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 [...]
European entrepreneurs have a reason to celebrate this weekend as Google is bringing its bank account across the pond....
In Nashville last week, LaunchTN gathered entrepreneurs from 10 states and over 70 investment firms for a shindig known...
No Heavy Lifting or Long Walk Back From the Store Required Drizly, a growing mobile app connecting liquor stores to...
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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. [...]Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.
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 [...]Read more ›
Rdio is now available for users in Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Greece, Croatia, Cyprus, Slovakia And Slovenia, increasing their demographic to 60 countries over the course of 4 years.
Earlier this year, Rdio also launched their Artists for Quality initiative in an effort to provide higher-quality music formats for their listeners.Read more ›
Niblitz is producing their third Everywhere Else conference this week in Memphis, Tennessee from April 30th to May 2nd.
Everywhere Else Tennessee is a conference for startups who exist everywhere else outside of the main-stage startup cities and helps foster more exposure, more networking, and more learning opportunities for entrepreneurs.Read more ›
Thirstie tags themselves as bringing convenience to the (legal aged) people by eliminating the arduous tasks of having to find a liquor store, waiting in an impossibly long line, and then having to lug your purchase(s) up three flights of stairs (or even one stair).Read more ›
With online usage declining and app usage on the rise, Google AdWords has relaunched their service to better accommodate these shifting statistics while also catering to SMB scaling.
Here’s an overview of the new features you’ll find in AdWords:Read more ›
Facebook’s ‘Nearby Friends’ Is More About Discovering Friends Than New People, Gets Its Location Sharing Right Though
In 2012 serendipitous discovery of people via apps was labelled as the next big thing in the Valley. You were expected to open your phone and up pops a list of potential new best friends. You walk to them, say hello and buy a drink to let the conversations happen. [...]Read more ›
Podio is Holding a Live Support Event on May 6th, 2014. Podio, the Copenhagen-based project management platform, is holding a live support event for new and existing customers. The event will be held online, but those in Denmark really benefit as they get to check out Podio’s offices, meet the team, [...]Read more ›
While Google is making news with the expansion of Google Computing infrastructure to startups within Asia Pacific, Cloud file storage provider, Dropbox, has announced its own with the opening of a new office in Australia. The Sydney office will be its fifth, the others in San Francisco (HQ), Dublin, Austin, and New [...]Read more ›
Citing the success of Google Cloud Platform built businesses such as Angry Birds (Rovio) and Snapchat, Google has announced plans to expand its infrastructure to support companies in Asia Pacific. In addition to the platform itself, the website and developer console will be available in Japanese and Traditional Chinese. Google [...]Read more ›
Two out of every three web servers have been potentially compromised by a flaw in the encryption software OpenSSL.
Since the news broke on April 7th, webmasters have been in a mass scramble to correct the issue, which potentially leaves personal data open to any inquisitive hackers.Read more ›