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6 Cloud-based Tools For Creating Mobile & Web Apps

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Living in the age of the web, it has become essential to create applications for both the web and mobile platforms. In order to build the best apps, you need the best tools. But, there are many tools available in the market, so it can be tricky deciding which one is the most appropriate. In this post, I have compiled… Read more »


Will Dorsata’s Focus on Data Solve the Inefficiencies in America’s Healthcare System?

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America’s healthcare system is expensive, and part of this is because a good bulk of our spending on healthcare is wasteful. A 2012 report from the Institute of Medicine estimated that the United States loses some $750 billion dollars annually to the provision of unnecessary services, inefficient patient care delivery, excessive administrative costs, inflated prices, prevention failures,… Read more »


Can eduCanon Impact Education Using YouTube in the Classroom?

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“The lecturing-in-front-of-the-room approach just isn’t the right way anymore,” says Ben Levy. Levy is a former middle school science teacher with Teach for America and – according to him – there is an increasing trend in education toward modifying teaching methods to accommodate the different learning styles of students. During his time in the classroom, however,… Read more »



Can Cloud Computing Take Your Startup to the Next Level?

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When used effectively, cloud computing can help take any business to a new level and help deliver a fresh competitive advantage. Here’s a look at some of the key benefits of cloud computing solutions: Improved security Let’s start by addressing the security concerns that many businesses have long held with regard to cloud computing. The fact… Read more »


This Robot is Trying to Humanize Your Telecommuting Experience

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It’s quite ironic, really, to claim that a robot could help “humanize” anything. This presupposes, of course, the notion that robots – made of metal and lacking consciousness – represent a kind of anti-human. Nevertheless, KUBI by Revolve Robotics aims to humanize your telecommuting experience by giving you the opportunity to feel as if you’re actually in… Read more »



Background Checks Increasingly Common In Online Dating

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Online dating has become so popular in the U.S. that one out of four couples meet online. For example, 20 million people use eHarmony.com and 15 million have a profile on Match.com. An increasing number of single Americans meet their significant other online: 20 million people visit a dating site at least once a month, and… Read more »


Bring Your Ideas Into the Real World with Thinkerous

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If you’re a developer, then you certainly know how great of a resource GitHub is – it’s a very supportive community of programmers — all of them collaborating on projects and helping each other work through development issues and problems that they have. Similarly, Dribbble serves as this kind of community for designers. How about the rest… Read more »


Could LearnerNation Take Down Blackboard’s Dominance as a Learning Platform?

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Last month, Blackboard opened a new office in Boston – just another in a collection of branches across four continents (Asia, North America, Europe, and Australia). The Washington, DC-based company is renown for its early role in the e-learning space, and has since become the dominant player in providing learning and education software for schools and enterprises. Currently,… Read more »



VacationFutures Offers the Best Way to Manage Your Vacation Property

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According to travel website Expedia.com, of the 14 days of vacation that the average American received in 2012, only 10 of those days were actually used. Aside from such dolorous findings of vacation depravity, this information helps us to understand the significance of VacationFutures. Vacation home sales were more than 10 percent higher in 2012 than in the… Read more »


4 Reasons to Ditch Mint.com for BudgetSimple

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“Saving money has never been more difficult,” said some twenty-something Millennial attempting to connect with the rest of the world. But, really though, saving money just seems to be a difficult task for many of us; when there aren’t bills to be paid (hello, struggling to keep my home), then there are other things on… Read more »