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4 Tips for Planning Ahead as You Scale Up Your Business

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:15:38 +0000

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Nothing stunts the growth of a young business quite like a lack of planning. When my company was in its early days, I often found...

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Meet Olive, the Affordable Next-Generation Hearing Aid

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 01:30:22 +0000

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) report on deafness and hearing loss shows that 360 million people worldwide have some degree of hearing loss. Added to that, the current production of hearing aids meets less than 10% of the global need, something that can be...

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Foundr Magazine Aims to Create the Entrepreneur Bible: Here’s How

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:47 +0000

In May 2012, the first issue of Foundr launched. It was a simple digital magazine that aimed to help novice-stage and aspiring entrepreneurs reach their goals through the power of great content. Today, after nearly four years of being a purely digital media company,...

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Here’s How to Design an Engaging Chatbot Personality

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:05 +0000

While you might not be explicitly familiar with chatbot technology, you have likely encountered more than one in your life. Whether it’s customer service chatbots pinging you when you enter a website or entertainment chatbots bothering you on a social media messenger, this widely-used...

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5 Questions to Ask Before Selling Your Product in the EU

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:50:10 +0000

While the US and China boast some of the best country-wide economies in the world, the European Union is a powerhouse of countries that is not to be trifled with. It’s no wonder startups salivate over the chance to sell products in the EU....

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Digital Ads Are on Track to Finally Beat TV Ads in 2017

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:30:58 +0000

Digital ad spends are finally within range of beating their oldest, greatest rival: TV ad spends. Digital is set to finally overtake TV in 2017. The news comes via ZenithOptimedia’s Global Ad Spend Forecast, which was released this week. Anne Austin, publications manager at Zenith,...

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The Top 10 Most Downloaded Mobile Apps of 2016

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:30:43 +0000

The dominance of mobile has become all too familiar for startups and corporations alike. It’s widely accepted that without an app, your company might as well just throw in the towel. Everyone from millennials to baby boomers are looking to their smartphones for everything...

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The iPhone Still Tops Most Holiday Wish Lists

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:20:04 +0000

It’s no surprise that electronics were the most popular gifts purchased on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And while one might think that 4K TVs and video game consoles might be at top of the request list, Apple products are expected to dominate the wish...

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This Startup Uses Video Games to Program and Test Self-Driving Cars

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:50:45 +0000

Self-driving cars have become the dark horse of the technology world. While just a few years ago people assumed this was a futuristic endeavor, the world has begun seeing autonomous vehicles in cities around the world. Unfortunately, the tech is not 100 percent perfected just...

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6 Little-Known IFTTT Applets Your Company Should Try

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:20:06 +0000

I use IFTTT at least a dozen times a day. Of course, I’m never aware when exactly I’m using it, but that’s the point of the internet service: it’s designed to take a specific action automatically when triggered by another action. You can set it...

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Blink Launches Blink XT, a Wireless Weatherproof Camera

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:30:40 +0000

The Boston-based startup, Blink, which produces DIY security monitoring solutions is back again, and this time, they’ve launched a weatherproof camera. Dubbed the Blink XT, the camera will feature a two-year battery life, 1080p HD video, infrared night vision, and of course, weatherproofing. Earlier in...

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5 Essential Steps to Take Before Launching Your First Site

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:15:32 +0000

Behind every successful product or service is a great website. This is because in today’s digital age every business needs a high-performing and aesthetically pleasing online home where consumers can learn more about its offerings. Although the process of creating a site is easier...

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4 Ways to Boost Your B2B Marketing On Snapchat

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:30:12 +0000

Snapchat has evolved into a two-pronged platform. One prong is for public content, which consists of the personal messaging side of the app. This prong has been the facilitator of dog face filters, live event geotags, and DJ Khaled’s entire social media personality. It’s...

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The Pros and Cons of Big Data Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:23 +0000

Big data is a relatively new discipline. In its initial days, only a handful of large-scale IT enterprises had the infrastructure and resource to support big data initiatives. But the scenario is changing rapidly. With big data finally becoming a mainstream business, quite a...

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7 Creative Ways to Get Your Brand on an Influencer’s Radar

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:50:43 +0000

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. When your looking to expand your brand’s message, building relationships with influencers in your industry can help bring credibility to your product or service. These...

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3 Tried-and-True Tips for Managing a Remote Workforce

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:30:05 +0000

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. While there’s no need for many companies to be based in the same location any longer, good management skills are still important. After ending a 10-year career in...

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PetPlate Is the First Dog Food Delivery Service That Puts Quality First

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:30:25 +0000

It’s no secret that people love their pets. From dog masseurs to pet therapists, taking care of your furry friend is undeniably important to you. Unfortunately, when it comes to feeding your dog, the only options on the market are tins of slop or...

