iPhone Mobile Wallet Deal, Twitter Tweet Stream Changes & News On Tencent, Facebook, LinkedIn, & WhatsApp

September 2, 2014 8:50 am0 comments
iPhone Mobile Wallet Deal, Twitter Tweet Stream Changes & News On Tencent, Facebook, LinkedIn, & WhatsApp

1. Trouble in China: Microsoft has 20 days to explain itself in antitrust probe: Things aren’t looking all that good for Microsoft in China as it comes under close scrutiny by the government for antitrust issues. Authorities visited Microsoft’s offices in July and have targeted the company since last month […]

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Square Heads For $6B Valuation, And More News On Facebook, Twitter, Alibaba, Wikia, and Buzzfeed

August 28, 2014 7:20 am1 comment
Square Heads For $6B Valuation, And More News On Facebook, Twitter, Alibaba, Wikia, and Buzzfeed

1. Twitter is rolling out its Tweet Activity dashboard to all users: Twitter has begun opening up its new Tweet Activity dashboard to all users. An update to a support article shows that the dashboard is currently available to English, French, Japanese and Spanish users who have had an account […]

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ZipRecruiter Raises $63M For Its Online Job Board For Small Businesses

August 27, 2014 12:11 pm0 comments
ZipRecruiter Raises $63M For Its Online Job Board For Small Businesses

ZipRecruiter, an online job board for small businesses, has raised $63 million to rapidly scale the growth of its platform. The Santa Monica, California-based company was co-founded in 2010 by Ian Siegel, Joe Edmonds, Ward Poulos, and Will Redd, whose goal was to create Fortune 500-level recruiting tools for small businesses. The capital injection […]

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Social CRM Platform Nimble Launches New iPhone App

August 26, 2014 12:51 pm0 comments
Social CRM Platform Nimble Launches New iPhone App

Nimble, the Social CRM platform, has released a new iPhone app. The new Nimble iOS app comes a week after updates to the user interface design of their web experience including the search bar, task and collaboration notifications, help center and inactivity notifications. The new iPhone app has been completely redesigned […]

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HubSpot Files $100M IPO To Take The Inbound Marketing Company Public

August 25, 2014 6:13 pm0 comments
HubSpot Files $100M IPO To Take The Inbound Marketing Company Public

Hubspot has filed to go public on Monday with a $100 million initial public offering. The Boston-area based tech company, founded by Dharmesh Shah and Brian Halligan, filed its S-1 document with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissions and will trade under the symbol HUBS on the New York Stock Exchange. According […]

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LinkedIn Acquires Newsle, The Google Alerts Of Professional News

July 15, 2014 11:06 am0 comments
LinkedIn Acquires Newsle, The Google Alerts Of Professional News

LinkedIn has acquired Newsle, the news alerts startup for your professional and social network. Newsle sends email alerts to its users whenever it finds news about their social network connections. We founded Newsle with a simple goal: to deliver important news about the people who matter to you. Three years and […]

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Google Launches $100 Million Venture Fund To Invest in European Startups

July 10, 2014 10:36 pm0 comments
Google Launches $100 Million Venture Fund To Invest in European Startups

European entrepreneurs have a reason to celebrate this weekend as Google is bringing its bank account across the pond. Google Ventures announced today that they’re launching a new venture fund to invest $100 million in Europe’s most disruptive startups. “We believe Europe’s startup scene has enormous potential. We’ve seen compelling […]

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The South and Silicon Valley: 4 Tips For Bigger, Better Entrepreneurship

June 17, 2014 5:00 am0 comments
The South and Silicon Valley:  4 Tips For Bigger, Better Entrepreneurship

In Nashville last week, LaunchTN gathered entrepreneurs from 10 states and over 70 investment firms for a shindig known as SouthlandSE. The “investor-conference-cum-Southern-festival” goes on alongside Bonaroo. It is gaining steam as the “SXSW” of the South.

