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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 »


How Poshly Leverages Cosmetics Giveaways Into Valuable Consumer Data for Brands

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For consumers, the notion of a “freebie” seems an innate part of our human identity, nowhere removed from our desire for self-fulfillment and tendency for self-improvement; we love free things. We also love competition and the uncertainty that lies at its foundation – the thoughts of winning and of losing equally driving our adrenaline. Taking all… Read more »


Post-Technological Revolution: The Speed of Life

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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 of international business and minimized the need for actual travel. With… Read more »



Internet of Things: What Enterprise Needs to Focus On

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Internet of Things, Internet of Everything, Industrial Internet, Second Industrial Revolution, Rise of the Machines – these are just some of the terms being used to describe what was known as M2M (Machine to Machine) communication until recently. If the names sound straight out of science fiction, the figures being bandied about are even more… Read more »


DC’s ID.me Acquires Student Discount Platform Perkla

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ID.me – the McLean, Virginia-based company whose digital verification services enable members of various groups to digitally verify their identification and affiliation – has announced the acquisition of student discount platform Perkla. The announcement was made earlier today at Fashion Digital NY, the two-day event bringing together the most innovative startups in fashion and e-commerce…. Read more »


Add Heatmaps and Web Analytics With Only One Line of Code

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Ptengine is a heatmaps and web analytics platform that has climbed to the top of the charts across Asia, and this week the team officially announced that they’ll be expanding their platform into the US and Europe. To date they work with over 8,000 different companies, including major names like Sony Music, Softbank, and Yamaha. While… Read more »


5 Ways to Design Your Site for Conversions

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Website design is more than just putting together a snazzy new layout, or impressing people with your animation skills. A great website not only inspires, but also evokes trust and interest from a targeted audience. In fact, great designing is about conversions. That only happens when you have the right elements in your website. 5… Read more »