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Orlando-Based Freedom Audio Joins R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator

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Orlando-based startup Freedom Audio was accepted to the latest R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator, powered by Techstars, in New York City. The startup develops rugged speakers that are connected to music providers via built-in cellular and WiFi.   They will be joining  an exceptional group of hardware- and Internet of Things-focused startups into the 2015 R/GA Accelerator. The… Read more »


Use This Tinder for Voting App to Help You on Election Day

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VOTING IS SO HARD. Okay, it really isn’t – for the most part, candidates often offer a broad enough spectrum of opinions on multiple issues that make it pretty easy for voters to figure out for whom to vote. There is, however, the likelihood that voters won’t even know anything about the candidates on the ballot (or that they… Read more »


Clarify Closes $1M Round for Media Analytics API Platform

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Clarify Inc is a self-service API that allows you to make your audio and video files actionable via search and extracted keywords and topics. The team, founded by Paul Murphy and Ivo Rothschild, chose this name for their startup because Clarify is “what we do. We make opaque data searchable. We give you insights into it.” Clarify believes that the huge volume… Read more »


Esteban Reyes: Startups Need to Adapt and Focus on the Big Picture

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Self-proclaimed start-up junkie, investor, and serial entrepreneur Esteban Reyes has founded seven successful companies in 14 years. This is exceptional, given the ups and downs of starting your own company.  He first co-founded Verification Bureau at age 19. It was a mortgage fraud prevention technology business that was sold to Lender Processing Services in the summer of… Read more »


Belgian Grad Student Proposes Lifesaving Ambulance Drone

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THIS IS A LIFE-CHANGER. I am typing through tears after watching the dramatic demo video offered by Belgian Graduate Student Alec Momont as he presents the Ambulance Drone. “Our vision is to improve current emergency infrastructure with a network of drones capable of saving lives,” he says in the video. He proposes that the ambulance… Read more »


Israeli Startup Hola Helps Users Say Hello to Open Internet

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Recently, VPN proxy service Hola has surpassed 30 million users, providing people all over the planet with a “freedom of information” from the open internet that they’ve never had before. The concept behind Hola is simple – provide internet users everywhere with a faster, more accessible and safer Internet experience, by helping each other route traffic in the most… Read more »


Mad Genius Radio Is What Pandora Should Be

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I recently had time to catch up with Mad Genius Radio Founder Eric Neumann and CEO Max Fulton. Mad Genius Radio is a new startup breaking onto the radio scene with a bevy of unique features and a beautiful interface both via the web and their iOS/Android apps. Mad Genius Radio started as nothing more… Read more »


When do Startups Need Marketing Automation?

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Marketing automation is an enticing and misleading phrase at the same time. Who doesn’t want some magical marketing machine that automatically brings in new leads and turns them into customers? The reality is that it doesn’t take much to get your first automated marketing workflow started, but takes lots of fine-tuning and proper timing to… Read more »


Match and Chat with Talent Through nspHire

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Tired of sifting through resumes and cover letters? nspHire, a job matching app for employers and job seekers, makes it simple for employers to hire candidates for freelance, full-time, and part-time positions; internships; and virtual assistant jobs. How does nspHire work? nspHire allows users to quickly screen employers or job seekers by swiping left or… Read more »


5 Reasons Israeli Startups Are So Successful

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Over the past decades, Israel has become a hub for innovation and R&D. And when it comes to startups, it actually is number two only to Silicon Valley. With 140 scientists, technicians, and engineers per 10,000 employees, compared to 85 per 10,000 in the United States, Israel boasts the highest number of scientists and technology… Read more »


Learn How you can Skip Making Mistakes in C# Programming

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Starting with the Basics of C#Programming C# is a language that targets the MS CLR (Common Language Runtime). It features cross-language integration, enhanced security, exception handling, less complex model for component interaction, debugging, profiling services and other benefits. C# is widely accepted CLR language used for complex, corporate development projects that target mobile, server, or… Read more »


How to Organize Your Finances for Your Startup

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Startups face a number of challenges before they can open their doors, whether it is a traditional brick-and-mortar storefront or a new online endeavor. Arguably one of the biggest hurdles we face hits us right in our wallet when we need to consider finance matters or take a better look at our own financial picture…. Read more »


4 Secrets For Hiring Passive Candidates For Your Tech Startup

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You’ve heard of the value passive candidates bring to a startup. Already seasoned in the industry, these candidates possess critical wisdom and experience that can help your tech startup get off the ground. So can a startup market itself to attract passive candidates who already have jobs? Yes! It’s easier to attract passive candidates for… Read more »