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Is Your Airbnb Rent Too Damn High?

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It’s all about supply and demand: when there is an event in a city, prices for hotel accommodations increase drastically. And if it’s up to San Francisco-based startup Beyond Pricing, that should also be true for Airbnb hosts. Beyond Price helps Airbnb hosts & owners maximize the performance of their rental properties by using a pricing model similar… Read more »


6 Team-Building Tips from the CEA Innovate! Conference

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This week, entrepreneurs like Nolan Bushnell and Paul Singh are converging on Arizona for the CEA Innovate! Conference, a three-day event bringing together big and small tech companies. The Wednesday schedule included a panel led by our CEO Frank Gruber, called “Startup Success Stories.” He was joined by Ximena Hartsock, president and cofounder of Phone2Action;… Read more »


SmartMat Ensures That Yoga Will Never be the Same Again: In a Good Way

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Yoga: it’s everywhere. But more important than how many people join yoga studios every day is the fact that the yoga industry is worth a collective $27 billion. That’s going to open some great opportunities for entrepreneurs to disrupt the industry. SmartMat sees the power inherent in incorporating technology into our exercise routines: it’s something that began… Read more »


Social News Reading App SmartNews Makes US Debut

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The news reading app from Japan, SmartNews, has released its app for both iOS and Android today in the U.S. market. With nearly 5 million users in a country of 127 million people, the app has become a valuable commodity in the Japanese market and hopes to spread its lasting effect on news consumption in… Read more »


A Positive Company Culture is Crucial for Success

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According to the 2013 State of the Workplace Gallup poll, more than 70 percent of American employees are disengaged at work. Further, the poll highlights how a disengaged workforce negatively impacts a company’s financial results. If there’s one major takeaway from this poll it’s that a strong and positive company culture is crucial for success,… Read more »


DEANA Fit: Personal Trainer App Launches Today on Kickstarter

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D.E.A.N.A Fit is a personal trainer in the palm of your hand – you can access more than 250 unique exercises, nutrition plans, and ultimately reach a new level of fitness. D.E.A.N.A (or “Digital Exercise and Nutrition Advisor) uses innovative AI technology to serve as your very own personal trainer. D.E.A.N.A Fit launches today on… Read more »


Retail Giant e-Bay Acquires Las Vegas Startup Rumgr

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Las Vegas and #VegasTech is abuzz with the news that Dylan Bathurst and Alex Coleman have sold the software behind their VegasTechFund startup, Rumgr, to auction and retail giant e-Bay. Together with e-Bay, they will launch a new product called Close5, which is currently available in the App Store and officially launches October 1. Close5 takes… Read more »


How the Internet of Things is Turning Into the Internet of Sports

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vast new frontier where companies are currently experimenting with fascinating new ideas and items. One of the major areas where we’ve seen intriguing innovations has been with consumer products, but other industries are poised to have revolutions of their very own. Though it may feel like a strange… Read more »



HealthCare.com Launches Online Health Insurance Marketplace

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Miami-based HealthCare.com launched today a health insurance comparison website where consumers will be able to research and buy healthcare plans. HealthCare.com now features nearly 200 carriers and more than 90,000 health insurance plans. HealthCare.com offers tools such as a tax subsidy calculator that estimates potential financial aid from the federal government, a tax penalty calculator to measure how… Read more »


Tixers Announces Partnership with Xavier University

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For Season ticket holders and fans at Xavier University, their basketball season just became a little better. Last week they announced a partnership with Tixers for the 2014-15 basketball season. Tixers is a ticket-trading marketplace and makes exchanging tickets easy for users. Tixers’ CEO Alex Burkhart attended Xavier and the team wanted to prove their… Read more »


PillPack: The Simple Way to Manage Your Medications

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Managing five to seven medications can be challenging – throw in long lines, little privacy, and constant refills at your local pharmacy and it’s enough to make you wonder if there is a better solution. There is – it’s called PillPack. PillPack is a full-service pharmacy that delivers a better, simpler experience, according to their… Read more »


5 Cost and Time-Saving Initiatives for Your Startup

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Time and money are two resources that cannot be spared in the fast-paced world of startups. As you create and manage your company, you will need to find reasonable ways to conserve time and money without cutting corners. Fortunately, there are some relatively simple ways to save two of your most valuable resources. Five initiatives… Read more »


What is Social CRM and Why Do You Need it?

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Whether you’re new to social media marketing, or you’ve successfully maintained your company’s twitter account for several years, you aren’t alone if you are a little unclear when it comes to what social CRM is, and what it can do for your marketing efforts. What is Social CRM? To begin with, lets look to Paul… Read more »