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YogaTrail: A Marketplace for Yogis to Get Their Om On

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Prep your mats Yogis; practicing anywhere in the world just got easier! That’s the concept behind YogaTrail, an online network where  people find and connect with yoga teachers on the go. The startup is based out of Chiang Mai, Thailand, but recently relocated to San Francisco as part of the 500 Startups program. The idea behind… Read more »



5 Photo Sharing Apps That Aren’t Instagram

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Photo sharing apps are huge right now. Ever since Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram for 1 billion dollars back in 2012, photo sharing and collaboration has been at the top of developer’s hit lists. Obviously, Instagram is the most popular, and you are probably already on it. But if you are looking for something new, or for… Read more »


Yosemite Update to Apple OS X: Not Only Pretty, but Pretty Awesome too

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One thing that most Mac enthusiasts can agree on is that they all love the multitude of features, updates, and the UX of Yosemite. The update to Apple’s OS X system basically brings the Mac in line with all of the features offered with the iOS 8 system, and provides near seamless continuity as you move from your mobile… Read more »


Mobile Shipping Service Shyp To Launch In Miami

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When was the last time you were in a post office, trying to figure out how to ship that big box at an affordable yet reliable price? If it’s been a while, lucky you because it’s a hassle. Between finding the right service, the safe package, packing it carefully while putting up with the Post… Read more »


Back This: MonBaby is a Wearable Device to Monitor Your Baby

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I’m not a parent, but I can certainly imagine that if and when I do become one (spoiler: I WILL become one someday) that I will likely spend every waking minute of my life concerned about the well-being of my children. Especially when kids are younger, it’s understandable for parents to worry about them constantly…. Read more »


How to Plug into the Startup Scene in a New City

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As a digital nomad covering startup scenes around the world, I often land in a new city and have to get connected to local entrepreneurs for interviews. I’ve tried various methods, from searching for coworking spaces and startup organizations to asking for introductions to tweeting out a plea for help. I imagine entrepreneurs go through… Read more »


Jacques-Elliott Kickstarter: One Size Fits the Universe

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Elliot Aronow started selling unique ties during the holidays, but after popular demand he’s quickly turned Christmas gifts for friends and family into a successful tie company that has already raised almost $11,000 on Kickstarter. The brand — Jacques-Elliott — is a democratic and accessories lifestyle brand run by Aronow. “It’s a lifestyle and accessory brand,”… Read more »


Amazon Will Open Brick-and-Mortar Stores and Why You Will Never Shop There

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This week, online retailer Amazon confirmed that it will be opening up pop-up stores in San Francisco and Sacramento, California, next week for the holiday shopping season. This news comes after rumors that the company will soon open a brick-and-mortar store in New York City. The pop-up stores will carry Amazon-branded products developed in-house, such as Amazon’s Kindle tablets… Read more »


30 Founders Share Why Their Startups Failed

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If you’re going to fail, do it fast…and write a post-mortem to share some of your learning experiences with fellow entrepreneurs. CB Insights compiled over 100 startups post-mortems that described why their startups failed. Most were written by the founders themselves; we selected 30. 1. Canvas App It may seem surprising that a seemingly successful product could… Read more »


Harvard, Babson College Are Top Colleges for Entrepreneurship

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A recent report published in the October issues of Entrepreneur magazine points out that Harvard University and Babson College are among the top colleges for entrepreneurship, putting together top-tiered entrepreneurship curricula for their students. The rankings were produced by Princeton Review and are separated into two sections: undergraduate and graduate programs. According to the rankings, Harvard University ranks… Read more »


Add Heatmaps and Web Analytics With Only One Line of Code

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Ptengine is a heatmaps and web analytics platform that has climbed to the top of the charts across Asia, and this week the team officially announced that they’ll be expanding their platform into the US and Europe. To date they work with over 8,000 different companies, including major names like Sony Music, Softbank, and Yamaha. While… Read more »



Firedrive Aims to be Mobile Leader in Cloud Storage

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Cloud storage options have become more and more complicated. Dollar Shave Club, in the razor industry, recognized that people didn’t need 5 blades, a rotating head and a speaker system in their razor. They created a single blade option that was more cost effective and simply gave people what they need. Firedrive has seen the same… Read more »