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Accelerator

Miami

Former Facebook, Google, and IBM Executives Have Cofounded an Accelerator

By | Jun 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Accelerators, while an integral piece of the startup puzzle, are a dime a dozen. With US cities making a bigger push for innovation, these purveyors of capital, mentorship, and other business resources have become a staple of startup ecosystems across the country. There are…

Science

Over 1,200 Leaders and Businesses Just Pledged to Fight Climate Change

By | Jun 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm

A list of 1,219 U.S. governors, mayors, businesses, investors, and colleges and universities (or those with significant operations in the U.S.) today signed a declaration of their intent to ensure the United States remains a global leader in reducing carbon emissions and push for…

Enqos – Tower V2

Infographics / Images

The 100 Most Visited Websites in the US [Infographic]

By | Mar 28, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Despite the world going mobile, laptops and desktops still account for a significant portion of the online world. In fact, there are currently more than one billion live websites in the world, with more being added literally every second. Sure, most people don’t use a…

Ecommerce

Ecommerce Is the Industry That Keeps on Growing

By | Aug 24, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Online shopping has become the most popular activity on the internet. While the consumer attitude used to be confined to shops and malls in your neighborhood, shoppers can now purchase literally anything from the comfort of their own home. And while the shopping aspect…

Acquisition

Philadelphia

Magento to Acquire RJMetrics For Undisclosed Amount

By | Aug 1, 2016 at 9:05 am

Today, Magento, one of the largest ecommerce platforms, is announcing they will be acquiring Philadelphia, PA-based RJMetrics for an undisclosed amount of money. RJMetrics creates software for data infrastructure and analytics. It is considered an offering that is complementary to Google Analytics, a platform…

Opinion/Analysis

How Same-Day Delivery Went from Fantasy to Reality

By | Jan 26, 2016 at 4:00 pm

On May 28 2015, Amazon changed online delivery forever by announcing free same-day delivery in 14 major cities across the US. Since then, same-day delivery has unsurprisingly proved popular with online shoppers. Though the full implications of same-day delivery are yet to be seen, the…

Opinion/Analysis

Instead of eBay or Etsy, Start Your Own Online Store

By | Jan 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Lots of people now sell their own products on the web without owning their own ecommerce site. Thanks to open marketplaces like eBay, that can allow anybody to sell (almost) anything or create their own internal online shop, or Etsy, which allows people to…

Diversity

Blacks and Latinos Make Up 4 to 5 Percent of Tech Workforce

By | Sep 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Looking at statistics from some of the world’s top technology companies, it’s difficult to not feel defeated by the lack of diversity in the tech. While being touted as some of the most welcoming tech companies for women and minorities, diversity numbers from tech…

Trends

A Look at Internet History: The Most Popular Websites from the Past

By | Sep 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm

It has been quite some time since the invention of the Internet, previously known as the World Wide Web. With its roots back in the early 80s, the Internet has been with us for over three decades now. Nowadays it’s impossible to imagine that…

Gear & Gadgets

A German Man Invented This Lock for Your Jar of Precious Nutella

By | Sep 2, 2015 at 2:09 pm

Have we reached peak Nutella? It seems like every day BuzzFeed creates another new recipe that uses the delicious hazelnut-chocolate concoction. I mean, sure it’s good, but is it so good that you have to safeguard your jar of Nutella from friends and family…

Funding

Today’s Fundings, Acquisitions, and IPOs: 500px, Google, Flipboard

By | Jul 22, 2015 at 2:08 pm

In today’s daily roundup, Canadian company raises a Series B that includes Andreessen Horowitz, Flipboard is hunting for cash, and tech giants Google, eBay, and Blackberry acquire smaller companies. Let us know if we’ve missed anything, and we’ll make sure to have it covered. Fundings…

Product Launch

Chicago

Sell Across Multiple Channels with Newly Launched eSale Solutions

By | Jun 1, 2015 at 9:00 pm

In the ecommerce world, there are many businesses, makers, and merchants who want to broaden their market by selling across multiple online channels. And, where there is demand for multi-channel sales, there are services and platforms that exist to serve these merchants. A new player in…

Productivity

United Kingdom

Veeqo Gets $1 Million for UK to US Expansion

By | May 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

Veeqo today announced that they have officially raised $1 million in funding to fuel the reach of their expansion efforts into the US from the UK. It’s a great outcome for the company, which was only looking to raise $400,000 via the Seedrs platform. “We already have…

Trends

Aaron LoCascio: Aggressively Pursuant of the Vaporizer

By | Jan 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm

At the age of 19 Aaron LoCascio went on a trip to California to visit a friend that would, unbeknownst to him, change his life forever. Before he flew out though he asked his friends in Orlando, Florida if they wanted any glass –…

Business

San Francisco

Marc Andreessen Resigns from eBay

By | Oct 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Marc Andreessen yesterday made the announcement that he would be resigning from the board of directors at eBay. After serving on the board at eBay for six years, Andreessen decided to pull the trigger on his resignation after the board decided to separate eBay and…

Entrepreneur

DC

$100M Fund to Rewrite Operating System of Everyday Life

By | Oct 20, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Today, Bryan Johnson, the founder of Braintree, (which was sold to eBay/Paypal) has announced the launch of the OS Fund, a new $100 million fund focused on attacking big challenges – really big challenges. Johnson published a manifesto today, outlining the fund from his…

Acquisition

Las Vegas

Retail Giant e-Bay Acquires Las Vegas Startup Rumgr

By | Oct 1, 2014 at 1:11 am

Las Vegas and #VegasTech is abuzz with the news that Dylan Bathurst and Alex Coleman have sold the software behind their VegasTechFund startup, Rumgr, to auction and retail giant e-Bay. Together with e-Bay, they will launch a new product called Close5, which is currently available…