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5 Reasons You Need to Keep Looking for a Job During The Holidays

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:20:50 +0000

While many job seekers believe that companies take a hiring hiatus during the holiday season, tech businesses are still bringing in talent during the winter months. With the country’s unemployment rate hovering around 5.0%, the lowest it’s been since the recession, the job market is...

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A Sustainable Revenue Model for Journalism Has Finally Emerged, Maybe

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:50:25 +0000

Subscriptions are doing a lot better thanks to post-election anxiety. Since advertising continues to freefall, that’s welcome news for the journalism industry. They’re still headed towards a risky, deathly transition from one model to another, but at least it finally appears that they’ll have a...

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5 Sites For Hunting The Best Post Cyber-Monday Deals

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:20:25 +0000

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, consumers are left with a few sporadic sales leading up to the holidays. But because most of us a procrastinators and late sleepers, we still have gifts to purchase for those friends and family members still on our list....

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Airtame Launches Cloud Platform to Unify Screen Connectivity

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:30:35 +0000

Developed in Denmark, Airtame is a wireless HDMI streaming solution aimed at the enterprise world. Its production began after a successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, which raised over $1.5 million in 2014. While this wireless HDMI screen streaming dongle resembles other similar devices (Chromecast or...

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6 Entrepreneurial Approaches to Parental Leave Policies

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:15:00 +0000

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. From a few weeks of paid leave to unlimited time off, companies take varying approaches to accommodating their employees’ parental leave. With family resources becoming...

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The Best Types of Video to Make Money on YouTube

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:30:04 +0000

YouTube is the world’s largest video-sharing website, with over 1 billion users. It is also a preferred platform for creating and sharing video, loved by several videographers such as Casey Neistat or Ben Brown. YouTube has also helped to turn many everyday people into worldwide superstars,...

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How to Avoid Letting Your Smartphone Ruin Your Work-Life Balance

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:50:33 +0000

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Put your smartphone down for designated periods of time each day so you can focus on what really matters. With my constant travel schedule and...

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7 Ways to Convert Social Mentions Into Sales

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:20:13 +0000

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. When someone mentions your company in an online post, does it make a difference? The short answer is “yes,” definitely. The long answer is, without...

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5 Apps to Help Freelancers Manage Their Business

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:15:20 +0000

The continuous rise of a global freedom economy is providing opportunity to have more autonomy and pursue personal ambitions. According to a recent survey taken by the independent research firm Edelman Berland, more than 53 million Americans are working as freelancers. As a freelancer...

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Techstars Announces the Alexa Accelerator in Seattle

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:30:29 +0000

This article is courtesy of Techstars, the best global ecosystem for entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. From inspiration to IPO, Techstars empowers the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey by providing a global ecosystem made up of tens of thousands...

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Everwaters, a Better Water Filter Developed for the Real World

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:04 +0000

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the quality of drinking water sources is essential to humanity’s well-being and health. It also reports that the vast majority (88%) of diarrheal deaths in the world is caused by unsafe water, sanitation or hygiene, making a clear...

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So What’s the Impact of the New Freelancer Economy?

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:50:04 +0000

Freelancers are on the rise. In 2016, U.S. freelancers earned an estimated $1 trillion. In 2017, they’re on track to continuing growing. And by 2020, according to some studies, freelancers could become the majority of U.S. workers. Startups would be smart to adapt their hiring...

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Tech.Co’s Holiday Guide to Computers, Tablets, and Smartphones

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:30:04 +0000

When it comes to tech innovation, one of the hardest areas to keep ahead of the curve comes down to our computers, tablets, and smartphones. Due to advances in memory storage and processors, the biggest brands release one or two different updates to their...

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Michael Phelps Is Testing The Water of Tech Entrepreneurship

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:30:30 +0000

Look out Elon Musk. The most decorated Olympic athlete of the history of the world has his eye on the tech startup world. In an interview with CNBC “Closing Bell” following the Rio 2016 Olympics, Michael Phelps expressed his interest in transitioning from human...

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7 Security Lessons the IoT Industry Could Learn from the Gaming World

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:20:15 +0000

While internet providers play a role in securing the Internet of Things (IoT), manufacturers hold the primary responsibility in this area. Over the years, the folks who manufacture video game consoles have learned some pretty hard lessons about security vulnerabilities. As a result, your Playstation 4...

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Self-Driving Police Bikes Could Replace Meter Maids

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:50:40 +0000

Driverless vehicles are all the rage in the tech world right now. From self-driving cars to riderless motorcycles, the revolution is just around the corner. And while you might have thought the invention of these vehicles would curb the amount of parking and speeding tickets...

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5 Safety Tips You Need to Know Before Using Your Brand New Drone

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:20:22 +0000

As one of the most popular items flying off the shelves this holiday season, drones have gone from sci-fi dream to household plaything. People of all ages are taking to the skies with these unmanned flying devices and scaring dogs and neighbors alike. But...

