News

I’ve got 99 problems but software development ain’t one

By | Nov 17, 2013 at 10:00 am

Or, at least, it shouldn’t be. Was my title effective in luring you in? I think Jay-Z lyrics just have a way of attracting that kind of attention. Software development is (often) not a one-man project (unlike Jay-Z who – let’s be honest –…

Startups & Apps

Want to Invest In Your Favorite Small Business? Then, Fund the Republic

By | Nov 15, 2013 at 11:00 am

Crowdfunding should not be new to anyone. With growth expected to reach $5.1 billion raised in this year alone (representing an incredible 89 percent increase in dollars raised from 2012), the crowdfunding industry is certainly one on which you’ve kept your eye. Besides sites like Kickstarter and…

Android

Widen Releases Digital Asset Management Mobile App

By | Nov 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Widen Enterprises, a digital asset management (DAM) software company based in Madison, Wisconsin, announced this week that they have produced a DAM mobile app for iOS. The company has also launched a mobile site for both iOS and Android devices. Through the Widen DAM iOS app (version…

News

GitBadger: Bridging the Disconnect Between Developers and Project Managers

By | Nov 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Off the bat: GitBadger is not “the new GitHub.” GitHub is all about “social coding” – the notion that open discussion and open sharing are the keys to any development community; because of this, GitHub is open-sourced and open-distributed. While many of its key aspects are inherently social,…

Marketplace

Outsourcing Done Right: Impact Hub and The Case for Impact Sourcing

By | Nov 7, 2013 at 11:00 am

In September 2010, an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll showed that 86 percent of Americans agreed that U.S. companies utilizing outsourced services in foreign countries was one of the contributors to this country’s economy and unemployment. For Dave Haft, this percentage is surely concerning – after all, he founded Impact…

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News

Will Brackets Take Over Surveys and Polls as the Best Method for Consumer Engagement?

By | Nov 1, 2013 at 11:00 am

Whether it’s responding to a poll from their website or getting invited to fill out one of their online surveys, companies are always looking for ways to engage the consumer and learn more about their wants, needs, and general insights. The reality, however, is that…

Android

Is Your Advice Worth the Cash? Celly Cents Thinks So

By | Oct 31, 2013 at 11:00 am

Some of us give really good advice – whether that’s career-related or just general life-related, some advice can steer someone in the right direction at a time when they desperately need it. But is that advice or that conversation with someone valuable enough to be…

iPhone

Get Happier with Happify

By | Oct 30, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Launched last week, New York City startup Happify is turning the latest research in positive psychology and neuroscience into daily activities to make us happier. Happify starts with a test to calculate your happiness score – from 1 to 100 – by asking about…

Marketplace

StartUpTradeUp Allows Startups To Trade Resources

By | Oct 30, 2013 at 11:00 am

When it comes to startups, the opportunities are limitless…unless something actually costs, you know, money. Every startup out there is constantly on the search for money – whether that’s through funding or bringing on clients – to fund even just their day-to-day operations. Often…

Marketplace

Want to Be a Travel DJ? How a Spinning Vinyl and a Passion for Travel Led to TripTuner

By | Oct 23, 2013 at 9:00 am

When he was 10 years old, Tedd Evers took his first trip abroad. Sure, he and his family had taken several trips before (with his father at the helm of their family car), but that experience at the airport continues to resonate with him…

Ecommerce

F This: 6 Reasons Why Recoup is Going to Disrupt Social Commerce

By | Oct 22, 2013 at 11:00 am

Do you know what f-commerce is? It’s okay if you don’t – most people aren’t acquainted with it. You have (certainly) heard of e-commerce (um hello, Amazon?). Well, guess what? Get over it because f-commerce is the next big thing…if done correctly. Recoup – a DC-based…

Marketplace

Death to Bridezilla: How Aisle Planner Is Improving Collaboration In The Wedding Industry

By | Oct 6, 2013 at 10:00 am

Most of us have seen YouTube clips of the terrifying “bridezilla” – the bride with unrealistic demands and the holier-than-thou attitude. We’ve also seen the aghast faces of the wedding party (and the “oh no she didn’t” faces of their wedding planner) in response to one…

Education

PubSlush: Crowdfunding Books and a Reluctant Publishing Industry

By | Sep 18, 2013 at 11:09 am

“It doesn’t matter how good or bad the product is, the fact is that people don’t read anymore,” said the late Steve Jobs, in 2008, referring to Amazon’s Kindle. In late 2008, New York Magazine published a lengthy article on the state of the publishing industry….

News

LegiNation: Legislation Tracking and What Karen Suhaka Has Learned as a Serial Entrepreneur

By | Sep 17, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Despite having founded a total of six companies, Karen Suhaka isn’t afraid to admit that she’s persistently learning how to run a business. For the serial entrepreneur and founder of LegiNation (the company behind BillTrack50), learning along the way has been a crucial experience that…

Mobile

A Unique Social Media Aggregator: Organize Your Digital Information with Scruddle

By | Sep 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Due to the sheer volume of information available on the Web, our social media streams can easily get muddled. Simply, your stream turns into the only reality where Britney Spears brushes shoulders with Syria and BuzzFeed’s “21 Cats More Constipated Than You” (not an…

Software

HedgeChatter: Twitter IPO and the Increasing Role of Social Media in the Stock Market

By | Sep 17, 2013 at 9:00 am

In April, the Dow Jones industrial average dropped 150 points after a specious tweet made by The Associated Press claimed that an explosion at the White House caused injuries to President Obama. The tweet was quickly marked as fake, and the Dow stabilized after three minutes, but…

Entertainment

Jabid.com, Online Streaming, and the Changing Landscape of Cable

By | Sep 11, 2013 at 3:00 pm

In February of this year, Nielsen – the company that measures consumer TV viewership (among other things) – announced that it would begin initiating new plans to measure consumers who watch online television, by 2014. It made several major headlines – and rightly so. As…