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Today, Facebook introduced us to Facebook Marketplace, a new Craigslist-style forum where users can buy and sell items with their […]
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The online job listing website Snagajob released its mobile app this past June, allowing job seekers to view an interactive […]
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Meet the 1st generation of the smart suitcase, featuring CowaRobot R1, programmed to follow you like a dog on a leash, but without the leash. The robotic carry-on bag is more than just luggage; its smart design makes packing and security checkpoints easier, and it can be used to charge your electronic devices.
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In this quick marketer’s guide, we help you get through the world of “we should try this”s and “we should try that”s. Use this advice to help you burn some bullshit and cut through all the bad digital marketing ideas out there.
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In 2015 Small Business Saturday generated $16.2 billion for local, independently owned businesses. We should do that more often. Here’s some tips for SMBs to take advantage of local marketing and ways consumers can share the small biz love.
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In a world saturated with best practices, people yearn for unique and creative problem solving tricks to set them apart from […]
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Roger McNamee is a successful entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist and founder of two nationally touring bands who has been called has been called the “Wizard of Sand Road.” He likens most of his endeavors to running a startup and gives us his most valuable business tips.
Slidebean is New York-based startup trying to introduce a new automated, one-click spin on the old game of slide design and deck creation. As an alternative to PowerPoint and SlideShare, Slidebean tries to make the process simpler and the results more attractive.
When it comes to startup technology, apps, and new software, looking good is table stakes. There’s much more to the competition than that. These four things are key for giving your software product a better chance at more distinction and more success among all the cool new tech out there.
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Getting into an incubator or accelerator program is the dream of many tech startup founders, but the model isn’t perfect, and can sometimes lead to company failures rather than growth. Consider these four potential shortfalls of the incubator model before hitting the accelerator.
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When the Rude Boys and Gerald Levert sang, “Don’t you know it’s written all over your face – you don’t […]
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