This year, CEOs from Silicon Valley companies, such as Box, Bonobos, PayPal, and Pando, shared the stage with top startups from Atlanta, Chattanooga, Memphis, and even Mexico.

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Boozy Lifestyle App Brings the Liquor To Your Door

June 12, 2014 8:53 am0 comments
Boozy Lifestyle App Brings the Liquor To Your Door

Drizly, a growing mobile app connecting liquor stores to their customers, was inspired by the question, “Why isn’t alcohol delivered?”

Boasting over 3000 items in their online store and the only app of its kind to be recognized by state liquor authorities, Drizly is currently available in LA, NYC, Boston, Brooklyn, and Chicago.

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High Sierra Launches ‘#TakebackMondays’ To Engage With Younger Audience

June 11, 2014 5:00 am0 comments
High Sierra Launches ‘#TakebackMondays’ To Engage With Younger Audience

Mondays are difficult to handle, especially if your weekend has been full of play. If one were to take a cursory glance on Twitter on a Monday morning, most tweets will be around Monday morning blues.

Building on this insight for engaging with young adventure lovers, High Sierra has launched the #TakebackMondays campaign on social media.

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Maharashtra Government Wants To Regulate Social Media

June 10, 2014 4:16 am0 comments
Maharashtra Government Wants To Regulate Social Media

In a recent development reported by IE, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar Monday suggested banning social media only to retract his statement minutes later. He was speaking in the context of rising instances of violence in the state which has noticed communal tensions due to derogatory content posting on Facebook.

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Uber and Lyft Issued Cease and Desist By State of Virginia

June 6, 2014 5:30 am0 comments
Uber and Lyft Issued Cease and Desist By State of Virginia

Virginia DMV issued cease-and-desist letters to Uber and Lyft on June 5th, citing violation of Virginia passenger carry laws.

Neither Lyft nor Uber has stated directly whether or not they will cease service at this time.

The letters specifically note VA codes 46.2-2000.1 (rideshare law) and 46.2-1400 (taxi service law), but the exact definition of how Uber and Lyft fit in to Virgina’s vehicle laws is hazy.

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Likeable Local Raising $500k to Help Small Businesses with Social Media

May 27, 2014 5:00 am2 comments
Likeable Local Raising $500k to Help Small Businesses with Social Media

Dave Kerpen, Founder and CEO, is used to doing big things. After getting married to his wife Carrie Kerpen in a corporate sponsored wedding in front of thousands of fans in a baseball stadium, the power couple launched their own word of mouth agency at the urging of their corporate sponsors. […]

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California Bill Looking To Ban Retailers From Blocking Free Speech

May 22, 2014 5:00 am1 comment
California Bill Looking To Ban Retailers From Blocking Free Speech

Say you buy a new watch and that watch turns out to be worse than hauling around a sun dial as a time piece. So, naturally, you leave a review online about said crappy watch.

Well, in California, if you do that, you could potentially be sued by the retailer for defaming their product and reputation if you were presented with and signed a waiver nixing your right to leave negative feedback online.

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TechStars Chicago Announces Summer 2014 Class

May 21, 2014 11:20 am0 comments
TechStars Chicago Announces Summer 2014 Class

Made up of 10 startups, 6 of which were born in Chicago, the program will be hosted out of 1871, located in the Merchandise Mart downtown.
“The incoming class features a unique makeup. More than half of the companies are Chicago-based, which doubles the amount of local representation we had last year and is a testament to the power Techstars has to further establish a city like Chicago as a destination for tech startups,” Troy Henikoff, managing director of the Chicago division, wrote in the accelerator’s blog.

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Box Opens Office in Tokyo and Launches Localized Product for Japanese Businesses

May 20, 2014 10:45 am0 comments
Box Opens Office in Tokyo and Launches Localized Product for Japanese Businesses

Today, at its first-ever World Tour, Box has announced the opening of a new office in Tokyo as well as the debut of a new localized product for Japanese businesses of all sizes from enterprise to small businesses. “A revolution is taking place across the world as mobile and cloud technologies […]

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