Mobile

Having a Branded App that Does Less Means More for SMBs

By | May 29, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Smartphones have now become our all-in-one portal for mobile engagement with the digital world. Whether we use it to check emails, the news, trade stocks, share experiences, get directions, or order food, nearly everything we do in our daily lives can be accessed with…

B2B

5 iPad Apps for B2B Sales Success

By | May 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm

In the new innovative age of B2B sales, sales teams are constantly looking for new ways to optimize the way B2B business is done. With the influx of iPad apps available in the app store, it can be difficult to narrow down your search for apps…

Communication

Dasher: Do Everything on One Platform

By | May 28, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Jesse Boyes is a self-proclaimed “terrible chatterer.” In the past, he would send messages to friends to make plans, but then would use Venmo or Foursquare to coordinate instead. “I kept forcing friends out of our text conversation and into other experiences with links…

Security

Tel Aviv

Using Cyber Intelligence to Manage Fraud and Cyber Risk

By | May 28, 2015 at 8:00 am

Tel-Aviv based EverCompliant, a provider of cyber risk intelligence and merchant fraud detection solutions, today announced that they have raised a $3.5 million Series A funding round. The round was led by Carmel Ventures, Nyca Partners, and an existing EverCompliant investor Joey Low from…

Sports

San Jose

Shaping the Future of AR Tech Through Snow Sports

By | May 27, 2015 at 9:00 pm

One of the coolest parts about living in California is that we have places you can travel to that hit nearly all of the different climate zones: coastal, forest, desert, and mountain. It makes planning weekend trips super fun and easy, and it opens…

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Boston

Who is Boston’s Startup of the Year? [Poll]

By | May 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm

The Boston startup ecosystem is a powerful force to be reckoned with. Just ask the folks at Howler, who happen to be 2014’s Reader’s Choice winners, who told us that Boston is “very welcoming to all startups.” As a result of the victory in the…

Communication

The Evolution of Texting and Its Potential Impact on Business

By | May 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Back to the future? In the aftermath of the app revolution, its good old texting that has the capability of revolutionizing business and its communication with customers. When the iPhone came out, every business had to integrate with top applications or, better yet, have…

Startups & Apps

Dallas

HedgeChatter Gives You a Clean Edge in the Stock Market

By | May 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Hedgechatter is a software service that brings forward the social chatter online for investors to use as an indicator for stock options. Before Hedgechatter, no one placed the vast pool of information found online in one place. There also wasn’t an application that analyzed…

Education

These are Blinkist’s top 10 Ranked Entrepreneur Books

By | May 27, 2015 at 11:00 am

I knew plenty of people in high school and college who swore by CliffNotes. To be honest, I never used them myself (what with being an English languages and literature major), but I absolutely see the benefit it provides. There’s a company in Berlin, Germany…

SaaS

San Francisco

HelpCrunch Wants to be Top Dog for Customer-Centric Apps

By | May 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

As the team at HelpCrunch tells me, over 60 percent of online traffic now comes from mobile and that statistic is exponentially growing. In response to that, businesses have acknowledged this trend and begun shifting their platforms to mobile or even going so far…

Startups & Apps

Dallas

Virtual Visit: Engaging Families, Improving Care

By | May 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm

“To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.” ― Tia Walker One of the hardest decisions a family has to make is the decision to put their elderly loved ones in assisted living. Our biggest worry is always…

Startup

How to Hire the Right Kind of Product Manager for Each Startup Phase

By | May 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Every startup needs a great product manager. But depending on what phase the startup is in, the definition of “great” can vary considerably. Different phases require different skill sets and sensibilities. You can easily find a product manager who’s a great fit for a…

Startup

Vancouver

How To Grow Your Startup 3000% In The First Year

By | May 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Imagine issuing a press release for your startup announcing an almost 3000% year-over-year growth. I recently joined LemonStand, a Vancouver-based SaaS eCommerce platform startup as VP Growth, and I’ve spent a good chunk of my first few weeks digging into where we’re at, how we…

Lifestyle

Shred the Nar Nar with these 4 Surfing Apps

By | May 24, 2015 at 8:00 am

It’s Sunday morning, the sun is rising, and you’re on dawn patrol at a new beach with your board in hand. The brisk breeze gently caresses your face as you amp yourself up to embark on another legendary surf session. To your surprise, the…