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Top Christmas Shopping Apps for iPhone/Android Users

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Christmas is right around the corner and now is the time to start Christmas shopping for presents. This is also the time when retailers provide huge discounts for various goods. But shopping during Christmas is no piece of cake. There is a lot of rush in all the stores and it often happens that the… Read more »


Send Holiday Cheer Through a Video Greeting with Congrats

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It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time to share what you’re thankful for, and spread love and cheer to loved ones near and far. This year, technology is giving us new ways to connect virtually, including new apps such as Congrats and social media platforms like Facebook’s Say Thanks or Instagram video. Congrats, a first-of-its-kind video… Read more »


Who Needs a Studio When You’ve Got the KDJ-ONE?

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Yesterday marked the official launch of the KDJ-ONE Kickstarter campaign. There are currently 38 days left on the campaign clock and so far the KDJ-ONE has raised $32,371 of their total $100,000 goal. KDJ-ONE is a portable music studio that’s good for both beginners and professionals alike. It features just about every tool you need for musical… Read more »



Time is On Our Side With Automated Vehicles

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A man climbs into the cab of a tractor trailer, hauling himself into the massive driver’s seat and shutting the door behind him as if settling into a captain’s chair. The steering wheel is massive, evoking the wheel of a mighty sailing ship even at it protruds from a dashboard covered in electronic controls and… Read more »




International Startups Compete at ICT Summit ScaleMeGlobal Contest

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Right now in Warsaw, Poland, the ICT Summit, organized by The Polish Agency for Enterprise Development, is being held to support and educate international startups with speaker tracks on startup ecosystems, pitching, global success, mobile apps, scaling, and more. As part of this major startup conference that supports the Central-Eastern Europe region, the final stage of the… Read more »


AvantCredit Raises $225M Series D for Online Consumer Lending

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AvantCredit, the Chicago,IL-based financial tech startup in the online lending industry, announced the closing of a $225 million round of Series D financing. Contributors to this round include existing investors Tiger Global Management and August Capital, as well as new investments from Peter Thiel, DFJ Ventres, RRE Ventures, and KKR. Additionally, AvantCredit has received $300 million credit… Read more »


Uber, Fooda, Drizy, Others Team Up to Select One Great Chicago Company for the Ultimate Office Happy Hour

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Five Chicago startups are teaming up for Happy Hour Delivered, a promotion aimed at giving one Chicago business the ultimate happy hour experience. Drizly, Instacart, Fooda, Uber and Handy will be providing food, drink, transportation, and cleanup altogether worth up to $2,330 for one Chicago office. “It’s the giving season!” said Fooda COO Jason Stulberg. “We… Read more »


What Does it Mean for a Drone to be Athletic?

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Buffalo, New York was absolutely drilled by a massive snowstorm at the beginning of November; it held humans indoors, and stranded others, for days as the snow piled up foot over foot. There was however one sector of the population that could get outdoors, although they aren’t humans. Drones could get up and get out… Read more »


David Tisch to Join Cornell Tech as Head of its Startup Studio

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This morning, Cornell University announced that entrepreneur, investor, and Techstars NYC cofounder David Tisch will join Cornell Tech as head of its Startup Studio. In this role, Tisch will work alongside Cornell Tech’s Chief Entrepreneurial Office and former Twitter CTO, Greg Pass, to develop the capstone program of Cornell Tech’s experiential learning curriculum. “David will provide our… Read more »