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After building a $14 million company in 13 months, college party app Wigo is dead

The app became a sensation earlier this year by making college kids wait to use it and deploying several other smart tactics to make the app go viral, such as signing on user "ambassadors" at each school.<p>When it was 13 months old, Wigo raised $1.4 million at a valuation of $14 million from tech …

Startups

The 6 Key Components Of Writing A Business Plan

Having prepared a good business plan before starting your venture can often be the difference between startup success and failure. I am not saying you need a 50 page detailed report, as investors don’t typically have the time to read them anymore. But, it is more about taking the time to think …

Xiaomi Raises $1.1 Billion At $45 Billion Valuation

Xiaomi has already proven itself to be a major challenge to Apple and Samsung in China. Now it’s got a heftier war chest to ramp up that pressure even more. The price-cutting Chinese smartphone maker with razor thin margins has just confirmed it raised $1.1 billion in new funding at a remarkable …

Top 3 Entrepreneurship Lessons From Hedge Fund Billionaire Ray Dalio

I spent nine years at Bridgewater Associates in an executive role working closely with Ray Dalio. As a result whenever I meet fellow entrepreneurs at conferences, business meetings, or social events, they are curious to know about Bridgewater Associates and Ray Dalio. I get very poignant questions …

Your Definitive Guide To All The 'iPhone 6' Rumors

In the real world, everyone's speculating about the future of Beyonce and Jay-Z's marriage. In the tech world, everyone's wildly guessing about the future of the iPhone. We should all get a life.<p>However, if you, like us, have no plans for getting a life, then let's now indulge together in a …

Twitter’s latest transparency report: the struggle over national security requests

Twitter has published its latest transparency report, and in it we see the continual struggle tech companies face when it comes to the balancing act …

Snapchat VP Of Engineering Peter Magnusson Departs Startup After Just 6 Months

Snapchat’s VP of Engineering, Peter Magnusson, has left the company only six months after the L.A.-based startup was able to poach him away from Google. Magnusson was a particularly high-profile win for the ephemeral messaging app maker, as he had previously headed up Google’s App Engine, a …