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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 »


7 Ways Web Animation Will Spruce Up Your Site

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One of the most effective ways to take a bland website and transform it into something beautiful, fresh, and appealing is to use animation. Unfortunately, back in the days when Shockwave and Flash were prominent, using animation and visual effects often meant bogging down the performance of your site. Web animation without Flash is better,… Read more »


A Book in 5 Minutes: Smart People Should Build Things

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Don’t have time to read? Here’s a quick but comprehensive summary of Andrew Yang’s “Smart People Should Build Things: How to Restore Our Culture of Achievement, Build a Path for Entrepreneurs, and Create New Jobs in America,” released February 4 by Harper Business. Who should read this: You’ve spent two years at McKinsey and are… Read more »


The Importance of Good Customer Communication Tools

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The world is becoming mobile. Not only is traveling something people do more often, but people also demand to have what they want and need on the go, regardless of their location. Keeping up with customer communication is essential. Technology is also keeping up with this trend, as today’s gadgets are gaining more and more… Read more »


Start With The End in Mind: 5 Rules for Selling Your Business

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As a long-time reader of business and motivational articles, I often come across mantras, mottoes, and slogans to guide business people through their daily lives. One has stuck with me more than the others – “Start with the end in mind”.  I can’t think of a more appropriate motto for tech company entrepreneurs who are… Read more »


Security Surveillance: Standalone vs. PC-based DVR Packages

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Regardless of whether you are looking to install security surveillance in to your home or business, you will need to know the difference between standalone DVR packages and PC-based DVR packages. A surveillance system consists of surveillance cameras that feed into a recorder. Previously, camera images would be recorded onto video tapes, however, today we… Read more »