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Facebook’s New Algorithm Tweak Ranks for “Informative Stories”

By | Aug 11, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Following on the heels of several major changes to the Facebook algorithm, Facebook has announced a new tweak: They’ll be prioritizing “informative” stories slightly higher in the ranking. The update was announced on the Facebook blog in a post by three employees: Jie Xu, Research…

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Arianna Huffington Opts for the Startup Life by Leaving Huffington Post

By | Aug 11, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Arianna Huffington is one of the most influential people in the world. Whether it’s letting the world know about the best ways to sleep or appearing on the popular animated show Family Guy, this entrepreneur has done it all. And while her most notable achievement is…

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IFTTT Now Integrates With Third-Party Apps

By | Aug 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm

IFTTT is working with third-party companies. That’s right, now many applications and IoT devices will be able to connect to a variety of other networks, through the service that it provides. The startup’s name comes from the phrase “if this, then that,” a reference to…

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Editor: The ‘Boston Globe’ Needs to Be “More Like a Startup”

By | Aug 4, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Newspaper cultures need to change fast in order to keep up with rapidly worsening media atmosphere. Facebook’s crackdown on clickbait today is just one of the many ways in which the glut of online content is getting honed down to a clear-cut distinction between a…

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Video News: ‘Funny or Die’ Cuts Staff, LinkedIn Adds Video

By | Aug 2, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Another day, another major social media platform jumps into video: LinkedIn has announced the release of a standalone iOS app, Record, which will allow only the biggest influencers on the network to post 30-second clips responding to prompts from LinkedIn staff. At this point, we’re running…

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Instagram Copied Snapchat So Bad They Even Stole the Name

By | Aug 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Instagram’s blog today didn’t say “Today, we’re stealing Snapchat Stories, a feature that lets you share all the moments of your day, not just the ones you want to keep on your profile. The photos and videos will disappear after 24 hours and won’t appear on…

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Vaping Industry Is Bracing Itself for Change

By | Aug 2, 2016 at 4:40 pm

The rise of vaping over the last few years has been incredible to witness. The arrival of e-cigarettes has been a true grass-roots revolution, impacting positively on millions of lives as smokers look to quit traditional tobacco. Vaping’s popularity has seen several incarnations of…

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This Is Weirdest Startup Revenue Model You’ll See

By | Jul 25, 2016 at 4:06 pm

In today’s startup world, not getting a cent from investors can be something to celebrate: Bootstrapping is increasingly essential as VCs lower seed funding in favor of late-stage startup rounds. And companies are scrambling to figure out a workable startup revenue model as they grow. So when…

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Here’s How Email Marketers Are Boosting Engagement

By | Jul 19, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Digital trends are shifting how we operate and engage in a variety of industries. From social media to adtech, business trends as we know them are being influenced by tech trends. But what about email marketing? Though it’s not as popular as it once…

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VC FinTech Accelerator Announces Global Investor Demo Day at Clinton Center

By | Jul 16, 2016 at 1:00 pm

The Venture Center in Little Rock announced the Global Investor Demo Day to be held at the Clinton Presidential Center in downtown Little Rock on Wednesday, August 3. Ten early-stage FinTech innovative companies – two international and eight from the U.S. – will present investor…

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Snapchat Explores Image-Recognition Tech for Ads

By | Jul 15, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Snapchat has filed with the United States Patent and Trademark office for technology allowing it to use image-recognition to apply filters or assorted types of ads to a relevant image within its image-sharing social platform. The patent, released today, was initially filed in January 2015….

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6 Major Failure Points for the Internet of Things

By | Jul 15, 2016 at 11:05 am

Deployment failures are often experienced by enterprises when they are exploring and implementing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. This phenomenon has been experienced in various industries from healthcare, automotive to industrial equipment manufacturers. We try to point out some key issues that cause it….

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Learning to Code Just Got Easier with Swift Playgrounds

By | Jul 15, 2016 at 9:04 am

With the need for experts in tech-focused fields on the rise, it’s important that those in the workforce and in school place more emphasis on technical skills to meet the demand for these skills. But there’s only so much that coding bootcamps and workshops…

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Z-Wave Labs Competition to Push Entrepreneurs Forward

By | Jul 14, 2016 at 2:30 pm

The tech industry has many ways of disrupting from the inside – whether it’s with competitions used to raise awareness to those underrepresented in the industry, or with programs to help guide marginalized entrepreneurs through the beginning phases of their startups. But that’s not…

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BitTorrent Launches Online TV News Network

By | Jul 13, 2016 at 3:42 pm

Streaming tech company BitTorrent will launch a live streaming news channel next week, BitTorrent News. The channel’s first event: The Republican Convention. They’ll hire Harrison Bohrman, former CNN and Vice producer, as their director. You know the media world is going nuts over live video when…

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Hyperloop Co-Founder Is Suing Former Colleague For Harassment

By | Jul 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Brogan Bambrogan, the colorful cofounder of futuristic travel startup Hyperloop, left his position as CTO at the company less than two weeks ago. Today, he’s suing a former colleague for harassment. Buzzfeed broke the news, offering an explanation of the Hyperloop lawsuit: “In mid-June Bambrogan…

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Here’s How Grand Central Tech Is Changing The NYC Startup Scene

By | Jul 12, 2016 at 4:40 pm

For many emerging startups, the most challenging thing to secure is finding the support to keep your business going. Even when you’re just starting out, it’s important to have the support you need through other entrepreneur-focused services. And for New York City, where entrepreneurs…