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Top 5 Ways to Find App Testing from Real Users

By | Jan 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Even though every app has bugs, launching an app in the beta stage runs the risk of receiving negative reviews. Once an app is in the marketplace, users want it to be perfect, no questions asked. So, how do you get genuine feedback without…


San Francisco

Hive Launches out of Beta, Gets $500K Seed Funding

By | Dec 22, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Back in October we saw Hive, the first unlimited cloud storage system, launch into a public beta period. Just in time for the holidays they’ve officially announced that they have secured $500,000 in seed funding to build their San Francisco based team and accelerate…



Stop Switching Back and Forth! Mirror Your Android on Your PC With Mobizen

By | Jul 18, 2014 at 6:00 pm

This past Wednesday, Mobizen exited a successful beta testing phase and officially launched. Developed by Rsupport, Mobizen is an Android app that syncs a fully functional mirror image rendition of your Android device with your PC screen. The team at Mobizen thinks that it’s no…


Mezy Wants to Change Our Culture’s Schizophrenic Social Networking Habits

By | Jun 18, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Yesterday Mezy, billed as a unique social networking app aimed at changing our culture’s schizophrenic social networking status quo, officially launched out of their beta into version 2.0 of their platform. They combine popular video and photo message sharing functions into one comprehensive platform…

Location Based Services


Uber Announces UberRUSH Courier Service in Manhattan

By | Apr 8, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Last night, Uber, the company that has become infamous for saving us from the grips of shitty taxi cabs everywhere, announced that it will expand further into the general delivery space through a courier service — rather than just humans, Uber will now help…



The 10 Commandments for Entrepreneurs

By | Jul 11, 2012 at 9:29 am

1. Seven days thou shalt labor, and do all thy work, for the startup life knows no sabbath. That includes holy days. All-night coding sessions, missed meals, and triple espressos are the order of the day. 2. Thou shalt not torture thy customers with…



Find Beta Testers for Your Startup with BetaPunch

By | May 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Is your beta so quiet you can hear the crickets chirping? Or is that just the sound of your mom and dad clicking around? If you need to stir up some activity, consider trying BetaPunch. BetaPunch connects startups with beta testers, who can record…



AdbyMe Raises Half Million for Controversial Social Advertising

By | Oct 1, 2011 at 12:00 pm

AdbyMe just announced US$500,000 in investment by Stonebridge Capital for a controversial idea: social advertising, where users create ads to share with friends. “We’re trying to focus on crowdsourcing creativity,” says cofounder Josh Kim. “People can actually join the system.” AdbyMe’s first round of…



Questions Done Quick with Qidiq

By | Sep 28, 2011 at 12:30 pm

For startups, getting feedback quickly as you are building a company, brand, product, and service is super important, especially during private beta.  Need to get that MVP out the door!  Ottawa-based startup qidiq can definitely help with that; their tagline is questions done quick….

Startups & Apps

Chicago Seeks Musical Beta Testers

By | Sep 14, 2011 at 5:07 pm, a new startup out of Chicago, is looking for musical beta testers – bands and musicians specifically. The general concept of the site is pretty simple: 1. Artists upload the best 20 seconds of their music. This 20 second clip is entered into a…



Dabble’s $20 Classes in Beer Brewing, Venture Capital and More in 6 New Cities

By | Aug 18, 2011 at 11:30 am

Dabble, a marketplace for $20, one-session classes, today announced its expansion from Chicago to San Francisco, St. Louis, Austin, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Milwaukee, and Denver. “They’re great mid- to larger-size cities that have strong culture and seem like good fits for Dabble,” says cofounder Jessica…


How To Do Business Better Than Google

By | Oct 18, 2010 at 10:26 am

Beta. This is a term Google likes to use on all of its products for a time period that is long after the maturing of those products.  Gmail just recently shed its Beta tag, despite having had millions of users for years. While it…