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Redecorating Your Home Doesn’t Have to be Horrifying with Hutch

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 11:20 am

When you’re ready to redecorate your home, it can take months of scouring ecommerce sites and online garage sales before you can find the right combination of furniture. And while Pinterest is helpful, it can’t do everything. Fortunately, one company can. Today, Hutch, an interior design…

Tips & How To’s

For User Experience Design That Delights, Put People First

By | Jan 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm

In a world saturated with web and mobile apps, great user experience (UX) design remains scarce. Maybe that shouldn’t be a surprise. After all, optimizing digital experiences for human behavior is always a challenge. As entrepreneurs or designers, it can be easy to fall into the…

Social Good

How Empathy-Driven Innovation Can Improve Your Bottom Line

By | Jan 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

In the traditional paradigm, a rigid set of requirements dictates product design. Normally, when envisioning a new offering, a founder considers a few things: Would the new product offer more than the competition? Can it complement the existing product line? Would it appeal to…

Tips & How To’s

3 Data-Driven Tips for Getting Demos of Your Product

By | Oct 24, 2016 at 9:00 pm

You could have the best product in the world and still never land a single customer. Why? Because you need to get out and make companies care about you before they’ll even know you exist. Here’s where to start. Step 1: Generate a List…

Opinion/Analysis

The Best Time to Launch a Startup Is Also the Worst Time

By | Aug 19, 2016 at 4:00 pm

There’s no great time to launch a startup. They can always fail, and fail fast, no matter how much effort you put in. But if you have a great concept, what’s the best economic landscape to start up shop? Is it better to launch…

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Product Launch

San Francisco

Automatic Pro Adds Connectivity To Your Car, Fuels Data Revolution

By | Aug 17, 2016 at 10:20 am

Today, San Francisco based Automatic is unveiling the next generation of their product, Automatic Pro. Their newest offering will include built-in 3G connectivity, with no subscription cost, to keep people always connected to their cars. Prior to the hardware refresh, users would connect to…

Opinion/Analysis

How to Launch a New Product While Living the Dream Life

By | Aug 3, 2016 at 10:19 am

I’ve lived in some breathtaking places – a small Alaskan town with views of multiple glaciers; the remote Hawaiian island of Kauai, where my window looked out on palm trees and blue ocean; and Sedona, Arizona with it’s soaring natural sculptures of red rock….

Partnership

Slack Integrates with Quip to Shift Teamwork

By | May 10, 2016 at 1:00 pm

As more companies move towards remote working, the latest work tools are ones that can aid in keeping remote companies connected, even when their workers are spread across miles (and sometimes countries). One of those companies leading the charge, Slack, is announcing an exciting…

Product Launch

San Francisco

CodeCombat Teaches Coding to Kids as Young as Nine

By | May 5, 2016 at 10:21 am

There is a huge push right now to get kids learning to code at younger and younger ages. One day it might be as important as learning to read. And when it comes down to it, it is another form of literacy. It’s incredible how much…

Product Launch

Crowdfunding Platform Razoo Gets Personal

By | May 2, 2016 at 9:45 am

You could say Razoo was doing crowdfunding before it was cool. But to that same effect you could also say that every nonprofit or foundation was doing crowdfunding before it was cool. Razoo was founded in 2006 as a way for people to give and…

Facebook

Zuckerberg Announces Facebook Surround 360, Other Updates

By | Apr 12, 2016 at 5:21 pm

For those who thought of Facebook as only being a social media megalith, think again – starting soon, Facebook will begin to make its mark in other tech subcultures, starting with virtual reality. In a recent announcement, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerburg announced that his…

Cloud Storage

Backblaze Announces Upgrade to Its B2 Service

By | Apr 7, 2016 at 11:04 am

After recently announcing that the process of data recovery could be made easier, through disk loans to customers, cloud and storage company Backblaze has announced an important upgrade to their B2 Cloud Storage service, launched last September. The B2 cloud storage is an IaaS…

Tips & How To’s

How to Manage Your Startup’s Projects More Efficiently

By | Mar 30, 2016 at 8:29 pm

When you are at the initial stage of launching your own venture, everything sounds so exciting. Is there anything better than knowing you have the idea, which you are about to mold into a real product? Yet at this point, you are likely to…

Product Launch

Austin

Last-Minute Travel App Overnight Closes Seed Round, Launches in Austin, TX

By | Feb 25, 2016 at 10:31 am

If you’ve ever asked the question “where’s the Airbnb for people who don’t like to plan?” I actually have an answer for you. The answer is Overnight, a new mobile-first travel app that connects last minute travelers to hosts who can provide same-day accommodations. Overnight, which…

Product Launch

Cirrus Insight Launches Apps Marketplace for Gmail and Outlook

By | Feb 19, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Cirrus Insight is a very popular CRM (customer relationship management) for Salesforce users, because of how well it integrates other third-party apps with Salesforce – some examples are Gmail and Microsoft’s Office 365. The company recently announced that it’s opening the Cirrus Insight Inbox…

Product Launch

NYC

Ohlala Lets Women Choose Their Paid Dates

By | Feb 3, 2016 at 11:07 am

Women tend to wield the power in most online dating scenarios. Most single guys I talk to complain about how women are way more pickier than guys, will completely dismiss the opportunity to meet them for the slightest thing, and are rarely the ones to message…

Product Launch

Airtable Lets You Create Databases from Your iPhone or iPad

By | Jan 25, 2016 at 2:08 pm

You may have heard of Airtable. It is the software toolkit that lets your everyday, non-technical person create custom software. No programming knowledge is needed. We first mentioned it back in the spring as part of a compilation of DIY tech projects. It’s really the perfect thing for…