down online airfares in order to make sure you’re always seeing the best price. But how many other hack gymnastics are you performing in order to make sure you are seeing all variable pricing options when shopping online? According to… Read more »


500 Startups Pulls UXcam from England to Silicon Valley

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Put simply, data companies are hot these days. Having the ability to know exactly what your users are doing, where they’re doing it, and to what end, is a near-priceless commodity in the tech ecosystem. When Kishan Gupta co-founded UXcam, he didn’t know he was going to be ultimately getting into 500 Startups, but rather… Read more »



How Mobile Technology Has Revolutionized Small Business

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Don’t look now, but mobile technology is leveling the playing field for American firms. Technologies and capabilities that were once reserved for the upper echelon of the Fortune 500 can now fit comfortably in the palm of almost anyone’s hand. Mobile technology, whether you believe it or not, has — and will undoubtedly continue to… Read more »


NASA and 9 Accounts Entrepreneurs Should Follow on Soundcloud

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This week, NASA joined audio-sharing platform SoundCloud, attracting more than 25,000 followers with sounds from historic spaceflights and current missions. Classics like “Houston, We’ve Had a Problem,” and “Solar System & Beyond Sounds” are a must. For those who love to explore the myriad of sounds brought to you by Soundcloud, there are a few accounts… Read more »



How Poshly Leverages Cosmetics Giveaways Into Valuable Consumer Data for Brands

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For consumers, the notion of a “freebie” seems an innate part of our human identity, nowhere removed from our desire for self-fulfillment and tendency for self-improvement; we love free things. We also love competition and the uncertainty that lies at its foundation – the thoughts of winning and of losing equally driving our adrenaline. Taking all… Read more »



Tech Tools That Keep a Freelance Blogger Safer Online

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Those bloggers who get around a little, both in the physical and digital world, need to take greater care of themselves. There are a number of harmful sites, and people, out there and your mobility may be limiting your security. If you’re like any of the other online bloggers I know, you also spend a… Read more »


How to Mold an Inbound Marketing Company Culture

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Despite our efforts of trying to keep up with continually advancing technology, it always seems like we’re playing catch up in order to make sure our marketing doesn’t fall flat as a pancake. Before the Internet, it was simpler to grab the attention of a television viewer with commercials and advertisements. While this kind of… Read more »