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Regex: What it is and 3 Sources to Learn More

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Regular expression, also known as regex, regexp or even rational expression, is something that many people might not know but can actually be very useful. regex is a sequence of characters that forms a search pattern or, in more colloquial terms, wildcards on steroids. For example, the most used expression to search all text files in… Read more »



Beauty and Cosmetics Data Startup Poshly Partners with People Magazine on New Digital Platform

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Poshly, the New York City-based startup that leverages consumer enthusiasm for giveaways into valuable data for the beauty and cosmetics industry, has announced a partnership with People, the premier resource for celebrity news, photos, style, and entertainment coverage. The beauty startup and entertainment publication are working together on a new data driven digital channel that will… Read more »


How to Fine Tune Your Ecommerce Store For Slick Conversions

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The biggest danger we all face is the act of doing nothing. Whether you are talking about the US National Security, as Erskine Bowles points out, and the risk of consuming every dollar of the federal budget, or your ecommerce website – the threat just may be the same. Your website can squeeze every dime out… Read more »




Enterprise Companies have Banded Together to Create Let’s Encrpyt: SSL/TLS Everywhere

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Today, it was announced that Let’s Encrypt, a new organization that will provide an easier way to obtain and use a server certificate (TLS) to secure web sites, has been launched. According to Bill Brenner of Akamai Technologies, “The industry-wide transition from SSL to TLS moves another step forward this week, with the Internet Security Research… Read more »


Worldwide Meteor Day Unites Developers in Over 40 Countries

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The entire international Meteor community is hosting simultaneous meetups on Thursday, November 6. Worldwide Meteor Day is not a gathering of like-minded stargazers. This event will be hosted by software developers in 127 cities across the globe who are interested in Meteor, an open-source platform for building modern web and mobile apps in pure JavaScript. The platform is rapidly gaining… Read more »


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

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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 seed round to $3.5 million. This additional financing comes from existing… Read more »


Namely Raises $12M Series B for Cloud-Based HR Platform

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This morning, the Cloud-based human resources platform Namely announced that it has closed a $12 million round of Series B funding led by Matrix Partners. This brings the company’s total amount of funding to $22 million. Other participants in this round of financing include True Ventures, Lerer Ventures, and Bullpen Capital. As part of this round, David… 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 »



Wix.com Acquires OpenRest to Expand Online and Mobile Ordering to Restaurants

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The Cloud-based web development platform, Wix.com, has announced this morning that it has acquired OpenRest, a startup that gives restaurant owners the ability to easily create online ordering and mobile ordering solutions. The acquisition allows Wix to further expand into other industry verticals while expanding the range of its product offering. In August of this year, Wix… Read more »