Business

DC

Contactually Raises Additional $2M in Seed Round for Its CRM Platform

By | Nov 4, 2014 at 11:30 am

Contactually, the Washington, D.C.-based startup whose relationship management tool allows you to maintain professional relationships by recommending when to follow up with contacts, announced this morning that it has raised $2 million in additional seed funding. This funding brings the total funding for its…

Business

Enforced Vacation Wants You to Turn Off Your Email

By | Oct 31, 2014 at 9:00 am

This week Winward Studios officially launched Enforced Vacation, an enterprise email app that lets employees turn their business email off until they return to the office. In the simplest terms: this app turns off email during personal time – hence the name. Before you…

iPad

Denver

Why Wait for Google Inbox When MailDeck Already Offers a Tailored Email Experience?

By | Oct 30, 2014 at 7:00 am

Inbox! Inbox! Since the release of Google Inbox, I feel like talk of its features – and from whom one can score an invite – is one of the most prioritized topics among a certain subset of my social network (i.e. the tech/Internet/startup circle of…

Business

Post-Technological Revolution: The Speed of Life

By | Oct 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm

The Technological Revolution has vastly changed the way we do things. Life moves at a faster pace, and who’s complaining? Those engaging in international business used to have to fly to all different countries for meetings. Video calling capabilities have greatly facilitated the practice…

Entrepreneur

Don’t Work for a Startup You Wouldn’t Start Yourself

By | Oct 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm

From the outside, startups appear to have none of the rules that make corporate life such a drag. They shun dress codes, knock down cubicle walls in favor of open floor plans, and replace the tired cafeteria menu with free catered food. Most importantly,…

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Education

7 Must-Have Tools to Become an Effective Content Writer

By | Oct 19, 2014 at 10:00 am

Writing is an activity that demands a lot of time, effort, and ideas. Every writer has their own shortcomings when it comes to content composition. One of the reasons they fail to meet their deadlines is because they get stuck in creative ruts. Being…

Business

4 Paths To Success Without Burnout

By | Sep 12, 2014 at 1:30 pm

There is one iconic image that comes to mind when people think of the successful entrepreneur. It’s the tired and disheveled work-horse who clocks 80 hours a week and has more frequent flyer miles than he could ever use. He has his own business,…

Productivity

Don’t Bet Everything on Social Media

By | Sep 11, 2014 at 3:00 pm

A little over a month ago, I challenged a co-worker to take a hiatus from social media, specifically Twitter. My goal was to have him reconsider the way he leverages social media and recalibrate his perception of the value his social activity garners, both for himself and others. Also,…

Android

DC

DC’s Speek Launches “Speek for Business”

By | Sep 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

This morning, D.C. startup Speek announced that it has launched a new product called “Speek for Business”. Core features of this new product include the ability to share screens for online meetings and collaboration. With this new offering, the company aims to further compete…

Business

Los Angeles

This is How Two Best Friends Successfully Pivoted – And Stayed Best Friends

By | Sep 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm

You may remember Hunter Gray and Michel Bayan from their work on Atlas, a real-time scheduling platform we covered a little over a year ago. To date, they were one of the only startup companies to win hottest showcasing startup at two different Tech Cocktail…

Acquisition

5 Tools to Get More Pageviews

By | Sep 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm

For online marketers, one of the most nagging issues is how to get more exposure for the content they create. After all, if no one sees the infographic or blog post you create, what is it worth? Not much. Never fear, I’m here to help…

Business

Phoenix

New York Angel Investors Bank $350,000 on Intellectual Property

By | Aug 27, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Traklight, a platform that provides cloud-based software for identifying and protecting intellectual property (IP), yesterday announced that they have raised $350,000 of angel funding from New York investors. Part of the appeal for the investors is the fact that Traklight is used by both…

Business

San Francisco

App Developers Rejoice: Uber Launches an API

By | Aug 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm

On August 20, Uber announced the official launch of their API; developers now have access to many of the primitive features that power Uber’s ride sharing platform. And the API launch is perfectly in line with Uber’s mission to bring transportation as reliable as…

Data

Is Your Cloud Data Secure?

By | Aug 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Canonical, the parent company of Linux operating system Ubuntu, recently discontinued its cloud service Ubuntu One, after coming under some heavy pressure from its competitors. The decision drew ire from many Ubuntu users, and actually sheds some light on the fact that cloud based…

Business

Atlanta

Teledini Might Be The Answer For Successful Visitor to Customer Conversion

By | Aug 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Life is tough for small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) these days, especially when it comes to driving web traffic and conversion of visitors to customers. That’s in large part due to the fact that SMBs simply don’t have it in their budget to…

Business

Guesswork Announces a Machine Learning Platform to Help CRM Companies

By | Aug 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Guesswork announced this week that they are launchign a machine learning platform to help customer relationship management (CRM) companies build intelligence into their products and replicate what Google has done on the web at every company. That is, Google understands a customer’s intention with a…

Education

5 BS Myths About Starting A Startup Debunked

By | Jul 20, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Having “your first” comes with plenty of unsolicited advice and a little side eye. For instance, during my first startup, my mom gave me more than side-eye. I got full-on stink eye! “YOU ARE GOING TO LEAVE YOUR GOOD PAYING JOB AND DO A…