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What the New Real-Time Facebook Live Ads Mean for You

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:30:26 +0000

Facebook is experimenting with real-time ads, aired during the Facebook Live sessions they’ll promote. The reason seems clear: The social media titan is looking to make a little more money off of its massive advertising service by letting companies pay to promote ads for...

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5 Ways To Create a Smart and Affordable Marketing Strategy

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:15:50 +0000

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Creating and implementing a smart marketing plan can be a challenge for small businesses, particularly when they’re spending the bulk of their day putting out...

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Download Torrents More Safely With These 4 Tips

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:30:25 +0000

Torrents have a bad reputation, as they are usually associated with illegal downloads. However, the truth is that they can be much more useful than what appears. One of torrents’ best features is that, most of the time, download speeds are quite faster than...

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How to Measure Productivity Gains From Office Redesigns

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:32 +0000

Your office’s environment can be your biggest asset or your largest obstacle. When a workspace is optimized to meet the physical and mental needs of employees, it can boost performance by an astounding 22 percent. However, surveys suggest that 90 percent of global workers are unsatisfied...

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6 Reasons Why Your Content Marketing Doesn’t Work

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:50:17 +0000

Today’s consumers are pretty smart. While old television commercials used to be able to persuade them to buy, they now understands the psychological techniques in use when companies “hard sell,” and they aren’t impressed. They don’t believe much of the great promises either, because they’ve...

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How a New Cambridge Innovation Center Will Boost Miami Startups

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:30:41 +0000

Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), a well-established entrepreneur community and work space, has moved to Miami. The space has only been open in full since this fall, but it’s already working to bring the same support and resources to Miami startups that other CIC locations have already done...

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Apple Wants to Teach Your Kids How to Code for Free

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:30:44 +0000

While Elon Musk is racing for Mars, there’s another race happening in school systems around the world: the race to integrate computer science into their curriculum. There are currently over 517,000 computer science jobs on the market, which is projected to grow at twice...

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How Virtual Reality Can Help During Natural Disasters [ Infographic ]

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:20:59 +0000

Disasters are inevitable. From tornadoes to hurricanes to earthquakes, mother nature has proven that no amount of technology can get in the way of these catastrophic occurrences. However, with the right training, first responders and rapid response teams can minimize causalities and save lives....

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Netflix’s Christmas Present to You: Downloadable Movies and Shows

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:50:50 +0000

This is not a drill! Netflix has officially launched an update that allows users to download movies and shows from their popular streaming service to watch while offline. No more worrying about your WiFi signal, no more paying for movies on airplanes, and, most...

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5 Tips for Managing Your Personal Finances As An Entrepreneur

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:20:10 +0000

If you’re in the midst of starting up a new business, congratulations. While incredibly challenging, this adventure into the startup world is an amazingly rewarding experience. It’s exciting to see a business grow, but when you feel your financial situation being stretched beyond its limits,...

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8 Great Apps for Keeping Track of Business Contacts

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:30:17 +0000

This article is courtesy of BusinessCollective, featuring thought leadership content by ambitious young entrepreneurs, executives & small business owners. Entrepreneurs are always on the go. Whether they’re networking at a tech conference or rushing to an investors meeting, it’s necessary to be able to...

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3 Biggest Threats to Your Tech Startup in 2017 and How to Fight Them

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:30:07 +0000

On Facebook and Twitter, via newspapers and blogs, or just over a coffee during the office’s morning break – every day we’re bombarded with a ton of news, and it’s rarely ever good. Whether it’s Brexit pulling all our jobs out from under our feet...

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5 Reasons Instant Messaging Makes Sense for Businesses

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 01:30:11 +0000

Instant messaging, also known as IM, is a special kind of online chat that provides real-time text communication with the help of the Internet. Instant messaging has been used for more than 25 years now, but the fact is that this form of communication...

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Chuz Is the Recommendation App Millennials Deserve

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:15 +0000

Millennials are all about convenience. Fortunately, Chuz is on a mission to give them an easy, one-stop shop to find new places to eat, drink and play. Live in Los Angeles and New York City, and available on iOS, Chuz is a smart companion with a...

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SECDO Redefines Incident Response with Next-Gen Platform

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 22:50:13 +0000

As cyber criminals become more and more evolved and skilled, their constantly developing methods of attacks are more of a threat than ever before. Security experts realize that breaches are inevitable and that new technologies are needed to investigate and respond to threats as quickly as possible....

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Why Startups Can Still Have Hope That Apps Haven’t Died Out

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:30:38 +0000

One scary statistic stands out for any mobile developer out there: Most smartphone users download zero apps per month. So does that mean your app will never find an audience? It could. But it doesn’t have to. The team at adjust recently released their Mobile Benchmarks report for Q3...

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